ColumnWhat do you get for the feminist who has everything? I offer you this guide to holiday gifts for feminists. Of course, they can be gifted year-round, too.
1. For the feisty feminist:
society6 has a series of Feminist As Fuck items, including this red t-shirt. With tops for kids and men, and onesies for babies, the whole family can say, “Hey, I’m feminist as fuck!” loud and proud.
2. For the music loving feminist:
Beyonce’s new album. Unless you spent the week under a rock, you know that Beyonce stealthy released a “visual album” with 14 songs and 17 videos? WHAT? No matter how you feel about her earlier advice to “put a ring on it,” I’m glad to see that Beyonce sampled Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, an award-winning Nigerian author, and included lots of her own views about feminism.
3. For the feminist activist:
The pen is still mightier than the sword. Mother Jones magazine is an independent, nonprofit publication with the ability—with its solid reporting on politics, the environment, women’s issues and more—to influence everything from the gun-control debate to presidential campaigns. Support the magazine as it makes year-end push to raise the funds to continue bringing real, game-changing journalism into the world.
4. For the little feminist:
If you’re not down with your kid sporting a t-shirt with the F-word on it, there are other options, like this Katniss Everdeen Lego figure. Check out MightyGirl for lots of girl-empowered gifts. I kind of love the Marie Curie finger puppet.
5. For the feminist on the go:
La Bella Figura’s seed-to-skin products are perfect for cold-weather dwelling feminists and for winter travel. The Holiday Essential Mini Set Includes: Daily Elements Defense, Barbary Fig Renewal Serum and Travel Therapy.
6. For the feminist yoga fiend:
These yoga pants by Teeki are eco- and lady-friendly —and a welcome departure from the every popular (and to be avoided at all costs) Lululemon basics. Teeki pants are made from recycled water bottles and produced in U.S. using solar power. Shine on.
7. For the feminist foodie:
Be prepared for lots of “hand in the cookie jar” jokes when you present the Jonathan Adler Georgia cooke jar to the giftee.
8. For the feminist desk-dweller and coffee-drinker:
The cunt mug says it all. It can serve as a warning to, or a commentary on, co-workers. How handy!
Images: Society6, Beyonce.com, Sean MacEntee, MightyGirl, La Bella Figura, Teeki, Jonathan Adler and Firebox