45 gifts for the feminist mom who's reclaiming her time
Are you, too, reclaiming your time this holiday season? Of course, there’s no reason you shouldn’t. With every disappointing headline — and bonkers tweets from the 45th president — it becomes nearly impossible some days to spend less time obsessing over the news and more time focusing on yourself and your loved ones. AND, do you know who needs just a little bit (or a lot) more time to focus on themselves?
Whether they’re a best friend, co-worker, boss, sister, an aunt, or uh, your own mother, be sure to help them reclaim THEIR time this holiday. After all, Congresswoman Maxine Waters told us to. And they’ll completely adore you for it. Gift these women the most empowering books to raise little feminists of their own, wardrobe staples to wear as they shut down anything or anyone trying to waste their time, and maybe even a flask in which they can collect male tears. Because, why not?
We’ve got everything from silk pajamas, baby onesies, books by badass women, pins, and posters to make a statement, and even an ugly Christmas jumper by Beyoncé herself. No, the 45th present on this list isn’t the first female POTUS, but it’s close enough, right?
1Feminist Onesie, Etsy, starting at $19.99
Your BFF/coworker/sister/cousin’s baby will look adorable in this onesie, and fight patriarchy all at the same time. Gotta teach them young.
2Adam Was A Rough Draft Denim Jacket, Millioneiress $180.00
‘Nuff said. This denim jacket speaks volumes.
3Maxine Waters Reclaiming My Time Lapel Pin, Etsy, $10.00
Go off, Maxine! Need she say more?
4Silk Pajamas, Nordstrom, $179.00
These silk PJ’s are perfect for lounging around on #selfcaresundays, while you put your phone on “Do Not Disturb.”
5Feminist Mama Pin, Etsy, $2.04
Let everyone know who the F you are. Pin this on your purse or on a jacket!
6Decorative Hourglass Figurine, Target, $37.99
This hourglass figurine makes for the perfect centerpiece to set on your coffee table AND to keep track of who’s overstayed their welcome, #SorryNotSorry.
7Badass Mom Coffee Cup, Etsy, starting at $11.05
Because you deserve the reminder every morning, after every sip of heaven.
8Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, Amazon, $14.69
Let Shonda Rhimes motivate and inspire you into trying new and exciting things that are actually worth your time.
9“Nevertheless, She Persisted” Kid’s T-shirt, Etsy, $21.99
You’ve got to teach them young, and this is the perfect t-shirt to do that.
10Drew Plunging Illusion Jumpsuit, Nordstrom, $254.00
Wear this to your next work meeting, holiday party or heck, at your next holiday dinner. You’ve gotta look good when you’re shutting down anyone and anything wasting your time.
11Male Tears Flask, Cafe Press, $19.95
Can we get a refill, please?
12Feminist Plush Maya Angelou, Etsy, $20.75
Maya Angelou once said, “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.” She’ll do so gracefully with this plush in hand, too.
13Sooth and Soul Yogi Candles, Uncommon Goods, $28.00
After a long day of reclaiming your time, you’ll need plenty of more time to unwind — do so with these soothing candles.
14Tote Bag: Michelle Obama Icon, Strand Books, $19.95
Who better than Michelle Obama to help us reclaim our time? Gift this perfect tote with the perfect message.
15Relcaimed Wood Bath Tray, Etsy, $75.00
Pop open a bottle of rosé (or some sparkling cider if you’re not the drinking type), dust off a book, lock the bathroom door and throw in a deliciously scented bath bomb. Now, RELAX.
16Riot Mom Mug, Etsy, $15.00
This mug is perfect for a re-energizing cup of a joe before you get back to fighting the patriarchy. ✊
17Angela Davis Lapel Pin, Etsy, $10.00
Who better than political activist Angela Davis to help you reclaim your time and fight for what’s right?
18Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, Amazon, $10.77
Anything written by Roxane Gay is required reading, and this collection of essays will make you feel better about the things you love that might not be too feminist (you know, like singing along to most rap or hip-hop music). We’re not perfect, and as long as you check yourself and your privilege, you’re doing GREAT.
19Grl Pwr Throw Blanket, Society6, starting at $37.49
‘Tis the season to stay cozy while making a statement.
20Audre&Gloria&Angela&Bell. T-Shirt, Thugzmaison, $25.00
Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldúa, bell hooks, and Angela Davis have all paved the way for women of color to be respected and taken seriously be it through their activist, social criticism, or writing. Now you can immortalize their legacy in the form of this T-shirt.
21“Reclaiming My Time” Cat T-Shirt, Tee Spring, $25.99
For the cat mom in your life reclaiming her time, get her this cute, long-sleeve to wear to the next Women’s March.
22Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World, by Rachel Ignotofsky, Amazon, $10.20
For the daughter of the feminist momma in your life who’s going to break barriers and change the way women in STEM fields are viewed.
23Open Front Sweater Blazer, J.Crew, $138.00
We all *need* at least one blazer in our closet, and this cute and comfy sweater blazer can be both dressed up or down. You can wear it to your next protest, or to a night out on the town.
24Zuo Modern Pearl Table Lamp, Amazon, $173.17
This table lamp is perfect for when unwinding after a hectic day. It’s not too bright and it’s not too dull, it’ll be perfect for reading your favorite magazine, writing in your journal, or simply getting lost in your thoughts after you’ve put the kids to sleep.
25Feminist Plush Malala Yousafzai, Etsy, $20.75
An activist for young women’s education, this Malala Yousafzai plush will be an empowering addition to your child’s collection!
26Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque, Nordstrom, $38.25
This lightweight masque will not only sooth and calm your skin, but you, too. Necessary for the days when the world is testing your patience.
27Phenomenal Woman T-Shirt, Phenomenal Woman, $35.00
Because you’re a PHENOMENAL. WOMAN. Point blank.
28My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinmen, Amazon, $8.95
“My Life on the Road” is ALSO required reading. Steinmen is an icon — she’s a journalist and activist who also became nationally recognized as leader and spokeswoman for the American feminist movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
29Soft Pink Latina Power Tee, Jenzeanodesigns, $30.00
This one’s for all the Latina mamas out there getting it done.
30You Can’t Touch My Hair, by Phoebe Robinson, Amazon, $10.87
Don’t waste your time reminding people why it’s NOT okay and problematic to ask to touch your hair, but definitely spend your time reading this amazing collection of essays about race, gender, and pop culture.
31“I’m Not A Regular Mom, I’m A Cool Mom” Makeup Pouch, Etsy, starting at $19.99
We all need a good ‘ol Mean Girls reference in our lives. The end.
32“Each time a woman stands up for herself…” Maya Angelou poster, Etsy, starting at $6.30
Maya Angelou knows best. Have this as a reminder to make time for standing up for not only your rights but to also look out for the women beside you. ❤️
33Peyton Gold Tone Timex Watch, Timex, $57.00
Time is money. Reclaim your time with this cute gold-tone watch.
34UGG Double Knit Robe, Nordstrom, $125.00
You deserve the best from the minute you wake up to the second you fall asleep, so you clearly need this double knit robe in your life. Go ahead, live your best life in it.
35Vining Maxi Skirt, Anthropologie, $168.00
All eyes will be on you as soon as you step into a room in this gorgeous maxi skirt (which you’re wearing for your damn self, duh).
36Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win, by Rachel Ignotofsky, Amazon, $11.55
Young girls can definitely be into sports, too. And this book, showcasing 50 fearless athletes, will show your young one that she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to.
37Shinin’ Ugly Sweater Long Sleeve T-shirt, Beyoncé, $45.00
If you don’t have your very own ugly sweater for the holidays, Queen Bey has got your back. You’ll be shinin’, shinin’, shinin’ your way to all the holiday festivities.
38Mom & Me & Mom, by Maya Angelou, Amazon, $16.85
Whether you have a healthy or tumultuous relationship with your mother or the mother figure in your life, Mom & Me & Mom will tug at your heartstrings and help you make sense of all the good and bad.
39“I’m An Entrepreneur Bitch” T-Shirt, Shopzahirakelly, $32.00
For the feminist mom in your life who’s also her own boss and takes no shit from anyone. Yas, Queen!
40Blue Apron Subscription, Blue Apron, starting at $47.95
Let’s be real, we don’t always have time to spend copious amounts of time cooking. Treat the feminist mom in your life to a Blue Apron subscription, you’ll be saving her SO much time in the kitchen.
41Slip Silk Sleep Mask, Anthropologie, $45.00
This silk sleep mask will help you get those coveted 8+ hours of sleep every night.
42Beauty Cosmetics Lipstick, Vive Cosmetics, $18.00
Wrong, you can NEVER have too many lipsticks. You’ll need a bold lip for when you’re shutting down the haters. ✨
43She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, by Chelsea Clinton, Amazon, $13.49
Your sons and daughters should all be reading about women who have changed the world and paved the way for their future generations.
44Faux Fur-Collared Coat, Anthropologie, $228.00
Get ready to take down the patriarchy in this faux fur-collared coat. You’ll never want to take it off.
45What Happened, by Hillary Clinton, Amazon, $13.49
In her latest book, Hillary Clinton dives into what happened, what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most unpredictable presidential elections in history. She reflects on the mistakes she made, but she also reclaims her time, moving onto the next chapter in her life.
‘Tis the season for feminism!