12 Places to Buy Holiday Gifts for the Feminists in Your Life – Rafaella Gunz
With the winter holidays just around the corner, it’s time to think about purchasing gifts for the important people in your life. And if any of the people on your list are passionate about feminism, here are some great online stores to check out with items that will be sure to make their holidays happy!
Pure Vida provides artisans in Costa Rica with jobs. Each bracelet and accessory from the website is hand-made by these artists. They also have a section of their site with bracelets devoted to other charitable causes, including Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. A portion the proceeds from these bracelets go to their respective organizations. That’s two good causes for the price of one!
Color Her is a mix and match coloring book featuring prominent female icons—both from history and mythology. With “adult coloring books” becoming so popular, this gift is sure to be a hit with feminists of all ages!
Kat Blaque is a trans woman of color with a popular YouTube channel, where she discusses her feelings about being transgender and a person of color in the United States. She is also an amazing illustrator. All of the items in Blaque’s Society6 shop feature her own designs, and Society6 allows all artists to remain the rights to their work and set their own prices.
The Feminist Sticker Club was started this year by Kelly Hinkle. For only $2.50 a month, subscribers receive stickers with unique feminist-themed designs by various female artists. Additionally, 10% of the profits are donated to feminist causes.
For Harriet is a popular blog community focusing on black womanhood. Their shop includes clothing and mugs with intersectional feminist and womanist phrases on them. Their clothing is printed on Spreadshirt apparel, a company that works solely with manufacturers that pass all social and safety standards and requires mandatory and frequent audits of their facilities.
Bitch Magazine has been “a feminist response to pop culture” since 1996. Their online shop features books, art, and or course, subscriptions to their great quarterly magazine.
If any of the feminists on your list are also into nail polish, this is the shop for them! Dollish Polish was founded by YouTube nail art guru Dollface22772 in 2010. All of the polishes are created and made by the owner herself, and feature some unique colors and glitter combinations with names referencing cult movies and cartoons. The polishes are also Vegan, 5-free, and cruelty-free.
Starchild Stela is a graffiti artist who loves spreading fierce cute culture. They make amazing art work on t-shirts, buttons, stickers, and more!
Started by illustrator Wendy Bryan Lazar in 2005, I Heart Guts is a family business specializing in anatomically correct plush toys of our bodily organs, complete with cute smiling faces. Among these adorable organs are an ovary and a uterus. The company also donates 5% of each year’s sales to Doctors Without Borders and partners with various other non-profits. Their website has some cool resources to learn about our bodies, too!
Bandita is a clothing company founded and run by Latina feminists. Their clothing features phrases in Spanglish.
Feminist Fire is an intersectional feminist shop with clothing items that focus on gay and trans pride, race issues, and issues of sexual assault and abortion rights. All of their apparel is printed on sweatshop-free materials. They also allow purchasers to help a transman named Orion afford his top surgery by mentioning his name at checkout, where 15% of proceeds would then go to his fund.
You can help support the grrrls right here at Guerrilla Feminism by purchasing something from our Etsy or Society6 shops! You can also check out founder Lachrista Greco’s book Leftovers here!
Rafaella Gunz is a senior at The New School in NYC, majoring in journalism and minoring in gender studies. She has a passion for feminism and LGBTQ+ issues.