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.
1. A Classic Bow Tie
2. Reading Materials
Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance & Revolution In Trump's America
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.
3. Wear It On His Sleeve
4. More Classic Dad Vibes
5. Office-Appropriate But Still Snazzy
6. Dad Caps For Days
7. Something A Little Stronger
8. And A Little Bit Lighter
2013 Gallo Signature Series Chardonnay
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.
9. A Donation In His Name
Donation To Women for Women International
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.
10. Something Sweet
Divine Chocolate Dark Chocolate Lovers' Gift Set
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.
11. Something He'll Literally Take Everywhere
12. Something Business Casual
13. Something To Take Notes In
14. Something For Your Dad Who Loves To Bake
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.