What do you buy the awkward feminist in your life for Christmas? We want equal pay, respect for our life choices and full body autonomy. Those don’t look great wrapped up under the tree unfortunately so, in the meantime, try one of these…
Forget baubles, Christmas 2018 is all about the booble: everyone’s favourite boob-shaped Christmas decoration. Hollow, round, and handmade in resin, these can be surreal and bling-tastic in silver or gold, or made in custom colours to suit you. Order quickly to get in for Christmas.
Contact @sam.daw.ood for enquiries
The gift that keeps on giving: buy someone who menstruates a Mooncup and they need never buy a tampon again! Made from body-safe silicone and easy to clean and to store, this reusable menstrual cup is a gift not just for your friend/partner but for the planet too.
£21.99, from Mooncup (and use the code MooncupHotbed for 10% off until December 20)
First-Edition Feminist Text
Search Abe Books for vintage books and rarities from all the independent bookshops the world over has to offer. Whether it’s the first edition Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch or simply an authentic copy of the Joy of Sex, this is truly a top-shelf present.
Various prices, from Abe Books
Hands up who likes combining art and craft with body-positive feminism! Well step this way, you lot, to buy a ‘fembroidery’ kit from the London Loom, which allows you to create an original work of art based on your very own original work of art (that’s your genitals, by the way).
£35 from the London Loom
Florence Given print
Head to artist Florence Given’s online print shop to buy a gift which is both woke and design-conscious. Because, of course, nothing says Christmas like a print which says ‘How Much of My Femininity Is Who I Truly Am, And How Much Of It Is A Product of Patriarchal Brainwashing to Exist For Male Consumption?’
£25, from Florence Given
There’s a special place in heaven for friends who buy each other sex toys. A firm Hotbed favourite is the Satisfyer, which uses a unique ‘sucking’ function for non-contact clitoris stimulation, but Sh! Women’s Store sells all kinds of other amazing toys: from their own pretty leather spankers, to the big brands such as Lelo, with toys for trans men, a load of lube, ticklers, clitoris-shaped necklaces and more.
£55, from Sh!
Fill your stockings, people. Merry Christmas!