March 8th is a historical day and a celebration for the achievements of women from around the world. The 2020 theme #EachforEqual is in total unison with the events that set the beginning.
The birth of IWD was over 100 years ago with roots in both Russia and the USA. It was first celebrated as the National Woman’s Day in 1911, only 2 years after a huge women’s march of over 15,000 in New York City, celebrated by the American Socialist Party because they were protesting low pay, long working hours and no rights to vote. Russian women were responsible for setting the date to March 8th, in 1917, after tens of thousands took the streets to protest conditions similar to that of American women, the shortages after World War 1 and a government that doesn’t listen.
So, you guys better listen 😊 Here is how you make this day memorable for the women around you:
20 Ideas for Presents for International Women’s Day 2020
1. GiftCard™ and a free, top-rated digital wallet
We wanted to align the first present idea with what iCard has to offer. You can send one a plastic GiftCard™ with a custom design. It is a unique gift which can be loaded with an amount of your choice. Choosing to send a virtual GiftCard™ is perfect if you go for last-minute presents because it will be received instantly!
This is a very smart present and the woman can activate it via iCard and use our wallet app with zero monthly fees. She can even pay with an android phone, on contactless POS terminals, with a tap. The best part: You don’t have to worry about sizes, colours or retailers for the gift ideas that follow.
Gifting a bouquet is a must for every gentleman. Your mum would also appreciate it and it’s so easy to pick one up on the way or order delivery online. Make sure you know the woman because some of them will prefer a plant that won’t die in a few days.
3. Living plants
They are not going to dry out shortly after giving them as a present. They can make the memory last much longer and are a great occasion to get your girlfriend, mother or wife into a caring state of mind.
4. Forever rose
Remember the rose from “The beauty and the beast”? They actually exist. This is a unique and eye-catching flower gift that lasts much longer than regular bouquets, without having to water it regularly. They are handmade, come in all sorts of colours and you can easily find them online.
One more classic move and a gesture for the women in your life. A perfume’s fragrance can create memories that last very long. She will think of you every time she uses it. Getting the right perfume takes a bit of knowledge about the woman and the fragrance families: Florals, Orientals, Woody or Fresh. If you are unsure which way to go, any sales assistant can help you discover exactly the scent you need. Whichever way you go, make sure you select a perfume that has the largest percentage (%) of aromatic oil molecules that will make it last the longest.
Remember the golden dress that was actually blue and shook the world with a huge dispute. You don’t want to gift that particular dress and then argue over its colour. Go for something classy or something cute, depending on whether you are gifting your mother or your wife. Also, make sure you know the precise size – it will save you from an awkward situation.
Each lady is drawn to gold, silver and gems. Gifting her with a piece of jewellery will make her shine bright. There is a limitless range of options that you can discover on the web. Pick something you think is unique like a fairy design necklace or heart-shaped gemstone earrings. She will 100% believe it’s unique, without you even mentioning it.
8. Handbag and/or shoes
She’s got everything she needs? No problem! A new designer handbag or shoes is a safe choice for the pickiest women. If you go for the shoes, just make sure you know the precise size and worry not if it’s the highest heels possible, she will find an occasion to put them on. Style is not going to impress her?
If she likes to read, March 8 can be the perfect occasion to get her a book that will inspire her to move on with creativity and new things life has to offer. If she is expecting a child, you should definitely go for a parenting book. Does a particular scientific field inspire her? Then, get her the latest on the topic. The choices are really endless, yet we are certain you will find a title that is perfect. You may even take an extra step and get her an Amazon Kindle with a bunch of pre-loaded books.
Do you know her aspirations? Then make the first step. It can be a book, it can be audio, it can be a video or a full-blown certificate course from the likes of Udemy.com, Edx.org and Coursera.com. She will be very grateful and knowledge lasts forever.
11. Spa pack
This could include a lot of aromatic, creamy, fresh and soothing ingredients like bath crystals, bubble bath, exfoliating sponge, fizzers, natural soaps and body scrubs. Make sure it’s in style and you may even get to try to bubble bath.
12. Makeup organizer
Females love makeup organizers. It’s an essential part of saving time while outlining her perfect shapes. Just look for a makeup organizer that is nice, modern and easy to handle. Find one that’s portable, has a tough zipper and many pockets for all the things women carry. Amazon could be your easiest option for buying one or you can take a stroll down the mall if you have free time.
They are always in style, they can be expensive or cheap and they protect her beautiful eyes from the sun. You should always go for polarized shades that will block the harmful UV rays coming from the sun. Choosing the right style may not be easy, so make sure you keep the receipt in case she wants to exchange it for another pair.
This one may or may not be expensive. Good watches can cost anywhere between 100 Euro and 100,000 Euro … or more. We’ll simply assume you want to be thoughtful, without breaking the bank, so go for a Swiss-movement to make sure she will be always on time.
15. Aroma oil diffuser
You appreciate her so much and don’t want to see her down after hard days at work. Essential oils have properties close to magic, smell awesome and are the perfect way to get her surrounded by the aroma that comes out of a diffuser. Aromatherapy is a natural way to influence good health and well-being.
Does she have young children? Order her a custom-made cake to celebrate International Women’s Day together. She will love it, the kids will enjoy it and maybe you can get lucky with some sweet cake leftovers 😊
17. Movie night out
No kids? No problem! A movie night out can be a great escape from everyday life. A romantic comedy will do a great job relaxing and laughing together. You can opt for a horror movie, get her scared and be there to comfort her in those moments.
18. Party night out
This is a good choice for March 8 if you haven’t been out recently. A few drinks and nice music at a cool venue can do magic for your relationship. This idea can’t promise you lasting memories, just some vivid flashbacks from that awesome time last night.
19. Personal romantic massage
Now is the time to get busy. Giving a massage costs you nothing and shows appreciation. All you need is to get into a massage-therapist mood by watching some tutorials to get a hold of the moves and then do your best for at least 1 hour.
20. Surprise travel
Gifting a trip is a unique gift – as unique as the destination itself. Get ready early on to find awesome deals for flight, hotel and experiences. Just make sure you use a virtual debit card to stay safe when buying online and take a backup iCard Visa debit card with you, to help avoid a holiday mess.
20 Wishes for International Women’s Day 2020
1. Women should be celebrated daily because they are so colourful like a crazy party. Next moment they are a calm and vibrant homemaker. You all add colours to our lives. Happy women’s day!
2. In history, women were the greatest source of inspiration with books, paintings and poems that praise them. That’s all with a reason! Your magic and mystery capture men’s hearts. Happy holiday!
3. A world with no women is like a clear canvas. It could only become grey without you. Keep bringing us joy and happiness. Happy women’s day!
4. This is my favourite holiday because you are my reason to be grateful, joyful and happy. Happy international women’s day!
5. Women and spring have a lot in common. You are flowering, inspiring and beautiful. I love you by my side. Happy holiday!
6. Each woman is a masterpiece in the art of life, with kindness, pride, beauty and self-sacrifice. You are the masterpiece of my world. Happy women’s day!
7. You are an unusual bouquet of flowers. Stay sophisticated like a Lily, feminine like an Orchid, bright like a Sunflower and passionate like a Rose. Happy international women’s day!
8. Today, you should be happy. Every day you should be smiling. You are here, by my side and I will do my best to make you smile. Happy holiday.
9. Today my task is to make you happy and to make it my task for every other day because you really deserve it. Happy international women’s day.
10. Women are scientists, politicians, writers, pilots. Yet, motherhood and being a woman are the most intriguing to men. Happy women’s day!
11. We admire women because you make us love, you make us hate, you make us feel. We are really grateful and we love you! Happy women’s day!
12. You are bringing beauty to my world and you are perfect in what you do! Happy holiday!
13. Every heart, every home and every moment is incomplete without you in this world. Have a wonderful women’s day!
14. Mothers are the only working people who take no time off, yet you are bright and smiling every day. You are amazing every day. Happy international women’s day!
15. This day is more than gifts and flowers. It’s about being thankful for having you by our side. Happy women’s day!
16. I want to thank you for being my mother and making my world and life brighter. You are thoughtful, caring and there is no other mother quite like you. Happy women’s day!
17. Keep your confidence radiating towards the world because that’s the best you do without even trying. Happy international women’s day!
18. You are making a difference in my life. Wishing you a very happy women’s day!
19. Women are strong, yet look weak, sharp, yet acting innocent. But the beauty, it’s inside and out. Happy international women’s day!
20. The world changes with every smile of yours. I take my responsibility to make it a better world and make you smile every day. I love you!
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