Women’s Day-Inspired Gifts For You And Your Feminista Tribe

Women’s Day-Inspired Gifts

For You And Your Feminista Tribe

Now more than ever, it’s important to celebrate women and all the power and beauty they possess – and that’s especially true on International Women’s Day. Let’s celebrate the feminist inside every single one of us with these incredible gifts from female-owned brands.

Whohaha Badass Hat

Every woman is a badass in her own way, so why not wear it proud?! The "Badass" hat was created and sold by WhoHaha a platform co-founded by Elizabeth Banks is dedicated to elevating funny female creators. 

Real Her Lipsticks

If you are looking to include a little ferocity to your makeup bag, we got you. These perfectly-pigmented lipsticks not only make you look beautiful, but they also give your mood a lift, thanks to empowering quotes (included with each) that remind you just how fearless and powerful you are. Natural, vegan and cruelty-free, the brand donates 20 percent of proceeds to organizations that empower women.

Bossygrl App

Bossygrl is an app enabling aspiring female entrepreneurs to create and grow real e-commerce businesses from their phones. With a subscription fee of 99 cents a month, users are able to create merchandise with their own personal logo, and sell those items in their own online store, keeping the profits they make. Founder and CEO Eileen Gittins (former Blurb CEO) is on a mission to change the current state of gender inequality in the workplace by helping and empowering Gen Z girls develop real-world business skills, confidence, and experience early-on, so that they’ll enjoy a level playing field when they hit the workforce.

The Body Department Fuck Off Leggings

Have you ever been at the gym and just want to focus on your fitness and not be ogled by some bro? The Body Department's "Fuck Off" leggings should do the trick. The brand was co-founded and designed by female entrepreneur. 

What? Like It’s Hard? Mug

One of the ultimate movie heroines, Elle Woods will forever be a feminist icon. So, don't be afraid to tell the boys, "What Like It's Hard?" Also created and available at WhoHaha a platform co-founded by Elizabeth Banks is dedicated to elevating funny female creators. 

Southeastern Roastery Coffee

Southeastern Roastery is a new coffee roastery headquartered in DC. It is woman-owned and operated; and in fact, most of the bean producers and importers the owner, Candy Schibli, utilizes are women. Candy originally was working in environmental sciences and fell in love with the coffee business when she spent time in Costa Rica. Certainly, we all need caffeine! More importantly, she is also involved in coffee programs that give back to women in the countries where coffee is grown.

125 Collection Get Shit Done Candle

The Hustle & Get Shit Done candles by the 125 Collection were created to inspire and motivate and are made with a soy blend wax and a lead-free, cotton wick. Produced with premium fragrance oils created by a top perfumer in NYC and owned by Valerie Wray and Joy Fennel.

oVertone Rose Gold Daily Conditioner 

Talk about taking power into your own hands! Empower yourself to maintain your hair color at home, sans damage, with this gentle treatment which also deposits color directly onto strands. Even better than this futuristic formula? oVertone is 100 percent woman-owned, bootstrapped by two enterprising females in their 20s who grew weary of their own color-fading woes and set out to create a solution -- color depositing conditioner that works on all hair types and textures. 

Wild Ophelia

As the spirited younger sister of Vosges Haut-ChocolatWild Ophelia is a Fair Trade, non- GMO chocolate line that embodies the spirit and flavors of America, all created by founder and CEO Katrina Markoff. Ophelia is the maverick muse who is passionate about exceptional ingredients from farmers and artisans, fostering fellow female entrepreneurs, and living the American dream. The adventurous line of snackable chocolates focuses on American-inspired ingredients like Peanut Butter and BBQ Potato Chip, and innovative forms. A portion of sales benefit the Wild Ophelia Accelerator Fund to encourage, support, educate and propel American high school and college girls who have entrepreneurial dreams in food. Talk about feminist AF. The Wild Ophelia Mix & Match Bars are anything but typical, with flavors such as Peanut Butter Banana, Barbeque Potato Chip, Almond Sea Salt and Carmelized Crispy Rice.

BOS Drinkware 

BOS has reusable wine and whiskey chillers perfect for when you’re having a dinner with your girlfriends but are too lazy to chill a bottle. They’re reusable and can even be personalized with an engraving to mark International Women’s Day and a portion of the proceeds from each purchase gets donated to cancer research.

Molly and Rex Yes She Can Guided Journal

It's about time to put some miles on the road less traveled. Chart the course, stay accountable, and most importantly, be awesome with a little help from this guided journal, featuring 4 alternating spread designs. The company overall is more than 60 percent women, and the creative director and 99 percent of her design team are all women.

Crafted Taste Cocktail Kit

Kat Rudberg, the owner of Crafted Taste, a cocktail of the month club and gift service, sells luxe cocktail kits stocked with premium products and recipes, delivered straight to your door.  These cocktail kits make great gifts and would be a fun way to celebrate International Women's Day with the badass women in your life. The curated kits feature full-sized bottles of alcohol and mixing ingredients and each kit makes at least 12-16 cocktails, so there's plenty of product to gather your friends for a cocktail party. Crafted Taste is 100% female owned and since their founding in 2013, they have featured hundreds of women in their kits - be it cocktail recipes from women bartenders and mixologists, bars and restaurants owned or managed by women, small batch spirits from women owned businesses or women led distillery teams, and the artisan products from many different women owned businesses around the country.

Purvari Rose Petal Mist

Give the gift of roses in a bottle. Each bottle of Purvari Rose Petal Mist contains 60 grams of organic, hand-picked wild roses. It hydrates the skin while the natural rose aroma uplifts the senses. Purvi Sahu, the founder of Purvari, initially sought out Ayurvedic skincare solutions created by her mother and grandmother. When her son, Ari, developed severe eczema as an infant, Sahu returned to therapeutic Ayurvedic recipes passed down through her family, healing Ari's skin with handmade balms and oils. The process inspired the visionary leader to launch Purvari Rose Petal Mist, made with 100 percent organic and pesticide-free roses harvested in small batches.

The 'Unfuckwithable' Tee From Tahoe University

This shirt screams empowerment, while also allowing a chuckle about its brashness. Tahoe University is a lifestyle boutique based out of Truckee, Calif. and the brainchild of two local women, Erin Wilkinson and Marne Bormann. Through their custom-made product line, they strive to promote women's issues, support women's charities, and cultivate a regional identity. 

Alacran Tequila Pink Limited Edition

Alacran Tequila Pink Limited Edition bottle is a gorgeous item to showcase at home and it can be used for a special occasion. The Alacran Tequila Pink Limited bottle is a beautiful item that gives back to charity (breast cancer awareness charities). It is a great gift to give to her for International Women's Day as she will use it and it gives back to charity.

Jeremy Scott X MAC

Jeremy Scott's collaboration was about as hotly anticipated as they come, with throwbacks to boomboxes of old and a fun, free spirit attitude synonymous with all Scott/Moschino product. This Lo-Fi limited edition palette, while rocking some seriously wild shades, comes housed in the coolest shell. Get it while it's hot!

Protogenesis: Before The Beginning by Alysia Helming

This book bridges Greek & American communities with creativity, fantasy and a strong woman main character who learns what she is really made of. Over 500 people in Greece have contributed to Helming's research for the Protogenesis novel, including renowned Greek archeologists, cultural and mythology experts, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Due to the overwhelming support Alysia has from so many in Greece, Protogenesis has been selected to be featured in the United Nations’ (UNESCO) 2018 World Book Capital Event in Athens.  The book also features theme song “Forever & Tonight” by Platinum Greek Singer, Kostas Martakis.


Rebecca Minkoff ‘Girl Power’ Case For iPhone X

The best dating lesson I've learned from building a business is to check online reviews. What's the first thing you do when you've been introduced to a new product or service? You go online. You check out the reviews, which helps you to decide whether you want to invest your money or move on. Dating is the same process. Go online. Check out social media pages and the general online reputation of the person you're dating. Yes, it's true that some things are fake, and you still have to get to know who you're dating. However, you can at least steer clear people who  consistently show that they are irresponsible with their life.

Pestle & Mortar Superstar Retinol Night Oil

Superstar is a non-irritating, anti-aging retinol night oil that repairs and revitalizes the skin while you sleep. As with all Pestle & Mortar products, Superstar is free from parabens, mineral oil, silicones, sulfates, propylene and animal-derived raw materials. Also fragrance and cruelty free, Pestle & Mortar (which has risen to cult status among beauty insiders) is an Irish skincare brand founded by mother-of-five Sonia Deasy. Deasy’s mission was to create products that fuses principles of natural healing with science.  

Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker 

One lesson I've learned that has helped with dating and my business is to do my homework and try to find an overlapping connection as best I can. When you spend a lot of time scouring Bumble and OKCupid, it can be easy to forget if you're getting drinks with the guy who just got back from a month in Asia, or the programmer who just left his job to start freelancing. Make sure to go through your date's profile before you walk into the bar and remind yourself what you've talked about virtually, what he's been up to, etc. Do your best to find something you can connect over - does he also have a passion for so-bad-they're-good movies like The Room? Does he have a bucket list equally epic as yours of countries to visit? Finding something to connect over can make a boring date interesting and compelling. The same goes for business too of course! I spend a lot of time e-mailing other bloggers trying to get links to my own website. I always try to do a bit of extra research and find something I can connect with. For example, where did the blogger go to school? What did they study in college? Do they have a dog? I'll never forget one e-mail from a blogger who sad, "Wow, I get a lot of outreach emails, but no one's ever bothered to mention Joker (her dog's name) before. I'm really impressed! And yes, I'd love to link to your website." It pays to do your research and make a personal connection!

Charlotte Tilbury Your Lip Service

This compact kit of "3 Lipsticks Fit For A Queen," really does what it says on the tin. The three colors; The Duchess, The Queen and The Legendary Queen, are three desk side essentials for the office and going out for every boss lady ahead of the curve. 

Use Me Shampoo Conditioner Vita Mist and Wave Curl Set

This hair set is the ultimate one for a busy girl who has no time to mess with her hair all day but wants to always look their best. Devin Graciano, a survivor of domestic violence, founded Use Me Hair with the intention to help women everywhere feel beautiful, from their head to their toes. This luxury hair care line is self-adapting and affordable, with the goal to improve self-esteem for women of all backgrounds.

Women Around The World

Improving the lives of women around the globe is the message of this very special retail site, where amazing gifts abound. Many of the merchants featured on this shoppable website are dedicated to women's causes. Laura Jennings, for one, is the Seattle-based CEO behind Knack, a bespoke gifting business that puts the consumer at the front of the creative process. Previously a Microsoft executive, Jennings is an accomplished businesswoman in her own right.

Qatrah Pakshi Scarf

The Indian artisans who make these pieces are all women from low income areas who are able to work at home while supporting their families. Qatrah is an effort to eschew factory settings and sweatshop culture in favor of equal pay and a more comfortable working environment for these women. Founded by NYC mom Charu Wadhwa, a fashion designer who worked at prestigious labels including Calvin Klein, this brand is all about improving women’s lives here and abroad.

Valfre Made in Gina T-Shirt

If you are looking to support Planned Parenthood, but haven’t gotten around to it, we got you. Twenty percent of profits from this amazingly named “Made In Gina Tee” will go directly to PP, helping its mission to deliver vital and affordable reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. Additionally, Valfre is an immigrant female-founded company that is inspired by all that it means to be a part of the fairer sex.

Wildfang Badass Babes Candles

When badasses blaze a trail, we take notice, and these babes definitely bring the heat. To honor those who help banish double standards and advance women’s causes, why not light a candle that features your favorite lady bosses, from Michelle Obama to Dolly Parton to the kickass Supreme Court Justices. And, in case you were wondering, Wildfang is a queer female-founded brand inspired by menswear styled suits and a feminist streak. 

Golden Door Sensational Marinara Tomato Sauce

Harvested from vine-ripened tomatoes in this celebrity destination spa’s farm, Golden Door Sensational Marinara Tomato Sauce is a healthy treat and even sweeter? One hundred percent of proceeds go to children’s charities. And because women know a thing or two about running a business, COO of  Golden Door is all-around boss babe, Kathy Van Ness.

Lauren B. Beauty Nude Collection

The perfect gift for all women who love wearing neutral nail polishes, this luxury set of five nude polishes plus nail polish remover pads is all you need to match all you own. This collection encompasses a veritable rainbow of nude shades, from porcelain to espresso brown, which looks insanely flattering and refined on every skin tone. Even more beautiful? The brand’s founder, Lauren Berkovitz, is a passionate advocate for cruelty- free and nontoxic cosmetics, as well as women’s rights.

Nissa Jewelry TATA Necklace

If you give two nipples about supporting International Women’s Day but don’t feel fully comfortable taking your shirt off, sport this subtle, cheeky necklace from Nissa Jewelry. Owned by female designer, Nissa Wegienek, a badass mom of two, 20 percent of all necklace sales will benefit the ACLU.

Threadlust WONDER WOMAN cropped sweatshirt

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a crop top? Threadlust’s must-have buttercup yellow version is emblazoned with a message you must always remember throughout the day; you are a superhero! Owned by two teenage sister Wonder Women in their own right, Maddie and Macy McRoberts, Threadlust is a brand with a conscious. To date ,the sisters have donated more than 800 pieces of clothing to the International Rescue Committee.

basq NYC Lavender Calming Oil

Every successful woman deserves a little R&R at the end of the day. Just add a few drops of this glorious liquid to bath water or massage on pulse points for a deeper, more restful sleep. Founded by longtime friends, Kelli Kenny and Lauren Parisier. basq NYC is comprised of only women, and caters to the specific needs of every skin type worldwide. 

Beautiful Rights Stronger Together Collection

Stronger Together is the bundle of the three lip products in the original Beautiful Rights collection consisting of Gloss Ceiling Lip Gloss - a sheer champagne rose gloss and the lipsticks Pantsuit Pink - a luxuriously textured rose lipstick and Politically Pout - a neutral pink that is subtle yet flattering. Additionally, 20 percent of all sales go to women's rights organizations. 

Style & Substance: How to Create a Compelling Brand

For women who want to build confidence, and their own empires, this guide book is meant to help uplift the many female founders (which has grown over 70 percent in the last 10 years) on the road to success. Besides being written specifically for women, Style & Substance is written by marketing and branding expert Liz Dennery  to empower women to become their own boss. She offers insight on how to build an iconic brand that’s immediately recognizable—just like Chanel, DryBar and Beyoncé (yes, she’s her own brand)—by helping readers clarify how they want to be perceived and how to deliver messages with confidence and style.

123FRÉ SET by Fré Skincare

What could be better than the gift of hydrated, cleansed skin? Formulated for hard-working women who sweat (and embrace it), this dandy little skincare set empowers women to get their fitness on while combating the majority of outdoor, exercise and sweat-induced damage. Additionally, for each set sold, Fré Skincare donates one argan tree, along with the gift of literacy, math and business management programs to the Izourane Ourgane Women Cooperative in Essaouira, Morocco. Taking ownership of argan trees, which are a valuable commodity, helps women of the cooperative further gain financial freedom and stability. 

Pyrrha Love Her But Leave Her Wild Talisman necklace

The words ‘Love Her But Leave Her Wild’ were written by the young poet, Atticus, as an appreciation of the irrepressible power of the female spirit. This darling handcrafted necklace, which is made of 100 percent reclaimed sterling silver, is designed to be a symbol of strength, freedom, and the untamed wild in all of us. If you’re on the fence, listen up: Pyrrha is donating $100 from the purchase of each talisman to support To Write Love On Her Arms, a charity dedicated to helping young people struggling with anxiety, depression, and self-injury. So far the company has raised more than $23K for the charity! And yes, the Pyrrha team is made up of mostly women, 95 percent, in fact. Led by a husband and wife design duo, the brand has been creating jewelry for more than 20 years.

DIY Rules for a WTF World by Krista Suh

Krista made worldwide headlines with The Pussyhat Project, which swiftly found its place on the cover of TIME and The New Yorker, and ultimately came to symbolize modern resistance culture. As co-creator of the project, Suh took an idea and built a worldwide movement and symbol in just two months. Her new book,  DIY RULES FOR A WTF WORLD, gives readers insight on how to raise their powerful, activist voices, sharing her personal experiences and best practices for world changing, no big deal. At a time when the world seems more divided than ever, Suh offers hope, encouragement, love and a powerful sense of community to readers and women in the U.S. and beyond. 

The "Eye Love You" Eyeshadow Collection from Mirabella Beauty 

Women are beautiful with or without makeup but if your particular fierce female friend is a makeup maven, then treat her to an eye palette in a beautiful array of neutral ultra-pigmented pressed powders. She can create an array of stunning looks with the included eight long-wear shadows, in both shimmer and matte finishes, as well as a luminous facial highlighter for gorgeous all-around illumination. The woman behind Mirabella is Miranda Coggins, Founder and Co-Owner, and all-around badass business woman.

Aly Walansky

Aly Walansky is a freelance lifestyles writer based in New York City, who contributes regularly to iVillage, SheKnows.com, xoJane, Huffington Post, and The Fashion Spot as well as many other print and web outlets.

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