It can be hard to find something for the loved ones that prefer to give (or take action) rather than receive, so we’ve compiled a gift guide for activists. Not only will you be supporting small businesses and the diverse people behind them, these gifts aim to educate, make a statement, or financially support issues and organizations toward a more just, equitable world. Here are ten picks to #SpendLikeItMatters for the activist in your life!
Intentionalist Gift Card, $5.00-$500.00
Intentionalist #AsianOwned #LGBTQOwned #WomanOwned
Intentionalist gift cards are the perfect gift for the activist passionate about the local businesses at the heart of their communities. Give the gift that gives back to participating Seattle area small businesses and can also be used to purchase from the 100+ diverse businesses via the Intentionalist Gift Certificate Marketplace.
Grassrootz Books and Juice Bar #BlackOwned
This comfortable and cute t-shirt is the perfect gift for anyone to remind them that everyone can, and should, be an activist. When it comes to fighting for a more equitable and inclusive world, we can’t stay on the sidelines. Plus, you’ll be supporting a Black-owned bookstore!
Indigenous Wall Calendar, $24.00
The Sacred Circle Gift Shop #NativeOwned
A new year is coming which means the activist in your life will need a new calendar to keep track of all their plans to dismantle colonialism. This calendar features designs from Native artists and all proceeds go towards the United Indians’ programs and services, which support the urban Native community.
Estelita’s Library #BlackOwned #FamilyOwned #WomanOwned
Activism and ongoing education go hand in hand. This book, written by Rafia Zakaria, is the perfect gift for the person in your life who is A radically inclusive, intersectional, and transnational approach to the fight for women’s rights.
The Antiracist Deck, $22.00
Reparations Club #BlackOwned #WomanOwned
This deck of cards, made by Ibram X. Kendi, has over 100 meaningful conversation starters on power, equity, and justice. The Antiracist Deck will help the activist in your life engage, learn, and inspire while working toward being persistently antiracist.
Clover Toys #WomanOwned
This doll reminds us that you can never be too young to be an activist. Empower the kids in your life to believe in themselves and their ability to change the world with this doll inspired by a real-life kid activist. Their voices matter and they can achieve anything!
Eighth Generation #NativeOwned
The Blanket of Knowledge was adapted from a classic 19th century Chilkat blanket by Tlingit artist Richard Dalton III. 5% of all blanket sales support Eighth Generation’s Inspired Natives™ Award for emerging Native artists who are pushing boundaries in the world of arts and arts entrepreneurship.
This handmade necklace is a beautiful gift for the activist in your life. Not only are Julie’s necklaces incredibly crafted, when you shop from Refugee Artisan Initiative you are supporting immigrant women working to support themselves and their family.
Cross Stitch Kit, RBG $25.00
Velouria #MinorityOwned #WomanOwned
When you’re shopping for the crafty activist in your life, check out this RBG cross stitch kit. Your activist can stitch the feminist icon and champion of equal rights, and hopefully in the process get inspired to follow in her footsteps.
Cafe Con Libros #BlackOwned #LatinoOwned #WomanOwned
This tote from Cafe Con Libros is the perfect gift for the activist in your life that always seems to have their nose in a book. Not only will your activist have a place to put their literature, they can proudly carry their values on their shoulder.
If you live in the Seattle area, give the gift of a gift certificate to a local business! You can purchase a gift certificate from over 100 participating businesses by visiting our Gift Certificate Marketplace.
For the activist, we recommend Mixed Coffee. Owner Savannah Jackson is celebrating and serving her mixed community with the best coffee, tea, and more. Support a Black and Latinx owned business creating a safe space for people of color to connect and organize.
If you loved our Gift Guide for Activists, check out some of our other gift guides for Foodies, Environmentalists, Kids, Your Partner, Self-Care, and our special gift guides for Ventures Marketplace and Gifts from Seattle.
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