30+ cool feminist gifts, all supporting women makers or women-owned shops



Whether you’re shopping for a holiday gift for an OG Feminist, or a newly woke young woman in your life, we’ve got tons of options to help honor their values, their passions, and always (always!) their sense of humor.

– UPDATED FOR 2021 –

Coolest of all, every one of these gifts helps support women-run shops or women makers, artists and authors.

Shop big! We sure will.

Cool feminist gifts: Custom DIY Beyonce Embroidery Hoop Kit from Create the Culture

DIY Beyonce Slay Embroidery Hoop Kit

If she’s been meaning to take up embroidery, this might be the kit that gets her started.

$45, Create the Culture

Cool feminist gifts: Patriarchy refill mug by Emily McDowell

Refill My Coffee Mug

Male tears are so 2017. Going forward, we’re drinking strong black coffee and Emily McDowell knows it.

$15, Em & Friends

Cool feminist gifts: Make a tribute donation in her name to the Malala Fund

Tribute Donation to Malala Fund

A donation in her name to insure girls around the world get educations? Perfection.

$ varies

Cool feminist gifts: Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Rights shirt supporting women's healthcare + LGBT youth

Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Rights Shirt

This particular shirt is no longer available through Omaze, however you can still support Planned Parenthood and Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund
which creates impact for both women’s health and LGBTQ youth.

$25, Omaze

Cool feminist gifts: Nasty woman enamel pins supporting Planned Parenthood

Nasty Woman Enamel Pins

You can never have to many. Plus, each one helps support Planned Parenthood
so they can continue providing essential heathcare to women.

$8, Shrill Society

Cool feminist gifts: Reclaiming my time tee from Brave New World Designs, with profits supporting amazing organizations

Reclaiming My Time Tee

if this isn’t the iconic feminist gift of the year, we don’t know what is.

Cool feminist gifts: Resist/Persist glassware

Resist/Persist Barware Set

Equally effective when filled with bourbon or bubbly water.

$56, Love & Victory (via West Elm)

Cool feminist gifts: Elect Women towel with proceeds supporting Emily's List, by GinaGinaGinaGinaGina on Etsy

Elect Women Towel

We don’t normally think of beach towels as holiday gifts but we happily make an exception for this gorgeous one
by Gina Gregorio, which supports Emily’s List with 50% of the profits.

Unfortunately GinaGinaGinaGinaGina no longer sells these, but you can buy her brilliant HEALTHCARE sweatshirt (that doesn’t say Healthcare)

Cool feminist gifts supporting women-owned shops: Equality embroidered pouch

Hand-Embroidered Equality Pouch

Tons of fun pouches at this cool shop, but this one says a lot in a single word.

$28, Speakeasy Works

Cool feminist gifts supporting women-owned shops: 1st edition signed Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Signed First-Edition of The Handmaid’s Tale 

Margaret Atwood’s signature, circa 1986. Prescient.

$375, HasBeane Books — no longer available, but many other options are.

Cool feminist gifts supporting women-owned shops: Protest Socks by BlueQ

Protest Socks by Blue Q

To keep her cozy, comfy, and motivated. If that one isn’t available, try the R rated versions

$10, Always Fits

Cool feminist gifts supporting women-owned shops: Power fist earrings by The Blacker The Berry

Power-Fist Earrings

Amazing handmade gift for under $15.

$13.99, The Blacker the Berry

Cool feminist gifts supporting women-owned shops: No validation required tote by Sugar Lump Creations

No Validation Required Tote

Sometimes, it’s good to be feared.

$21, Sugar Lump Creations

Cool feminist gifts supporting women-owned shops: Joan of Arc quote trinket dish by Paloma's Nest

Joan of Arc Quote Ceramic Bowl

The perfect daily reminder.

$32, Paloma’s Nest

Cool feminist gifts: A gift card to a women-owned bookstore. Great list of ideas here.

Gift card to Local Woman-Owned Bookstore

Find one near you. Shop there! Support them!
Need help? Start with Antigone Books in Tuscon, Bluestockings in NY (shown here), Bookwoman in Austin

$ varies

Cool feminist gifts: Schulyer Sisters illustrated mug by the Joyful Fox (with discount code!)

Schuyler Sisters Illustrated Mug

Because we’re gonna include women in the sequel.

If sold out, check this one from woman-owned Acorn & Co

$16, The Joyful Fox

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Cool feminist gifts: Nasty Women, an anthology of essays from incredible writers

Nasty Women, an Anthology of Essays

Edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding, featuring 23 leading feminist authors including Rebecca Solnit, Cheryl Strayed, Nicole Chung, Zerlina Maxwell, Jill Filipovic, Samantha Irby, Randa Jarrar. If she doesn’t know them all — she’ll want to.

$16, Word Bookstore

Cool feminist gifts: A meaningful tattoo, like this Paper Bag Princess tattoo from the all-female Jackalope Tattoo in Minneapolis

Tattoo art that’s meaningful to her

Jackalope is Minneapolis’ all-female artist tattoo shop, and Amo Tarvis created this amazing Paper Bag Princess tattoo. Who’s up for a road trip?

$ varies, Jackalope Tattoo

Cool feminist gifts: Erykah Badu Spray Paint Art (and other icons) on Vinyl by Rainbow Alternative

Erykah Badu Spray Paint Art on Vinyl

So happy to have discovered Philly artist Nicole Krecicki, who lets you fill your walls with art on upcycled vinyl records
featuring icons as diverse as Patti Smith, Queen Latifah, Siouxie Sioux, Joan Jett and The Go-Gos.

$20, Rainbow Alternative

Cool feminist gifts: She Believed She Could… Sterling Charm by Heart & Stone Jewelry

She Believed She Could… Sterling Charm

This line is relevant for so many women, forever and ever.

$60, Heart & Stone Jewelry

Cool feminist gifts: Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie book collection available at Bluestockings Bookstore

“We Should All be Feminists” $7.95 , Bluestockings Bookstore

Cool feminist gifts supporting women-owned shops: Shirley Chisholm Soft Enamel Pin by Radical Dreams

Shirley Chisholm Soft Enamel Pin

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”

$11, Radical Dreams

Cool feminist gifts: Tribute gift to support women in all kinds of ways, via CARE

Tribute Gift to Support Women

Choose a gift to make in her name: Support women entrepreneurs, help build a girls’ school, ensure healthy babies,
provide blankets or mosquito nets, invest in a small business.

$20 and up, Oxfam America

Cool Feminist Gifts supporting women-runs shops: El Futuro Es Femininx at Otherwilde

$55, Otherwild

Handmaid's Tale "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum” print by The Joyful Fox: cool feminist gifts

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum” print

Don’t let the bastards grind you down. To help ensure they won’t, $2 from each print supports the ACLU.

$20, The Joyful Fox

Feminist Pencil Set from Bullish: Cool gifts from women-owned shops

Feminist Pencil Set

Because writing Congress is far more effective than sheetcaking.

$9, Bullish

Women's SCOTUS holiday card by the Card Bureau

Women of SCOTUS Holiday Card

Happy holidays, from the original Supremes. (And yeah, it hits a lot differently now.)

$4.95, The Card Bureau

Cool feminist gifts: Tribute gift to the Women's Media Center

Tribute Donation to the Women’s Media Center

Launched in 2005 as a progressive, nonpartisan organization raising the visibility, viability and decision-making power of women and girls in media to ensure their stories get told and their voices are heard. Sounds good to us.

$ varies

Cool feminist gifts: Michelle Obama 2020 Pin from Sweet & Lovely

Michelle Obama Pin

Maybe with a copy of Becoming

$12, Sweet and Lovely