13 Gifts for Budding Activists to Help Them Change the World

Empower your activist friends to change the world with these ready-for-action gifts.

November 10, 2017
Gifts for Budding Activists
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With changing times, and the planet in dire need of our help, make the holidays an even better time to take action. 

Need gift ideas for your activist friends? Help them change the world with these Earth-friendly gifts!

Tetra Water Globe Kit
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Tetra Waterfall Globe Aquarium Kit
$35
Amazon

Bring the outdoors in with this aquarium kit that you can store in your home or at your office and house your betta fish in a brand new, and colorful, environment.

We Rise
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“We Rise” by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
$23
Amazon

Climate activist, hip-hop artist, and founder of Earth Guardians, 17-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is challenging the status quo and has become the voice of a generation of climate change warriors. His new book details his activist movement and gives you a step-by-step guide to making the world a better place.

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iRSE Indoor Garden Kit
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iRSE Indoor Garden Kit
$115
Amazon

Grow your own herbs and start a mini organic garden, right on your countertop. This indoor garden uses hydroponics technology (and a built-in watering system) to help you nurture your own plants, herbs, vegetables, tea, and fruits.

Compost bin
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Chef'n EcoCrock Counter Compost Bin
$34
Amazon

If you don’t have the space to create your own outdoor compost solution, this 3.3-liter bin lets you compost food scraps right in your kitchen.

Honey Keeper Beehive
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Honey Keeper Beehive
$336
Amazon

Bees are disappearing at an alarming rate, but luckily, there’s something you can do about it. Help to save the bees by building your own bee sanctuary right in your backyard, thanks to this easy-to-assemble starter kit.

 
 
Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook
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“Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook”
$26
Amazon

You can now save the Earth, one meal at a time, by embracing a vegan and meat-free lifestyle (at least once a week). The team behind Thug Kitchen hit the Internet back in 2012, and with the release of their #1 New York Times bestselling book, Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook, they’re taking the cooking world by storm with their expletive-filled recipes. Their motto: eat like you give a f*ck—about your body, your health, and the planet.

KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable Coffee Cup
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KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable Coffee Cup
$32
Amazon

Make sure your morning coffee doesn’t come with a side of toxins! This non-toxic and BPA-free reusable coffee cup is OSHA-approved, and let’s you enjoy your favorite brew, right on the go.

TOMS Women's Black Canva Flats
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TOMS Women's Black Canva Flats
$36
Amazon

Buy a gift, give a gift with TOMS’ iconic slip-ons. With every shoe purchase, TOMS donates a new pair of shoes to a child in need. At only $50 a pair, you can buy one for everyone on your holiday gift list.

 
 
FitFlop Women's Slipper
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FitFlop™ Womens slipper
$90
Amazon

Stay comfortable, and help to eliminate housing poverty and homelessness with the FitFlop Women’s House & Trade Shearling Slippers. You can feel good about this purchase because $20 from every pair sold gets donated to Habitat for Humanity. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

An Inconvenient Sequel
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“An Inconvenient Sequel” by Al Gore
$26
Amazon

Vice President Al Gore has been an environmental fighter for years, and as a follow up to his #1 New York Times bestselling An Inconvenient Truth, he’s bringing a brand new action guide that shows us exactly how we can be the climate change heroes our planet needs.

“An Inconvenient Sequel” DVD
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“An Inconvenient Sequel” DVD
$17
Amazon

The companion to Vice President Al Gore’s new book, this documentary is a daring call to action. It exposes the reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and delivers hope through groundbreaking information on what you can do now.

 
 
Greenpeace Wall Calendar
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Greenpeace Calendar
$15
Amazon

Every month of the year, Greenpeace fights for the protection and preservation of the environment, and you can pay tribute to their efforts with this wall calendar that also comes with gorgeous shots of animals and nature around the world.

National Park Map Vintage Shirt
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National Park Map Vintage T-Shirt
$20
Amazon

For the friend who likes to hike, this cozy cotton tee features all 59 National Parks. Totally one-of-a-kind, this gift is not only thoughtful but will also inspire you to get up and get moving.