10 Last-Minute Fashion Gifts for Music Lovers
From Beyonce to Solange, Haim, Rihanna, Drake, Twenty One Pilots & more.
As 2016 is wrapping up, the holidays are fast approaching. With the ups and downs of the year -- such as break-out artists, political tensions, socially progressive albums and tragic loss of too many music icons -- shopping may have gotten lost in the mix.
But worry not, there's still hope.
If you’re still looking for the perfect style gifts for the music lovers in your life, check out Billboard's list below for some last-minute gift ideas.
Beyonce’s Lemonade-themed Holiday Collection
This seasonal collection is the best bet for the Beyonce fans in your life. Queen Bey has re-imagined some of her most memorable lyrics and symbols of the year into holiday-appropriate tee shirts, hoodies, sweatpants and boy shorts. Go all in with this cozy yellow adult onesie ($85) covered in Beyonce imagery -- rendered cartoons from Lemonade’s "Formation," "Hold Up," and lemon-filled Christmas stockings.
Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma Velvet Creepers
For her final release of the year, Rihanna unveiled the “Luxe To The End” Fenty x Puma sneaker trio on Dec. 8. The singer’s highly successful creeper-inspired shoe has received the luxurious treatment of velvet and deep burgundy. The subdued colors and design are low-key, but the lush velvet detail makes them appropriate for more festive occasions as well. Available in both men and women's sizes, the sneakers retail for $150.
Drake’s OVO x Canada Goose Collaboration
To say 2016 has treated Toronto rapper Drake well would be an understatement. His fourth album, Views, was a massive hit and received a Grammy nomination, his longtime love for Rihanna (though short lived) was potentially realized and his song "One Dance" became the first ever to reach 1 billion on Spotify. Now his label OVO has released a capsule collection with Toronto-based Arctic luxury apparel brand Canada Goose. The collaboration, released online and in-stores on Dec. 15, features the highly weather-resistant, shearling-trimmed Chillwack Bomber ($1,195) and caps ($125) in khaki and black. Surprise the Drake fan in your life with something from this 2016 limited-edition line.
Dua Lipa’s MWAH Crystal Stone Choker
Rising British singer Dua Lipa broke into Billboard's Hot 100 this year with "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)" at No. 72. The accompanying music video captures the girl-power and effortlessly cool style behind her sultry, soulful music. Turns out, the shinning centerpiece of Lipa’s looks throughout the video -- a crystal stone MWAH choker designed by Italian brand GCDS -- is actually available for purchase on her website for $45.
Bruno Mars-inspired Pinky Rings
In honor of Bruno Mars’ funky single "24K Magic," charting at No. 4 track on Hot 100, men's jewelry deserves a come back. In the track's lavish, feel-good music video, Mars parties wearing Cuban links, a Versace graphic print silk blouse and a handful of gold rings. If you’re not prepared to drop money on a a real 24K pink ring, check out these ASOS men's rings for the stylish man in your life. Looks range from the flashier Square Sovereign Ring in Gold Plated to the subtler Icon Brand Band Ring.
Walkman clutch by Sarah’s Bag
For nostalgic music lovers, Lebanese luxury brand Sarah's Bag offers a campy yet chic clutch bag paying homage to the 1980's Walkman. The clutch -- made of printed wood with a brass handle -- comes in red, blue and white for $800 online.
Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. x Burton Winter Collection
Founded in 2003, music legend and stye icon Gwen Stefani's clothing line L.A.M.B. has taken on Japanese Harajuku street styles, ready-to-wear and now winter sports. In her latest winter collaboration with Burton, Stefani's punk-gone-pop style shines through the on patches and prints of the sweatshirts, tee shirts, snowboard pants and accessories. As a Stefani fan, it's hard not to love the yellow L.A.M.B. tube socks ($24.95) or the golden Alice Insulator Jacket ($349.95).
Twenty One Pilots’ “Stressed Out” Backpack
Grammy nominated pop rock duo Twenty One Pilots kicked off 2016 with their crossover hit “Stressed Out” charting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart in March. Though the accompanying childhood-tinged music video came out in 2015, this year ends with a newfound Twenty One Pilots fanbase that continues to grow with their success. At $30, the red canvas Stressed Out Backpack found in the video would make the perfect gift for an O.G. or new TØP fan.
Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair” Akademiks Sweatshirt
A Seat at the Table is Solange's Grammy-nominated, stunning body of work that's sound is rivaled only by its visuals. For "Cranes in the Sky" and "Don't Touch My Hair," the singer-songwriter collaborated with her husband and music video director Alan Ferguson to bring listeners breath-taking cinematography and style. One of the most eye-catching pieces worn by male backup dancers with finger waves hairstyles, the American sportswear brand Akademiks' khaki All Day Velour Sweatshirt, is available online for $40.99. Nothing shows you care more than a wearable piece of Solange history.
Haim x Reformation New Year’s Eve Collection
Aside from being pop rock's most beloved sister trio, Haim is also killing the holiday fashion game. On Dec. 5, the musicians released a glamorous NYE party collection in collaboration with sustainable fashion brand Reformation including '70s-inspired low-cut tops, silk dresses, patent leather jackets and jumpers. Prices for these sophisticated pieces range from $118 to $498 and will make anyone who admires Haim’s music and style feel lucky. Check out the collection online.