The time may have passed for you to buy Christmas presents for your loved ones, but we at Bonafide have looked at the bigger picture; if we were to recommend good gifts to buy, would you really want to give them to other people or just keep them for yourselves? So once you’ve finished counting the Christmas money sent to you from distant relatives around the globe, below are a few hand-picked gifts from us that you shouldn’t feel bad about treating yourself to.
Hip-hop iconography doesn’t come much better than owning your very own J Dilla figurine. More info over here.
Bape’s Christmas collection ranges from kids to adults products, including Christmas-themed T-shirts, hoodies, muffler, tote bags, a blanket and mittens. But they’re only available until Christmas Day so you gotta move fast.
Two of our favourite brands, Nike and Mo’Wax got together for a special capsule collection.
For graphic novel enthusiasts Ed Piskor’s Hip-Hop Family Tree is a must have. One of The Washington Post’s Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2014, it’s part of a five book series in homage to the classic Marvel Two-in-One. Cop it at Rap & Soul.
For all you vinyl lovers out there, Get On Down Recordings have unveiled details of the limited edition products have been issued especially for Record Store Day.
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of the Bloomsbury 33/13 series, so do what any good discerning music fan would do, and pick up one of the books which contain some of the most in-depth critical writing on some of the most important albums of the 20th century.
Barbour International have collaborated withand premium Australian brand Deus Ex Machina on the rather grandly namedDeus International Rucksack. Classy as well as casual, it’s currently on sale so do the right thing and pick one up.
Earlier in the year, Stones Throw held a competition which presented a unique chance for an aspiring MC to have their bars printed and released by the legendary label. It was to honour their collaboration with headphone company AIAIAI, which for our money are still the best on the market. The TMA-1 has been made in collaboration with 25 professional and renowned DJ’s (James Murphy, A- Trak, Seth Troxler, Madlib, amongst others). Go get a pair.
Arguably taking the title of dopest item on the list, Liverpool-based skate shop Lost Art have teamed up with Dan Crilly to create an exclusive Biz Markie-themed 4 deck board series. Don’t sleep.
If your coat game is lacking then we’d suggest dropping a few quid on the Fuct SSDD souvenir jacket. With embroidered lettering along both sleeves and breast, it’s got street smarts without trying too hard. Effortless, one might say.
For the more art-inclined readers out there, Leeds-based artist Mr Jago has produced an excellent print for Lazinc Editions.
Or if you have a lot of Christmas cash left over ($5 million to be exact), there’s always the one and only copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolim, which is supposedly still on the market after it was revealed that Skrillex didn’t actually buy it.
Words: Lev Harris