All ye music, movie and pop culture lovers be merry and bright because we’ve curated a great list of awesome gifts that you can get for the special people in your life. You may also find that you dig ’em so much that you just might have to treat yo’self to a little something special this holiday season too. Let there be no stress or shame in your gift-giving game! this year. Read on!
Feel The Bern Holiday Christmas Sweater — Whether you want to snag the perfect gift for your young, hip millennial cousin or your liberal, activist tío, there’s nothing more punk rock than Democratic socialist and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ ugly holiday sweater. Sanders was recently voted as TIME’s Person of the Year and passionately endorsed by Killer Mike of Run The Jewels. Feel the Bern this Christmakkah!
Cinespia Silkscreen Movie Posters — From the fine folks who bring us the outdoor Summer film screenings and groovin’ DJ sets at Hollywood Forever, plus year round screenings at unique theaters around L.A., now comes the Cinespia Shop – an online haven for one-of-a-kind silkscreen movie posters that are perfect for any film buff. If you also want to experience the wonder of Cinespia this holiday season with all your cinefile friends, be sure to catch their last showing of the year, Gremlins at The Palace Theatre on 12/19 (Get Tickets!).
Netflix Everything! — Let’s be honest, Netflix has infiltrated all of our lives, from kids to baby boomers and everyone else in between. Beyond Netflix & Chill, there’s Netflix everything available at your online shopping fingertips this holiday season. All you binge-watching lovers out there, these gifts are for you! Behold the Etsy Winter wonderland out there full of the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for all the Netflix addicts in your life, including a personal favorite, My Neck, My Back, My Netflix and My Snacks red and white tank.
Personalized Record Door Mat— We’ve featured delightfully kitschy music gifts from Uncommon Goods before and now they’ve added personalized record door mat to their gift roster and we know all you vinyl heads will be stoked! This is a great gift for anyone in your familia and the next best thing for non-musician music fanatics to lay claim to their very own record!
Disney Vans — In Southern California Disney is a freaking institution that many have grown up with and continue to love well into adulthood. Disney has teamed up with classic skate shoe company Vans for the ultimate holiday kicks and accessories (backpacks, socks, hats, baseball t’s, etc) inspired by the Jungle Book (peep the awesome trailer for the forthcoming 2016 film!), 101 Dalmations, The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland as well as classic characters such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Winnie the Pooh.
Stance Star Wars Socks — Stance is a company that has taken the apparel industry by storm with a true passion for art and self-expression, and which brings iconic cultural influencers and collaborators together from across mediums (art, sports, film, music) to create a truly unique brand. The most recent incarnation of the epic Star Wars film franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres this week in theaters, has also inspired Stance’s most recent geek chic clothing, Star Wars Socks. This collection features all the beloved characters such as Yoda, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Chewie, Boba Fett and more. Star Wars Socks and movie tickets are the perfect combo gift for all the proud nerds in your life.
Sonos Play: 1 Speakers — Once you get a taste of Sonos Play: 1 speakers, there’s no going back, as evidenced by Grimy Goods writer Mark Ortega’s review of these badass, high quality speakers. Highlights include easy peasy setup, simple, smooth aesthetics, cool and multi-functional app options (customized playlists, sleep timer, control from various rooms, etc), and more. Any music lover would be lucky and appreciative to have these sitting under their Christmas tree.
Doppler Labs’ Here Active Listening System — Doppler Labs is about to change how you listen to and enjoy music with the development of their unique, in-ear system that uses two wireless earbuds and an app that allows you to control and personalize your live audio experience. Doppler Labs have caught the eye and investments of Kickstarter contributors, Live Nation Entertainment, Universal Music Group and WME, who are all on board to help fund this buzz-worthy venture. Concert heads rejoice because soon there will not be a bad seat or spot in any live music venue!
Words: Emily Saex