23 Gifts That Benefit Women's Causes To Give Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

I don't think any of us are sad to bid farewell to 2016. At risk of stating the obvious, it's been a painful year for every marginalized member of society and has left feminists feeling sad, disappointed, and angry. We listened to Donald Trump use every sexist insult in the book, say that a woman should be punished for exercising her right to choose, and brag about groping women without their consent — and then watched as he was named president-elect on Nov. 8. We're rightfully concerned about the preservation of our most basic rights and many of us want to donate to important women's causes, but cash is often tight during the holiday season. Luckily, there are plenty of gifts that benefit women's causes — so you can buy unique, empowering presents for your loved ones and donate to charity. 

The new administration is anti-choice, has a track record of fighting to defund Planned Parenthood, and will likely put an end to Obama and Biden's incredible push to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. Needless to say, there's no time like the present to support organizations like RAINN, Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, and other causes that empower women and protect our rights.

These 23 gifts will be a joy to unwrap and the proceeds from your purchase will go to an amazing cause. What could be better?

1. Nasty Woman Beanie

Nasty Woman Beanie, $19, I Feel Like Hillz

Keep warm with this beanie that sends the message that "nasty women" aren't going anywhere. Proceeds benefit The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a non-profit dedicated to preventing violence against women and children. 

2. Malala Yousafzai Print

Malala Yousafzai Print, $30, Etsy

This beautiful print of Malala Yousafzai will look great in any room. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Malala Fund, an organization that advocates for girls all over the world to ensure they are able to complete 12 years of school. 

3. Empowered Women Print

Empowered Women Print, $25, Society6

These are words to live by and this print makes a great gift for any of the amazing women in your life who make you feel empowered. Proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood

4. Delicate Gold Necklace with Purple and Teal Pendant

Delicate Gold Necklace with Purple and Teal Pendant, $12, Etsy

This beautiful necklace is perfect for any occasion, and 30 percent of the proceeds go to helping survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

5. Feminist Bar Necklace

Feminist Bar Necklace, $25, Etsy

This handmade necklace is perfect for the proud feminists in your life, and 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

6. Holiday Gift Set

Holiday Gift Set, $36, Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms is a two-year residential community for women survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. The Tennessee-based organization teaches survivors skills in packaging, marketing, and administration, thereby enabling them to earn a living wage. The holiday gift set includes candles, room spray, and a linen "Love Heals" bag — and proceeds from your purchase will benefit this amazing organization. 

7. The Way Home Charm Bangle

The Way Home Charm Bracelet, $20, Alex And Ani

This beautiful bangle is dedicated to survivors of domestic violence, and 20 percent of the purchase price will be donated to The National Network to End Domestic Violence

8. Nasty Woman Pillow Cover

Nasty Woman Pillow Cover, $30, Society6

There's no such thing as too much feminist decor. This "Nasty Woman" pillow cover comes in multiple sizes and can be purchased with or without a pillow insert. All proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood, and the total donation amount will be matched by the artist's design agency.

9. Do The Most Good Greeting Cards

Do the Most Good Greeting Cards, $4, Etsy

Spread the message of hope and love with a line from one of Hillary Clinton's favorite mottos. All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood.

10. Feminist Cross Stitch

Feminist Cross Stitch$28, Etsy

This handmade cross-stitch makes a great decoration and the TwoCatsCrossStitch shop also offers designs that read "Nasty Woman" and "Females Are Strong As Hell." For every purchase made from this shop, $5 will be donated to Planned Parenthood

11. Women's Rights Are Human Rights Photographic Print

Women's Rights Are Human Rights Photographic Print, $35, Etsy

This powerful photograph was taken during a Nov. 14 protest on 5th Avenue in New York City — and it provides an important reminder that we need to keep fighting for our rights, even during this dark political climate. All profits ($20) from the sale of this print will go directly towards Planned Parenthood ($10 in Mike Pence's name) and the ACLU ($10). 

12. Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box

Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box$98, Tory Burch

This gift box contains seven products made by female entrepreneurs, including a clutch, jewelry, and drinking chocolate. It also includes a headband by Tory Sport and and Tory Burch's "Embrace Ambition" Notebook. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit The Tory Burch Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering female entrepreneurs through loans, education, and mentoring. 

13. Peace Love World Long Sleeve Knit T-Shirt

Peace Love World Long Sleeve Knit T-Shirt, $29, QVC

This cozy knit tee spreads the message of love and peace. Sixty percent of the purchase price will benefit Nest, a global nonprofit committed to the social and economic advancement of female artisans in the fashion and home industries.

14. Rise Up Geometric Design

Rise Up Geometric Design, $50, Etsy

This handmade wall decoration reminds us to rise up and fight for our values — and to do so with integrity and the knowledge that we're not alone as we fight the good fight. Forty percent of all purchases will be donated to the charity of your choice: the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, Friends of the Earth, or Planned Parenthood 

15. Nasty Woman Tote Bag

Nasty Woman Tote Bag, $21, Society6

A woman can never have too many tote bags or too many "Nasty Woman" items, and this handcrafted, durable tote comes in a variety of sizes. All profits will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

16. Women Now Shirt

Women Now Shirt, $18, I Feel Like Hillz

The time for equal pay, guaranteed access to birth control, and paid leave is now. All proceeds benefit the National Organization for Women

17. Survivor Necklace

Survivor Necklace, $30, Etsy

The election cycle was an incredibly painful experience for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse — and this lovely pendant provides a powerful reminder that survivors are strong and have so much to be proud of. Fifty percent of the sales will be donated to Every Woman's Place, a Michigan-based organization that supports women and children in crisis. 

18. Yes All Women Print

Yes All Women Print, $19, Society6

This giclée print was made in honor of the #YesAllWomen hashtag and all proceeds will be donated to RAINN, America's largest anti-sexual violence organization. 

19. This Is What A Feminist Looks Like Blanket

This Is What A Feminist Looks Like Throw Blanket, $50, Society6

All proceeds from this super cozy throw blanket will benefit The Representation Project, an organization that uses film and media to spotlight the injustices created by gender stereotypes.

20. Kindred Cord Daisy

Kindred Cord Daisy, $21, Alex And Ani

This adjustable bracelet is the perfect addition to any woman's jewelry collection and 20 percent of the purchase price will be donated to Let Girls Learn, a government initiative to ensure adolescent girls get the education they deserve. 

21. Never Doubt T-Shirt

Never Doubt T-Shirt, $25, Society6

Hillary Clinton concluded her concession speech by telling all the young girls watching to never doubt that they are valuable, powerful, and deserving of every opportunity. We could all use this reminder right now — and all proceeds from this t-shirt will be donated to the ACLU of Northern California.

22. Rise Up Brooch

Rise Up Resin Brooch, $12, Etsy

Now isn't the time to give up, and this beautiful brooch with the message to keep fighting the good fight is the perfect accessory for the activists in your life. For each sale, $7 will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit that combats hate and discrimination through education and litigation. 

23. FeministBox

FeministBox$70, Feminist Apparel 

This box has a little bit of everything for the feminists in your life — two shirts, socks, one book, one coloring book, one DIY zine, one knick knack, one Feminist Apparel promo code, and one box-full of self-empowerment, self-care, and body positivity. It doesn't get much better than this and your purchase supports the shop's mission to further feminist outreach, education, and activism. 

Images: Etsy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9); Society 6 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6); I Feel Like Hillz (1, 2);  Thistle Farms; Alex And Ani (1, 2); Tory Burch; QVC; Feminist Apparel 


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