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9 International Women’s Day gift ideas for employees

Celebrated on March 8, International Women's Day (IWD) is a time to recognize and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. IWD also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity, with groups and activists coming together to rally for women's equality. Companies can celebrate gender inclusivity and equity through events that include these International Women's Day gift ideas for employees.

This list contains gifts from women-owned and women-led organizations that we represent. These selections largely benefit women overcoming difficult circumstances. Each shipment includes an impact card that details the personal story of one of the makers behind the gift. These gifts make a wonderfully tangible expression of your company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for women of all backgrounds and are a stunning addition to your corporate events.

Motivational candles

Our partner Prosperity Candle is an organization that trains refugees in candle-making. These handmade candles are created by women artisans building a brighter future in Massachusetts.

This 8-oz candle is made from hand-poured soy and coconut wax. With a fragrance infused with essential oils, these candles contain no dyes or enhancers. Choose from FierceQueenPersist, and Fearless.

Three women create candles for a good cause

She Inspires Motivational Candle


prosperity candle

Travel kits

Since 1997, Thistle Farms has helped women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction find physical and emotional healing. Its free two-year residential program includes trauma therapy, recovery support, employment with the goal of financial independence, and reconnection with families.

This TSA-sized kit includes our partner Thistle Farms's handmade body lotion, body wash, shave gel, and lip balm in a reusable “Love Heals” drawstring linen bag.

Candles for coworkers are lovingly made by Thistle Farms employees, like these four women shown smiling.

Jet Set Body Essentials


Thistle Farms Jet Set 2

Handmade ceramic mugs

At Prodigal Pottery, women fleeing homelessness and domestic abuse learn pottery making and receive financial training, emotional support, and assistance finding stable housing and long-term employment.

Customize a hand-painted mug with your logo or International Women's Day message.

Two women work making ornaments that make a difference in the world

Ceramic Mug


Prodigal Pottery Strong Mug

Branded coasters

Our partner Itza Wood creates jobs and fosters positive social impact in the Northern Petén Jungle of Guatemala, a place where poverty is crushing. Itza Wood links families to a future with hope and well-being by creating local, sustainable employment with purchases benefiting The Jungle School, a safe place where 400 students from nine local villages study daily.

This set of four elegant coasters is available in three types of native wood: ziracote, jobillo, and grandillo. The coasters are approximately 4.5″ in diameter and can be stamped or engraved with your logo or women's day message.


Leaf Coaster Set


four stacked leaf trays

Brandable crossbody bags

Jaggery is a women-led social enterprise that converts industrial waste material into a range of professional bags and multipurpose accessories. The organization was founded on the principles of sustainability, fair trade, and global citizenry.

This crossbody bag can be custom-made from discarded seat belts, cargo belts, awnings, or bouncy castles. It can be worn around the waist or across the chest. You can select colors to match your corporate color scheme or add your logo on a woven or screen-printed label.

Farida sits at a sewing machine, working on Levi's customer giveaway keychains

Upcycled Crossbody Bag



T-shirts with your company's IWD design

WORK+SHELTER is a social enterprise that empowers women facing economic hardship in New Delhi, India. Trainees learn sewing, production management, and other skills to create high-quality products for the export market. Once training is complete, each woman begins her full-time employment at a fair trade wage in a healthy, supportive, and empowering work environment.

Create International Women's Day shirts with these classic and comfortable tees. They are 100% organic cotton and available in crew neck or V-neck. Include your company logo and a women-centered slogan or hashtag.

Our screen printed aprons are created by the workers at Work+Shelter, like the woman pictured here in the workshop.

Organic Cotton T-shirt


man wearing your logo vneck tshirt

Leather travel sets

Dokmai is a social enterprise that employs and trains young Rwandans to work as highly-skilled leather artisans. All Dokmai's leather meets the EU REACH directive, and its workshop empowers workers with stable employment at fair trade wages.

Perfect for the world traveler, this brandable set includes a leather and fabric-accented luggage tag with a leather passport holder that keeps documents in order.

Dokmai Woman Artisan

Matching Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag



Delectable sauces and spreads

Our partner Black Mamba trains women in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) to farm organically using regenerative farming methods.

The Sweet and Spicy gift set includes three different condiments:

  • 6-oz handcrafted chili sauce available in peri-peri, cayenne, and pineapple flavors
  • 5.3-oz additive-free jam available in two flavors: mango and pineapple, and peach and ginger
  • 7.4-oz basil and cayenne pesto made with fresh basil, cayenne, and macadamia nuts
The sauces that accompany our grazing board gift are made by women like the three shown smiling here, participants in the Black Mamba collective.

Sweet and Spicy


This condiment gift set includes chilli sauce, jam, and pesto.

PB&J gift sets

It’s peanut butter jelly time — with a twist. This peanut butter and jelly gift basket doesn’t just nourish your recipients, it also benefits three organizations that provide job training and opportunities to refugees and women overcoming adversity.

  • Ground Up provides job training to women overcoming challenges including incarceration, addiction, or mental illness in Portland, Oregon.
  • Black Mamba trains women in Eswatini to farm organically using regenerative farming methods.
  • Women’s Bean Project is a transitional employment program in Colorado that helps women with significant barriers enter the economic mainstream.
ground up 3 us partners

Not Your Mother’s PB&J


This peanut butter and jelly gift basket includes nut butter, jam, and scone mix.

More International Women's Day gift ideas for employees

International Women's Day is a marquee opportunity for your company to celebrate accomplishments, facilitate discussions about bias, equity, and inclusion, and advance the cause of gender parity. At Peace by Piece International, we can support your small and large events, help your social media and marketing efforts, connect you with our partner organizations for speaking opportunities, and communicate the impact of your International Women's Day gifts. We're proud to be a WBENC-certified women-owned organization ourselves.

When you're ready to create your International Women's Day gift ideas for employees, reach out to Peace by Piece International ([email protected]) to get started.

Kim Kohatsu

Kim Kohatsu

Kim Kohatsu is the founder of Charles Ave Marketing, where she grows online engagement for businesses including Peace by Piece International. Kim is a graduate of Syracuse University, with bachelor’s degrees in advertising, political science, and French. In 2001, she was named a Syracuse University Scholar, the highest honor the university bestows on only 12 graduates per year. Kim earned her master’s degree in communications from the Adcenter (now Brandcenter) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 2020, Kim serves as the marketing and PR agencies chair of the Forbes Business Council. She is also a member of Mensa.

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