5 Super Queer Gifts Perfect for the LGBTQ Friends and Family on Your Holiday Shopping List
While 2021 has been hard, your end-of-year holiday gift shopping doesn’t have to be. To offer you some guidance on options for queer holiday gifts this season, we reached out to a few of our favorite LGBTQ brands and chose five items that are great for even the pickiest friend or family member.
Consider this mini queer holiday gift guide our present to you, and remember to support LGBTQ businesses all year long!
Here are 5 queer holiday gifts that are perfect for any LGBTQ friends and family on your shopping list:
1. Queer Guidance In A Cruel World Bag by Julio Salgado
“The image is an homage to the queer ancestors that guide our queer paths,” Julio — a proud queer, undocumented visual artist — tells Hornet.
“A lot of Mexican queers like myself grew up in Catholic households with this popular image of a guardian angel guiding two little children. In my version, my recently passed gay uncle is the guardian angel who is guiding me in this world, which at times can be very cruel. This is the perfect gift for all those queers that still have flashbacks of being at church (or any other place of worship) and feeling guilty about who you were. Also good for queers who like to do their grocery shopping in cute style.”
Find the bag ($25) at juliosalgadoart.bigcartel.com, and follow Julio on Instagram.
2. Queer Magic by pocalyptic
“This piece is titled ‘Queer Magic’ and would be a lovely gift for any LGBTQIA+ friends in your life who enjoy art and representation,” says pocalyptic, a Pittsburgh-based queer artist whose Etsy shop sells a variety of stickers, prints and ornaments.
“This piece was inspired by those intimate moments shared between queer friends or partners, when connecting feels like magic. It’s also one of my most popular items, and is available in 3 different sizes to suit a variety of needs.”
Find this art print ($4-$12) in pocalyptic’s Etsy store, and follow them on Instagram.
3. Glory Hole Ornaments by Pansy Ass Ceramics
Queer holiday gifts are easy to find at Pansy Ass Ceramics, one of our all-time favorite LGBTQ brands.
“These are the perfect gift for anyone who was sexually active during the pandemic when suddenly Glory holes became a way of practicing safe sex,” say Andy and Kris, the Toronto-based artist duo behind Pansy Ass Ceramics.
“These sculptural ornaments are hand made in porcelain and decorated with 22kt gold. They are signed, dated and numbered in an edition of 30” — which means you’re going to have to snatch them fast, because like everything Pansy Ass Ceramics sells, these will most assuredly sell out!
Find these ornaments ($150) at pansyassceramics.bigcartel.com, and follow Pansy Ass Ceramics on Instagram.
4. Mini Bat Planter by Sick Kitty Ceramics
“Sick Kitty Ceramics is obsessed with all things cute and all things creepy, especially when those two things meet,” says Oliver Schminkey, the Saint Paul, Minnesota-based artist behind Sick Kitty Ceramics.
“My work is here to remind you that the best things are weird things, handmade, with love. These little bats are one of many handmade animals available from Sick Kitty Ceramics, and they are the perfect mix of creepy and cute and can be used as planters, sauce dishes, ring bowls, or (if you’re feeling feisty) shot glasses!”
Find this planter ($35) in the Sick Kitty Ceramics Etsy shop, and follow them on Instagram.
5. Queer Shirt by ManyManyMoonsAgo
“Queerness is infinite. I offer my work with the belief that all people are capable of and deserving of living authentically, free from fear or shame,” says Rachel Dennis, whose shop — specializing in astrology, tarot, feminist and queer art — is based out of Austin, Texas.
“This is not possible without a deep understanding of each other’s experience. Because we are diverse in many ways. There is no one way to be queer, but only infinite ways to live out queerness as you know it best for yourself!”