Do you love shopping on Black Friday? I personally prefer to stay inside, binge a few episodes of Gilmore Girls with friends, with a hefty array of Chinese takeout and junk food. But that’s just me.
To me, online shopping is one of the best gifts of the 21st century. If this is the weekend you like to get most of your shopping done, don’t forget about Small Business Saturday! We’ve got you covered with holiday gifts for girls, boys, women, men, and all folks.
You can support small businesses, including local ones, with these small shops who are offering great discounts right now.
If you or your child isn’t a fan of the traditional princess stuff for girls, and hunter green dinosaurs for boys, you’ll love these modern, outside-of-the-box options for all ages and all genders!
If you’re a Think or Blue subscriber, you already received an early collection of discounts that I curated from some of my favorite small shops. Theses are businesses mostly founded by women, and offer some awesome feminist-inspired goodies that smash gender stereotypes.
In addition to those deals, below you’ll find a few of the items I’m crushing on right now. How will I decide which ones to buy? I want everything!
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Baby Clothes and Baby Gear:
Baby Blastoff – Baby apparel celebrating the spirit and possibility in every child. So so soft. This red bodysuit with a snowflake is perfect for winter.
Frida and Marie – Handmade baby items in nontraditional prints that emphasize diverse interests and boundless girl power. This dinosaur bandana bib is especially awesome if your little one loves dinosaurs. Roar!
Free shipping on orders over $25.
Kith + Kin – This company makes organic and ethical, gender-neutral baby wear. Girl, boy, who cares! They recently partnered with the awesome Musing Mum on her Dress Down Friday campaign, which aims to spread awareness by featuring kids in clothes that defy gender stereotypes.
Get 20% off until midnight Sunday (GMT), use code: NOV20
Children: Gifts for Cool Kids who Defy Gender Norms
Seagoat Soul – Inspiring tops for spirited girls with heart. Tara, the shop owner, is a mother of three who is passionate about changing the way girls are treated and viewed in our society.
Free shipping in U.S. Friday-Monday, plus $2 from each December shirt sold will benefit Tostan, Inc., an African charity.
Smash Tees – A range of gender neutral, colorful, positive and slightly subversive kids’ clothes. Alyson is an Australian based parent who became disillusioned with the clothing options for their boy/girl twins. Smash Tees embraces bright colors and patterns. We have the green sweatshirt with the rainbow heart, and it’s so comfy and high-quality.
Get 20% of all orders now through 11/29, use code: Think17
Stellasaurus – This small shop paves the way for a generation of girls to express their interest in science, with a focus on all things dinosaurs. These undies are particularly cute, and a refreshing change from the butterflies and princesses that typically grace girls’ underwear.
Get 20% off girls t-shirts and underwear 11/24-11/28, code: THINKORBLUE
Books, Toys, Decor, and Accessories:
Climbing Trees Kids – Children’s book “Yes You Can!” to combat gender stereotypes and encourage kids to be proud of themselves. Cheryl, the author, crowdfunded the launch of this book, which is now available! I can’t wait to get my copy.
Flip the Script Studios – Inspiring and modern printable art for children. I was so excited to learn about this new shop on Etsy. Jen’s wall art is fresh and focuses on the diverse interests of girls, not just kittens and princesses, but dinosaurs and diggers, science and rocket ships. If you’re designing a gender-neutral nursery or child’s room, you’ll love this art.
Get 15% off print sets 11/20-12/1, no code required. For an extra 20% off for Think or Blue subscribers, use TOB20 until 12/31!
Girls Can Crate – A monthly subscription box with fearless female role models and hands-on STEAM activities to inspire girls age 5-10 to be anything. I’ve got my eye on this crate for one of the awesome girls in my life!
Get 25% off the first crate in any subscription plan, use code: DOORBUSTER.
Sugar and Spunk – Everything girl power. Handmade jewelry and extras for you and your little feminist. Based in Florida, Sugar and Spunk embraces traditional femininity with an extra dose of girl empowerment.
Get 20% off using code: SHOPSMALLFAVS
Gifts for All Ages:
Small Feisty Tees – Think like a girl! Custom T-shirts, apparel & accessories for the feisty women in your life. Not only do they have inspiring clothes, but also tote bags and cell phone cases, and lots more.
Get $12 unisex tees right now, plus storewide discount on Saturday, and free shipping on certain orders with the code: “CHEER2574da”
Wire and Honey – Rad threads with a message. Inspiring social change through tiny humans. I pretty much want to buy a mug like this for every colleague I have who works for social change for women and girls. Stand for Equality!
Get 25% off on Saturday.
The Artist Revolution Studio – For female musicians and artists who are ready to up-level their lives to music influencer status! I was excited to learn about Tara’s work through Instagram. For a free 30 minute consultation, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org before 12/6/17 and mention Think or Blue.
Happy holiday shopping, friends! I hope you enjoy these feminist-inspired gifts as much as I do. Ok, now where did I put my credit card?