When you get to the Holidays, candy and foodie gifts are always an ideal option. Here we have some great LGBT owned or friendly businesses we think have ideal gift selections.
Five North Chocolate is an award-winning, certified LGBT business enterprise, supporting cacao farmers around the world by creating deliciously nutritious, Fair Trade Certified chocolate snacks. Give in to your cravings without the guilt! 72% dark chocolate paired with fun flavors like goji berry, pistachio sea salt, and cinnamon almond.
Five North Chocolate is offering a Bear World Magazine exclusive discount… use code QUEER40 at checkout to take 15% off your order. Code is valid from now until December 31! Visit fivenorthchocolate.com and pick your gifts, and add a little something for yourself!
Christopher Street is a new brand with a range of quality condiment items including salad dressing, salsa, jams, and pumpkin butter. They are giving back to the LGBT community with every purchase. Currently only available in Home Goods in New York, but soon will be available across the USA. Visit www.homegoods.com for more information.
Cowgirl Creamery produces award winning artisanal cheeses. The LGBT founders, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, both worked in fine dining restaurants before moving into cheesemaking. Two decades, dozens of awards, two creameries, four retail stores and two thousand tons of cheese later, it’s safe to say they’ve earned their cowgirl 10-gallon hats! Cowgirl Creamery cheeses are sold in over 500 stores, independent cheese shops, farmers markets, and nationally through Whole Foods Markets. You can also order selections online, visit shop.cowgirlcreamery.com
The Protein Bakery is one of those finds you almost don’t want to tell anyone about, a secret so good you want to keep it to yourself! The treats here are amazing! Whether you are just keeping a little bit healthy or using the amazing shakes and sugarless cookies (my favorite) for your gym nutrition, The Protein Bakery has it all for you. Visiting the store in NYC is like walking into your favorite cookie bakery, the smell is amazing! They have gift specials and can deliver all over the world. Visit proteinbakery.com for more information.
This Palm Springs based coffee roaster gives back to the community at every opportunity. This includes sourcing their beans through sustainable practices and donating to local nonprofits including Sanctuary Palm Springs, who support LGBT youth, and the Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Browse and buy products at coachellavalleycoffee.com