International Women’s Day is almost here. And this listicle is right on time so you do not miss out on making the day full of surprises for your ladies. Mother, life partner, sister, best friend- a woman is so much yet so little is her worth in the eyes of the people who surround her. A day dedicated to the ladies works as a reminder for all of us that all the women in our lives need a little more attention, respect and love. Most of us get on with searching for the best Women’s Day gift ideas to make that important woman feel special on this special day. But just hold on for a moment. Wouldn’t you want to know a little more about how it all started and what people across the globe do on this day?
So before we delve into the ways with which you can make it endearing for the ladies, let us first find out more about this day.
Where Did It All Start and How- It All Makes Sense Now
Before it became international, women’s day was a national day in the United States. On 8th March 1908, around 15000 women garment workers took to the streets of New York City to demand shorter work hours, better pay, and the right to vote. The Socialist Party of America honoured them by declaring the day as Women’s Day. But it wasn’t until 1911, when the first event for International Women’s Day was held in countries like Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. And it took the year 1975 for the UN to declare it as an international holiday. The IWD as we know it today is all about drawing attention to and forming ways to curb the struggles women face in society, their rights and honouring them as equals of men.
Different folks- Different Strokes – How Is Women’s Day Celebrated around the World
Various parts of the world celebrate Women’s Day differently. Countries like Albania, Italy, and Russia mark the day by giving yellow mimosas and chocolates to women. Polish celebrate the day through feminist demonstrations, while Benin and many African countries bring forth the various health, human rights, and socio-economic problems faced by women. Armenia, which celebrates its own Beauty and Motherhood Day along with Women’s Day, makes it a month-long celebration. Many parts of India see enthusiastic celebrations with plays and events dedicated to the various aspects of a woman’s life.
Indian Government’s Gift for Women
Though it was a breakthrough movement, the inception of International Women’s Day has not completely wiped the patriarchy faced by women. Women are still fighting for their rights and raising awareness about their empowerment in this male dominating society. Whatever achievement their fight has won them can be largely credited to the Government of India. Schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (social awareness regarding girl education and infanticide), Mahila E-haat (aiding women entrepreneurs and helping them showcase their products online), STEP (Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women) – (Offers training of required skills to women to make them self employed), One Stop Centre Scheme (gender-based violence against women redressal program), etc. have done a great deal and continue to do to address harassment, education, employment, and rights issues of women.
Looking for the Best Women’s Day Gift Ideas? Find Out What We Have In Store for Your Ladies
Now that you are well aware of the history, it’s time to choose the way to show your love to the pillars of your lives. For us, it cannot be better done than with gifts. So how will you select the best Women’s Day gift? Whichever gift you choose, make sure it is the one that will make them feel immensely special and look at you with a twinkle in their eyes, proud that you are in their lives, who values their presence.
Here are some of the Women’s Day gift ideas we think will make her day or days lovelier.
The Gift of Nature
Any Women’s Day gift ideas list cannot exist without mentioning flowers. Simply because women and blooms go hand in hand. They are like the kind of friends who can never get bored of each other or feel the love dwindle with time. Whether you are gifting your mother, sister, wife, daughter, best friend or whoever, flowers are a beautiful choice. And what’s best is, you can accompany your flower bouquets with treats like cakes, chocolates, and even teddies.
These are an Extension of Her
For someone who can’t have enough of jewellery, we have unique personalized pendants. These pendants with initials are winners all the way. Classy as well as stylish, these pendants will make her stand out in any formal or casual attire.
Wish Her a Flawless Skin
Every woman deserves this kind of gift once in a while. By gifting this you will be telling her, take some time off, relax, rejuvenate your mind and body and take very good care of yourself. Gift this to your wife or mother, they may or may not say something but their eyes and smile will tell you lots.
Easier Done Than Said!
We all love enjoying a steaming hot mug of tea or coffee throughout the day. But preparing it several times a day for 2 or more people can be quite a task. Make it easier and less time consuming for your mother, wife, sister, etc. with a beverage maker. The plus point of this maker is that it also helps cook pasta in simple steps.
Let Her Have a No Work Day
On this day, make sure she enjoys herself completely. Make sure when she lifts her hands it is only to indicate something and not clean or cook. Take her out for a lunch/dinner date, movie, a play, or her favourite place in your city.
For the Superwoman in Her
She seems to have multiple hands and stamina that equals Superman. A woman manages so many things and people at once- home, work, children, family, phew. So much work and no rest is definitely going to make her sick. Ensure the woman you love enjoys a healthy life every moment with an exclusive fitness hamper. You could also gift her a gourmet basket filled with healthy treats for any time munching.
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