Building Female Empowerment Through Creation

Empowering a woman can have ripple effects in the community and country, no matter where she lives. This year has been about rising with our female counterparts, examining how we as women can lift one another up to honor our own unique stories and allow for our influential voices to be heard.

Each one of these feminist gifts was created with intention, love and with an end goal to celebrate our shared bond as women and people.

For more inspiration, also check out our 2018 holiday guides to Gifts That Give Back {For Women} and Gifts That Give Back {For Men}.

1. Together Bracelet | 31 Bits

The Together Bracelet is a symbol of love, friendship and is worn as a reminder that we are better when we stand together. 31 Bits’s pieces are ethically made by artisans around the world using modern design and traditional techniques.

Shop Online | $28

2. Chime Dangle Earrings | Dazey LA

We love Dazey LA's message of female empowerment and building community. Her platform has created a space for women to share their handmade and female-founded brands. These earrings are made from clay by a female artist in Tucson, Arizona who creates pieces around the ideas of inclusion and diversity.

Shop Online | $100

3. Guiding Principle Soy Candle | MADE by DWC

This social enterprise was created by The Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles to offer job training within the retail space for women transitioning out of homelessness. We love these eco-friendly hand-poured candles that come with messages guiding empowerment and as a symbol of hope.

Shop Online | $24

4. Pink Bits Tote Bag | Future Classic

This 100% cotton tote is the not only the cutest, but the illustration was created by the artist Pink Bits who illustrates body honoring art to encourage self love. The design is inspired by the idea of the human body dancing freely to music.

Shop Online | $35

5. Rise Keychain | Tribe Alive

This brand partners with female artisans from around the world to create beautiful keepsake accessories and clothing pieces. We love this handcrafted, simple keychain that says so much.

Shop Online | $22

6. Tit Pot | Pot Yer Tits Away Luv

We are so in love with these pots! They were created with the idea that "no two clay pots are ever the same." Each "Tit Pot" is handmade and created as a one-of-a-kind piece just like our bodies.

Shop Online | $25

7. Woman Kind Tee | Miracle Eye

This ethical and sustainable clothing company was started by a mother and daughter who have a passion for working with those in their community to create 70s-inspired pieces. This handmade tee is screen printed with their original artwork and portions of sales go to Planned Parenthood.

Shop Online | $45

8. Morning Evening Print | Laura Berger

We love this artist’s warm-toned works that symbolize "a sense of belonging to the greater whole.” Her paintings create feelings of empowerment and strength in building community to lift one another up.

Shop Online | $100

9. The Sun and Her Flowers | Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur is a poet and thought-leader inspiring the strength of femininity within her words and art-directed photography. In her second book "The Sun And Her Flowers" she explores themes of “love, trauma, healing, femininity, migration and revolution.”

Shop Online | $16.99

10. Vadge of Honor Pin | People I’ve Loved

This artist has a lighthearted approach to the messages that she conveys and offers a sense of connection in her work. We love that this pin not only honors a woman’s body but also the message of self love. The artistry was in collaboration with “Ohnut.co” which is a pelvic health brand that created a tool to help women who struggle with painful sex.

Shop Online | $12

11. Vulnerability Is My Superpower Mug | Shop Compliment

These mugs were created after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony as a way to encourage and honor what it means to speak our truth. 5% of purchases goes to Compliment Scholarship Program to support underrepresented women along with 5% to Future Without Violence.

Shop Online | $14

12. With You Necklace | SheIsMe

This minimalist jewelry company was founded by two best friends who wanted to empower other women to embrace sisterhood and love. All of their pieces are designed in Los Angeles and their customizable necklaces are the perfect adult best friend gift.

Shop Online | $55



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