Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Empowering gifts for girls who keep on keeping on

We have tons more empowering girl gift ideas (plus updated discount codes) in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!  

We are unapologetic fans of girl power, and so we love each of these cool, empowering gifts for girls to help encourage our daughters and nieces and goddaughters to be the best they can be — and above all, to let them know that we see what’s awesome about them so they can see it in themselves. Because awesome girls will grow to be awesome women. And we sure need more of them running the world.

Don’t miss our $500 Etsy gift card giveaway to help support independent makers and designers. Visit our main holiday gift guide page for details.

All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate. Discount codes expire 12/31/16.

Strong, Smart, Bold Necklace by GIRLS INC. and Little Lux at Treehouse Kid & Craft: Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Strong, Smart, Bold Necklace by GIRLS INC. and Little Lux

Designed by a father-daughter team, this necklace is everything we want our girls to be. And boys. Heck, they can wear one too. | 10% off with code COOL

$25, Treehouse Kid & Craft

Freedom Fighters Tee at Skreened : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Freedom Fighters Tee

Honoring the women whose activism and dedication paved the way for all of us.

$37.99, Skreened

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Outstanding empowering gift for girls of all ages | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

A spectacularly written, illustrated and produced book by Elena Favilli and Francesco Cavallo, with entertaining bios of dozens of diverse, dynamic, accomplished women from the familiar to the wildly unexpected. The opening inscription reads:

To the rebel girls of the world:
Dream bigger
Aim Higher
Fight Harder
And, when it doubt, remember
You are right.

$35, Rebel Girls website

I Am Elemental Collector's Set of Female Superheroes : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

I Am Elemental Collector’s Set of Female Superheroes

One of our favorite gift picks of the year — for girls and boys — these amazing female superheroes promote 7 elements of wisdom, including curiosity, ingenuity, creativity, logic, and mastery. Our kids can literally not put them down. Also check out their 6.5″ Courage action figure, though we love the complete set. | 15% off at I Am Elemental with code COOLPOW

$100, I Am Elemental; or $9.99/ea at The New Museum Store

What Does it Mean to be an Entrepreneur at Amazon : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

What Does it Mean to be an Entrepreneur

From our friends at Little Pickle Press, this is a wonderful introduction to entrepreneurship for curious kids who are always jotting down big ideas.

$12.55, Amazon

Girls Leadership Summer Camp Session : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Girls Leadership Summer Camp Session

An incredible opportunity for girls of all ages to join a community of like-minded peers this summer.

$ varies, Girls Leadership

Teen-Designed I Am Enough Tee at Epic Truth : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Teen-Designed I Am Enough Tee

The entire shop is filled with clothing designed by teen girls, but it’s this one that really caught our own tween girls’ eyes. | 15% off with code coolmom15

$24, Epic Truth

Kazoo Magazine Subscription : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Kazoo Magazine Subscription

This print magazine brings to life diverse contributors and engaging content for girls who want to run the world, from women who already do.

$50/year, Kazoo

Gold Plate Feminist Necklace at Seoul Little : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Gold Plate Feminist Necklace

She is what a feminist looks like.

$58, SeoulLittle

529 Fund Donation for College : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

529 Fund Donation for College

There’s no more important gift for any child than their education, and we always encourage generous relatives to make a contribution of any size to our kids’ college funds. It adds up — and it will be put to use before you know it!

Donate what you can!

It's Your World: Get Empowered, Get Inspired, and Get Going! at Amazon : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

It’s Your World: Get Empowered, Get Inspired, and Get Going!

Highly recommended by our editors, Chelsea Clinton’s engaging book inspires young readers to learn more about the world around them, figure out what they care about, and take steps to make the changes they wish to see.

$12.92, Amazon

She Believed She Could So She Did Mantra Band at Nordstrom : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

She Believed She Could So She Did Mantra Band

You’re never too young, or too old, to believe in yourself.

$25-35, Nordstrom

Printable Wonder Woman Art at Art Quality : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Printable Wonder Woman Art

Go get ’em, girls!

$3, Art Quality

Donation in Her Name to Provide Leadership Training to One Girl at Care.org : Empowering Gifts for Girls | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Donation in Her Name to Provide Leadership Training to One Girl

If she’s lucky enough to have everything she needs, consider a donation in her name to help other less fortunate girls around the world become leaders in their schools and communities and discover their own potential.

$26/each girl, Care.org

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