Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts from Queer Creators on Etsy

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Still looking for the perfect gift for someone you care about? It’s easy to give someone a little love and send some love and support to the LGBTQ community by shopping for handcrafted items and original designs from queer creators on Etsy. From hand-knit hats to delightful enamel pins, check out some of our favorite finds from Etsy shops run by queer women and non-binary individuals. Click on the images to go directly to the listings for items pictured.

Apparel

purlBknit by Brandi Harper

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Brooklyn-based Brandi Harper taught herself how to crochet at age 14 and has been hooked on knitwear ever since. Her Etsy storefront features ready-to-shit hats, made-to-order shawl collars and balaclavas, and original patterns for the do-it-yourselfers.

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Jewelry

Dapper and Swag by Kristin Lee

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If you’re looking for something different, look no further than these collar clips and cardigan clips by Kristin Lee of Iowa City, IA. With a variety of styles and finishes, they’re sure to delight lots of folks on your list.

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Card Carrying Lesbian by Sasha Lotrain

Heart-shaped stainless steel necklace that says "lesbian"

A rectangular stainless steel necklace that says "trans"

I am limitless necklace. A stainless steel necklace with two pendants: a heart that says "I am" and a rectangle that says "limitless

Based in Los Angeles, self-identified lesbian blogger and gay rights activist Sasha Lotrain searched for years to find jewelry that screamed “I’m so gay!” Thoughts of getting a tattoo that said “dyke” or “so gay” were pushed aside when Lotrain realized that she could make her own jewelry. Crafting necklaces from stainless steel, Lotrain has been “solving the problem of femme invisibility and shy lesbians, one necklace at a time” since 2012.

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Lasers and Sticks by Julia S.

A wood-cut pendant shaped like an estrogen molecule

An engineering grad student by day and a crafter by night, Julia creates laser-cut necklaces, earrings, and pins based on math, science, and nature. Many of their pieces are designed to look like molecules, like the estrogen molecule necklace pictured above.

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Enamel Pins

Butch & Sissy by Connie Collingsworth

A red, heart-shaped enamel pin that says "Future Mrs. McKinnon"

Black rectangular pin that says "meh" underneath a white silhouette of a man

Butch & Sissy was founded earlier this year by Kentucky-based Connie Collingsworth, who created the brand to give LGBTQ individuals a way to express make a bold identity statement with style. Collingsworth’s enamel pins are cheeky and charming. She also sells patches and metal cuff bracelets.

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This Might Hurt by Isabella Rotman

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We love this Queer Cat pin by Chicago-based cartoonist and printmaker Isabella Rotman. The pin was made in collaboration with RAD Remedy,  an organization focused on health care for trans, gender non-conforming, intersex and queer individuals. Rotman’s Etsy shop also features of a selection of her prints and comics. You can find even more of her work on her website and Society6.

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For Parents and Kids

Little Figs by Mary and Arrin

A gray t-shirt that says "My moms are the coolest" next to an illustration of a fan.

Based in Yellow Springs, OH, Little Figs sells “clothing for kids with open-minded parents.” This shop is run by Mary and Arrin, whose twin boys Finnigan and Graham inspired them to create a clothing that caters to families like theirs.

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Holiday Cheer

Femme Stitches by Lindsey Stevens

Embroidery made to look like handwriting that says jingle all the way framed in an oval hoop

The word joy embroidered on a hot pink and blue plaid background, framed in a circular embroidery hoop

Add a little embroidery to your tree with these adorable hand-embroidered ornaments. Based in Anchorage, AK, queer femme Lindsey Stevens stitches love and sass into all her embroidery, with subjects including lady-positive messages, Harry Potter motifs, and colorful cats.

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Note: The editors of Tagg Magazine cannot guarantee the availability of items listed or shipping by December 25.

Annie Brown
Annie Brown
Annie Brown is a communications professional in the Washington, D.C. area. She works full-time as a federal contractor and has dabbled in writing, editing, and social media for Tagg since 2016. Her favorite things in life include corgis and coffee.