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7 LGBTQ+ Christmas Gifts for When You're Not Sure How Someone Identifies

Christmas shopping is an Olympic sport in its own right. We said it! And it gets even trickier to get the gold when you’re buying for a queer friend or family member but aren’t sure how they identify. 

Perhaps they’re still figuring out how they want to identify their sexuality (which is still just as valid!) or they might just prefer to label themselves as part of the broad spectrum of folks under the whole rainbow umbrella. Either way, it’s still possible to give a great queer gift this Christmas without choosing a particular sexuality or gender identity.

We’ve taken on the role of Santa’s rainbow elves to round up seven of our favourite festive goodies designed to be gifted to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community. We’ve also included some of our brilliant Christmas gift sets which give you huge savings rather than purchasing everything separately… who said Martin Lewis didn’t make it to the North Pole!

Fabulous Festive Gift Set

A big queer festive bundle of some of our biggest Christmas crowd-pleasers, it’s impossible to go wrong with our Fabulous Festive Gift Set. Everything in this gift set has been loved by Rainbow & Co customers, so you can rest assured your recipient will enjoy the presents inside. Picture them trying hard not to spill gravy on our always popular Don We Now Our Gay Apparel’ T-shirt, or lying horizontal on the sofa reading our brilliant Pocket Guide to LGBTQIA+ Identities after that final roast potato finished them off. 

LGBTQ Pride Rainbow Flag Socks

While no one really ever asks for socks for Christmas, it’s the one item everyone really needs. Our LGBTQ Pride Rainbow Flag Socks make a great extra gift if you’re looking for something small to finish off your array of presents. They’re also a fun token gift if you’re buying for a queer work colleague - what better place to rep queer pride than in an office meeting! And yes, they’re also WFH tried and tested, too. 

Mistle-Glow Gift Set

Nothing makes you glow more than queer empowerment. If the person you’re buying for is always using their voice to fight for queer liberation, this Mistle-Glow Gift Set is a Christmas no-brainer. Perhaps they’ll add our number 1 selling Queer Existence is Resistance Sticker to their laptop or water bottle, or wear our hand-knitted Black Bobble Hat with Rainbow Pom Pom at LGBTQIA+ marches in the cold winter. Because what’s better than something that keeps you warm and supports the community?

Progress Pride Flag Pin

Our Progress Pride Flag Pin is a small token gesture - with a big and important message. It’s perfect if you’ve seen your queer friend or relative pull out a lanyard with tons of pins already on it, or you know they’re looking for a subtle way to show their own pride and support for others in the community on their clothes or work uniform. Either way, this perfect stocking filler says “I see you, I celebrate you,” which is the best Christmas message of them all.

Stocking Filler Gift Set

Speaking of stocking fillers, long gone are the days when kids would be over the moon with finding a singular satsuma. But our Stocking Filler Gift Set makes a great replacement! If you know your child now identifies as queer but aren’t sure what label they want to adopt yet, they’ll no doubt be excited to find this 'We Are Everywhere' Enamel Pin (that can be worn by allies too!) and our 2023 Rainbow & Co Christmas Bauble at the bottom of their stocking this year. To show you’re extra proud of being parents to someone queer, you could also hang our Progress Pride Flag Christmas Bauble onto your tree this festive season. Supportive and sparkly. What’s not to love?

Jingle Bell Bling Gift Set

We created our Jingle Bell Bling Gift Set for queer friends or family members who are always rocking some fun accessories; we’re talking pumpkin earrings in the leadup to Halloween, matching jewellery to their brand new hair colour, and repelling TERFS with their statement pieces! If we’ve perfectly described one of your loved ones, this gift set includes our festive bestselling Chrismas Candy Cane Earrings and a £15 Rainbow & Co Gift Voucher so they can continue showing off their LGBTQIA+ pride through their own choice of accessories. 

Rainbow & Co Gift Card

We know that buying for someone when you’re not quite sure how they identify is tricky. So why not put the decision into their own hands by gifting them a Rainbow & Co Gift Card? That way, you won’t need to worry about getting it wrong on Christmas day.

However, remember that gifting with us isn’t just about finding the perfect present. Instead, your queer loved ones will no doubt appreciate any of the above gift ideas because the greatest present of all is your support of the LGBTQIA+ community!

Still not sure what to choose?

Get in touch with us on social media or send us an email to and we’ll be more than happy to help you select the perfect Christmas gift.

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Tilly Brogan

Tilly is a queer Freelance Copywriter based in Manchester. She balances her time between working  with LGBTQ+ organisations and women’s rights charities - and people watching in various Manchester cafes. She is also a proud lesbian. You can read more of her work here.

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