Awesome Gift Ideas To Inspire Strong Girls
For Christmas this past year, my mom gave me this homemade book of quotes, funny sayings, quips and inspirations. It is little, just the size of a little photo book, but it is enormous in what it meant to me. I have it here on my desk and flip through it often. It reminds me just how much she believes in me and how I should remember to believe in myself.
Now, I am 40 years old...can you imagine what a gift, a confidence-boosting present can do for someone younger? Right! It could be really great. Ways to build up strong girls and give them confidence, boost that esteem can come in all shapes and sizes, just like girls do.
It's hard to really say what size time and listening are (ginormous?), tough to tell the shape of guidance (rhombus?), so how about some confidence-boosting tangible items to go along with those intangible ways we help our girls? It could be an out-of-the-blue token to surprise her or a birthday present she knows is coming - no matter when you give it to her, there are some amazing gifts to help your daughter boost her self-esteem when you aren't around.
Heavy words lighten the soul - I love these paperweights from Uncommon Goods. My little girl has a shelf of just things: shells she's collected, rocks, little snow globes. These paperweights would be that perfect addition until she can really use it to keep papers in check. With quotes that make her think and remind her what strength really is and to believe in herself, she can glance its way before heading out the door and feel confident.
Wear it proudly - Etsy is my go-to place for unique gifts, and it doesn't disappoint when looking for a cool present to inspire a daughter. This bracelet has a hidden message only she will know is there (Believe in you), and there are plenty of pendants to choose from that keep her confidence at a high - this one quotes Shakespeare, and this simple silver pendant has one word: strength (but there are other too).
Write it down - Though our girls may turn to blogs or online ways of documenting their thoughts, just maybe they will keep it old school and use a pen and paper. Give her a journal to encourage her to do it. With "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars" to keep her focused on living her dream and believing in herself, this journal is ideal for building good esteem.
Mark it - Anyone else a bookworm? I am...and I love bookmarks. If your girl is into reading, give her a cool bit of boost in the confidence arena with one of these bookmarks. Quotes from Confucius or Eleanor Roosevelt are two options, but there are plenty out there to match your girl's interests.
Do it - Has she been interested in something like soccer or filmmaking or photography? Give her a weekend of one-on-one coaching or a special class at the local community college. Yes, perhaps this costs more than a necklace, but it shows her you believe in her talents and what she is beyond what she looks like. Say she loves marine biology? Make a call to the local college and see if anyone can hook her up with an afternoon chat with one. Many professionals (especially those female professors and scientists) will love to mentor and support young girls.
What gift were you given growning up that made you believe in yourself? Tell us what else should be on this list that you want to give your daughters to boost their confidence!