From local gatherings that promote societal change and equality, to inspiring conferences and intimate dinners hosted by our female friend groups, International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful women who make a difference in our lives. There’s perhaps no better woman to celebrate than our best friend — the person who has stood by us through career changes, breakups, and other uphill battles. She’s the gal who can always be found in our cheering corner, reminding us of all of the reasons we can succeed. This International Women’s Day, why not give her a gift that shows just how much she means to you—and how lucky you are to have her by your side. Here’s a few suggestions to do just that.
A gift to encourage her wanderlust
We never know where our traveling bestie will go next. One day it’s Cape Town, the next it’s Cartagena, Colombia. Next time it’s time to take off, she can use this passport holder to keep her documents safe. Made of 100% genuine leather and available in three colors, it sends the perfect message: Been there, done that.
A gift to keep her warm—and empowered
As a budding freelancer who is gradually building her empire, our bestie is always busy routing calls, meeting deadlines and hustling until she collapses each night. Sometimes though, it can be difficult to remain productive while working from home. Keep her focused—and inspired—with these one-size fits all cotton socks. After all she is fierce, femme—and our forever pal.
A gift that shouts it from the rooftops
She’s first in line at all of the Women’s Marches, gathers the gang together to campaign for the leaders she believes in, and she’s not afraid to correct injustices when she sees them. She’s a feminist through-and-through — and you love her for it. Now, she can wear this charm necklace proudly, and perhaps, even pass it down to her daughter one day.
A gift that reminds her to trust the process
Even when mercury isn’t retrograde, it sometimes feels like nothing is going quite as planned. Perhaps a trip was cancelled last-minute, a promising romance sizzled out or an exciting new career opportunity fell flat. Whatever the case, focusing on the present will keep her spirits higher. That’s why this print is so powerful, featuring a quote from the one-and-only Emily Dickinson.
A gift that really gives a lift
Only a best friend knows what kind of bra her pal prefers—and can get away with giving it as a gift. The inclusive bra company Harper Wilde is celebrating IWD by donating all proceeds from their ‘Be Kind’ everyday bra to bring an end to girl-against-girl bullying. It’ll provide full coverage and soft fabric, while also sending a special message of goodwill.
A gift that supports female entrepreneurs
As a female-founded brand, Sips By knows just how important it is to lift one another up. That’s why every season, they review their 50+ women-led tea brand partners to curate four selections in a limited-edition box. This type of gift speaks volume about the power of females, and is perfect for a great afternoon catching up with your best gal.
A gift that reminds her of her greatness
Talk about a statement-making gift! We love how realistic this candle mold appears—perfectly sending that rocker-inspired message. Available in pink, red, black, blue, green and yellow, she can enjoy 20 hours of burning time. Rock on, besties, rock on!
A gift for sweet dreams
Somehow, she manages to take care of her kiddos, kill it at the office, plan dinner parties and make it all look effortless. We are in total awe of our bestie’s juggling abilities but also want to ensure she takes time to well, sleep. Give her this soft cotton velvet eye mask that will help block out sunlight on Saturday morning so she can sleep in. As a bonus, this brand donates 5% of profits to benefit teens in need.
A gift to start the day right
Our bestie does, in fact, wake up like that: ready to conquer the world, take on her haters and do it all with style and class. While she is preparing for her hustle of the day, she can get ready in this super plush and wildly appropriate robe that reminds everyone to never, ever underestimate the power of a woman. During the month of March, the brand will donate 25 percent of their sales to Dress For Success, helping other ladies find their calling.
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