Last Minute Clever Gifts for Clever Women
Shopping for the smart women in our lives can be a daunting task. The fact of the matter is that most gift guides for women focus on beauty- or fashion-themed products. Finding gift guides focused on female empowerment and feeding the mind is something of a scavenger hunt, but never fear. We’ve put together this Clever Woman Gifts Guide with the hope of helping you find a last minute gift that will feed your smart woman’s clever mind.
Feed Her Mind
Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics, $26.99, Think Geek
Based on the blog of the same name, Rejected Princesses is a book of short stories sharing tales of women who make a difference in the world through non-traditional ways.
Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness, $19.25, Target
Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that’s unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.
Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me, $10.37, Target
Essays on the lessons to be learned from the most famous YA novel of the millennial generation, Harry Potter.
Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, $15.63, Target
When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the front-runner. Thankfully, there’s a practical prescription for dealing with these issues. Anxious for Nothing provides a road-map for battling with, and healing from, anxiety.
Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles, $16.80, Target
During her multi-book investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question, “How do I respond to expectations?” we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into four tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. (I recommended this book for our INTJ October challenge. While not perfect, it is an interesting read for anyone interested in personality science.)
Encourage Her to Speak Her Mind
Allergic To Stupidity, $17.17, Hot Topic
Let everyone know about your serious allergy.
Colorful Mind Girls Crop T-Shirt, $18.67, Hot Topic
There’s a lot going on, on the inside.
Servers Down, $22.90, Hot Topic
Deter unnecessary queries by letting everyone know your servers are down.
No Intelligent Life, $17.17, Hot Topic
Just stating a fact.
Females Are Strong, $28.90, Box Lunch
Don’t forget about girl power.
Mathematical Glasses – Set of 4, $38.00, Uncommon Goods
You don’t have to be good at math to enjoy drinking out of these glasses, but you might appreciate them more if you are.
Book is Better Coffee Mug, $12.99, Think Geek
Geek fans know, the book is always better.
Shakespearean Insults Chart, $25.00 – 70.00, Uncommon Goods
This infographic features insults drawn from the works of Shakespeare, perfect for literary geniuses.
Well-Read Women: A Reader’s Journal, $14.95, Uncommon Goods
Filled with portraits of beloved female characters, this journal lets readers record favorite books.
This Book is a Planetarium, $40.00, Uncommon Goods
This pop up book has a planetarium, speaker, message decoder and more, which makes it perfect for the scientist at heart.
Relax Her Mind
Power Down Necklace, $85.00, Uncommon Goods
This mini light plate with moveable switch is a reminder to take breaks and find peace.
Tea from Around the World Set, $55.00, Uncommon Goods
This set of ten, single teas lets you sample exotic varieties from around the world, which makes unwinding after a long day of thinking an adventure.
Japanese Handcrafted Cherry Blossom 6 pc $49.99, Amazon
Unwind even more with a full on tea with this beautiful tea set.
Inconsequential Dilemmas, $16.00, Uncommon Goods
This book entrusts life’s least difficult questions to the reliable efficiency of the flow chart, for when your smarty is just too tired to think after a long day.
Hatch Ideas Notebook, $25.00, Uncommon Goods
This hardbound notebook is designed to help you bring your creative ideas to life.
Challenge Her Mind
Kano Computer Kit, $249.99, Target
Build and code a portable computer.
Yottsugo Word Game, $$ 24.95, Uncommon Goods
This word game challenges players to create interlocking grids of four or eight words. Perfect for the English majors in your life.
Frank Lloyd Wright Double Sided Puzzle $ 16.00, Uncommon Goods
Two puzzles in one, this double sided puzzle is sure to entertain for a while.
Wooden Fractal Puzzle $60.00, Uncommon Goods
Fractal geometry meets jigsaw art in this mind-bending plywood puzzle.
Personalized Puzzles Book, $40.00, Uncommon Goods
Feed your strategists mind with 50 pages of puzzles, word searches, and crosswords.