Valentine's Day has once again crept up on us, but you don't have to start running away in fear right now. The day is all about a celebration of love and that doesn't necessarily mean the romantic kind. What about the love for your fellow feminist and super ambitious woman in your life? Maybe they are sitting at the desk next to you, your Co-founder of your brand new business or your lifelong friend that lives miles away. Whomever they are, let's celebrate them with some awesome gifts.
For the Hustler
We all know one. Grab them this candle from the 125 Collection. Started by Valerie Wray and Joy Fennell in Harlem the lifestyle brand, known for their famous quote candles, 100% pure soy candles, which are hand poured in New York, with fun and vibrant quotes on the label. The two entrepreneurs began selling their products at flea markets and now they include Tiffany Haddish as a fan.
For the Nasty Woman
Even Nasty Women like embroidery.
Nasty Woman' hand embroidery, $37 at RedWorkStitches/Etsy
For the Road Trip Warrior
Nothing says friendship like giving them a car....sharing service (you're not Oprah!) Valentine's Day is a huge time for carsharing whether it is to impress your date or just to take yourself on a joy ride. car2go and Mercedes Benz are working together to help you spend your Galentine's day cruising around in a hot car for less than $20/hour. Plus car2go offers flexible rental options, with multiple vehicle types making it the perfect option for a day-trip date or excursion with friends!
For the One Who Never Gives Up
We are all doing it but it would be nice to have a reminder on our wrist.
"Nevertheless, She Persisted" bangle, $23 at rockawaygypsea/Etsy
For the One Who Throws Punches
We know boxing is all the rage in the workout world which means dark lighting, loud music and being confused as to whether you are at an exercise class or a night club. But Work Train Fight eliminates all that. It is a no-frills boxing studio whose method integrates boxing workouts and high-intensity circuit training for a full body burn. Their classes focus on proper form to ensure you're getting a complete workout because you're doing it correctly. Whether you are taking a group class or private session (ask for Nikki!) this will help you get out all of your work aggression.
For the One That Loves To Werk It
For the woman who is all about her work. Remind her to Werk, Werk, Werk!
For the One That Likes To Give Back
LOLA is encouraging individuals to use their social voice to directly impact thousands of women in need. Over the course of 48 hours starting today, LOLA hopes to to donate 500,000 feminine care products to women in need!
Every month millions of low-income women in the United States are forced to choose between buying menstrual products for themselves or other essentials for their families. LOLA wants to change this. To do so, LOLA has collaborated with an all female creative team, led by Creative Director Marie Suter, to commission an image to build awareness for this issue. The image linked here symbolizes the impact a small act of kindness can make for millions of women, and captures LOLA’s mission to create a way for women to support each other, both during this campaign and every day.
All you have to do is share the image from LOLA’s Instagram (@LOLA) accompanied by hashtag #tamponsarenotaluxury, and LOLA will donate 100 period products to women in need through Support the Girls. The goal is to generate enough social shares to donate 500,000 feminine care products.
For the Phenomenal Woman
Remind them how amazing they are every day! Plus funds raised from this shirt benefit Emerge America, EMILY's List, Essie Justice Group, Girls Who Code, NARAL, Planned Parenthood and The United State of Women.