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Empower the Women in your Life! Ideas for celebrating Women’s Day.

Updated: Mar 6

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International Women’s Day is on March 8th annually. It has been recognized since 1977 by the United Nations, representing a huge stepping stone toward celebrating the extraordinary women who have shaped our world. According to the UN, “It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, or political.” This powerful movement has encouraged women all over the world and validated those who deserve to be recognized for their achievements. 

On a smaller scale, Women’s Day represents a beautiful opportunity for empowering women. It is a chance to show appreciation for the women who have shaped your world. Whether that be your mother, grandmother, aunt, sisters, cousins, wife, daughter, or friends, today is a chance to show them how much you appreciate everything they do for you and themselves. Throughout this blog, you will find women empowerment quotes and many unique ideas for celebrating Women’s Day. We’ve gathered our favorite gifts to encourage women and our favorite ideas for celebrating Women’s Day.

Here are a few ideas for celebrating Women’s Day to show your love and appreciation for the inspiring women in your life:

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” - Maya Angelou

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Personalized Note:

Write a handwritten note of appreciation for the inspiring women who have influenced you. Whether you write a handwritten letter to give them on this special day or simply write a heartfelt post on social media with your favorite photos, this is a great way to share how much they have changed your life. This is one of our favorite ideas for celebrating Women’s Day because it can be applied to all women in your life.

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Gift of Time:

Many activities cost nothing but your time and can be an excellent way of celebrating the women in your life. Consider activities like hiking, visiting a museum or animal sanctuary, or simply spending time and enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine together. Share in the conversation and take the time to know their story in their own words. These cherished memories made while spending time with loved ones are priceless. 

“What I want young women and girls to know is: You are powerful, and your voice matters.” — Kamala Harris

a young girl on a zoom call with four other women

Meet Virtually on a Video Call:

If you don’t have the opportunity to meet face-to-face on International Women’s Day, consider organizing a virtual meeting with the women who are essential in your life. Get everyone together on a video call, share stories, and connect. You can host a Zoom party,  FaceTime, Google Meets, or even meet on Discord to gather all these remarkable women in one spot.

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Gather for Tea and Brunch:

Organize a meet-up at a local restaurant for tea and brunch, or host the party yourself! Create a menu using fun recipes for party snacks with a variety of teas, bake a Spinach quiche, and make delicious bite-sized finger foods that everyone can snack on while they visit. Send everyone home with a care package with food from the party, adorable sample-sized skincare items, and Mini Photo Books that highlight photographs of your favorite special moments together. 

3 mini identical photo books labeled "girls getaway"

Team Tip: Mini Photo Books come in sets of 3, but you can order more than one set at a time to ensure you have enough for everyone in attendance. This special way to honor your time together will surely warm the hearts of all the women in the room.

“Do not live someone else's life and someone else's idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.” - Viola Davis

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Attend a Paint-and-Sip Party:

If you want unique gifting ideas, how about something they can create for themselves (alongside other extraordinary women?) Many studios have Paint and Sip private party packages where you can attend with a group or go solo. Enjoy wine and other beverages and have fun painting with the class. This is a fun way to spend time together and a great way to step outside your comfort zone. 

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Organize a Spa Day:

Call your local spas, ask about group discounts, and organize a time when everyone can go and get pampered together. Alternatively, you can host a DIY Spa at home with face masks, soothing music, a foot bath, and gift bags to take home that include bubble baths, bath bombs, hair masks, scented candles, and any other items that you can think of. If you want to send a spa day to someone else, consider sending them a DIY spa kit such as the Ultimate Spa Day Gift Box with all these items and more for them to enjoy on their own. 

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” - Maya Angelou

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Breakfast in Bed:

You may have already considered one of our favorite ideas for celebrating Women’s Day! If you want to make your wife or girlfriend feel special, prepare their favorite morning meal and deliver it to her bedside on a handy breakfast tray with fresh flowers and a handwritten note from you (or your children.) This gesture is a tried-and-true way to start your loved one’s day on the right note. Making breakfast in bed is a beautiful way to show appreciation to the woman in your life. 

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Create a Personalized Photo Book:

It is easier than you think to create a personalized Photo Book for International Women’s Day. Create a folder on your phone or tablet with all your favorite photographs together. Then upload them into the SimplePrints app and start designing your personalized photo story book for free. Add captions to photos and create a collage of your favorite memories. Share inspirational quotes about Women’s Day (like the ones sprinkled throughout this post). This personalized gift can be tailored to her individual preferences and is sure to be cherished for years to come.

Make Sure Your Gifts Arrive on Time!

We know how important it is to ensure your gifts arrive in time for every holiday you celebrate. That’s why we keep our shipping deadlines up-to-date for both the US and Canada, so you never have to stress about your gifts arriving late. Consult our 2024 shipping deadlines before you place your order.  

“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” - Rosa Parks

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Make a Donation in Their Honor:

Donate in their name to a charity or cause that supports women’s rights or addresses issues that are important to them. This is an excellent a gift for someone who lives far away or takes these causes very seriously. You can tell them about the donation in person or by adding a note to the personalized gifts for mom, sister, or girlfriend that you send in the mail. This is a lovely way of empowering her and showing how much you celebrate her values.

a photo book of a woman on a wellness retreat with crystals surrounding the photo book

Attend a Wellness Retreat:

Look for wellness retreats near you that you can attend together or where she can enjoy the solitude. Activities like yoga, meditation, swimming, and healthy meals can feel heaven-sent after a long winter. Take photographs of the adventure, whether for a weekend or a whole week, and capture the experience in a custom Photo Book to revisit anytime she needs a taste of tranquility. 

“We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” - Marie Curie

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Custom Jewelry:

If the woman in your life loves to wear high-quality, gorgeous jewelry, consider ordering a custom piece for her. Whether you order her a custom jewelry necklace with her name, a delicate engraved bracelet with the initials of your children’s names, or order an engraving on a custom jewelry box, she is sure to love such a thoughtful gift. 

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Get Organized Together:

Help the woman in your life tackle the upcoming events in the year by getting organized together. Create a custom Wall Calendar with all the important dates, like birthdays and events, that she will want to remember. Include cute stationery gifts like colorful pens, highlighters, sticky notes, and a journal. We love these gifts to encourage inspiring women to continue on their journey of organization and self-improvement in the new year.

Team Tip: You can choose your start month with a SimplePrints Wall Calendar, so you don’t have to worry about missing months at the beginning of the year. Start in March or April and customize the calendar with cherished memories that she will love to display in her office. 

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Make Women’s Day Special with SimplePrints

That is it for our list of ideas for celebrating Women’s Day! We hope that this list has given you some inspiration and ideas for celebrating the women who make your life wonderful.

It’s easy to create a beautiful custom Photo Book filled with precious moments, inspiring women, quotes, and memories that celebrate the special woman in your life. Design a high-quality print photo book with pictures of her achievements, amazing adventures, and moments that will make her smile.

It’s free to download the SimplePrints app and get started making something beautiful today. 

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” - Lucille Ball


Blogger: Cameya Martin

Cameya Martin is a mother, a wife, a self-identified horse-girl, and a writer. She writes articles for small businesses, memoirs for people, and fiction for herself.

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