Gift-giving season has arrived, but it’s not too late to get some thoughtful gifts if you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet. Here are six gifts for feminist friends and family (or even great items to add to your own wish list) that help to support and empower women!
For the fashion queen
One of the most stylish feminist gifts we’ve come across is this screen print boob turtleneck that’s ethically produced by clothing brand 323. Plus, five percent of all sales go to G.L.I.T.S. which is a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community on a global scale. A gift that’s fashionable, eco friendly, and gives back to a great cause? Talk about a win-win-win.
For the jewelry lover
Raven and Lily’s products help benefit marginalized women across the world in countries like Kenya, Cambodia, India, and even the USA. Clothing, jewelry, bags, and home goods are crafted by women employed by the company so they can have access to fair wages, health care, and education. Each pair of these earrings is unique (just like your jewelry wearing friend), and crafted from upcycled brass and amethysts by artisans living in Ethiopia.
For the bookworm
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s famous TEDx Talk “We Should All Be Feminists” can empower anyone (case in point: Beyoncé used Chimamanda’s speech on her album, Lemonade). The book form is not only pocket-sized and colorful, but it offers a unique perspective on 21st-century feminism. It’s the perfect gift for the book lover in your life, and by purchasing through Bookshop.org, you can make sure the full profit from your purchase goes to the local bookstore of your choosing.
For the outdoor runner, walker, or hiker
Whether your friend’s been logging miles outdoors for years, or recently took up jogging when their gym closed during the pandemic, investing in the right exercise gear is important. Enter The Wearsafe Tag, an app-connected device the user can activate to send live audio and location to preselected family and friends. With a rise in attention in recent years on the harassment women endure while running, this is especially helpful for athletes who hit the trail in the darker mornings and evenings of winter.
For mental health awareness
Michelle Hammer is a native New Yorker living with schizophrenia, so her fashion-forward line of tanks, tees, totes, and more benefit organizations throughout New York City that raise awareness for mental health and provide service for the mentally ill. Purchase the positive and proud items that feature the brand’s signature phrase: Don’t Be Paranoid, You Look Great.
For every other person on your list
If there are still some folks in your life who aren’t covered by the feminist gift ideas above, we’ve got you. LOLA launched our first ever Holiday Shop this year, with self-care essentials to suit anyone and everyone. Choose from CBD pleasure kits, “Happy Cramper” beanies, period essentials and more. Not only will your loved one find the gift useful, they’ll feel good about it too: every purchase supports #HappyPeriod, a nonprofit that provides menstrual products to underserved communities.