Are you looking for cool and fun gifts for your favourite feminist this year? Whether it’s their birthday, a special occasion or ‘just because’, these gifts will make them know that you love and care about them!
In order to buy the perfect gift for a feminist (male or female) it’s first important that we understand what feminism is. In simple terms, a mainstream feminist advocates for equal rights for all. It’s not about hating men or not shaving your legs, and these beliefs are not singularly attributed to any age, gender or political stance.
The below presents are a combination of educational books, empowering apparel and fun accessories.
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The top presents for any feminist on their birthday:
- Women Don’t Owe You Pretty, Florence Given
- Smash the Patriarchy Mug
- Period Underwear
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Little Feminist Box of Magnets
- Feminist As F**k Novelty Glitter Snow Globe Ornament
- Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo
- Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) T-Shirt
- I DISSENT, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Badge
- Feminism Is My Second Favourite F-Word: Notebook
This debut book from Florence Given, who you can also follow on Instagram here, is the perfect book for anyone who is looking to feel more empowered and understand the social constructs which aren’t beneficial to women, LGBTQ+ and people from black and Ethnic Minorities.
The book is a combination of useful advice and empowering statements, my favourite being ‘Crumbs can’t feed me. I want the cake.’ (it’s the image on my phone lock screen!) Each page is beautifully decorated by the artist and writer, who also designed the merchandise for Rita Ora’s 2018 tour.
This fun mug is the perfect gift for anyone who might be having a tough time. Imagine going through a breakup and getting this through your door from your bestie! Even better, it’s a great birthday gift from a mother to a daughter or son – it’s a guaranteed conversation starter and a chance to connect with family.
If they’re a feminist already, chances are they take environmentalism seriously too. One of the easiest ways for anyone with a vagina to help the environment is to switch to sustainable period products. You could opt to get them some period underwear (perfect for night time protection), a moon cup or even re-usable applicators.
A great gift for any British feminist who wants to see the UK work towards equality for all, this Sunday Times Bestseller summarises the history of racism in the UK and the implications today. After the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, it’s more important than ever that white people educate themselves without asking for time and energy from the BAME community. And this book is the perfect place to start.
This incredibly fun and cute gift is a collection of cartoons of powerful women through history. What better to look at when you make your coffee in the morning than these magnets on your fridge!
Illustrated by Lydia Ortiz, these were originally designed to introduce children to less-recognised women in history, but I think they’re perfect for people of all ages.
6. Feminist As F**k Novelty Glitter Snow Globe Ornament
Gold, glittery and a bit sweary. What more do you want for Christmas or for your birthday?! This hilarious snow globe is the perfect ornament for any feminist’s apartment or bedroom. It’s sure to make them laugh and start an educational conversation with guests.
7. Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo
This non-fiction book is by far my favourite read of 2020. Before you buy, make sure your gift-ee hasn’t already read it, because I don’t know many people who haven’t!
Girl, Woman, Other is a collection of stunning, interwoven stories of race, identity and growth, all set in the UK. The book is as beautifully written as it is surprising.
This brilliant t-shirt celebrates The Notorious RBG, Ruth Bader Ginsberg who was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in 2020. A feminist icon to all, she was the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court and was a leading voice of gender equality and civil rights.
If you feel like a t-shirt isn’t their ‘thing’ (or if you’re not sure what their size is), get them this RBG badge or pin, which will look great on any jacket or bag.
Everyone loves stationary! This handy notebook is perfect for your favourite feminist writer, note-taker or poet. The fun cover is both hilarious and an absolute conversation starter.