HOLIDAY 2020 GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE ACTIVIST

2020…WE SEE YOU ALREADY! It’s been a relentlessly tiring year for the hard-working activists among us, but that hard work sure seems to be finally be paying off. Let your favorite activist know you appreciate them and their persistence with a gift off the “For the Activist” list!

“GIVE A DAMN” SWEATER BY LINGUA FRANCA

Before you gasp at the price, know that each Lingua Franca sweater donates $100 to your charity of choice, and each is lovingly hand-stitched. Lingua Franca carries a wide range of 100% cashmere sweaters (you can even customize your own). Just be sure to order early: 2-3 weeks are needed for their craft, plus an additional 1-5 days in shipping time. $380 USD

RBG BOWL CUP OR MUG BY ROTHSHANK ARTWORKS

Because who doesn’t need a couple RBG bowls displayed in their kitchen? Rothshank Artworks carries a whole line of “Political Pottery” and each piece is just as fabulous as the next. I almost featured the wonderfully kitschy “Dr. Fauci Plate” but decided it might not be the best thing for our mental health to be reminded of the pandemic each time we eat our no-contact delivery from UberEats. $42 USD

LILITH LIPSTICK BY FEMPOWER BEAUTY

Every B needs a power lipstick and this blue-toned Lilith red will work on any skin tone. But what makes this lipstick even more on point is the fact that, for every lipstick bought, Fempower Beauty donates a lipstick to a woman in need. Because, truly, nothing feels more empowering than the perfect shade on your lips. Or, as Fempower puts it, “Our lipsticks are activism in a tube, formulated with vegan ingredients and sociopolitical agency.” $25 USD

CROSS-STITCH BY BADASS CROSS STITCH

If this cross-stitch by @badasscrossstitch doesn’t sum up 2020, then nothing is even real anymore. Shannon Downey, the genius behind the brand, brilliantly marries delicate embroidery with pithy messaging to create mini masterpieces that will make any basic B woke. Buy this for your trailblazing bestie… or your Trump-voting grandmother? 😂 Be sure to head to the @badasscrossstitch shop for more brilliant messaging. $115 USD

BIANCA DRESS FROM SELVA \ NEGRA

2020 has been a YEAR and your favorite activist friend might just need a break from wearing her heart on her sleeve (pun intended). This Bianca Dress, designed by Selva \ Negra is not only an incredibly chic way to spread the love, but a responsible place to put your money. Selva \ Negra is focused on sustainability, sourcing ethical materials, and donating parts of their proceeds to a variety of on-brand organizations, including United We Dream, Planned Parenthood, ACLU, SPLC, Wildlife Conservation, RAICES, and National Immigration Justice. $355 USD

WILD FEMINIST TEE BY WILDFANG

WILDFANG is not just one badass brand working hard to shatter gender stereotypes, they also raise a badass amount of money for charities that “support reproductive, immigrant and women’s/human rights.” Also, how cute is this tee!? $60 USD

RISE UP NECKLACE BY MAYA BRENNER

This Rise Up Necklace may be a bit over your holiday budget, but know that the inflated price translates into lots of money for a great cause. 50% of the proceeds of this piece go “to organizations that will amplify, celebrate and support Black voices.” Now, that’s a cause I want to put my money behind. $325 USD

VPin BY RESISTANCE BY DESIGN

I chose to show you the BACK side of this pin because this quote is one of my favorites. You’ll have to click this link to check out the flip side of this punny pin. It would make a great stocking stuffer or gift topper for your most fervent President-Elect Harris fan. $16 USD

BOSS BITCH PRINT BY VIOLET CLAIR

Violet Clair is the brand; Samantha Rothenberg the artist. And, yes, she’s a boss, bitch. Rothenberg’s work is incredibly witty, often satirizing the NYC dating scene with comically captioned illustrations. This affordable print would make the perfect gift for your favorite female boss. $30 USD

VLAM ORNAMENT FROM VOTE LIKE A MOTHER

The 2020 Presidential Election may be over (someone please tell the Cheetoh in Chief?), but that doesn’t mean we don’t have many battles ahead. This VLAM ornament is the perfect gift topper for your favorite mama. 100% of proceeds from anything purchased at VOTE LIKE A MOTHER go to essential non-profits. Click here for more. $16 USD

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