With the holiday season just a few weeks away, we here at SmartFem.com want to celebrate the holidays in a fun way. Sometimes though, getting the gifts can take the fun out of the holidays.
So why not bring feminism into your holiday shopping? Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Pancha Ganapati, Kwanzaa, or The Winter Solstice, you’re sure to be giving and receiving gifts.
We’ve put together a list of 10 amazing gifts that our viewers would love. These are gifts women can give to men, cousins to uncles and anyone inbetween. Feminism is all about equality, and to us that means equality down to the very gifts you give. Women shouldn’t get kitchen-related gifts just because they’re women, and men shouldn’t get generic football stuff just because sports are stereotypically a man’s thing.
Gifts are more than their gender, and we’ve laid out the perfect gifts to give that will make anyone’s holiday a little bit brighter.
1. A Bad Ass Tool Kit
Tools… let’s stop gendering them and start learning to actually use them to hang up posters, build coffee tables and be more all together bad ass by learning the difference between a flat head screwdriver and a phillips.
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Regardless of if you live in an house or apartment, this handy dandy tool kit includes all the basics you’ll need for small jobs. Plus every purchase includes a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
2. Fuzzy Socks
We’ve all got feet, and honestly the gift of a fuzzy pair of socks might the nicest gift of all.
This company has an awesome deal for socks every month, where you can pick between cozy and crazy sock prints.
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But if you don’t want to get some online, it’s just as easy to get a cute and comfy pair for under $10 at your local drug store.
3. Spotify Premium
This is the easiest, cheapest, most used, and kindest gift you could ever give someone. Who doesn’t love music? Right now, Spotify is running a deal for 3 months of premium for only 99 cents! You’d be crazy not to give this as a gift.
Head to Spotify now!
Ever wished there was a magical device you could put ingredients in and then have a fully cooked meal? Well wish no more because it exists! It’s not quite magic, but a crock-pot is incredibly easy to use. Just put in some delicious ingredients in the morning and when you get home you’ll have a fully cooked meal waiting for you!
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So, this isn’t a specific gift for you to give, but either giving a gift from Etsy or just a nice $20 from Etsy says you care. It’s not generic and it allows the person to enjoy a truly hand made good. Plus if you’re extra stumped this Holiday Season, Etsy even has gift lists that were created specifically for their buyers– with everything you might need, but never have known you wanted!
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6. Nice Shampoo and Conditioner
One of the nicest things I ever did for a male friend of mine was suggest he change his conditioner and shampoo from a two-in-one to real shampoo and conditioner that would work for his hair needs. Why should body gifts be just for women, let’s share the good hair love. My personal favorite is “OGX Quenching Coconut Curls Conditioner.”
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If you’re looking for a bigger list for the perfect shower set for your friend, Elle magazine had a list of the top shampoos and conditioners of 2016!
7. A Massage
After the stress of the holiday’s, who isn’t in need of a massage? Massages can help workout stress and help you feel your best. A massage is a fantastic gift for anyone, regardless of their age or gender. Check out the local massage businesses in your area for their prices and (hopefully) deals for the holidays!
8. An awesome Sweater
Who doesn’t need a warm sweater during winter? A sweater referencing someone’s favorite TV Show, Movie or Band is a great personalized gift. My personal favorite is this one:
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9. Homesick Candle
Did you know that the sense most connected with memory is smell? These candles capture the essence of every state by tailoring smells that are unique, such as agave and desert sand for Arizona. Plus, as a journalist I should admit- I even bought one myself for my Kansas Grandma, and I can’t wait to see the look on her face when she finally smells home again! There’s no smell like home, you know!
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10. Skin Care
The skin trend #sheetmask is real and here to help us all achieve the best skin glow possible! 2016 was the year of a lot of bad stuff, so why not make it the year of your best skin? Korean face masks are a fun trend for all, and they come in a huge variety of styles and prices. These are a perfect stocking stuffer for the whole family or squad.
There is a set of 10 on Amazon for close to $1 a pack. Think of all the gifts you could give! Now that’s a bargain.
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