Best LGBT+ Gifts | 100+ Queer Gift Ideas
It may come as a surprise that the best LGBT+ gifts aren’t always glitter, unicorns and rainbows (though they are pretty amazing!). There’s a whole world of historical artefacts, statement pieces and events rich with LGBT+ culture. If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate an LGBT+ person’s identity, how better than to show them with a fantastic gift?
At Worldwide Roar, we work hard to combat marginalisation and stereotypes of LGBT+ people – if you’re wondering how to find the balance between a gift that embraces LGBT+ people for who they are, without stereotyping, this article has a comprehensive list of great queer gift suggestions.
As with any gift, the best LGBT+ gifts are personal and show that you really know what makes that person happy.
LGBT+ Theatre: Tickets For Shows with Representation
Theatre has often been a safe space for LGBT+ folk. It’s of no surprise that many of the greatest musicals have LGBT+ storylines and representation – attending a show with an LGBT+ plot alongside your trans* friend, your gay son, your lesbian mother or your bisexual grandfather is a great way to open a conversation surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity.
Watch out for tickets to these great shows with LGBT+ storylines: Kinky Boots, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Priscilla, Rent, Book of Mormon, BARE: A Pop Opera
Top tip: if you’re looking for the best deals on theatre tickets in London you’ll find them the day before or on the day at TKTS. You’ll have to go to Leicester Square to collect your tickets, but you can get up to 60% off the face value.
LGBT+ Coffee Table Books
Now, full disclosure, we might be a little bias when it comes to this one. LGBT+ coffee table books are, in our opinion, the best LGBT+ gift you can buy. Before we give you some suggestions on the best LGBT+ photography books out there, let us give you some reasons we think this queer gift takes the biscuit.
1. Coffee table books are collectable historical artefacts of LGBT+ culture
2. The photography is absolutely breath-taking
3. They make for fantastic conversation pieces when hosting events
4. If you buy a Worldwide Roar coffee book you’re also supporting Sport Allies.
Our top picks for LGBT+ coffee table books:
Worldwide Roar Gifts: Gifts that Support LGBT+ Charity
The Worldwide Roar evolved from the Warwick Rowers as a global movement began with men getting naked. This campaign builds on the work of naked rowers and other naked athletes over the past ten years. Our naked calendars, coffee table books, art prints and digital image subscriptions capture these men in their efforts to raise awareness on gender equality, LGBT+ inclusion and better male mental health.
We have a variety of products that make fantastic gifts including our: naked calendars, coffee table books, digital image subscriptions and even our very own WR Onesie.
If you’d like to know more about the amazing work that Sport Allies do to promote inclusivity in Sport and in combatting toxic masculinity, click here.
Pride Rainbow Accessories: Wave The Flag
It might be a little cliché, but nothing says “it’s ok to be gay” like a big bright rainbow! If you’re looking for a simple way to show you love and embrace an LGBT+ person for who they are, there’s plenty of gay pride merch and rainbow covered gifts that you can find online.
T-shirts, mugs, artwork, jewellery, coasters, socks, scarves and keyrings: you name it, there’s sure to be one with a pride rainbow printed over it!
Want a rainbow accessory, filled with naked men, beautifully crafted, that also contributes to LGBT+ charity donations? We have exactly what you’re looking for right here: https://worldwideroar.org/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=195
Concert Tickets: LGBT+ Artists: Gifts to
Concert tickets make fantastic gifts because they show that you want to make memories with the recipient. If you’re looking for a way to put the gay seal of approval on that, why not check out some of the amazing LGBT+ artists and the concerts they have.
Here’s a list of LGBT+ music artists to help you find concerts:
Years & Years, Jess Glyn, Kehlani, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Frank Ocean, PVRIS, Troye Sivan, Tegan and Sara, Halsey, Todrick Hall, Ru Paul, Sam Smith, Elton John, Jason Mraz, Kim Petras, Janelle Monáe, Hayley Kiyoko, Mykki Blanco, Ricky Martin, Adam Lambert, Lizzo, BTS, Harry Styles.
Drag Show Tickets: Counterculture and Queer Expression
Ready to jump into the deep end of LGBT+ culture? Drag has long been a strong counterculture to gender norms and heteronormativity. It doesn’t take long to realise that drag as an LGBT+ artform has played a pivotal role in queer expression.
Alongside the rise in popularity of the
powerhouse tv-series Ru Paul’s Drag Race, today it’s easier to find
tickets to phenomenal drag shows than ever before.
Popular Drag Queens with Award-Winning Shows: Bianca Del Rio, Sasha Velour, Miz Cracker, Trixie Mattel, Adore Delano.
Donating to LGBT+ Charity: Your Support Means the World
Our final suggestion couldn’t be simpler: demonstrate your support. Make a donation to an LGBT+ Charity on their behalf and let them know that you care about helping in the fight against homophobia, heteronormativity and toxic masculinity.
Why not do both while spending your money? Gifts from Worldwide Roar allow you to give a beautiful physical gift whilst also supporting Sport Allies. We are very proud of the beautiful products we sell at Worldwide Roar and we think they make for the best LGBT+ presents.