Want to make a statement under the tree? Period! acts as personal shopper and has selected six special design presents. For him, for her, for the kids, for at home and for your pet. In all price categories and with a bold feminist touch. Have a bloody good Christmas!
FOR THE TREE
Instead of baubles, lights and garland, this year decorate your tree with hand painted tampons. Don’t feel like painting yourself? Order them via Etsy. This one’s from the Her Designs Shop collection and comes in different styles. A key chain is included so you can use your X-mas tampon as a key ring after the holiday season. From €16.20.
Bored with the little green crocodile? Or eager to smash the worldwide menstruation taboo? In both cases this ‘TAMP IS ON’ shirt is the perfect fashion statement. Made out of cotton, the sweatshirt with a hand embroidered subtle tampon logo from Dutch designer BrainFartsForSale comes in sizes S, M and L. It’s available as a T-shirt and a long sleeve, in the colours black, baby pink and blood red. Also for girls. Price: €50.
Sorry, not sorry
Don’t want to spell it out every month again? This T-shirt by Magicantshirts will do it for you. The collection of this Bulgarian label also offers other graphic bad ass prints like ‘Girls do not dress for boys’ and ‘I won’t cry for you, my mascara’s too expensive’. ‘I meant everything I said when I was on my period’ is available in two models, four colours and five sizes, all 100% cotton. Price: €15.89.
FOR THE CAT
Here, Kitty, Kitty! The American label Meowadays offers hand crocheted cat toys in various shapes and sizes. This bloody XL-tampon isn’t even one of the weirdest; they also have penises, eyeballs and dynamite sticks. All cat toys are filled with organic catnip whereas the dog models have squeakers inside and eco-friendly stuffing. Price €12.43.
FOR AT HOME
Whether you want to sew a small pillow cover or need new curtains in the entire house. Make a feminist statement with this orange smiley face tampon fabric Kawaii by Louise Isobel Designs for Spoonflower. It can be printed on various fabrics such as cotton, linen, fleece and satin, so you can even make your own tampon dress. From €9.32 per yard.
FOR THE KIDS
Cuddle a tampon
It’s never too early to teach them about menstruation. But better start in a playful way. For example with a cuddly toy shaped like a tampon or a pad: Maxine the Maxi Pad or Tammy the Tampon. In the collection of the British label Plusheez you’ll find more cuddly toys themed around periods. Handmade out of fleece and plush fabric and with safety eyes. €23.06 per piece.
All of the above gift suggestions were found in the collection of online marketplace Etsy. Prices are excluding shipping costs.