21 Best Friend Gifts Inspired By Your Feminist Heroes
So your friendiversary with your BFF is coming up, and while you know your pal like the back of your hand, you’re at a loss as far as what BFF gift ideas to choose. After all, it has to be better than the previous six-or-so years. The solution? Some awesome feminist gifts inspired by your favorite feminist heroes and activists.
While there’s always room for improvement, it’s a pretty great time to support gender equality. For one, the past few years have been absolutely loaded with inspiring feminist wins and moments. For another, this generation has epic feminist icons like Hillary, Beyoncé, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Gloria Steinem to look up to, and for a third (if you’re lucky), you’ve got a best friend who appreciates these awesome feminist icons just as much as you do.
Whether it’s your friend's birthday, a holiday, or a just-because present, these gifts for the badass feminist in your life are sure to say everything you’ve been meaning to tell your best friend lately. Namely, “I appreciate you, I appreciate your dedication to the gender equality movement, and we both appreciate Tina Fey.” Below, 21 gifts your best friend will obsess over — and you'll probably need to get for yourself, too.
1. Just Don't
This genius tank happily announces “Don’t Tell Me To Smile,” a theme that seemed pretty prevalent with the Fall 2016 presidential race. It's quite great for any gender equality supporter who really wishes the patriarchy would just back down already.
2. This Updated Definition Of Feminism
Adapted from her inspiring TED talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers an inspiring and truthful narrative of the modern woman in her book We Should All Be Feminists .
2. This Colorful Celebration Of The First Female Presidential Candidate From A Major Party
The first female presidential candidate nominated by a major party, this shirt celebrates how far HRC has come and just how bright the future looks.
4. Say It In Style With These Sticky Notes
Got something to say? This FemiNotes sticky notes booklet is filled with epic note pads that let you share your all your ideas with conviction.
5. Everyone Loves Puns And RBG
Everyone loves puns, and in my opinion, everyone should love Ruth Bader Ginsberg, so this Ruth racerback tank top is a win/win for everyone involved.
6. Looks Awesome Next To Your “Boss Lady” Desk Sign
Support the strides gender equality has made in politics with this Hillary Clinton vinyl figure, which is made in the trendy POP Vinyl style and looks damn good on your best friend’s desk.
7. We Can Drink It!
Because nothing says “I Am A Woman And I Can Handle This” quite like Rosie the Riveter and your favorite booze.
8. A Hilarious And Honest Read From Fey
Tina Fey’s Bossypants is one of the best autobiographies I’ve ever read because it’s inspiring, hilarious, and shamelessly honest about what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated industry.
9. This Loud And Proud Sweatshirt
This We Are The Women Sweatshirt features a quote from the great fem fighter Gloria Steinem, and you can get it in every style from tank to baby onesie.
10. Poehler/Fey For President
Showcase your love of glorious combined girl power with this Poehler Fey 2016 T-shirt, which comes in three different colors and multiple different sizes.
11. Think It, Want It, Get It
While this quote isn't exactly traced back to one of the amazing feminist icons on this list, it does come from Ban.Do, which is a lifestyle brand backed up by a stellar team of LA based women designers. Home of the quirky cool accessories, this motivational bag is ideal for anyone looking to achieve some goals today.
12. Carry Your Groceries Like A Boss
Show your love for the notorious Supreme Court Justice with this 'Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsberg' tote, which is durable, washable, and outfitted with reinforced handles.
13. This Wonderful Woman’s Face On A Pillow
No bed or couch is complete without this 'Graceful' Amy Poehler pillow cover, which has a flawless print, a durable stitch, and of course, Amy Poehler’s face.
14. These Recipes Inspired By Some Badass Female Convincts
For that BFF who loves cooking (and doesn’t just do it because of patriarchal pressure) there’s this Orange Is the New Black Cookbook , inspired by the most badass cast of women to ever hit the television screen.
15. Be The Leslie Knope Of Whatever You Do
Remind your best friend to always be strong, fearless, and quirky as all hell with this Leslie Knope Parks and Recreation ceramic coffee mug.
16. This Incredible Quote For Women Everywhere
This beautiful 'I Am Stronger Than Fear' poster features Pakistani activist for female education Malala Yousafzai, and comes in a classy frame that’ll tie together any room.
17. Dislodge Domestic Stereotypes With Your Socks
From modern artist Anne Taintor who aims to dislodge domestic stereotypes comes these Anne Taintor cotton knee socks, which are as hilarious as they are comfy.
18. Smart, Strong & Sensual
This modern take on Rosier The Riveter's inspiring pose puts Tina from Bob's Burgers in the spotlight — and announces you can be all three whenever you chose.
19. You’re Flawless All The Time, But Especially In The Morning
Beyoncé thinks you’re flawless, and so does this 'I Woke Up Like This: Flawless' mug, which is dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe, and beyond adorable.
20. This Vintage Show Of Steinem Support
This high-quality Gloria Steinem poster is printed on glossy paper, so your best friend can rep one of the most important feminists, journalists, and activists in history.
21. Without Courage
Inspired by one of the most incredible writers of all time, this Maya Angelou quote necklace is handmade, classy, and comes in your choice of several different backgrounds and finishes
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