Cult of Weird 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
The gift guide for those of us who would rather find our stockings stuffed with the feet they came from.
It’s that special time of year when we hope to find skulls, vintage occult artifacts, disturbing books, and mummified human remains under the tree…but end up with matching monogram socks and stationary, instead. So this Christmas, whether you’re shopping for a weirdo, or you are the weirdo, the Cult of Weird holiday gift guide is here to ease your suffering.
At least a little. We can’t do much about the music and merriment.
Cursed Decadence Planchette
Contact the spirits in decadent style with this lavishly sculpted resin planchette with metallic finish.
Hearse Enamel Pin
From my friends at Dead Sled Brand, this enameled black and silver hearse pin is perfect for the hearse driver or general death enthusiast whose corpse is cooling on your Christmas list this year.
Bird Foot Crystal Pendant
Conjure some Norse heathenry with this Freja pendant from Bloodreligion, featuring a preserved magpie foot clutching a quartz crystal sphere on black leather cord.
The Divine Crucible Print
An original art print by Adrienne Rozzi of Poison Apple Printshop
Illusions: The Art of Magic
This book brings together 250 vintage ad posters from the Golden Age of Magic, featuring dark and mystical imagery – devils, skulls, spirits – to promote the acts of Herrmanns, Kellar, Thurston, Houdini, and more.
Charles Manson Christmas Ornament
‘Tis the season for obscene Christmas ornaments, and with the recent passing of America’s favorite madman cult leader, this seems appropriate.
Cemetery Dirt & Bone Keychain
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a keychain containing a small animal bone and actual dirt from an old cemetery.
For the taphophile in your life, these two books are Cult of Weird community favorites from this year’s morbid must-reads:
199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die
A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world’s most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents.
Understanding Cemetery Symbols
While wandering around those cemeteries, this guide will help your favorite taphophiliac decipher the meaning of the symbolism found on gravestones.
Memento Mori Gothic Death Candles
Ponder mortality with these ivory pillar candles featuring vintage memento mori imagery.
Bone Appetit Skeletal Dinner Plates
Dine with the dead with a set of four ceramic 9-inch dinner plates emblazoned with skeletal human remains.
Mourning Eye Onyx Necklace
This talisman from Bloodmilk Jewels features a sterling silver eye with an onxy tear for comfort and protection.
Please Go Die Insult Teacup
Speak your mind with a fancy insult teacup and saucer from Miss Havisham’s Curiosities.
A Thousand Creeping Things
This collection of 18 short tales of the “fantastic, terrifying, and just plain weird” by author Collin Landis is the perfect addition to bookshelf of weird fiction fans.
It was dead when we met! These keychains from Asylum Artwork are the perfect stocking stuffers for the ethical taxidermist or roadkill enthusiast in your life.
Cauldron Bath Bombs
Handmade bath bombs from The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor, made with natural ingredients and include small keepsakes inside.
This Baphomet mug was designed Matthew Murray of The Black Veil Studio for The Satanic Temple.
Handmade to order by The Small Beast, the Stardust Ring features a highly textured, hand-carved sterling silver ring with 3 raw Herkimer diamonds held in claw settings.
Tarot and Oracle Card Bundle
Animalis Os Fortuna tarot deck and Azúcar Bone Oracle deck with companion books featuring original artwork by Megan Weber of Zaheroux.
A sterling silver twig pentacle on antiqued chain from Burial Ground.
Ride or Die Pin
Ride or Die cloisonné pin featuring a witch riding a goat by Salem, MA artist Bill Crisafi.
Wisdom Art Print
Gallery-quality giclée print of “Wisdom,” an original ballpoint open and gold leaf work by artist Rebecca Yanovskaya.
Deaths Head Moth Pendant
Mortuus pendant with magical garnets in the wings from Bloody Mary Metal.
These small bat figurines from The Bleep Bloop Shop would make the perfect addition to the gothic Christmas tree this year.
Articulated Bullfrog Skeleton
A genuine articulated bullfrog skeleton in display case from Hammer and Bone.
“Self Portrait” by Crystal Lee Lucas
This is one of many beautiful and haunting works by Crystal Lee Lucas available on her website.
Framed Spider Web
A real preserved spider web in a black oval frame from Half Embalmed.
Plush Bunny with Removable Organs
Giblets the white plush bunny holds it’s own brain, and opens up so you can remove other organs. Best stocking stuffer ever.
Go to Hell! Board Game
Try to avoid Heaven as you navigate Dante through the 7 deadly sins in a race to the 9th circle of Hell.
Heilung Live at Castlefest
Download the full live performance of neofolk band Heilung’s hypnotic live debut at Castlefest 2017.
Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without Krampus:
An adorable Krampus for your Christmas tree, complete with a switches for punishing anyone who’s been naughty.
Naughty or Nice? Krampus Soap
These “anti-claus” stocking stuffers are made with 100% coconut oil and come in two different scents: Fjord and Glogg.
Illuminate your Christmas festivities with these Mulled Wine-scented soy candles from Heathen Wax Works featuring the beloved Christmas devil himself.
Gruss vom Krampus Throw Pillow
Red and black Krampus throw pillow inspired by vintage Gruss vom Krampus postcards.
Need more weird gift ideas?
Take a look at gift guides from previous years for inspiration:
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