Welcome to Chicago's Most Rebellious Gift Guide!
We're excited to share gift ideas for the feminist on your list from some of our favorite women-owned and feminist-friendly Chicago shops. From lipstick that will rock her world (wink) to technology tips & tricks, we've got a little sumthin' sumthin' for everyone. Happy shopping!
For Her Reading Pleasure: Where to Buy
Women & Children First bookstore is a feminist happy place, with knowledgeable staff, books, gifts and so much more. Overwhelmed? Don't worry, they also offer gift cards. The store is participating in the Small Business Saturday Passport Program, which gives shoppers in Andersonville the chance to gather stamps at 21 local retailers and entry into a raffle for fabulous prizes. Who doesn't love a good raffle?
For Her Reading Pleasure: What to Buy
The tagline for Measuremake says it all: "Dresses that fit. No bullshit." The company's stylists take measurements, then clients pick the color, neckline, sleeve type and skirt style, and voila! The perfect, custom-made dress.
For App Happiness
This fall, Inspire Girls Academy has been offering classes for tech-savvy professional women looking for some new tips and tricks. The last session, "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: How Apps Can Make You More Efficient" is from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at The Literacenter. The $30 admission fee benefits the academy's STEAM-focused Afterschool Programs at three Chicago Public Schools.
For Transformative Tunes
Looking for something luxurious, a unique piece of art and something that will provide meals to families during the holiday season? Well, Kiehl’s is your answer.
Kiehl’s, for the eighth year, has partnered with Brooklyn-based artists duo FAILE — Patrick McKniel and Patrick Miller — to create unique product packaging for the Limited Edition Crema de Corps Holiday Collection. One hundred percent of sales (up to $100,000) will benefit Feeding America.
The Limited Edition Crème de Corps Holiday collection includes:
Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter: This yummy scented cream is air-whipped for instant penetration to protect and soften skin. ($15-$38 = 85-350 meals)
Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Trio: This moisture treatment offers all-day protection to actually draw water from the air, preventing moisture loss. ($34 = 295 meals)
Limited Edition Gift Set: This set of hydration essentials includes Creme de Corps, Ultra Facial Cream, Daily Reviving Concentrate and a FAILE sticker. ($45 = 415 meals)