Bitch in a Box: A Gift Guide for Homebodies

bitch in a box logo

All during December, we’re publishing gift guides to highlight stuff we love and creators we want to support.

I am a homebody 90 percent of the time. While I enjoy socializing with friends, there is no greater love than the love homebodies have with our couches. Here is a gift guide to celebrate the art of staying indoors!

wonder woman robe

Wonder Woman Robe

Would a sleeved throw by any other name—Snuggies, Slankets—look as sweet as this? Real talk: I used to think these things were glorified robes. Then I went to a friend’s for movie night and borrowed his, and I never wanted to give it back. So when you buy this for the geeky couch potato in your life, make sure to grab one for yourself.

orange is the new black

Orange is the New Black on DVD

I know what you’re thinking: who buys DVDs anymore? Turns out a lot of people do. Having physical copies of your favorite TV shows and movies is great for when a) your internet access is down or b) you want to disconnect from the online world. And if the feminist homebody in your life isn’t subscribed to Netflix, she is missing out on one of the best women-centric shows in the last five years.

Backrest and a Bed-desk

I once used a backrest/bed-desk combo for a whole year because I couldn’t afford a real desk. It wasn’t ideal, but it was at least comfortable. Backrests are great for the homebodies in your life who don’t want to leave bed but are okay with sitting upright, and the workstation is perfect for anyone who wants to use their laptop (or do other work) in bed.

flameless candles

Flameless Candles

Perhaps your feminist homebody likes to host social events at home, or perhaps they like to add ambience to their rooms but don’t want to fuss with melting candle wax. In either case, flameless candles are the way to go. Just pop in some batteries, dim the house lights, and enjoy the glow.

numi tea set

A Delicious Flowering Tea Set

Tea needs a few minutes to steep before it’s drinkable. For people who like to wait and watch, give them a flowering tea set. Place the leaves in the glass pot provided and watch them blossom into the most delicious drink to start or end your day.

a mug that says male tears

Male Tears Mug

What better way for the feminist homebody to drink flowering tea and show sexists we have a sense of humor than with a Male Tears mug? As an added bonus, check out the one- and five-star reviews for these and similar mugs on Amazon.

a bunch of great books

Indie press books

Left to right: Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before (Ooligan Press), Clown Girl (Hawthorne Books), Excavation: A Memoir (Future Tense Books), Marielitos, Balseros, and Other Exiles (Ig Publishing), A Load of Hooey (McSweeney’s).

Your feminist homebody probably likes to read. I say skip books from the Big 5 (they have enough money, trust me) and purchase some books from indie publishers, preferably from your local independent bookstore. Don’t have one? Try Powell’s!

cute socks

Cute Socks

Puttering around the house calls for cozy socks. Portland-based Sock Dreams has a wide selection of adorable patterned socks, from Starry Night knee highs to sloth anklets, and not only do they have plus-sized options, they ship for free in the U.S.! For the homebody in your life, help them eliminate the need for house shoes with these ruby slipper socks.

Read the rest of our gift guides here, including a gift guide for teen feminists.

by Ariana Vives
View profile »

Ariana Vives is a former Bitch new media intern. She finally got into The Walking Dead and hopes some good will come from this.

Get Bitch Media's top 9 reads of the week delivered to your inbox every Saturday morning! Sign up for the Weekly Reader:

2 Comments Have Been Posted


Flameless candles are also great if you have cats because THEY WILL KNOCK OVER EVERYTHING IN YOUR HOME.

Add new comment