Here at Feminist Book Club, we love unique items and supporting small businesses, especially if we can have and do both at the same time. With the season of gift-giving upon us, I compiled this list of feminist-forward products from BIPOC and women-owned businesses that would make perfect treats for the badasses in your life. Whether you’re trying to shake up the usual gifts you give, or even if you just want to treat yourself (after the year we’ve had, we could all use a treat), keep reading.
Perfect for your statement-making friend’s jacket or canvas bag, this gorgeous, Anita Hill-inspired pin speaks for itself. As a bonus, Coloring Pins donates 10% of sales of the Believe Black Women collection to the #MeToo Movement.
Happy Letter Collective offers a variety of clothing and accessories, always with fun and empowering messaging for women. Is the person you’re buying for a fan of AOC? There’s a shirt for that. Perhaps you’re looking to gift something for a bookworm who loved Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis? There’s a shirt for that, too. As a matter of fact, there’s a whole collection just for book-lovers!
As a brand for educated chingonxs, Academic Mami creates high-quality stickers that come in a variety of sizes and designs, always with an inspiring message to motivate the badass student in your life. While many are tailored to specific academic degrees, there are also designs well-suited for anyone looking to accessorize their laptop or journal.
Do you know a loved one who is into embroidery, books, or feminism? Critically Enraged blends all three into one-of-a-kind, handmade designs. The Stretchmarks are Beautiful embroidery hoop is perfect for your friend or family member who supports the body positive movement! Also, how can you say no to a shop whose bio includes the phrase “crafting as resistance?”
A Feminist Book Club subscription is perfect for the badass who lives and breathes intersectional feminist values. When you sign up, you are not only subscribing to a book box that pairs a book (voted on by members) with products from women and queer owned businesses, you are also signing up to join a tight-knit community with a dynamic like no other. Additionally, FBC donates 5% of the sale of each box to a spotlight organization every month. Literally a gift that keeps giving!