gift guide for activists

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!

Gift Guide for Activists - Angela Davis Pin

Angela Davis Pin, $12

The Silver Room #BlackOwned

Political activist, professor, author, and Black Panther, Angela Davis embodies the effort it takes to make an impact and influence real change. This pin is a great addition to an activist’s arsenal. 

Gift Guide for Activists - The Future is Female Sweatshirt

The Future Is Female Sweatshirt, $55

Otherwild #LGBTQowned #WomanOwned

With Roe v. Wade being overturned this year and the rights of women and all people with uteruses under attack, it is more imperative than ever to advocate and uplift the women around us.

Gift Guide for Activists - Do Better book

Do Better book, $18

Cafe Con Libros #BlackOwned #LatinoOwned #WomanOwned

Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy addresses racial justice and the violence of white supremacy in a mindful way with things like guided meditation. This book is perfect for the spiritual activist in your life

Gift Guide for Activists - Unpaper Towels

Unpaper Towels, $20

Way of Being #BlackOwned #WomanOwned

The radical environmental activist in your life will love these 100% cotton replacements for the typical disposable towels used in the kitchen. They even come in a range of colors!

Gift Guide for Activists - Reclaiming Your Community

Reclaiming Your Community, $18.55

Estelita’s Library #BlackOwned #WomanOwned

What does community development look like in opposition to major gentrification? If community organizing is something your loved one is passionate about this is the perfect book for them, offering real-world solutions to racial and economic inequities.  

Gift Guide for Activists - Your Voice Matters

Your Voice Matters (greeting card), $5.95

Velouria #AsianOwned #WomanOwned

Being heard, especially if weare working to make a difference in the world, is difficult. Let those in your life know that you are grateful for them and support their activism with one of Velouria’s unique cards.

Gift Guide for Activists - Electric Fist Patch

Electric Fist Patch, $12

BLK MKT Vintage #BlackOwned #WomanOwned

This vintage inspired electric fist iron on patch is perfect for your decorated activist friends and family. Add it to a jean jacket, their favorite cargo pants or a cute purse. The choices are endless! 

Gift Guide for Activists - Stamp Print - Sojourner Truth

Stamp Print: Sojourner Truth, $16

Grapheme  #WomanOwned

Do you a special someone who is a women’s rights activist and happens to collect stamps?! This limited edition letterpress printed stamp on 100% cotton rag paper will blow their mind. 

Gift Guide for Activists - Red Black Fist Dad Hat

Black Fist Dad Hat, $40

Stuzo Clothing #BlackOwned #LatinxOwned #LGBTQowned #WomanOwned

The raised fist has become an almost universal symbol for solidarity and resistance against oppression. Raise your fist and dad hat for a special comrade this holiday season. 

Gift Guide for Activists - Hella Against Hate T-shirt

Hella Against Hate T-Shirt, $25

Nepantla #LatinxOwned

The shirt says it all! Stand against hate and give the gift of solidarity with this crew neck t-shirt. 

Mixed Coffee

Bonus Gift!

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. 

Check out our other Gift Guides: for Gifts that Give Backfor Foodiesfor Kidsfor Seattle Gifts, and for Self Care Gifts

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