Shopping for a girl is hard enough as it is, but shopping for a girl who’s independent, strong, and creative is even harder. If that sounds anything like a gal pal or woman in your life, I’m with you. So many of my friends fall under what I would call the “Girlboss” category; arguably, I would say most women do these days. All to say… it is so. so. hard. to find a meaningful gift for them (or perhaps, even yourself).
There are a couple of characteristics I’ve found to be successful in finding a product that every Girlboss needs:
Uniqueness, creative, and first and foremost, meaningful
And the above normally doesn’t come from a big box store. Never fear though, they do exist.
Dave and I are both long-time supporters and ambassadors for Oxford Properties (Scarborough Town Centre,Yorkdale Mall, Square One Shopping Centre, amongst others), and specifically spend a lot of time working with our friends at Scarborough Town Centre. One of the things we love most about our friends there is the sheer creativity they put into the activations they create for the shopping centre.
And their most recent GRL PWR activation is no exception. Crafted on the concept of an “apartment”, this shoppable exhibit-like pop up is the epitome of cool. Everything in the space is carefully curated with vendors that really fall in line with the female empowerment movement… and I’m here for it.
Each vendor that’s a part of the space offers such a strong message that honestly inspired me to put together this list. There are so many occasions where I sit pondering what to buy for that Girlboss friend. Luckily for me, the ideas were all in one
Because a Girlboss is all about strong words. Finding a print you know speaks to her, her beliefs, and her passions will make this piece of seemingly mundane piece of paper, a true masterpiece in her eyes.
She might have a lot of jewelry, but finding something that is one of a kind or really unique speaks to just how bold she is (and she probably won’t find anything like it herself)
If she’s a Girlboss, she’s definitely a busy bee. Finding a gift for her that will help her release or calm her mind will be the best gift you could ever give.
Because it’s just as unique and rare as she is. Finding little gems to add to her home shows just how much you know her style.
It’s not that she doesn’t have enough clothes in her wardrobe, it’s that these pieces make a statement as strong and bold as she is.
Because when in doubt, no girl can resist a deliciously unique puff of sweetness.
More images of everything I’m coveting:
If you’re in Toronto and are looking to check out one of the coolest market-pop-up concepts ever (or perhaps are just looking to snap a few IG pics), look no further.
Here are all of the details:
GRL PWR – A Lifestyle Shop
Where: Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON M1P 4P5, Canada
When: August 23 – September 13, 2018
Who: Everyone! This event is opened to the public
Here’s to finding unique, creative, and most importantly, meaningful gifts and products that carry as strong of a message as we do in our Girlboss hearts!
Which of these products would you buy (for yourself or for a Girlboss friend)?
** This post was made in generous partnership with Oxford Properties and Scarborough Town Centre. All thoughts and opinions are my own.