Written by Slone Fox
NEED A GIFT IDEA FOR THAT SPECIAL CANADIAN PUNK OR METALHEAD? LOOK NO FURTHER!
With another COVID Christmas approaching, it's important to be gentle and kind to your local punks this holiday season. Maybe buy your favourite crust punk coworker some new floss for them to sew their patches on with, or get your skater friend a roll of fancy new duct tape so that they can finally patch up the holes in their Vans. Even better, support a local (or local-ish) band this season, whether it's DMing them to let them know that their band page's niche memes are funny, or by buying some of their merch. One pays the bills, but the other feeds the soul.
You can check out last year's gift guide here.
RUSSIAN TIME AND PAVEL BURES COFFEE // $20
Start your day with a little anarchy and presumably an instant need to poop. Not your average merch table find, but who wouldn't want a coffee break in between sets? Beats a warm PBR.
NECK OF THE WOODS LONG SLEEVE // $25
After a long, labourious day of pulling every nail from the coffin to build a bridge, you can sit back and relax in this comfy long sleeve.
QUIT IT! STICKER // $2
A sticker is truly the most versatile gift of all. Uses include:
Putting it on your water bottle that's used to hold anything but water
Sticking it on the bumper of your 1992 Ford Taurus
Putting it on the mirror in a dirty punk washroom
TUNIC CD WITH DIGITAL DOWNLOAD // $13
Aesthetically pleasing and it has a bonus track that's not available on the vinyl edition. Get your loved ones the greatest gift of all this holiday season: a cathartic album to scream along to in the car.
DAYGLO ABORTIONS PATCH // $5
Put it on your jacket, crust pants, formal suit or even your bare skin if you're not a coward.
HERON'S TIME IMMEMORIAL VINYL // $20
A wicked album inside and out. Hang it on the wall as an art piece when you're not moshing to "Wolverine Blues".
D.O.A. SNAPBACK TRUCKER HAT // $25
Make your skullet look like a regular ol' mullet by slapping one of these bad boys on. Wear it backwards to let people know that you skateboard. Wear it forwards to let people know that you're not in your twenties anymore.
ARCHSPIRE ENAMEL PIN // $12
Put it on your tiny toque or maybe on the collar of your jean jacket. Or better yet, buy one for each them and assert your dominance as the #1 Archspire fan.