Gay Travel Christmas Presents: Our Top 10 for 2019
Our Top 10 Gay Travel Christmas Gifts – It is time for the third edition of our annual list of top list of Gay Travel Christmas Presents 2019. In our last year’s list of gay travel presents, we found some great gifts like wooden bow ties and clothing made of eco materials that support our intentions for 2019 to find and promote sustainability in gay travel. This year, we are focussing on gay travel gifts that you can buy or book online and are therefore great last-minute Christmas presents. Make sure to check our Christmas raffle on Instagram where we give away 12 Christmas presents for you and your loved ones. Some of them are listed here in our couple of men blog article with discount codes as well. We wish a wonderful pre-Christmas time with baking cookies, Christmas game nights, and happy evenings on Gay Christmas markets!
Top Gay Travel Christmas Gifts 2019
How time flies… And here we are again, the pre-Christmas time has finally arrived. For us, it is also the time to get the Christmas present sorted out for everyone. But instead of material things and overprices gifts, we like to present nice moments and memorable experiences like winter event tickets, summer event tickets, and romantic hotel stays with the little luxurious extra. The most important thing about it for us: We can share those gay Christmas memories afterwards together. Enjoy our selection of Gay Travel Christmas Presents 2019 and get inspired by our best Christmas gift ideas. Merry Christmas and happy giving!
#1 Get inspired by gay travel stories
We have always a stable of travel magazines next to our sofa. Reading good gay travel stories is, besides writing them ourselves, the one thing we love to do to get inspired for our next adventures. Our favorite magazines are the Swiss-German magazine Mannschaft, the German Spartacus Traveler, and the British magazine Attitude. Did you know, that Karl is writing a bi-weekly travel colomn for Mannschaft magazine? Anyways, we think, magazine subscriptions are perfect gay travel Christmas presents for 2019!
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#2 Plan a romantic getaway
A good hotel or a gay-friendly accommodation in general is half the trip. Because when you are well rested, the following day is just double so much fun and exciting. During our trips in the past years, we had the chance test some pretty good LGBTQ+ friendly hotels, for example the 5*-hotel Le Meridien in Vienna, the Fairmont hotels, the Hilton hotels in New York or the luxury apartments by Yays in Amsterdam. Check all our Gay-friendly hotel reviews to find the right one for you! If you wanna support our blog, please use the following links to find and book your stay! Thanks!
#3 Book your partner a surprise flight
You probably noticed it already: We are really big fans of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. One reason is, of course, their home airport Schiphol here in our home town Amsterdam. The second part is, of course, their LGBT and gay-friendliness. This summer we were able to team up with their company employee LGBTQ+ group to show you Amsterdam during Pride. Our Christmas tip: Secretly book a flight with KLM or upgrade the seat category.
If you wanna support our blog, please use the following link to KLM to find some great offers! Special tips for German travelers: You can fly from 10 German airports with just one stop in Amsterdam to 160 (mostly direct) destination around the world!
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#4 Stay connected everywhere you go
Last year in summer we had the chance to test the Wifi devices of SkyRoam for the first time during our trip to Edmonton, Canada. And we loved it. We were able to stay online where ever we were and did not have to worry about any hidden costs. Skyroam offers different options for their different SkyRoam devices to stay connected: with unlimited global monthly or daily subscription as well as pay-per-GB GoData subscription. And the best is that we could connect both our phones and MacBooks to one device. Skyroam Gift is our Christmas gift tip especially for trips outside Europe.
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#5 Get winter event tickets
Just a view weeks to go and we will arrive in the year 2020. With the beginning of January, the annual Gay Ski Weeks will start their season. Event passes and tickets for skiing and snowboarding are already available, most of them with Christmas deals and good discounts. In the past three years we attended the gay ski weeks in Jasper and Whistler in Canada and had so much fun being together with hundreds of LGBTQ+ ski and snowboard fans in the winter wonderlands of Canada. The first Gay Ski Week in 2020 is, as usual, the popular Aspen Gay Ski Week in Colorado. Fly to Denver and up you go into the mountains!
#6 Get summer event tickets
We know, we know! It is just Christmas but summertime will come soon enough. And you know how much we love the late summer event in Austria, the Pink Lake festival, right? Well, most of the summer events have already their ticket sales online where you can get some pretty good early bird deals, especially over Christmas. The tickets for the Pink Lake Festival 2020 are, for exmaple, already available. We think it is a great Gay Travel Christmas present 2019! Click here for the tickets >
#7 Become a child for a day (or more)
We love theme parks, and you know that of course. Buying a ticket for your loved one is just a logical Christmas present idea! We have been to Universal Studios Hollywood this year as well as Disneyland. It was not our first time in the happiest places on earth in California and most definitely will not be our last one, for sure! Getting a ticket for your next trip to Paris, Anaheim, Florida, Hongkong, Tokyo, Osaka or Shanghai is the best childhood Christmas surprise there is!
#8 Explore the LGBTQ+ Community in Colombia
Your know we are just back from our first trip to South America exploring Colombia and Peru. For the first time, we did a queer night life tour in Bogota. Our tour guides from Queer Scout Colombia were local gay guys knowing the best parties and bars in town. We are happy to team up with them offering you a 5% discount on all their tours by using our discount code COUPLEOFMEN5! Just mention it when sending them a booking request via email! It is definitely worth it!
#9 Get your FREE Christmas present
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about our photo collaboration with the German online photo print service MeinFoto. We teamed up with them for Christmas offering every one of you a 30 Euro discount for canvas prints. If you order the 20x20cm or 30x20cm version, it is actually for free! You just have to pay for transport costs. Why we choose to work with them and all about their sustainable work ethnics you can read now on our blog!
#10 Gay Movies for romantic nights anywhere you go
Not that much into traveling and more into some romantic cuddling time at home? Every year new great movies hit the market and become the perfect present for at home or during your gay travels, not only for visiting LGBTQ+ film festivals. Additional to our last year’s Gay Movie picks like the East-West German gay movie Westler (order in the US | order in DE/NL) from 1985, the UK gay movies Weekend (order in the US | order in DE/ NL) from 2011 and Alive & Kicking (order in the US | order in DE/ NL) from 1996, we added the movies Call me by your name (order in the US | order in the DE/ NL) and God’s Own Country (order in the US | order in the DE/ NL). Especially the least was definitely one of our cinema highlights in 2019. For more inspiration, check our gay movie collection on Amazon. If you are not into DVDs anymore (because of your in a plane like us), you can, of course, stream some of them as well.
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Top 10 Gay Travel Christmas Presents 2019
We are always looking for more Christmas gift inspirations for LGBTQ+ traveler to extend our list. If you have any tips, feel free to drop us a line, a comment or to send us a message. If you don’t have someone you can surprise this year, just treat yourself on Christmas with something nice, maybe even of our gay travel Christmas present list! We will start traveling again soon but this year we will spend Christmas and New Years in Amsterdam. For 2020, we have already some exciting destinations on our gay travel bucket list 2020. More about it very soon on a couple of men.
Karl & Daan