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Festive Gifts for Feminists of Any Age

The year has absolutely flown by which means one thing; the festive season is upon us once again! So if you’re just as excited as we are to celebrate and spoil all the feminists in your life, then check out these perfect prezzie ideas:

1.

Alice Lindstrom x VWT Tea towel $25

We’ve collaborated with artist Alice Lindstrom to create a limited edition tea towel. Locally screen printed on linen/cotton, this is a must-have for all the dishy people in your life. Or you can frame it and give the gift of art!

Not only will this piece brighten up any household, by purchasing it you are directly supporting our work and a brighter future for women and girls.

Now available on the VWT Shop.

2.

Amazing Australian Women: Twelve Women Who Shaped History $26.99

Pamela Freeman and Sophie Beer bring you twelve incredible women who’ve made and changed history. Featuring Indigenous resistance fighter Mary Reibey, nurse and medical innovator Elizabeth Kenny, swimmer and movie star Annette Kellerman, and more, this bright and colourful book is equally inspiring and entertaining. The perfect gift for a sparkly christmas.

Get a copy of your own here.

3.

Alice Lindstrom x VWT Cards $12.00

Spruce up your gift giving, support women & girls, and spread the good word about gender equality, all at the same time. How, you ask? With Alice Lindstrom x VWT Greeting Cards, of course! Comes in a delightful pack of three.

Now available on the VWT Shop.

4.

SisterWorks Hamper (ranges from $20-135)

SisterWorks have an array of yummo hampers; our pick of the lot are the BBQ Hamper (for all you spice lovers!), the Silver Hamper (if you prefer some sweet with your spice), and if you’re feeling generous, there’s the Ultimate Hamper, chock full of jam, salsa, a candle, bath salts and more.

SisterWorks is a not-for-profit helping women migrants, asylum seekers and refugees become financially independent and happily settled in Australia.

Check out their full selection here.

5.

Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ by Quinn Eades $32.99

A year since the Marriage Equality postal vote, Quinn Eades and Son Vivienne explore the exhaustion and exhilaration created by the survey which continues today. Going Postal is both a celebration of the ‘Yes’ result, and a powerfully angry protest book. Definitely a must-read!

Pick up a copy from Readings online.

6.

Frances Cannon x VWT Tote Bag $35

Melbourne based artist Frances Cannon has created a limited edition ethical tote bag that celebrates all things friendship and body positivity. Each bag supports our work as Australia’s leading gender equality advocate. The perfect gift for everyone in your #GirlSquad – but get in quick, there’s only a few left!

Snap up a Frances Cannon x VWT bag on the VWT Shop.

7.

Some Boys by Nelly Thomas $19.99

A follow up from her book Some Girls, comedian Nelly Thomas brings you Some Boys; a children’s book aiming to challenge gender stereotypes. Similar to Some Girls this book shows kids that it’s okay to be tough, gentle, shy, bold, wear shirts or skirts, no matter your gender. This silly season, give the gift of feminist education and help children flourish in their own unique ways.

Available at most Readings stores and online.

8.

Get Elected! A2 Poster by Carol Porter $19.99

Get Elected! is a must-have for all the feminists in your life. Perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms, and of course, boardrooms. Created by Australian artist Carol Porter, this artwork was commissioned by the Victorian Women’s Trust in 1997, reprinted with permission from the State Library of Victoria. And at just $20 (including domestic postage) who could resist?

These conversation starters have been flying off the shelves, so grab one quick while you still can! Available now on the VWT Shop.

9.

Blakwork by Alison Wittaker $24.99

If you’re a fan of poetry and powerful feminist women, then you’ll love Alison Whittaker’s Blakwork. A bold and unapologetic Gomeroi poet and essayist from Gunnedah and Tamworth, north-western New South Wales, Whittaker combines memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique in this newly released masterpiece. With so much packed into one collection, this work makes the perfect choice for your next book club!

Pick up a copy at Readings.

10.

Madison Griffiths Poem The First Superhero Was A Woman A4 Print $24.99

Writer, artist and poet Madison Griffiths has teamed up with VWT to create a beautifully fierce poem about the power and strength of all women, featuring artwork by Alice Lindstrom.

You can purchase a print of the poem and browse all our other products at the VWT Shop.

 

Support the amazing feminists in your life and enjoy the gift of giving. Happy holidays from all of us here at the Trust.


Maddy Crehan

Maddy has been working at the Victorian Women’s Trust, primarily on Rosie.org.au since July 2015. She regularly writes for the Rosie blog, edits Write Like a Girl submissionsmanages Rosie social media and is involved in the overall strategic planning of the project. Maddy is passionate about music, history, art, writing, and advocating for women and girls.

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