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22 Feminist Gifts for the Powerful Women In Your Life

Gifts that celebrate freedom, equality and strength for the powerful women in your life.

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Morgan McMullen

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. If you want to avoid gifting clichés and are on the hunt for something truly special, we can help. 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.

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A Pair of Earrings
Baroque Hoops
Purpose Jewelry purposejewelry.org
$57.00

Not only are these gold-plated baroque hoops beautiful, but they're also handcrafted by artisans who have escaped human trafficking. 100 percent of purchases go toward the brand's nonprofit, International Sanctuary, to provide each artisan with fair wages, education, and holistic care. 

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A Vote T-Shirt
Vote Graphic Tomboy Tee
Madewell madewell.com
$39.50

This t-shirt is more than just a perfectly boxy everyday top. From June 18 to November 3, Madewell will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from this top to the ACLU.

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A Book Celebrating Women
'ICONS' Book
Chronicle Books nordstrom.com
$24.95

Filled with stunning illustrations by artist Monica Ahanonu, this  book celebrates 50 of the most iconic women in the fields of politics, pop culture, human rights, and more. From Diana Ross (featured on the cover) to Yayoi Kusama to Michelle Obama to Dolly Parton, this eye candy coffee table book will inspire you.

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A Face Mask
Clean Greens Anti-Pollution Face Mask
GOLDE goop.com
$34.00

Self-care is a privilege. Spoil your friend with a mask from GOLDE, a black-owned and female-founded brand. This brightening mask is described as "a green juice for your skin." 

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A Key Ring
Hibiscus Keychain Key Ring
MyFilibo etsy.com
$29.51

Gift the phenomenal woman (or women) in your life this hibiscus key ring. Every time she takes it out of her bag or pocket, she'll be greeted with the vibrant display of florals and they'll make her smile.

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A Hydrating Serum
Borage Ginseng Active Serum
Redoux NYC redoux.nyc
$30.00

Founded by 25-year-old Asia Grant, Redoux NYC is a beauty brand that's steadily building a cult following. Support small business and treat a powerful woman in your life who does it all to the brand's Borage Ginseng Active Serum, a lightweight face oil that hydrates exhausted skin. Ingredients include moringa oil, ginseng extract, borage seed oil, and squalane oil. 

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A Charitable Necklace
RESIST Necklace
Eriness eriness.com
$425.00

Here, a timeless statement piece that makes an impact in fighting against hate. One hundred percent of the profits from this empowering 14k gold necklace go towards Black Lives Matter. 

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A Statement Shirt
Equality Ain't Exclusive T-shirt
Brownie Points Company etsy.com
$38.00

Amen to this statement. Here, a shirt with a powerful reminder from a Silver Lake-based Etsy shop that also makes some seriously cool posters worth checking out. 

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A Tea Pot
Suffragette City Tea Pot
Plinth wolfandbadger.com
$113.00

This beautiful porcelain tea pot was created in a collaboration between British brand Plinth, artist Gillian Wearing, fashion designer Bella Freud, and the mayor of London. The tea pot honors suffragette activist Millicent Fawcett and the 100th anniversary of women securing voting rights in the U.K. 

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A Notebook
CEO Mindset Notebook
Copper and Brass Paper etsy.com
$7.00

Cross and Brass Paper's Etsy shop is full of notebooks with empowering affirmations. It's hard to pick a favorite, but we love this "CEO Mindset" one for the instant confidence boost. 

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A Mesh Bag
SVNR x PETIT KOURAJ Kokoye Tote
SVNR garmentory.com
$125.00

Fashion can be a vehicle for inspiring confidence. If you're looking for a chic accessory from a female-founded label, this handmade tote is the result of a collaboration between two epically cool brands: SVNR and Petit Kouraj. Named for a beach in Haiti (where Petit Kouraj founder Nasrin Jean-Baptiste's parents are from), this bag is certain to be a cherished keepsake. 

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An Art Print
Black Girl Wall Art
TheEverydayPrintCo etsy.com
$43.00

This Etsy shop specializes in modern Afro wall art and prints. Gift your BFF this print (have it framed to save her the extra step) to celebrate your special bond and also support a black-owned small business while you're at it. 

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A Beanie
Time's Up Beanie
TIME'S UP
$20.00

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.

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An Erotica Feminist Book
'New Erotica for Feminists' Book
Plume
$8.99

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. 

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A Feminist Icon Print Set
Set of Minimalist Prints
TheFilmArtist Etsy
$150.00

Gift her a set of four minimalist prints depicting feminist icons that you can custom select when placing your order. Peruse through the 1,600+ five-star reviews boasted by this Etsy vendor where you can see the impactful splash of design they bring.

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A Sweater
Love La Femme Crewneck Wool Sweater
Bella Freud Neiman Marcus
$135.80

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. 

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A Feminist Book
'We Should All Be Feminists' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Anchor Books Amazon
$7.95

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.

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A Puzzle
Nevertheless She Persisted Puzzle
Uncommon Goods UncommonGoods
$18.00

Spend a Friday night in with this "Nevertheless She Persisted" puzzle piecing together inspirational quotes from some of history's most empowering women. We spot Gloria Steinem, Amelia Earhart, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. 

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An Autobiography
Michelle Obama's 'Becoming'
Crown Publishing Group Amazon
$32.50
$11.89 (63% off)

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

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A Pin
Beyoncé "Get Information" Pin
GRLTRBL Etsy
$10.00

Have you seen a more perfect addition to a jean jacket than this "Get Information" pin? 

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A Feel-Good Calendar
Women Are Some Kind of Magic 2020 Wall Calendar
Andrews McMeel Publishing Amazon
$14.99

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." 

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A Swimsuit
A Bustier One-Piece
Chromat
$178.00

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.

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