Gifts are a nice way to show your appreciation and admiration for someone in your life. But choosing the right gift is quite a challenge for anyone who wants to make sure the receiver will be pleasantly impressed.
Now, if the person you want to impress is a strong-willed woman who doesn’t bow down to patriarchy, you may think that choosing a gift is similar to navigating a minefield. In reality, even strong-willed women who promote a progressive, feminist agenda like to be surprised by the people in their lives.
So don’t be afraid to offer her something you think she’d like. Even if it doesn’t have “strong woman” written all over it, she will still appreciate the thought and the gesture. And, if you still feel lost when it comes to choosing a gift for empowered women, here are some ideas to get you started:
Yes, you read that right. Flowers are an amazing gift for a wide range of scenarios and you can offer them to both men and women. As long as you respect the etiquette behind flower-giving, you are not in danger of offending anyone when you offer a beautiful flower arrangement to a person you admire and respect.
Now, you don’t have to start studying the symbolism and meaning of flowers to learn the proper etiquette (unless it’s something you want to do). You just have to know a few basic tips such as you shouldn’t offer striking red flower bouquets to women you don’t know personally and it’s best to mix and match flowers and colors when offering the gift at a solemn event.
Smart people love to read books that inspire them so why not look for a good list of books about powerful women? There are so many amazing stories out there and everyone can find at least one that speaks to them.
Plus, if you want to make the gift more meaningful, it’s best to offer a book you’ve read and loved. It’s also a good idea to write a dedication on the first page, mentioning what you liked about the book and how you hope to be inspirational for the receiver as well.
Strong women also love to look good and some are even fashionable! However, you have to be aware of your position in their life since not everyone can offer them a scarf or a bracelet. These types of gifts are always appreciated when they come from loved ones (partners, close friends, or family) because they carry meaning.
If you do decide to go with this option, make sure you choose a brand that respects women’s rights and is careful about the impact it has on the environment.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good, fragrant bath after a long day of trying to make the world a better place? Bath and spa sets are still great gifts even if the woman who receives them is a judge or a business magnate. Just make sure to choose something you know she’d like (her favorite ingredients, scent, or all of the above).
Plus, if she’s a busy go-getter, your gift can also be a reminder for her to slow down from time to time and do some mental-care and some soul-care.
Shopping for empowered women is no different than shopping for any other woman in your life. As long as you take her preferences and style into account, you should be able to find something that she’s going to love!