LGBT+ Valentine’s gift ideas you need in your life including rainbow laces and cute mugs
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it looks like we’ll spending it in lockdown, so if you’re LGBT+ and looking for the perfect gift to make someone feel loved, then we’ve got you covered.
If you’re after a gift for your partner, friend or yourself for Valentine’s Day, then you could consider something that we use everyday, from mugs to tote bags and bracelets to socks.
And what’s better than everyday items? Everyday items that are LGBT+ themed and help us fly the Pride flag all the time, of course.
An LGBT+ owned apparel and accessories store on Etsy features a range of amazing mugs which would make the perfect gift. It comes from the store RainbowandCoUK and each mug is priced at £12.99.
The collection features mugs with a slogan and a rainbow underneath bearing the different flag colours. Some of the ones available include Fluid & Fabulous, Bi & Badass, Enby & Epic, Ace & Awesome, Lesbian & Legendary, Pan & Perfect, Gay & Gorgeous, Poly & Proud, Aro & Amazing, Trans & Tenacious, so there’s something for everyone. To shop the mug collection go to the Etsy store here.
You can get loads of different designs from the PinkNews Shop. This includes the new collection of unicorn rainbow mugs featuring different flags. There’s one for everyone with pansexual, polysexual, non-binary, intersex, aromantic, asexual, trans, bisexual, lesbian and gay flag versions all available, with prices starting from £10.95.
Other designs include pronoun mugs, palm trees, confectionery and hearts in the above Pride flag colours, as well as cats wearing accessories to match the Pride flag colours.
Go to the PinkNews Shop here to buy them as well as other products including phone cases, stickers and t-shirts.
LGBT+ tote bags
This tote features and celebrates nine LGBT+ figures from history including activist Marsha P Johnson, openly gay athlete Billie Jean King, founder of the Black AIDS institute Phill Wilson and designer of the rainbow flag Gilbert Baker. It’s priced at £12.50 from Etsy here, plus £1 from every tote bag sold will be donated to the Stonewall charity.
If you want to let everyone know you’re gay without saying a word then use this tote bag which says ‘do you listen to Girl In Red?’ and you’ll be good to go. The handmade embroidery bag is inspired by the singer-songwriter, who is queer herself and has a large lesbian fanbase who joke that the quote is code for, ‘Are you a girl attracted to other girls?’
Some of her popular songs include “i wanna be your girlfriend” and “we fell in love in october”, but after some online debates about who her music is for, she posted a statement on Instagram reassuring fans that her music is for everyone no matter your sexuality. The bag is available from Etsy here.
Other tote bags available from the likes of Etsy include pop culture figures Harry Styles, Timothee Chalamet, Kath & Kim and drag queens. Plus there’s loads featuring all the different Pride flags, inspiring and fun quotes and of course, rainbows. You can shop all LGBT+ themed tote bags on Etsy here.
If you ever look at your shoes and think, ‘How could they be even gayer?’ then you’ll want to get yourself some rainbow laces. These ones are priced at £8.99 from Etsy and they’re a bestseller. The creator says: “I didn’t like the fussy designs of many pride shoelaces out there, and deeply wanted to create something with a much more streamlined look”. So now you can make your shoes look even more fabulous, you can buy them here.
And if you want to accessorise your laces then these rainbow socks, featuring an embroidery of a rainbow are perfect. They’re part of a collection that comes in different colours. They’re priced at £9 each from Etsy and you can get them in orange, plum, green, black and more, so all the colours of the rainbow.
You can get these cute handmade bracelets featuring the colours of the different pride flags, including the trans pride one above. They’re priced from £4.50 each and are adjustable for different wrist sizes. The bracelet is part of a collection created by a seller on Etsy which also features lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual and rainbow pride flag colours. To shop the collection go to the Etsy page here.
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