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