There are brands who talk about empowering women to feed into the timely narrative, and then there are brands who are actually doing it by providing inclusive sizing and a genuine understanding of women's everyday lives. Sometimes it's hard to discover the ones in the latter group, especially when the first item that pops up when Googling "feminist gifts" is that "The Future Is Female" t-shirt everyone and their mother owns. Here, we rounded up the perfect gifts for the badass women in your life that speak to everything feminism stands for—equality, empowerment, and freedom—from brands that are doing it right.
Keep them cozy and support an important cause. All proceeds from this TIME’S UP beanie will support the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund and the organization’s mission to make every workplace safe, fair, and dignified.
Chromat's inclusivity is visible on its runways. It feels good to support a brand who makes it their mission to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes on a daily basis. Plus, this red bustier one-piece is just really fire.
This satirical book should come with a will-make-you-cackle-in-public warning. The boundary-pushing coffee table fixture imagines a world where all erotica is written by feminists. The scenarios are hilarious and galvanizing.
She doesn't need (nor want) a necklace that reads "HOPE" or "STRENGTH." Instead, give her a necklace from female-founded brand Bing Bang jewelry that she can wear everyday to embrace the fact that she isn't afraid to share her opinions.
For every Marie Mae product purchased, the Marie Mae Business School provides an hour of classes and training for female entrepreneurs in places such as Rwanda.
Harper Wilde, $50
10 percent of the proceeds from this super comfy bra (we’re talking over 600 five-star reviews) are donated to Girls Inc. to provide mentorship and educational programming. The embroidered message that reads, “Know Your Worth” will be a confidence-booster whenever she wears it.
Gift her a set of four minimalist prints depicting feminist icons that you can custom select when placing your order. Peruse through the 1,200 five-star reviews boasted by this Etsy vendor where you can see the impactful splash of design they bring.
This porcelain milk jug honors suffragette activist Millicent Fawcett and the 100th anniversary of women securing voting rights in the U.K.
This timeless wardrobe staple from female-founded fashion label Bella Freud features a très chic message and a fit that compliments figures flat, curvy, and everywhere in between.
Fashion can be a vehicle for inspiring confidence. If you’re looking for a chic accessory by a female-founded label, consider Danse Lente. Born out of designer designer Youngwon Kim’s love for architecture, Danse Lente bags are sleek and well-suited for the modern woman on-the-go. Here, the Phoebe Bis shoulder bag (currently on sale!).
Keep a copy of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists close to you. Then give it to all of your male friends.
If she's an SNL fan, encourage your friend to indulge in a little self-care and light up this candle with feminist icons Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Without resilience, we wouldn't be able to fight the hate and misogyny women experience on a daily basis. This card case is a reminder of that.
Before we are feminists, we are humans. For each 100% Human product sold, like this cute cotton tee, Everlane will donate $5 to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Gloria Steinem, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Spend a Friday night in with this "Nevertheless She Persisted" puzzle piecing together inspirational quotes from some of history's most empowering women.
In her stunning memoir, Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama leads by example in owning your power no matter who you are or where you came from. See what Marie Claire's online book club, #ReadWithMC, thought of the memoir here.
Have you seen a more perfect addition to a jean jacket than this "Get Information" pin?
Amanda Lovelace, a champion of feminism through her brilliant works of poetry, created a 2020 "Women Are Some Kind of Magic" calendar with necessary reminders like, "Repeat after me: You owe no one your forgiveness."
Incase they needed another reminder that it's our bodies and we can do what we want with them. Eyes up here, folks.
If she takes her laptop with her everywhere, she might as well add a little message of resistance on it with these super affordable girl power stickers.
When you want to get the message across a little differently, Eileen Fisher's "The Future Is Female" morse code t-shirt gets the job done.
After equal pay and the freedom to choose, that's all it really comes down to, right?
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