Bolt Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Wheww 2020 amirite? Well, we’re finally in the homestretch and starting to feel the holiday spirit here at Bolt. Yes, that *is* apple cider you smell.

If you’re looking for gift ideas for your loved ones, we’ve got some great suggestions from Bolt portfolio companies.


For the fitness fanatic

Tonal – The Smartest Home Gym

Full body strength-building equipment and an intelligent personal trainer all in the comfort of your own home. The automatic spotter mode is totally magic.

Omius Headband

Cooling headband used in competition by world class triathlon teams. Ultralight material that boosts evaporation by increasing your head skin surface area by 5x.

For the wellness lover

Core – Meditation Trainer

A personal meditation trainer that uses dynamic vibrations, synced with expert-led classes, to help you stay present for a deeper practice. đź”®


Droplette is transforming skin care regimens by turning serums into fast-moving micro-mists. Absorption is 20x deeper than topicals.

Emme – Smart Pill Case

The first smart case that automatically senses and records your birth control pill to keep you on track. Miss fewer and feel better.

For the family foodie

Wildgrain – Bread Box

The first-ever, bake-from-frozen subscription box for clean carbs: sourdough breads, fresh pastas, and artisanal pastries. So so tasty.

Spark – Precision charcoal grilling

The ease of gas with the flavor of charcoal…and control you can’t get anywhere else. This is the year to step up your home cooking game.

For the little ones

Pair Eyewear

Customizable prescription glasses and shades your kids will love. Check out the collabs with Marvel, Harry Potter, and the NBA.

For the fur babies

Fi – Series 2 Smart Dog Collar

Track your dog anytime, anywhere. Rest easy with the pupper off-leash and share walk routes with other dog parents.

Maev – A raw food diet for your dog

Wellness for dogs & their humans. You’ll wag tails with their vitamin-enriched, raw, freeze dried dog food and vitamin bars.

For the socially-distanced dater

Flare Safety Jewelry

A graceful out from an iffy situation is just a button press away. Flare makes a Bluetooth-compatible bracelet that lets you quickly and discreetly send out an SOS or get a fake phone call without reaching for your phone.

For the craftsperson

Brunt – Modern workwear brand

Amazing work boots at an amazing price. Brunt boots were designed by workers with the best available materials and technologies in mind.

Vention – The manufacturing automation platform for everyone

Ok so machine automation isn’t exactly a classic holiday gift category, but if you’ve got an engineer in the family with an ambitious home project and you’re feeling especially generous, set them loose on a design!


Tyler is a Partner at Bolt investing in pre-seed companies at the intersection of the physical and digital world. You can find him on LinkedIn, on Twitter, and over at the Teardown Library

Bolt invests at the intersection of the digital and physical world.