International Women’s Day and Internal Women’s Month is a time for recognition and awareness of the many struggles women have overcome throughout history and the things they have accomplished over the years. It’s a time to honor female leaders, innovators and social influencers, and to appreciate the women in our own lives. Here are some ideas of International Women’s Month gifts you can give to remind the women in your life just what they mean:
Gift for Mothers, Grandmothers and Teachers
Whatever point you’re at in your life, you were led there in some capacity or another by the mentors who inspired you, perhaps the first of whom was your mother. As your world expanded beyond the walls of your home and you ventured out into the world, you were likely also influenced by your teachers and counselors.
To show appreciation for all the life experience, wisdom and love these female leaders have imparted on you over the years, give them a gift that reflects all they’ve done to shape your personality and guide you. Gifts like candles, lamps and lanterns symbolize how they lit your path, and nautical gifts like compasses, ships in bottles and astronomical home decor symbolize how they helped you navigate through life.
Gift for Sisters and Coworkers
The relationships we have with our sisters are some of the most important in our lives. Our siblings are our first friends, and the bond you share is as strong as it is because of how you spent your formative years together. A gift of potted lilies or orchids is a wonderful way to symbolize the growth you’ve shared in your lives.
Gifts for Daughters
Daughters are the future of society, the next generation of strong women. It’s important to instill a sense of self-worth and pride in their identities and accomplishments early on. Empower them during International Women’s Month with gifts of books by female authors like Jane Austen and Emily Bronte. Inspire them with biographies on influential women like Marie Curie, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart and Michelle Obama. You could also gift your daughter a journal to write down her thoughts and ideas.
Gifts like these during International Women’s Month can be incredibly empowering, but the most important way you can show your support and appreciation of the women in your life is to value and respect them every day.