They say there's no ethical consumption under capitalism, but it's the holidays, dammit, and we'll spend some money on our friends — and ourselves — if we want to! You probably think all the badass feminists in your life are incredibly difficult to shop for, but the prospect need not bring fear into your heart, because we've gathered the coolest tees, pins, books, music, and other #1 must-haves for the womyn in your life. Whether you're shopping for your best friend, your grandchild, or your parent, we've got you covered.
Gather 'round, pour some tea, blast your favorite riot grrrl record, get to shopping, and treat yourself and those you love.
Protect us from what we want, indeed.
This soft tee by artist Grace Miceli features text inspired by the poem "
I Want A President
," written by artist Zoe Leonard in 1992.
I Want A President Tee (Pink/Black),
You can never have enough socks in your life, especially when they loudly declare your love for WOMEN'S SPORTS.
Women's Sports Socks,
In 1985 the
, an anonymous group of female artists who joined forces to denounce sexism and racism in the art world, began a poster campaign to spread their message. "The Advantages of Being A Woman Artist," is one their most iconic works, featuring tongue-in-cheek points including:
Working without the pressure of success
Being included in revised versions of art history
; this poster makes a perfect statement in any room.
The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artist Poster,
This iconic emblem has been a symbol of women's liberation since 1969, when Robin Morgan designed it as part of her work with the
New York Radical Women
Feminist Pin/ Womens Symbol Pin/ Venus Symbol Pin/ Gift for Feminist/ Feminist Lapel Pin/ Feminist Fist Pin/ Gift for Her/ Feminism Pin B88,
Bullshit sweater is a no-brainer.
Bullshit Classic Fit Sweatshirt,
A record player is one of those things that people always mean to buy for themselves and never get around to, which means it's a perfect present. If your giftee already owns a record player, then consider giving them records of iconic female performers like
Crosley Rainbow Holographic Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player,
These Barbara Kruger sunglasses might actually be the coolest sunglasses ever. We might be adding them to
our holiday wishlist, tbqh.
Barbara Kruger Sunglasses (Matte Black/Red),
is such an incredible book that you might be surprised it was written by a man. It tells the story of Wendy, an artist and wannabe
, and her adventures in the alternative underground. It's as close to perfect as a graphic novel can ever be.
Wendy by Walter Scott,
All Power To All The People — need we say more?
All Power to All the People T-shirt,
How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Just one, because they got this kickass tool kit as a gift one year.
Apollo 161-Piece Household Tool Kit with 4.8-Volt Screwdriver,
Leah Goren is one of our favorite artists, and these little women pins are perfect to
zjouzh up a denim jacket or a baseball cap.
Lady Pin No. 2,
This Louise Bourgeois card case is the perfect way to shade people in an ~artistic~ way.
Louise Bourgeois Card Case,
Cool notebooks are essential to jot down ideas and manifestos.
Vanguard Notebook - Yellow,
Well, what else are you going to write your manifesto with?
Feminist With A To-Do List Pencil,
Hellen Jo is a super cool artist from LA — you should definitely check out her
— and this T-shirt takes the iconic battlecry from Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna (and turns into the go-to winter sweatshirt).
GIRLS TO THE FRONT LONGSLEEVE SHIRT,
A pair of Docs never goes out of style.
WOMEN'S 1460 SMOOTH,
It's true everybody already owns too many tote bags, but this one by Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment (R.I.S.E.), an activist group dedicated to the education, dissemination, and evolution of Indigenous art and culture, trumps them all.
Abandon the Con-cept Tote,
This is just a cool scarf. Everyone loves a cool scarf.
We shouldn't even have to say this to people in the year of our Lord 2017, and yet here we are.
Don't Tell Me To Smile Pin,
Summertime (or year-round, if you live in a sunny, tropical place) means beach time, and for those truly dedicated to spending hours in the surf and sun, an oversized towel is essential. This one has a design by Yayoi Kusama in her signature circles. We love functional art.
Yayoi Kusama Towel,
The personal is the political and what's more personal than your sense of style?
Feminist Af Denim Jacket,
A guitar (or a bass!) will forever make you the best gifter of all time. Feel free to add a couple tab books — perhaps the one for
Squier Bullet Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar with Tremolo,
How else are you going to organize your accessories if not with severed fingers?
Caitlin Rose Sweet
Alien She Witch Finger Ring Cone,