’s Gift Guide for the Gay Woman 2012


The Urban Sapphisticate

1. Whiskey from Kings County Distillery. As a fun weekend outing, I biked out to this red hook gem (NY’s oldest operating distillery) and took a tour, which I found tedious due to the meathead out-of-towner frat boys who kept trying to initiate a silent dick measuring contest with our bad-ass (female) guide. That said, the place is incredible and the whiskey is even better. ($8)

2. The Best Ear Buds Money Can Buy. If you live in a big city, you’re going to need to tune crazy motherfuckers out with some quality earbuds. These are incredibly comfortable and do not fall out. I lose earphones on a monthly basis, so I’ve tried them all and these are the best. ($130)

3. “Gay-Smelling” Perfume. Perfume is subjective and a tough gift to get right. That’s why I currently smell like a weathered old madam at a French brothel (thanks mom for getting carried away at the Duty Free shop in Dubai). My gf is very particular about scents and loved Craft, calling it, “gay-smelling.” So there you go. ($135)

4. A Leather Jacket. Everyone looks hot in a leather jacket. ($320)

5. Cool Jewelry. This urban saphisticate is a fan of queer jewelry designer Gina Melosi whose collection, SHATTERED, has been cast directly from shards of glass (edgy). Her handmade pieces are created with recycled Sterling Silver and fair-trade Sapphires. She also do engagement/wedding bands & bespoke pieces for civil partnership/gay marriage. ($500+)

— Desiree Akhavan

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