Cult of Weird Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Find the perfect gift to warm the cold, dead heart of that special someone on Christmas mourning.
The holiday season has reared it’s ugly head and, as Gomez Addams says, “Suddenly I have a dreadful urge to be merry.” That means it’s time to dig up some weird gift ideas from some of my favorite purveyors of fine oddities.
This Christmas, give the gift of WTF.
Preserved Octopus Wet Specimen
Ethically-sourced baby octopi in specimen jars from Half Embalmed.
Plush Bigfoot Buddy
These unique, handmade stuffed Bigfoot Buddies debuted this October at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference.
Christmas Scented Krampus Candles
Iced Vanilla, Mulled Wine, and Cinnamon scented Krampus holiday candles from Divine Excess.
Ghostland by Colin Dickey
Ghostland is a haunted roadtrip through history by way of America’s most notoriously dark places, where the spirits of the past refuse to rest.
Ouija Board Solid Bubble Bath
Patchouli, lime, teakwood and black pepper-scented Ouija board bubble bath bar with cocoa butter planchette.
Corpse Paint Nativity
Ceramic thrift store nativity figures desecrated with corpse paint.
Beeswax Feline Skull Candle
All-natural beeswax feline skull candle cast from real bone.
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs, author of the enchantingly odd series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, expands on the bizarre mythos he’s dreamed up with a new installment of stories from the secret history of the peculiar world.
Ed Gein Christmas Ornament
Custom made plastic Christmas tree bauble featuring Ed Gein from the great Pandora’s Box.
Framed Victorian Mourning Coffin Plaque
Antique framed silver coffin plaque inscribed with the words “Our Mother.”
The Victorian Book of the Dead
Victorian-era dead and mourning traditions, ghost stories, premature burials, post-mortem photography, and bizarre tales unearthed from newspapers and journals from the 19th century.
The Door in the Dark T-shirt
T-shirt from Black Veil Studio featuring a planchette and ghostly hands.
Bigfoot Plaster Footprint Cast
From the International Cryptozoology Museum, a copy of the footprint found at the site of the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film shot on October 20, 1967 at Bluff Creek, CA.
Addams Family Print by Cait May
11″x17″ print of original Addams Family illustration by Baltimore artist Cait May.
Cabinet of Curiosities
A beginner’s guide to creating your own cabinet of curiosities, from finding and identifying specimens to preserving and mounting them for display.
Hail Santa Greeting Card
Hail Santa, the Christmas card of the beast. Original artwork drawn and screenprinted by artist Adrienne Rozzi of Poison Apple Printshop.
Hearse Drivers Union T-shirt
Become a card-carrying member of the Hearse Drivers Union with this t-shirt from Dead Sled Brand.
You can never have too many tentacles in your home. This antiqued brass metal octopus from Loved to Death holds 5 pillar candles.
More Weird Books
For the macabre bibliophile on your shopping list, here are this year’s morbid must-reads. You can also find more popular books on death and oddities here, here, and here.
Need more weird gift ideas?
Take a look at gift guides from previous years for inspiration:
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