I attended my first gay pride parade in 2006 in Washington DC when I was an intern living on Capitol Hill. A lot has changed in my life since then, but one thing stays the same: I still celebrate PRIDE every single year. In 2014 I started marching in the parade…even one year when Jordan and I got DRENCHED in the type of down pour that never happens in San Diego!
So this year, I wanted to do something extra special for pride. My friends Patricia Barilla and Arin White are involved in San Diego Trans Pride, so I thought we’d put together a box of our favorite pride goodies to benefit this amazing organization.
June is technically PRIDE month in the United States, but we celebrate it in July in San Diego, where I live. So I thought we’d extend the PRIDE love all the way through the end of July, because why not? 🙂
5% of the proceeds of each Gay Pride Box will go to San Diego Trans Pride.
The goodies inside of our gay pride box are made by women- and queer-owned small businesses and are made in the United States. I wanted to uplift other small businesses who are trying to put positivity in the world.
Retail value: $82.99. Get yours today for $69.99 before we run out!
Here’s what you’ll find inside each Limited Edition LGBT Pride Box:
Queer Magic Pin by Third Arrow Designs
This pin is for every magical queer out there! Which is all queers, of course…since we are all magical AF. This pin is almost as sparkly as you are. Kai and Marliss are the dynamic duo behind Third Arrow Designs. Partners in life and art, together they create quirky designs for greeting cards, pins, and stickers. They are inspired by each other, strong women, bad puns, cute animals, fighting the patriarchy, literary quotes, positive affirmations, long car rides and all the beauty in life.
Love Bath Salts by From Molly With Love
What better way to celebrate pride than with a bath full of LOVE bath salts? Draw a warm bath and practice some #radicalselfcare with these bath salts. Earthy sandalwood with floral jasmine and rose provide the perfect aromatherapy for a little self-love. Rose quartz-infused epsom salt, dead sea salt, and pink Himalayan sea salt draw toxins from your skin’s surface. SELF LOVE RITUAL: on the new moon, draw a warm bath and add a couple of spoonfuls of the bath salts.
Angel Aura Quartz from Stone & Spirit
Reiki-charged by Molly herself
This crystal, aside from giving us pastel rainbow realness, is useful for cleansing your aura and elevating your mood with gentle, peaceful vibes. Keep it on hand during meditation or stick it in your pocket to carry throughout the day for some good vibrations. Dominique Nagel of Stone & Spirit was born in the mountains and has deep love for the Earth. She opened Stone and Spirit to sell quality crystals and gemstones alongside her own jewelry designs which showcase these natural wonders. Dominique believes in radiating love and positive vibes.
Glow Juice Vitamin C Serum by From Molly With Love
Who doesn’t want to glow like a laser beam during pride? This Vitamin C serum is your BFF for pride. It’ll help your sunscreen work better and also treats a classic case of the “skin hangover” that we can get after a few wild nights. In addition to Vitamin C, this pH-balanced serum is packed with soothing organic aloe, omega 3 & 6-enriched oils, white willow bark, and antioxidant-packed raspberry, blueberry, and raspberry extracts. #nofilternecessary
Rainbow Candle by Molten Color Studio PDX
Made of eco-friendly soy wax, this candle reps the colors of the Pride flag. Light it up and meditate on the awesomeness of the queer folks who paved the way. Rebecca from Molten Color Studio PDX has been making small batch soy candles for over nine years. All her candles are hand poured and lightly scented, for a pleasant but not overpowering experience. Rebecca is inspired by the natural world and brings her passion for the environment into her business through her eco-friendly products and her repurposed and recyclable packaging.
Heart Chakra Spray by From Molly With Love
Aromatherapy essential oil spray for use during meditation, yoga or any type of metaphysical emotional healing work to help open, balance and expand the energy in your Heart Chakra (Chakra #4). This spray is perfect for chakra healing, chakra balancing, and spiritual awareness.
Hand Drawn Stickers by From Molly With Love employee Kirsten Worrells
Kirsten is our graphic designer & production assistant. She hand drew these fun stickers! They’re printed on matte paper so you can color them and make them your own.