Saturday, June 22, 2024
Holiday Gift List

Christmas gifts just in time for the tree!

Celebrate the upcoming holiday season with our 2023 Queer Forty gift guide, featuring a curated selection of fun and inclusive products.

Whether it’s skincare, fashion, or entertainment, find the perfect gifts to spread joy and inclusivity this holiday season.


Best of Beauty Advent Calendar 2023

Bestofbeauty.co $65

Get ready for the 2024 Olympics in Paris with our Best of Beauty Advent Calendar 2023! Packed with twelve fantastic French skincare gifts, this ultimate calendar features top products from renowned brands like PAYOT Paris and YON-KA Paris. Valued at $240, you can snag it for just $65. Treat yourself to luxurious items such as PAYOT’s Day/Night Radiance cream, TALIKA’s Bubble Mask Bio-Detox sheet mask, and YON-KA Paris’ refreshing mist and anti-aging mask. Experience the essence of French beauty for less – vive la France!


Cards Against Humanity + Pride Pack

cardsagainsthumanity.com $25 ($5 for the Pride Pack) 

Spice up your holiday party with Cards Against Humanity, the ultimate adult game available online. With five hundred white cards, one hundred black cards, and hilarious rules, it’s a must-have for any gathering, dubbed humorously as “America’s #1 gerbil coffin.” For a more inclusive game night, check out the Cards Against Humanity Pride Pack—a thirty-card expansion authentically capturing the queer experience, crafted by an elite squad of “lesbians, bisexuals, gays, trans people, allies, and unicorns.”


Cher’s Christmas album

cher.lnk.to $14.98

Did you catch Cher’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade performance of “DJ Play a Christmas Song”? Cher is back with her first studio album in five years, “Christmas.” With thirteen songs, including originals and classics, the star-studded album features collaborations with Darlene Love, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, Cyndi Lauper, and Tyga. Cher calls it a career highlight, emphasizing her dream collaboration with Stevie Wonder on “What Christmas Means to Me.” Recorded in LA and London, produced by Mark Taylor, the album is now streaming, debuting at the top of Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums for the 2023 season. Enjoy a joyous holiday soundtrack!


CurrentBody Skin LED Mask gift set

$460 Us.currentbody.com

Prepare for the festive season with CurrentBody Skin’s Limited Edition LED Beauty Gift Set, featuring the exclusive Silver LED Mask and Green Tea Serum. This potent duo, 31% more effective than other LED masks, enhances skin clarity and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. Take a ten-minute break with the antioxidant-rich Green Tea Serum and the clinically proven Silver LED Mask, which reduces the appearance of fine lines. Accelerate anti-aging results for a radiant complexion during the holidays. Priced at $460, this set includes a limited edition Silver Vanity Bag for travel and storage—a perfect ‘prejuvenating’ treatment for the holiday party season.


Dapper Boi DB Snapbacks

$32 dapperboi.com


Step into style and inclusivity with Dapper Boi’s Snapback hats—a chic addition to your wardrobe that champions body-inclusive fashion. Founded in 2015 by Vicky and Charisse Pasche, this brand breaks free from traditional gender sections, offering well-fitted clothing. The Black DB Essential Flat Snapback, crafted from 100% Cotton and 100% Polyester, showcases iconic Dapper Boi Puff Embroidery, with Pro Stitch on the Crown and a Plastic Adjustable Snap for the perfect fit. Elevate your look with the Tan DB Flat Brim Snapback, featuring Cotton Twill Mesh and Dapper Boi Puff Embroidery. The Black Dapper Boi Mesh Flat Snapback, with Cotton Twill Mesh and Green Fabric Undervisor, exudes a cool vibe. Affordable and stylish, these hats embody individuality with features like Pro Stitch on the Crown and a Plastic Adjustable Snap.


exuviance Rejuvenate, Peel, & Protect Gift Set

Exuviance.com $269

This year exuviance is offering a variety of holiday gift sets, like the Rejuvenate, Peel & Protect Gift Set. This luxurious ensemble features premium bestsellers, including the AGE REVERSE + Rebuild-5 Cream for visibly tighter skin. Paired with the AGE REVERSE Day Repair SPF 30 Face Cream, it combats aging signs with broad-spectrum SPF protection. The set also includes the Performance Peel AP25, an at-home chemical peel with Glycolic Acid, Retinol, and more for comprehensive exfoliation. With gentle PHAs, Retinol, Peptides, and Aminofil, this gift set ensures a luminous, youthful complexion, addressing various skin concerns.


Filterbaby Faucet Filter Generation 2.0

filterbaby.com/ $99+

We recently explored the recent launch of Filterbaby Generation 2.0 at NYC’s Hudson Yards and were amazed at its transformative impact on skincare. This clinically tested, dermatologist-recommended water filter for the face boasts enhanced impurity removal with components sourced globally, ensuring user safety, durability, and superior filtration. With a Swiss-designed water limiter and a Japanese core filter, Filterbaby 2.0 addresses chloramine challenges, eliminating 99.99% of contaminants as small as 0.1 microns. It introduces an eco-friendly mode, saving 25% of water without compromising pressure. Upgrade your skincare routine with Filterbaby’s groundbreaking technology.


JCRT The Ragged Kingdom No Future Plaid Satchel

jc-rt.com $175

JCRT, founded by Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, blends cutting-edge digital technology with analog craftsmanship, reimagining plaid possibilities. With meticulous design and sustainable production, each JCRT shirt tells a unique story, celebrating individuality with a range of plaids for every persona. We love their new Ragged Kingdom No Future Plaid, a versatile satchel crafted from our signature 240gsm Organic Twill blend of 98% cotton and 2% lycra. This bag is perfect for daily use, carry-on, or a weekend getaway. It features a reinforced base and straps for heavy loads, along with a sturdy 2-way brass zipper. Care is simple: wash cold and hang dry. Part of the limited edition JCRT + RAGGED KINGDOM Collection, this plaid is a collaboration showcasing the legendary Jamie Reid’s artworks. Inspired by the iconic Never Mind the Bollocks album covers, the plaid captures the punk rock era’s DIY aesthetic. Jamie Reid, a British artist known for his work with the Sex Pistols, co-founded Ragged Kingdom, a label tied to the spirit of punk. Looking for more fun gift ideas from JCRT? Check out their Peanuts collection with some fun Charlie Brown items like The Peanuts Rain Sweatshirt. 


Julius’ Tee Shirt

juliusbarny.com/store $35

Julius’, New York City’s oldest gay bar, holds historical significance as the site of the 1966 “sip-in” protest. Recognized by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as “one of the city’s most significant sites” of LGBTQ+ history, Julius’ is now commemorated with a chic Julius’ Tee Shirt. Make a statement in 2024 by picking one up in person at the iconic bar or ordering online through the Julius’ online store. The shirt is priced at $35, and for an elevated purchase, consider the Julius’ Swarovski Tee Shirt, adorned with over five hundred crystals, available for $250.


Krigler Good Fir 11

krigler.com $35+

Go on a fragrant journey inspired by Albert Krigler’s 1910 trip from Chicago to San Francisco, where he marveled at Colorado’s lush evergreens. Reintroduced for the holidays, Krigler’s Good Fir 11 is a sophisticated blend, featuring the crispness of vetiver over a sensual base of musk and pine needles. Crafted in 1911 as a tribute to Colorado’s breathtaking evergreens, this cologne-like scent makes a powerful and magnetic statement. With a 25% concentration, Good Fir 11 ensures a lasting impression, leaving an irresistible trail of freshness and allure. Elevate your holiday experience with this timeless fragrance from the House of Krigler 1904.


Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron 5-Piece Cookware Set

lecreuset.com $820

This holiday season, elevate your culinary experience with Le Creuset’s versatile offerings, ranging from affordable stocking stuffers under $50 to premium cookware. The Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron 5-Piece Cookware Set, crafted in France, is the perfect starter kit blending classic charm with innovation. Featuring a 9″ skillet, 1 3/4-qt. saucepan with lid, and a 5 1/2-qt. round Dutch oven with lid, this set is meticulously designed for optimal performance. With enhanced enamel resistance, a high-temperature-resistant composite knob, and 45% larger handles, it’s a game-changer in the kitchen. Gift the iconic Dutch oven and top-rated skillet to enhance cooking experiences for enthusiastic entertainers. Renowned for superior heat distribution and retention, this cookware set is a true culinary masterpiece.


Le Domaine The Complete Routine

us.le-domaine.com $535

Embark on a luxurious skincare journey with Le Domaine’s The Complete Routine – a 3-step ritual featuring The Cleansing Emulsion, The Serum, and The Cream, inspired by Brad Pitt’s discovery of the fountain of youth. Tailor the experience to your skin type with The Cream for normal to dry skin or the light Fluid Cream for normal to combination skin. This vegan, gender-neutral line, infused with grape water and exclusive patented ingredients from Château de Beaucastel, epitomizes luxury. Crafted by experts Pierre-Louis Teissedre and Nicolas Levy, the compounds utilize upcycled grape seeds for an anti-aging boost. Join Brad Pitt’s skincare revolution inspired by Provence, blending authenticity, nature preservation, and Hollywood glamor. The standout, environmentally conscious product, The Cream, combines cutting-edge research with natural excellence, packaged in recycled glass and wine barrel parts. Elevate your skincare routine with Le Domaine, embracing diversity, authenticity, and the fabulousness within you!


My Name is Barbra

penguinrandomhouse.com $47

Hello Gorgeous! “My Name Is Barbra” unveils the remarkable six-decade journey of legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand, an EGOT winner with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. This eagerly anticipated memoir spans 970 pages, chronicling Streisand’s rise from Brooklyn to star-making performances, iconic roles in “Funny Girl” and “Yentl,” and her directorial achievements. Introducing the Le Domaine skincare line, inspired by Streisand’s commitment to authenticity and glamor, the book also highlights her philanthropy, including The Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center and support for various causes. With trust as a central theme, the memoir dispels untruths, sharing personal anecdotes with Streisand’s characteristic frankness, humor, and charm. “My Name Is Barbra” is a victory lap, showcasing resilience and offering an intimate look at an iconic figure, now topping Amazon.com’s rankings.


Natura Bissé

Naturabisse.com $395

Looking to help someone feel extra luxurious this holiday season? Check out the Ultimate Rejuvenating Set – Rich, a curated trio valued at $690 that promises ageless skin. Immerse yourself in the luxurious Diamond collection this holiday season with our iconic trio. Elevate your skincare routine or impress with a thoughtful gift featuring the rejuvenating Diamond Extreme Cream – Rich, complemented by the revolutionary Diamond Glyco Extreme Peel and the lifting Diamond Extreme Eye cream. This limited-edition set is a perfect fusion of three Diamond essentials for visible and revitalizing results. Fall in love with the renowned Diamond Extreme Cream – Rich, a powerful anti-aging moisturizer, paired with the refreshing Diamond Extreme Eye and the exceptional Diamond Glyco Extreme Peel, designed to renew, refine, and diminish imperfections. For those desiring an airy, matte effect, explore our holiday set featuring Diamond Extreme – Light. Experience the ultimate in skincare luxury. Diamonds are forever, right? 


Peau De Loup Evergreen Hoodie

peaudeloup.com $98

Peau De Loup’s Evergreen Hoodie redefines gender-neutral fashion with a patented body block that prioritizes bodies over gender norms. The thoughtful design creates a relaxed, unrestricted feel around the hips while embracing the shoulders for optimal freedom of movement. Elevating style, the hoodie features ribbed side panels, in-seam pockets, and impeccable finishings. Crafted from 100% up-cycled mid-weight cotton terry, it offers a soft hand feel and polished appearance. Peau De Loup’s commitment to non-binary fit challenges industry norms, empowering those who live outside traditional sizing expectations. Co-founders Adelle Renaud and Erin McLeod pioneered this unique fit system over a decade ago. The Evergreen Hoodie, like all PDL products, is sustainably made from up-cycled fabrics, contributing to limited-edition styles that redefine fashion inclusivity.


Please Unsubscribe, Thanks! 

simonandschuster.com $28

“Please Unsubscribe, Thanks!” by Julio Vincent Gambuto is a transformative guide, merging the insights of “Atomic Habits” and “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck.” This radical blueprint navigates escaping automated behaviors, relationships, and entrenched values hindering personal joy and collective well-being. Gambuto provides over one hundred practical strategies to declutter various aspects of life, delving into pandemic impacts and the rediscovery of meaningful priorities. The book challenges readers to unsubscribe from relentless modern life, technology’s influence, and formidable “Big Forces.” It explores unsubscribing in professional settings, advocates for repositioning personal philosophies, and addresses the aftermath, known as “The Dark Well.” Proposing a collective “Great Unsubscribe,” it prompts reflection on experiences, challenges, and renewal goals. In essence, this groundbreaking guide empowers readers to break free from societal norms, reassess priorities, and embark on a journey toward individual and collective well-being.


Polaroid Now Generation 2 i-Type Instant Camera

$119.99

Step into the fabulously creative world of Polaroid photography with the Polaroid Now Generation two camera! This instant classic combines a sleek design made of 40% recycled materials, blending style with sustainability. With an autofocus two lens system, self-timer, and the magic of double exposure, this camera adds a playful touch to capturing your moments. The accurate and user-friendly flash system ensures your photos shine in any light. Get ready to snap and share vibrant memories with this iconic camera, perfectly complemented by our full-size Polaroid film. Unleash your creativity and let your colors shine with Polaroid!


Sophie Collé

Sophiecolledesign.com $295

Sophie Collé’s Wiggly Heart Mirror, approximately 15″ in size, is crafted with latex paint and polyacrylic varnish for waterproof durability. Handmade with slight imperfections that add unique charm, this mirror draws inspiration from movements like Memphis Milano, De Stijl, and the Bauhaus. A Virginia Tech Industrial Design graduate, Collé brings her designs to life in her Brooklyn studio, merging familiarity with unexpected forms. With a background in contemporary art and high-end residential interior design, she explores the intricate relationship between humans and art, design, and furniture. Grounded in a profound appreciation for craftsmanship, Collé ethically hand-builds all custom furniture in her Brooklyn, NY studio, emphasizing minimal outsourcing and third-party labor. Visitors are welcome to explore her creative space at any time.


Sunil Gupta Come Out

Stanleybarker.co.uk $65

Sunil Gupta’s “Come Out” vividly captures London’s Gay community during the challenging mid to late 1980s, marked by Margaret Thatcher’s homophobic policies, including Section 28. Gupta, an activist and photographer, documents Pride marches and protests against Clause 28 in this photographic journey. The book serves as a poignant monument to a pivotal moment when individuals courageously emerged into the streets, echoing the broader LGBTQ+ rights struggle. Published on October 10th, this hardback edition, priced at $60, features duotone printing across one hundred twelve pages, presenting Gupta’s compelling narrative of a historic era.


Todaytix Gift Card 

todaytix.com $10-$500

Experience the enchantment of showtime with TodayTix digital gift cards—a perfect theatrical gift for all ages! Unlock entertainment in iconic cities like New York, SF Bay Area, Chicago, and Los Angeles, with prices ranging from $10 to $500. Say goodbye to mundane gift cards as TodayTix’s digital wonders promise a fun-filled adventure valid for any U.S. show. Worried about losing a physical card? Your unique digital code is on its way, ready to be shared with the lucky recipient. Gifting has never been easier! Order now and let TodayTix be your digital gateway to live shows, arts, and cultural wonders worldwide, with over 1,300 partnerships including Cirque du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera, and The Second City. Since its 2013 debut, TodayTix has connected over five million users to a cosmos of cultural experiences, reigniting the thrill of live performances in our digital lives.


Tusk The Siam Passport Cover

Tusk.com $52

Elevate your travel experience with the Tusk Siam Passport Cover, meticulously crafted from signature glazed Goat Skin. Seamlessly blending functionality and sophistication, it features two card slots for convenient storage, accommodating both U.S. and international passports. This cover proudly exhibits Tusk’s enduring full-grain Italian leathers, ensuring a lifetime of style. As a family-owned brand with over thirty years of leather craftsmanship, Tusk, rooted in Indian heritage, blends traditional Italian workshop inspiration with artisan expertise. Founded in Mumbai twenty years ago, the brand prioritizes quality at an affordable cost, reflecting a commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable practices.


VOESH Vitamin C Shower Filter: Lavender Land

Voesh.com $29

Transform your shower into a spa oasis with VOESH’s Vitamin C shower filter. Infused with skin-loving ingredients and a soothing lavender scent, it eliminates chlorine and hard water impurities, leaving your skin and hair rejuvenated. Vegan probiotics fortify your skin barrier, while oatmeal powder adds softness for a radiant glow. Lasting up to one hundred and ten showers, it provides a luxurious spa experience in your daily routine. Fragrance options include Clean Ocean, Citrus Crush, Rainforest Mist, and Blossom Bliss. With VOESH’s commitment to clean, sustainable ingredients, bid farewell to water impurities and embrace the cleanest, most refreshing shower. Founded by Vera Oh and Joseph Choi, VOESH is a vegan, cruelty-free, and trustworthy brand disrupting the beauty industry for healthier, safer, cleaner spa care. Launched in 2013, their hero products have earned numerous beauty awards, selling over fifteen million Pedi in a Box by 2018.


Fort Circle Games Votes for Women 

Fortcircle.com $75

Embark on the Women’s Suffrage Movement journey, from Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment’s hard-fought ratification after a seventy-year battle. While not ensuring universal suffrage, the amendment stands as a powerful testament to the movement’s perseverance. Votes for Women, a captivating card-driven game, immerses players in this historic struggle across forty eight states from 1919-1920. Playable in cooperative, competitive, or solitaire mode, navigate events, movement schisms, and political challenges for victory. Featuring over one hundred stunning cards with period art, the game captures the essence of the suffragists’ fight. Move strategically on the mounted map, distributing political capital to secure ratifications or opposition votes, influenced by a roll of the dice after three eras of play. Delve into history, make critical choices, and strive for equal franchise for all in this educational and engaging journey through Votes for Women!

Roam Luggage

roamluggage.com $95+

Roam is the only luggage brand that lets you design a custom piece that is built by hand in Roam’s US workshop. Not only will you have fun selecting your color scheme, Roam also offers free shipping, 100 day guarantee, and a lifetime warranty! From large, expandable check-in ideal for longer adventures to compact carry-on with convenient front pocket perfect for your need-to-grab stuff such as books, passports, iPads and laptops, there is a Roam piece to reflect your journey, personality and aesthetic. Roam is both durable and stylish—so you won’t have to relegate it to the closet! Choose from trendy wanderlust-inspired colors such as Cornwall Slate, Venetian Green, Ibiza Sky, Toledo Red, Marrakesh Tan—and the just-announced trim color, Wellington Saddle. This is the perfect long-lasting, high-performance gift for the traveler in your life. And beyond luggage, Roam makes totes, backpacks and duffels too!

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