It’s that time of year again, a time of giving and sharing love and holiday cheer. However, we can’t help but wonder how one can even think of getting into the holiday spirit given the current political climate, nuclear warfare threats, and while we’re at it, climate change isn’t looking too good either. We could all sit around and blame the real-life Grinch that has stolen Christmas or we can find ways to celebrate, support and uplift each other during such tumultuous times…we choose the latter. Shop our Fempowerment Gift Guide that supports women and female-run businesses.
What started as an experimental side hustle between co-founders Alana Branston and Ali Kriegsman, has taken off as a game-changing retail business model. Bulletin‘s product assortment is updated regularly and the retail space offers small business owners the ability to sell goods IRL and online if you can’t make it into one of their cute boutiques located in Nolita, Flatiron, and Williamsburg. With product offerings centered around changing editorial themes the Williamsburg location is currently featuring “Bulletin Broads”, all brands are female-led businesses and 10% of sales go to Planned Parenthood — talk about a bang for your buck! We recommend grabbing one (or two) of these tees for all the phenomenal women in your life.
A favorite of Teen Vogue’s EIC, Elaine Welteroth, Brother Vellies has grown into a household name. Winner of the 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Brother Vellies’ founder Aurora James has introduced beautifully handmade African footwear while creating sustainable jobs within South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Morocco. Whether you’re gifting your best friend or yourself, these splurge-worthy items are worth every penny.
The Working Woman’s Handbook created by Phoebe Lovatt is the perfect gift for the ambitious entrepreneur in your girl gang. As the “ultimate guide to job satisfaction,” the handbook shares tips and advice on custom-building your career in a profitable and efficient way. We can’t think of a better way to end of 2017 (and Mercury Retrograde) than a game plan to own 2018.
With an ethos that focuses on sexual freedom as a form of empowerment, this gift makes an excellent stocking stuffer. Oh, and the Fuckboy Repellent adds some extra charm to this gift idea. Did we mention that they’re made of 100% all natural vegan latex, free of dyes, chlorine, irritating chemicals and fragrance-free? Also, Lovability Condoms donates a condom to Planned Parenthood with every purchase #GRLPWR!
This gift idea doesn’t need an introduction. STAY WOKE and make a donation on behalf of everyone on your nice and naughty list.
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Written by Nalima Toure
Featured Image via Vogue Spain