The first time I heard of International Women’s Day was when I was in middle school. My friend, Melissa, loved to throw little get-togethers at her parents’ house, and she gave everyone in our little friend group invitations to a party for International Women’s Day (I’m pretty sure I still have my invitation because I’m a hoarder). We were instructed to dress up as a famous woman, and I’m pretty sure I dressed up like Aaliyah or some other random R&B singer.
Even though I haven’t been to an International Women’s Day party since, I think it’s still such a great holiday to celebrate, especially now when there are so many women of influence for our younger generation to look up to, like Emma Watson who, in spite of being ridiculously wealthy and pretty much set for life, decided to go to college to further her education and then later spoke about the importance of feminism during her UN speech and also founded HeForShe.
While I love celebrating the powerful women in the world today, I equally love recognizing the females in my life who have impacted me personally. I’m lucky to have friends who uplift and bring out the best in me. If you’re lucky enough to have women like this in your life, be sure to thank them, and maybe even buy them something pretty.
I’m obsessed with Flatterbox, and I literally want to get one for everyone in my life for all occasions. It’s basically a box where you write down nice things about the recipient. You can either fill the box with your own sentiments or send out a link for other people to contribute to the box too. Once all of the niceties are received, Flatterbox puts it all together in a pretty little box and ships it out to you. It’s such a sweet gift.
A Precious Mug
I’m obsessed with all of these mugs. Not only do they empower women, they’re all super cute and so fun.
Inside every powerful woman is a full bottle of wine. That’s a thing, right? I mean, who doesn’t love wine. I know I do. Let your girlfriends channel their inner Olivia Pope with a wine club subscription. I’m a member of Club W (and no, they’re not paying me to say this. I just genuinely love it.), and it’s such a great way to try new wines that you can’t buy in stores. If you order through this link, you can get a bottle free in your first box!
Anything With Her Face On It
I love getting people things with their face on it. Personalized frames are fun, but why not go the extra mile and get them something like a coffee mug with pictures of times y’all have spent together or a desk calendar with fun photos of the two of you?
Inspirational Memoirs by Women
These are just a few of my favorites.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? | Fat Girl Walking
I’ve been obsessed with the idea of these ever since they started getting popular again. I used to have an old school Polaroid camera when I was younger, but they were never this adorable. I think any girl would appreciate being able to bring a funky camera like this on a trip or to a party and be able to capture those memories without having to worry about printing the photos out later (because I know I’m not the only one who still prints pictures, right?).
What women inspire you?