The German Accelerator Gift Guide: Ten Startups With Their Perfect Christmas Items to ‘Wow’ Your Friends and Family

The countdown to Christmas is on! We cannot wait for the yummy smell of Christmas cookies in the air, the houses to be beautifully decorated with bright, colorful lights, and the taste of delicious Gluehwein at German Christmas markets. Have you finished (or even started!?) your shopping for family, friends, and significant others yet? To make your holidays less stressful, we have collected a perfect variety of treasures from our German Accelerator portfolio companies that will be loved by your family and friends. Check out the gift guide (we finally even got the hardest person to shop for covered). Happy Gifting & Merry Christmas!

High-tech fitness shirts by Ambiotex (Silicon Valley Class 2015-2)

Ambiotex is exactly what your fitness-enthusiast family member or friend needs. Through ECG sensors, the high-tech fitness shirt monitors your vitals during your workout. Ambiotex is connected to a mobile app to track your daily stats to optimize exercise and improve performance. Also makes the perfect gift to kickoff the health-based resolutions for the New Year!

Black high-tech fitness shirt with ECG sensors made by Ambiotex

The ultimate quality leather bags for men by Buckle & Seam (New York Class 2019-4)

We know buying presents for men can be challenging! But luckily, Christmas is saved thanks to Buckle & Seam. The fashion startup offers the ultimate business and travel bags for men using premium leather and unique designs. Not only do the sleek designs come at a great price point, but for every purchase the company donates 3% to help foster female education in Pakistan. Best part: they are currently offering free engraving of initials to make the gift extra special!

Dark blue leather backpack with organizational pockets made by Buckle

Organic baby products by Das Boep (New York Class 2020-2)

Did someone you know recently have a baby? Das Boeb has the best organic products for both mom and baby. Their line of lotions, creams, and shampoos are made from all-natural, organic products and are great for keeping your skin silky smooth. What we love: Get one of their amazing travel kits for a variety of different products.

Christmas Gift Set by Das Boep that includes their travel-size baby lotion and shampoo (50ml), and a soft, cotton washcloth

Effective and affordable oral care by Happybrush (New York Class 2020-2)

Everyone brushes their teeth, or at least we sure hope they do. We suggest brushing with Happybrush! Happybrush is not just another toothbrush – it is efficient and easy to save your teeth from all the sugary Christmas treats. Try one of their affordable starter kits and you will be saying your teeth never felt cleaner.

Electric toothbrush starter kit with triple bristle brush head and toothpaste made by Happybrush

Camera lenses for smartphones by Lemuro (Silicon Valley JumpStart 2019)

Do you have this one friend who is obsessed with photography? Or a friend that is constantly trying to get the perfect picture for social media? Lemuro provides the best products for easy, on-the-go photos that are always Instagram worthy. Their sleek iPhone cases with attachable, interchangeable lenses are ideal for capturing better pictures while carrying less equipment.

Black leather iPhone photo case with attachable wide lens both made by Lemuro

Discover a new biking experience with Möve Bikes (Silicon Valley Class 2016-4)

Can’t wait for spring to get out on the open road? Möve Bikes are premium bicycles that can be individually adapted for your comfort. Their sustainable bikes have fast acceleration, less force expenditure, and a joint-gentle movement sequence. Book your test drive: Möve Bikes allows you to test the bike for 14 days before you buy it!

Light grey bike with classic diamond frame for men called the ‘Stuart Pro’ made by Möve Bikes

A relaxed Christmas thanks to Nordic Oil (New York Class 2019-2)

Nordic Oil creates high-quality CBD products that are lab tested to help you with physical or mental discomfort. CBD is entirely legal and safe for consumption, as it does not have the psychoactive effects of THC. (Always talk to a doctor before using it.)

50ml bottle ‘Full Spectrum CBD Oil’ by Nordic Oil with pipette

Feel safer with Restube (Silicon Valley Class 2016-4)

Summer feels far away, but it’s never too early to be well prepared for its serious dangers. Restube’s self-inflating flotational safety devices protect your loved ones when they go for a swim or surf. Probably the safest Christmas present you could gift!

Classic, inflatable safety tube for swimming and snorkeling made by Restube

Beautiful jewelry by Stilnest (New York Class 2016-4)

Having to buy a present for a fashion-forward person can be a little daunting. The pressure is on! You don’t want to disappoint, so you should check out the beautiful pieces of jewelry on Stilnest. Their unique, handcrafted jewelry will make everyone shine brighter than the Christmas tree.

Gold choker with charm called ‘Eye of Truth’ by Stilnest

Unforgettable Christmas adventures with Wildling (New York Class 2020-1 )

Wildling’s shoes bring you and your family back to nature! The design was made to protect your feet from cold winter days while allowing your feet to move naturally. The shoes are made from organic and flexible materials for comfort on your adventures wherever they lead you.

Grey, warm winter shoes called ‘Natter’ by Wilding