Don’t know what to get your fellow vinyl record nerd/ lover for the holidays? Relax, FMF has got you covered with something better than gray sweat socks and slippers. Whether it’s gadgets, vinyl record box sets, books, fresh clothing and more, here are a few gifts we think would make great gifts for the holidays. It’s not too late either, so get moving!
Soul Box Brunswick Record Set
A 10 record box set o 45s put together by Mr. Len and Natasha Diggs from the vaults at Brunswick Records. Featuring raw cuts and classics from Exit 9, The Chi-Lites, Vaughan Mason & Crew, Barbara Acklin, Boobie Knight, Tyrone Davis, The Lost Generation, and more. This thing is guaranteed to rock the discoteque on many levels.
Get the box set here.
Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree
Artist Ed Piskor is a talented cat. His Hip Hop Family Tree series of books (and now single comics) is a must have for any collector of the hip hop culture. On point and on time, put down those Walking Dead comics for a while and get cultured.
Get the book here.
Damu The Fudgemunk Full Time LP
Redefinition Records gives the collector and appreciator of fine instrumental hip hop beats a treat this holiday. You can pre-order Damu The Fudgemunk’s Full Time Lp. This release combines his first solo debut album and companion Ep all on one records. If you’re not familiar with Damu, then this introduction of his early work will illustrate just how bad ass this artist is. Plus there is a chance to buy his whole discography as well, just sayin’.
Get the release here.
Grado Labs GR In Ear Series Headphones
Brooklyn’s Grado Labs have been producing mind blowing, high end audio products since 1953. A family affair, they even use homegrown Brooklyn trees in some of their headphones. For your on the go needs, their GR series of in ear headphones will step up your on the go headphone game to the next level.
More Grado Labs products here.
Wax Rax 45A Record Adapter
For those of you who sling 45s on the daily, we’ve got a treat for you. Tested by DJs worldwide (including this author), the 45A adapters are the best we’ve used. No gimmicks, no tricks, just precision design, lightweight adapters that are built to stand the test of time and wear and tear of DJ or playing 45s at home. Highly recommended for that 45 head in your life.
Get the adapter here.
Tuk Tuk Leather 45 Case
There are a lot of 45 cases available. From thrift store finds to bespoke storage, we felt that this Tuk Tuk leather 7″ case was something special. With a Tuk Tuk logo and plaid inside, this box holds approximately 60 45s and comes with a complimentary 45 adapter. Tuk Tuk are known for their Casual Culture, and what Casual is not complete without some Northern Soul or Paul Weller 45s? Ok, you could easily stuff some of your Blue Cat or Crab 45s in there too Rudy.
Get the case here.
Record Breakin’ Slipmats
We are definitely fond of these Record Breakin’ Music slip mats. Out of the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, these mats are another welcome edition to your turntables. Feel free to drop one of their great 45s on the turntable to accompany the slipmats.
Get the slip mats here.
Colemine Records Subscription Service
What if you could never miss another Colemine Record release? What if you didn’t live near Loveland, Ohio and couldn’t get to Palid Room Records and have Terry Cole hand you a new release personally. Well, you actually can. Terry will hand a new Colemine 45 through the mail to you and virtually shake your hand when you subscribe to their new service. Sign up to get emails about their releases first, then buy the record. It’s that simple. Oh Terry Cole you’ve done it again.
More information about the service here.
Burlesque of North America’s Dre Lover’s Pack
From one of the best design firm’s around, Burlesque of North America, the Dre Lover’s pack is a great stocking stuffer. Featuring Four randomly-selected Dr. Dre sticker packs (24 different stickers each), Dr. Dre 40 oz koozie, Dr. Dre Magnetic Refrigerator Poetry set, and a Dr. Dre Gold Rim Air Freshener, errybody will be fuckin’ with Dre Day on X Mas. The poetry set alone is worth it.
Get the Dre Lover’s pack here.
Patta Script Logo Pom Beanie
While everyone else is worried about Jordan XI’s and what ever hats are cool this winter, why not grab some classic style with thisPatta Script Logo Pom Beanie? A throwback to the 80’s, this will keep your head warm and in style. FMF recommended, this company is different. And by different, we mean tight as hell. It comes in two color ways: black and gray. We’ll take both.
If you’re looking for something for that special someone, we hope this guide helped you out a bit. Just a taste of what we are into this holiday, and hopefully you will dig too. Thanks for reading.