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Deals! Sales! Limited-time offers! Big, flashy advertisements everywhere you go! It really is the most magical time of the year. To help you wade your way through retail’s busiest season, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for the music, film, and pop-culture-loving person in your life.
From books to Blu-rays, tech to live experiences, these goodies will help you win the unspoken “best gift giver” award this holiday season. Better yet, pick up a few of these for yourself – you deserve it. ‘Tis the season to click through gift guides and inspire your own wishlist, eh?
Then, truly treat yourself by checking out the Consequence shop to score deals on wearables, CBD products, and more. And if you’re looking for vinyl-specific ideas, head over to our vinyl gift guide for even more inspiration.
Check out the full gift guide below.
Ukiah Tailgater II ($599): Backyard parties don’t need to stop once it gets cold. The Ukiah Tailgater II allows you to bring a portable fire pit wherever you please, and with two bumping built-in speakers and a subwoofer, you can connect wirelessly and listen to your favorite music with high quality sound. The Tailgater II also features a “Beat to Music” mode, which matches the flames to the beat of any song with patented “reactive flame technology.” With an over 30-hour charge and electric starter, the Tailgater II brings the bonfire — and the bops. Warm up your holiday season via Ukiah’s website here.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 007 Edition Headphones ($799): If you’re shopping around for headphones, you’ve probably already clicked through a dozen gift guides — but you can stop your search here, because you’re not going to do better in terms of performance than these ones made by Bowers & Wilkins. In collaboration with the 60th Anniversary of James Bond, the British audio brand has launched a bespoke version of its immaculate Px8 wireless headphones. The Px8 007 Edition features a Midnight Blue finish inspired by the dinner jacket worn by Bond in his first-ever onscreen appearance in 1962’s Dr. No, uniting two icons of British style and performance. Most importantly, they sound so damn good that you’ll never switch brands again. Pick up a pair of the Px8 007 Edition headphones here.
Sonos Sub Mini ($429): You don’t need an extensive speaker set up to be immersed in high-quality sound. With the Sonos Sub Mini, possess the power and impact of any speaker without taking up too much space. Featuring dual 6” woofers and Class-D digital amplifiers, the compact Sub Mini will make instrumentals hit even harder in your favorite song, while also creating a theater-esque experience anytime you put on a movie. Connect wirelessly to feel and hear the difference without any buzzing or rattling to ruin your listening experience. Add more life to your soundsystem via Sonos’ website here.
Sonos One SL ($159): Whether it be your favorite album or a new audiobook, why not listen to it with the best quality sound possible? Opt for the Sonos One SL to achieve this and fill any room with a defined and enveloping listening experience. With Sonos’ Trueplay Tuning, the One SL tune itself based around its surroundings to give you the best sound possible. Even more compact than the Sub Mini, the One SL can be placed anywhere to provide crisp audio without having to sacrifice space. Connect wirelessly and hear the difference immediately. Make the music lover in your life happy this holiday season by visiting Sonos’ website here or on Amazon here.
U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable ($199-$499): Whether you’re looking for your first turntable or looking to upgrade from your suitcase-player, U-Turn’s line of Orbit turntables offer premium, audiophile-quality record players without the astronomical price tag. Starting as low as $199 for their basic model, our favorite would have to be the Orbit Special. With a beautiful hardwood base, an acrylic platter, and a precise tonearm complete with an adjustable counterweight and cue lever, the Orbit Special matches the quality of turntables for beyond its $499 price tag. Available with or without a built-in preamp, check out all of the customization options and pick one up here.
Fender Hammertone Pedals ($79.99-$99.99): Fender’s Hammertone Pedal series might just be the perfect gift for the aspiring shoegazer in your life. Featuring effects ranging from classic reverb to dirty overdrive and beyond, the Hammertone pedals offer big sounds in compact packages. Particularly fun to play around with is the Space Delay, allowing you to achieve the warm, bright tape warbles to lay down backing tracks, create ambient soundscapes, or detailed textures. Check out the Space Delay and the rest of the Hammertone line at Fender’s webstore or on Amazon.
Sixthman Digital Gift Card ($20-$1000): For the avid festival-goer in your life, help them level up their live music experience with Sixthman, known for their fully immersive festivals at sea like Cayamo (featuring Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird, Trampled by Turtles, and more). Make sure to check out the killer holiday promotions running through the end of year; Sixthman is offering cabins for only $100 down per person for all Fall 2023 events, and 0% APR* with Uplift is available for Spring 2023 dates. Unsure of the exact cruise your giftee wants to embark on? You’ll love the flexibility of their digital gift cards, which can be used for reservations, cruise credit toward drinks, and more. With a stellar lineup of festivals already set for 2023, now’s the time to act to send your friends and family on the trip of a lifetime. Visit Sixthman’s website here.
Concert Tickets (Prices Vary): Give the gift of concert tickets this holiday season — and land a BOGO deal while you’re at it. Now through December 6th, you can get 2 for 1 concert tickets through Live Nation. The offer covers shows from Morrissey, Crowded House, Judas Priest, Modest Mouse, Suede, Rina Sawayama, Big Thief, Dropkick Murphys, Portugal. the Man, Yes, Dinosaur Jr., ZZ Top, Foals, Yungblud, Manic Street Preachers, Allman Family Revival, The Lemonheads, The Offspring, Neko Case, Bartees Strange, Stars, Chromeo, Jeff Rosenstock, Joyce Manor, Soccer Mommy, and tons more. Comedians like John Mulaney, Bill Burr, Impractical Jokers, Chelsea Handler, Lewis Black, and Wanda Sykes are also included in the deal. Grab tickets via Live Nation here.
Lightscape at Brooklyn Botanic ($20-$40): Light up your family and friends’ holiday season with tickets to Lightscape at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Running until January 8th, Lightscape is an immersive walk through the illuminated trails of the Gardens brought to life with over a million lights. From sculptures to water-based designs, Lightscape provides an array of installations as you make your way through the trail. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 3-12, while children 2 and under enter for free. Brighten your holiday season by going to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s website here.
The Punk Rock Museum tickets (Starting at $100): The story of punk rock is, well, punk rock. That’s to say it’s messy, hard to pin down, and nobody really agrees on all the facts. Luckily, to help clear the air a little, The Punk Rock Museum has come to Las Vegas, Nevada. Officially opening its doors on January 13th 2023, the site looks to celebrate the now 45+ years of rock and roll’s even more rebellious little brother. Be among the first to see it, with presale bundles starting at $100. Check out the packages and purchase tickets here.
Consequence Shop’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale ($3.49-$149.99): We here at Consequence couldn’t let all the deals come and go without getting in on the action ourselves. Now through November 28th, get up to 50% off storewide at the Consequence shop. That includes our exclusive merch, Flower Lab products, accessories, and more. Learn all about the offers here, then make sure to head over to the shop to take full advantage of the sales.
Top Gun: Maverick Limited-Edition Steelbook ($63.99): Top Gun: Maverick took the summer by storm, becoming one of 2022’s most exciting blockbusters. A limited edition steelbook of the Tom Cruise action flick will thrill the Top Gun fan in your household; grab it via Amazon.
The Godfather Trilogy [Blu-ray] ($26.82): What better way to spend the holidays than by binge-watching The Godfather trilogy? Embark on Francis Ford Coppola’s quintessential mafia epic with this epic 50th anniversary Blu-ray set, with a remastering and restoration in 4K UHD. The Godfather trilogy pack can be purchased via Amazon.
Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection ($54.67): With cinema’s favorite professor of archeology set to return next year, now’s the best time to revisit Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ acclaimed adventure franchise. With remastered versions of the four Indiana Jones films’ original theatrical releases, this special collection also includes seven hours of special features, interviews with members of the casts, and other behind the scenes clips from the making of the films. Finally, there’s a fold-out map and an original recreation of the iconic poster. Add this set to your cart on Amazon.
Lush x Stranger Things Hellfire Club Bathing Duo ($20): Lush has launched a limited edition collaboration with Stranger Things, teaming up for two exclusive bath bombs. The Hellfire Club Bathing Duo includes two limited edition handmade bath bombs based on some of Season 4’s most popular motifs, as well as two collectible playing cards compatible with the Dungeons and Dragons game played in the show. It’s sold out online, but still available in select stores.
Monkey Shoulder’s Monkey Musk eau de parfum ($30): For the whisky lover and/or Community fan in your life, satisfy the sense of smell with Monkey Musk. The distillery has teamed up with Joel McHale to promote the fragrance, which includes a redeemable code for a bottle of the eau de parfum’s inspiration. The citrus, vanilla, honey and spiced oak aroma stems from Monkey Shoulder’s blended malt scotch, making it perfect for the chilly season. Pick up a bottle on Monkey Shoulder’s official site here.
Glossier x Olivia Rodrigo ($20-$60): Get ready to be the coolest relative ever when you gift the teen in your life something from this Olivia Rodrigo-curated makeup collection. From concealer and bronzer to a limited edition lavender hoodie, Rodrigo’s favorites pair well with Sour on repeat. Shop the collection via Glossier’s website.
MAC Cosmetics x Black Panther 2 ($23-$44): MAC Cosmetics has launched another must-have pop culture collection, this time teaming up with Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for a series of 18 bold products. Shop the capsule collection via MAC’s site here.
Kool Karz NHL Zamboni Ride-On Toy ($349.99): Be honest, if you spent any time at an ice rink as a kid, you were obsessed with the zamboni. Well, here’s your chance to pay it forward and provide a child in your life with the experience you always wished you had: riding your very own zamboni. With a real horn and simulated sounds of the ice, any rider will find themselves fully immersed in the wild world of zamboni. It also gives you the excuse to repeatedly say “zamboni,” which, really, is priceless. Check out the toy here.
Gourmet Food and Alcohol Gifts:
Funny Face Bakery Pop Culture Cookies (Starting at $11.00): Bored of the standard holiday cookies? Funny Face Bakery is here to help. Featuring a line of pop-culture referencing frosted sugar cookies, Funny Face Bakery’s treats are the perfect way to take your family get together, office holiday party, or ugly sweater contest to the next level. Peruse all they have to offer here.
Nick’s x Minecraft ($9.99-$127.87): For those who love Minecraft (read: every kid that you know) or are just looking for a keto-friendly sweet treat, give the gift of Nick’s. With roughly 4-5 carbs per pint and no added sugar, Nick’s Minecraft-themed ice cream comes in four different flavors: Cake Blocka, Enchanted Äpple Pie, Emerald Minta, and Peanöt Choklad Glowdust. Try them individually or get one of the many Minecraft-themed bundles, ranging from the Iron Bundle to the Adventurer’s Treasure Chest. You can pick up these low calorie dessert options at Nick’s website here.
Oakland Coffee Kerplunk Hoodie New Subscriber Bundle ($79.99): The Green Day-founded Oakland Coffee has plenty of gifting options this holiday, but nothing will top the Kerplunk Hoodie New Subscriber bundle. It includes a snazzy sweatshirt based off of the band’s sophomore album, sticker sheet, welcome envelope for new subscribers, and a choice of a recurring coffee shipment. The bundle also includes one bag each of Father of All Dark Roasts and Guapa Chiapas (whole bean), two bags of Father of All Dark Roasts (ground), and one box each of Soundcheck 10 Count and Father of All Dark Roasts (single serve). Pick it up via Oakland Coffee’s official site here.
Avaline Holiday Collection ($175): Not sure what bottle of wine to get this holiday season? Play it safe and add Avaline’s Holiday Collection to your list. Co-founded by Cameron Diaz, Avaline separates itself from its contemporaries by using organic grapes and saying no to unwanted additives. The Holiday Collection features six limited-edition wines, all from different parts of the world. Fill up someone’s glass this holiday by visiting Avaline’s site here.
Dos Hombres Mezcal ($65-$349): While the Breaking Bad universe may have come to an end this summer, keep the spirit of the show alive with the gift of mezcal. Dos Hombres was founded by the show’s stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and this year, they’ve got a special Tobala mezcal on offer. Find a bottle near you via the Dos Hombres site.
Giro® X Fender® Axis™ Goggles ($190.00): Want to shred the slopes in as much style as you shred your stratocaster? Look no further than iconic guitar brand Fender’s new Axis ski goggles. Created in collaboration with Giro, the goggles take after the iconic look of surf green guitars and tweed straps. Make those ski hills sing with a pair of Fender and Giro’s Axis goggles. Learn more and pick them up here or on Amazon.
Happy Socks The Beatles 4-Pack Gift Set ($72.00): How do you turn an oft-lampooned stocking stuffer – socks – into a highlight of the season? Why, by slapping the iconic emblems of The Fab Four on them. Happy Socks’ Beatles four-pack gift se)t comes with two new printed styles and are made of organic combed cotton. Keep your feet warm while you walk across Abbey Road and pick up the pack here. Or snag the limited edition “Yellow Submarine” 6-pack via Amazon.
NIXON x Rolling Stones ($30-$1200): For music fans in search of a statement piece to complete their wardrobe, look no further than NIXON’s collaboration with the Rolling Stones. With an array of designs and color palettes featuring the band’s iconic tongue and lips logo, there’re plenty of options to help level up your watch game. From stainless steel to sentry leather, satisfy in style with the full collection at NIXON’s website here or via Amazon.
Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs ($28.95): Live shows offer some of the most fun, cherished experiences possible. What’s a whole lot less fun, however, is hearing damage. Take care of your ears with Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs. Discreet, high-quality, and reusable, the ear plugs don’t interfere with the concert-going experience – they just make sure you can enjoy the next one. Check them out via Amazon.
Miguel’s LoveS1C Capsule Collection from S1C ($69-$499): The LoveS1C capsule collection, a collaboration between R&B star Miguel and S1C, offers an array of shirts, jackets, hats, bottoms, and bags. With a distinct style, the collection will add flair to anyone’s wardrobe. Miguel described the collection as “a longing for the excitement of exploring ideas without expectation… stylistically, details that reflect a mix of late-90’s Los Angeles gang, punk, and party subcultures.” Spice up someone’s closet by visiting S1C’s website here.
GOLF WANG Jackets ($225-$300): While there’s sadly no new Tyler, the Creator album to add to the vinyl collection this year, you can still stay warm this winter with a jacket from the artist’s GOLF WANG collection. Choose between the GOLFMATIC WOOL BOMBER or the GRAND LOGO FUR DOWN to brave the elements in the style. The former comes in three colors and features embroidered logos on the front back, while the latter is a heavy weight coat with adjustable cuffs and a custom zipper coming in two colors. Pick up the bomber via the GOLF WANG site here and the fur down jacket here.
Adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic Jerseys ($190-$240): Thrill the hockey fan in your life with a retro jersey from their favorite team, courtesy of NHL and Adidas. In collaboration with all 32 teams, the collection calls back to unique historic moments in each Club’s history. From bold ’90s-esque stripes to revamped iconic logos, showing your team pride during the 2022-23 NHL® season is going to be a cinch. Jerseys for all 32 teams are available at adidas.com, NHLShop.com, and team stores.
The Cure – Pictures of You: Foreword by Robert Smith ($31.67): With over 30 years of unseen photos, The Cure – Pictures of You sees famed music photographer Tom Sheehan tell the story of the English band at various points of their career. From studio sessions to tour life, Pictures of You also includes Simon Goddard’s four-part biography of the band, as well as a foreword from the band’s frontman Robert Smith. You can pick up the book via Amazon.
God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys and the California Myth (26.99): God only knows where music would be without Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. Their influence is now undisputed and their story has been adapted many times. For one of the best accounts of the Beach Boys mythology, check out David Leaf’s God Only Knows: The Story of Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys and the California Myth. Originally published in 1978, the book was one of the first accounts to give the Wilsons and company the credit they so obviously deserve. Pick up a copy for yourself on Amazon.
Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks ($21.99): There are lots of music biographies out there, but few are as in-depth, intelligently written, and expertly researched as Mirror in the Sky: The Life and Music of Stevie Nicks. Penned by Simon Morrison, the book extends beyond a simple recap of the events, as it analyzes the songwriting craft of Nicks, places her within a greater artistic context of American folk and country, and dives deep into the archives to produce the most accurate account possible. Grab one for the Stevie Nicks fan in your life on Amazon.
Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story ($21.29): When you talk about the many titles of Bono, make sure you include the new Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story. The U2 frontman’s memoir takes readers through the remarkable life of one of music’s most recognizable renaissance men. Its 40 chapters are each named after U2 songs, and also includes 40 original drawings from, you guessed it, Bono himself. Pick up the artist’s memoir via Amazon.
From Hollywood with Love: The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of the Romantic Comedy ($15.79): In between binging your favorite cheesy holiday films, check out this deep dive on the romcom genre. Scott Meslow delves into the history of the romantic comedy and the household names it’s produced, from When Harry Met Sally to Crazy Rich Asians. Along with a detailed background, From Hollywood with Love also contains interviews from actors and directors, as well as sketches from iconic scenes from films within the genre. Grab the book on Amazon.
Lenny Kravtiz: The Formative Years, 1989-1993 ($331.74-$585.08): Before Lenny Kravitz became the figure he is today, there were The Formative Years. With a written introduction from Kravitz and a foreword from Mick Jagger, the photo story of the singer’s earlier work is brought to life by David Hindley. Produced in limited supply, The Formative Years comes in a collector’s and deluxe edition of Kravitz’s work during the period of 1989-1993. Act fast and pick up the book on Genesis Publication’s site here.