Thinking of the strong independent women in your life and wondering what to get them? While no one gift is perfect for everyone, this list is everything we could want. From keeping track of income to no longer having to seek a bush to hide behind, everything is covered here.
Abby from Just A Girl and Her Blog puts together a wonderful budget planner. A huge part of being an independent woman is having your finances in order and understanding where your money is going. There’s something about writing down outgoing expenses which empower you. Nothing feels as good as financial freedom!
Anything he can do, you can do too, including standing up in the middle of the field or at a concert. The Go Girl is a revolutionary concept to give women the ability to skip the lines in overcrowded or unpleasant bathrooms, and on long bus rides, you have just as much freedom as a man! Great for those who like to camp, hike, or are often traveling — and in case of an emergency you’d be glad to find one in the glovebox of your own car, too!
Giving is Getting
Sometimes the best gift is giving to others. Gift a strong woman in your life KIVA credit and you’re gifting a lifetime of help. A KIVA gift card allows her select other women to give micro-loans to. Once the loans are repaid, the money goes back into the account and she can repeat the process, potentially helping hundreds of women with the same money. KIVA is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
KIVA’s motto is “Dreams are universal, opportunity is not.”
Coloring and Meditation Activities
Boss Babes Coloring and Activity Book is applicable for girls big and small. Studies have shown that meditation relaxes the mind and solving puzzles keeps it sharp and wards off Alzheimers. So not only are you reinforcing feminist ideals and strong female role models, but keeping mental health in top shape, too.
I Am Malala
No list of empowerment is complete without I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban.
Malala is currently the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has spoken in front of the UN in New York, and was listed by TIME magazine as one of the most influential people globally. This fine memoir has a place on any woman’s bookshelf!
“When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.”
Emergency Siren and Charger
Better than walking home with keys between your fingers, this power bank doubles as an emergency siren with 100-decibel force. Upon activation of the siren, it also begins flashing like a strobe light to disorient and frighten an attacker as well as signal your location to others. Charge it once and forget it for up to six months, so this is a perfect low maintenance safety net and peace of mind. Get this for the people you love!
He Never Deserved Me
Of course, we think He Never Deserved Me is also the perfect gift for any book lover who wants a behind the scenes sneak peek into what it takes to gather the courage and grace to leave a loveless marriage. Ariana is trapped by society’s rules, and leaving her husband means losing her son thanks to an antiquated legal system which favors fathers. What would you do?
Pick up this easy-to-read book which feels like an intimate tell-all conversation with a friend!