Holiday Gift Guide: Leather Life


1. Resist Brassard
“Resist” brassard made of black and pink leather, a Twin Cities Leather and Latte exclusive design. Attaches to the epaulet of a leather jacket and then wraps around the shoulder and arm. The same exclusive “Resist” design is also available as a small or large leather patch.
Brassard $75, small patch $40, large patch $110
Twin Cities Leather & Latte, 2717 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

2. Leatherman: The Legend of Chuck Renslow by Tracy Baim and Owen Keehnen
Renslow, a pioneering leatherman, photographer, publisher, and sexual freedom advocate, lived a fascinating life and has left many legacies to the GLBT and leather/ BDSM/fetish communities. This authorized biography is filled with many vivid stories and hundreds of historic photos and illustrations.
Prairie Avenue Productions
Black and white edition $24.99, deluxe color edition $79.99

3. Jack Boot Paddle by Raging Stallion 
Solid rubber boot sole on one side, finished wood on the other side. Hurts so good and always leaves its mark.
Rainbow Road, 109 W Grant St., Minneapolis

4. Vibrators
Incognito vibrators masquerade as lipstick or mascara “with sensation-magnifying Tingle-Tip.”
$19.95 and $21.95
Rainbow Road, 109 W Grant St., Minneapolis

5. Daddy Hankies
Not your standard paisley hankies, these are locally designed. Brought to you by Daddy, the premiere Twin Cities variety show and dance night. All profits donated to Navigate MN, a grassroots non-profit organization working for immigration and education justice.
Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis

6. 100 Questions About Sex
A great way to get to know your partner. Playful and provocative question cards are labeled with three levels of intimacy (X, XX and XXX). Get the conversation started! (Judges of leather contests will here find a plentiful supply of interview questions.)
Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis

7. Gold Leather Biker Jacket Bag
Styled after the classic black leather biker jacket—but in gold leather with golden snaps and zippers and golden chains for shoulder straps. Leather bling!
Bondesque, 708 W Lake St., Minneapolis

8. Custom Fit Condoms
MyOne Perfect Fit custom-fit condoms. Available in 10 lengths, 9 widths, and 60 sizes, so you can find the perfect fit for your gift recipient, or even for yourself.
$10 for six, $20 for 24

9. Designer Body Straps
Tobni designer body straps in luxury leather, diamonds, and white gold. Versatile—wear around the wrist, ankle, hair bun, or elsewhere. Each strap has three snaps for personal adjustability. Eight styles, each available in two sizes.
$950 to $6,600

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