Don We Now Our Gay Apparel – 2017 Hello Sailor Holiday Gift Guide
About this time last year, we launched the Hello Sailor Line, inspired by our forthcoming move to Maine and all the seafaring culture ingrained in this beautiful and historic New England state. It’s been a good year and we have learned a lot along the way. My husband, Danny, Queen / Captain of the company, has worked night and day increasing our resources and expanding our line in many exciting ways.
Hello Sailor TMH started out as a clothing and gift line catering to gay men who enjoy sailing, beach holidays and culture, or just nautical inspired stuff. During our first venture OUT to Boston, where we set up a booth at the Gay Pride Festival in June, we were delighted by a most positive response to our merchandise from our lesbian sisters, inspiring us to add a few new items just for the ladies. And while we were at it, we decided not to leave out our straight friends and allies, so we developed a few new images that are more nautical neutral.
We are excited to be working with several retail stores on our own friendly shores and have the possibility of working with a very special shop in Norfolk, England.
Now with Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the next looming holiday, Christmas, and coming up with unique and special gifts for our loved ones, family members, colleagues, and frenemies. Although we now carry an array of exciting gift items, these are a few of my favorites.
1 – Blue Hoodie: Sports our exclusive Sailors holding hands logo. This as an excellent quality French Terry Hoodie, with a charming white graphic. It’s a great cover up for the gym or a light layer on a cool evening.
2- Gray Sweatshirt: This is also one of my personal favorite items with the Sailor’s holding hands logo, printed in black. I enjoy wearing this as a sweater in the fall and winter. It looks great with black jeans and a white shirt.
3- White Tank Top: For the special muscle queen on your list – especially if they have been naughty – I would recommend our new White Tank Top with the Scruffy - Hot Sailor graphic. Pump up those pecs and fluff up the chest hair.
4 – Looking For Seamen T-Shirt: For those who can’t contain their gayness, I think the “Looking for Semen” White Tee Shirt would be the perfect gift. It’s a great conversation starter for those on the market or on the downlow.
5- Take Me Home: From our Take Me Home division we offer an array of well-priced gift items. I-Phone cases and coffee mugs with all of our exclusive nautical graphics, as well as canvas beach bags, and a very special beach towel with our Catch of The Day image.
Please keep us in mind when you make your list and decide who’s been naughty or nice – naughty not being such a bad attribute, and please check back in with us as we add our new exciting – all-encompassing – new merchandise. We will send out announcements to all our social media outlets.
We wish you a splendid holiday season with gentle breezes and smooth sailing.
Don Bostick, Creative Director