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Awaken Your Inner Activist With These Inspiring Gifts

Encourage your family to take a stand by engaging them with gifts that center around activism and fighting for what’s right.

Maria Bailey · 11 months ago

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Want to inspire little social justice warriors? Encouraging young minds to think critically about injustices today can help shape the world into a better place for the generations of tomorrow. Bringing about actual change can only be achieved by maintaining momentum. These gifts are an engaging way to keep important conversations going while providing a point of reference to help little activists take a stand!

1. eeBoo Women March! 500 Piece Round Puzzle

eeBoo Women March! 500 Piece Round Puzzle

eeBoo

Much like the pieces to a puzzle, we’re better when we come together. The eeBoo Women March! 500 Piece Round Puzzle immortalizes the historical moment when over 4 million men, women, and children marched for gender equality, just one day after Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 21, 2017. Relive the largest single-day protest in American history while piecing together this beautifully illustrated puzzle.

2. FCTRY Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure

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FCTRY

As one of America's progressive icons, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived her life as a real-life action hero, so it only makes sense that she be immortalized with an action figure! Standing at six feet tall and wearing the next best thing to a cape (her righteous robe), the FCTRY Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figure is an inspiring addition to anyone’s desk or space.

3. W&P Hydropod

W&P Hydropod

W&P

Making sustainable choices also comes down to the food you eat. The W&P Hydropod is a wonderful way to reduce your carbon footprint and grow your own edible herbs. The five-piece set comes with everything you need to experience the process of soil-free farming, including a frosted glass Hydropod and all the ingredients for growing basil.

4. Kid Activist Lottie Doll

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Lottie / Arklu

Youth activism is on the rise around the world, and it’s time for toys to reflect that! Inspired by real-life activist Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” it is hoped this doll will empower young people to believe in themselves and allow their voices to be heard.

5. Klutz Pet Adoption Truck Kit

Klutz Pet Adoption Truck Kit

Klutz

Animal rights and welfare close to your heart? Find vulnerable animals their forever homes by building your own mobile pet adoption center with the Klutz Pet Adoption Truck Kit.

6. “Love Is Powerful”

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Candlewick

The smallest voices are sometimes the greatest. “Love Is Powerful” is an empowering story of a little activist who, when taking part in the 2017 Women’s March in New York City, finds her message and voice amplified by the rallying crowd around her. Inspire the youngest voices in your family to promote change and equality at a time when our country is in a state of deep division over issues of politics, race, gender, and religion.

7. Mudpuppy Little Feminist Board Book Set

Mudpuppy Little Feminist Board Book Set

Mudpuppy

Every young feminist can take inspiration from the series of trailblazing female leaders who paved the way. Mudpuppy Little Feminist Board Book Set celebrates these women who made a historical impact on the world and inspired a new generation of feminists. The board book set is made up of four mini books, featuring pioneers, artists, leaders, and activists such as Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart.

8. “Anti-Racist Baby”

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Penguin

In the words of Angela Davis, “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” “Anti-Racist Baby” tackles this notion head-on, formulating nine steps for building a more equitable society. Introduce the youngest readers in your household (and grown-ups, too)  to the importance of antiracism.

9. "Little People Big Dreams: Greta Thunberg"

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Frances Lincoln Children's Books

If anyone understands the power of young voices, it’s Greta Thunberg. The young environmental activist, who famously said “no one is too small to make a difference,” has become the face and voice of a generation, leading a global movement for action against the climate crisis. She has inspired millions to strike for our planet, forced governments to listen, and received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Join her in her fight to save the planet and follow her journey in “Little People Big Dreams: Greta Thunberg.”

10. “Little People Big Dreams Mahatma Gandhi”

Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Known as “Mahatma,” meaning “great soul,” Gandhi led an inspiring nonviolent fight for independence against Great Britain, unifying people and religions in India and ending British control. Quarto’s “Little People Big Dreams: Mahatma Gandhi” book follows his inspiring journey to become a freedom fighter and an icon.

11. “Little People Big Dreams: Rosa Parks”

Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Even when Rosa Parks was a little girl, she learned to stand up for herself. She grew up to become one of the most influential civil rights activists in America, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 after refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus. “Little People Big Dreams: Rosa Parks” details the activist’s extraordinary courage and impact on the civil rights movement, including a biographical timeline and historic photos from her incredible life.

12. “A Is For Awesome”

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Feiwel & Friends

Learning your ABCs just got a whole lot more inspiring! Depicting feminist icons from A to Z, “A Is For Awesome!” is a feminist board book featuring 23 iconic women who changed the world. Instagram superstar and author of “Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes” Eva Chen has written a book that will captivate little listeners and become a favorite in their storytime rotation. 

13. Barbie National Geographic Wildlife Conservationist Doll

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Barbie / National Geographic

Animals can’t speak up for themselves, which means activists have to speak up on their behalf! The Barbie National Geographic Wildlife Conservationist Doll protects endangered species in the wild — inspiring the next generation to do the same!

14. Eco-Kids 20-Pack Crayons

Eco-Kids 20-Pack Crayons

Eco-Kids

Color your way to a brighter future using the Eco-Kids crayons. Made with 100% pure beeswax, carnauba wax, soy wax, and natural mineral pigments, these non-toxic eco-crayons are safe for little artists and the environment, too!

15. Eco-Dough 6-Pack

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Eco-Kids

Enjoy worry-free play with non-toxic dough! The Eco-Dough 6-Pack is made from fruit, recycled material, banana fiber, and all-natural ingredients. The set comes in six vibrant shades, colored with dyes from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries, and tomatoes.

16. Uncle Goose Women Who Dared Blocks

Uncle Goose Women Who Dared Blocks

Uncle Goose

Featuring 32 embossed portraits of influential women, this set will help you build a foundation of women’s history knowledge, one block at a time. Learn their names, faces, and inspirational quotes with the Uncle Goose Women Who Dared Blocks.

17. All Are Welcome Here! 1000 Piece Family Puzzle

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Galison

Celebrate inclusivity, diversity, and acts of kindness with the All Are Welcome Here! 1000 Piece Family Puzzle. Featuring mantras to live by like, “Be kind rain or shine,” and, “All are welcome here,” this beautifully illustrated vibrant puzzle is positivity in a box!

18. Green Toys Sets

Green Toys

Green Toys

Understanding how your toys are sourced and produced allows you to make greener choices. Green Toys are made with 100% recycled plastic milk containers, so you can focus on having more fun knowing that you’re lessening your impact on the planet. From boats to planes to fire trucks, instead of gas-chugging and smoke-spewing, these vehicles run on a love for the environment!

19. Tegu Sets

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Tegu

Made in Honduras from eco-friendly, sustainably harvested wood, the Tegu magnetic building block sets not only do right by the environment, they also do right by the local community. Each set of blocks are made at a fully independent factory outside of Tegucigalpa to help support living-wage jobs, educational funding, and environmental stewardship in the nation. Build blocks and communities with Tegu.

20. Creatable World Deluxe Character Kits

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Mattel

Representation among gender identities matter, and the Creatable World dolls know it! Refusing to be defined by gender norms, these dolls are free of labels and rules, so kids can customize and create characters however they wish. Dress them in pants, skirts, short or long hair, and give them a pronoun of your choosing. Create more than 100 identities that everyone can relate to.