The Feminist Gift Guide: For Every Feminist on Your List!

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Boss Babes: A Coloring and Activity Book for Grown-Ups

For: The activist feminist who needs a de-stressing activity

Price: $10.95

Activist life is so hard. Whether your friend works her tail off for a liberal candidate, volunteers for Planned Parenthood, or protests with the Black Lives Matter movement, she most likely spends her free time either falling asleep on her desk or just working more.

But self-care is a huge and important part of activism. The exhaustion and anger that can come along with a life of bettering the world is so extreme. It will consume you if you don’t take some time for yourself every once in a while. The people who fight 24/7 for us to have better lives must live to fight another day.

This silly, awesome coloring and activity book is a perfect way to marry your friend’s activist principles with her need for relaxation. She can color her stress away with pages of influential women as diverse as Malala Yousafzai, Serena Williams, and Dolly Parton. Additionally, the book includes many playful activities, including a “Women in Hip Hop Word Search,” a connect-the-dots to discover J.K. Rowling’s patronus, and a Nora Ephron word scramble.

The work of the movement is difficult and never-ending. Your friend should get the chance to enjoy the positivity as well. In fact, you do too. When your friend opens the gift, suggest a ladies’ night to color the night away, binge Parks and Recreation, and generally enjoy yourselves. You work hard as a feminist; you’ve earned it.

She’ll Love It If: She spends her days in a stressful job; she has an artistic streak that she’s always wanted to cultivate, but never gotten the chance to; her work as an activist leaves her feeling overwhelmed, and she can use it as a way to relax.

Buy It Here: Amazon, Workman