Do the right thing! Buy gifts from our lesbian sisters. Here are some GREAT GIFT IDEAS and places to SHOP for your loved ones!
Motto: Let Curiosity Be Your Compass
Shop owner Val Yandell and wife Jane Brooks are perhaps the most creative, welcoming merchants you’ll ever meet. The Shop is a perfect first stop for Bay Area folks or tourists to spend an afternoon enjoying the small town vibe of West Marin including nearby Point Reyes Station, just a short drive from San Rafael through the redwood forest. Or stop by after a day spent at the beach towns of Stinson and Bolinas on your way back towards civilization along Hwy 1. Whether handmade or handpicked, every object is unique, well-made, functional and beautifully designed. Northern California classics, vintage finds and practical provisions make for an Uncommon Mercantile. Magic is fleeting and hard to pin down. The Shop is magic; shifting, morphing, never the same twice. 9960 Shoreline Hwy 1 in Olema.
Motto: Feel Free
If you are looking for a romantic getaway, and want to really wow your lover, surprise her with a cruise or land based vacation with Olivia! Olivia is THE Travel company for lesbians! Over the past 40 years, it has evolved into a vibrant community and a culture – one that is, and has always, paved the way for lesbians everywhere. Olivia has truly changed lives – and the world. Olivia has taken over 200,000 women on cruise, resort, riverboat and adventure vacations all over the world. These are not ordinary vacations. They are made just for lesbians!
Get your sexy on at Babeland sex toy company. Owned by BFFs Rachel Venning and Claire Cavannah, Babeland has been around for more than twenty years and they know what lesbians want, and will help you pick out the best sex toy gift available. New products include the “womanizer” (terrible name, great sex toy!) the perfect stocking stuffer for every woman on your list! As recommended in O, the Oprah Magazine, The Womanizer sucks— but in the most pleasurable way imaginable. According to Babeland this is a truly revolutionary innovation in the sex toy world.
Motto: We’re liberating menswear, one bowtie at a time
Emma and Julia are modern-day female Robin Hoods, raiding men’s closets and dispensing the styles they love through a single destination. From wingtips and blazers to exclusive content and inspiration, Wildfang aims to bring out the best in you by serving both your tomboy fashion sense and your tomboy spirit, 24/7/365. Because, while it’s true that fashions change with the seasons, badass incidentally never goes out of style.
Motto: Resistance is Futile
If you have a coffee lover on your list, Scarlet City roasts the very best. Owners Jen St. Hilaire and Susanna Handow believe that the future can be humane, sustainable and delicious. They deliver magnificent, ethically-sourced coffees, medium-roasted and expertly blended for espresso and more that will blow your mind. Their Espresso Bar at 3960 Adeline Street in Emeryville, CA is a great place to meet a friend for coffee and play a pinball game or two They will also ship fresh roasted coffee right to your door.
Jody Cole fell in love with Africa in 1998 and started sharing her love of Africa with LGBT groups in 2004. Her passion, love and respect for this continent is evident in every aspect of the trips she plans. Her goal is to give you an intimate, informed, one-of-a-kind vacation. From the plants and animals to the people and culture of Africa, she’ll show you the real Africa with a trip customized with your safety, comfort and activity level in mind. You’ll return home with lifelong memories, amazing photos and friendships, old and new. Are you ready for the vacation of a lifetime? Take your sweetie on a custom Safari with Wild Rainbow. Check out the fun video from our recent trip!
M.E. TUDOR Author- Lesbian Romance and Erotica
The Wrong Place at the Right Time:
When Mary Hanon has to go into a leather bar to get keys from her roommate, Ashley, she doesn’t know she is about to have the most amazing sexual experience of her life.
Standing Her Ground:
Jodi Nelson’s parents force her to a pray-away-the-gay session at their church after she comes out to them. Three years later, Jodi is happily raising her son, Bryan as a single mother…Her parents show up and demand to see Bryan after not hearing from them since she left home. When she refuses, they try to get custody of Bryan.
Owner Kathy Wolfe has created the go-to place to order Lesbian themed films to own or stream. Buy all the latest best sellers and obscure favorites on DVD for your film lover. Currently available titles include: All About E, Liz in September, The Girl King, Jenny’s Wedding, Happy End and Of Girls and Horses. Perfect stocking stuffers for every lesbian on your list!
Motto: Jewelry Has The Power to Transform a Moment, A Mood, A Life.
Los Angeles based (and former star of the Real L-Word) designer Lauren Bedford Russell creates striking pieces meant for all genders Bedford Russell uses conflict free gemstones and her jewelry centers around black diamonds. “I find inspiration for my avant-garde, signature jewelry designs in a variety of familiar things, from a vintage leather jacket to memories of my travels around the world” Find that perfect romantic gift at Lyon Fine Jewelry.
Motto: Define It For Yourself
Butch Basix seeks to serve people like us who incorporate a masculine aesthetic into their presentation and style as an expression of their own personal identity. They want to help customers define themselves by providing basic “butch” accessories and clothing that meet the unique needs of present and past female bodies. This is great stuff! Check out the short video below.