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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

Looking for unique holiday gift ideas?

If you're looking for truly unique gift ideas for the holidays, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center's startups have something for everyone and every situation: creative, sustainable, engaging. Check them out here!

Startup Christmas Gift 2021

We consulted the startups and companies supported by our various programs - Incubateur HEC Paris, HEC Challenge+, Master X-HEC Entrepreneurs, HEC Stand Up - to see if they had any ideas to make Christmas shopping easier.

Here is an overview of their offers, often in BtoC, sometimes in BtoB.

Barmen With Attitude 
Barmen With Attitude is an e-commerce platform specialised in bar material and glassware. The structure BWA is part of the Syndicat Cocktail Club group, one of the industry leaders of Parisian bars, also because of our two bars : Le Syndicat and La Commune, which are both recognised as top French bars !
The startup founded by students of the MSc X-HEC Entrepreneurs offers our readers a nice cocktail box to offer: A silver-colored bartender starter kit: 1 2-piece shaker, 1 mixing glass, 1 mixing spoon, 1 Jigger, 1 Pestle, 1 Strainer, 1 Strainer. 

Clarté Naturelle 
The brand of organic cosmetics, made in France, offers you in the approach of Christmas a promotion of 30% valid on all the organic cosmetic products present on its site, until 25/12/2021 midnight, with the promo code NOEL_HEC_2021. Founded by Justine Boffo (HEC Stand Up participant), the brand is committed since 2018 to a maximum of transparency, ingredients of organic and natural origin. Its cosmetics are composed of more than 98.8% of ingredients of natural origin and have up to 77.6% of ingredients of organic origin (the current minimum of ingredients of organic origin on our cosmetics being 30.9%).

Cuvée Privée
E-commerce brand that offers a new way to consume local products (wine, olive oil and beer), by adopting agricultural plots. Customers choose from a selection of exceptional producers, from whom they will receive all year long personalized products from a sustainable agriculture. With the code CPLOVESHEC, get a €10 discount on your order! Until 31/12/21.


Djihene Academy
Take part in a boxing session with a top athlete, awaken your potential and exceed your limits!

Honoré vous guide
"Honoré" offers guided pastry tasting tours in Paris to individuals, as well as customized offers to companies (workshops, pastry classes, tours).
Its founder Marion Thillou has created the concept of Pâtissologie®, which invites you to rediscover the art of tasting pastries in a different way. Trained as a chemical engineer, she has developed a methodical approach to enable everyone to see pastry from a new angle: that of the five senses, in the same way as a sommelier tastes wine.
Marion Thillou is also the author of the book "Comment j'ai dégusté mon gâteau" published by First, in which she combines theory and practice, but also shares the history of the classics of French pastry, unjustly ignored. A story accompanied by guided demonstrations, with 20 timeless recipes created for the occasion by Matthieu Dalmais, pastry chef at B.O.U.L.O.M.
New this year: Honoré is offering tasting boxes of artisanal pastries in Paris. With the code XMAS_HONORE, a book "How I tasted my cake" offered for a purchase of course until 31/12.

Organic cosmetics enriched with probiotics to make the skin naturally healthier, stronger and more beautiful. The products, all rated 100/100 on Yuka, are 100% natural, certified organic and formulated without any preservatives or allergens. Their mission? To rebalance your skin and restore its full health!    
With the code KREMEHEC20, get 20% off on the Krème Christmas store (Discovery box and Soi Paris kit). Offer reserved for the HEC Paris community until January 31, 2022. 


La Tortue Fait Maison 
Quality tutorials, kits, workshops and supplies for people who want to start or improve their macrame skills! La Tortue Fait Maison's kits include a downloadable tutorial and all the supplies you need to make your first macrame object, easily, from home.

L'Escale Royale
L'Escale Royale offers unusual and high-end nights thanks to its "floating suites" or "Houseboats". Dedicated to couples, the accommodation welcomes 2 people for a night of magic and total disorientation thanks to well-defined thematic decorations. As part of the Slow Tourism movement, L'Escale Royale encourages its guests to discover the areas in which its accommodation is located in terms of gastronomy, culture or simply aesthetics, with the natural beauty of the landscapes. Currently, L'Escale Royale has houseboats in Ile-de-France and on the French Riviera.
For Christmas, give the gift of an extraordinary experience! Purchase a gift card now to receive a free romantic decoration during your stay. Gift cards apply to room reservations and options.

Encourage the intergenerational link to value the knowledge of seniors. The box of memories allows you to offer collectively pieces of emotions to one of your loved ones. 10% discount until December 31st midnight with the promotion code Hec10%.

Create a unique piece of jewelry in a few minutes, thanks to a unique experience that has no equivalent in the world. Once the jewel is created, Nemmès brings it to life in three weeks, 100% in France, in a clean and responsible way. Handcrafted by the best French workshops, Nemmès jewelry is guaranteed for two years. 
Thanks to the Creation Box, offer her the creation experience so that she can enjoy creating and receiving her own jewel. From 69€ to 119€. Until 31/12/2021. HECBIJOU Promotion Code.


O Fur et à Mesure
Bulk grocery store offering food products, detergents, zero waste accessories... in order to get rid of single-use disposable packaging. The project was a finalist in the Créatrices d'Avenir 2018 competition, selected for the HEC Stand Up and Créo Révélateur de Talents support programs and finally selected for the Budget Participatif Ecologique de l'Ile de France. Store located at 18 rue Jean Longuet in Chatenay-Malabry. Offer of 20% on all items except L'atelier Fanfreluche and Hemeka. Not cumulative on current promotions, until December 31st included with the code HEC20.

Pop-Inn Paletas

Innovative food production structure. Our credo: naturally original. We produce and market two products:

  • Pop-Inn Paletas: 100% natural ice creams from Latin America made with fresh fruits and/or vegetables. Paletas are full-fruit sorbets, up to 80% of the sorbet, with a smooth and creamy texture even for vegan options. (They are not water ice!!).
  • Bubbles Pop: Stuffed waffles that surprise both by their appearance and taste, inspired by Korean street food. Bubbles pop are waffles in balls and sticks 100% natural. Like the paletas, they are handmade by us and calibrated to suit corporate events.

Renew your Christmas desserts with Pop-inn. For the holidays, we propose animations with our triporteur to taste our products. We also offer our products in packages of 6 and 12 for delivery. A duo offer is also possible. For 3 months, for HEC Paris partners, we will apply a promotion: STANDUPOP which will give a 10% discount

"Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25?" These are the kinds of seemingly trivial questions that PRIXM has fun answering as you read the Scriptures and their Christian or Jewish interpretations.

Sometimes we also venture to see how the Koran worked the biblical text. In short, take advantage of Christmas to cultivate yourself!!!"   FREE: reading our articles is just free.

Reflexe.Green - Ecological Awareness
Animation of an online climate mural for 5 to 8 people. A collective intelligence workshop to understand the climate emergency and how to remedy it. Promotion code ReflexeHEC.  

This is the site that allows you to find and book a spiritual retreat in an abbey or a monastery. Here is the opportunity to take a step back from life!

FREE - Book for free and give what you want at the end of your retreat.

Services Addict - Home Organiser
I help to de-clutter, tidy up and organize in order to regain well-being in the home. I optimize the spaces in order to fluidify the circulation in the rooms. For the end of the year celebrations, I offer a 1 hour remote coaching at the preferential rate of 50€ to advise you on the tidying and reorganization of your living room. Until 03/01/2022 Instagram : services_addict

Sloli    Brand of games and toys for children that are eco-responsible and 100% made in France.
Discover our Christmas offers: board games, wooden toys, books and activity books, for young and old!   


The world's 1st app, to cultivate 21st century skills from age 6. 1 month free subscription with the promotion code CHRISTMAS.

The first solidarity-based hotel reservation website. Winner of the Palmes du Tourisme Durable 2020, SOLIKEND is a new hotel booking website based on a unique solidarity concept. On SOLIKEND, the payment of your nights is 100% donated to the association of your choice. 
For Christmas, SOLIKEND proposes a gift card, allowing you to offer "solidarity nights". This card is easy to use on the SOLIKEND website and allows you to have a credit valid in all partner hotels. Thanks to its solidarity concept, 100% of the amount of the gift card is donated to the chosen association! Valid for 2 years on all offers - Can be used in one or several times.


Thalie is a pioneering brand of sustainable luxury, expressing minimalist, eco-designed Parisian chic: we create bold handbags for those who don't want to compromise on style and functionality, but understand the importance of not over-consuming while using available resources. Thalie's Sushi collection features bags produced from the industrial recycling of salmon skins from sushi restaurants in France. We also offer an innovative material as an alternative to leather made from cactus. Give a thalie bag for someone important to you this year. Discount code 50€ for any purchase over 300€ during 1 month with the code THALIE2021 .


Yugen Earthside 
We are a sustainable travel booking platform (like, but for eco-responsible travel).    
This gift guide highlights the best sustainable travel products this season for plastic-free travelers, urban travelers, women travelers, outdoor travelers and stocking stuffers. During the holidays, promo codes "YUGEN10 on Keepsie Kits through Dec. 20; YUGEN20 on Water-To-Go.


Business services, training, here are the services to make your life easier at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022!

Immersive, remote & cohort-based data bootcamps built with the best French startups (Doctolib, Ornikar, Aircall...).  We train all the professionals that want to do more with the data they use everyday. 
NB: all courses are in French. 150 euros off with the code EMILxHEC until 31/12/2021.

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