9 queer gift ideas to put a smile on your Valentine's face in 2022

Are you in need of some inspiration this Valentine's Day? Whether it's for your SO or a self-gift, this gift guide has something for everyone.

Split screen of Valentine's Day gift ideas for 2022: WeirdWatercolours funny card, hamper from Hen's Teeth and merch from GCN store
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Valentine’s Day is soon to be upon us and for those of you crying out for cool gift ideas, fear not! GCN has got you covered.

1. Quirky cards from WeirdWaterColours

Let’s start with the basics – support this queer Irish business and pick up a Valentine’s card to make you or your boo LOL.

2. Custom Valentine’s Day face socks


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Speaking of quirky, here’s another one that will get some laughs: why not put your loved one’s face on a pair of socks? For an extra few quid, you can even get your own face alongside theirs. Plus, they come in rainbow colours!  Comfy, practical and oh so hilarious!

3. Strange Planet

Another one for those who love to laugh, Strange Planet and Stranger Planet are comic-strip-style books showing two genderless alien beings exploring and navigating this strange planet we call Earth. It’s all kinds of hilarious and I urge you to follow @nathanwpylestrangeplanet on Instagram right now. You can thank me later.

4. Lover’s Day Gift Box


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Hen’s Teeth Store have launched a luxurious Lover’s Day Gift Box, a hamper full of goodies for this Valentine’s Day and we are Here. For. It! A craft cocktail, inner peace candle, ocelot chocolate and more… although, you had me at craft cocktail.

5. Tickets for YEARS & YEARS: Mother Pride Opening Party


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I mean, need I say more? Mother Block Party, the biggest Pride party in Ireland, will make a grand return for a whole weekend of celebrations, starting Friday June 24, 2022… and they’ve teamed up with the glorious Years & Years! Tickets always make a great gift, but this… this is epic.

6. Human Collective Apparel

For our fellow fashionistas out there, the Human Collective is a new sustainable fashion line promoting a message of diversity, so it’s the perfect gift idea for your Valentine. This gorgeous and comfy loungewear is for anyone and everyone who wants to look good and feel fab.

7. The Queer Agenda Card Game


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This novelty card game is described as the “ultimate LGBTQ party game for you and your drag queen friends”. For those of you who feel like the classic ‘dinner and a movie’ dates are so overdone, this could make the perfect evening.

8. Mitski’s new album


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We know there are plenty of Mitski’s fans among us so you probably already know that her new album Laurel Hell came out last Friday. But did you know that you can buy it on cassette? Talk about retro! It may be time to dust off your walkman.

9. Something from the GCN shop


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Are we a little biased? Maybe… but seriously, check out our fab collection by Brian Teeling! We’ve also got a limited stock of LIVING: The booklet, a beautiful encapsulation of the dynamic World AIDS Day project by GCN and HIV Ireland. All proceeds from our shop go towards keeping GCN a free resource for our beloved LGBTQ+ family, so everybody wins.

BONUS: Plant Stands Ireland 

Our gorgeous pals Plant Stands Ireland have a wonderful capsule range of steel powder-coated plantstands suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Popping colours. Each stand comes with an option of plant & elho pot.
Available for delivery this Valentine’s Day. Check them out here.

And that’s our gift guide of Valentine’s day gift ideas for 2022!  Hope you’re now overflowing with creative pressies ideas for your loved one(s) and happy shopping.

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