Wedding season is nearly upon us. If you have lesbian pals tying the knot this year, you’re probably in the market for some unique and meaningful wedding gifts (since you know your friends already have a toaster oven). Whether your soon-to-be-married gals are homebodies, do-gooders, party girls or too cute for their own good, I’ve rounded up some fun gift ideas that are sure to please any lesbian couple. Brides-to-be: Add these items to you gift registry or wish list!
Everything’s better with wine
Most lesbian brides probably already have a set of wine glasses (or will be getting some from their registry). But, what good are nice glasses if you have nothing to fill them with. Enroll the happy couple in The Winery Club by Wine Enthusiast, and they’ll get a special delivery every month. That’s definitely a gift that keeps on giving, and one that is very likely to get you invited over for dinner, where you can eat off of the newlyweds’ fancy new china.
Home Sweet Home (Depot)
If the lesbian couple in your life didn’t go into full-on nesting mode somewhere around their third or fourth date – they surely will after they get married. Help them feather their love nest (or paint it or retile it, as the case may be) with gift cards to Home Depot. The home-improvement store-loving lesbian may be a stereotype, but that’s because it’s true.
Even if you don’t foresee your friends requiring power tools or installing drywall any time soon, Home Depot has all kinds of goodies – from lighting to kitchen appliances to stuff for the yard – that would make welcome additions to any lesbian home. Just show me the butch girl who wouldn’t kill for this pimped-out grill.
“Sponsor” date night
Just because your friends are married doesn’t mean they should stop going on dates. Let’s face it, they can’t stay home and bake heart-shaped cupcakes with their new bakeware every night.
Help them keep the romance alive with a pair of tickets to the ballet or a baseball game. Throw in a gift certificate to one of their favorite restaurants to give them a complete night on the town.
Give them some green
No, I don’t mean money (although that’s a perfectly acceptable wedding gift that any couple would appreciate in this tough economy). Socially-conscious brides and brooms will love these eco-friendly goods from Green Bride Guide. The site offers wedding gifts in every category you’d find on a typical bridal registry – kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, garden, etcetera – except all of these are Earth-friendly. I personally love this heart-shaped spoon and monogrammed carving board, which is made with American Maple and a renewable oil finish.
And finally, there is a gift for the couple who truly has everything – carbon offsets. That’s right, you can help the newlyweds offset their carbon footprints by purchasing carbon offsets for a year of dining or a month of maintaining their home. You can even buy a certificate that will offset the carbon emissions they’ll rack up by taking a honeymoon!
Stay in theme
Depending on where you live, you might be hard pressed to find even a wedding card that doesn’t have a blatantly heterosexual message or a picture of a groom. No worries, you’ll find plenty of kitschy lesbo-themed gifts online. Sites like Zazzle.com offer cards, t-shirts, mugs, aprons, key chains and more – all tailor-made for two girls in love. TwosomeGifts.com even sells cutesy pillowcases for lesbian couples. They’re kind of ridiculous, but also kind of adorable.
What’s the best wedding gift you’ve purchased or received?