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Get Your Holiday Shopping Flowing With This Gift Guide for People With Periods

Dr. Elizabeth Yuko is the Health Editor at SheKnows. She is a bioethicist and writer specializing in sexual and reproductive health and the intersection of bioethics and popular culture. She is an adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham ...

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Period gifts

Images: Conscious Period, PantyProp, Cora, Katrina Hornwall/Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows
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Period gifts

Most people who get periods aren’t exactly thrilled about it, but, after years of practice, have accumulated a few products or routines that help ease the pain and discomfort a bit.

Admittedly, period products aren’t typically what you think of when coming up with holiday gift ideas, but hear me out, because these will be appreciated. Whether it’s a monthly tampon subscription that means that special menstruator in your life will never have to make a mad dash to the store again or fashion activism items that help break the stigma surrounding the natural bodily function, these items and services will set your present apart. The only problem may be that you’ll want to keep these all for yourself.

Here are a few gift suggestions for people you know who menstruate to help make their lives a little easier during that time of the month and help propel the conversation on menstrual health forward.

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Emergency tampon necklace

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Emergency tampon necklace

This is the perfect blend of stigma-busting fashion and function.

Emergency tampon necklace, price TBA at Katrina Hornwall

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PantyProp swimwear

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PantyProp swimwear

We all know periods can sense when you're going on a beach vacation. Now you can stay one step ahead with this specially designed swimwear collection.

Swimwear bundle, $139 at PantyProp

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This Is Not a Luxury T-shirt

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This Is Not a Luxury T-shirt

Wear your opposition to the pink tax loud and proud.

This Is Not a Luxury T-shirt, $35 at Conscious Period

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Periods Are Cool menstrual cup with bag

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Periods Are Cool menstrual cup with bag

A menstrual cup with a sassy bag? Yes, please!

Periods Are Cool menstrual cup with bag , $44.99 at Monki

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A hot water bottle

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A hot water bottle

If you haven't used a hot water bottle for period cramps, try it and thank me later.

Hot water bottle, $12.95 at Amazon

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Anything you Can Do, I Can Do Bleeding pin

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Anything you Can Do, I Can Do Bleeding pin

Because sometimes non-menstruators need to be reminded of this.

Anything you Can Do, I Can Do Bleeding pin, $1.71 at Doodlepeople/Etsy

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Period-tracking calendar stickers

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Period-tracking calendar stickers

If you still use an actual, physical calendar instead of a period-tracking app, these stickers will come in handy for tracking your cycle.

Period-tracking calendar stickers, $1.63 at ThreeTinyBows/Etsy

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'Periods Gone Public'

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'Periods Gone Public'

This important book by Jennifer Weiss-Wolf should be required reading and makes a great gift.

Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity, $16.99 at Amazon

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The Adventures of Toni the Tampon: A Period Coloring Book

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The Adventures of Toni the Tampon: A Period Coloring Book

If you're going to buy one coloring book this holiday season, make it this one, by illustrator and menstrual activist Cass Clemmer.

The Adventures of Toni the Tampon: A Period Coloring Book, $10.00 at ToniTheTampon/Etsy

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