Presents from LGBTQ+ owned businesses to put under your friends' Christmas trees
Supporting businesses owned by members of the LGBTQ+ happens all year round, not just during Pride Month. So if you're looking for unique gifts for your loved ones this Christmas, why not get them something from one of these queer-owned shops?
People from the LGBTQ+ community are bursting at the seams with creativity—they don't just put love into what they do, they add a dash of their fabulous personalities and their identity to these products as well, making them a one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer.
From cute accessories to pastries, here are some queer-helmed shops you can shop for gifts this holiday season.
They say one marker of a woman-loving-woman is their eccentric earrings. Queer Ears' offerings are not just for the girls, gays, and theys, but for everyone who wants eye-catching funky earrings, chunky rings and necklaces, and more with prices ranging from P90 to P130. They have the quirkiest designs—from those inspired by soju bottles to ice cream cones.
Butterboy doesn't just serve up drag brunches, it also spreads joy with its famous croissants. For the season, they have a holiday set (box of four pastries for P275), which includes a classic butter croissant, pain au chocolate, kouign amann, han & cheese croissant, and a gift card tag.
Got a friend or loved one that loves tote bags? Kacha offers minimalist bags that let you make a statement. Who doesn't want a bag with "Bading po" (P299) written on it? This shop also has chic shirts and stickers so you can wear your pride anywhere.
Looking for cool waterproof stickers for a friend who loves decorating their laptop? Sobs Garage has a ton of quirky designs and sticker packs for your buddy who's into skate culture. A pack with five pieces costs about P150.
This shop also offers tees, caps, tote bags, and prints to make any room more colorful.
Miss Mela’s Peanut Butter
You can never go wrong giving loved ones a sweet, delectable treat like peanut butter! Miss Trans Global 2020 Mela Habijan thought of making her own peanut butter amid the quarantine, thus Miss Mela's Peanut Butter was born.
Aside from the creamy good stuff, the shop also offers a chunky variant, cookie crunch, and choco nut, and they're all homemade and vegan-friendly!
A jar costs P260 a piece, but you can get sets of three flavors for P740 to P750.