Strong Women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.
Over the next few months, we’ll be working with the talented staff at Garrison Forest School to delve into the world of raising girls in a new series, Conversations with Our Daughters. We’ll be tackling topics that might be tough to navigate on your own, and sharing conversation starters that you can use to spark discussion with your own children. But we figured we’d get a jump on things and share items you might like to gift your favorite strong girl…
Here are 10 gift ideas for the fearless girl in your life.
Gifts that Inspire Fearless Girls
Wonder Women Go Fish Game
Team up Serena Williams with Mia Hamm, match Amelia Earhart with Sally Ride, join Malala Yousafzai with Emmeline Pankhurst. Collect illustrated cards of 44 of the most inspirational women of all time and place them into groups including aviation, sports, activism, art, science, and fashion. Available at Becket Hitch.
Girl Power! Magnetic Dress Up Dolls
Mudpuppy’s Girl Power! Magnetic Dress-up comes with 4 illustrated background scenes and 3 sheets of magnets for dressing up these amazing women from history. Available at aMuse Toys.
Sperry’s Duck Boots
Every adventurous girl needs a pair of Sperry’s! The work for rain and snow. Multiple colors and styles available at Cohen’s Clothiers.
Little Girls with Dreams Tee
Made in Maryland! Comfy, soft, and perfect for your favorite little gal. Available from Severn Tees (if you love this design, you’ll love their other designs, too!)
Be the Change Book
Be the Change! gives girls the tools and encouragement needed to be the change you wish to see in the world. From the popular founders of Hello!Lucky stationery, this guidebook offers instruction and guidance to spark creativity and inspire action in your local communities. Available at Wee Chic Boutique.
Strong is the New Pretty Journal
Inspired by Kate T. Parker’s internationally bestselling Strong Is the New Pretty, which Drew Barrymore called “the first thing in a while to kind of knock me off my feet,” this guided journal invites girls ages 8 to 12 to discover and celebrate their independent, wild, silly, powerful selves. Available at Becket Hitch.
Buttons are definitely cool! These inspirational ones are designed by a local Baltimore mom. Available at Presence & Grace.
Heads for Hearts Multicultural Dolls
These gorgeous dolls are inspired by Girls Around the World. Available at Shananigans Toy Shop.
Amazing Women Scratch Art
Kids can learn about 20 brilliant and inspiring women as they scratch to reveal their original portrait. Available at aMuse Toys.
Take a Class
Would you rather gift an experience? Have your fearless girl design her own jewelry with artisan Julie Ellyn from Julie Ellyn Designs! Julie’s handcrafted gemstone designs have been featured on The Vampire Diaries, Jane The Virgin, Cedar Cove, and The Hart of Dixie. She offers private workshops and classes in her Bel Air store, Handmade on Main.
Editor’s Note: This gift guide is sponsored by Garrison Forest School.