2018 Cult of Weird Holiday Gift Guide

By on November 23, 2018

Joy to the weird! Morbid gifts for that special stiff on your Christmas shopping list.
2018 Cult of Weird holiday gift guide

The Cult of Weird holiday gift guide has returned for its fifth year to fill your stockings with Christmas curiosities and holiday atrocities sure to summon Krampus straight to your door.

Keep the creep in Christmas with this collection of macabre handcrafted art, antiques, and other ghoulish goodies from some of my favorite purveyors of weird and wonder.

Merry Cultmas!

NOTE: Many of these items are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind, so they may not be available long.

Forest Wall Plaque

Forest wall plaque
A plaque featuring an enchanting dark forest with a moon of moonstone or labradorite. Meticulously handcrafted with magical intent for love, courage, and protection.
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2019 Witches’ Calendar

Llewellyn's 2019 Witches' Calendar
Llewellyn’s 2019 Witches’ Calendar features magical wisdom, astrological data, and Witch’s holidays with original scratchboard illustrations by Kathleen Edwards.
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Stupid Deaths Game

Stupid Deaths game
Charles Darwin was right. He proved that only the fittest survive. This game celebrates the stupidest deaths over the centuries, and brings out players’ darker sense of humor.
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Ouija Pin

Ouija board pin
Silver Ouija pin with sliding planchette
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Catacombs Diorama

Catacombs diorama
Miniature diorama of catacombs inspired by the macabre crypts of the Capuchin monks and Sedlec ossuary. Handmade by History Bones artist by Lee Harper.
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Book of Hell

Book of Hell
Explore 3,000 years of Hell from the shadowy Sheol to Hades, Dante’s nine circles of Hell and more in this complete history of eternal damnation.
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Looking for books? Find some new morbid must-reads right here.

Ursula Pendant

Ursula by Black Sheep Jewelry
A large Amethyst cluster with clear Quartz crystals and hand-sculpted copper tentacles from Black Sheep Jewelry.
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Strychnine Poison Mug

Strychnine poison mug
Have a nice cup of strychnine with this mug from Phantasmagoria.
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Krampus Ornaments

Krampus ornaments
Set of 3 handmade kitsch Krampus ornaments.
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Ed Gein Bobble Head

Ed Gein bobble head
Limited edition hand-painted “Bloody Bobbler” of Wisconsin serial killer and grave robber Ed Gein.
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We Are the Weirdos Candle

We are the weirdos candle by SickWix
We Are the Weirdos, Mister horror handcrafted horror candle by SickWix.
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Human Hair Grave Scene

Victorian mourning human hair work
Victorian mourning inspired grave scene made with real human hair.
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Secret Society Pendant

Secret Society pendant
Antique-finished sterling silver all seeing eye pendant inspired by the symbolism and relics of secret societies.
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Skull Garden Stones

Skull garden stones
Life size, realistic skull stones cast from gypsum.
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Antique Coffin Puzzle Box

Antique coffin puzzle box
Miniature mid-19th century coffin box from Roses & Rue Antiques.
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Witchy Cat Coasters

Witchy cat coasters
Laser-cut, hand finished cat coasters with stars, moon and pentagram.
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Black Heart

Black Heart pendant from Hibernacula
Anatomical heart pendant of bronze or sterling silver with black quartz stone.
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Hot Rod Hearse T-shirt

Hot rod hearse t-shirt from Dead Sled Brand
A Rat Fink style skeleton drives a hot rod ’58 Cadillac on this t-shirt from Dead Sled Brand.
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Insect Curio Box

Insect curio box
Kickstart a wunderkammer curiosity collection with this this insect curio box from The Evolution Store.
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Bates Motel Model Kit

Miniature Bates Motel model kit
Build your own miniature Bates Motel with this wooden model kit.
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Bermuda Triangle Poster

Bermuda Triangle poster from Maiden Voyage
Glow-in-the-dark Bermuda Triangle travel poster from Maiden Voyage.
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Mounted Waterbuck Horns

Antique waterbuck horns
Antique waterbuck horns mounted on a wood shield.
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Spiderweb Garnet Ring

Spiderweb garnet ring
Sterling silver spiderweb ring with garnet handmade by Black Dust Jewellery.
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Jim Jones Mug

Jim Jones mug
How else would you drink your Kool-Aid?
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Planchette Enamel Pin

Ouija planchette enamel pin
Glow in the dark Ouija planchette pin by artist Jessi Hardesty.
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Bray Road Beast Documentary

Bray Road Beast DVD by Small Town Monsters
The latest film from Small Town Monsters explores the bizarre true events surrounding werewolf sightings on Bray Road in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
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At Rest Coffin Pillow

At Rest coffin pillow
Black damask coffin-shaped throw pillow with embroidered “At Rest” coffin plaque.
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Calamityware Ornaments

Calamityware Ornaments
Decorate your tree with giant attacking robots, sea monsters, UFO invasions, frog plagues, zombie poodles, and more with these unique ornaments from artist Don Moyer.
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Lamprey in a Jar

Lamprey wet specimen
Lamprey wet specimens from Mz. Jones’ Curiosities.
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Circus Sideshow Lampshade

Circus sideshow lampshade
Lampshade featuring vintage circus sideshow advertisements.
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Iron Maiden

Ceramic Iron Maiden figure
Ceramic Iron Maiden figure inspired by the toryure device on display at the Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.
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Vine Moonstone Bracelet

Twig and vine moonstone bracelet
Bracelet with sterling silver cradling a moonstone cabochon.
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The Man From the Train

The Man from the Train
Bill James examines a series of seemingly unconnected axe murders across the country between 1898 to 1912 and makes a startling discovery: The murders were all committed by the same person, and he uncovered the identity of one of the deadliest serial killers in America.
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Looking for books? Find some new morbid must-reads right here.

Gothic Macabre Candles

Gothic macabre memento mori candles
A set of 4 vanilla-scented gothic candles with vintage memento mori illustrations.
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Antique Poppy Engraving

Antique poppy engraving
Antique French hand-colored engraving from the 1860s of a woman using poppy seeds to put giant anthropomorphic bugs to sleep.
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Mourning Locket

Mourning locket by Seance Perfumes
Mourning locket from Seance Perfumes with Memento Mori scent.
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Mystery of the Exploding Teeth

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of Medicine
This wryly humorous collection of stories about bizarre medical treatments and cases offers a unique portrait of a bygone era in all its jaw-dropping weirdness.
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Life Cycle Art Print

Life Cycle by Jason Limon
Life Cycle fine art print by Jason Limon.
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Coffin Bath Tray

Coffin bath tray
Coffin-shaped handmade birchwood bath tray.
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Brain Bell Jar

Brain bell jar
Miniature resin brain in a glass dome tribute to the greatest literary and cinematic cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
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19th Century Candelabras

19th century gothic candelabras
A pair of original Gothic Revival candelabras from the 1800s.
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Living Buddhas

Living Buddhas
This book explores the esoteric self-mummification tradition of monks in Northern Japan who starve themselves, bury themselves alive, and meditate until death.
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Specimen Ring

Insect specimen ring
Preserved jewel beetle specimen in a decorative floral setting.
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Serial Killer Coloring Book

Serial Killer coloring book
Bring 37 serial killers to life in this unique adult coloring book.
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Evil Eye Witch Hand Pin

Evil eye witch hand pin
Ward off negative energy with these witchy inspired enamel pins.
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666mas Ugly Christmas Sweater

Merry 666mas ugly Christmas sweater
Merry 666mas Christmas sweater with skulls, upside down crosses, and a reindeer in a pentagram.
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Haunted Holiday Stocking

Haunted holiday stocking
Spooky Christmas stocking to adorn your haunted hearth.
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UFO Blanket

UFO blanket
Blanket featuring drawings of UFO sightings.
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Born to Be Posthumous

Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey’s wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth.
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Elongated Mummy Skull

Peruvian elongated mummy skull
Genuine elongated skull dating back to 800-100BCE from the Peruvian Paracas culture.
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Need more weird gift ideas?

Take a look at gift guides from previous years for inspiration:

Share your weird Christmas with us! Throw a Santa hat on something strange and tag your photo #MerryCultmas.

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