Community-conscious shoppers know that after Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday, a great way to support smaller retailers while shopping for the holidays.
So in that spirit, we’ve assembled this helpful list of LGBTQ-owned online businesses with a great range of items, whether you need games, comics, self-care items, lingerie, clothing or just some inexpensive gifts.
Ambrosia Salad – If you’re looking for stylishly sassy shirts to express your queer pride, cruise this well-designed collection from a Philly-based designer.
Autostraddle – The women behind the impressive queer culture site have an equally impressive selection of shirts and pins for the bi, butch, non-binary “gender traitors” in your life.
Babeland – A queer-owned adult toy store with naughty surprises, perfect for any bedside pleasure chest.
Baxter Manor Candles – Made with locally sourced vegetable wax and 100% cotton wicks, these soothing candles make great gifts. The store also sells furniture and lighting options too.
Bluestocking Boutique – Get intimate with this delightfully inclusive lingerie store. They have undies and other goodies for trans folks, large-bodied femmes and women of all colors.
The Bone Saint – Stylish jewelry-lovers will dig these one-of-a-kind handmade talismans that look straight out of an adventure game.
Brujas – You don’t need to practice santeria to enjoy these unisex socks, undies, hoodies, bras and more.
Camina Entertainment – LGBTQ-history buffs will appreciate this company’s eye-opening documentaries about the Upstairs Lounge fire and the 2009 raid on the Rainbow Lounge.
Common Ground Games – Players of Pokémon and Magic the Gathering would appreciate this collection of newly released and hard-to-find cards.
DfrntPigeon – Trash gender roles with these eye-catching t-shirts, prints and totes (made by homeless, marginalized queer youth).
Equal Period – This shop’s stylish street apparel fits everyone from extra-small to XXL, and a large part of every purchase benefits LGBTQ non-profits.
Eye of Horus – Whether you’re a witch, a mystic, a fortune teller or just dabbling in spiritualism, this queer-owned store has candles, crystals, books and anything else you might need.
The Gold Door – Amazing jewelry, indigenous art and other rare collectibles await you in this international treasure hoard.
Jade Fox – Treat yo’self to a glamorous selection of bathing and grooming products that are 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free, including soaps, butters, oils, lotions, perfumes, toners, face masks and more.
Kirb’s Art Adventures – Queer men and kinksters will enjoy this collection of erotic and imaginative artworks available on shirts, posters and other items.
Neverware Designs – Queer geeks and fashionistas will find lots to love in this unique jewelry store whose designs include molecules, atoms, 20-sided die and other understated pieces.
Northwest Press – If you’re a comic book hound looking for specifically queer titles — written and produced by queer people — Northwest Press has an amazing collection.
Otherwild – If Urban Outfitters was more queer (and not owned by anti-LGBTQ Republicans), it might be a lot like this retailer. They have a mind-boggling selection of stylish clothes, unique art and fun gifts.
Queerspace Magazine – Score some defiantly queer (and cool) designs on just about anything, whether it’s phone cases, stickers, hoodies, mugs, notebooks or something else.
Que Rico T-Shirt Company – If you’re seeking something a bit mas español for your Latinx friends, you’ll love these Spanish-language and Latinx-humor shirts, totes and more.
The Tangerine Tiger – Harry Potter fans looking for some new gear (like lighters and artwork) or queer Texans seeking some stylish t-shirts should drop by.
Whatever Store – Classic and indie comics lovers can find the latest and most beloved issues of their favorite titles here.
Wildfang – This female-founded, women-run apparel store has a really great selection of clothing — including shoes, bottoms, and suiting — as well as fun gifts at every price point.
Zeus Comics – Whether you’re interested in individual comic books, graphic novels, geek toys or collector’s items, this Dallas-based comic shop has your back.