Welcome to the first edition of “Our Favorite Things.” We’re collaborating with the team at (cool) progeny to share a new list each week —  products, gift ideas, and more — to help you (re)connect with the important people in your life.

COVID-19 has been the worst of times, but occasionally the best of times. From grandparents to front-line workers, people have stepped up to inspire us to make the best of it. That’s why we’re celebrating the best of the best this week!

Some of this week’s favorite things encourage conversation about one of our inspirational heroes. If we didn’t pick your favorites to feature, most of the shops and stores that we linked to have other selections. 

This Week’s Favorite Things: Who Inspires You? Edition

Mr. Boddington’s Activist in Training Kit Gift Box
By Mr. Boddington’s Studio

All the bits a clever youth needs to write the White House, a Senator, Principal, Mayor, Naughty Corporation or Parent to share how he/she/they would make the world a better place! Set includes four letterhead pieces, four postcards, two pencils, stickers, accordion with some mighty facts and inspiration about activism. $28 BUY NOW

Trailblazer Tee Collection
By Piccolina

Piccolina is an online destination for little people who dream big. We love their collection of Trailblazer Tees — which honor everyone from Mae Jemison to Amelia Earhart to Malala Yousafzai. There’s a beautifully designed t-shirt for all of your kids’ heroes! Tees a range in sizes from 2T to youth 14. Want a matching one? Check out their adult collection! $28 BUY NOW

15 oz. Ceramic Dolly Parton Mug
By Sophie and Lili

We loved this happy mug with Dolly’s down-to-earth wisdom, but visit their site to also find Kamala, Ruth, Hillary, Meghan, Elizabeth, Nancy, Michelle and Alexandria inspiration. $20 BUY NOW

Dream Like Martin, Challenge Like Rosa Tee
By Nfiniti on Etsy

Inspiration on a soft cotton tee. What it we all dreamed like Martin, challenged like Rosa, lead like Harriet, wrote like Maya, and believed like Thurgood? A variety of colors are available. $11.90. BUY NOW

RBG Workout Wall Calendar 2021

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for the Supreme workout that she routinely did to keep herself fit and strong well into her 80s. In this 12-month calendar, her personal trainer, Bryant Johnson, shares some of the routines and exercises. It’s the perfect mix of workout pointers and sequences for fitness, fun illustrations, and justice. $14.99 BUY NOW*

March Trilogy
By John Lewis

Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis. March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting his life in the movement, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. This commemorative set contains all three volumes of March in a beautiful slipcase. $49.99 BUY NOW*

Heroes Collection: Famous Men in History
By Bored Inc. on Etsy

Barack Obama once said “A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.” This 8 x 10 print features men in history who have done just that, including: Barack Obama, Harvey Milk, Cesar Chavez, Jacques Cousteau, Frederick Douglass, Louis Pasteur, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., and Fred Rogers. $18.50. BUY NOW

Bold-n-Brave Wood Brooch Pin
By Presence and Grace on Etsy

Designed by local Baltimore mom, these wooden brooches are the perfect way to tell the inspirational people in your life just how awesome they really are. $8.50/piece. BUY NOW

Amelia Earhart Peg Doll
By Be A Deer Shop on Etsy

Amelia Earhart is one of the most inspiring women in our country’s history. This hand-painted wooden peg doll is the perfect accompaniment to any child’s toy collection. Let their imagination — and determination — soar! $17.50 BUY NOW

Honor Frontline Workers Bracelet
By Alex and Ani

Honor those on the Frontline with this expandable wire bangle from Alex and Ani. Featuring a two-sided charm that says “Frontline Warrior” with a heart on the front, and “we couldn’t do it without you” on the back. Ten percent of net sales will go to the First Responders Children’s Foundation, which provides grants to first responders financially affected by COVID-19 and sets up scholarships for children who lost a parent on the frontline. $39. BUY NOW

By Misty Copeland

From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppélia–a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life. This recently released picture boo is guaranteed to delight the little (and big) ballerinas in your life. $17.99 BUY NOW*

What Do We Have Here? Pencil Set
By Compendium

What do we have here? About a jillion grand ideas! The sky’s the limit with this double-sided colored pencil set. Just think about what you — or the little minds in your life — can create! This set is sure to inspire the youngest artist or oldest poet. $9.95 BUY NOW

Editor’s Note: The Our Favorite Things project is an ongoing collaboration with (cool) progeny. Some links are affiliate links. That means if you purchase something using one of the links, Women’s Daily Post or our partners may receive a small commission. Affiliate links are denoted with an *.


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