The holiday season is creeping up on us quickly and some of us may be wondering about gift ideas for the trans and non binary loved ones in our lives. Whether a loved one is beginning their transition or starting to explore their gender, fear not I'm here to help!
The holidays are something everyone experiences differently. Whether you love them, hate them or just want a new gift idea, let's talk about it!
Not everyone enjoys or celebrates this season so it's important to recognize that and be aware and sensitive of how other people may handle and experience things.
However, a lot of us might be out and about or online shopping right now, I know I am, and sometimes it's hard to come up with something special for someone.
The spirit of giving is one of the most beautiful things to come out of this time of year so if you're able to, try to give a little extra to those in need of love and support.
If you're not big into celebrating but still want to give this season, consider donating to a charity, your local food bank or animal shelter. It doesn't always have to be just money either, time is just as valuable!
And there are many more charities out there to choose from if you'd like!
So no matter what holiday you're celebrating, or maybe you just love giving gifts, here are a few things to consider!
Of course TransTape is up first, duh! It's the best one!
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So if you have a friend or know someone that might be able to benefit from a little more euphoria in their life, spread the word or give the gift of TransTape.
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Cuddles and Blunts!
Okay yes, those are excellent options, but I'm actually talking about an apparel company that sells your new favorite hoodie!
Myself included, a lot of people love a nice warm, comfortable piece of clothing that gets a message across.
Especially a nice hoodie.
If you or the person you're shopping for has exquisite taste and high standards, you can officially end the search for the perfect gift now!
Cuddles and Blunts is a queer and trans owned apparel company out of Michigan that provides us with affordable clothing choices with creative designs and exceptional quality.
They are a wonderful company that sells hoodies, t-shirts, stickers, beanies and more!
With a few sales going on at the moment!
And whether you're shopping for yourself or someone else, 15% of all sales are donated towards surgeries for the transgender community!
If you shop at Cuddles and Blunts you'll be helping a small business, the community and yourself!
This next section will get a little NSFW 18+ for a moment. If you're looking for a more intimate gift, this one's for you!
Although I haven'texperienced it for myself yet, rumor on the street has it that FTM Pitstop has one of the best toys out there!
I'm not talking about a rubber ducky either.
Some of us who are taking testosterone may have experienced a little growth downstairs and that's where The PeenPocketcomes in!
I actually used to work at a store that sold intimate toys, let me help some of you out a little bit.
The PeenPocket is a ribbed pleasure sleeve designed to create suction where some of us have experienced growth while also providing a gender affirming experience during masturbation.
Always use water-based lube with this product and don't forget to properly clean your toy after every use with toy cleaner or non-abrasive soap and warm water!
This would be an awesome gift for a significant other who is taking testosterone!
FTM Pit Stop also sells STP, stand to pee, packers!
I'm a huge fan of STPs and they help me feel more at home in my own body.
My new one is currently on the way in the mail!
This Jimmy STP has a hollow scrotum that discourages back flow with a no-spill lip that helps keep urine off you while you're using it. The flexible medical grade material helps create a natural contour and excellent seal.
Just like your toys, always remember to wash your packer often, especially if you use it daily, with either toy cleaner or soap and warm water!
FTM PitStop is definitely worth checking out if you're shopping for your significant other!
Jojoba oil, which is used for TransTape's Removal Oil, is one of the best possible things for your skin. It naturally helps regulate the oil production in your skin and can sometimes help with skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis.
If you're going for a gift basket, I would recommend asking about any allergies they may have first.
If you find yourself shopping for a friend with a beard, The Beard Struggle offers some great products and all but I highly recommend giving Buckaroo's Beard Carea look. Products are made with all natural ingredients including jojoba oil and mango butter and are handmade by yours truly, me.
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For me, the holiday season is about being grateful and sharing joy with loved ones and those around you.
Treating your friends and loved ones is a fantastic experience for some of us.
I love giving gifts to those that I love, not just on holidays, but more often than not I forget something extremely important.
So now on to my next and final suggestion for this year's holiday gift guide.
Treat yourself to some self love!
Above anything else we should be thankful for and celebrate ourselves.
For whatever reason, it can seem so much easier to spoil our loved ones than it is to do small acts of kindness for ourselves.
And it's so important to do things for yourself! You're incredible and you deserve it!
We are all different in our own special ways, so self love may mean a new wardrobe, a new video game, dinner and a movie or binge watching a new Netflix series like Dead To Me.
Or maybe even buying fifty dollars worth of loose leaf tea from Tiesta Tea! Thank you for my new addiction by the way, Beau.
So above anything else this season, don't forget the most important person on your shopping list.
Until next time,
You are loved and it gets better.
Talk to you soon,
Welcome to the cool kids club!
My name is Jamie and I'm a young (ish) transman born and raised in the Hudson Valley of New York state. I started my transition in May of 2017 and since then, I've made it my mission to live unapologetically as myself and spread awareness through my pursuit of happiness. I am the creator and writer of Spilling T blog, a proud affiliate of TransTape and when I'm not outside with the best dog ever or hanging out with my two cats, I make and sell my own beard care products through Buckaroo's Beard Care. I'm always looking for my next adventure and have been skydiving, road-tripping, hiking in the mountains and even served for a short time in the United States Marine Corps. My life has had its fair share of twists and turns and I hope to use those experiences to create helpful and relatable content that may help someone else navigate a difficult time in life.
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