2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Country Fans
A few country stars designed special items to make every country fan's holiday gift guide in 2013. Others have regular must-own items on sale in their online stores. George Jones' final show and Garth Brooks' new box set are among the highlights on this list of 10 gift ideas for the fan in your life this year. Other goodies from Zac Brown, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood will also bring big smiles on Christmas morning.
It's the perfect gift for the Willie Nelson fan in your life! He or she may have the albums, the t-shirts and maybe even a replica guitar strap. But what about the herb grinder? This four-layer device looks to be about the size of a container of Carmex, but it's surprisingly complex. Who knew grinding your herb took so much thought?
Recipes include Southern fried chicken, brunswick stew and Farmer's Fried Green Tomatoes. There's also dozens of poems, songs and stories, plus images of ZBB, art, nature and life on the road. Each recipe comes on a removable index card. How clever!
In 2012, we featured the 'Cheers, It's Christmas' Snuggie. This year, the four pint glasses seem more appropriate. Chug-a-lug as you dream about Mr. Miranda Lambert this holiday season, or gift them to the Blake Shelton fan in your life.
Carrie Underwood's tour was one of the more impressive productions of the year, but if you couldn't make it to a show, you can act like you were there while watching this high-definition DVD package.
At nearly $200, this is the priciest item on the ToC 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. The sterling silver cuff comes on a two-inch leather band, while the silver pendant drops from an 18-inch cord. Mark Sheppard of Storey Markcus Designs designed this item with Lambert's help.
Taylor Swift has one of the more extensive gift shops of any country artist. There's a number of holiday-themed options, including this $60 package that comes with a 'Red' blanket, scarf and tumbler. You can also find stocking stuffers like backpacks and posters, plus her music and regular merchandise.
Last year, Zac Brown made his signature beanie available. In 2013, Eric Church is selling sunglasses replicating his mysterious look. Your loved one will be a country outlaw when he slips these dark glasses on. They should come with a warning that the wearer may suddenly feel tougher than he actually is. For just $20, this may be the list's best bargain.
Boots in the Sand is the ultimate tropical country music destination concert. Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, Billy Currington and Brantley Gilbert will headline the four-night excursion to Mexico. It's at an exclusive resort in Riviera Maya, and in addition to the music, you'll find yourself getting chummy with the talent.
George Jones' final show was scheduled for Nov. 22, 2013, and after his death in April, the assembled cast decided to go on with the date in his memory. You can get this program from the evening, featuring 26 pages of content and rare photographs. It's a limited edition item that comes with wife Nancy's autograph. Tough to beat it at just $20.
Six CDs and two DVDs come inside this box set. It hits stores on Nov. 28 and features over 40 covers and 33 original songs, in addition to footage from Brooks' Las Vegas show and a collection of music videos. It's a must-have item for any country music fan, and at under $25, the price is right.