Your Feministmas Gift Guide for 2020!

Shop your values this festive season and support fellow feminists and women-owned companies!

For the Eco Warriors:

Ethique ($$)

Ethique are a Christchurch-based company who specialise in plastic-free alternatives to your favourite beauty products! From shampoo & conditioner, to facewash, handwash soap and dog wash, Ethique have something for anyone wanting to banish plastic bottles from their life!

Compost Kit ($$$)

Stop your green waste going straight into landfill and use it on your garden instead with a composting kit! We love this cute one from Seed & Sprout, but any green-thumbed loved one will appreciate any sort of compost you can find.

Zero Co ($$$)

Zero Co are a clever company working to remove plastic bottles from under your kitchen sink and inside your bathroom. They send you a set of dispensers made from ocean waste plastic, refillable pouches and a reply-paid post satchel.

Once you’ve filled up your dispensers, post the refillable pouches back to Zero Co to complete the recycling circle!

Beeswax Wraps ($$)

The ways we can remove plastic from our kitchen are endless, and beeswax wraps are such a cute and easy alternative to cling wrap. We love these ones, or you can make your own!

Who Gives a Crap ($$)

You might think giving a toilet paper subscription is a weird gift, but after the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020, the white paper-y stuff can be a hot commodity when in short supply.

We love Who Gives a Crap for their 100% recycled and super soft paper AND their give back ethics. Plus, its just one less thing you have to worry about buying at the supermarket.

For the Style-Mavens:

Haus of Dizzy ($$)

Kristy Dickinson is a proud Wiradjuri Woman and the Designer and Creator of Haus of Dizzy. Haus of Dizzy sells bright, bold statement pieces which Kristy calls her conversation starters. Kristy created an incredible set of ‘The Future Is Intersectional‘ earrings whose profits go to supporting women through YWCA Australia!

Clothing the Gap ($$)

Clothing the Gap is an Aboriginal owned and Aboriginal led social enterprise, uniting people through fashion and cause. 

They sell shirts, masks, jumpers, beanies and a variety of other merch for both Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people and their white allies.

Our online store! ($$)

Earlier this month, we launched our first EVER online store!

AND you can feel good about these gift purchases. Profits from our online shop are reinvested back into our central goal of improving gender equality. Every item you buy contributes to a brighter future for all women, young women and girls. 

Alice’s Earth ($$$)

For those who are wanting to buy something small and shiny for their loved ones this festive season, look no further than Alice’s Earth.

All pieces are sustainably handmade from recycled sterling silver and 9ct gold and packaged as sustainably as possible. What more could you ask for?!

Whether it’s asking for a hug from a young relative or getting intimate with your partner, asking for consent is always important, and these handy patches are a great reminder for both you and those around you.

Style up a backpack, a denim vest or anything else you think could use a little reminder on this extremely important topic.

For the Experience-ers:

Dipsea subscription ($$)

Dipsea is an app for short-form sexy audio stories that spark your imagination and take you places (a great way to travel with the way things are).

Developed by two women in Silicon Valley, this tech start-up has women at their heart and mind

Local comedy festival tickets ($$) 

Australia is lucky to have so many comedy festivals and after this year, we all need a good laugh! Comedy festivals are on in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. Or, for those more regional, the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow is a great opportunity to see upcoming local talent!

Podcard ($$$)

For those with the ‘Words of Affirmation’ Love Language, this gift is sure to impress.

A podcard is a single edition personalised podcast for someone you love, made from recorded messages from friends and family, then professionally edited and mixed with music to form an audiobook of memories.

Calm subscription ($$)

For those chasing the elusive zzz’s or love to take a minute for themselves to meditate, the Calm app is great for taking a minute for yourself.

Giving the gift of ‘Me-Time’ goes down great with parents or people with busy lives!

Gin subscription ($$$)

After the year that’s been, who doesn’t need something to look forward to every month? With this gin subscription, you’ll be a ginius (pun very much intended) in no time.

Down Gin Lane features the best boutique, craft and small-batch gin from around the country. Nothing mass produced here!

For your Feminist Book Club Friends:

What a Time to Be Alone ($)

In What A Time To Be Alone, The Slumflower will be your life guru, confidante and best friend. She’ll show you that being alone is not just okay: it’s just about the best freaking thing that’s ever happened to you. As she says, ‘You’re bad as hell and you were made with intention.’ It’s about time you realised. Peppered with insightful Igbo proverbs from Chidera’s Nigerian mother and full of her own original artwork, What A Time To Be Alone will help you navigate the modern world. We can all decide our own fates and Chidera shows us how, using a three-part approach filled with sass, wisdom and charm.

Own your story. Create your own narrative. Read this book. #WATTBA

My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia’s First Women ($)

My Tidda, My Sister shares the experiences of many Indigenous women and girls, brought together by author and host of the Tiddas 4 Tiddas podcast, Marlee Silva. The voices of First Nations’ women that Marlee weaves through the book provide a rebuttal to the idea that ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’. For non-Indigenous women, it demonstrates the diversity of what success can look like and offers an insight into the lives of their Indigenous sisters and peers.

A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing ($)

Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing explores female desire and the consequences of wanting too much and never getting it. It is about the awkwardness and pain of being human in an increasingly dislocated world – and how, in spite of all this, we still try to become the person we want to be.

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot ($)

White feminists often fail to see how race, class, sexual orientation and disability intersect with gender. How can feminists stand in solidarity as a movement when there is a distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others?

Insightful, incendiary and ultimately hopeful, Hood Feminism is both an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux and also clear-eyed assessment of how to save it.

Invisible Women ($)

Imagine a world where…

  • Your phone is too big for your hand
  • Your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body
  • In a car accident you are 47% more likely to be injured.

If any of that sounds familiar, chances are you’re a woman.

From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, and the media. Invisible Women reveals how in a world built for and by men we are systematically ignoring half of the population, often with disastrous consequences.

For the Artistic Feminist:

Rachael Sarra ($$$)

Rachael Sarra is an Aboriginal designer and artist from Goreng Goreng country.

She uses a contemporary, feminine style to tell stories and educate the world about her Indigenous culture and heritage.

Rosie’s Cosies ($$$)

Do your plants need a bit of dressing up? Burlesque performer & crafty queen Rosie Rivette is making the cutest plant cosies inspired by the female form.

Get a boobie or a vulva cosie for the fanciest plants in the house!

Face Masks ($$)

As masks will be a fixture in our society for some time – especially for those travelling around the country to visit relatives at Christmas – gifting a colourful and quirky mask is an excellent idea.

We love these masks from Yarli Designs, Second Stitch and Ford Millinery.

Brynn & Co. Embroidery Kit ($$)

If 2020 has you feeling like sticking needles into things, embroidery might be a great way for creative expression!

Embroidery starter kits are a great way to trial a new hobby, and we love these ones from Brynn & Co.

Feelin’ Myself Colouring Book ($)

For those who who need a de-stress from their work day the old fashioned way (with colouring pencils), this body positive colouring book is the perfect gift!

With 30 unique illustrations inspired by real women and pages peppered with motivational quotes, you’ll be feelin’ yourself in no time!

Sweet Stocking Stuffers

Hey Tiger ($$)

Hey Tiger are a premium, handmade, Australian chocolate brand and social enterprise doing their bit to change the cocoa industry for good.

They’ve got a fantastic range of flavours, and the sweetness in each bite is amplified knowing you’re doing good by munching on that chocolate bar!

Chocolate On Purpose ($$)

Chocolate On Purpose is a 100% Indigenous Australian owned business that encorporate the flavours and healing powers of Australian Indigenous plants into their delicious chocolate.

Their cocoa is ethically sourced in West Africa and they support Aboriginal Sustainable Farming when sourcing their Australian Fruit & Nut. Yum!

Misty’s Salted Caramel ($$)

Handmade in Melbourne by Misty herself, this decadent salted caramel is sure to please in stockings or on Christmas dessert. Her 7 signature flavours (including the delicious vegan coconut salted caramel!) are so moor-ish, you’ll be eating it off the spoon in no time.

New Farm Confectionery ($$)

With humble home-kitchen origins, the sweet wonderland that is New Farm Confectionery is renowned for its creation of gourmet, elegant and contemporary take on classic confectionery… and chocolate, all handcrafted with the adult treat-lover in mind.

Whether you’re buying a thoughtful gift for a loved one, or a festive treat for yourself, you’re sure to pick a winner here.

Chili Hot Chocolate ($)

For people who like their hot chocolate to have a little bit more heat, this chili hot chocolate is sure to spice things up!

Cuvee suggests you add a dash of dark rum, tequila or bourbon, but we’ll leave that up to you to decide…

For the Feminist Chef

Kangaroo Island Garlic Salt ($)

Get fancy with your seasoning with this garlic salt from Kangaroo Island, still working hard to recover from the bushfires at the start of the year.

Perfect on barbecues, steaks, fish, chicken, roast vegetables, pretty much everything!

Mabu Mabu Spices ($)

The Australian outback is full of delicious spices that we don’t utilise enough, like lemon myrtle, peppery berry and wattle seed. It’s time to get experimental – and hopefully you get to taste the results!

Alma Granites Salt & Pepper Shakers ($)

Spice up the dining table of your loved one with these beautiful salt & pepper shakers.

These shakers feature a design from Alma Granites, an Indigenous artist from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu. Royalties from this product go straight back to the artist and their community.

Grow Your Own Mushroom Kit ($$)

For the fungi (heh) in your life – this DIY mushroom kit!

Grow your own edible mushrooms right in your own home, and learn a bit more about mushrooms along the way!

(And best of all, this one comes pre-wrapped).

Windowsill Greens Kit ($$)

They say the produce you grow yourself is the tastiest, and this is your chance to help a loved one experience that for themselves!

This kit is here to help the giftee grow their own broccoli, radish, and rocket.

Don’t forget the most important gift of all…

You can give the gift of gender equality by donating to YWCA. Our programs, services and advocacy work to keep women in safe housing, support their leadership journey, improve their safety and wellbeing and enhance economic security.

Your chance to win!

Want to win one of two $50 vouchers to our brand new online store? Just fill in the form below and share your favourite feminist store to shop at!

Competition closes and winners will be contacted on Friday 18 December 2020.

Terms and Conditions: YWCA Australia 2020 Feministmas Voucher Competition

Terms and Conditions: YWCA Australia 2020 Feministmas Voucher Competition

1) The “2020 Feministmas Voucher Competition”, administered by YWCA Australia, is open to anyone who lives in Australia. The Competition is not open to paid employees of YWCA Australia.

2) The Competition is free to enter, and entry into, and participation in, the promotion itself will not incur any costs whatsoever upon any participant at any time.

3) The Competition will run from 8:00 am (AEST) on Tuesday 8 December 2020 until 12:00pm (AEST) Friday 18 December 2020 (“The Competition Period”). Entries submitted after the competition period will not be valid.

4) Entries must be submitted via the YWCA Australia 2020 Feministmas Voucher Entry Form. Entries in any other format will not be valid.

5) Entries must address the question – What is your favourite feminist store to shop at?

6) Participants may only submit one entry.

7) Valid entries will be judged by YWCA Australia’s judging panel comprising of two YWCA Australia staff members, on Friday 18 December 2020.

8) The winning entries will be announced on Friday 18 December 2020. The winners will be personally notified via an email.

9) YWCA Australia will liaise with the winner to coordinate delivery of the prize.

10) The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and no cash alternatives will be offered.

11) The approximate value of each prize is $50 (fifty) AUD.

12) The Competition, and any contest or promotion featured on this page, in its entirety, is a product of YWCA Australia.

13) By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify YWCA Australia from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) the entrant’s participation in the Competition, or (ii) the entrant’s participation in any Prize related activities, acceptance of a Prize and/or use or misuse of a Prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).

14) By entering yourself into any contest or promotion on this page you undertake to abide by the terms and conditions.

16) By entering into the Competition, you acknowledge that any information submitted on the competition question is collected and stored by YWCA Australia and may be used in future for marketing or advertising purposes.

YWCA Australia wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work, live and play and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We recognise First Nations people as the custodians of the lands, seas and skies, with more than 60,000 years of wisdom, connection and relationship in caring for Country.

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