The season of giving is approaching, and we want to help you make hearts gay all over town. We made you a list of queer-friendly brands to get you started (and you better believe we checked it twice). Consider it a little holiday gift from us to you!
Need a gay-ass beach towel? Door mat? T-Shirt? Otherwild is your one stop shop to deck your halls with vintage-inspired decor and apparel that revives 80s gay memorabilia and graphics and reissues them as modern-day designs. Perfect gifting for the history and archive-head in your friend group.
Ever noticed how the one garment that (most of us) wear every single day is so often the least comfortable? TomboyX changed the game with their insanely-comfortable genderless cuts. Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like cozy and comfortable nether regions.
Holidays often mean dressing up for family events, which can trigger dysphoria for so many of us. If you have three t-shirts and two pairs of pants that feel like “you,” and none of them are Christmas-dinner appropriate, check out Kirrin Finch. Started by lesbian couple Laura Moffat and Kelly Sanders Moffat, Kirrin Finch makes dapper duds like suits and dress pants that fit and flatter all sorts of body shapes and curves.
Ruby-red lip stains and multi-colored vials of skin-saving serums and oils perfect for stuffing in stockings. NOTO’s clean, cruelty-free cosmetics are designed for people of all genders. Gift a friend the Agender Oil, and NOTO will donate all the profits from the sale to a nonprofit such as the LGBT Youth Center, Planned Parenthood, Women’s Center DTLA, or others.
Affordable, wearable, ethical gold jewelry for the queers? That’s what jewelry designer and metalsmith AL was all about when they founded Automic Gold, a size-inclusive jewelry line made from reclaimed gold and diamonds. Hit them up to create a custom piece for your special someone, or snag some “they/them” studs for your enby amigxs.
Your one-stop-shop for candles and underwear! Boy Smells’ scented candles perfectly balance masculine and feminine notes, and let’s be honest, wouldn’t you want a nice cozy new pair of cotton underwear to sniff them in? Started by queer designer couple Matthew Herman and David Kien, Boy Smells’ candles are made of all-natural beeswax, coconut wax, and natural oils and are handpoured in their home in Los Angeles.
Is there a cutie in your life who would look even better in swim trunks and a matching button-up shirt? Cause I can think of several. HOMOCO’s colorful swim trunks are made out of recycled plastic, and a portion of their proceeds go to ocean conservation efforts and to organizations that champion queer rights. Therefore, in their new swim trunks and matching button-up shirt, your cutie will not only be cuter, but also socially and environmentally responsible. We stan a responsible cutie.
Queer chocalatier Ben Conard makes fair-trade, low-sugar, dairy-free and gluten-free chocolate snacks which are absolutely delicious. The first brand ever to feature the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce seal on a packaged good, Five North is a a Certified LGBT Business Enterprise®, and founder Ben is a passionate advocate for fair trade and clean eating.
Nonbinary designer MI Legett takes castoff clothing and creates one-of-a-kind genderless garments, emblazoned with sexy slogans like, “Angels have no gender but lots of sex” or original artwork. Official Rebrand’s garments are unique works that represent an eco-friendly alternative to cycle of consumption that too often accompanies holiday gifting.
Flaunt your pride and your pronouns with pins, patches, and other accessories created by queer latinx designer Bianca Negron in Queens, NY. Make sure everyone in your crew is carrying a “Queer Magic” tote come January.
Curl up by the fireplace, or more realistically your space heater, with Girls Like Us Magazine, an independent mag published in the UK which profiles interesting women (of all genders) within arts, culture, and activism. For the girl who has everything, give the gift of a worldwide community of queer women dismantling patriarchy.