International Women's Day 2021: How to Celebrate the Women in Your Life
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women all over the world; from historic figures such as suffragette Emily Davison and activist Coretta Scott King to personal role models such as your favourite auntie or secondary school teacher.
In 2021, International Women’s Day falls on Monday 8th March, which is less than 2 weeks away! This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge, aiming to empower people around the world to take a stand against inequality. But it’s also important to celebrate IWD your own way, with the special women in your life.
In this blog post, we share some gift ideas for International Women’s Day 2021...
Literature is always a great option for gifts, but the past year has seen even more of us transform into bookworms. If any of the special women in your life love a good read, why not treat them to something from their wishlist to keep them busy during lockdown? Or, if they’ve just started a new hobby or business, a book to help them with that project would make the perfect gift. For example, if she’s just started a new business, you could buy a book with entrepreneurial advice.
Alternatively, you could treat them to one of these must-read classic books by women, such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen or The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
Donate to Charities
Non-profit organisations supporting women have played a crucial role in the gender equality advances we’ve seen over the last century, and they’ll continue to do so into the future. Despite this, many of these non-profits don’t always get the spotlight or funding that they deserve.
Donating to one of these non-profit charities is a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021. From the Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, which helps empower under-privileged women in Uganda with business training and access to microloans, to School Girls Unite, which focuses on tackling education discrimination against young women in developing countries, there are plenty of amazing charities to choose from.
Support Women-Owned Brands
Did you know that only one in three UK entrepreneurs is female? One great way to support women around the world this International Women’s Day is to buy gifts from female-owned businesses. This could be anything from a T-shirt at an independent clothing brand or food from a local bakery, all the way to skincare products from The Honeypot Company or something special from one of the many other brands registered with Women Owned.
It’s no secret that your clothes and accessories say a lot about your personality. With that in mind, having an outfit that helps you come across as assertive, knowledgeable and powerful can be really important in daily life, but even more so in a professional environment.
One great way to do this is through fine jewellery; particularly the more elegant, luxurious styles such as solid gold bangles, designer watches or even a pair of earrings. You could even treat the special women in your life to some birthstone jewellery to bring them good fortune.
Spa Gift Set
With most of us being stuck at home for the best part of the last 12 months it’s been difficult to enjoy a relaxing break. Especially for those of us with families, it’s been almost impossible to have any proper relaxation time with the whole family at such close quarters seven days a week.
With this in mind, a spa gift set could be the perfect gift for the special woman in your life. Watch a film with the kids and let her spend the evening relaxing with fragrant candles, bubble bath and a bottle of Prosecco.
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