5 Gifts to Get Someone Who Recently (or even not so recently) Came Out

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Dec 21, 2020 · 3 min read

by Emil Tinkler

Getting gifts for the holidays can always be a hassle and sometimes it’s hard to know what the right thing to get someone should be. Whether you are looking for a gift to show support to a loved one who recently came out or a gift for your LGBTQ loved one who is always looking for more pride merch, this article is perfect for you!

A cute knitted flag animal:

There are many vendors on Etsy who knit and crochet different animals in the patterns of several different pride flags and some even take commissions if they don’t list the flag you are looking for. Two vendors I would recommend are CrochetingAce and CrochetGay.

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Donate to an organization that they care about in their name —

This gift may depend on the person as not everyone sees a donation as a gift. But even if this is just part of the gift you give this person, it is a great way to show the LGBTQ person in your life that you love them by supporting good organizations who help our community such as Trevor Project or GLSEN.

A pride flag —

If they person in your life is maybe a little bit too old for pride plushie but still wants to show their pride, you can purchase a pride flag for their corresponding identity! Flags like this can be found on places like Etsy, Amazon, and some other online markets.

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A book about LGBTQ history or terminology —

There is a lot for all of us to learn — young or old. So the type of book you purchase may depend on the person. For a younger person who may have recently come out, a book about either of these topics would be helpful for them to learn about their history and about themselves. But these books can be just as helpful to those of us who may have been out for years. It is always good to stay educated about our history and to keep up to date on the terminology used in our large community.

A pronoun pin/pride button —

What better way to show your pride and that you support your queer loved one than with a pride pin that they can display on a backpack or article of clothing? Many artists on Etsy sell a wide variety of styles of pride flag pins and pronoun pins. Some also provide an option for you to insert your own pronouns or flag for those with less common pronouns or identities.

Holiday shopping is always a struggle especially for me because I usually wait until the last minute every year. Hopefully, this list will have helped you either find the perfect gift for the LGBTQ person in your life or at least helped you to come up with some of your own gift ideas! Happy upcoming Holidays everyone!

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About the Author:

Emil Tinkler is a 21 year old college student living in Central Florida. They are a gay agender person. Emil is a psychology major and a humanities minor. They want to be a therapist one day and help trans kids access medical care, and they love Harry Potter, Bad Suns, and LGBTQ activism. Emil was Vice President of the LGBTQ group on their campus for a year, and will continue to keep activism close to their heart in everything they do.

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MatthewsPlace.com is a program of the Matthew Shepard Foundation| Words by & for LGBTQ+ youth | #EraseHate | Want to submit? Email sara@matthewshepard.org

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MatthewsPlace.com is a program of the Matthew Shepard Foundation| Words by & for LGBTQ+ youth | #EraseHate | Want to submit for our publication? Email sara@matthewshepard.org

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