Good Giving: Holiday Gift Guide Pt. II

Well, that’s it folks. The battle with your family over why this holiday season you want Tofurky, don’t want to wear a skirt, and refuse to introduce your queer lover as your “roommate” to your GOP supporting aunt is underway. But, dapperQ will be here for you to provide style advice, love, support, encouragement, drink recipes, and even a three part holiday gift guide. So, just continue to drop in on us on your phone (hidden under the table of course) during dinner when the arguments start getting heated. Our door is always open…

Part I: Mr. Rachel Tutera’s picks for the dashing dapperQ.
Part II: Anita Dolce Vita’s picks for the socially conscious dapperQ.
Part III: Anita Dolce Vita’s advice on what to get for the femme(s) in your life.


Jetsam Wallets
Made from recycled suits and ties
Price: $42 at Jetsam

Sandy Relief T-Shirt
100% of the proceeds go to The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Price: $25 at Cool Material


BKLYN Boihood 2013 Calendar
From the founders: “Featuring models from all over the country, bklyn boihood’s annual calendar does so much more than keep time. We build confidence through visibility, empower artists to develop their work, turn Brooklyn into a canvas and most importantly, celebrate our presence in the community.”
Price: $18 at BKLYN Boihood


Parrot Canvas Tool Tote
USA-made tool totes
Can also be used as weekender bags, beach bags, and reusable shopping totes
Price: $34-$100+ at Parrot Canvas Co.


Old Familiar Comb Bottle Opener
Made locally in Columbus, OH by artisan fabricators
Price: $14.95 for the mini mustache/beard comb and $23.95 for the big daddy full size comb at Old Familiar Comb Company

Jo Jo & Sophia Tie Clips
Jo Jo & Sophia make one-of-a-kind tie clips and cuff links from refurbished vintage digs.
Prices: Affordable accessories start at $25 and up at Jo Jo & Sophia.

Bow Ties from BowTie Cause
“BowTie Cause provides an avenue for people to support both individuals and organizations they believe in through the design of a signature bow tie.” 25% of all proceeds go towards the cause. The tie pictured above supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Other causes include, but are not limited to, Autism Speaks, Parkinsons Research and Treatment, The Charlie Foundation (epilepsy), and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Price: $57 at BowTie Cause

Two Thirds Indigo Jacket
100% organic cotton
Price: Originally $195, now $95! Shhh, our secret. And, what’s better than handing someone an amazing $200 gift that you spent $95 on? Extra points. Get it on sale now at Three Leaves.

Sonic Fabric Necktie
Made from 50% recycled cassette tape and 50% polyester
Each tie contains a unique composition that is prerecorded on the tape used to create the fabric. Compositions become audible by running a tape head over the tie. The fabric, which is made in Rhode Island and was once only used for art installations, is hand-sewn in New York to create these unique masterpieces.
Price: $120 at Sonic Fabric Goods

DIY Trunk to Rolling Bar
Use recycled materials to make the dapperQ in your life a one-of-a-kind rolling bar.
More ideas here.
Price: Varies

Vintage Swag from BKLYN Dry Goods
“BKLYN Dry Goods strives to bring the market a tightly merchandised, thoughtfully executed collection of menswear, objects & curiousities offered at extremely fair prices.” Lots of really great vintage finds here. Reduce and reuse in style.
Prices: Varies. Shop BKLYN Dry Goods here.

Autostraddle’s 2013 Calendar
Features “the work of Robin Roemer and the hearts/minds/bodies of 20 queer women.”
Price: $14 at Autostraddle

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