14 Father’s Day 2018 Gift Ideas For Your Feminist Dad

Is your dad devoted to women's rights and wants to show it? You don't have to get the same-old same-old gifts for Father's Day 2018; he probably has enough boring ties and socks to last him until the Apocalypse. Instead, why not get your feminist dad something that shows off his commitment to gender equality, subtly or overtly? Once you're too old to give him pasta-and-glue handmade cards, it's time to give him a serious gift that commemorates his beliefs (or tries to show him yours). Well, as serious as a Wonder Woman bow tie can actually get.

Feminist gifts aren't just about slogans or iconic imagery, though that's certainly a part of it. Presents can have feminist credentials in many ways, whether they fund women's organizations, are made by groundbreaking female artisans, contribute to equality campaigns, or help fund economic empowerment in women's communities. There are, after all, many different ways to be a feminist ally in today's world. Whether your dad's a traveler, a fashionista, a protestor, a reader, a wine or whisky lover, or just likes a good pair of socks (yes, we've included some of the classic Father's Day ideas), here are some ideas on how to make his Father's Day a bit more feminist.

1A Classic Bow Tie

Johnny Blue Bow Tie

Everybody needs Wonder Woman to come save their hides. Particularly dads. If he's a natty dresser who loves comic books, this is a good gift.

2Reading Materials

Amazon

Is your dad a reader? Get him a dose of some of the best women's writing in the U.S. right now; this book has essays from luminaries like Rebecca Solnit, Nicole Chung, and Randa Jarrar, and will be his talking point for months.

3Wear It On His Sleeve

ResiliantCo @ Etsy

This tee, which comes in both fitted and unisex shapes, is available in a selection of sizes and colors for every dad's taste, including pale white and army green. And it's got a message for him to take everywhere with him.

4More Classic Dad Vibes

Cafe Press

What livens up an outfit like feminist icons on your shirtsleeves? Definitely one for a fashion-forward dad who likes to wear his beliefs on his sleeve.

5Office-Appropriate But Still Snazzy

Socksmith

Socks are a traditional Father's Day gift, but that doesn't mean you have to be boring. Give him feminist icon and famous artist Frida Kahlo to cover his tootsies.

6Dad Caps For Days

Amazon

Fashionable, keeps off the sun and declares equality. Got to be top of your list.

7Something A Little Stronger

The Whisky Exchange

This is one of the world's most sought-after whiskies — and if your dad's a connoisseur, he'll be in heaven. Better yet, it's blended by Stephanie MacLeod at Dewar, so it's a feminist masterpiece in every bottle.

8And A Little Bit Lighter

Wine.com

If your dad's more of a white wine guy, he'll probably love this Chardonnay by Gallo Wines, owned and run by Gina Gallo, which competes for the most prestigious winery business in all of South America. It's been rated one of the best wines in the world made by women.

9A Donation In His Name

Women For Women International

Women For Women International allows you to donate to sponsor a woman who's survived conflict anywhere in the world, to allow her to get education, acquire new skills, survive and flourish. A donation in your dad's name is one hell of a present.

10Something Sweet

Divine Chocolate

Who said chocolate is just a Mother's Day treat? Divine Chocolate is a certified B corporation, aka a company that strives to do good, working to empower communities with their ethical practices and providing a minimal environmental footprint. That's feminist as hell. And they're tasty, too.

11Something He'll Literally Take Everywhere

Matr Boomie

Matr Boomie is a company that works directly with fairtrade artisans across communities in India, particularly focusing on women. Buying this beautiful passport holder for your dad gives women economic empowerment and him a precious gift.

12Something Business Casual

Global GIfts

If your dad's a tech magnate, he'll like this recycled gift: a clipboard made from old circuit boards by a fair trade organization in India that aims to prevent child labor and raise education levels by employing families.

13Something To Take Notes In

United Nations Development Programme

The UNDP works around the world to fight for gender equality on every continent, and your dad can show his commitment to their cause with this snazzy notebook.

14Something For Your Dad Who Loves To Bake

The Equality Institute

The Equality Institute is an Australian organization working to end gender inequality, and this celebration of pastry over patriarchy is a fantastic gift for any dad who loves his baked goods and hates sexism.

No matter what kind of feminist your dad is, he'll be sure to appreciate a gift that lifts up women's rights and tearing down the patriarchy. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers and father figures in your life.