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Don We Now Our Gay Apparel: The 2013 Holigay Gift Guide

by MISS FEMMEMORANDUM

For the newlyweds: Mr. & Mr. or Mrs. & Mrs. Ring Dish

Everybody’s got to have a place to stash their joolz while washing up after hot, hot newlywed… name change forms. A plus: Crate & Barrel scored a 90/100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index.

Buy it here for $12.95, or score the Hers and Hers version here.


1424319_178500605675918_249340214_nFor your supportive-but-clueless family: “That’s So Gay,” the board game.

No, no really, it’s a twist on Trivial Pursuit, but covering LGBT topics. More progressive than Yahtzee, although clearly less fun than Pretty Pretty Princess.

Learn more about That’s So Gay! here. Snag your own version for $24.99 at Chicago stores Women & Children First Books & GayMart.


il_570xN.454871815_cbgbFor The Man Who Has Everything Madonna: The Madonna Pillow

Let Madge, decked out in her Bob Mackie finest, sing your favorite queer snowflake to sleep. Just hope the lullaby isn’t “Gang Bang.”

Soft yet strong, get yours while they last on Etsy for $35.00. (Or, for our everylesbian music lover, the Tegan & Sara version of this gift is available here.)


harryFor Your Bear Dad: The Engraved Winston Razor Set

Hocked by two dudes from Warby Parker, Harry’s is tops in the new spate of online necessity startups. Give your cuddly pops the tools to keep that bushy beard in tip-top condition.

Available here for the trim price of $40.00.


boxTo give your vanilla friends a nudge: BoinkBox

It seems like there’s a subscription service for everything, from makeup to dog toys to pretentious organic snacks. Why leave out your funbits? Multiple plans ensure monthly fun for all budgets.

Start spreading the love here for $25, $50, or $80/month.


516HWGKX5VL._SY300_For your newly-out lesbian cousin: The L Word, season one.

Shhhhhhhh, just, shhhhhhh. (And, you know, give her lots of love and support.)

Pick up the first season on Amazon for $17.15, then go ahead and stock up on the rest. Three years of birthdays and Christmases for your cousin are now covered.


For the do-gooder in you: A Donation

The NGLTF, The It Gets Better Project, CenterLink, or your local LGBT center are all great places to put your dollars to work on behalf of a loved one.

Miss Femmemorandum is a media/PR/law hybrid by day and a DIYer/obsessive media consumer by night. Come to her for all things crafty, filmy, and ladylike and stay for the diatribes on intersectionality and invisibility.

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