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Alice’s Gift Guide for The Rebellious Rocker

Nov 25, 2019

By Christine Colby

Christmas is coming and so is the craziness to find the perfect gift for eclectic but loveable friends! Alice decided to help you out with that with a 3 Part Gift Guide! The first in the list is: What to buy for your favorite friend with a rebellious heart? This list of rockin’ present ideas will give the warm fuzzies to even the baddest bitches.

Cat Call: Reclaiming the Feral Feminine (An Untamed History of the Cat Archetype in Myth and Magic by Kristen J. Sollée.

The author, also known as Kristen Korvette, is also the writer behind Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive and is the founding editrix behind Slutist. In her newest book, she explores the feline and its historical, political, and magickal connections to femininity. Pussy power, indeed!

“Beat It Creep” pin set

Icon and actress Traci Lords played the ultimate bad girl pinup, Wanda Woodward, in John Waters’ Cry-Baby. This USA-made set of heavy enamel pins features a switchblade, a jar of tears, Wanda herself, and her signature line, “Beat It Creep!” All pins have a sturdy backing to keep them in place. As Wanda says in the flick, “Have a cool Yule and a frantic First!”

 “Satanic Feminist” T-shirt

This is a black, unisex tee that boldly proclaims your rebellious allegiance and ideological leanings. Sold by “Satanic Doo-Wop” band Twin Temple, the back is emblazoned with “hex the patriarchy.”

Toss Your Own Salad: The Meatless Cookbook With Burgers, Bolognese, and Balls by Eddie McNamara

The author is a former NYC and NJ cop who, after 9/11 found himself working recovery at Ground Zero for 9 months. The experience led to PTSD, agoraphobia, and vegetarianism. While homebound, McNamara taught himself how to cook. Culinary school and an internship at Dirt Candy got him out of the house. Unlike most cookbooks, his writing is hilarious and a bit off-color, just like a cop from Brooklyn should talk. Tattoo flash cover art by East Side Ink’s Josh Lord.

Eargasm Earplugs

Help save your best concert buddy’s hearing! Everyone loves to be upfront at shows, smashed into the speakers, but no one loves to develop tinnitus. These innovative earplugs provide about a 21-decibel drop in noise but maintain the full spectrum of sound, so won’t muffle the music. Each order comes with two different sizes of hypoallergenic earplug shells for the perfect fit.

NOLA Headdress

Crystal Ramey, a designer from New Orleans, hand-creates fanciful headdresses from a variety of materials. She is inspired by her city’s constant party and parade culture to craft wearable art that represents celebrations that happen throughout the year. Perfect for holiday parties or New Year’s Eve!

Notoriously Morbid Cosmetics

Located in the heart of the dark Appalachian mountains, Notoriously Morbid hand blends each pigment they offer. They offer bold and vibrant colors, including blues, purples, yellows, and metallics. Their premium multi-chrome eyeshadows (pictured) shift from 3 to 4 colors and are named after characters from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series. They also have a stunning H.P. Lovecraft inspired line of neon shades (The Necronomneon Collection). Their website has a handy filter so you can shop for only vegan formulations if you prefer.

Krampus ornament

Get into the festive decorating spirit with this Krampus ornament for your tree. Krampus is a central European Christmas folk figure, a “half-goat, half-demon” who punishes naughty children. Artist Heather O’Shaughnessy casts them in fragrant beeswax in a mold made from one of her sculptures. She then dusts them in cinnamon while they’re still hot, infusing them with a delicious holiday scent.

Rock Cake Oven Gloves

These baking mitts from UK designer Stuart Gardiner are full of puns taking the piss out of some of your favorite bands. They feature, in mock tattoo style “Tofu Fighters,” “Rolling Scones,” “Hamthrax,” and more.

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