Age old traditions often dictate what to give for anniversary presents. However, breaking with convention can lead to fun, exciting and even life-changing gifts. Lesbian couples will appreciate things that touch upon their lives and the uniqueness of gay culture, so don't be afraid to break from the pack on the next anniversary to find a very special gift.
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Donations to a Good Cause
Make a donation to a gay and lesbian charity in the name of a couple celebrating their anniversary, and turn a present into an act of greater good for the gay community. There are many charities related to the needs of the gay and lesbian community, supporting everything from equal marriage rights to AIDS research. For instance, the Human Rights Campaign advocates for the civil rights of gays, lesbians and transgendered people, as does the True Colors Fund, both which welcome donations.
Give a gift subscription to a lesbian-centric magazine as an anniversary gift, providing the recipients with something to look forward to every month. The magazine Curve describes itself as "spotlighting all that is fresh, funny, exciting, controversial and cutting-edge" in the lesbian community and produces 10 issues a year. For something focused on serious news, try The Advocate. Featuring everything from political coverage to medical advice, The Advocate has been a trusted source of information for the gay and lesbian community since 1967.
The L-Word Box Set
Present friends with the complete series boxed set of the L-Word, the series about lesbians living in Los Angeles that ran for six seasons on the Showtime network. Though the show might be a bit melodramatic at times, it provided engaging plotlines, beautiful actresses and plenty of lesbian-centric content. All six seasons are available in a special package and provide hours of entertainment spread over 24 DVDs.
An Olivia Cruise or Trip
Give the experience of a lifetime with an Olivia Cruise. Founded as a record label in 1973, Olivia has become the premiere source for lesbian-centric travel. Book a trip for two on an Olivia cruise to Alaska or the Caribbean, where guests can watch comedy and musical shows aboard the ship and dine on sumptuous food. Send friends to the far east on an Olivia trip to China, where they can visit the Great Wall and cities like Beijing and Shanghai.
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