If you’ve got a gender fluid kid on your holiday shopping list this year, well, welcome to 2019 where our kids are busting stereotypes all over the place. The great news about shopping for kids playing with gender means that you can buy them literally anything and it works, but I consulted my own gender fluid child to ask their advice about what they’d like under the tree this year, and here’s what they recommended. Ready? It’s time to get FABULOUS.
We don’t know why they’re back in style, but fanny packs are having a MOMENT. So grab this utterly adorable holographic fanny pack that comes in seven dazzling colors and it’s sure to be a hit with, well, anyone.
Do you remember the first time you got a full makeup kit and how excited you were to try EVERYTHING? Give that joy to a youngin’ this year with this huge SHANY Carry All Cosmetics Kit that has every single thing a gender fluid tween (or kid) playing with makeup needs right at hand, stored in one place.
This short and fun book all about gender-neutral pronouns isn’t necessarily something the kids who use they/them need — but buy them several copies of A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns anyway so they can hand them out to the older relatives who just don’t get it.
Punk rock was gender fluid before it was cool, and this fun Dangerous Threads Black Studded Belt is perfect for adding a dangerous touch to a fab outfit. Or, you know, just being intensely cool and aloof and WHATEVER MOM THIS BELT IS NICE OKAY. Because goth is gender fluid, too.
There’s no need for your kid to lock themselves down to just ONE funky hair color because this Unisex DIY Hair Color Wax Mud Dye Cream has alllll the options. Perfect if your kid can’t permanently change their hair color because of dress codes or jobs, and a great way to do a test run of color.
Who doesn’t love a fierce mani? But kids are hard on nails, so this Holographic Rainbow Gel Nail Polish Set is PERFECTION because the polish lasts two to three weeks and can be soaked off in just fifteen minutes. Your kids will adore the way this holo nail polish looks, and you’ll probably borrow some too.
The debut novel Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin is all about a teenager who is gender fluid — but not out yet. So they start an anonymous blog until someone discovers their secret. This touching book hits all the angst high notes with a gender fluid twist and is sure to be a hit.
There’s never a problem that leggings can’t solve, but these sweet Rainbow Holographic Shiny Liquid Wet Look Metallic Stretch Leggings will take any outfit from drab to FAB in an instant. Yes, I know there’s a lot of holo on this list, but my kid SWEARS it’s the coolest thing ever.
My kid lives in their overalls, particularly on those days they can’t decide how they want to present. So they recommend these comfy Blue Denim Jean Straight Leg Distressed Pocket Bib Overalls as a wear anytime with anything look. And to think they hated wearing them as toddlers! Luckily they look just as cute in them now.
Buying holiday gifts for gender fluid kids is about far more than just glitter and glam. According to my kid, it’s really about being sensitive to their choice and choosing items that complement their unique style and flare. So this year, embrace it!
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