Are you a last minute shopper? Perhaps you try to shop early, but you can’t find that perfect gift and before you know it there is only two weeks until Christmas. When it comes to finding gifts for my friends and family, I listen to what they say they want or need throughout the year. I start mentally compiling a list which usually ends up either on paper or in my notes on my phone or computer. However, there are a few people where you just don’t know what to get them – perhaps they have everything and you don’t want to get them another useless gift that will sit in the back of their closet. Maybe they deserve more than what you can afford, but you still want to try to find that perfect gift.
Since my college days, I have surrounded myself with amazing women that deserve the world. I have immersed myself into the group, albeit large, of women that have made it their mission to empower women and change the world. Let me tell you, I have never been more inspired or hopeful than I have in the past couple of years. We, as a collective, are changing the world and it is truly a beautiful and inspiring thing. Buying gifts for these women can be intimidating because they deserve it all. If they are out there changing the world, how can a gift measure up to that.
I have come to the conclusion that if these strong, powerful, and inspiring women are changing the world, they aren’t doing it just for themselves, but more so for others. They are selfless people. Because of this, no gift can be too small. You’re thinking of them and that is what matters. This gift guide is to help you find a gift for those strong, powerful, inspiring girls or women in your life.
1. Refinery29 “Women Women Women” Tee
The purchase of this t-shirt supports She Should Run, an organization that is dedicated to increasing the number of women in public leadership and inspiring girls and women to consider leadership positions. The strong, powerful, and inspiring girls or women in your life will appreciate this shirt for what it is – a message to other girls and women that they are also strong, powerful, and inspiring.
2. SHETHORITY “We Got Your Back” Tee
SHETHORITY is a start-up organization that is positive space for all things female. They believe in the power of women and want to show they have all women’s backs. SHETHORITY’s “We Got Your Back” tee gives this message to all the strong, powerful, and inspiring women and it also gives back to Girls, Inc. and supports building up SHETHORITY into a positive and inspiration space for all women. The strong, powerful, and inspiring girls and women in your life is bound to love the message behind this tee and will wear it with pride!
3. I AM THAT GIRL “I am a Badass” Tee
I AM THAT GIRL is another organization that I have come to love. Their mission is to change girl culture and raise the standards to which girls and women hold themselves to and change how girls and women treat themselves and how they treat other girls and women. I AM THAT GIRL is determined to create a community in which girls and women are seen, heard, and belong. The strong, powerful, and inspiring girls and women in your life will love this tee or one of the many other tees, tote bag, throw pillow, hats, mugs, phone cases, or posters that proudly display that they are THAT GIRL.
4. Femininitee “You Owe Me” Tee
The strong, powerful, inspiring girls and women in your life has probably mentioned the wage gap between women and men. It is a problem that needs to be addressed and Femininitee is setting out to do just that! They have created these “You Owe Me ____” tees – You can pick the tee for the girls and women in your life based on their race: 21 cents for White/Asian, 36 Cents for Black, and 46 cents for Hispanic/Latina. If the girls or women in your life is passionate about closing the wage gap, or even if it is something they simply care about, they will proudly wear this tee to give all women a voice.
5. I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl” by Alexis Jones
I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl by Alexis Jones is a perfect read for the strong, powerful, and inspiring girls in your life! Alexis Jones is a strong, powerful, inspiring woman that has made a career out of empowering women and helping them discover what their passions and dreams are, who they are as an individual, and helping them to empower and love themselves and other girls and women. To top it all off, the strong, powerful, and inspiring Sophia Bush wrote the foreword! If the strong, powerful, and inspiring girls and women in your life haven’t already read this book, it would be the perfect gift that they will love!
It all comes down to knowing those strong, powerful, and inspiring girls and women in your life. What are they passionate about? What are they always talking about or posting about on social media? In what areas are they trying to make a change? Useless gifts that will sit in the back of the closet until it comes time to clean out the closet to donate unused clothes and other items are no more!
Note: I am not sponsored by any of the mentioned organizations. This is not a paid ad for any of the mentioned organizations. These are organizations and people that I have come to learn about and love the messages behind their products.