Body Positive Gift Guide

The holidays are upon us, and I’d thought I’d share a collection of links, shops and courses that center around body positive, size acceptance and empowerment.

My gift giving strategy for those in my life consists of these principles:

  • Keeping gifts simple yet thoughtful and purchasing with intent

  • Supporting businesses and organizations that work toward the greater good (yes, I still frequent Nordstrom, but hey, it’s a balance)

  • Purchasing gifts that are in line with my values (hello, body positive, size acceptance + diversity!)

Check out the following ideas for a loved one, friend or colleague.


Your Body is Awesome: Body Respect for Children

Authored by Sigrun Danielsdottir (Singing Dragon) is a picture book for children ages 4 to 7. Brightly colored illustrations show diverse bodies engaging in a variety of activities.

Amanda’s Big Dream

Authored by Judith Matz (Graceful Cat Press). In most books of this ilk, the child responds to this fat-shaming incident by obediently losing weight, following which they become happy and popular.

New Moon Magazine 

Consider purchasing a subscription. The magazine is the only publication written by girls, for girls! Dedicated to raising strong girls in an unequal world. Contributions cover topics such as: activism, girls rights and opinions & health and sexuality. Want to really rock it? Encourage your daughter to contribute her writing, art or ideas- WIN. 


Women, Food and God, Geneen Roth

Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tribole

Body Respect, Linda Bacon


Daring Greatly + Rising Strong, Brene Brown 

Buy all the Brene things.

Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert also authored, Eat Pray you know it’s going to be a good one.

A Membership to the Female Entrepreneur Association

Carrie Green provides bundles of wonderful information for creative entrepreneurs in any industry. Gifting a membership can help the creative in your life get the new year off to a great start

Out of the Box Ideas

The Bloom True E- Course

I’ve heard raves about the E- Course Flora Bowley runs. She describes it as a “transformational approach to painting & living,”and the course can be completed completely online, with your supplies

A Day Designer Planner 

Not just a planner. A way to be intentional about setting your goals and tracking them throughout the whole year. My Day Designer keeps all of the little thoughts that come crashing through my head organized, and has plenty of space for my never ending lists

A Spa Day or Retreat

Nothing says self care like an indulgent spa day or retreat for you and your best!


Gifts for the Young Feminist, from Everyday Feminism

I’m slightly obsessed with their collection. Multicultural, diverse and body positive books and materials for your budding feminist (male or female, ahem).

A Mighty Girl 

A wonderful collection of books, toys & movies dedicated to creating smart, confident & courageous girls.

If you come across any other related products or retailers, I would love to hear about them in the comments below!

Jaren SoloffComment