Jump-started by peppermint-infused goodies, twinkle lights, and fragrant evergreens, the holiday countdown is underway. How do you make it special for the gal or guy in your life who knows the difference between “The Howling” and “Ginger Snaps” werewolves and gets giddy about Krampus? Consider the following ideas for horror gifts to please your beloved’s adorably dark heart.
A lady’s handbag is the quintessential accessory for any outfit and one of those classic Christmas gifts that always brings a smile. Consider a glittery vinyl purse emblazoned with Elvira’s charming face or a ghoulish latex skull-shaped bag. For goth girls on the go, a snazzy coffin-shaped purse will hold plenty of necromantic travel tools of the trade (hey, we don’t judge)!
Imagine the squeals of delights at receiving a Pumpkin Pulp Forevermore Doll! These unique toys are certainly conversation pieces, for they look like the hell-spawn of “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” and movie killers who wear animal masks. If you’re looking for something more traditionally creepy, there are the Living Dead Dolls, complete with their own coffin cases, good dolls gone bad Chucky and Tiffany, or a recreation of cinema’s favorite pea-soup naysayer, The Exorcist’s Regan.
A vinyl Patrick Bateman or Jack Torrance, or poseable Captain Spaulding or Michael Myers is sure to brighten up someone’s desk. For shelves dedicated to horror gifts, the 12” Pinhead can be posed with his alluring puzzle box, while the Bela Lugosi Dracula stands still, preparing to turn another nightgown-clad bride.
Little things do mean a lot, so don’t forget about stocking stuffers. Show you care with a Freddy Krueger or a Pennywise keychain, or an assortment of the Nightmare Before Christmas icons because one can never have too many trinkets. Here’s a chance too, to indulge a “Lost Boys” passion, with a replica of 80s’ pretty boy vamp David.
If you’re not sure about one of the above ideas, take a look at horror Christmas gifts that meet everyday needs. Candy holders aren’t exclusive to Halloween, so give a Jason Voorhees, Beetlejuice, or Freddy Krueger fan a statue filled with snacks. Or put in packets of hot cocoa to pair with the Walking Dead mug that “bleeds” color, and add a Friday the 13th or Freddy throw blanket to create a cozy mood.
Have fun shopping for your horror geek! Tell us your favorites in the comments section below!