2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Country Fans
Giving is fun, but sometimes shopping for people on your holiday gift list can be a little taxing -- especially if you've waited until now to begin. This 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Country Music Fans highlights 10 items from Nashville's biggest stars. There's bound to be something unique that the hard-to-shop-for man or woman on your list will squeal over come Christmas Day.
From timepieces to jewelry, from perfume to outerwear, stars like Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift have thought of just about everything to sell their biggest fans. This 2012 holiday gift guide also features a few items for the fan with a sense of humor -- like an adult-sized Snuggie! Check out more great gift ideas for the music lover in your life.
Even newborns are included in this 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Country Music Fans. No one is going to dare mess with a baby in this hilarious onesie. Jason Aldean's eyebrow-raising baby outfit comes in two sizes: 6M and 12M. That's probably about the age you want to stop bragging about being created at one of his shows, anyway. Once little man (or woman) begins to talk, he may have a few questions about what exactly went down during 'Big Green Tractor.'
Hunter Hayes has a number of sensible items for sale in his online store, including this watch with the 'Wanted' singer's logo on the face. The rubber straps come in white, and it will cost you $20. There's also a 'Storm Warning' zip-up hoodie, but it does not appear to actually resist stormy weather.
You'll be helping a good cause when you choose this item from the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. Miranda Lambert sells a few T-shirts on her website that benefit her MuttNation Foundation to end homelessness and neglect of animals. All proceeds from the sale of these $20 shirts (available in pink or brown) go to the charity. It's a win-win.
Since 2006, Eric Church has been documenting the wild times he has on the road. This hardcover photograph book is full of pics from his adventures, taken in black and white and full color. It's a limited edition book, with 140 pages full of commentary and quotes from the 'Springsteen' singer. For $45, it's yours -- or your favorite Church fan's. Remember, the holidays are a time for giving, not receiving.
Diamonds may be forever, but you also have forever to buy one. These Chris Young logo earrings could be gone tomorrow, and at just $15 you'll be able to afford other things (like groceries and a house payment) after making the purchase. The "CY" logo only comes in black, and it's attached to silver-tone wire.
Tickets to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul residency in Las Vegas are perhaps the most expensive item on this list of holiday gift ideas for country music fans. Seats for the limited time engagement start at $183 each, and of course you'd have to include a trip to Sin City, which could end up costing thousands if one isn't careful at the blackjack tables. However, it's money well spent. The tour runs weekends into April 2013.
Lady Antebellum's new 'On This Winter's Night' Christmas album is available in a number of different packages, with this deluxe holiday set being the most expensive at $99. You get the CD, a pair of Lady A sweatpants, a winter mug, a sticker, a long sleeve T-shirt and the limited edition holiday USB album, which comes loaded with extras. A less expensive -- and less cool -- set includes a beanie and mittens instead of the sweatpants and USB album.
For the woman on your 2012 Christmas gift list that wants to smell like "an irresistible blend of luscious wild berries and sugar-glazed petals wrapped in a touch of sensuality," Taylor Swift offers her latest scent, Wonderstruck Enchanted. A 3.4-ounce bottle costs just under $60, but there is a gift set that's quite a deal. Don't confuse this with her 2011 fragrance Wonderstruck, which was more "warm, spicy tones and caramel notes" than sugar-glazed petals.
Accept no substitutes -- this is the official Zac Brown beanie featuring the muted shads of brown, orange and green you see topping his head on stage at every show. It's made of 100 percent acrylic and is reversible. At $30, the hat is a little more expensive than your typical beanie. Brown also sells bundles that include his band's most recent album, 'Uncaged,' to make this a better deal for your holiday cash.
Maybe this is a little bit ridiculous, but it's so comfortable. Blake Shelton's cozy addition to the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide is made out of 100 percent awesome. It comes in pine tree green, with the singer's 'Cheers, It's Christmas' album logo on the front. And yes, it has arm holes, so you can hold onto a warm mug of holiday cheer while licking your paws beneath a cozy fire.