It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays, which means 'tis the season for shopping. And for those still searching for that perfect gift for the music lovers in their lives, look no further than our handy guide to offer some holly jolly tips.
From sweaters to socks to booze (on the rocks), from guitars to zines to "yas queens" (and Queen), click through for some of our top presents for this oh so merry time of the year.
The newest holiday tradition is seasonal merchandise from music's biggest acts. And while no one does it quite like Beyonce, this year Rihanna is making a go of it with her "pimp claus" socks by Stance ("Santa better have my presents"). Meanwhile honorable nods go to The xx's "holiday jumper" (which Americans would know best as an ugly sweater), The Flaming Lips wrapping paper (for a good cause) and Daft Punk's ornaments (because what tree would be complete without a couple robot heads hanging from it?).
Wayne Coyne-Designed Wrapping Paper for Wrap Up Homelessness
Wayne Coyne-Designed Wrapping Paper for Wrap Up Homelessness (buy)
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Daft Punk Limited-Edition 'Discovery'-Era Ornament Set
Daft Punk Limited-Edition Discovery-Era Ornament Set (buy)
Help your loved ones snuggle up with some good books this chilly season. While the weather outside is frightful, treat them to biographies on David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed and more. Or how about an oral history of the 2000s New York City rock scene, an appreciation of Bob Dylan, Action Bronson's debut cook book or Gucci Mane's memoir? There are plenty of great options to choose from this year.
For the super fans in your life -- or those with an insatiable curiosity -- look no further than box sets and special-edition vinyl reissues. Garth Brooks' 'Anthology' is part-memoire, part-rarities CD collection and part-photo album, looking back at his first five years, while "Weird Al" Yankovic strikes a sillier tone with his career-spanning collection contained in an accordion case. Meanwhile, rock enthusiasts will get a kick out of these old-but-new Queen and Metallica offerings, or praise one of the greatest blues icons around, John Lee Hooker, 'King of the Boogie.'
'Master Of Puppets: Deluxe Box Set' by Metallica (buy)
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'News of The World: 40th-Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set' by Queen
'News of The World: 40th-Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set' by Queen (buy)
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'The Anthology Part 1 Limited Edition' by Garth Brooks
'The Anthology Part 1 Limited Edition' by Garth Brooks (buy)
Help yourself (oh yeah, and your loved ones too) to a cup of cheer this holiday season with some hard stuff courtesy of Drake and Major Lazer, or opt for some more Fergalicious or pop-rock wines curated by Train's Pat Monahan and Ms. Ferguson herself.
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Pat Monahan's (of Train) Drops of Jupiter Wine
Pat Monahan's (of Train) Drops of Jupiter Wine (buy)
Rihanna's Fenty line of beauty products showed up all other cosmetics this year, so go ahead and gift away to anyone looking to "shine bright like a diamond." Meanwhile, don't overlook these Cardi B press-on nails or perfume by Metric's Emily Haines.
From sleepwear to sneakers to snapback and tees, music infiltrated practically every realm of fashion in 2017 with sponsorships galore. Check out items for everyone from fans of Lil Yachty and his Nautica collaboration to 25 years of R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People' as interpreted by designer Paul Smith, and you'll see this year's looks ran the gamut of sounds and styles for music fans of all kinds.
JAY-Z 'Reasonable Doubt' Collection With Urban Outfitters
JAY-Z 'Reasonable Doubt' Collection With Urban Outfitters (buy)
For the kids in your life, or just the young at heart, have some fun with these offbeat offerings. Be it a trippy Grateful Dead kaleidoscope, Harry Styles temporary tattoos or collectible figurines of Kurt Cobain or the Misfits 'Fiend,' there's something for everyone here.
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Father John Misty's Letter Pressed Ha Deck by Ed Steed
Father John Misty's Letter Pressed Ha Deck by Ed Steed (buy)
For gearheads looking to add an awesome new piece of tech to their collection, try out the Spire Studio home recording setup perfect for tracking some serious shredding with St. Vincent's signature guitar by Ernie Ball. Or, for home audio, the new Chromecast dongle is a nicely affordable option for wireless streaming, while Sonos One is the latest in the leading brand's repertoire and Amazon Echo's second generation model now comes with a new speaker and the best music capabilities of any smart home device on the market. Meanwhile, vinyl fans will appreciate Sou'Laes Audio's vinyl stabilizer that improves a record's sound by minimizing vibrations and anyone missing Apple's long-since discontinued iPod Shuffle will love Mighty's minute Spotify shuffling capabilities. And, for the big spenders out there, check out Crosley's retro vinyl-playing jukebox, which also acts as a Bluetooth receiver (since it is 2017 after all).
Take those stale holiday standards off repeat and put something new on this year. Consider this season's vast new offerings from Sia, Fantasia, Smokey Robinson, Alabama, Gwen Stefani and more that's sure to help keep things fresh.
This season cuddle up around a music film the whole family can enjoy. Be it the Tupac Shakur biopic 'All Eyez On Me,' 'The Defiant Ones' four-part documentary on Dr. Dre and music exec Jimmy Iovine, the action-packed music-themed 'Baby Driver,' the star-studded 'Song to Song,' or 2016's beloved 'La La Land' (now on DVD), good times abound.