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CNBC - 9 must-have holiday gifts from the coolest start-ups

CNBC - 9 must-have holiday gifts from the coolest start-ups

For some on your holiday gift list, a tie and socks will do. For a special few, however, only the most elegant and noteworthy gifts are good enough.

Here are nine gifts for the hustler, the innovator, the contemplative creative. Not only are the products themselves great, but the entrepreneurial companies they come from are duly impressive.


8. Self Love Pinky Ring

The pinky ring in pink sapphire
Photo courtesy Fred + Far
The pinky ring in pink sapphire

Buy now: Limited Edition Pink Sapphire Self Love Pinky Ring
Price: $399

Melody Godfred was successful in almost every way, but she wasn't happy. "By the beginning of 2015, I had hit every milestone I had ever dreamed of: a great career, husband, kids, a home. And yet, I was lost, unhappy, and disconnected from my true, authentic self.... I desperately needed a bold, beautiful daily reminder to choose, honor and remember myself. So I created one," she says on her website.

Godfred didn't intend to start a business, but soon Fred + Far, was born to sell her pinkie rings. Within a year, the product was selling in more than 40 countries, Godfred says. Today, Godfred also sells rings, necklaces, note cards, pins, greeting cards and T-shirts. Prices for the pinkie rings range from $129 to $449.