Image is of a dark pink gift wrapped in light pink ribbon with a bow on top sitting on a pale blue background. It can be hard to know what to give a parent of a transgender child as a gift. Hopefully this gift guide can help.

Gifts for Parents of Transgender Children

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Are you searching for good gifts for parents of transgender children? Look no further. I've collected an assortment of gifts that would be appropriate for moms, dads, or guardians. There are no photos of the individual items, so the page will load quickly and not clog down mobile phones, but once I got past the books, I added descriptions. For transparency's sake, these are NOT affiliate links.

 

BOOKS

 

 

Note: books with an asterisk (*) have a review under the Categories on the right side of the page. 

 

Books for Adults

Transgender Teen: A Handbook For Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens by Stephanie Brill (*)

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie Brill

Raising the Transgender Child by Michelle Angelo

The Conscious Parent's Guide to Gender Identity by Darlene Tando, LCSW (*)

The Gender Identity Guide for Parents by Tavi Hawn, LCSW

Parenting Your Transgender Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies for Raising Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender Nonconforming Teens by Andrew Maxwell Triska, LCSW

Gender: Your Guide - A Gender-Friendly Primer On What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture by Lee Airton, Ph.D. (*)

Transgender Kids and Teens : Pride, Joy, and Families in Transition by Elijah C. Neely (*) - note, this book is reviewed under the previous title, Transgender Children and Youth

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

The Savvy Ally by Jeannie Gainsburg

Parenting Your LGBTQ+ Teen by Allan Sadac

Trans Like Me: Conversations for All Of Us by CN Lester (*)

Transgender History by Susan Stryker

God and the Gay Christian : The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines (*)

UNClobber: Rethinking Our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality by Colby Martin

Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke (*)

Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith by Mihee Kim-Kort

 

Picture Books

Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman (*)

My Shadow is Pink by Scott Stuart

What Are Your Words? A Book About Pronouns by Katherine Locke (*)

When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff

Call Me Max by Kyle Lukoff

It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity by Noah Gringi

Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah Brannen (*)

Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart, Ph.D

Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer (*)

Pink is For Boys by Eda Kaban

The World Needs More Purple People by Benjamin Hart

 

Books for Your Child or Teen

I Love You Unconditionally: A Journal for LGBTQ+ Children and Teens

Gender Identity Workbook for Teens by Andrew Maxwell Triska, LCSW

Trans Teen Survival Guide by Owl and Fox Fisher

 

COURSES

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Parents of Trans Youth 101 Course by Mandy Giles : A pre-recored course for parents at the start of their journey. where you’ll learn basic gender diversity concepts and terms, how to navigate complicated feelings, and practical tips and tools to support your child.

Support Yourself So You Can Support Your Child by Beth Richardson: A self-paced course for parents of transgender children that gives you the tools to learn how to support yourself so you can support your child. This course helps you navigate your next steps. You will work through your emotions in a safe place so you can accept your child’s new gender identity and adjust to a new family configuration. It provides a framework of expectations, understanding that everyone’s experiences are different. By the time you have completed the course, you will learn what it means for your child to be transgender and what it means for you to be the parent of a transgender child.

Navigating the Holidays by Beth Richardson: A self-paced mini-course for parents of transgender children that gives you the tools to survive the first holiday season after your child comes out. This course helps you navigate your holiday gatherings by preparing for them ahead of time. You will work through what to do with personalized items and how to inform family and friends who don’t know your child is transgender. It provides a framework of expectations, understanding that everyone’s experiences are different, and helps you set realistic boundaries. By the time you have completed the course, you will decide what matters regarding the holidays, make space for grief, and have a plan for when it all gets to be too much.

Navigating Church After Your Child Comes Out by Beth Richardson: A self-paced mini-course for parents of transgender children that gives you the tools to sort out how to move forward in your faith community after your child comes out. This course helps you navigate what the Bible says about transgender and LGBTQ+ people and what it doesn’t. You will work through how to know when it’s time to find a new faith community and how to find a new one if that’s what you decide is right for you. It provides a framework of expectations, understanding that everyone’s experiences are different, and helps you set realistic boundaries around encounters with others. By the time you have completed the course, you will understand the difference between open and affirming, and accepting, know what to do if you’re not ready to start over with a new faith community, and have a plan for when people use religion against your child.

 

APPAREL

 

Protect Trans Kids Tee from Pride Mode. Black tee with blue, pink, and white words, and a trans flag colored heart. Sizes xs-4x. This shop also sells hoodies and other apparel, lanyards, jewelry, and flags in assorted representations.

I Love My Trans Kid Tee from Etsy. Black tee with white words and a trans heart where the V would be in Love. Sizes xs-5x.

Papa Bear Transgender Hoodie from Gay Pride Co. Black hoodie with a white adult bear and a transgender flag color child bear. Under the two bears are white words that read Papa Bear. Sizes s-3XL.

Mama Bears Tee Shirt from Zazzle. Grey tee shirt with rainbow heart and Mama Bears across the front. This heart is the logo of the Mama Bears Facebook Group. Sizes s-3XL.

Mama Bear Transgender Hoodie from Herivar. Black hoodie with a white adult bear and a transgender flag color child Bear. Under the two bears are white words that read Mama Bear. Sizes s-5XL. Options to select other styles of tops in this style from unisex tee to crewneck sweatshirt.

Free Mom Hugs Trans Bear Logo from Free Mom Hugs. Big bear hugging a small bear in the transgender colors. Multiple shirt colors available. Sizes s to 3XL.

Transgender Bear Logo Hoodie from Free Mom Hugs. Big bear hugging a small bear in the transgender colors. Multiple hoodie colors available. Sizes s-5XL. Unisex.

Proud Dad Tee by Zazzle. Black tee with the words Proud Dad in white and a strip in the transgender flag colors between the words.

I Didn't Lose a Son, I Gained a Daughter Necklace from Etsy. Two heart pendants embellished with CZ crystals. High quality polished surgical steel and rose gold finish or 18K yellow gold finish. 18-22" adjustable length chain with lobster claw clasp.

 

 HOUSEHOLD

Transgender Logo Bear Blanket from Free Mom Hugs. 50"x60" white polyester blanket with transgender logo from Free Mom Hugs in the center: a big bear hugging a small bear in the transgender colors.

Transgender Mama Bear Water Bottle from Free Mom Hugs. White stainless steel water bottle with transgender logo (big bear hugging small bear in the transgender colors) on the side. Bowling pin shaped bottle.

Free Mom Hugs Coffee Mug. White Mug with Free Mom Hugs bear logo (holding small rainbow bear), in multiple color options for handle and inside.

Mama Bear Sticker from Tee Public. White background with two sections both in black. The top section says Mama with a transgender bear paw above it with two white arrows going through it, and the first A is a transgender flag triangle. The bottom section is a white mama bear and a transgender flag colored baby bear and a single white arrow underneath them both.

Father Bear Sticker from Tee Public. White background with two sections both in black. The top section says Father with a transgender bear paw above it with two white arrows going through it, and the first A has a transgender flag triangle. The bottom section is a white father bear and a transgender flag colored baby bear and a single white arrow underneath them both.

Free Mom Hugs, Transgender Style from Etsy. White mug with the words Free Mom Hugs and the O in mom has a heart in it, and the transgender flag goes behind the word mom.

Heart Shaped Pronoun Ornament from Etsy. Wooden ornament in the colors of the transgender flag that you customize with your person's pronouns. The / is rainbow colored.

Transgender Garden Flag from Zazzle. 12"x18" flag. The bracket and pole not included but are available to purchase.

Mom Life Support Trans Kids Tote from Zazzle. Cream colored tote bag top knot tied up with rainbow bandana and under it a pair of transgender flag sunglasses and under that the hashtag #momlife.

 

 

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