The holiday season is in full swing, and it's almost time to appropriately start panicking because you haven't bought any gifts yet. You’ve just been super busy, right? Whether it's truly because you've been slammed with work or in reality, you just have no clue what to get anyone, we've compiled a list of gifts to ease your holiday shopping for all of the best ladies in your life.
These gifts are sure to empower your favorite ladies, whether it be your sister or your boss. In tune with the holiday spirit, the money you'll spend on some of these gifts will go towards bettering our world — and nothing is better than the gift of giving.
So whip out your wallet, and start writing down your shopping list:
1. Becoming Michelle Obama
What's more empowering than reading the coming-of-age autobiography of one of the most iconic former first ladies? In her new book — which has broken all types of records, by the way — Michelle discusses everything, her private life, public life, highs, and lows. Gift the book to a lady who loves to be inspired by powerful women.
Subscription boxes are a great gift since they keep on giving all year long. Causebox is a subscription box containing various trinkets like artwork, jewelry, homewares, and wellness products. The cool part? They’ll send you an insert that tells you the backstory of every item — how the brand gives back, where their product was made, who they’re benefitting, etc.
3. STATE Bag
STATE sells super cute bags, everything from tote bags to backpacks. They have tons of different bag categories, like work, gym, fun, and mom duty. And for every STATE bag purchased, the company gives a backpack filled with supplies to a local child in need.
4. Boss Babes Adult Coloring Book
Yes, it’s a coloring book and yes, it’s for adults. What better way to relieve some stress than by coloring some boss babes? This book is full of icons from Beyonce to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Not only can you color, but you get to learn some awesome fun facts and complete dangerously fun activities like designing Cher’s most recent tweet. Seriously, this is at the top of my list.
5. She is Fierce: Brave, Bold, and Beautiful Poems by Women
This book is a collection of 150 poems written by wonderful women of all walks of life. The anthology is divided into several sections including categories like roots and growing up, love, and protest, courage, and resistance. Buy this inspiring book for the lady in your life who loves prose more than anything.
6. Tappan Collective Art
Support emerging artists by buying artwork from Tappan Collective. Everyone needs a little art in their home, and your ladies will definitely love these super awesome, original works. An added bonus—many of the artists are women trying to get their name out there.
7. Globe In
Yup, another amazing subscription box. This one contains handmade and ethically sourced products from all around the world. Globe In is unique in that there are seemingly endless categories of product boxes — adventure, refresh, chef, and pamper are just a few. Get a beautiful Indian cotton-woven throw, Tunisian serving dish, and hand blown Mexican wine glasses over the course of a few months. Plus, all of the handmade goods are produced in ethical working conditions by workers who are fairly compensated — many of them being women. Similar to Causebox, you’ll receive a story detailing who made each product.
8. Badass Babes Candles
Get these candles for your ladies so they can unwind in the bathtub or relax on a cozy couch next to these badass burning babes. Chill beside Dolly Parton or Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and then reuse the cool container once the wax is all gone.
9. The Happiness Planner
Let’s be real, we all need planners do stay on top of everything we have to get done in a week. I always find myself writing lists on scratch pieces of paper so it might be time to bite the bullet and buy a planner like this. This beautifully designed little book helps you to be happier and more fulfilled by embracing positive thinking, gratitude, and self-development. Buy this for a babe who loves to reflect on the good and the bad of each month and set goals for the future.
10. Intersectional Rosie the Riveter Shirt
Yeah, Rosie the Riveter is awesome, but a collection of intersectional Rosie the Riveters is even more awesome. Buy this super unique and empowering shirt for the lady in your life who always has a "can do it" attitude.
By Cara Hutto
Born and raised a Tar Heel, Cara is a culinary aficionado and zealous writer consumed by wanderlust. She's passionate about women's issues and interviewing inspirational women in her community.