Feminist Gift Ideas

By Natalee Long

As the holidays are already upon us you might be wondering what the feminists in your life are looking forward to finding under the Christmas tree or during the eight days of Hanukkah. In some cases, feminists can be tricky to buy for. Many of the popular gifts out there are not necessarily the most sustainable. As awareness of ethical brands of all types are coming into the spotlight, this is likely something that you (as the buyer) will want to consider. 

With this in mind, I have researched some popular gifts that you may want to add to your shopping list!


Twist Lariat Necklace

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SOKO Jewelry under $100

Jewelry from SOKO is elegant but simple. It is perfect from the person in youe life that likes to give their style a little glam without being overwhelming. But, the best part of SOKO jewelry is the brand’s transparency in their supply chain. SOKO is committed to raising the revenue kept by their artisans in Kenya by 22%. They work to help local jewelry makers sell their work on a global scale which allows them to support their local economy and their families. 


Recycled Denim Makeup Bag or Pencil Case


Recycled Denim Makeup Bag or Pencil Case for under $40 

These versatile pouches are courtesy of the Etsy shop DapperAlice. In an effort to cut back on the amount of clothing waste that litters the planet, these pouches are made from recycled denim jeans. They are handmade, machine washable, and available in a black and white denim version as well. 


Equity Coffee Gift Box

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Coffee from Grounds For Change

For the coffee lover in your life, coffee from Grounds For Change is sure to leave them energized. This company only works with Fairtrade Labeling Organization certified exporters to source their high quality varieties of coffee from distributors from countries like Peru and Guatemala. Further, the company is also part of the 1% For The Planet which helps them as an organization give back to the planet. 


Terrarium Candles


Unique Gifts from Uncommon Goods

This platform has hand picked the best and most ethical items to make anyone happy. From candles to clothes, Uncommon Goods is committed to providing their customers with the best selection. The business began as a small online store and has grown into a large marketplace that carefully selects the products they want to sell through buyers and seller submissions. They make it their business to know where the products are coming from and who made them so that they are able to provide goods that are good for the planet and for people. 


Context Travel


Context Scholarly Tours

For the traveler in your life, Context Travel allows you to give the gift of sustainable and educational travel tours. Almost anywhere you can think of, Context has a tour that will broaden the horizons of their travelers. At the heart of their mission, Context Travel has made it their goal to provide people with a unique experience rooted in sustainable tourism. They have taken into consideration the impact that tourism has on a city’s culture and have taken steps to visit cities mindful of their impact on all aspects of life in that city. 


With the wide range of gift ideas, I hope that you are able to find just the perfect gift for the feminist in your life!


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