At Gift Better Co., we are passionate about supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community in meaningful ways. Beyond advocating for inclusivity, we believe in economic empowerment as a catalyst for change. By spotlighting and championing LGBTQ2S+ owned businesses, we can make a tangible impact. In this blog post, we are thrilled to introduce you to five remarkable Canadian businesses—Glad Day Bookshop, Brandy Mars Designs, Ifs, Ands, or Buttons, Craig's Cookies, and Somedays—that showcase the power of economic support and exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Glad Day Bookshop

Glad Day Bookshop, situated in Toronto, holds the distinction of being the world's oldest LGBTQ2S+ bookstore. More than just a bookstore, Glad Day serves as a safe haven, cultural space, and event venue for the queer community. Their carefully curated selection of books, along with engaging community events, fosters dialogue, education, and empowerment.


Instagram: @gladdaybookshop

Brandy Mars Designs

Brandy Mars Designs, an LGBTQ2S+ owned jewelry business based in Vancouver, offers stunning handmade jewelry that celebrates individuality and self-expression. Each piece is crafted with care, combining artistry and unique designs to create jewelry that makes a statement. 



Ifs, Ands, or Buttons

Ifs, Ands, or Buttons is a playful and inclusive button and accessory business located in Winnipeg. Their delightful creations—ranging from enamel pins and patches to buttons and stickers—add flair to any outfit or bag. Ifs, Ands, or Buttons celebrates diversity and promotes positive messaging, making it the perfect choice for those seeking to express their individuality.


Instagram: @ifsandsorbuttons

Craig's Cookies

Craig's Cookies, founded by Craig Pike in Toronto, has gained a reputation for mouthwatering, indulgent cookies that satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth. With a focus on quality ingredients and innovative flavors, Craig's Cookies has become a beloved LGBTQ+ owned bakery. By treating yourself to these delectable treats, you support a business that brings joy to countless cookie enthusiasts.


Instagram: @craigsbcookies

Somedays is a Canadian period product company founded by a team of diverse individuals who are passionate about holistic and inclusive period care. Comprised of queer, disabled, gender diverse individuals who live with chronic pain and endometriosis, they are deeply committed to advancing period care for all. offers a range of high-quality, sustainable, and inclusive period products that prioritize both comfort and environmental sustainability.


Instagram: @getsomedays

At Gift Better Co., we understand that supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community involves taking meaningful actions. By highlighting and embracing LGBTQ2S+ owned businesses like Glad Day Bookshop, Brandy Mars Designs, Ifs, Ands, or Buttons, Craig's Cookies, and, we contribute to economic empowerment and foster inclusivity. These remarkable ventures represent the entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and invaluable contributions of LGBTQ2S+ individuals within the Canadian business landscape. Let's join together to make a positive impact by supporting and celebrating these inspiring businesses, creating a more inclusive and equitable society in the process.

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