Serena Williams Debuts DoorDash Collaboration and Shares Her Gift-Giving Tips
Just when we thought Serena Williams couldn't possibly expand any more on her GOAT status, the tennis superstar and business mogul debuted an exclusive partnership that proved she's not only a world-class athlete but also an ace gift giver. Williams recently teamed up with DoorDash to design an exclusive gift-wrap bundle complete with wrapping paper, gift tags, and bows. The limited-edition gift wrap is extra special in that it features designs inspired by the athlete's own life, passions, and even gifting obsessions — including everything from a game controller to Williams's favorite foods (like MoonPies, tacos, and beer — a woman truly after our own hearts!) and even a nod to her pet Yorkie, Chip.
In terms of the design strategy that went into bringing this product to life, Williams explained: "The items I chose to feature are a few of my very favorite things — and everything is shoppable through DoorDash. I play video games with my daughter, so a controller was a must. The nail polish and mascara are a nod to always keeping things stylish and sophisticated. And who wouldn't put their own dog on everything if they could?"
The collaboration is part of DoorDash's efforts to uplift communities through accessibility, allowing anyone to be a gift-giving champion. The exclusive product partnership is also helping to serve up some major gifting inspiration, with Williams saying that when it comes to finding the perfect present, for her, it's all about conveying "gratitude" and making the "recipient feel special," explaining: "It can be something as simple as flowers, or something special that caught my eye and reminds me of them. Taking the time to show someone you were thinking of them no matter how big or small, I think goes a long way."
While the Serena Williams x DoorDash Wrap Pack Drop is already sold out, DoorDash also put together an exclusive GOAT gift guide with a few highlighted products that are worth shopping this gifting season — all inspired by designs on Williams's stylish wrapping paper and available to shop through select retailers on DoorDash. Browse through products from the exclusive guide ahead.
A Practical Gift: DoorDash DashPass Membership
Heading into the holiday season, DoorDash will be offering exclusive discounts on its coveted DoorDash DashPass Membership ($10/month), which gives users access to more deals and perks — including options to shop future drops like the brand's latest one with Williams. Memberships are $10 per month, and those signed up can expect to see more holiday-focused sales and deals beginning Dec. 1.
A Tennis Skirt: Nike Victory Tennis Skort
It simply wouldn't be a Serena Williams-inspired gift guide without a few nods to tennis, now would it? This light-pink Nike Victory Tennis Skort ($20, originally $50) features a soft, elastic waistband for added comfort. Whether you're an athletic pro or an amateur on the court, this style is an essential.
A Hair Essential: Pattern Styling Cream
Help your curls stay defined and moisturized all throughout the holiday season with this Pattern Styling Cream ($25). The oil-rich cream is the best tool to use when trying to perfect twist-outs, bantu knots, and even braid-outs. Plus, it's a top-rated product from Pattern Beauty (aka the hair-care line from Tracee Ellis Ross), and that makes us love it even more!
A Sporty Splurge: Wilson Blade 98 V7 Tennis Racquet
Prove you're an ace gift giver and tennis superstar both on and off the court with this Wilson Blade 98 V7 Tennis Racquet ($219). The product features a durable graphite and basalt composition, as well as a top Grip Taper detailing for better control when you swing.
A Top-Rated Kitchen Tool: KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
If you're anticipating a busy season spent in the kitchen this winter, you'll definitely appreciate having this KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer ($279) in your stock of baking tools. The top-rated appliance comes in a variety of colors (though we're biased to the minty teal hue) and also boasts 10 different speed settings.
A Beauty Must Have: Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara
Take your lash game to a whole new level this holiday season with the Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara ($27). The mascara's design is actually inspired by hair rollers, so it works to hook and gently roll out your lashes, giving users the look of longer, fuller, and more voluminous eyelashes.
For Your Pets: Chance & Friends Holiday "Enchant" Plush Betta Fish
When you set out to make your holiday shopping list this season, don't forget about your sweet pets! There are so many great pet toys to stock up on that will provide endless fun for cats and dogs alike — just like this Chance & Friends Holiday "Enchant" Plush Betta Fish ($5).
For the Gamer: Monster Mission V1 Gaming Headset
Whether you are a self-proclaimed gamer or know someone who loves playing their fair share of video games, this Monster Mission V1 Gaming Headset ($30) is an essential. The tool delivers an authentic, surround-sound quality and comfort that's so good, you'll feel more immersed in your video game than ever before!
A Sweet Treat: Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles
These Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles ($18) will make the perfect stocking stuffers. The sweet treat could also double as a great snack to throw in your bag and enjoy while you're on the go, because holiday shopping can be exhausting and chocolate is always a great pick-me-up!