All I Want For Christmas

5 Xmas Gift Ideas


Henney, we’re only 11 days out from Christmas and if your looking to stuff your gaunty or guncle’s (gay-aunt or gay-uncle’s) stocking and lacking inspiration – OR if you’re like us and in believe that “treat yo’self” applies to the holiday season too… Well spice-up your Queeristmas with these fierce, rainbow-approved gifts below!


Gift 1: Going Postal – More Than “YES” or “NO” is a hot-off-the-press paperback book edited by Quinn Eades and Son Vivienne. Reflecting on the 2017 Australian marriage equality plebiscite and capturing the voices of the queer and gender-diverse community, prepare yourself for pain, tears, joy, relief, anger – Going Postal is one of the most important books of our time and queer pride/activism at its finest.

$32.99 BUY IT HERE

A photo of two books


Gift 2. NYE-THiNG at The IMPY. Shameless hard sell, but this is the gift that’ll give you enough street cred to last you until Mardi Gras. The Imperial is being taken over by the legends at GiRLTHING x BOYTHiNG, with the biggest, gayest New Years Eve Party in Sydney. It’s beats, it’s 3-floors, it has the baddest boys & babes in town and you know those queers turn out some fierce lewks okurrr.



Gift 3: Back on the pride-book train!! Telling Tales is a gorgeous publication that explores 40 personal stories of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras #Herstory. Documented by the talented photographer Richard Hedger, Telling Tales paints a beautiful, diverse and sometimes painful picture of our community. It celebrates 40 years of Mardi Gras being released earlier this year in Feb 2018. Catch of the iconic photography currently on display in Imperial UP!

$50.00 BUY IT HERE

Collage of a book cover in hot pink, a woman wearing a rainbow dress riding a bicycle, a person wearing gold wings and headdress, a drag queen applying lipstick in the mirror

Gift 4. Go Local or Go Home. If your stylish gaunty/guncle has a huge and thirsty insta following then some custom fashion or local art is going to boost their engagement (sorry, engaygement).  We wholeheartedly suggest these local queer Sydney artists who would gagg if you supported them this festive season!

A sketch of a brick building framed in glass

The Imperial by Lynn Stanton

A collage of handmade items, patches, earrings, dress and posterFrom L-R: Millie Hall patches, Jeff McCann earrings, Frida Las Vegas glamour sack, Luke Arnold print. Click their names to redirect to their Instagram.


Gift 5. Sun Smart-ness. Now skin care and UV protection is no joke in our fair sun drenched country! So between a Sunday session on the UP rooftop at The Imperial, and that gay harbour cruise you know ends with your shirt off – we cannot recommend enough that you look after the skin of your loved ones (or yourself) with Le Tans Invisible Sport Spray it’s SPF 50+, vegan friendly (!) and only $8.99… Slip Slop and Spank a high five.



That’s it from us this year lovers, thank you for reading and keeping us humble! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and fabulous NYE (at The Imperial Erskineville of course, duh) >> BUY TICKETS 


Signing off: Julian Kenworthy & Erin Carroll