Gift Guide: Valentine’s Gay

Valentines Day hearts and wine glasses

Not everyone has a valentine or, even if they do, chooses to celebrate Valentine’s Day with all the commercialism. However, it seems to us there is never a wrong time to tell someone they are loved and show them so with a gift that says you care, even if that person is you! Treat yourself or someone else to some of these gift ideas. It doesn’t have to be a lover. Maybe it’s your best friend or a family member. There are valentines all around if you look for them.

Valentines Heart Handle coffee cups on
Valentines Heart Handle coffee cups on

ETSY — A treasure trove of LGBT gifts that also support LGBT small businesses. Just go to and do a quick search to provide you with a plethora of gift options for your sweetheart and loved ones, many of which can be customized. Put your special “secret phrase” on a card, a piece of wall art or even coffee cups to make something completely unique and special just like your love.

Leather phone protectors
Leather phone protectors from Mujjo

Mujjo — CUSTOM LEATHER TECH STUFF: Looking for a special gift for your tech-loving lover? Known for using only the best materials and attention to detail, Mujjo products protect your devices in premium-quality materials while ensuring ease of use. They aim to bring you products that make every trip more comfortable, more convenient, and more enjoyable — whether it’s around the corner or around the world.

personalized Star Maps
Twinkle in Time personalized Star Maps

Twinkle In Time — STAR MAPS FOR WHEN AND WHERE YOU MET: Create a star map that shows the stars exactly as they were on a specific date and location with a personalized message!

selection of vibrators
Babeland selection of vibrators

Babeland — ENJOY SOME SEXY TIME WITH YOUR SEXY MATE: The first Babeland store was opened in 1993 in response to the lack of women-friendly sex shops in Seattle. The store offers top quality products, a pleasant place to shop, and most of all information and encouragement to people who want to explore their sexuality.

Jewelry by Udi Behr
Jewelry by Udi Behr at Love and Pride

Love and Pride — Thinking of popping the question? Then find the perfect ring for your forever valentines at L&P. Exquisitely designed jewelry by Udi Behr. Their motto: “Love and Pride is about looking good and feeling good. Loving who you’re with and being proud of who you are with.”

Floral arrangement
Floral arrangement from Scott A Designs in West Milford, NJ

. . . and here’s a bonus link for LGBT Wedding florists:

Chloe cockring
Chloe cockring from

VforVibes — feel the vibes with your honey: V For Vibes was founded to empower women, men, and non-binary folks to take control of their sexual pleasure and overcome the social stigma surrounding sensual gratification. (Pictured: the Erotically Enticing Cockring from Chloe).

Selection of heart shaped candy
Selection of heart shaped candy from Aunt Charlotte’s

Aunt Charlotte’s Candies & Gifts You can’t go wrong with chocolate! Aunt Charlotte is in Merchantville, with a storefront that will make your sweet tooth, and heart, pound with excitement. They are also happy to send their delicious treats to your faraway love.

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple, Stupid!) — FLOWERS: Flowers are a great option. Who doesn’t love getting flowers? The doorbell rings and you are greeted with a bouquet of colors and smells, and your first thought is always, “Aww, isn’t that nice?” Here are some LGBT+ or LGBT friendly florists in the Garden State:

Flower arrangement
Flower arrangement from Peter James Florals

Peter James Floral Couture in Asbury Park:
Mahwah Florist in Mahwah:
Aster’s Floral Shop in Haddon Township:
Sweet William & Thyme in Jamesburg:
Gilded Lily in Flemington:

Dinner and a Movie — Going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day could be fun, but isn’t your love deserving of something a little more special?
Step 1: Find a movie that has some sort of food theme. Think of something sexy like Chocolat or funny like the big Italian family in Big Night or even sweet like Lady and the Tramp for the Disney fans out there.
Step 2: Put a menu together that is inspired by your movie selection.
Step 3: Get your cooking skills to work or order from a local restaurant.
Step 4: Set the mood and queue up the movie and the food.
Step 5: Snuggle up on the couch and enjoy your romantic evening.