i have a pretty big anniversary with my girlfriend coming up (wlw relationship) and i have NO clue what to get her??? i feel like most anniversary presents are aimed towards hetro couples and any of the few wlw gifts out there are aimed towards the butch/fem stereotype, or focuses on the lesbian aspects (neither of us are lesbians). any tips?? i don’t mind if it is expensive – i would spend my life savings on this woman. I hope this is an ok question, just rly running low on ideas
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Congrats on your big anniversary, it’s wonderful that you have someone special in your life you want to celebrate and show how much you love! Unfortunately, you’re right – most anniversary themed gifts are aimed at hetero couples (you only have to walk into a shop during Valentines season to see it!) BUT there are so many indie options…Have you thought about finding something unique online?
My fave websites are Etsy (www.etsy.com) Etsy has handmade, cute gifts from all over the world! If you type in ‘Queer’ or ‘LGBTQIA’ to the search bar, you get all sorts of exciting gifts suggested! Pins, jewellery, accessories and basically anything rainbow inclusive!
Another option is The Pride Shop (www.theprideshop.co.uk) which has lots of lovely rainbow gifts, and you can search by gender identity or sexual orientation – which is an amazing search tool to have!
Another option could be Not On The High Street (www.notonthehighstreet.com) They have a huge catalogue of unique handmade items from artists and makers. Again, typing LGBT or Queer in the search box will bring up lots of lovely results, especially beautiful jewellery and home wares! They have so many options that can be personalised, too.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that Instagram now has a ‘Shop’ tab on it’s homepage. There are so many indie businesses on Instagram now, especially LGBT inclusive shops! (Just be careful that you buy from authentic/real shops, try searching for the shop name on Trust Pilot first to check the shop reviews – https://uk.trustpilot.com/)
Of course, there is a fantastic selection of “Gay things you should buy” right here on Queerativity! These small LGBTQ+ businesses have some wonderful gift ideas.
I hope this gives you some ideas to get you started! She will no doubt see that you have spent a lot of time and effort getting the perfect gift for her! Good luck! 🙂