The Gay Dad Holiday Gift List 2021

Don’t look now, but ‘tis almost the season already! We know, it crept up on us too. If you’re in need of some great gay dad gift ideas this holiday, we’re here to help with an awesome list of products and services by gay dads, for gay dads. Ho-ho-hope you like what we found!

Gay Dad Album Signed Double-CD 

Who doesn’t love a sing-a-long with all the best musical gay dads?! Earlier this year acclaimed songwriter and gay dad Scott Alan released a new album featuring an all-gay-dad cast. Written as a musical love-letter to his own daughter, Alan teamed up with musical director Ben Cohn for his ninth album, “Nothing More,” which celebrates the unconditional relationship between parent and child. 


The album includes collaborations with famous gay dads like Kyle Dean Massey of Wicked, Olivier Award-winner Matt Henry of Kinky Boots, Taylor Frey of Hairspray’s national tour, Raymond J. Lee of Honeymoon in Vegas, and many more. Buy a signed copy of the double-CD album here.

Daddy's Dapper Diaper Bag

There aren’t many diaper bags made just for men, especially for style-conscious dads. That’s why Broadway actor and self-described “stylish dad” Gavin Lodge launched E.C.Knox, baby gear for stylish dads.


After Gavin noticed there were no diaper bags for stylish dads on the market, he launched his own line of “cool bags for dads whose style is sophisticated and professional.” The online shop at E.C. Knox features several swanky diaper bags for dads that would make the perfect holiday gift, including the Classic, Madison, Windsor, and the Weekender bag.

Earth-Friendly Spa Day

For the planet-conscious papa, it’s not always easy to find a skincare routine that is also gentle on the earth. Thankfully, gay dad and skincare expert Mark Veeder has co-founded sk*p, (pronounced “skip.”) An acronym of the phrase “Simply be Kind to our Planet,” sk*p offers self-care for the eco-aware.


Sk*p products include cleansers, moisturizers, shampoos, and more, which all use natural, sustainable ingredients, including real honey from their farm in upstate New York, and recyclable, eco-friendly packaging. Find a few stocking stuffers or put together a self-care kit at sk*p’s online store.

Books For The Whole Family

There are dozens of great books aimed at families with same-sex parents, and some of them are even written by gay dads. In “The Family Book,” NYT bestselling author Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way. There’s also “One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads,” written by Johnny Valentine, which shows kids how very different families can be.


GWK put together a list of some great children's books with a focus on same-sex parents, many of which are written by gay dads for gay dads and their kiddos. See the full list here.

A Meaningful Memoir

He may only be 35, but author and gay dad Garon Wade has already lived a fascinating and full life. For dads who love to curl up and read a good biography, Wade’s touching new memoir “You’ll Always Be White To Me” is a must-read about the important conversations around race and globalism.

Garon Wade
The book explores Wade’s life experiences, from being abandoned as a baby in Sri Lanka, to being adopted by a white American couple and living in a home that doubled as a CIA safe house, to his international childhood, to being a gay dad. Buy the book here.

Show Your GWK Pride

In case you didn't know, Gays With Kids is a gay-dad owned business! From gay dads, to kids, to guncles, Gays With Kids’ online store has merch the entire family will enjoy this winter season. Pick a gift from our oh-so-comfy GWK apparel line for men, which includes t-shirts, long-sleeves, hoodies and tank tops, tees for kids and toddlers, and baby onesies and bibs.


For the real GWK enthusiasts there is GWK branded swag like coffee mugs, tote bags, and fanny packs. And don’t forget to browse GWK’s bookstore, which included titles like “Good Night Daddies,” “The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads,” and “Day Trip With My Dads.”

Go On A Gay Dad Getaway

The world is slowly opening back up after the initial COVID lockdown, and if you're safe to travel, the 2021 holiday season is a great time to give the gift of getting away. And what better way to spend your next vacation than with other gay dad families at GWK's Spring Break 2022 in Orlando, Florida!


Spoil your family this holiday season with an exclusive 4-night vacation to the fabulous Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, where you and your kids can get together with other gay dad families for three days at three awesome theme parks. There will be daily GWK family meetups at the pool, and a GWK Family Dinner Party too! Click here to learn more.

Tom Daley's Autobiography As A Gay Dad

British Olympic diving champion and gay dad Tom Daley's new autobiography "Coming Up For Air" explores the experiences that have shaped him since he debuted at London's 2012 Olympics, came out as gay, got married, and welcomed his son in 2019.


In his candid autobiography, Daley details how a former coach triggered his “mild” eating disorder, how he often feels overly-watched as a father, and how he found the courage to reclaim the narrative around his sexuality. Find Daley's new book here.


Posted by Brit Smith

Brit Smith is a Staff Writer & Associate Editor at GWK. A native of London, England, Brit started her American adventure nannying and waiting tables in Texas in 2006, and eventually graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Brit has previously written and created podcasts for WBZ NewsRadio, iHeart Media, and Different Leaf.

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