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The Inventory Gift Guide For the Young Feminists in Your Life

Jumping on my soapbox to say that slapping pink and glitter on something does not suddenly make it fit for girls.

But at the same time, I am thrilled to see so many more toys, gear, and books that celebrate strong girls and women. It’s about time, right? Now there’s more than enough selection to pick a nice, empowering gift:

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This Is What a Feminist Looks Like, $12
Graphic: Ana Luisa Suarez

Even babies can make a statement with this unisex “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” onesie. Available in sizes 6 months to 24 months, you can pick one up in every size.

And once your baby outgrows onesies, graduate to this “Wild Feminist” T-shirt.

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Women’s March Jigsaw Puzzle, $22
Graphic: Ana Luisa Suarez

This round, 500-piece jigsaw puzzle captures the spirit of the Women’s March. A multicultural crowd of protesters, with famous figures such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg tucked in, hold signs such as “Fight Like a Girl,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “Hate Has No Home Here.” A quote by Gloria Steinem frames this Women’s March jigsaw puzzle.

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sWomen of NASA LEGO Building Kit, $29
Graphic: Ana Luisa Suarez

How awesome is this Women of NASA LEGO set? When completed, the 231-piece set features Sally Ride and Mae Jamison with a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger, Margaret Hamilton with a stack of books representing the code she wrote for the Apollo Project, and Nancy Grace Roman with the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Little Feminist Magnets, $12
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Add some girl power to your refrigerator with these cute and inspiring Little Feminist magnets. A collection of 20 magnets, it includes illustrations of Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Billie Jean King, and Indira Gandhi.

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Black Robe, $19
Lace Collar, $8
Gavel, $4
Graphic: Ana Luisa Suarez

I know that Halloween is over, but it’s never too early to plan for next year. Dress like a badass Supreme Court Justice with this black robe, lace collar, and gavel.

I also love this picture book biography about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I Dissent, as well as the Notorious RBG for older kids.

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Speaking of books, there are so many awesome girl empowerment books that I can’t list all of my favorites, but a recently published one is Go, Girls, Go!

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It’s always driven me nuts that boys star in most of the “things that go” picture books. Finally, girls are at the center of the action in Go, Girls, Go! 

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There is also no shortage of board books highlighting persistent girls, so here are only three:

My First Book of Feminism (for Boys) reminds me of the viral New York Times article advocating for men to “lean out” and make space for women.

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This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer features a collection of real, inspiring, and diverse women.

See illustrations of famous women as babies before they grew up to become Frida Kahlo, Yoko Ono, and Michelle Obama in Baby Feminist.

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Ellen Lee

Ellen Lee is a freelance writer in the San Francisco Bay Area.