It’s that time of year again when our social media is overrun with Christmas advertisements and gift giving suggestions. This is a great time to be connected with the blogging community as each blogger shares their own individual suggestions – It’s a wealth of knowledge right at your fingertips! What was missing? A gift guide for those who love all things creepy, spooky and dark!
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Over the past year and a half, Alternatively Speaking has been a place where we have shared and discussed many different topics ranging from pets to travel, workout plans to delicious recipes. Throughout all this one thing has remained constant – the focus on our
love for ‘Alternative’ culture. This includes everything from bright rainbow hair colours to tattoos, ‘alternative’ style clothing to all things skull related.
For this reason, it just seems appropriate that I should bring a Christmas Gift Guide to all of you that has exactly that focus! The gifts listed here aren’t going to appeal to everyone, and that’s okay! This is our little corner of the internet where we can celebrate all the twisted and unique things we love so much. Who says Christmas can’t have a dark twist?
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Looking for that perfect gift for someone special? If they prefer their holidays with a darker twist, check this out:
Hallmark Nightmare Before Christmas Tree Ornaments
Each year Hallmark puts out a series of fun Christmas tree ornaments based on different movies. With everything from Harry Potter to the Disney Princesses, there is something for everyone. Among these are a series of Nightmare Before Christmas themed ornaments. This year I actually spoiled myself as the first ‘holiday purchase’ and picked up the Zero ornament as soon as I saw it. The perfect addition to our tree!
Creepy Lil Christmas ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’
This is a sweater I know I shared on some of my social media accounts last year, so some of you may have seen this before. While I missed out last year (they were sold out when I went to order) I definitely won’t be doing that again because I am IN LOVE with this sweater! This is such a fun twist on the traditional ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ look, perfect for most holiday parties and events.
Skull Candy Cane Christmas Neck Tie
If you’re working on putting together the perfect outfit for all your fancy Christmas parties this year, let me help! This necktie is the perfect way to add a little Christmas spirit without sacrificing your alternative style.
Men’s Black Santa Skull Candy Cane Christmas Neck Tie Holiday Necktie
[NO LONGER AVAILABLE]
Black Skull Mug Set
This is another item on this list that I don’t currently have but will make a point of picking up in the near future simply because I love them! One of my favourite ways to spend some ‘me time’ during the holiday season is to curl up in front of the fireplace with a mug of peppermint hot chocolate and watch my favourite Christmas movie, Nightmare Before Christmas (of course). These would totally add to the atmosphere in an epic way! Plus, check out how big they are!
Nightmare Before Christmas Party Cookbook
Are you working on putting together a holiday party this year, and looking for some ideas to help add a little twist to the festivities? Look no further! This cookbook includes a series of crafts and recipes all inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas. Parents, this is a great way to get the kids involved in your party planning too!
Black Shatterproof Ball Ornaments
The traditional ‘Christmas Ball’ is one that nearly everyone is sure to include when decorating their Christmas trees. The best thing I ever did in my house was to seek out black Christmas balls, which has made for a unique Christmas tree that generally results in a lot of comments. Many people seem weirded out when I first say my tree is decorated in all black (even the topper is an angel wearing a black dress and black wings, I had her custom made). However, those who see it are always impressed with how classy it actually looks while still staying true to my style.
Personalized Nightmare Before Christmas Stockings
While some may argue that Nightmare Before Christmas is more a ‘Halloween’ movie, I know that there are many of you who will agree with me 100% when I say it’s the perfect movie to turn on during the holiday season! There are a few different styles here and each can be personalized with your name. Personally, I am IN LOVE with Zero, which helps me to decide which I’d love to see hanging from my mantle!
Killer Snowman Christmas Ornament
Another great way to add a spooky twist to your Christmas tree, this killer snowman ornament is sure to draw some attention! Who needs a jolly, happy Frosty when you can share your home with this guy! No ‘creepy’ Christmas tree is complete without him…
Scary Christmas Off Shoulder Sweater
This is another great option to wear when you’re getting ready for your Christmas parties this season. With a selection of colours, you can add a ‘festive pop’ by opting for red or green or stick with the stark black in the picture here – regardless of which you choose, the message is clear! The fun ‘off shoulder’ design gives this a unique twist from the many Christmas sweaters out there.
Horror Movie Classics Wrapping Paper
This year, rather than wrapping your gifts in something bright and colourful, why not add a darker twist to your wrapping efforts. This creative wrapping paper is covered in scenes from all of your favourite classic horror movies. I would have a hard time unwrapping a gift wrapped in this, it would look so perfect just the way it is!
Black and White Skull Christmas Stocking
If you’re looking to ‘hang the stockings by the mantle with care’ and the Nightmare Before Christmas isn’t your style, here’s another great alternative stocking option! Confession, I’m looking at ordering a couple of these for my house! (My husband probably just learned this by reading this post lol)
Skull Damask Tree Skirt
I discovered this tree skirt while in the search for a black one to add to my tree, as this is the last detail, I need to consider for that ‘perfect’ Christmas tree for our home. I love that it includes the skulls, but in a creative way – a little less ‘in your face’ than some of the others I came across (and therefore less cheesy). If you’re going to take the time to put together the perfect tree, you might as well finish it off right!
Skull Spooky Damask Christmas Tree Skirt – 35″ Holiday Tree Ornaments Decoration for Merry Christmas
[NO LONGER AVAILABLE]
What are you hoping and wishing for this Christmas season? Is there one specific item that you’ve been eyeing up? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!