With everything that is happening in 2020, it is even more important than ever to support small businesses and help keep these small shops thriving. I have created a series of Holiday Gift Guides to show off some of my favorite small businesses, and this gift guide is dedicated to Queer-owned shops. I am only featuring shops in this list that are openly queer as to not accidentally out anyone, and although the shops are all queer-owned, the products they sell may not be specifically queer (ie. pronoun pins). Some products are, but this list is to specifically highlight queer-owned shops and bring attention to those incredible people.
Note: All of the opinions of these products and shops are completely my own, I am not being paid to promote any of these products or shops and none of the links are affiliate links. I make no money by sharing these businesses, I am sharing these in order to bring more attention to some incredible shops and hopefully spread the love for small businesses.
If you are a fan of minimal pride flag pins, this is the shop for you to check out. Made by a queer designer, all of these pins are small and minimalistic, making it easy to show off your pride in every outfit.
Featured Product: LGBT Pixel Pride Flag Heart Pins
Snow Rabbit Co. is a company that was founded on the basis of wanting to provide an alternative to pop-culture inspired casual- and street-wear to what is currently on the market. With all of their products made from sustainable materials, and everything being made locally (most of it in-house), you can feel comfortable (literally) wearing the incredible pieces made by Snow Rabbit Co., knowing all of the pieces are ethically and sustainably made.
Featured Product: Pride Antibacterial Waterproof Masks
If you love candles, then you will love Always October Candles. Rae is an incredible creator of all kinds of fandom candles, with a special focus on horror movies and spooky things. All of Rae's candles are made of soy wax and smell incredible, so if you have a candle lover on your Christmas wishlist, definitely check out her shop.
Featured Product - Chewbacca Inspired Candle
Art by Rachel S is a queer-owned business located in Victoria, BC. They offer a wide variety of zines, stickers, prints, and more for all of your gifting needs! All items are designed in-house and printed locally, making it an ecologically friendly business!
Featured Product - GRIEF Mini Zine
SlyMerch offers a wide variety of LGBTQ+ pride jewelry and stickers, all made by a queer artist! With almost every LGBT symbol, you're sure to find something that fits your identity!
Featured Product: LGBT+ Rainbow Pride Heart Earrings
Cosmic Queers is a family run business of 3 craft queers that makes hand-made plushies, stickers, buttons, bags, accessories, and more, with a strong focus on inclusion and sustainability! With themes ranging from pastel cute to Eat The Rich, Cosmic Queers has something for everyone!
Featured Product: Punch Nazis Card Catcher Staff Sticker
If you have a pet, then you need to check out Albino Bee Studio. This wife and wife team offers a huge variety of leashes, collars, and more accessories for you and your pet, all in nerdy patterns and prints!
Featured Product: Amazon Princess Keychain
That Crafting Witch is a queer, nerd business based in New York. With a huge range of products, including stickers, pins, t-shirts, and mugs, you're sure to find something cute and colorful to display!
Featured Product: Pride Flag D20 Stickers
The Geeky Knot is a mom-owned, queer-owned business that offers a variety of handmade products, including lanyards, purses, scarves, and masks! With bright and colorful patterns and prints, you are sure to find something that fits your style!
Featured Product: Vintage Style Comic Book Scarf
10) Jujube Co.
Jujube Co. is a queer-owned business that specializes in pastel queer goodness, with everything from pins to keychains to hair scrunchies, all in Pride colors.
Featured Product: Pastel Rainbow Pride Flag Planet Charm