Christmas is a time to be with friends and family, eat lots of food, drink too much alcohol, watch terrible movies on TV. Or maybe not.

Your gay friend may have different ideas about what makes Christmas special. He may want to spend the day watching The Sound of Music while drinking hot chocolate in his snuggly pajamas or he might want to go out for brunch at his favorite restaurant.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift this holiday season that’ll make your gay friend proud of his identity all year round, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve compiled a Christmas gift list for gays – everything from laptop bags so they can work anywhere in style to luggage sets so they never have an excuse for being unprepared when it comes time for their next vacation – there’s something for every gay friend on your holiday shopping list.

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17 Gifts For Every Gay Friend This Christmas To Celebrate Their Identity

Your best friend just came out of the closet and now you have to figure out what to get them for Christmas. This is one of your most important shopping tasks because it’s after this that you’ll win their trust and start getting invited to the fun gay parties.

To make your mark, choose the right gifts for your gay friend this Christmas!

1. Gay Pride Watch

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Let’s start with the fashionistas – if they’re anything like me, they spend almost as much time in front of the mirror getting ready to go out as they do actually going out!

Our first gift idea is one that will make them feel like they’re making an entrance every single day once the sun goes down. The gift of a fabulous new watch!

Whether they prefer a designer timepiece or something more funky and unique, there’s definitely a watch out there that will make their eyes light up.

2. Jewelry

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Next on the list for our fashionable friends is a new piece of jewelry. Maybe they’ve been coveting a specific necklace, ring or bracelet for months but just couldn’t find an excuse to buy it for themselves.

This year, you can give them the perfect reason with a beautiful new piece of jewelry to show off!

3. Earrings

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The perfect accessory to add more color to any outfit! Whether he’s dressing up for work or heading out to dinner with friends, these earrings are sure to make him feel beautiful…and the best part of all is there isn’t a single cost on your side of the deal!

A new pair of earrings is always a safe bet, and the best part about them is that there are so many different styles to choose from. If you’re really stuck on what to get, go for a pair of nondescript earrings that your friend can wear every day.

4. Sunglasses

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No matter how many pairs of sunglasses your gay friend owns, there’s always room for one more pair in their collection. Plus, you can’t really put a price tag on protecting his eyes from harmful UV rays!

But if giving something practical isn’t quite the gift you had in mind, don’t fret…there are plenty of other fun options to choose from below when it comes to picking out the perfect gift for your gay friend this holiday season.

5. Fibit Inspire 2

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If your friend is a fitness fanatic, a Fitbit will take their workout to a whole new level at no cost to your bank account! Now that Fitbit has all the bells and whistles (calorie counter, step counter, distance covered) it makes getting out of bed in the morning for a morning run easier than ever.

Fitbit will track your sleep cycle, your steps taken during the day and even how many flights of stairs you climb – not to mention all the calories you’re burning!

If that isn’t enough, gifting a Fitbit for Christmas will also give you bragging rights when they’re being healthier than ever.

6. FabFitFun Seasonal Subscription Box

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Christmas can be an extremely stressful time of year. We get caught up in finding the perfect gifts, putting together the right outfits and cooking delicious meals – but at what point do we stop taking care of ourselves? A new subscription box service called FabFitFun is changing all that by giving our friends a break from their holiday to-do lists and letting them focus on themselves.

We’re going to give you a sneak peek at some of the fabulous things their Winter box has in store for your BFF so they can take a bit of time out of their busy schedules to recharge and relax! Here’s an inside look at one of our favorite items from this year’s FabFitFun Winter Box…

A luxurious bamboo sleep mask designed with the perfect amount of cushion and no slip grip will leave her saying goodnight and drifting off into dreamland quickly and quietly – not to mention it looks beautiful as part of any nightstand décor!

7. iPad Case

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iPad cases come in all shapes and sizes, from the simple and sleek to the funky and colorful. No matter what your friend’s personality is, there’s definitely an iPad case out there that will suit them perfectly.

A good iPad case is a must-have for any busy person who wants to stay organized and stylish at the same time. Whether they’re a student, working professional or busy mom, an iPad case can keep them organized and help them stay on top of their work and social life.

8. Earbuds

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As an added bonus, earphones are now a standard accessory for any mobile device owner. Inexpensive and easily replaceable, you can buy several sets of earbuds as gifts for your gay friend this Christmas without breaking the bank!

Whether your gay friend is a music-lover or a frequent traveler, earbuds will provide him with hours of entertainment at an affordable price. Plus they’re small enough to carry around in your pocket or purse so there’s no excuse not to have them on hand whenever your favorite song comes on.

9. Amazon Gift Card

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Ok, so maybe you’re not sure what your gay friend would like or maybe they’re just really hard to buy for – in that case, a gift card is always a safe bet! With and Amazon $50 gift card, your friend will be able to choose exactly what he wants on Amazon!

If this is the route you decide to go, don’t forget that gift cards should come with a festive bow!

10. Laptop Bag

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For the friend who is always on the go, a new laptop bag is a must. They’ll be able to fit everything they need inside and stay organized while they’re out and about.

Plus, it’ll make lugging their laptop around much easier on their shoulders. Your friend will stay stylish even while they’re working away at their local coffee shop with this messenger-style laptop bag that can be worn over the shoulder.

11. Luggage

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A nice piece of luggage is always a welcome gift, whether your friend is a frequent traveler or just likes to take weekend trips. It can also come in handy for friends who spend a lot of time hanging out at the beach, camping and/or going to music festivals.

Don’t be surprised if your friend starts asking you to tag along on all their future adventures because they’ll be able to so easily fit everything they need in this spacious and stylish luggage whenever they want to take off now!

12. Christmas Underwear

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Just like every gay Santa also loves his little elves (and wants to show them off), it’s time for our favorite holiday tradition of all – Christmas underwear!

In fact, if there was ever a time of year for showing off some skin, it would have to be on December 25th. It’s quite possible that those cute elves dressed in nothing but those adorable smiley faces one-piece swimsuits are just as excited about getting into their undies as they are about receiving new toys from good old Santa Claus.

Whether your friends are naughty or nice, there’s no better way to show them how much you care than with a little bit of festive underwear!

Bonus points if it’s something they can wear on Christmas day itself. We guarantee they won’t forget who got them such a cheeky gift!

Handmade Gifts

If you’re looking for something a little more personal, why not take the time to make it yourself? From an artfully decorated box of chocolates to one of your favorite recipes, DIY gifts are great way to show your gay friend how much you care. There are so many possibilities when it comes to making your own present.

Here are just a few ideas:

1. Scented Candles

Another great idea for a homemade gift is to make your own scented candles. Not only are they easy to make, but they also make any room smell amazing. If you want to get really creative, you could even match the scent of the candle to the personality of the person you’re giving it to.

For example, vanilla might be a good choice for someone who’s always calm and collected, while peppermint would be perfect for someone who’s always on the go.

2. Homemade Beauty Products

Another great option for a homemade gift is to make your own beauty products. This can be a lot of fun, and you can tailor the products to fit the person’s individual needs.

For example, if the person you’re giving the gift to has dry skin, you might want to make them a homemade moisturizer. If they have oily skin, on the other hand, you could make them a face scrub that will help to reduce shine.

3. Cookies

Everyone loves cookies, so why not show them how much you care by baking them some delicious treats? Not only is it a thoughtful gift, but it also gives you the chance to get creative!

For example, if your friend lives in another city, why not bake them some homemade cookies and decorate the box with little drawings of landmarks from their city? You could even write them a special note on top of the cookies.

Perhaps your gay friend has recently experienced a loss. If so, consider making some comfort food to give as a present! A plate of homemade lasagna or apple pie is sure to make anyone feel better.

4. Personalized Mug

One of my favorite DIY gifts is a personalized mug. All you need is a mug, some paint or markers, and some creativity. You can personalize it with anything you want – from a simple message to an intricate design.

This is a great gift for anyone, but it’s especially perfect for people who like to drink their coffee or tea in the morning. It’s also a great way to show your appreciation for someone who’s always there for you.

5. DIY Scrabble Coasters

Perhaps the most useful of all homemade gifts, a set of handmade coasters is both decorative and functional. Plus, you can choose to give them as a gift with or without a matching tray depending on whether your recipient would prefer them for decoration purposes only.

To make these one-of-a-kind coasters, start by protecting your work surface with some scrap paper and spraying it with nonstick cooking spray. Print out any photos you’d like to use as inspiration. After printing, we recommend trimming the photos so they fit nicely onto the coaster surface (about 3 inches square works well).

Next, apply mod podge (glossy finish) to each tile, then place your photo facedown on the tile and smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles. Let it dry for a few hours before flipping it over and applying another coat of mod podge to the top. Finally, let it dry completely (overnight is best). Now you’re ready to play Scrabble!


As you can see, there are many different options when it comes to choosing a homemade gift. Whether you decide to make an item yourself or put together a personalized gift basket, there’s sure to be something that will fit the personality of the person you’re giving it to.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to homemade gifts – so get creative and have some fun!

So there you have it – great gifts for every gay friend this Christmas. Now that you’ve got some ideas for great gifts, it’s time to start shopping! Whether your friends are into fashion, fitness or technology, there’s something for everyone on this list.

And if all else fails, grab them one of those cute “I’m So Gay” mugs to celebrate their identity! Happy holidays, and good luck with your shopping. 🙂