2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Have Vinyl and Box Sets

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With Black Friday just around the corner on November 25th, the busiest shopping season of the year will soon be in full force. For many in the music community, that means one thing: a license to spend far too much money on vinyl, CDs, and super deluxe, multi-LP, limited edition, hardbody box sets. To help those looking for physical copies of their favorite albums, we’ve compiled a holiday gift guide of must-have vinyl.

Whether you’re buying for your loved ones or taking the opportunity to beef up your own collection (hey, we’re not here to judge), we’ve got you covered with some of the hottest releases you’ll find in 2022. From the classics to modern favorites, here’s a guide for what to get your physical-media-obsessed audiophile friend.

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Check out the full gift guide below.

David Bowie – A Divine Symmetry 4 CD/1 Blu-Ray Box Set ($119.98): For the Bowie lover in your life, Parlophone Records’ A Divine Symmetry is the perfect gift. Compiled of Bowie sessions from during the Hunky Dory recording era, the four-CD, one Blu-Ray box set features a plethora of unreleased music from the time, as well as alternate mixes from tracks off of the 1971 album via producer Ken Scott. Beyond the music, the box set also includes two books, a hardback of memorabilia and photos as well as a replica composite of Bowie’s notebooks with lyrics, notes, and setlists. A Divine Symmetry can be found on the official David Bowie website here or via Amazon.

David Bowie Dive Symmetry box set
David Bowie Dive Symmetry box set

Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Series, Season 4 LP ($29.25): In case you haven’t been burned out by Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill,” you can play the 1985 hit from your record player this holiday season. The two-LP package for Netflix’s smash hit series serves as a best-of-the-80s compilation, featuring songs that scored iconic scenes in the show, such as Journey’s “Separate Ways” and Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.” You can add this vinyl to someone’s collection via Amazon.

Stranger Things Season Four Soundtrack LP
Stranger Things Season Four Soundtrack LP

George Michael – Older Super Deluxe Box Set ($104.11): Over 25 years after its initial release, the triple vinyl box set of Older features remastered versions of the late George Michael’s 1996 album. The set also includes Michael’s Upper for the first time on vinyl, five CDs, a collection of unseen photos, and The Story of Older, a short book detailing those involved in the project that helped make Older what it is. Grab it through Amazon.

George Michael Older box set
George Michael Older box set

Pink Floyd – Animals (2018 Remix) Deluxe Box Set ($99.98): Fans have been clambering for it for nearly half a decade, but the remastered version of Pink Floyd’s seminal Animals has finally seen the light of day. While it might not boast archival content like demos and live recordings the way the band’s previous deluxe reissues did, the new mix is coupled with 32-page art booklet, a CD copy, a DVD copy, a blu-ray copy, and a 180-gram heavyweight LP housed in a hardcover case. Whether it sounds perfect for your dad who lived through the ’70s or your teenage son who just discovered the band’s work, check it out at Pink Floyd’s official shop or via Amazon.

Pink Floyd Animals 2018 Remix Box Set
Pink Floyd Animals 2018 Remix Box Set

TOOL – Fear Inoculum 3LP ($64.98): Tool have never disappointed when it comes to theatrics, from their live shows to their highly conceptual compositions. This physical release is no different; complete with a two-sided poster, the metal act’s latest album is back in print as a three-LP set, and comes in a decked out triple gatefold with new artwork. You can pick it up via Tool’s webstore or via Amazon.

Tool Fear Inoculum 3LP
Tool Fear Inoculum 3LP

ABBA – Gold: Greatest Hits ($34.45): Please the “Dancing Queen” fanatic or “Mamma Mia” fan in your with ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits vinyl set. The two record set is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and features 19 of the Swedish supergroup’s best hits, ranging from fan favorites to iconic cuts like “Take a Chance on Me,” and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight).” You can pick it up on Amazon here.

Abba Gold Box Set
Abba Gold Box Set

The Human League – The Virgin Years [Colored Vinyl 5LP Box Set] ($125.89): This gorgeous box set features five albums, each with a unique color pressed vinyl that was selected by the band. From Dare’s turquoise color to the crystal clear vinyl of Romantic?, this set provides a thorough capsulation of the experimental UK outfit. You can grab it on Amazon.

Human League 5LP box set
Human League 5LP box set

Thursday – Full Collapse [21st Anniversary Edition] ($89.99): Emo is back, baby, and just in time for the 21st anniversary of Thursday’s Full Collapse. An iconic album of the genre, the new limited edition anniversary edition features the record spread over three 10-inch records, as well as a bonus seven-inch single of “Jet Black New Year” and a hardcover book of snapshots from the album’s creation. Feed your emotional side and check it out on Amazon.

Thursday Full Collapse Anniversary LP
Thursday Full Collapse Anniversary LP

Guns N’Roses – Use Your Illusion I & II ($124.98): Guns N’Roses fans can celebrate this holiday season accordingly with a limited edition remastered version of Use Your Illusion I & II on vinyl. With exclusive colored vinyls and zoetrape turntable mat, this set also features the track “November Rain” off UYI I, which includes a 50-piece orchestra. Pick up this combo at the official Guns N’Roses site here or via Amazon.

Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I and II LP set
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I and II LP set

Beastie Boys – Check Your Head Box Set ($124.98): Do you ever find yourself asking “so, whatcha want?” Well, the answer might very well be the newly repressed, four-LP deluxe edition of the Beastie Boys’ Check You Head. Featuring two bonus discs of live versions, B-sides, and remixes, the massive box set also happens to be housed within a hardcover, foil-stamped case. Check out all it has to offer and pick it up at Urban Legends’ webstore.

Bestie Boys Check You Head box set
Bestie Boys Check You Head box set

Spice Girls – Spiceworld 25 ($28.99): Bring back Spicemania this holiday season with the 25th anniversary LP of Spiceworld. Pressed on clear vinyl, this chart-topping records features some of the Spice Girls’ most successful singles like “Spice Up Your Life” and “Viva Forever,” as well as the beloved “Stop.” You can get the Spice Girls’ sophomore record at Amazon.

Spice Girls Spiceworld 25 LP
Spice Girls Spiceworld 25 LP

The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death [25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] ($99.40): Celebrate 25 years of one of hip-hop’s finest posthumous records with the super deluxe edition of Biggie’s Life After Death. With eight LPs and booklet featuring photos from the album’s cover shoot, liner notes from Sheldon Pearce, and thoughts from those who worked on the original album’s release, this box set is the perfect gift for the hip-hop head in your life. You can add it to your cart via Amazon.

Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Set
Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Set

Grateful Dead – In and Out of the Garden: Madison Square Garden ’81, ’82, ’83 [Live] ($179.98): After the release of Go To Heaven in 1980, Grateful Dead made their presence felt at Madison Square Garden for three straight years. With In and Out of the Garden, Deadheads can remember or experience this run over this limited CD set. With restored audio and special artwork crafted by Dave Van Patten, In and Out brings back the energy for all to feel. You can pick it up on the official Grateful Dead site here.

Grateful Dead live msg box set
Grateful Dead live msg box set

Depeche Mode – Playing The Angel | The 12″ Singles ($164.46): For Depeche Mode fans, this deluxe limited-edition set contains 12” singles from the electronic outfit’s 11th album, Playing the Angel. With the original releases of “Precious,” “A Pain That I’m Used To,” “Suffer Well,” “The Darkest Star,” and “John The Revelator / Lilian,” the set also features an array of remixes previously unheard. You can pick up the 10-disc box set on Amazon.

Depeche Mode Playing The Angel Singles Set
Depeche Mode Playing The Angel Singles Set

Harry Styles – Harry’s House Exclusive Colored Vinyl ($40.98): Take a step up from the standard version of Harry Styles’ third album and opt for either the exclusive orange or seaglass green editions of Harry’s House on vinyl. With hits like “As It Was” and “Music for a Sushi Restaurant,” combined with a vibrant colorway, it’s a no-brainer to add to your cart. You can purchase at the Harry Styles official site here, or get the yellow edition via Amazon.

Harry Styles Harry's House LP
Harry Styles Harry's House LP

Marina and the Diamonds – Electra Heart Platinum Blonde Edition ($53.43): Now ten years old, Marina and the Diamonds’ Electra Heart remains a staple of 2010s pop music, even finding success with a younger generation on TikTok. Diehard fans will love the “Platinum Blonde” version of Electra Heart, which is now available in magenta-colored vinyl. With a gatefold sleeve and an iridescent slip case, it’s a pressing worthy of representing tracks like “Primadonna” or “Bubblegum Bitch.” Grab it on Amazon.

MARINA Electra Heart platinum blonde LP
MARINA Electra Heart platinum blonde LP

The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 20th Anniversary Edition ($49.98): This 20th-anniversary CD box set features a whopping 100 tracks over 6 discs. In addition to the original album, you’ll find live shows, demos, complete EPs, radio sessions, and B-sides. Extra and a little over the top? Sure, but then again, it’s The Flaming Lips we’re talking about. Check it out in all of its glory at their official webstore, or get the vinyl version ($99.98) via Amazon.

Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots CD set
Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots CD set

Blondie – Against the Odds: 1974-1982 [Super Deluxe] ($344.18): Remastered from the original tapes, Blondie’s new compilation Against The Odds: 1974-1982 pulls together 124 of the iconic group’s songs – 36 of which had never before been heard. The set compiles their first six albums, a smattering of demo tapes, alternate versions, and outtakes spread over 10 LPs, a ten-inch LP, and a 7-inch single. To top it off, it also features a 120-page discography and a 144-page hardback book. You can pick it up now on Amazon.

Blondie Against The Odds Box Set
Blondie Against The Odds Box Set

Queen – The Miracle [Collector’s Edition Box Set] ($193.46): If you’re looking for a miracle… we can’t help you. But if you are looking for The Miracle, look no further. Queen’s 1989 record has been given the collector’s edition treatment. Boasting an LP, 5 CDs, a blu-ray, and a DVD, the box set has everything a Queen fan could want: the original tunes, unreleased recording sessions, extended mixes, B-sides, instrumental versions, and radio interviews. Check out everything it has to offer on Amazon.

Queen the miracle box set
Queen the miracle box set

Eminem – The Eminem Show [Expanded Edition] ($124.98): This year, Eminem’s classic The Eminem Show saw its 20th birthday. Of course, there was only one way to adequately celebrate – drop a four-LP expanded edition of the album. Now complete with bonus tracks, instrumentals, and live cuts, The Eminem Show Expanded Edition is the perfect encapsulation of 2002 Eminem. You can grab the limited edition pressing via Urban Legends.

Eminem Show Expanded Edition LP gift
Eminem Show Expanded Edition LP gift

Vinyl Postcards Record Club ($6.99-$372): If the vinyl fan in your life already has it all, this unique gift should do the trick — every month, this record club will send out indie music pressed on a playable vinyl postcard. Choose between three gift plans: Vinyl Postcards, Compilation Records or Postcard + Compilation Bundle. They’ll be mailed out once per month between the 16th and 22nd. Plans start at $6.99 here.

2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Must-Have Vinyl and Box Sets
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