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All We Want For Christmas Is World Peace… Plus These Things!

nude-gay-bear-santa-claus-hary-hunk-shirtless-bulge-christmas-tree-decoratedDear Gay Santa,

Everyone at Queerty and our parent company GayCities has been incredibly naughty relatively good this year. We’ve worked very hard to keep our readers up-to-date with the great strides made in achieving equality during the past 12 months. We’ve also applauded all the notable folks who’ve come out this year, we’ve hissed at all the haters and cheered all the queer proposals that took place in 2013. So now it’s payback time and we’ve compiled a list of things we want for Christmas. We tried not to be too selfish. (Believe it or not, no one asked for a lap dance from Tom Daley or Robbie Rogers.)

Happy holidays!

The Queerty and GayCities staff

Pour yourself another brandy egg nog and scroll down for our lists.

 

Les Fabian Braithwaite, Queerty’s Assistant Editor:

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Blackglama mink coat
It becomes a legend most.

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An assortment of onesies from Asos

There’s nothing else worth wearing in the winter time. And for some reason, people love a full-grown man in what is effectively a baby’s pajamas.

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Windows Phone

I want to step up my Instagram game and it’s got the best camera on the market. #SELFIESforDAZE

Scott Gatz, Queerty’s CEO and GayCities’ Founder/CEO:

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Nest Home Thermostat

Super cool that it learns my patterns (and even sees me walk by) to program my heat.

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Nest Protect

It’s a fire detector that works with the thermostat to see me walking around my house. It also turns on a nightlight if I walk under it at night and just wave for times under it to shut it off in case of my cooking has gone bad (and smoky). It also sends me a popup message on my iphone if the battery is running low.

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Kiehls Ultimate Man Set

Someone got me this last year and I love it. Facial Fuel is the best moisturizer and I love their shave cream too. I used everything in this pack (and would love another.)

Oscar Raymundo, Queerty’s Marketing and Communications Manager:

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Re-issued Limited Edition Person 714 Steve McQueen Sunglasses

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Porn from Andy Warhol to X-Tube by Kevin Clarke

 

Matt Baume, Queerty’s Contributing Writer:

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How to be Gay, by David M. Halperin

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Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, WHines and Anecdotes by Stephen Sondheim

Paul Landholt, Queerty’s and GayCities’ Marketing and Sales Associate:

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Rosetta Stone Espanol

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Astor Tweed Coat

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Macbook or an Ipad 

Graham Gremore, Queerty’s Contributing Writer:

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Attachments by Lorraine Feather

This is super random, but I first learned about jazz singer Lorraine Feather after hearing her 2008 album Language. Her witty lyrics and subtle sound made me an instant fan. Her latest album Attachments was released in August 2013 and was just nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Gray Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag by Overlap

Forget brown paper bags: I want to carry my lunch in style with this custom waxed cotton canvas reusable lunch sack. The classic-looking bag is touched off with a leather strap and brass buckle.

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Nautical Bow Tie by For The Guys

Whether you’re going preppy or hipster, a bow tie is the perfect accessory to complement any look. They’re fun, classic, and always get a compliment. For The Guys is an Etsy shop run by a woman named Barbara who makes all her products by hand at her home in Maine. My favorite is her Navy “Anchors Away” nautical bow tie. The best part: You can order them “pre-tied,” which means you don’t have to figure out how to tie them yourself. (Ain’t nobody got time for that!)

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Driftwood Table Lamp

I’m all about funky reclaimed home accessories. Ralis Design, located in Iceland, has an awesome table lamp made from driftwood found in the snowy region of Siberia. It has a rustic look to it that I just love. And at just $59, you can’t beat the price.

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Soap of the Lodge

I’m a sucker for all-natural skincare products. I recently discovered Bonny Doon Farm, which is located in Santa Cruz, CA. They have an entire line of luxury skin and bath products. I love their spruce-scented Soap of the Lodge bar soap. They also make a great sandalwood scented soap for men.

Jeremy Kinser, Queerty’s Managing Editor:

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Jo Malone London Candles

The lime, basil and mandarin and grapefruit-scented candles have found favor with the former Posh Spice so this is likely as close as I’ll ever get to finding out what David Beckham’s bedroom smells like.

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A sizable donation to AIDS Lifecycle

Donate $1K to this incredible organization that helps raise AIDS awareness and funds the search for a cure, but do it in the name of homophobic Duck Dynasty pinhead patriarch Phil Robertson.

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A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel True (1907-1940) by Victoria Wilson

Since I already own the stunningly-illustrated new bio of my other favorite classic leading lady Vivien Leigh, I’m eager to devour this epic portrait (1,044 pages in just the first volume!) of one of the cinema’s toughest dames who remains one of the most endlessly fascinating queer icons.

Jake Myers, Account Manager for Queerty and GayCities:

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A Spa Day at Burke Williams

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Apple TV

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iPhone Charger Case 

It’s one of Oprah’s favorite things this year! 

Gabe Cooper, GayCities and Queerty Marketing, Content and Community

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Ceramic Colored Knives

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Game Of Thrones: The Complete Third Season

 

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A Crystal Bourbon Decanter

Just to be classy

Chris Bull, co-founder GayCities, Inc., editorial director, Queerty:

The coolest black leather jacket made this year, from uber-chic Japanese designer, Julius. It’s an imitation of a fencing jacket, in silicone-coated calf skin, so it will serve as my urban nightlife combat outfit. (The model, for the shop Archive For Men in SF, a veritable fashion museum, is pretty sweet, too.)

By:           EDITORS
On:           Dec 24, 2013
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  • 8 Comments
    • bmwblonde
      bmwblonde

      I hope Queerty is getting a kickback from Apple for all the free product plugs. One must acknowledge Apple’s Ever-Klever industrial design, and also that before The-Steve died, his company was the most creative (as well as the most culturally sociopathic) shop on earth. BUT those of us who are not Baaaa-sheep, i.e. having the ability to actually see what’s behind the Magic Marketing Curtain, are watching with fascination as only the latter trait remains. Meanwhile – watch Apple making deeper and deeper deals with the devil called China. (Apple née Walmart). Oh and “Merry Druid Solstice.”

      Dec 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      Its so shocking to find out the staff wants such shallow and superficial gifts. Quite frankly, I am blown away.

      Dec 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scotshot
      scotshot

      @Dixie Rect: Put the Grand Act away until after New Year’s. It’s as tired today as it’s always been.

      Dec 24, 2013 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle
      Tackle

      Please! Not the mink coat…

      Dec 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      @Dixie Rect: Honestly, I’m not. Welcome to the world of “Gay Culture”, where your status in life is dictated solely by the clothes and accessories you wear, the car you drive, and the gadgets you pull out at the coffeehouse. Something that I have been avoiding like the plague for 25 years.

      Dec 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Such Queeny product placements!!….more Sad than Christmas….

      Dec 25, 2013 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      @CaptainFabulous: Umm, what you just described isn’t necessarily a “gay culture” thing. The same things apply to straight people, especially straight men, maybe minus the coffeehouse thing.

      Dec 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cmhbuck
      cmhbuck

      Two things.

      One, Fuck You, Les Fabian Braithwaite, for wanting innocent animals to be tortured killed for your selfish shallow desire.
      And two, Jake Myers, I suggest you take a look at Apple’s manufacturing facilities in China. If you can then still wish for their products, I feel sorry for your blackened soul.

      Dec 26, 2013 at 11:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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