Here at LPR, we often have to make things happen on the fly…such is the case when buying gifts for loved ones during this holiday season. Below, our staff has picked a few items that we think would make great gifts for the person in your life who is simply “impossible” to buy for. From membership gift packages, to box-sets, we’ve got you covered:
First and fore-most, the LPR store is currently packed to the brim with excellent gifts for the music lover in your life. Membership gift bundles, t-shirts (including our brand new “Classical as Fuck” design), pins, & more!
–William Onyeabor: This cd box-set includes re-issues of his entire catalog and is also available on vinyl
–Low Leaf AKASHAALAY (Fresh Selects) – This is the first vinyl release from Oregon based label, Fresh Selects.
–Jaga Jazzist ’94-’14 LP boxset (Ninjatune) – to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary, this set includes a reissue of A Livingroom Hush + remixes from Clark, Teebs, Machinedrum, and many more.
–Live at Death By Audio 2012 (Famous Class) – a playable record book with tracks from Jeff the Brotherhood, A Place to Bury Strangers, Future Islands, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Metz, & many more.
–Wilco Alpha Mike Foxtrot (Nonesuch) – rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives
-For the audiophiles out there, Stones Throw currently has a some beautifully crafted (USA) crates to hold the ever growing vinyl collection.
-Cork slip-mat to keep yourself from slipping when you scratch, available on Etsy.
-Gift an issue of Other People, Nicolas Jaar’s audio zine.
–Soungwen Chung sticker pack from Ghostly International, a perfect stocking stuffer for the Ghostly follower.
– For the film or history buffs, Eclipse Series 5: The First Films of Samuel Fuller – featuring I Shot Jesse James, The Baron of Arizona, and The Steel Helmet.
-For the MacGyver in your life, grab an EDC kit (every day carry), including screwdrivers, tweezers, lighter, etc, available from Kaufman Mercantile.
-Available at the Brooklyn Kitchen for the aspiring mixologist, the fine folks at Hella Bitters put together a DIY bitters kit complete with aromatics, infusing bottles, & more!
-For the fan of all things sweet & savory, pick up a copy of the Ovenly cookbook
-Before heading to LPR for a show, take a pit-stop at Sullivan Tea & Spice and grab a gift-box filled with teas, spices, and more!
-For the full on “foodie”, get a subscription to Lucky Peach, a quarterly food journal from the Momofuku team
-Do you dream in binary code? Grab a blanket crafted by Glitch Textiles
-Step up your listening experience with the PonoPlayer, which supports high-fidelity audio up to 192kHz/24 bit resolution.
-For the runner or cyclist, earHero has created open ear headphones! Get in the zone while staying fully aware of your surroundings…
-Lastly, while we all often get swept up in the holidays, it is important to think of those less fortunate than you. Consider a donation to a local organization who helps the needy, such as the Bowery Mission.
posted by M.B.D.