Wedding season can make you feel like you've plunged back into the 1950s. Pink-swathed bachelorette parties, weirdly sexist traditions that everyone seems to have no issue with — even if the couple in question is the most progressive in your circle, it's inevitable that some cringeworthy trope or another is going to come out. But a deftly-chosen feminist wedding gift can help counteract some of that, even if it's off-registry, and give your favorite couple something to celebrate their union that commemorates who they are, in ways that help others. It will certainly make a change from yet another blender.
TBH, most of the weddings you're likely going to will celebrate couples who have already lived together before tying the not. Though they may already have all the stuff they *need* for their life together, it's totally understandable that they might use the opportunity to register for some badly-needed upgrades. Let their great-aunt Bertha buy them something off the registry, while you drop something truly thoughtful that they didn't know they needed (that also happens to be feminist AF).
There are many options that not only look awesome, but carry a feminist message, whether it's by supporting female artisans, donating to an equal rights organization, or declaring their feminist principles for everybody to see. There are a lot of great choices for feminist wedding gifts that will knock the socks off their recipients with their beauty. Just prepare for a really enthusiastic thank-you note.
1A Print For Inclusivity
2Salad Tongs With A Purpose
3These Intense Coasters
4Because Cake Is Everything
5A Kitchen Upgrade
6Some Very Sohpisticated Glasses
7This Chic Vase
8A Donation In Their Name
Friends pull a Harry and Meghan, and asked for donations instead of gifts? Give a donation in their name to CAMFED, which supports keeping girls in school around the world.
9An Apron For Everyone
10Kitchenware With A Purpose
These measuring spoons were made by female artisans in the Vietnamese village of Bat Trang, which is famous for its ceramics. Ten Thousand Villages supports fair trade work all over the world, and your friends will finally get their cake measurements right.
11A Cookbook That Changes Lives
12Hot Sauces For The Happy Couple
13A Beautiful Basket
For your almost-married friends who already have everything, get them something they don't already have — and make it something that serves a double purpose. Mazel tov to you and yours.