7 Gifts For The Feminist In Your Life Who Cares About Intersectionality — PHOTOS

If you're searching for gift ideas for feminists and for your politically-minded friends, then you're in luck this year. There are plenty of beautiful, fun, and even snarky ways to express your opinions through fashion and accessories. And gifting your progressive friends something that aligns with their views is just one way of showing that you care about and understand their politics. 

Of course, it's important to remember that feminism doesn't mean just one thing. Improving upon one's intersectional feminist beliefs is a high priority for a lot of feminists. Yet usually when you come across feminist-focused gift guides, they're comprised of a lot of Riot Grrrl-esque items. 

A feminist gift, while totally cute, isn't likely to reflect the broader scope and intersections of your friends' politics (and feminism as a whole). After all, feminism is about reproductive rights and the freedom to exercise agency over one's body. It's about elevating the voices of people of color. It's about increasing visibility of queer and trans folks. It's about loving, learning about, and bringing to the forefront all bodies, regardless of weight, race, ability, class, or gender. But your gift can reflect an aspect of feminism that's particularly important or relevant to your loved one. Here are some ideas to get you started.


1. Safe Sex Clutch

Poppy Lissiman's SSC Sex Clutch, $79, shop.nylon.com

This wild holographic clutch is perfect for any sex positive human in your life. Bonus if they're a lover of BDSM, since the clutch is based on the community's guiding principals regarding sexual interactions: Safe, sane, and consensual.

2. Body Pos Phone Case

No Wrong Way To Have A Body iPhone Case, $36, redbubble.com


3. Notorious R.B.G. Tote Bag

Notorious R.B.G. Tote, $23, lookhuman.com

Delight any feminist in your life with this hilariously rad tote, which honors one of the most important (and feminist) Supreme Court justices of all time, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

4. Lenny Letter Merch

"Dismantle The Patriarchy" Patch Set, $20, lennyletter.kungfustore.com

Show some love for the Lena Dunham fans of your life with a patch set commemorating her new feminist newsletter Lenny Letter, as well as the publication's mission of promoting feminism thoughts to all of its subscribers.

5. Trans Is Beautiful Shirt

Trans Is Beautiful Tank, $22, transisbeautiful.storeenvy.com

Inspired by Laverne Cox's #TransIsBeautiful hashtag, this shirt is perfect for the trans friends or allies in your life. Plus, a part of the proceeds go to Work Those Pecs, a charity dedicated to fund surgery for trans men, women, and gender non-conforming people. 

6. "The Goddesses" Shirt

The Goddesses Shirt, $25, thugzmaison.bigcartel.com

Help your friend commemorate some of the mothers of intersectional feminism with this rad tee. 


7. "My Choice" Button

My Choice Cat One Inch Button, $2, etsy.com/ModernGirlBlitz

With the Senate having voted to defund Planned Parenthood this year, there is no better time to show your support for reproductive rights. And if you love this pin's Riot Grrrl aesthetic, check out the rest of ModernGirlBlitz's store for similar accessories. 

Inject some extra body positivity into your pal's life with this adorable phone case by body pos warrior and creator of the Glorifying Obesity illustrations Rachele Cateyes

Feminism can mean many different things to many different people. But with these gifts, you'll show your friend that you understand just what it means to them.

Images: Courtesy Brands

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