2013 PopCrush Holiday Gift Guide
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, you may as well start planning ahead. Make a list, check it twice and consult this handy dandy PopCrush gift guide for the music and pop culture fan in your life.
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We've poured over pop star merch offerings and other assorted pop culture items to create a shopping list tailored for the pop lovers in your life.
Happy shopping. Oh, and you're welcome. We just made the chaos of holiday shopping a whole lot easier for you.
For the Kelly Clarkson fan in your life or perhaps for the host of any holiday parties you may attend, why not nab a couple copies of Clarkson's 'Wrapped in Red,' her first holiday CD? It's a mixed bag of classics and new tracks, and it's the perfect accompaniment for sipping eggnog or spiked hot cocoa. And it makes a great, affordable stocking stuffer.
Reduce the carbon footprint of your fave Belieber by gifting them with this stylish, canvas Justin Bieber 'All Around the World' tote, which they can use and reuse. It's multi-colored and features tour images of the Biebs on the face. Beliebers can use it to tote groceries or notebooks or other items, all the while showing off their love for the singer. Plus, she can ditch the plastic bags and reduce waste. Everybody wins.
Nail polish and lipstick and blush and eye shadow, oh my! Rihanna's second RiRi Hearts MAC collection is designed specifically for holidays and the makeup maven in your life. While the brand usually employs standard black packaging, the RiRi collection boasts pink and white cases and top notch product. It hits counters and MAC boutiques in December. If you know someone who wants to be as hot as RiRi, this collection will help her get there.
The new Beats Studio Headphones are lighter, sexier and stronger. Their words, not ours. Why not pick up a pair --they're an investment piece -- for the audiophile you know and love? Or the aspiring DJ? Features include precision sound, Adaptive Noise Canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery, and RemoteTalk. Plus, they were designed by Dr. Dre. Huzzah!
Even though the 'Twilight' saga has wrapped, vampires and blood-sucking culture remains all the rage with millennials. We recommend this 'Vampire Diaries' box set, which collections Seasons 1 through 4. Season 5 is on air now, so this collection is perf for diehards and collectors, or someone who wants to follow the show but is late coming to the table and wants to start playing catch up. Better now than never, right?
Everyone needs sheets and cozy, comfy and stylish bedding. So why not cause a Directioner to shriek and squeal with delete by gifting her with a One Direction duvet cover set? She can curl up and snuggle up to Harry Styles and the boys -- and no, not that way, keep it PG, peeps! -- as they keep a watchful eye. The set is on sale here, along with tons of other 1D-branded items.
Brr, it's cold outside. So you can help a loved one stay warm with the, well, Taylor Swift Stay Warm Package. The Swiftie on your to-buy-for list will never get a chill, thanks the blanket boasting the 'Red' album art; a red and white chiffon scarf with the titles of 'Red' tracks scrawled on it; and the hot and cold Tervis tumbler. It's a three-fer. Be prepared to be thanked, tenfold, by whomever you buy this for.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner epitomize Cali cool, so it was a no-brainer for the Kardashian half-sisters to partner with the Pac Sun brand for their own collection. The range is affordable and insanely wearable, in addition to being age-appropriate. It features everything from outerwear to accessories, so you have lots of choices for the mini-fashionista. Can't decide? You can always go with the less-personal gift card. But if you want to really put thought into your gift, shop their collection here.
Kesha's jewelry line, Kesha Rose by Charles Albert, is as bawdy and raunchy as pop's dirty girl herself. There are phallic necklaces -- okay, penis-shaped pendants -- and tooth post earrings. There are eight collections, ranging from cute and kitschy to more "fine" and pricy. We like the cast shark tooth pendant to the left. Most of the pieces are super bad a--, like the Warrior Princess herself.
The 2014 Big Time Rush wall calendar is filled with pics of the boy band. Any Rusher worth her salt will want to keep track of her plans and appointments with this good-looking calendar. Plus, she can save the photos for later use, like postering the walls of her bedroom. It's the gift that keeps on giving. The BTR calendar, which is a 16-month planner, is available here.
Everyone has a baker in their life, someone who is crafty with sweet treats, like Taylor Swift! Why not give the kitchen king or queen this Ninjabread cookie kit? Sure, gingerbread cookies are delish, but we bet that they taste ever better with a little more spice and while delivering roundhouse kicks! Cookies with attitude -- perfectly suited for having their heads bitten off and washed down with a swig of cider.
Lady Gaga gear is always fashionable. Like, duh! The little monster on your list will love this brand new, 'ARTPOP' tee. It's unisex, white and boasts an image of Gaga seated while naked in her Circuit Chair, with Lady Gaga 'ARTPOP' print across the back neckline. The shirts, which budding fashion plates can custom-cut with a pair of fabric scissors, are available here. Let your little monster show off their monster pride with this tee.
Even though Katy Perry ditched her candy-coated image with 'Prism,' we still love the "vintage" items from that phase of her career, like this peppermint swirl purse that just won't go out of style. It's super cute, small and can be tossed across the body, thanks to the long strap. Katy Cats will want to carry this to the singer's next concert in their town.
'Punk Goes Christmas' is the latest festive addition to the classic 'Punk Goes...' series on Fearless Records. On this set, pop punk bands like New Found Glory, The Ready Set, All Time Low and Yellowcard offer their holiday tracks. In keeping with the spirit of the giving season, a percentage of the proceeds of 'PGXmas' will be donated towards MusiCares. Perfect for the rocker dude you know and love. It's available everywhere music is sold -- Best Buy, iTunes, Hot Topic and more.
Pretty fingers and toes are always in style and Selena Gomez's holiday sets for OPI help budding style mavens keep their digits in tip-top shape. The sets include a Gomez-inspired lacquer and a free mini bottle of silver Gumdrops, which is also limited edition and is a matte, textured shade. The only place you can get the mini vial is with the Selena sets. You can grab them at Ulta, CVS, Duane Reade and other drugstores.
Okay, this isn't as racy as it seems. The Miley Cyrus x Marc Jacobs Skin Tee, featuring the singer naked and covering her lady parts and the 'Protect the Skin Your In' text, is actually for charity. Plus, all Smilers are used to seeing their heroine sans clothes; it's her "thing." But in this case, it's fashionable and for a good cause, as all proceeds are donated the NYU Skin Cancer Institute.
Nicki Minaj partnered with Kmart on her own fashion line. This galaxy print, keyhole mini with a flared skirt is super cute and incredibly wearable. It's also a taste of fashion-forward at an attractive price tag -- it's just $30. It looks deceptively high-end! Her Minajesty's dress can be bought here.