Shopping for loved ones can be a super fun experience, especially if you're in a relationship over Valentine's Day. Of course, not everyone loves to actually go shopping (malls are stressful, stores are crowded, and sometimes going outside is just too much effort), but picking out presents for someone you care about can still be a fun activity. If you're in an LGBTQ relationship, Valentine's Day can be extra tricky, as presents are often marketed for heterosexual couples. Luckily, the Internet has plenty of options for Valentine's Day gifts that are LGBTQ friendly. Especially in the dawn of same-sex marriage becoming legal across the country, I've noticed loads more companies and small businesses are including LGBTQ oriented products in their inventories, which is awesome.
In case you didn't get the memo, Valentine's Day is this weekend! That's right: Feb. 14 falls on a Sunday this year, which is awesome for couples who want a whole weekend to themselves. For some couples, making breakfast in bed for Valentine's Day is the perfect low-key way to celebrate, while other couples prefer not to acknowledge the holiday at all. For those couples who do like to celebrate the holiday, it can be difficult to find items that aren't too heteronormative or exclusionary if you're in a same-sex relationship. The follow gifts are some queer-friendly ideas that are sure to put a smile on your loved one's face.
If your girl loves Disney, there are few things sweeter than falling to sleep with a reminder from Mickey that you two lovebirds are happily ever after.
Personalized Shakespeare plays! You can get any names you'd like in there, including that of a same-sex couple.
These are a little pricey compared to the price of standard Chucks; however, they are so awesome I can't hate on the price tag. Plus, imagine how cute your partner will look when they wear these to Pride this summer.
Ah, yes, a little twist on the classic beanie. While many women love beanies, men can totally rock this, as well.
These double-sided mugs come as a set, so you can stage the cutest pictures of your breakfasts for Instagram.
For the big, burly bear in your life, this keychain is a cute and subtle way to show some Pride.
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This cute patch is a bit of a throwback, while still being fierce.
This is a cheeky way of bridging that awkward, "How do we tell people we met on Grindr?" conversation many couples feel after the first couple of dates.
These pillowcases are cute as well as classy, and the option to customize them with your own wedding date is a nice touch.
These hand-painted wooden signs are super cute to spruce up an apartment or house, especially if you've recently moved into together and looking for ways to queer-ify your home without posting a million pictures of yourselves (though you can do that, too, of course!).
This shirt is marketed toward women; however, I think it would be super cute on anyone who wants to rock it. Fight street harassment and celebrate cats, all in one go.
I think this hoodie is the perfect mix between ugly sweater and adorable. Depending on where you are, it's still pretty darn cold over Valentine's Day, and this hoodie looks super warm. Otherwise, it's perfect to keep for next season, when ugly sweaters will be all the rage again.
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