If you have some country fans on your Christmas shopping list this year, you have a lot more options than just CDs and concert tickets. Whether they’re a fan of classic country favorites like Johnny Cash or new superstars such as Taylor Swift, here are Top 12 ideas for holiday gifts.
And the good news is you can order online and avoid the Black Friday crowds at your local mall or shopping center.
Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party sold 2 million copies, thanks to his fans. Now he’s graciously offering a poster replica of his double-platinum plaque , which can be personalized up to 30 characters. Because it’s self-adhesive on almost any wall, it does wanna stay for a little while. $56.
All the kids these days are getting into vinyl, so you might as well start them young with a vinyl Johnny Cash bib. It’s a perfect complement to a black (yet adorable) onesie that still makes a statement: “Crawl the Line.” Bib is $12.95. Onesie is $21.95.
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Is it summer yet? Country fans are already anticipating Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s stadium tour. And with these calendars, you can easily count down to the big show. Chesney’s wall calendar ($15) features cool photos, while McGraw’s sleek weekly planner ($25) is stamped with his signature logo.
Hey, White Liar, I’ll pour myself a little at a time. Named for Miranda Lambert’s feisty hit, this chardonnay pairs well with fish or fowl. Can it be aged until hunting season? Red 55 Winery also offers “Kerosene,” a blanc du bois named for her breakthrough hit — not its flavor. Wines range from $16 to $20.
Did you know Reba McEntire will help you decorate your Christmas tree? Check out her “Home for the Holidays” collections at Dillard’s for her fancy and silver Christmas ornaments ($12 to $49). Don’t forget the milk and cookies on her elegant “Holiday Scroll” dinnerware and serving dishes ($8 to $86).
Many of Dolly Parton’s wise and witty sayings are collected in The Quotable Dolly , a small book that’s just right for a Christmas stocking. One fun example: “I like to buy clothes that are two sizes too small, and then take them in a little.” A portion of proceeds goes to her Imagination Library. $9.95.
You can take your Blake Shelton logo and stick it where the sun don’t shine. At least that’s the case with these shorts, emblazoned with “Kiss My County Ass.” Sizes range from small to XXL. The line is also available on T-shirts, accentuated with either guns or camouflage. $20 each style.
This George Strait belt buckle has so much bling, you could blind the bulls. The bronze buckle is electroplated with sterling silver and gold. Meanwhile, the ladies can get carried away with this large photo purse , boasting a photo of the singing cowboy himself. Buckle is $119.95. Purse is $49.95.
If you get home at 7:30 p.m. and the house is dirty, it can wait. Instead, enjoy your downtime with a little red wine from this convenient, over-the-shoulder wine bag . Boxes are so last year. The multi-colored pouch features the band’s logo from their Incredible Machine tour. $40.
Give this Taylor Swift ornament , and your recipient will say, “This is the best Christmas gift that’s ever been mine.” With the push of a button, it plays “Mine.” Perhaps you’ve heard that song before? Observant fans will recognize that sparkly guitar she’s holding, too. $29.99.
She’s won multiple Grammys, sold millions of albums and endeared herself to countless country fans. Still, Carrie Underwood has an Ace up her sleeve — and he is so cute. This plush toy looks just like her pup. That’s one lucky dog. Bonus points for the irresistible T-shirt. Play on. $14.95.
At first glance, this looks like a typical poster for Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 tour. But if you actually do get closer, you’ll see a mosaic of tiny photographs submitted by his enthusiastic fans. Only 5,000 posters were printed, so you better get one before too many days go by. $29.99.