Browse, discover and shop 'til you drop with our round-up of independent, LGBTQ+ owned homeware businesses that are stocked to the rafters with beautiful products to treat your home to.

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Spending your money at an independent business goes further than you might realise, plus it helps support creatives, designers and artists in and outside the LGBTQ+ community. Pride month pays tribute to those involved in the Stonewall riots of 1969. As well as attending a Pride event or simply educating ourselves on LGBTQ+ issues, we can show support by treating ourselves to some new products from LGBTQ+ owned businesses in June and the whole year round. We're here to put these brands firmly on your radar. Humdrum interiors, sashay away!

Gay Pride Shop

Dom & Ink Safe With Me pin set
Dom & Ink Safe With Me pin set, £15 for three, Gay Pride Shop

With almost 4,000 products in stock, Gay Pride Shop (@gayprideshopuk) is bursting with Pride-themed items from badges and clothing to homeware and jewellery to fill your basket with. The site also has lots of information on Pride events across the UK and information on how to get involved. Founded by Ian and Jason in 2014, the Manchester-based shop donates 15 per cent of its profits to three charities that support various issues affecting the community:

  • The Albert Kennedy Trust - supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people who are homeless, living in a hostile environment or in a housing crisis.
  • The George House Trust - providing HIV support and advice services.
  • Mermaids - supporting gender variant and transgender children, young people up to 20 years old, and their families.

Gay's the Word

Gay's the Word

Boost your coffee table's prestige or stock up your bookshelves with books from Gay's the Word (@gaysthewordbookshop). Tucked away in Bloomsbury, London, the shop is the oldest LGBTQ+ bookshop in the UK. Established in 1979, it stocks an unparalleled range of queer literature, as well as hosting regular literary events, meetings and discussion groups. An inclusive, welcoming space for the LGBTQ+ community, it's a safe space where all profits are put back into the business to provide a home for community events and queer authors. Browse all the written works on offer at gaystheword.co.uk/bookshop.

Myles From Home

Pink Flamingo Head vase, Myles from Home
Pink Flamingo Head vase, £35, large, Myles from Home

Step into the personality-packed world of Myles From Home (@mylesfromhome_uk), where you'll discover a wide array of eclectic pieces to welcome to your home. Each item tells a story or is guaranteed to be a conservation starter for guests as they eye up a vibrant cushion, eye-catching serving ware or statement vase in your home. Husbands and founders, Myles and Daniel, are on hand to help with any styling advice or to help you track down an elusive finishing piece for your scheme. Browse their emporium at mylesfromhome.co.uk.

Adam Ceramic

Pink Head mug
Pink Head mugs, £25.99 each, Adam Ceramic

Ceramicist and entrant in Series 4 of The Great Pottery Throw Down, Brighton-based Adam (@adamceramic) has turned his pottery talents to a range of colourful and quirky vases, figures and mugs to add plenty of personality to your home. Based in Brighton, Adam sculpts each piece by hand and each design comes in limited runs in ever-changing colours and techniques; you'll be sure to find one-of-a-kind pieces for you and to gift your loved ones. He crafts alongside his partner, Dan (@danmakeystuff), to craft their range of unique homewares, which also include buttons, limited-edition prints, and much more! You can view the current range of products on offer and find out more about Adam, Dan and their pug, Egg, at adamceramic.com.

I'm Lucky

I'm Lucky Ultramarine print

Stourbridge-based homewares shop, I'm Lucky (@imluckystore), was founded by Kim and Lucy Evans – the shop's name is an anagram of the couple's names. Filled with typographical and illustrated pieces, you'll find quirky art prints, handmade candles, ceramics and clothing from designer-makers. The shop also hosts workshops and a book club - visit their website, imlucky.co.uk, for more information and to browse the full range of homewares.

Boostology

Boostology potpourri
Lava and Obsidian volcanic potpourri diffuser, £39, Boostology

Treat your home or a loved one to a gorgeous gift from Boostology (@boostology.co.uk). Create a calming atmosphere in your home with diffusers, candles and potpourri for your dressing table, hallway and bathroom; simply add a few drops of essential oils to the porous lava rocks in the potpourri, which will slowly release the aroma into your room. You'll also find jewellery, face masks and lots of skin care goodies to stock your beauty cabinet with. Shop your next eco-friendly gift at boostology.co.uk.

Spicer + Wood

Spicer + Wood
Blue Grey glass small fruit bowl, £24, Spicer + Wood

Open the door to laid-back Californian styling in your home with accessories, candles and ceramics from London-based Spicer + Wood (@spicerandwood). Along with rattan and pastel shades inspired by the Pacific coastline, the brand also stocks a wide range of mid-century-inspired pieces. Think warm woods; saturated mid-tones of cobalt blue, emerald green and sunflower yellow; and unusual-shaped items for your cabinets, shelves and dining table. Shop the collection of quality curated goods at spicerandwood.co.uk.

Little Olive Decor

Clay rainbow wall hangings
Clay rainbow wall hangings, £10 each, Little Olive Decor

Adorn your doors, cabinets and walls with charming hangings made from textiles, air-dry clay and crochet from Middlesbrough-based Little Olive Decor. Each joyful make us handmade by Amy (@littleolivedecor), with rainbows. crescent moons and sunbeams galore. Shop Amy's Etsy store at Little Olive Decor.

Ricicle Cards

Greetings cards from Ricicle Cards
Various greetings cards from Ricicle Cards

Post happiness to a loved one with a glorious greetings card from Clevedon-based Ricicle Cards (@riciclecards). Founder David Nichols-Rice stocks an extensive range of whimsical, cute and illustrated card designs for every occasion, which are all proudly printed in the UK. If you've left things to the last minute (we've all been there!) then use the free Handwriting Service, where your message can be written on the card, and you can even add a 'do not open until...' message on the back of the envelope for the recipient. How thoughtful is that! Get card shopping at riciclecards.com.

Fairholme Studio

Fairholme Studio candles
Citrus taper candles, £35 for a set of eight, Fairholme Studio

Founded by Events and PR Manager Tony Jack in 2020, Fairholme Studio (@fairholme_studio) is a candle brand bursting with colourful cheer. Discover a trove of hand-dipped candles in a unique spectrum of shades, from bright yellows to pastel pinks. Created using a mix of soy and beeswax, each candle is traditionally hand dipped in the UK. Set a dreamy al fresco display or an elegant dinner party with the taper candles - no candle is the same, so they're a true celebration of individuality! Shop the range at Liberty.

Dandy Doodlez

Dandy Doodlez print
Dandy Doodlez postcard, 75p, Dandy Doodlez

Published illustrator, musician and podcast host, Dandy's artworks focus on queer and disability representation (@dandydoodlez). You can find Dandy's designs on pin badges, tea towels, prints and postcards to give your desk space, shelves or bedroom vision board a motivational boost. We're stocking up on some postcards now! Visit Dandy's website at dandydoodlez.com and shop the products on Etsy at Dandy Doodlez Art.

Mila

Monstera adansonii 'Monkey Leaf' plant
Monstera adansonii 'Monkey Leaf' plant, £16, Mila

Bristol-based, Mila (@milaplantsuk), is packed with plants, bright homewares, cute greetings cards and much more! You'll find dried flowers, ceramic pots and vases, books, succulents, flowers and helpful advice on all things plant care in store – perfect if you've got a knack for forgetting to water your Swiss cheese or kalanchoe! You can purchase plants and pots on the website, milaplants.co.uk, or browse all their gorgeous products in their two shops in Bristol at 27, Philadelphia Street and on Park Street.

bide

bide toilet bombs
Eco-friendly toilet freshening bombs, £3, bide

Clean up your home with sustainable, eco-friendly products from bide (@bideplanet). Founded by Amelia Gammon, the B Corp company produces a wide range of non-toxic, plastic-free products to help you clean your home and laundry while shrinking your carbon footprint. Most of the products come dehydrated, so you simply need to add water to activate them, which reduces transportation and fuel costs. Plus, you can subscribe for regular deliveries so you're not caught short with a household spill! Shop or subscribe at bideplanet.com.

If you're a queer-owned business or would like to suggest one for our guide, please get in touch with our digital team, here.

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Happy Pride, and happy shopping!

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