Most people who get periods aren’t exactly thrilled about it. But, after years of practice, they’ve probably 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? You might want to keep a few of these for yourself.
Here are a few gift suggestions for people you know who menstruate. Maybe add a few to your list 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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A version of this story was originally published in December 2017.