35 Fiercely Feminist Gifts Starting at $6

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Shopping for a gift for the feminist in your life? What better way to celebrate that woman in your life than to spread the feminist spirit, champion female artisans or support women and girls around the globe?
For those of you shopping for the woman who genuinely wants to give back to other women, we’ve done the homework for you. These 35 fiercely feminist ideas make for not only generous gifts for the recipient, but also for the women who these brands pledge to support.

1. Phenomenal Woman Tee ($35)

This basic tee is inspired by renowned feminist Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman poem. Better yet, the funds that are raised from this shirt will benefit feminist organizations such as Emerge America, EMILY's List, Essie Justice Group, Girls Who Code, NARAL, Planned Parenthood and The United State of Women.

2. Girl Power Sweatshirt ($56)

This oversized sweatshirt is perfect for cozying up on chilly days with a bit of feminist flair. 

3. Female Venus Symbol Hat ($25)

Give the gift of a feminist hat. This simple baseball cap says a lot with just a little detail.

4. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ($6)

We Should All Be Feminists is a book-long essay by the revered Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It was first published in 2014 by Fourth Estate with the intent to define feminism for the 21st century.

5. The Art of Feminism Book ($45)

In her book, The Art of Feminism, Helena Rackitt documents the many ways in which feminists have shaped visual arts and media throughout history. The book includes more than 350 works of art across a multitude of forms from 1857 to 2017.

6. Badass Babes Candles ($11)

Spread feminist vibes with some candles picturing famous feminists.

7. Nevertheless, She Persisted Puzzle ($18)

This 85%-recycled-paper puzzle is made up of 1,000-pieces that, together, create a powerful collage: 24 of the most empowering, game-changing women in history. Think: Everyone from Amelia Earhart to Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

8. Morse Code "The Future is Female" Tee ($88)

Here's a simple Morse code reminder that the future is female... on a tee.

9. Empowered Women Empower Women Feminist Mug ($18)

Empower the feminist in your life with an "empowered women empower women" mug from which to drink her coffee to slay the day.

10. Handpainted "Persist" Denim Jacket ($150)

This "persist" denim jacket is beautifully handpainted, which means there's not a single other one just like it!

11. Vulva Socks ($19)

Who doesn't need a pair of vulva socks with all sorts of diverse vaginas?

12. Boob Socks ($19)

Likewise, who doesn't need a pair of boob socks with all shapes and sizes?

13. Feminist Cheers Wine Glass ($15)

Say cheers to knowing, raising and being feminists with this wine glass.

14. Gold Destiny Hoop Earrings ($75)

The Same Sky Foundation creates employment opportunities for women experiencing poverty with collectives in both Rwanda and the United States, working with a gamut of women including HIV-positive survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide (who earn 15 to 20 times more than the average wage in Sub-Saharan Africa through Same Sky) and previously incarcerated women in New Jersey. All of the brand’s proceeds are reinvested to train and employ more women. Your purchase of these earrings, in particular, provides a Rwandan artisan and her family with a month of clean water.

15. YLLO Beauty Turmeric Skincare Kit ($60)

This skincare kit includes all four of YLLO Beauty’s turmeric-based products, which reduce blemishes and redness, lighten facial hair, fade scarring and even out skin tones. The products are all inspired by naturally healing and nourishing Indian traditions. To give back, YLLO Beauty donates 10 percent of all profits to Girls Not Brides member organizations around the world. This means that every purchase empowers girls to develop vocational training, educates communities about the adverse effects of child marriage and convinces governments to change legislation in order to raise the minimum legal age to be married. In India, alone, it’s estimated that 47 percent of girls are married before they even turn 18 years old.

16. Ashram Window Cuff ($36)

This statement cuff (inspired by the arches and windows of Indian architecture) boasts art deco scallops and bone tiles that are handmade in Old Delhi, India. Your purchase of it provides safe and sustainable work for over 80 families.

17. Banana Leaf Chain Necklace ($115)

The Brave Collection launched in 2012 by Jessica Hendricks Yee, an alum of Forbes’ “30 Under 30." It provides jobs to Cambodian artisans, and 10 percent of the profits are donated to fight human trafficking. The Brave Collection also partners with programs that empower vulnerable Cambodian girls. This banana leaf necklace was inspired by the tropical wonder of Cambodia and handmade by a local artisan there. It's hand-dipped in 14k gold. 

18. Linea Ring ($68)

Soko's Linea ring was handcrafted in brass by artisans in Kenya who used traditional techniques. Through Soko, these women are given access to a global marketplace. Soko's supply chain innovation uses mobile phone technology to connect independent artisan entrepreneurs to Soko in an ethical and transparent 'virtual factory,' so they can sell their creations directly to online customers without middlemen. This puts the money directly in their hands.

19. Harmony Convertible Bag ($298)

Hiptipico's Harmony Convertible Bag is artisanally made with top-grain leather and authentic wool Maya carpets in Momostenango, Guatemala. Hiptipico partners directly with rural sheep farmers. This specific bag was then crafted by the brand's artisan partner Don Vicente and Ofelia in a small home workshop. It features textile treasures from indigenous villages all around Guatemala as part of the Zero Waste Collection.

20. Jasmine Ceramic Candle ($48)

This candle is part of a special collaboration of two of artisan partner groups. The ceramic vessels are made and hand-painted in Tunisia by Le Souk Ceramique (founded in 1997 to preserve traditional Tunisian artisanship and curb widespread poverty and the 15% unemployment rate in Tunisia) and White Field Farm (founded in 2014 to provide training and employment to vulnerable female survivors of abuse, with a special emphasis on survivors of human trafficking).

21. Frida Kahlo Candles ($16)

Honor one of the world's greatest artists with these Frida Kahlo candles, which are handmade with a centuries-old technique of pouring hot layers of natural paraffin wax over wicks that hang from a wheel.

22. Akazi Woven Bowls ($22)

Local + Lejos Collection Akazi Bowls are hand-woven by Rwandan artisans who spend upwards of three days weaving them. The brand's vision: "To participate in local initiatives for the development of Rwandan communities, working towards physical and spiritual wholeness for all."

23. Slender Serving Spoon Set ($58)

Proverbs 31 describes a woman providing and caring for her family. That's where 31 Bits got its name. The “Bits” bit comes from the brand’s original, bestselling jewelry that uses beads created out of “bits” of paper. And, today, the brand makes a whole lot more — like this three-piece spoon set, handmade out of brass by artisans in Bali. Each have sayings at the bottom, too: "Eat Your Greens," "More Please" and "Dessert First."

24. Cut Gem Ring ($18)

Mata Traders partners with Fair Trade cooperatives to solve poverty and provide healthcare, paid maternity leave, retirement pensions and daycare services for women in India and Nepal. This brass and resin ring was handcrafted in India.

25. Veena Deep V-Back Caftan ($245)

Pondichérie founder Devon Fisher's resort-wear line employs female artisans in India in partnership with a local women's empowerment organization. This one-size, maxi-length Veena Deep V-Back caftan is named after Veena, one of the weavers who crafts the textiles used in Pondichérie pieces. 

26. Carryall Cosmetic Bag in Oiled Olive ($60)

Sseko is a Uganda-based brand that produces shoes, handbags and accessories. And this Aida Tote in Black & Caramel is handcrafted in Ethiopia from pebbled black leather and contrasting caramel oil-tanned leather. It’s a two-tone tote for which any woman would find a use — and feel good knowing that they’re contributing to the fair wages and college tuitions of women in East Africa. To date, Sseko has helped 87 women go to college, and every woman who has graduated from Sseko has gone on to pursue higher education. But that’s not all; through the Sseko Fellows Program, Sseko also provides resources for women across the United States to sell Sseko products and launch their own social enterprises. They’re paired one-to-one with a woman in Uganda and her sales directly contribute to earning an additional scholarship for her Sole Sister.

Gorgeous and functional, this makeup bag in Oiled Olive is a stunning way to store your favorite day to day products. Designed to fit just the right amount of everyday essentials, this lined cosmetic bag is sturdy and built to last. 

  • 7" (H) x 9 ½" (W) x 5" (D)

  • Fully lined interior with a metal zipper closure

  • Made from oiled leather

  • Made in Uganda - learn more 

27. Addis Slim Wallet ($88)

This fig vegetable-tanned leather wallet was hand-cut by partners in Ethiopia. Each purchase helps to empower 1,500 artisan women with fair wages and access to healthcare and education. That's because Raven + Lily partners with artisan groups in Ethiopia, Kenya, Haiti, Cambodia and more to break the cycle of poverty for women. For example, every purchase funds microloans to female entrepreneurs.

28. Orenda Handbag ($120)

Songa Designs is a jewelry and lifestyle brand that helps empower women in Rwanda and around the globe. Each piece in the Songa collection is hand-crafted by a skilled artisan in Rwanda and made from local, eco-friendly materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. These artisans are able to use their wages to afford health insurance, buy land or send their children to school for the first time. So grab a handbag like this one — they're all truly unique, as each handbag takes artisans three days to create.

29. Venus Heel ($348)

VEERAH calls itself the “responsible heel” because of its VEERAH Warriors 1-10-100 Battle Plan. One percent of VEERAH’s profits are donated to social impact causes, 10 paid hours per month are given to employees to volunteer or take self-improvement courses and, for every 100 customer interviews, a girl receives a one-year scholarship to school through She’s the First. So go ahead and grab a pair like these Venus sandals made with cruelty-free uppers (aka sustainably recycled plastic bottles).

30. Adam Virtumatte Lipstick ($32)

Fempower Beauty is the first-ever activist beauty brand that radically reclaims traditionally misogynistic, heteronormative historical narratives. The brand even allows customers to purchase lipsticks as gifts for femme refugees, in partnership with Dignity Not Dispair. This Adam lipstick is touted as "a symbol of strength, civil rights and self-love."

31. Satirical Retro Homemaker Stone Coaster Set ($35)

These satirical retro homemaker stone coasters will give the feminist in your life a good laugh — especially when she's putting down her coffee before she "does the things." 

32. Product of a Strong Female Throw Pillow ($33)

There's no such thing as too many throw pillows — especially feminist throw pillows.

33. G is for Guerrilla Girls Poster ($20)

This 10-by-10-inch Guerrilla Girls poster that reads "Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?" is perfect for any feminist. The Guerrilla Girls were a radical group of intersectional feminist female artists who wore guerilla masks when they were out in public. They wanted the focus to be on their art and not their individual identities. Their motto: "Reinventing the 'F' Word: Feminism."

34. Feminist Button Set ($16)

This feminist flair pack includes six 1.5-inch, distressed vintage buttons with all sorts of progressive sayings like "girl power" and "impolite arrogant woman."

35. "People of Quality Don't Fear Equality" Tote ($6)

How about this cotton canvas tote bag with a screen-printed "People of quality don't fear equality," line?

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AnnaMarie Houlis is a feminist, a freelance journalist and an adventure aficionado with an affinity for impulsive solo travel. She spends her days writing about women’s empowerment from around the world. You can follow her work on her blog, HerReport.org, and follow her journeys on Instagram @her_report, Twitter @herreportand Facebook.