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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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."