LGBTQ Gifts for Gay Parents

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Do you have a LGBTQ friend who's expecting? Are you and your partner starting to think of building a family? Are you a new parent and don't have much time to shop? Here at Gay Parents To Be we have more than a few years of experience celebrating new parents and the holidays, so we’ve pulled together our ultimate gift guide for new LGBTQ+ parents.

LGBT-Friendly Gifts for the Parents on Your List

Here are our suggestions for the top LGBTQ+ friendly gifts for parents or parents to be.

Books

My Lifebook

My Lifebook will tell the story of how your child was born in your heart and finally arrived in your home. Children love hearing about how they came into the world, and My Lifebook can help them feel connected to their beginnings.

📚 Learn More about My Lifebook

Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad by Dan Bucatinsky

Dan Bucatinsky, star of ABC's hit show Scandal, shares his own journey in this book. Follow Dan’s parenting adventures with his partner Dan Roos as they journey from adoption into fatherhood. You won't get through a page without laughing at Bucatinsky's humorous stories, but the honest and soul-bearing moments capture what it really means to be a parent.

📚 Buy the Book Here

The Fan-Favorite Cheesy T-Shirt

Whether you’re shopping for a single parent or parents in a same-sex relationship, we firmly believe that most parents really are superheroes. So - why not buy a reminder that their little one can wear with pride?

👕 Buy My Dads are Superheroes Shirt

👕 Buy My Moms are Superheroes Shirt

The Gift for 2020

Since we're all going to be wearing face masks for the foreseeable future, why not gift one that benefits a great cause! The Human Rights Campaign shop has a few cloth masks to offer, but we love the cheery rainbow hearts on this mask. Don't worry - we won't tell if you buy one for yourself, too. 

😷 Buy this Human Rights Campaign Mask

Memorabilia & Keepsakes

Little Pickle Crafts Baby Books

This company, Little Pickle Crafting, is owned by a same sex couple who started creating their own baby books after being gifted ones that were specifically for straight couples. They now sell books for couples, single parents, adoptive parents, and all other families. The books range from “Bump to Birthday” to a growing up book. Shop their Etsy shop for a gift tailored for the special family in your life.

🎁 Shop the Little Pickle Store

Welcome to the World Baby Book

This Baby Memory Book is another keepsake geared towards all families. It provides an adaptable outline for single moms, single dads, LGBTQ+ parents, adoptive parents, guardians, grandparents, traditional families, and all others to record memorable moments of their baby's early years. We recognize that no two families look alike, and this allows the special people in your life to tell their baby’s story in a way that’s true to them.

🎁 Buy Welcome to The World

Beverages 

For any parent with a newborn (or anyone who knows a new parent) you know that coffee is a true friend indeed. So if you're going to give the gift of caffeine this holiday, why not make it a LGBTQ-friendly cup of joe? We love that Starbucks is among a list of companies that offers coverage for LGBTQ fertility & family building just about as much as we love our caffeine habit.

☕ Shop for Starbucks

Since many of us are currently supporting our caffeine habits by working from home, try sending a multitasking parent or parent-to-be the perfect blend that donates to a good cause! Awareness Coffee Co. uses small-batch specialty coffee roasts and engaging packaging to raise money for non-profits around the world. This particular blend gives back to organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community. 

Shop Awareness Coffee Co.

Speaking of giving back (and coffee), we also love this Pottery Barn mug from their Goods That Give Back initiative. 25% of the proceeds from this mug go to The Trevor Project - and it's such a cute stocking stuffer!

Buy the Goods That Give Back Mug

We love a good cup of joe, but we know that parenting can be stressful - and sometimes relaxing with an "adult beverage" can be just what you need. For the parents who enjoy a glass of wine, we love this Love Wins special label red wine - the engraved date commemorates the date that same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states. There's also a customizable version to help new parents celebrate an anniversary or even a baby's birthday! 

🍷 Customize your Pride Wine Label

Gifts You Might Buy for Any Other New Parent!

Around the holidays, it is easy to get caught up in buying “the perfect present,” but it can also be stressful for new parents (or expecting parents). Whether it’s a delivery service with convenient meals, a bottle or diaper warmer, or just some time spent watching their child while they shower and enjoy a cup of coffee, many parents will appreciate these gifts of time and thoughtfulness over something material.

LGBTQ+ parents and parents to be are just like every other parent - unified by the newness, excitement, and exhaustion of it all. During this holiday season, remember that sometimes the greatest gifts also come in the form of steadfast friendship and good advice - and those gifts are free!

If you’re still checking names off your "Nice List," check out our gift guide for surrogates and donors, or this one, for the children of LGBTQ+ parents.

Emma Lott

Emma Lott

As the Brand Specialist, Emma is the marketing lead for Gay Parents To Be, helping to build awareness of the brand not only as a direct path to parenthood, but also as a general resource for fertility information in the LGBTQ community. She loves the chance to attend conferences on LGBTQ health and family building, and meet prospective patients.

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