What do I buy the rocker in my life: a gift-giving guide

Posted: December 3, 2011 in other
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Alas, the holidays are once again bestowed upon us all: Christmas, Hannukka, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, you get the idea. Whether you get your presents in one night or eight nights, everybody needs to not be clueless in what to get the rocker in their lives.

Beatles fans

The Beatles Fab 4 store has some pretty interesting Beatles merch. This amazing online store contains both the usual Beatles

memorabilia (lunchboxes, tshirts, keychains, etc) and unusual – a Beatles pinball machine ($39.99 USD) so that you can hone your skills as a pinball wizard. (Oops! Wrong band!) However one piece of merchandise stood out to me and that was all of the hats. They have hats for both the fashionista and the non-fashionista. The Wildheart highly recommends the woolknit help-style hat ($22.00 USD)

Tshirts, hoodies and other really cool stuff

You have to hand it to the British: they always give us great rockstars and they have a great sense of fashion. DJ-Tees is a UK-based online tshirt company that specializes in tshirts and hoodies of rockstars, tv stars (mostly British ones, but a few Americans also), footballers, and more.

Also, if your rocker friend or family member is a huge fan of a certain artist, be sure to check the artists website. Their official website usually has more of a variety than what you see at the artists concerts and it is much cheaper. However, if you are looking for something more specific, like a vintage tshirt of an artist, check your local antique shops or ebay. Buyer beware, though: vintage tshirts can go for as high as $300. Be sure to measure the person (or yourself) when purchasing any sort of vintage clothing because the sizing is different: what may have been a large back in the 1970’s is probably now a small or medium.

Check your local record stores as well.

For your fellow lover of all things related to records

I cannot say this enough: SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE! Support locally owned shops this holiday season. Also, local record stores usually have both cds and albums. Some, such as Cactus Music and/or Black Dog Records in Houston or Rebel Rebel Records in Manhattan, offer both used and new records in addition to new and used turntables and turntable supplies

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Comments
  1. Thanks for the writeup. I definitely agree with what you are saying. I have been talking about this subject a lot lately with my mother so hopefully this will get him to see my point of view. Fingers crossed!

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