2011 Holiday Music Gift Guide
If you are one of those people who stresses about Christmas shopping, do not worry! PopCrush has got your back with our trusty 2011 Holiday Music Gift Guide. On this list, the PopCrush staff offers up some of 2011's hottest pop music gifts. Some of the items that we have included on our Holiday Music Gift Guide are Justin Bieber's new Christmas LP, 'Under the Mistletoe,' and Adele's 'Live at Royal Albert Hall' concert DVD. If you were looking for something a little less straightforward, you can find a plethora of other music-related presents on our gift guide, including Nicki Minaj's famous chicken wing necklace or some colorful headphones from Beats by Dre. Browse through our 2011 Holiday Music Gift Guide and let us know which item stands out to you the most!
Kicking off our Holiday Music Gift Guide is the always amazing Adele. The British chanteuse performed at London's famed Royal Albert Hall this year, and fans can relive the amazing concert experience with this DVD/CD combo pack. Liven up your holiday by listening to Adele belt out tracks like 'Someone Like You,' 'My Same,' 'Hometown Glory' and her No. 1 hit 'Rolling in the Deep.'
There are few music-related items that are more suited for Christmas time than Justin Bieber's new 'Under the Mistletoe' album. Featuring collaborations with Usher and Mariah Carey, Beliebers can listen to their favorite teen star croon classic holiday tunes like 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,' 'Silent Night' and 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire).' Bieber also provides some original tracks, like his toe-tapping song 'Mistletoe.'
Next up on our Holiday Music Gift Guide is Katy Perry's OPI nail polish collection. The 'California Gurl' teamed up with the nail lacquer company in order to create five custom shades. There's the glittery pink shade 'Teenage Dream,' a shiny dark green color dubbed 'Not Like the Movies,' a sparkly blue color named 'Last Friday Night,' the deep berry-hued 'The One That Got Away,' and a black shade that creates a shatter effect.
Little monsters will have a great new addition to their coffee tables with this photo book, which is set for release on Nov. 22. As you probably already guessed, all 350 of the pictures in the book were taken by acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson. Richardson followed Lady Gaga over a 10-month period and was granted unrestricted access to Mother Monster. The shutterbug takes quite compelling photos, so this one is a great Christmas gift that will have Little Monsters gazing in awe for years to come.
One thing that LMFAO are known for besides their energetic music and party-animal behavior is their unique fashion sense. As Redfoo raps in 'Sexy and I Know It,' LMFAO are usually seen donning "animal print pants" while they get "out of control." Fans of the duo can dress just like them by visiting their online store, where people can purchase everything from 'Party Rock Anthem'-themed T's and tanks to the slip-on sneakers Redfoo is seen shufflin' around in the actual music video.
If you aren't afraid of wearing out-there fashion items, then this necklace is for you! Nicki Minaj rocked the hot pink chicken wing necklace at the iHeart Radio Music Festival this year, and now you can emulate the 'Super Bass' rapper's outrageous style by snagging your own meaty chain! Although some people might be totally grossed by this Holiday Music Gift Guide item, Minaj's loyal fanbase of Barbiez will be all over this like the batter on a fried hunk of chicken!
Designed by iconic rapper/producer Dr. Dre, the Beats by Dre headphones have been noted as some of the best on the market. Although they are quite pricy, these headphones boast "precision-engineered, advanced speaker design, powered amplification, and powered noise cancellation" so music lovers can "hear music the way today’s top artists and producers want you to hear." In addition to experiencing clean, crisp sound quality, people can also express themselves by snagging a pair in their favorite color.
If you know who loves beauty products, this Reb'l Fleur gift set is the perfect Christmas gift. The scent was customized by RiRi herself, and according to Macy's, the scent combines "plump fruits, red berries, plum and juicy, ripe peaches" with "sumptuous florals and warm base notes." If the fragrance is anything like Rihanna herself, it walks a fine line between wildly sexy and adorably sweet. This gift set includes a roll-on perfume, body lotion, bath and shower gel, and 3.4 ounce bottle of Reb'l Fleur.
If you know a budding singer-songwriter, this signature Taylor Swift acoustic guitar is the perfect holiday gift. Manufacted by Taylor Guitars, this Baby Taylor is similar to the one Swift herself used to create chart-topping singles. "I used to sit in the back seat of the rental car while I was on my radio tour at 16, writing songs on my Baby Taylor guitar," the singer says of her pint-size acoustic six-string. "For a beginner, finding the right guitar can be intimidating, but this guitar, it’s the perfect size. Even if you’ve been playing for years, it’s a great size to travel with."
Closing out our Holiday Music Gift Guide is the interactive dance music video game, 'The Black Eyed Peas Experience.' This video game, which is compatible with Xbox Kinect systems as well as Nintendo Wii, finds players seeking "to match the dance skills of the members of the superstar crossover Hip-Hop group the Black Eyed Peas in face-to-face dance-offs." The game also features "30 best-selling tracks by the Black Eyed Peas, each with real choreographer dance moves, unlockable items, on-screen song lyrics, two-player co-op dance functionality and more."