Holiday Gift Guide: Toys, Books, and Games

A. “The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend is My Girlfriend”

This advice book covering all things queer womanhood — spanning dating, love and friendship — is the perfect gift for your young queer daughter, your little sister who recently came out as a bisexual, or your lesbian best friend who just can’t figure out how to navigate dating.$19.95, Charis Books and More; 184 S Candler St.; 404-524-0304; in person and online:

B. “Between Perfect and Real”

This moving YA novel, which was a 2021 Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, is about a trans boy finding his voice to come out and reveal his true self to his girlfriend, theater director, and himself. This book is perfect for young trans and gender non-conforming people navigating their identities. $18.99, Charis Books and More.

C. RuPaul Puzzle

This 500-piece puzzle features iconic photos of RuPaul, making it the perfect gift for the lover of all things RuPaul’s Drag Race! $14.99, Posman Books at Ponce City Market; 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE; 470-355-9401: in-person.

D. Zig and Go Big Boum Wall Set


Zig and Go is like dominos on steroids. This 48-piece set includes wheels, ramps, and balls — everything you need to build your own chain reaction. Your kids can use the pieces to build one of the three layouts included with the set or get creative and make their own! $65.99, Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop at Ponce City Market; 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE; 404-883-3306: in person.

E. Game of Queens

Enter the world of huge hair, sparkling makeup, fake eyelashes, and the tuck and tape with Game of Queens. This card game includes all your favorite drag queens, including Trixie Mattel, the Boulet Brothers, and Latrice Royale. Pit queens against each other — who’s the most outrageous? The funniest? — and the fight for the most fabulous glamazon is on! $14.99, Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop at Ponce City Market.

F. What’s Your Sign?

This game is great for the horoscope obsessed! From the makers of What Do You Meme?, the point of the game is to create the funniest horoscopes by filling in the blank of the prompt with one of the cards in your hand. $29.99, Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop at Ponce City Market.