holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-0The holidays are just a few weeks away, and there are millions of items to choose from. Here are some of the items that came across our desks that impressed us. These just might be the perfect gifts for your gay friends or loved ones!


The holidays are just a few weeks away, and there are millions of items to choose from. Here are some of the items that came across our desks that impressed us. These just might be the perfect gifts for your gay friends or loved ones!

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-1Guess Seductive Homme Eau De Toilette

A truly seductive gift is Guess Seductive Homme Eau De Toilette. This sexy scent has top notes of Cardamom Milk, Mandarin Pulp, Pink Pepper; middle notes of Vanilla Orchid, Crushed Violet Leaves, Vetiver and the dry down scents of Amberwood, Creamy Sandalwood, Skin Musk and Patchouli. Available at Guess Stores and Macy’s; 1.7 ounce $49

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-2Calvin Klein Square Wire Aviator Sunglasses

Keep your friends looking cool in the Florida sunshine with this modern update on the classic aviator by Calvin Klein! These aren’t just hot looking – they are also good for your eyes because they have ultraviolet protection. Available in brown, gunmetal and heather, the shades have dark gradient lenses, adjustable nose pads and metal arms with a mini logo plaque. $72

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-3NEST Fragrance’s
Sir Elton John Holiday Candle

Everyone loves candles and these Sir Elton John Holiday Candle from NEST Fragrances don’t just smell nice (the fragrance is a blend of evergreen and balsam fir needles combined with rich woods and a sparkling citrus accord) – funds raised from this product benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. NEST Fragrances is a leading luxury home fragrance manufacturer and The Sir Elton John’s Holiday charitable candle and boxed votive set is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and other specialty stores nationwide. 8.1 oz. candle for $38 and a six-pack boxed votive set for Sir Elton John Holiday Candles $54

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-4Roku 2

Roku2 is the little box that can. This little contraption (at 3.3″x3.3″, we are not kidding) will bring both paid (Netflix, Hulu+ and others) and free web content to your living room. The high-end model can display content in full HD 1080p, does games, and includes a free version of Angry Birds so you can play in your new HDTV. Available at $49-$99

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-5EvolutionMan Skin Care Line

EVOLUTIONMAN is working proof that a modern skin care and grooming collection for men can be polished and sophisticated while maintaining ethical and green formulation, packaging and business practices. They are proud that they can offer all of this at a mid-range price point without sacrificing high-end efficacy, quality or cutting-edge aesthetics. All products are available at $19 – $28

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-6TansXL – Tanning Spray

One of New York’s most prolific gay socialites, Derek Saathoff of the A-List New York has taken a leave from modeling and being a model manager, to throw himself into the launch of his new bronzer, “TANSEXUAL.” TansXL promotes a healthy sexy lifestyle — luxurious, chic and effortless. TanSXL is available at for only $25

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-7Gay in America

Joan Rivers, Colin Farrell, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are among the many stars who’ve been photographed by New York City celebrity photographer Scott Pasfield. For his moving new coffee table book Gay In America, Pasfield stepped out of the limelight and into the homes and the lives of 140 gay American men in all 50 states. Three years and 54,000 miles later, Gay In America was published. While many of his subjects live in large cities, just as many live far from any Gay Pride parade route, community center, or even gay bar. A beautiful coffee table photo book indeed, but what makes it special are the deeply personal, yet universally human stories told by the men on its pages. Available locally at Books & Books and online at, $45

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-8Benedetto Casanova – The Memoirs (The Gay Casanova)

No doubt you have heard of Giacomo Casanova, the famous seducer of countless women, and maybe you’ve seen the movie, or read the account of his life. But did you know he had a gay brother? Benedetto, a few years Giacomo’s junior, was pressed into service of the church, to follow his brother through Europe. On the way he had amorous adventures with hot men, but, unlike his sibling, fell quickly in love and kept alive a romantic relationship with a strapping German soldier over time and distance. Benedetto Casanova’s “memoirs” were only discovered in 1881, when an English traveler rummaging through a private library in Rome found them glued to the pages of a book. Originally written in Italian, they have never before been published in English. Marten Weber delivers a wonderful “translation” of this challenging text, full of linguistic cunning and his usual talent for breathtaking eroticism. Available on $9.69

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-9James Tudor Underwear

The idea for James Tudor athletic wear – the name is a nod to the famous royal dynasty – stemmed from the desire to bring historical men’s period tailoring into the modern age. Jon Hammond-Hagan and Alec Harrison were inspired by the idea of the British gentleman; a class of men who placed high emphasis on the immaculate detail of their dress. James Tudor evokes that idea of grandeur, decadence and quality. While emulating British tailoring, the collection also emphasizes a contemporary edge. The label founders affectionately refer to the James Tudor man as the 21st Century dandy. View the entire collection online at

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-10Speaking Soft Kitty Plush and T-shirt

It’s official! Stylin Online, the largest online pop culture apparel retailer, has released the much anticipated “Soft Kitty” singing plush toy and t-shirt combo from CBS’ ratings-busting The Big Bang Theory (items also sold separately). In one unforgettable TV moment, Sheldon teaches Penny lyrics to a song his mom sang him when he was sick. The infectious song instantly became a viral sensation and fan favorite! The officially licensed Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty t-shirt was released earlier this year and quickly became a top seller. Now this 100% cotton screen-printed shirt, offering soft stretchy form-fitting style, is available separately or together with a brand new Soft Kitty plush – one that sings the ever-popular “soft kitty song” featured in the classic episode. Just press the paw and Soft Kitty will sweetly sing the tune – “Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr.” Combo Men $44.99-$47.99

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-112(x)ist Military Underwear

This fall, 2(x)ist introduces Military, a line of men’s underwear modeled after modern combat uniforms and body armor. Military features a series of bindings and accents that create strong lines to reinforce masculine features. Available in a variety of low-rise cuts, Military is made from a very breathable Pique-Fle(x) cotton. $20-$28.


Just arrange your clothes once into these shelves and you’re good to go for the rest of your trip. Drop them into your suitcase when you leave, then simply hang them in your hotel closet or over a door when you arrive. You’re packed and unpacked in seconds! Avoid using dirty or possibly infested hotel drawers during your stay. No more searching for misplaced items when you leave. This product is the winner of a 2011 “Innovation Award” presented by the national Travel Goods Association. It’s made with light weight mesh and holds up to 30 lbs when hanging. There are currently two sizes: Medium (12″ x 18″) and Large (12″ x 20″). For information on pricing and where to buy, visit

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-13Vosges Chocolate Bars

Impress your foodie friends with Vosges Chocolate. With exotic flavors like Mo’s Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar, Smoke & Stout Caramel, Gingerbread Toffee, Organic Enchanted Mushroom, Blood Orange Caramel and Cherry Rooibos —these chocolates will definitely leave an impression. You can order a Mini Exotic Candy Bar Library of these flavors for $25 or mix and match six for $12.50

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-14The Dead Celebrity Cookbook

For anyone who loves Hollywood memorabilia, is an entertainment junkie, and loves to eat and cook – they will treasure Frank DeCaro’s The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes from More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen (HCI Books). Frank compiled favorite recipes from some of Hollywood’s biggest names; including Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Taylor, Sonny Bono, Liberace, Michael Jackson, John Denver, Frank Sinatra, Rock Hudson, Humphrey Bogart, and Peter Falk, just to name a few. $19.95

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-15Kindle Fire 7″ tablet

Riding in front of the juggernaut known as Amazon, the Kindle Fire might as well be the first, if not the only, real competition to Apple’s iPad tablet. With cloud storage, internet browser, media player, Netflix, Kindle books and Amazon’s store right at your fingertips the amount of content is impressive. Match it with a $79/year Amazon Prime account and enjoy free movie rentals, music and TV shows that instantly stream to your device, plus free two day shipping on anything you buy from Amazon. Did we mention it was $199?

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-16Gaydar Gun

How is your Gaydar? Do you feel it’s off? Are you confused wondering if that hot guy/gal you like is gay or straight? Well…find out with the The Gaydar Gun! Just point, shoot and you’ll get your answer every time! The Gaydar Gun has over 650 outrageous sayings for men and women! The Gaydar Gun can’t guarantee romance or even accuracy, but it sure is rainbowlicious, and filled with hours of laughter! The Gaydar Gun is an equal opportunity offender. It effectively pokes a funny stick at everyone regardless of their sexuality. Just try it if you dare! The Gaydar Gun is in no way a real gun or an actual gay detection device and the Gaydar Gun Company does not intend it as such. It is purely for entertainment purposes. ..and it’s a clock too! For more information, visit $29.99

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-17Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-18This luxurious rum is an exceptional blend of aged rums each, which has been aged for a minimum of 12 years. Created for savoring and sipping, the Extra 12-Year-Old offering is an unsurpassed masterpiece of complex oak aging that is comparable in every way to a fine Single Malt Scotch or Small Batch Bourbon. $49.99

Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka

This new Vodka possesses a seductive and sweet aroma with a smooth whipped cream flavor, a refreshing creamy mouth feel with a hint of decadence. Available at most major liquor stores, Price varies.

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-20STOCKING STUFFERS

Q Ginger

Q Ginger — an all-natural ginger ale made with real ginger and organic agave sweetener. With touches of real coriander, cardamom, rose oil and orange peel, Q Ginger is a tasteful drink on its own, or a magnificent mixer for superb cocktails and mocktails.

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-19Reach by Design Toothbrushes

The holiday REACH® by Design™ line is perfect for a stocking stuffer or gift accessory! $3.99-$4.99

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-21Spike your juice

Spiking your fruit juice produces a fizzy and refreshing alcoholic beverage. Spike your Juice Kit comes with 6 Packets, 6 Bottle Labels, 1 Airlock, 1 Rubber Stopper and Instructions and Recipes for only $9.99 plus shipping.


holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-23Manhunt Fleshjack

Manhunt has teamed up with Fleshjack to introduce a Manhunt version of this popular product in a shiny golden Manhunt case. Available at Manhunt members get an extra 20% off.

holiday-2011-lgbt-gift-guide-22Falcon’s 40th anniversary collector’s edition

This comprehensive six disc, limited edition collection has 50 scenes featuring 142 of the hottest men and totals 16 hours of video is a Falcon fan’s dream.