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9 Empowering Gifts To Surprise Your Daughter With This Year


If there’s one thing this year’s taught us, it’s that it pays to believe in yourself. (Beyond that, we’ve also learned how to make sourdough starters, squeeze in a lunchtime virtual workout, and scout out the last pack of paper towels.) After all, sometimes life requires you to make your own sunshine amidst a sea of rainy days — and we’ve weathered plenty because, well, 2020.

Thankfully, the art of self-confidence and positivity can be introduced at a young age, which is why we’re all about empowering our daughters to be the best versions of themselves. Truth be told, when little ones have a solid foundation of self-esteem to fall back on, it’s not quite as hard for them to pick themselves up when the going gets tough.

This year, surprise your girl with a gift that encourages her inner strength, independence, and creativity, whether it’s supportive activewear that moves as she moves, or a bracelet emblazoned with an inspiring mantra. No matter which of these girl power gifts you choose, you’ll help your daughter learn what you already know — that she can do anything she sets her mind to.

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The Plush Hoodie

This ultra-cozy hoodie is like a hug for your little one. It'll make her feel good at school and at play, no matter if it's in person or virtual.

The Inspirational Bedtime Book

Bedtime can be a great opportunity both for unwinding and for learning. This inspirational book features stories about 100 trailblazing women and the accompanying pictures are illustrated by a crew of all-female artists.

The Wearable Mantra

The best way to stick by a mantra is to wear it! This on-trend bracelet reminds your gal to be herself. When she registers her piece using its tag, she becomes a part of the Nice Girl Gang — a community of females who lift each other up.

The Game For Mini Thinkers

We're all about gifts that promote STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, and math) like this beautiful pastel-hued building kit. Your girl can grow up to be anything she wants to be and this game is a perfect jumping off point.

The Go-Everywhere Tight

The combo of buttery soft fabric and an adjustable drawstring that features an Athleta Girl mantra means these tights will be as inspiring as they are comfortable.

The Unique Paper Doll Set

This clever paper doll set prioritizes diversity, creativity, and imagination all at the same time. With it, your daughter can explore the studios of an artist and a musician, seeing where they work, and maybe even find some future career inspo along the way.

The Oh-So Supportive Top

She doesn't need to be running a race to appreciate a little extra support. The high neck and sleek fit of this bra mean she'll be ready to take on the day ahead in style, no tugging necessary.

The Motivational Light Box Set

Spark her creativity with a personalized light box set she can keep right on her desk. She can put her fave phrases like "GIRL POWER" or "DREAM BIG" in lights and switch them out as often as she pleases.

The Cool Cross-Stitch Set

Introduce your girl to powerhouse females past and present as she gets an intro to the art of cross-stitch. She'll have 30 designs to work her way through — and plenty of potential role models to learn about!