11/25/2015 (PRESS RELEASE JET) -- 2015 is drawing to a close and gift-giving season is well under way. From college dorm Secret Santa games to elaborate gift exchanges with family and close friends under the Christmas tree, it’s hard to avoid the pressure of finding the perfect present for the women close to us. Whether it’s your lab partner or best friend – the surplus of sites and sales we have to choose from can make finding a thoughtful gift almost impossible.
The truth is, there really is no better time of year to give the extraordinary young woman in your life something that is going to empower and inspire her. Why not ditch the lipgloss and loofah stocking stuffers to give your soul sister something that’s going to set her on the path to success? She’s Fit To Lead has compiled a list of fierce female leadership gift ideas that are empowering, inspiring as well as affordable. Shop their full selection here, but check out their 5 Fabulous Finds below.
For the Leader Who Loves To Read
1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling
A wonderfully sensitive, funny and truthful look at growing up , being different and becoming successful. Kaling’s first collection of essays is an autobiography crossed with witty observations and a trendy shopping guide, with a little bit of life- inspiration thrown in for good measure. Make sure to pick it up before reading Mindy Kaling’s latest essay collection, Why Not Me?
2.#GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso
Part memoir, part entrepreneurship how to guide for the modern girl, this New York Times best seller has graced dozens of Best Of Lists since its publication - and for good reason. Written by founder and CEO of online fashion retailer, Nasty Gal, #GIRLBOSS is a book about female leadership for a new generation of radical, interesting young women. Sophia Amoruso’s edgy yet endearing prose includes hard-hitting truths like “You Are Not A Special Snowflake” & “Failure Is Your Own Invention” – making it a must read for any lady in your life who has never shied away from being “bossy.”
For the Fit & Fabulous Leader
3. The Basily Infuser Water Bottle
Amazon, from $9.90
Staying hydrated is a super important part of any fabulously fit girl’s daily regime. Getting her 8 glasses of water a day is now just a little easier with this stylish and practical water infuser from Basily. One of the highest rated water-bottles on Amazon, the Basilly infuser helps you to bring fresh, vitamin infused water with you to the gym or to class with its BPA Free, sustainably made design. It’s also available in two trendy shades and comes with a recipe book to help you along your infusion journey.
For the Leader With Style Authority
4. Almost Famous Fringe Aztec Cardigan
The road to success starts with an outfit that looks and feels good. For your fashion- forward friend, try this open-front Aztec cardigan. The sweater is comfortable and cozy, but still classy enough to transition from hanging out in front of the fireplace with friends to acing their first internship interview. And at only $24.99, it’s a stylish wardrobe basic that won’t break the bank.
For the Gadget Loving Leader
5. SailsON Electronics LED Color Changing Ball Light, Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Music Player with FM Radio TF and Remote Control- $26.99
Every leader deserves a dance party! This color changing ball light & Bluetooth speaker will help you set the mood to get your groove on. Featuring color changing lights that can be synced up with your favorite playlist – it’s a great way to liven up your space, exercise or get inspired.
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