I don’t think it is too much of a stretch to say that, overall, it’s been a pretty tough year for women. We don’t really need to get into every single bad thing, exactly (which can basically be summed up by the old adage, “men with money and influence generally do bad things”), but, chances are, you’re feeling the weight of the world a little more than you usually might. If this is the case for you, it’s probably time to put out some good energy into the universe and show the women and girls in your life that you care about them by getting them some feminism-oriented gifts.
Obviously, buying a t-shirt that says “girl power” or a tube of Elisabeth Moss-endorsed lipstick with a sassy name that donates a tiny fraction of its proceeds to charity isn’t going to put an end to the various detriments to society–misogyny, sexual abuse, the gender wage gap, etc–that disproportionately affect women. Still, if you’re giving or getting gifts anyway, it can be nice to get ones that reflect the values that you care about. So, check out these gifts that are perfect for any feminist:
1. This boob bath mat:
Buy this for $60 from Otherwild
Fun and a little cheeky! Or, maybe, nipple-y.
2. This cuff:
Buy this for $18 from Etsy
The mantra, tbh.
3. A vibrator:
Buy this for $105 from Bulletin
Sure, this is a pretty, uh, personal gift, so you should only give it to someone you’re close with. But sexual agency and fulfillment is important,so, in many ways, this is the best gift to give and get.
4. This inspiring poster:
Buy this for $18 from Etsy
This poster has Angela Davis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Shirley Chisolm, and many more on it–everyone, basically, that you’ll need to look at when you need a little inspiration.
5. This feminist mug:
Buy this for $15 from Etsy
Just in case some people, like, forgot what you’re all about.
6. A Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundum pin:
Buy this for $10 from Etsy
If you watched The Handmaid’s Tale–or even if you didn’t–you’ll probably want this pin inspired by the book and show, which translates to “don’t let the bastards get you down.” Good advice!
7. A hopeful t-shirt:
Buy this for $29.99 from Bulletin
8. This t-shirt:
Buy this for $34 from Bulletin
Wear this to the gym, to class, around the town, whatever. It’s a good message!
9. This jacket:
Buy this for $125 from the Nylon Store
Another good message.
10. This t-shirt:
Buy this for $12.99 from Etsy
Just one more good message!
11. This Maxine Waters pin:
Buy this for $9 from Bulletin
Inspired by this iconic moment.
12. This birth control tee:
Buy this for $35 from Lenny Shop
Access to birth control is important! To emphasize how important it is, just wear it across your chest.
13. This underwear:
Buy these for $25 from It’s Me And You
Not only does this underwear say “feminist” on the butt, it’s made of 100% cotton, which means that it won’t suffocate your vagina.
14. This bracelet:
Buy this for $35 from Motif
Just to serve as a reminder to yourself.
15. This book:
Buy this for $6.39 from Amazon
Because, you know, it’s true. We should all be feminists!