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Gift Guide 2017: 10 Ideas for Urban Activists Looking for Fun and Relaxation

Between the super-charged political atmosphere, the cold city weather and the stress of visiting family, the wintertime blues don’t always make the holidays the happiest time for all of us. But the season also provides the perfect excuse to cheer up your friends (or self) with some stylish, sexy and modern gifts for fun and relaxation. So here’s an activist gift guide with 10 great presents for “woke” friends, activist pals and anyone working for a better tomorrow.

 

Check out our activist gift guide for your politically engaged pals:

1. Sunnyside Bubble Bar by Lush

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Kick wintertime doom and gloom in the butt and make your bath water shimmer like a drag queen with this glittery, all-natural citrus bath bar made from essentials oils of wild sweet orange, lime and tangerine — it’s aromatherapy and skin care all in one. $11.95

 

2. Amazon Echo Dot

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Do it all with this hands-free smart device powered by Amazon’s Alexa — listen to music, check the weather, summon your favorite movie and much more — all by only lifting your voice. $30

 

3. Moonlight HD DVD

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Put on a fire and snuggle up with the one you love (or your cuddle bud) to enjoy this queer, Oscar-winning coming-of-age story about one boy’s search for love and authenticity in his urban Florida hometown. $10

 

4. Slim Waist Boxer Briefs by Spanx

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Spanx aren’t just for women. Now dudes can down large quantities of turkey and holiday treats and still slip into their best pair of action slacks for some nighttime action, even if they’ve gained 15 pounds. These sleek compression boxer briefs can help you hide up to two inches from your waistline. $48.00

 

5. Microsoft Xbox $50 Gift Card

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Microsoft Xbox touts itself as the world’s most powerful gaming platform, and with a gift card you can purchase games, music, apps, movies and more from the Xbox Store. It’s a great way to blow off steam with friends while beating bad guys and catching up on the latest pop-culture. $50

 

6. Secretions Magnifiques

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This fragrance claims to smell like “the pinnacle of sexual pleasure” with scents of blood, saliva, sweat and sperm. It reportedly smells more like “sweet spirits … freshly washed laundry … [and] baby powder… [with a] smoked, salty edge,” but it could still prove a potent aphrodisiac, if you’re feeling playful. $99.87

 

7. Faux Fur Brown V Neck Men’s Long Sleeve Coat

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This faux fur coat has vintage style, soft comfort and is humane to animals! Its deep pockets make it great for storing your items and keeping your hands warm. $41.48

 

8. We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Coates’ essays on race, culture and politics published during Barack Obama’s presidency and shortly after the election of Donald Trump provide humane, cutting-edge insights into contemporary American racial politics. An excellent winter read for the activist and thinker in your life. $16.80

 

9. Tenga Easy Beat Egg Male Masturbation Toys

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Enjoy “breakfast in bed” with this six pack of silicone eggs perfect for foreplay or early morning play. The different textured bulbs slide easily over penises to provide pleasing, textured sensations for stimulating single or team play. $45

 

10. Piel Leather Urban Vertical Messenger Bag

Stay ready and walk the city in style with this versatile messenger bag. It comes with a padded 11.5″ x 13″ x 2″ laptop pocket, a full organizer and open pocket. It also has an over-flap with a magnetic closure, front and back zip-pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. $164.30

 

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