The best feminist baby gifts | 2021 Baby Gift Guide

The best feminist baby gifts 2021: Cool Mom Picks baby gift guide

So many parents would be thrilled to unwrap all kinds of feminist baby gifts to welcome their future change-maker into the world. We’ve come a long way from the days that it was hard to find a onesie that said something empowering about women and girls, let alone some of the really creative, unique feminist baby gifts we’re featuring here.

We’re especially pleased that nearly every gift here supports women artists, women authors, women makers, or women-owned shops.

And hey, feminist baby gifts aren’t just for girls! We’d love to raise an en entire generation of kids who believe in equality, equity, and mutual respect, regardless of gender.


See our entire list of the best baby gifts of 2021

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The best feminist baby gifts 
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Our guide is brought to you in part by Chicco, who makes the kinds of practical, affordable baby gifts
we’ve always included in our guides.

All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. Just the stuff we love! We’ve included gifts from a range of stores, but as always, we urge you to consider independent retailers and support small businesses.  This post contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission from certain purchases to help support the work we do at no additional cost to you.


Our Favorite Feminist Baby Gifts


Best feminist baby gifts: An empowering board book from women authors

A feminist board book from a woman author

Inspire her to feel confident about who she is and what she can be from day one. Start here:

ABC What Can She Be board book by Jessie Ford |  Amazon or Indiebound
Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz | Amazon or Indiebound
Think Big Little One by Vashti Harrison | Amazon or Indiebound
Baby Loves Science Box Set by Ruth Spiro and Irene Chan | Amazon or Indiebound


Best feminist baby gifts: RBG dissent collar baby bib

A Gift to Keep RBG’s Memory Alive

RBG Collar Bib | $16, Dirt A Studio
A new baby may not be living with Justice Ginsburg on the Supreme Court (sob), but she’ll sure be living a better life thanks to her.

Related: Political gifts for women who need to laugh, need to recharge, need to keep going


Best feminist baby gifts: Future is female diaper backpack from 7AM Enfant

A gender-neutral diaper bag

The Future is Female Diaper Bag | $45 on sale, 7AM Enfant
See what we did there?


Feminist baby gift: Handmade Malala doll by Thimble and Time

Feminist baby gifts: Mini women's history dolls from Thimble and Time

A doll honoring a feminist hero

Handmade Malala Doll | $67.99, Thimble and Time
Handmade Feminist Hero Mini Dolls | $23.79, Thimble and Time
This talented maker offers an entire selection of inspirational women dolls, honoring trailblazers like Malala Yousafzai, who reminds us every day not to take women’s education for granted.

Find the book Malala’s Magic Pencil on Amazon or Indiebound.

Related: The best children’s biographies about incredible women, written by women


Best feminist baby gifts: Historic women artwork set

Feminist nursery art

Set of 4 women’s history prints | $48, Empow(HER) prints
A feminist baby gift that goes with any nursery decor. Pick 4 of your favorites.


Best feminist baby gifts: Black Feminist leader baby onesie

Best feminist baby gifts: My VP is a Black Woman baby onesie by Black Cadre

A feminist onesie

Little Black Feminist onesie, My VP is a Black Woman onesie | $19.99 and up, Baby Cadre
Designed by a cool uncle who intends to help raise lots of little revolutionaries in his life.

See more of our  favorite women’s hero tees for kids here.



About our sponsor

Chicco Physioforma Pacifiers come in different sizes and styles, for different stages (sponsor)

You probably know Chicco as the maker of top-rated car seats, strollers and high chairs that parents love getting as baby gifts, but they also happen to make some wonderful baby feeding essentials designed for the ultimate combo of safety, function and style. That includes their adorable, and smartly designed PhysioForma Orthodontic Pacifiers, which soothe, comfort, and actively support a baby’s breathing and oral development, and can be an important part of a safe bedtime routine.

Psst…girls like blue too, and boys look fabulous in pink. But you knew that!

Shop the whole line of Chicco PhysioForma Orthodontic Pacifiers in lots of styles, colors and age ranges. 



Feminist baby gifts: Strong as hell illustrated phone case by Tyler Feder for a strong mama

A strong phone case for a strong mama

Strong as Hell iPhone cases | $33.49 Tyler Feder
We think even the strongest feminist woman you know could use a reminder of her power in those early, new mom days.

Learn more about Tyler Feder’s work here. 


Feminist baby gifts: Women who dared block set

A set of feminist baby blocks

Women Who Dared handcrafted block set | $64, Rose & Rex
32 incredible world-changers, from Harriet Tubman to Qui Jin to RBG.

Related: Feminist gifts for a woman who already owns a “Nevertheless She Persisted” shirt

Feminist baby gifts: "We rise by lifting others" zipper pouch

A small accessory with her favorite inspirational saying

We Rise By Lifting Others zipper pouch | $16, Speakeasy
It’s perfect for carrying spare wipes, pacifiers, business cards, or an arse-kicking bold red lipstick.
Visit this shop of one of our favorite Etsy makers, and choose from all kinds of designs.


Feminist baby gifts: Custom cashmere keepsake baby blanket from woman-run shop Lingua Franka

A custom keepsake baby blanket

Personalized cashmere baby blanket | $350, Lingua Franca
A luxurious feminist baby gift: Try a blanket from a politically-minded, woman-run label that uses sustainably-sourced materials, pays women fair wages, and donates a ton to incredible charities. You pick the saying, they’ll stitch it beautifully.


Best feminist baby gifts: Future voter tee or onesie

A feminist gift for a future voter

Future Voter onesie or toddler tee | $14.99, My Little Squash
18 years will fly by before you know it. (Sniff.)

Related: 5 terrific children’s books about activism to help raise activist kids


Feminist baby gifts: Donation to 529 fund for college

A 529 Plan donation toward college

Learn more about 529 plans on Investopedia and even purchase a 529 Fund Gift Card from Gift of College.
It may be the most meaningful feminist baby gift of all.



Thanks to our sponsor Chicco, who makes the kinds of practical, affordable baby gifts we’ve always included in our guides. All gifts in our guide have been editorially determined by our staff — just the stuff we love! We’ve included gifts from a range of stores, but as always, we urge you to consider independent retailers and support small businesses.

This guide contains affiliate links, which means we may receive a small commission from certain purchases to help support the work we do, at no additional cost to you.