34 Gift ideas to make for the activists in your life

Published on November 10, 2020 By Holly Butteriss 3 min read

Feel passionately about a cause? Want to channel your activism into your craft and use your creativity to spread an important message? Or perhaps you’re looking for gift ideas for the change makers in your life? These patterns and projects are the perfect way to be an everyday craftivist, and use your making to say something that matters!

Follow the rainbow

Support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and make with every color of the rainbow! There are so many fantastic patterns out there, from rainbow striped jumpers to wall hangings. Whether you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally, use your skills as a maker to show off your support!

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Say it, stitch it.

Stitching a slogan or simple design is a super easy way to combine your creativity and activism. Stitch onto clothes or keep it in a frame to hang in your home, these statements say it loud and proud!

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Celebrate inspiring women

Who inspires you to be a fearless female, a proud independent woman and a supersonic sister? Grasp life by the knitting needles, crochet hooks and embroidery hoops to create your own inspirational woman masterpiece from this fantastic collection!

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Champion these Black change makers

Who inspires you? We partnered with some fantastic Black makers to bring you this charity collection, where every $1 is donated to charity! Make your very own inspiring Black change maker, whether you want to follow in Oprah Winfrey's footsteps, or campaign for social change like Angela Davis and Patrisse Cullors, this 12 pattern collection will keep you inspired.

Explore the Black Change Makers Collection

Resistance is not futile!

By buying this pattern you'll be contributing to a monthly donation to a rotating list of charities, and you'll have a pair of mittens that really pack a punch!

Peace de Resistance Mittens

Peace de Resistance Mittens

By Bristol Ivy

Become an eco-warrior

Give your life an eco-warrior makeover with these makes! Sustainable swaps like tote bags instead of plastic are super easy to do and to make. These steps towards a more sustainable way of living are small but impactful ways of protecting our planet.

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Yusuf’s Unity beanie

In 2016 Debbie Bliss met Yusuf, a 17 year old Syrian refugee who wanted to learn how to knit because he had an idea for a hat that celebrates unity by using symbols of peace. By making Yusuf's hat you'll not only be supporting the Help Refugees charity, you'll also have a wonderful hat symbolizing peace to wear with pride or gift to someone you love!

Yusuf’s Unity Beanie

Yusuf’s Unity Beanie

By Help Refugees

Support Women for Women International with The Yarn Collective

Next time you're buying yarn or thinking about making something for a friend, check out The Yarn Collective! A percentage of every sale goes directly to Women for Women International, the charity supports women who live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. The Yarn Collective’s support helps foster this support and empower women to forge a new path for themselves and their families. Gorgeous patterns, irresistible yarn and supporting a fantastic organization? Sounds like a match made in heaven.

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About the author

Holly Butteriss

Holly Butteriss is the Content Coordinator at LoveCrafts. Working closely with designers and influencers, Holly aims to inspire makers with lovely content and believes that “self expression is good for the soul”. Creative at heart, Holly will give any craft a go if she doesn’t have her nose in a book!

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