10 Gifts for the #Girlboss in your life

10 Gifts for the #Girlboss in your life

Got a feminist Work Wife in your life? In need of some serious gift inspo? This Christmas, instead of getting her some run-of-the-mill rubbish, treat a #girlboss to a unique gift that helps her to smash her goals, hit her deadlines and achieve her dreams. At J&R, we know how hard it is to be a woman in business. We can assure you that the Girlboss in your life is in need of some serious support.

When it comes to girl-power gifts, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for our list of top picks from some of our favourite Girlboss brands.

1. Empowering Stationery

 

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Stationery is one of the biggest necessities for any working environment. Whether the Girlboss in your life is self-employed, working in a small startup, or part of a big corporation – notepads and pens are always a must. Instead of a bland Pukka Pad and a generic biro, why not gift stationery with some dazzling colours and motivational slogans that connect with feminists at work? Our faves are these Woman Power and Yes Girl Yes notebooks.

2. Bibles for Badasses

 

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Many of us tend to spend our commute or lunch break glued to our phones. Although, it would save us a lot of headaches, eye strain and guilt if we spent that time with our nose in a book. With this in mind, a feminist-centric book would make a fantastic present.

Our top picks are The Power by Naomi Alderman, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) by Scarlett Curtis, Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett, and Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay.

3. Pins against the Patriarchy

 

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Pins have been a popular trend for quite a while now, making them a great gift for the modern Girlboss. There are an abundance of amazing feminist pins that will jazz up a jacket whilst delivering important and inspiring messages.
Our favourite pin at the moment is Punky Pins’ ‘Empowered Women Empower Women’ pin. This particular statement is one we are sure would make a badass badge of honour for a woman supporting other women in the male dominated world of work.

4. Protest Postcards

 

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Postcards can be a great gift to encourage someone to decorate their workspace. Paperchase sell a variety of motivational postcards centred around #girlpower. They can be placed on a notice board, displayed on shelves, framed or kept on someone’s desk to give them a constant reminder that they should be working towards being the best Girlboss they can be. We recommend the Girls Support Girls and She Believed She Could So She Did cards from Paperchase.

5. Girlboss Garments

 

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If the Girlboss in your life is not limited by a strict dress code at work, why not gift them with some feminist fashion to make them feel proud to be bossing their job? Your best bet is a slogan t-shirt. You can get just about any slogan you want, including more female empowerment mantras than you could ever imagine. The best places to look are Feminist Apparel and Everything’s Sweet Threads.

6. Caffeine Accessories

 

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A major part of work culture for most people is tea and coffee. With this in mind, a mug, flask, or keepcup would be an amazing gift. To make this usually generic gift fit for a Girlboss, take a look at brands like Fawcett whose products have some very suitable slogans like ‘fabulous and feminist’.

7. Statement Jewellery

 

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If some of the more workplace-centric gifts do not appeal to you, then perhaps choose a gift that is on the sassier-side. Brands like Sour Cherry do some striking statement jewellery for the modern feminist that is sure to get the message across whilst looking pretty. Our personal all-time favourite are their Girlboss earrings.

8. Sassy Supplies

 

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With gifts, it’s better to buy someone something they’d use but not necessarily get for themselves. You can find just about anything in a particular style you’d like, which also applies to feminism themed products . From calendars to mousepads, the internet has it all. Our favourite of which are these awesome coasters from Punky Pins.

9. Stocking Fillers

 

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Stocking fillers aren’t just for kids, grown up girl bosses love to be treated as well. A great example of what to include are games that can be played with family and friends on Christmas Day. We found these Little Feminist Playing Cards and a Feminist Puzzle that fits the bill. Another recommendation would be the Personalised Feminist Gift Set – which contains a couple mini-gifts each perfectly suited for a stocking.

10. Self Care Saviours

 

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Smashing the patriarchy is hard work – sometimes a queen needs a little R & R. Something like a soothing scented candle that they could enjoy both at work or to unwind after a stressful day would be fab. Skincare can also make a lovely gift, our favourite brand being Glossier whose brand message is all about empowering women to love the skin they’re in.

Thank you for reading!

We hope that you got some gift inspo from our list. Keep an eye on the J&R Journal for more upcoming festive content.

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