Tis the season to be spending money, so let’s spend it wisely, yeah?
We’re all about sharing the love as the festive season rolls around, and we wanted to share some of our favourite LGBTQ+ owned businesses offering amazing gift ideas for all the fam.
Support these incredible businesses this month, and you’ll be on the nice list for 2023…
Feeling a little run down after the constant pop culture news updates this year? Bad back from carrying the weight of your friendship group on your shoulders? You need a little trip to Fix Me, the best osteopathy in the biz offering massages, dry needling and more to fix you up bb. Book yourself a little treat, or your BFF who may need it after dancing a little too vigorously at Feel It…
If you’ve not heard of Gay’s The Word bookshop, where you been boo?! This indie bookshop has all the classics, new releases and more, giving the bookworm in your life a true treat. Grab a voucher for the Matilda in your life, and make sure you support all year round!
Skincare is the holy grail, and it doesn’t get much better than Dr. Botanicals. Cleansers, face masks, superfood scrubs and more – there’s literally something for everyone at this cute little boutique, and who doesn’t love a face mask after a very long hard day?
Because everyone needs something that vibrates under the tree. Kandid offer a plethora of silicone and rechargeable sex toys for everyones pleasure, and promote inclusive sexual wellness which we adore. Just maybe keep these prezzies away from elderly relatives, we don’t want them mistaken for a kitchen appliance…
This is for the lover in your life who loves to be a lil kooky. Marblehead’s hand drawn illustrations and garms are CUTE AF, spanning from phone charms, hand painted jackets, illustrations, stickers and more. Don’t sleep on these, they’re going to be HUGE
Looking to step into 2023 with a new ‘do? You need Nathan. Re:Create Studios promises you a perfect new hair do, unmatched vibes whilst you’re in the chair, and a new BFF in Nathan Phoneix – a world renowned hair stylists to the stars [including THE Lizzo.] Book you and your bestie in for a pamper, and set the world to rights with a fab new haircut.
Got a pal with a new pad? Say hello to Oui C’est Bon. Formed by two Mighty Hoopla design genuises [shout out Hannah and Alex!], this range of funky and fresh homeware will leave you adding everything to your basket. Expect bright colours, fun shapes, and cushions you’ll have to keep your friends from stealing.
This is one for all the seasonal soirees you’ll be attending – make sure you bring a few bottles of Proud Beer, the original queer beer for good. Their LGBTQIPA is not only delicious, but 20p from every bottle directly impacts one of their charity partners. Drinks on you?
OK fashion lovers, this one is for you. If you’re a fan of wild patterns, crazy slogans and prints of poppers, then you’re going to fall in love with Shop Floor Whore. This is slow fashion for fast babes, and their self-proclaimed ‘it’s not niche, it’s normal’ mantra rules their iconic garmz. If you’re looking for a Hoopla outfit, this is the place…
Gorgeous gorgeous people love ceramics, we don’t make the rules. Shop hand made ceramic pots, plates, mugs and more with this amazing selection hand curated for you. Your kitchen has never looked better.
BRB we’re buying everything. Foam mirrors, psychedelic colours, and hand made earrings like no other, Titillating Tat has long been a fave of ours. Our personal favourite pieces are the wonky wavey vases and shell cement jewellery trays. Perfect for anyone and everyone.
Get some frames, make some space, because you’re going to want every single print created by Stupendous Tremendous. James Tuitt’s art and prints are all original, and with their mix of gorgeous colours and texture will provide any home with something truly unique and beautiful. Be sure to keep an eye out for their IRL exhibitions in 2023!
Shop small, shop queer this Christmas!