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Feminist Gift Ideas For Your Patriarchy-Smashing BFFs

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by Toni Brannagan | 12/13/2018

The holiday season is upon us — have you crossed off gifts for everyone on your list yet?

I know, holiday shopping can def be stressful, but who doesn’t love browsing through cute feminist swag? I’ve rounded up a few picks from some kickass brands (please take this as a hint if you know me IRL, thxxxxx!) … because blowing your last paycheck on gifts is a teeny bit better when you know your money’s going to a good place, isn’t it?

From *themed* candles to another *themed* candle (yo, who doesn’t love candles??), to lipstick—and yes I snuck a book in here too—there’s a perfect gift for every one of your fab feminist friends.

1. RBG’s Dissent Collar Earrings

Did you know that Ruth Bader Ginsberg wears specific collars in court for different decisions? We stan a fashion icon.

Dissent Pins turned her most famous lewk, the one she wears when she dissents from a decision being handed down from the Supreme Court, into not just these earrings, but also pins, necklaces, cufflinks, and more.

50% of their profits on their Notorious RBG-themed jewelry are split between The Bronx Freedom Fund, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Looking good and doing good — yes please.

2. A subscription to Bitch Media

Support an *amazing* publication — and give your friend the gift of up to 3 years of contemporary feminist discourse. (It’s more fun than I made that sound, I promise!)

Their Winter 2019 issue, which your giftee would get first, is based all around *pleasure*, and we all deserve a li’l more pleasure in our lives, don’t we?

3. A Period Candle (Yup)

Um, how could I not include this? Before you get any other ideas, On Our Moon’s The Ritual is made with 100% coconut wax and its scent is a blend of sandalwood, tobacco, rose and patchouli. Mmmm.

On Our Moon describes their candle as “intended to encourage a reconnection to the power of your cycles,” and to help you slow down and reflect, whether you’re ~on your moon~ or not.

4. Becoming by Michelle Obama

As a surprise to absolutely no one, the former First Lady’s first memoir was an *instant* best-seller. I may have cried three times while reading it, it’s fine.

It’s a perfect gift — not only is her writing hella inspiring, but Becoming also delivers the nostalgia of pre-2016 times. A holiday miracle!

5. A matte liquid lippie in the shade, “F*ck Kavanaugh"

Everyone knows how difficult it is to find the perfect shade of red lipstick, but this might be it! (Bonus: It’s also vegan!)

50% of their earnings on F*ck Kavanaugh lipsticks also go to anti-assault organizations. If you purchase their products, you also get the opportunity to vote on which organization your money will go to.

6. GRL PWR period undies

In collaboration with our friends over at Girls Inc., we created a super-cute, *limited edition* style of our Sport underwear.

Until supplies last, we’ll be giving $5 from every pair sold to help Girls Inc. continue to inspire girls everywhere to be strong, smart, and bold.

7. Wild Feminist Icon Candles

More candles!! (Seriously, how can you go wrong with a candle?) Wildfang’s candles each feature a fab feminist icon illustrated by the brand’s founder herself. The scent is santal noir, which, not gonna lie, I had to Google — it’s fancy sandalwood. Lit.

8. This period-proud crop top

A cute crop for a great cause — 30% of net proceeds benefit the young activists at PERIOD, the largest youth-run organization in the world. (And you already know how much we love PERIOD!)

9. A Charity Pot by Lush

Lush’s *infamous* Charity Pot is now even better — they’ve gone package-free!

Besides being a straight-up bomb lotion, 100% of your purchase will go towards charities devoted to human and animal rights and environmental conversation.

What ideas do you guys have for your fave feminists in your lives? Do you have any more candle suggestions for me?? Share in the comments!

Toni Brannagan is a writer and was the former Copy and Content Manager at Thinx.

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