Even though I saw Christmas decorations out before Halloween was even over, I am officially okay with accepting Christmas into my life now that Thanksgiving is over. So, with that being said, I’ve put together a handy guide to help you figure out what you’re going to gift the other strange people in your life this year.
1. Gremlins Sweater
Step aside Krampus, Gremlins is the original (and dare I say better) scary holiday movie and because everyone knows that, everyone on your list will LOVE this sweater from Middle of Beyond. Middle of Beyond is the best of the best when it comes to strange gifts; I would know as one of my prized possessions is one of their amazing, super-cozy blankets. If this sweater feels anything like that blanket, it will be the best gift you have ever given. You can purchase it at the Middle of Beyond website.
2. Serial Killer Playing Cards
It’s a fact that our culture has a dark fascination with serial killers, so this deck of playing cards is perfect for the true crime enthusiast on your list this year. The cards feature 54 notorious serial killers and include facts about each, like kill count and preferred methods of murder. They can be purchased here through Etsy.
3. Hunt a Killer Subscription
If a deck of playing cards isn’t satisfactory enough for the true crime fan on your list, consider giving a gift that keeps giving. Hunt a Killer is a monthly subscription box described as “a dream come true for any true crime fan” and is also said to be “seemingly real” and “not for the faint of heart.” This ain’t your momma’s Clue board game, people. Each month, the recipient will get to play detective and solve an intricate case. Apply for a subscription at huntakiller.com.
4. Labradorite Coffin Ring
Show me a woman who complains about getting jewelry for the holidays and I’ll show you a liar. However, for the woman in your life who doesn’t want you to go to Jared, Blood Milk has an array of gorgeous jewelry to bring a big smile to her face this year. Personally, I’ve been drooling over their coffin rings lately, which come in a variety of stones and sizes. Check out this ring and the rest of their gorgeous jewelry at bloodmilkjewels.com.
5. Child’s Play Print
For the horror fan and VHS collector on your list, checking out the inventory from Studiohouse Designs is an absolute must. I have several of their prints hanging in my home already and can’t wait to add to my collection. Prints are not all Studiohouse has up their sleeve, however; they also have lots of awesome clothing, pins, patches, and even Horror Cult, a bi-monthly subscription box . You can buy this 18″x24″ Child’s Play print and much more at studiohousedesigns.com.
6. TokyoMilk Gift Set
I have been using products from the TokyoMilk Dark collection for years now and I’ve never looked back. What first attracted me to this line of products was the beautiful, gothic aesthetic of the packaging and the scents are just as great. This gift set includes 1 eau de parfum, 1 shea butter hand cream and 1 lip elixir in my favorite scent from the collection, Tainted Love. It’s the perfect gift for the witchy woman on your list. It can be purchased through tokyomilk.com.
7. Altar Gift Boxes
We have found THE essential gift for the spiritual person on your list: a beautifully curated gift box from Altar, a boutique based out of Portland, OR. Each box contains an assortment of items, from cleansing sage and aromatic incense to bath bombs and quartz stones. With 3 different options to choose from, this “box of treasures” is sure to please. Check out the gift box options and purchase through altarpdx.com.
8. Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray
Bring the horror fan on your list back to their roots with this Blu-ray collection of Universal’s classic horror characters. The collection includes 8 original horror classics, restored in perfect high-definition picture and sound. This is a must-have for any horror fan’s collection. It is sold by A-B-C Titles & Media through Amazon and is even available for prime for all you last minute shoppers out there. Follow this link to purchase.
9. Holiday Candles
We know candles are typically the gift you give someone when you have no idea what to get them, but not this time. Give a candle someone will be happy to receive from Burke & Hare Co. Give the gift of dark Christmas with their holiday collection. Vom Krampus is described as a bright and brisk lend of candied peppermint and vanilla cream, while Black Forest is said to remind you of winter walks in the forests with scents of birch, eucalyptus and pine cone. These candles and their other collections can be purchased at burkehareco.com.
10. Ouija Bat Clock
This wall clock will bring every home one step closer to being the Addams Family mansion, and let’s be real, who doesn’t want that? Its even available in two finishes for you to choose from, satin black or glitter black gloss finish. You can purchase it at the Curiology Ltd. website.