The Best Gift Ideas for Gay Men
When it comes to buying the best gifts for gay men, it can be tricky. Gay men’s tastes are diverse, and it can be hard to pin down gifts they might appreciate, so if you’re struggling, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
This list has everything a gay man could want in 2023, from that Christmas gift for your best friend to beautiful romantic experiences. We want to help you find a gift to make those special people in your life feel appreciated.
Where possible, we’ve hand-picked items made by LGBTQ+ artisans or companies – after all, we should support the community. Whoever you’re buying for is sure to appreciate the gift even more, knowing that the proceeds are helping out fellow gay men.
If you struggle with finding the perfect gift, it’s always good to focus on two key details – utility and creativity.
Home decor makes a beautiful gift for friends, couples or even partners. We’ve tracked down the best gifts for gay guys that will add colour, functionality or humour to their rooms. Whether you’re buying for a friend’s housewarming or a couple moving in together, we’ve put together the ultimate list of gifts.
From artwork to furniture, the pieces we recommend are sure to add a touch of style to any home. Fashionable home decor can change the feeling of any room, and a good focal piece is sure to be well-received by any houseproud gay man.
Artist Will Marsden has created this series of graphic prints that use data from the 2021 census to show the relative LGBT populations of various UK cities. If you’re looking for an elegant piece of artwork for a gay friend or family member, then this could be perfect. This piece is minimalist, inexpensive, and would look beautiful in a frame.
Made in collaboration with the five icons from Queer Eye, this trendy bar cabinet would make a fabulous gift for a gay man who has everything. With a wine shelf that has space for multiple bottles and a slide-out top drawer to store your corkscrew, the Tamlin Bar is sure to be a hit with those wine connoisseurs out there.
This Spotlight Tripod Floor Lamp is a unique gay gift idea that would make a fantastic housewarming gift for any person. The spotlight is very on-trend for 2023 and would make a stunning focus piece in any modern room. Industrial chic is beloved by the gay community, and it’s easy to understand why when you see this lamp in action.
If you’re struggling with a gift idea, this novelty magnet is a surefire way to get a laugh. Brighten any kitchen decor with this risqué piece that will get people giggling. This magnet is a helpful way to ensure your favourite gays don’t lose those tasty recipes or important lists.
Visit Soho in London
Soho, the centre of London’s LGBTQ+ community, is a vibrant and inclusive area home to numerous gay-friendly shops, pubs, bars and clubs. Soho is a popular tourist destination for people interested in experiencing London’s diverse gay scene. It’s a melting pot of fashion, music and gay culture, and a day trip, or weekend break, would be a lovely gift for any gay man.
Attending a pride parade is a beautiful experience and a bucket list item for gay men or allies. Conveniently almost every city has a pride parade, so finding one to visit should be relatively easy. At a pride event, thousands of people are guaranteed to be in vibrant colours, with fantastic music playing and an unmatched vibe of love and acceptance.
Gay Bars and Nightclubs
Taking your boyfriend or gay friends to a nightclub or gay bar is an exciting way to experience the community. A lively gay night out is guaranteed to serve up drinking (if you’re into that), dancing and fabulous music. Manchester, Liverpool, London and Brighton all have thriving gay scenes, and are some of the best places to go in England.
What better way to show your pride in the workplace than this vibrant rainbow tie! Handmade by the designers over at Prequal, an equality clothing brand, this tie is an excellent way to brighten up a drab office suit and show coworkers that you’re proud and loud.
Books and Movies
Buying a gift for an avid reader has never been easier than with this retrospective of the history of the pride movement. Matthew Todd has created a celebration of LGBTQ culture and history, from the Stonewall Riots to the present day. This would make a very thoughtful present if you’re struggling with gift ideas.
LGBTQ+ Organisation Donations
A donation to an LGBTQ+ organisation is a great gift idea. It’s a fantastic way to show solidarity, and it helps to fund initiatives that genuinely make a difference in our communities. If your partner or gay best friend is an activist or politically minded, then they’ll love the thought behind this gift.
Gay Pride Experiences
Don’t miss out on the chance to take someone to experience FABULOSO, the UK’s most popular LGBTQ+ event. This two-day music festival serves as a fundraiser for Brighton and Hove Pride and The Brighton Rainbow Fund. In the past few years, it’s had world-class acts like Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera and Grace Jones headlining.
A romantic weekend away could be just what the doctor ordered. Take a trip to the Cotswolds and stay in this romantic 17th-century Manor. Sparks are sure to fly in the wonderfully posh double room, and you can spend your free time exploring the countryside or feasting in the bistro. This grand Valentine’s experience comes complete with breakfast every morning.
What could be more fun than this – a tour of Aldwick Estate vineyard accompanied by copious amounts of high-class wine! The tour takes you around Somerset’s largest vineyard, where you and your partner will learn about winemaking, and see the effort required to make delicious English wine behind the scenes.
Funny Valentines Gifts
Our gay gifts for boyfriend ideas are sure to have you and your partner in stitches:
Naughty Gifts for Him
We’ve finally got to our favourite section of the list. Here we’ll run you through all those gift ideas for the more intimate moments in life. We’ve researched some luxurious gay BF gifts guaranteed to increase your sexual pleasure.
Whether you’re looking to buy your boyfriend a naughty surprise or fancy treating yourself to a well-deserved gift, we’ve got something for everyone. We cover toys to bring into the bedroom, room odorisers that will put you in a frenzy, and lube for a sensual, friction-free experience.
With our help, you and your partner will be reaching mind-blowing orgasms in no time at all.
The most famous worldwide brand of room odorisers, Liquid Gold, is a luxurious scent that cuts through others – a perfect room aroma. Liquid Gold will ignite the libidos in the room, and the refreshing aromatic scent helps to improve virility and sexual function. This popper is perfect for setting a romantic, passionate mood wherever and whenever the urge takes you.
Double Scorpio Amber is a powerful room odoriser, guaranteed to turn the heat up and get everyone hot under the collar. The aromatic fragrance marries frankincense with notes of earthy sage, instantly commanding the room and the noses of everybody present.
If you’re looking for a naughty gift, this could be a winner. Double Scorpio Amber ensures that the party starts with a rush and ends with a bang!
Prowler RED Water is a water-based lube that will transform your sex life. It’s not an exaggeration to say that every gay man knows the importance of a good lube. If you don’t have one on hand you’re seriously missing out. Prowler RED Water is a body-safe lube compatible with latex condoms and silicone sex toys. It’s long-lasting and slick – keeping you safe and friction-free for hours of fun.
Prowler RED Fisting Butter is a high-quality anal lubricant that will shake up your bedroom routine. It works with your natural lubricants to moisturise and smooth the skin, enhancing sexual pleasure. It’s a long-lasting butter that’s easy to clean up, meaning you and your lover can relax and focus more on the things you love.
The Perfect Fit Ram Ring is the cock ring of your dreams. Surprisingly stylish, the Ram Ring can accommodate guys of pretty much any size, and the unique PF Blend material (a mix of silicone and TPR) makes this one of the most comfortable cock rings on the market. We can’t think of a better gift to surprise your boyfriend with.
Here we have the Stallion, a realistic dildo from the experts at Prowler. This dildo comes in three sizes, and the suction base makes it ideal for solo use in the shower or couples play.
Introducing this toy into the bedroom is the gift that will keep giving – the realistic design heightens the experience, and it’s sure to satisfy you and your boyfriend.
We recommend ordering this custom portrait if you’re looking for a gift idea with a personal touch. With so many personalisation options available, it’s a great item that the artist can fully tailor to suit your loving couple.
If like us, you take far too many photos, a personalised photo book is a great gift that finally puts your snaps to good use! What better present to celebrate a significant milestone than a photo book chronicling the journey leading up to it?
This luxurious, 400-thread count Egyptian cotton bed set is a thoughtful gift perfect for couples moving in together.
What do you get for the couple that has everything? Matching embroidered dressing gowns, of course! These super soft dressing gowns are high-quality, and the embroidering is professional and stylish – a classy gift for a pair of classy guys!
It’s common to have a gift registry at a wedding, so if you’re struggling to find wedding gifts for gay couples, it’s always helpful to check if they’ve registered somewhere. Many couples nowadays have started avoiding asking for wedding presents entirely, opting for donations to the honeymoon fund instead.
It’s hard to find the perfect gift for that guy that says he has everything. When up against one of these men, we say: get creative! Getting a joke gift for your recipient is often the best route, but you can also go for something useful. Think of something small that won’t clutter their lifestyle, and that will improve it in some unique way. Whether it’s funny, heartfelt or just plain practical, they’ll appreciate the effort you’ve gone to.
Whether you’re straight and looking for gifts for gay men or gay and looking for gay gifts for a boyfriend, it’s important to remember that, ultimately, a good gift has thought and meaning behind it. Gifts with a personal touch will mean so much more to the giftee – after all, it’s the thought that counts! Buying unique, personalised gifts for LGBT friends is much more enjoyable for both parties than getting a generic gift from amazon, and will be appreciated a lot more.