Empowering Gifts for Girls This Holiday!


Need help figuring out presents this year? We’ve got suggestions for gifts for girls that are empowering, as well as fun! We’ve collected suggestions from all over the web to get the shopping for girls in your life jump-started.


AAUW has an awesome list of suggestions for girls of every age. Check out the Rainbow Loom, which is getting press for it’s popularity with girls and boys. Kids make  bracelets by learning to use a loom to create geometric patterns while honing motor skills and exercising their creativity.


Toward The Stars has an online store with clothing, books and toys meant to break down gender stereotypes and encourage girls to pursue STEM. One of the options we love is Nancy B’S Science Club Microscope & Activity Journal:

In The Daring Game for Girls, for Wii and Nintendo DS, girls complete activities and challenges to earn the points needed to build things and run their own businesses. The game also includes trivia and inspiring quotes from women in history.


This Wonder Woman Backpack with Cape is an awesome gift for girls, and also maybe for grown ladies, if anyone wanted to buy us one?


The New York Times Blog has suggestions for things that get girls to build, from circuits to videogames. We like Roominate, designed by two engineers on a mission to get more girls involved in engineering. With Roominate, girls can design, build and electrify their own dream structure.


A Mighty Girl has stocking stuffer suggestions as well as many other toys, books, games and more for girls. This Brave Coloring book is just one example of what the site has available.



Go! Go! Sports Dolls encourage girls to exercise and appreciate their bodies. If a girl likes soccer, check out the Cassie doll, or for girls who prefer gymnastics, take a look at the Maya doll. Check out all the dolls at Go! Go! Sports Dolls:


Finally, Girls Will Be is an Austin-based clothing line created by a mom inspired by her daughter’s wish for clothes that weren’t all pink or frilly. Check out all the awesome designs that are available!



Vanessa Wright