Hey T-Shirt fanatics, welcome to my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide series! I feature some of my favorite T-shirt related items and even some things beyond T-shirts that I simply just love and would like to recommend to all of you. If there’s something that you think would fit in this list then please feel free to link to it in the comments! Enjoy and please feel free to share on Twitter using the Hashtag #GiftGuide.
I think that it is safe to assume that for the most part, all of you who read this blog religiously, are freakish addicts when it comes to T-Shirts. Or else, you just have a better appreciation for them compared to the casual T-Shirt wearer. So what would make great gifts for you, The ultimate T-Shirt fan? This post is written for those looking to buy gifts for T-Shirt enthusiasts. So that means, if YOU are a T-Shirt enthusiast then you should definitely forward this list to your friends and family members whom you THINK might have you on their Christmas shopping list. Needless to say, a generic graphic tee from Target just wont cut it, but these products probably will.
The Threadless Book: Special Edition Hardcover with Sketchbook. I’ve mentioned the paperback version of this book numerous times on the blog and have even reviewed a copy. However, the $15 paper back version is no match when compared to the special hardcover edition. The special edition comes in a nifty case that has a soft texture and a burnout illustration on it. The book itself has a cloth-bound hardcover and a bookmark ribbon. On top of that goodness, there’s a satiny hardcover sketchbook, where you can sketch all your billions of tee ideas. Price: $75.00.
Threadless 12 Club Subscription. This will probably earn you a billion brownie points. Any fan of T-Shirts will lust for a Threadless 12 Club Subscription. With this gift comes 12 exclusive T-Shirts, one being sent to the gift recipient every month for 12 months and will only be sent to 12 Club members. Price: $200.
Johnny Cupcakes Accessories. Because a true Johnny Cupcakes fan probably already has every Johnny Cupcakes T-Shirt. Instead, help them to accessorize with these non-T-Shirt Johnny Cupcakes accessories. Price: $50.99 (iPod Earle), $29.99 (Umbrella), $24.99 (Belt).
FlipFold. Ultimate T-Shirt fans probably have a ton of stray T-Shirt lying around. Why not help them get organized with the FlipFold. This handy device will help to make the mundane task of folding T-Shirts quick, fun and consistent. Also great for those with OCD. Price: $34.98.
Glennz Accessories. I love Glennz Tees, but they don’t just make T-Shirts. They also make Mousepads, Calendars, and Laptop Skins. These humorous gifts are guaranteed to keep the smiles coming long after the gift is given and opened. Price: $12.95.
Zombie Liquorice Buckle. This belt buckle is definitely not for the squeamish. This item measures 3″ by 4″ and weighs almost half a pound. It was made by a local craftsman, and was not imported. Only 60 were made. Price: $20.00.
Set of 3 Ugmonk Prints. Ugmonk is one of my favorite indie brands. I love the minimalist approach to designer and founder, Jeff Sheldons, work. Price: $60.00.
Olly Moss Prints. Olly Moss is undoubtedly one of my favorite indie artists. His work has been featured numerous times on Threadless as well as The New York Times, The Independent and GQ. Price: $50.00 (Sea Saw), $25 (Now Panic and Freak Out).
Black Rock Collective Playing Card Deck. Every T-Shirt fanatic knows about the Black Rock Collective. If not, well, they’re not serious about T-Shirts. The Black Rock Collective, or BRC, is a group of internationally located artists, illustrators and designers who come together to share ideas and feed off each other’s talents. This absolutely desirable deck was lovingly created by 36 artists of the Black Rock Collective. Price: $20.00.
Many of you have already seen the collection of Official Lost T-Shirts that I featured on my list of 108 Lost T-Shirts To Celebrate The End and my original list of 101 Lost T-Shirts for the Ultimate Lost Fanatic. If you plan on picking any of the official shirts up from the ABC TV Store then be sure to use the coupon code LOSTFINALE10 at checkout to score $10 off all orders of $50 or more! Sweet savings!
Here are some of the non T-Shirts products that you can buy at the ABC TV Store:
LOST Smoke Monster Silk-Screened Print, $45.95. To commemorate the final season of LOST, award-winning graphic designer (and die-hard LOST fan) Ty Mattson has created 8 original prints inspired by the show. The series celebrates the mystery and mythology of LOST in a modern, minimal style reminiscent of another era.Â Each poster is a unique hand-pulled, silk-screen print measuring 18×24 on 100lb. white cover.
LOST Viewing Party Kit, $39.95. Now you can throw a party in Dharma style! This exclusive set includes 10 paper plates, 10 plastic cups, 10 heavy stock paper coasters, 10 paper napkins, 10 balloons, a bottle opener and 10 stickers so you can identify your condiments Dharma style. All items are packaged in a white box with a Dharma label on top. Get yours now for your next Lost party, the series final is Sunday, May 23rd!
LOST Dharma Pint Glasses – Set of 6, $29.95. Which Dharma symbol is your favorite? You will never have to choose with this set of Dharma pint glasses. This set of six pint glasses features the Dharma station symbol Looking Glass, Orchid, Motor Pool, Dharma, Security, and Tempest on the front of each glass.
LOST Mr. Cluck’s To Go Cup, $19.95. In a hurry? Take Mr. Cluck’s on the road or anywhere with this Mr. Cluck’s To Go Cup. Featuring the Mr. Cluck’s chicken mascot, a plastic straw and an easy-to-clean design, you’ll have trouble finding an excuse not to use this fun graphic tumbler. Enjoy sipping on your favorite beverage and don’t forget, “Have a cluckety-cluck-cluck day!”
LOST John Locke Bobblehead, $14.99. Stoic and mystical Jonathan “John” Locke is best known for being handy with tools and a superb hunter of the Island’s animals. The long-time paralyzed Locke was immediately healed upon crashing on the Island and proved to be extremely helpful to the survival of the group. Celebrate the man and the mystery with your own Locke bobblehead.
If it’s shirts that you’re interested in then be sure to check out these two massive lists of LOST T-Shirts, including ones from the ABC TV Store!
Loose Talk comes to us from Spindustry Clothing. You remember them, right? I reviewed them a while back on Co-Tee TV Episode #45. You might remember that they do super limited releases for their custom made T-Shirts. Well, they are back with another “secret” release and this time the shirts were limited to a print run of just 12. Crazy. So my only suggestion for you is that if you dig this shirt then buy it as fast as you can.
The shirt is printed on an Alstyle tee and features World War II Artwork by Howard Scott. It very much reminds me of those political, propaganda posters during the war. Depending on your views, this tee can be a powerful statement shirt. It’s available now for $14.99 in very limited quantities.
On of my favorite indie designers is, without doubt, Olly Moss. The designer of the famous Spoilt tee at Threadless, Olly has been busy creating some awesome vintage style poster art of popular movies like The Deer Hunter, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and American History X. I love this stuff, as it reminds of one of my old passions. Make more Olly, make more!