Is there someone on your list this year who’s odd, alternative, or downright spooky? My top requested gift guide for this year was gifts for the strange and unusual, and I had such a blast doing a bit of virtual shopping on the dark side. Let’s pick out the perfect gothic gift for your spookiest friends and family. Please note that the products featured here are from small and independent businesses and shipping is rough again this year – please be thoughtful & patient when you shop. Supporting a small business is worth the wait!
Let you favorite alt friend be a Bad Elf with the black-on-black Santa’s Goth Little Helper hat from Foxblood. The perfect fun, festive gift for someone who loves Creepmas and has an all-black Christmas tree.
I loved cheering on the delightfully spooky Helena Garcia on the Great British Bake Off. Her book, The Witch-Crafting Handbook, features over 70 creative projects for the home, from recipes to DIY decor. I’m always a fan of a book as a gift, especially one that has the potential to spark inspiration.
For the ghoul who loves luxuriating in a bath or shower, Girl in the Graveyard offers a wide variety of bath & body products with dark themes – pick up the Satanic Panic body wash or a set of cryptid-inspired handcrafted soaps.
A fun mug is always a classic gift – but if you have someone who already has an impressive collection on your list, take it to the next level with the Good Mourning mug rack from Life After Death Designs (available for preorder as of this writing).
It’s hard to go wrong when gift shopping with Em and Sprout, from adorable pajamas to enamel pins and jewelry, but my top pick for this holiday season are these precious snuggly bat slippers!
Help your alt friends share their truth with these delightful pronoun planchette earrings from Quirky Turkey Designs. You can purchase a set or customize a mix-and-match pair.
Every goth can use a beautiful tray to hold all their intriguing oddities and trinkets. This coffin trinket tray from Lively Ghosts is available in a variety of different velvet backing to perfectly match any dark lair.
Nothing says “spooky” quite like a matte black skull candle! Ember Candle Co has skulls available in a variety of colors and scents, but this guy is definitely a showstopper.
This death’s head pin from Verona Black represents this classic element of grave iconography. It’s so sleek and chic, it would look incredible on any jacket or bag!
As a writerly type, I can tell you that I’m always excited to get a new notebook. This charming notebook from Little Spooky Studio is perfect for jotting down Halloween plans, scary stories, or just your grocery list.