Campaign Bootcamp’s community gift guide

Looking for some last-minute gifts for the holiday season? Our alternative Christmas gift guide has got you covered!

From books and hand-painted cards by Bootcampers, to crafting and zine making kits, check out gifts from the Bootcamp community and other campaigners and activists we love.

Cradle Community
Brick by Brick: How We Build a Word Without Prisons

 

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The Cradle Community have written a vital resource for people who dream of creating a prison-free world, built on justice, care and healing.

Leah Cowan
Border Nation: A Story of Migration

 

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Leah explores the colonial origins of the hostility towards migrants and how we need to resist oppressive borders.

Joshua Virasami
How To Change It

 

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From their experience as an activist with Black Lives Matter UK and London Renters Union, Joshua lays out the lessons they’ve learned from campaigning and organising.

Check out the insightful and heartwarming conversation Joshua had with Bootcamp trainer, Nim Ralph.

Méfiré Diallo
Navigating Your Love Life While Queer and Black

 

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Méfiré speaks about her journey to self-love as a Black, queer woman, and provides support for Black folks in interracial relationships.

Nina’s embroidery art

Nina Franco is a Brazilian visual artist based in London who creates custom embroidery paintings and banners. Her work explores political issues, reflecting on the intersectionality of women, migration and Black identity.

Maria’s Chinese brush painted cards and art

 

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Maria’s paintings are rooted in her Chinese heritage. She’s made everything from tote bags, to cards and sells her art in a local market in London.

Note: Email [email protected] if you’d like to purchase any paintings or cards by Maria and we’ll put you in touch with her!

Evie’s badge and zine shop

 

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Evie’s Etsy shop is packed with handmade gifts – from space-themed badges and art, to zines on mental health and navigating life as a non-binary person.

Note: Last date to order for Christmas delivery is Fri 17th Dec

Oriana’s illustrations

 

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Oriana is an illustrator and painter, who sells their work on Etsy. Their last orders were on Dec 9th, so get your loved ones a New Year’s gift instead!

Charlotte’s feel-good cards

Bootcamp staff Charlotte is an illustrator and card maker, who sells cards to make you and your loved ones smile!

Helle’s sustainable masks

Snü gives comfortable and stylish protection from 99.9% of air pollution particles – and works for viruses too. Helle has been working on the mask since 2018 after being worried about air pollution in cities across the UK. Get in touch with Helle for bespoke ones for your protests, activism and campaigning!

If you’re a Bootcamper, drop us an email at [email protected] to get the code for 50% off your very own Snü.

And here are some other shops and gifts we love outside the community!

Poppy and Frances’ 2022 illustrated calendar

 

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Ecological grower Poppy Okotcha and artist Frances Whitefield have collaborated on an illustrated calendar that spotlights growing, preparing and sharing of food as a radical act that reconnects us to each other and the natural world.

FEM zine’s political pamphlets

 

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FEM zine is a platform and creative network, who are also an independent publisher. They print zines, books and pamphlets with a focus on marginalised perspectives. (Like the three political pamphlets pictured.)

Housman’s 2022 Peace Diary

 

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Radical bookshop Housmans publish the 69th edition of their yearly Peace Diary, featuring a directory of more than 1,400 peace, environmental and human rights organisations around the world.

shado magazine’s shop

 

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shado magazine are a multimedia platform driving change in the intersections of acts, activism and academia. Their shop stocks climate justice prints and back copies of their print magazine. And they’ve also featured some amazing written pieces from Bootcampers!
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Katalina’s lino prints and cards

 

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Bradford based artist Katalina sells lino prints and hand-printed cards on their etsy shop. They’re currently raising funds for the Leeds branch of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign, with their ​​Solidaridad cards.

SkatePal’s t-shirts and hoodies

 

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SkatePal is a non-profit organisation who support communities in Palestine and help promote the benefits of skating. They sell t-shirts, hoodies, caps and even their own cookbook, which go directly back to supporting their work.
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Solidarity Apothecary’s herbal books

Solidarity Apothecary is run by herbalist Nicole Rose who supports revolutionary struggles and communities with plant medicines. Her shop is filled with vital resources, like the Prisoner’s Herbal guide. Every purchase of this book will cover the cost to send a free copy to a prisoner.

Bespoke Binny’s West African inspired gifts

 

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Bespoke Binny, run by Natalie Manima, is a British based business selling a range of handmade homeware gifts like pillows, lampshades, aprons and oven gloves, from West African cloth. They’ve also got their own lampshade making workshop!
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Craftivism starter kit

 

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The Craftivist Collective have created their very own craftivism starter kit to get anyone interested in crafting as activism started on their journey. The collective have also supported Bootcampers with their own craft campaigns in the past!

Grrrl Zine Fair’s zine making kit

Always wanted to make your own zine but not sure where to start? Artist Lu Williams has got you covered with their zine making kit packed with everything you need to get started.

Check out their own anti-capitalist gift guide for more inspiration!

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