Holiday Shopping Guide 2015

November 18, 2015
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If you’ve managed to trick Big Guns Up The Chimney that you’ve actually been “good” this year, look no further: We’ve got all the loot you could want. Turn on your internet-access device and settle next to the fire, since this gift guide is chock full of all the necessities (for winter and beyond) designed to fit your budget and your style. Believe us, with these hot new items, you’ll sleigh.


($45-$75; arnarclothing.storenvy.com)
Grab your new favorite hoodie today. Don’t see what you like on their website? You can design your own. Custom pockets and bottom accents available in all sizes and styles.


Free Tilly ($18.99; petacatalog.com)
Keep the pressure on SeaWorld and let them know to “Free Tilly” by wearing this comfy long sleeve tee.


Coffin T-shirt ($12.98; victorymerch.com)
Indiana pop-punkers ForeverAtLast just
released their new album Ghosts Again, and now’s
your time to stylishly show your support with this
coffin-fronted tee. See why AP named them one of “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2015!”


The Devil Wears Prada Buffalo Flannel ($35; tdwpstore.com)
Don’t let hipsters have all the fun! Rock this flannel and show them how it’s done. Limited quantities available.


American Rebel Leather Jacket
($595; afflictionclothing.com)
Able to withstand the rigors of the pit,
this jacket is perfect for the mischief and
mayhem of even the most brutal metal show.
Release your inner rebel.


Fast Times Jacket ($595)
Live fast with this fringe-sleeved, authentic leather jacket. With a moto fit and embroidered back patch, this is a fresh approach to a retro favorite.


Rise Records Pullover Hoodie
($28; riserecordsstore.com)
Bundle up this winter with a Rise Records pullover hoodie. They’re so soft and cozy, you’ll want to wear yours every day!


Shoot Selfies, Not Animals ($16.99; merchnow.com)
Show your stance on hunting with this shirt. Gives yourself the option to “Shoot Selfies, Not Animals.”


Sacred Geometry Baseball Tee ($25; ouderspace.com)
Sacred geometry is tight, and so is this two-tone baseball tee. Warning: Don’t stare too deeply, you may fall in.


Support Local Music
Holiday Sweatshirt ($39.99; arnarclothing.storenvy.com )
Get your priorities straight this holiday season with this Christmas-themed “Support Local Music” sweatshirt. It might not win you first prize at a Christmas sweater party, but it will definitely keep you warm and let everyone know what’s important to you. Receive $10 off with discount code “FilthyAnimal” at checkout. 


Continents Reprisal Hoodie ($29.98; victorymerch.com)
Stay warm and look cool with this hooded Continents sweatshirt. With artwork from the album cover on the front and a giant Old English ‘C’ on the back, you can show your support for the South Wales hardcore band all season long. Available in sizes up to 2XL.


Choose Your Color Holiday Sweater Crewneck ($24.99; vanswarpedtour.com/store, available on “Black Friday” Nov. 27)
This Gildan Heavy Blend, super-soft (50% cotton/50% polyester blend) crewneck comes in a standard fit with a banded bottom. Choose from white, charcoal, red or green. Classic holiday motifs to please your relatives, classic Vans Warped Tour logo to please you!


Issues Seal Cardigan
($45; store.issuesrock.com)
Dressed up or down, this cardigan will quickly become your go-to wardrobe piece. Keep it smart with an official seal from your favorite band: Issues! 


Lawrence Beanie
($22; neffheadwear.com)
A toasty, workwear-inspired beanie perfect for keeping the shivers away.


Ramones Winter Scarf
($31.99; rockabilia.com)
Ramones Pom Beanie ($31.99)
What’s black and white and punk all over? This brand new matching winter accessory set from the Ramones.


Rise Records Beanie ($12; riserecordsstore.com)
Nobody likes a cold head. Keep yours warm with a Rise Records beanie! Available in black, this beanie features a Rise Records logo patch and is a must on those cold winter days!


Funko Star Wars Pop! Chrome
Darth Vader Bobble-Head
($15; hottopic.com)
Yep, this chrome-plated Darth Vader bobble-head from Funko is yet another Hot Topic Pop! vinyl exclusive. (Cue heavy breathing.)


A Day To Remember Snapback Hat ($24.98; victorymerch.com)
Get your head wrapped around this classy, snapback A Day To Remember hat. It goes with everything!


Stressed Out Backpack ($30; store.twentyonepilots.com)
Based off the one worn in the “Stressed Out” music video from the latest Twenty One Pilots album, Blurryface, this backpack can now be yours!


Interstellar Orbiter
($225; earthquakerdevices.com)
Designed by turntablist Kid Koala, this is a knob-twiddler’s dream! Free your mind and experiment with the near limitless possibilities of the Orbiter. All analog, true bypass and handmade one at a time, part by part, knob by knob, wire by damn wire in the fiery town of Akron, Ohio. Completed with artwork drawn by Kid Koala himself.


Kaos Softwear Silicone Earskins
($4.50 – $10 each)
Super-comfortable and flexible implant-grade silicone eyelets in a wide variety of colors and sizes.


Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Hoodie ($59.50 – $63.50; hottopic.com )
Who’s got the power? The First Order, that’s who. And this full-zip First Order Stormtrooper hoodie looks just like the real thing. You’ll be warm and stylish as you stand in line for the midnight showing of Episode VII: The Force Awakens.


Vans Sk8-Hi (Wheat) ($64.99; Purchase in stores or online at journeys.com (Stock #498808))
This understated Journeys exclusive is stylish enough for meeting up with family for those holiday get-togethers, and more than tough enough to handle the show afterwards. It’s always a good time when you are OTW.


Converse All Star Hi (Joker) ($59.99, Stock #399293)
Even Batman will be braving mall crowds this holiday season to track down these Joker All Stars. A graphic representation of the legendary villain, this design looks like it was ripped from the graffiti’d walls of Gotham City. Grab these kicks and unleash your true self!


Macbeth X Alternative Press Studio Project
($65; zappos.com)
Classic black with contrasting red laces and white Skully, the Macbeth x Alternative Press Studio Project shoe is constructed of premium vegan leather using water-based adhesives, making it good for the earth and better for your feet.


($10.35; Buy at Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, ULTA)
Splat is a semi-permanent hair dye that lasts up to six weeks and is available in 15 vibrant colors. Ombré, two-tone or all-over color, with Splat—the No. 1 selling vibrant hair color in the world—the possibilities are endless. Visit splathaircolor.com to be inspired, or follow them
(@splatrebellioushaircolor) on Instagram.


Never Shout Never 2015 Holiday Bundle (includes all three items, $24.98; store.nevershoutnever.com)
Keep warm with Never Shout Never. The limited-edition tumbler will keep your favorite beverage toasty, while the Black Cat kneesocks will keep out the winter chill. The bonus pine-scented air freshener will make anywhere smell like the holidays–even your locker.


Gorilla Glass Iridescent Eclipse Weights
($179.95 (pair); bodyartforms.com)
Beautiful handcrafted linear striped dichroic glass weights for stretched lobes.


Sleeping With Sirens Warm Up Joggers
($35; swsstore.com)
Whether or not you tour as much as Sleeping With Sirens, you need something to kick back and relax in. Made with lightweight French terry fabric, these joggers are super-comfy. Did someone say, “treat yo’self?”


Sessions MH510 ($99; cadaudio.com)
The AP-trusted Sessions HT510 put professional quality in your hands and over your ears! Available in a variety of colors, these headphones deliver extended lows, smoother mids and life-like highs to capture the emotive timbres of your favorite vocalists. For the artist in all of us, Sessions beg for you to experience every track at concert-level sound.


Poly Lock Strap ($24.99; ernieball.com)
Patent-pending design makes it easy to securely attach the strap to your electric guitar or bass, without the need for modification or bulky hardware. Simply fasten your Ernie Ball Poly Lock Strap to the existing strap buttons on virtually any electric guitar or bass and you’re set to shred.


St. Vincent Signature Guitar ($1899; music-man.com)
Designed by Grammy award-winning musician and guitarist St. Vincent with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, this unique electric guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style. Features include an African mahogany body, custom Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, all-rosewood neck with 22 frets, 3 Mini Humbucking pickups and a 5-way switch. The St. Vincent signature is available in high gloss black or a custom Vincent Blue finish. All models are set up with Ernie Ball 10-46 Slinky strings.


Producer Bundle II ($249; joeysturgistones.com)
A collection of seven powerful audio plugins for simplifying music production. Joey Sturgis has designed these plugins with musicians, producers and engineers in mind to speed up the creative process and inspire great results.


Drop of Nitro Pack ($195; lacemusic.com)
The Drop of Nitro set combines a Drop & Gain bridge pickup with a Nitro Hemi neck pickup. This combination is very popular among several players on the Lace artist roster, offering bold and thick neck pickup tones and searing, tight bridge pickup tones, while maintaining high output and a balanced, but versatile EQ curve. If you want to play louder and heavier than everyone else, this is the place to start.


Better Series ($1395; sjcdrums.com)
Built with durability in mind, this kit will withstand the harsh conditions of life on the road and makes you look good doing it. Features our most durable finish ever and brass hardware to make you stand out from the crowd. As low as $123 a month!


Vocal Suite Plugin ($149.99; changovocalsuite.com)
Get a professional vocal sound with six FX built into one unit. As heard on records by AP favorites as Memphis May Fire (Matty Mullins), Sleeping With Sirens (Kellin Quinn) andSlaves (Jonny Craig).


Zoe ($99; cadaudio.com)
A near-universal plug-and-play solution for all creative types. Whether you’re an avid social gamer, bedroom singer-songwriter, podcaster, YouTuber or novice DJ, this USB microphone vividly reproduces audio with finesse and custom flair. Equipped with TrakMix™, Zoe delivers precision headphone monitoring while maintaining a sleek profile.


NashVegas (Classic Black) ($499; deanguitars.com)
Perfect for performances onstage or in the studio, the Dean NashVegas series comes in multiple colors, including flame maple tops. Features DMT Series humbuckers, Grover tuners, push/pull volume and tone, and a vintage hardtail bridge.
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