2022 Holiday Gift Guide: For Your (Inner) Child

 A. Rainbow Quest!

There is no game quite like rainbow quest. This LGBTQ board game is designed to engage, educate, empower, and affirm the LGBTQ community. This isn’t just an LGBTQ trivia game; as players travel the board, they will draw cards with different tasks: draw a picture, communicate through charades, disclose something about yourself to other players, or have other plays predict how you’d respond to a hypothetical. Whether you’re a child or an adult, after playing you’ll know more about LGBTQ history, the other players, and maybe even yourself. $65, Rainbow Quest; rainbowquest.org.


B. Lego Flower Bouquet

Part of Lego’s new botanical collection, this buildable bouquet is perfect for kids and adults alike! The collection also includes an orchid, bonsai tree, succulents, and a bird of paradise. $59.99, Lego; lego.com


C. Tarot for Kids

It’s never too early to tap your child into their inner witch! With Tarot for Kids, children 8 and up are invited to narrate their own stories and find their power. Along with a full set of cards and a tarot guidebook, the set also includes resources to help kids set goals, build friendships, adjust an attitude, and listen to their own inner wisdom. Bonus: it’s sold by queer-owned seller Otherwild! $25, Otherwild; otherwild.com


D. eeBoo Liberty Rainbow 1000 Piece Puzzle

This playful puzzle celebrates difference, beauty, and freedom with whimsy and a masterful painting technique, beautifully illustrated by Naomi Devil. The business is woman-owned, and the puzzle is made of 90 percent recycled material and vegetable inks! $24.99, Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop at Ponce City Market; 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE; rhensnesttoyshop.com


E. Fabulous Fruit Peach

This super sweet and soft plush makes a perfect gift for the little Georgia peach in your life.  $10, Posman Books at Ponce City Market; 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE; posmanbooks.com.  


F. Maya and Siona’s Succulents Sidewalk Chalk

These five chalk succulents grow in chalk pots and glitter soil – they’re almost too cute to use! Bonus: $2 from every sale goes to KidsGardening to create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening. $41.50, The Merchant; 99 Krog St NE; themerchantatl.com.


G. Bingay!

This bingo game celebrates our brightest LGBTQ icons, from Marsha P. Johnson to Margaret Cho, Oscar Wilde to Billy Porter, Laverne Cox to Boy George. With eight double-sided randomized bingo cards and 48 tokens, each featuring a different LGBTQ hero, this game will keep you and your friends playing all night long. $29.95, Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop at Ponce City Market