Dear Gay Santa,
Everyone at Queerty and our parent company GayCities has been
incredibly naughty relatively nice 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 and we’ve hissed at all the silly haters in 2014. 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.
The Queerty and GayCities staff
Pour yourself another brandy egg nog and scroll down for our lists.
Scott Gatz, GayCities, Inc. Founder & CEO:
Dan Tracer, Queerty staff writer:
I’ve been trying to see them for years and it needs to finally happen, already. I’m confident Stevie feels the same way.
An annual pass to the spa in San Francisco’s Japan Town, complete with a 50 mins. massage every other week, of course.
Jake Myers, Account Manager for Queerty and GayCities:
The Sonos speaker is a wireless speaker that I can stream my iTunes to, as well as stream my Howard Stern every morning on Sirius Satellite Radio. In a post-stereo age, I need something that can listen to music throughout my apartment with better sound quality than a laptop or my iPhone.
A tennis racquet that tracks your play.
HoMedics Sound Spa Relaxation Sound Machine
I’m a city boy and sleeping in silence is deafening. I need something to drown out the silence, and I don’t really want to use my iPhone app every night.
Gabe Cooper, GayCities and Queerty Marketing, Content & Community:
The gift box comes fully wrapped and includes a tie or bow tie of your choosing, handmade skin care products (shave kit or specialty bar of soap) and two pairs of socks.
Perhaps this will help motivate me to get up from my desk during work and drink enough water throughout the day.
I love funky dress socks, they always brighten the mood and they make awesome stocking stuffers.
Dave McMahon, GayCities & Queerty Marketing & Sales Associate:
I’ll settle for a bike helmet that doesn’t make me look like Toad from Super Mario Bros.
I’m always on the lookout for cool and comfy new shirts that make me feel a tiny bit professional or fashionable.
The way to my heart is through my Spotify.
Jeremy Kinser, Managing Editor, Queerty:
Buckler’s Camp Blend Soy Candle
This scent will take you back to that first feeling of freedom you experienced sitting around the campfire with your buds. Light it up, pass it around.
Barbra Streisand by Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller
Only the entertainer commonly referred to as “the greatest star” could merit a lavish photo book that costs $750 (and there’s a special “art edition” with a price tag of $1800!). I’ll accept either.
Modern Painted Aspen Tree Ring Art
Until I can live in a rustic cabin in the woods, this is the next best thing.
Graham Gremore, Queerty contributing writer:
This limited edition risograph print of Meryl Streep by illustrator Caroline Dowsett is almost too much to handle.
There’s nothing I don’t love about these elephant boxer shorts with a trap door in the back. Seriously, nothing.
I already have one of these in my guest room, but I love it so much I want another one for my bedroom. And maybe a third one for my living room. Ideally, I would like a Gladys Goose lamp in every room of my house.
Matt Baume, Queerty contributing writer:
Kindness. Not crap.
Are these for real?
How about a Walmart gift card and then you could just go buy what you want?
@ingyaom: Some of them see outlandish, like spending 750 dollars on a picture book of some celebrity. They are novel, though.
The Kabuki Spa is an ok place, but shouldn’t the gay men of San Francisco have a traditional gay bathhouse and swimming pool as fine as the Watergarden in San Jose? San Francisco’s public swimming pools are predominantly dreary. Although our old YMCA pools were seedy, they were at least a little sexy. If there’s a public swimming pool in San Francisco worth a gay man’s patronage, I’d like to hear about it.
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