The Ultimate Darkling Gift Guide
The holidays are just a couple of weeks away and you’re still struggling to choose the perfect gift for that discerning darkling in your life who just seems to have everything. Look no further than Dirge’s ultimate holiday gift guide.
These small businesses, artists, and makers create truly unique gifts, many of them handmade, and all of them sure to please any witch or weirdo on your list. While some of them may arrive after December 25th, even the promise of these dark treasures will delight your dearest darkling.
Jewelry cast from the beautiful things found only in nature, for the witch that can usually be found wandering through the forest collecting flora and fauna.
For coven bonfire dancers, forest fairies, moonlit strollers, and crystal queens.
Handmade magical adornments made from crystals and silver are a perfect talisman for the witch in your life.
When shopping for your dearest darkling, you can never go wrong with Bloodmilk.
Sterling silver and rose gold are cast into badass jewels inspired by heavy metal, rock & roll, and occultism.
Silver pieces for night wanderers, forest dwellers, and magic makers who find comfort in nature and solace in darkness.
Margaret Cross’s jewelry is modern memento mori perfect for anyone with a love for Victorian mourning rituals and imagery.
Metal for modern witches, grownup goths, and space cadets.
For the psychedelic biker witch who prefers a bike to a broomstick and takes their moonlit strolls in the desert.
Beautifully textured, handmade jewelry inspired by religious imagery, history, cemeteries, Victorian hairwork, and the art of mourning.
The belts and tarot deck pouches beautifully crafted from leather are just a few of the handmade gifts available from Contrived to Charm.
For your friend who watches Nightmare Before Christmas in October, December, or any other time of year.
Custom leather hair pieces inspired by the darkness of nature, from bats to moths to goats. Each slide is accompanied by a steel hair pin hand forged by Artifact Metalworks.
These beautifully packaged natural perfumes combine plant essences, strange concepts, alchemy, and magick to create scents for all who call themselves strange.
Perfumes and potions inspired by the dark, extraordinary, and magical.
Lvnea has created olfactory art by combining pure plant essences in unexpected combinations.
Any darkling will happily swathe themselves in organic cotton hand sewn into a beautifully draped cloak.
The perfect addition to any cozy goth’s wardrobe? Sophi Reaptress’s mesh, spandex, velvet, and leather creations.
Tees, prints, and patches for green witches and nature goths.
Nuit offers beautiful made-to-order pieces for those who prioritize comfort and minimalism, and of course, wear all black.
Inspired by old world mysticism and historical silhouettes, Widow‘s dark offerings are for classic Victorian goths who adorns themselves in lace and layers.
Many wouldn’t call a darkling’s wardrobe complete without Deandri.
If you have a friend who’s into queer pulp, kink, and the occult, thank them for being awesome with a gift from These Americans.
Sisters of the Black Moon is a beautifully curated, one stop shop for any darkling who values handmade, artisan pieces.
Your dearest darkling may already own an extensive collection of makeup, jewelry, and oddities, but they need a perfectly macabre way to display them all. Look no further than Life After Death Designs.
For lovers of black coffee, black metal, and badassery.
If an invitation to a friend’s house always includes an offer for a cup of tea, look no further than Charlotte Clark’s ceramic creations.
Macabre pillows and horror-inspired plush dolls that are cute, creepy, and comfy.
For those who go for a “dead but delicious” look. Mirrors and bookshelves in a familiar morbid shape are just a few of the gifts available at DeadRinger Homewares.
Art & Oddities
Hail Nashville offers a wonderfully weird selection of bones, skulls, crystals, taxidermy, books, and other oddities.
The perfect gifts for any ouija board fanatic or practicer of divination, Fiendies creates stunning spirit boards, crystal grids, pendulum boards, runes, and other magical trinkets.
Adrienne Rozzi’s art is sure to please all manner of strange folk. Her interest in the history of witchcraft, magic, and old-world nostalgia combine to create art that is enchanting and informative.
Wet specimens, taxidermy, and medical oddities are just a few of the strange things that can be found at RIP Richmond.
Bitches love dead shit. Bitches love crystals. Give ’em the best of both.
The perfect place to shop for anyone with a penchant for the macabre and magical.
Handmade stained glass with a dark twist, Riven Barrow Glass’s bats, pentacles, planchettes, and swords capture the winter sun beautifully.
Aptly named, this Philadelphia store offers all that is strange and unusual: antiques, taxidermy, wet specimens, skulls, bones, Victorian collectibles and more.
Handsome Devil Puppets are truly unique creations, each hand sculpted, piece by piece, with personal touches from the artist. They are a defining addition to any dark art collection.
Food & Drinks
For the whiskey lover in your life who doesn’t fear a little heat, or the reaper.
Nothing says the holidays like hot cocoa and cookies, especially when they’re conjured up by a kitchen witch.
World’s. Strongest. Coffee. Enough said.
Wine makes the holidays just a little more tolerable, and these beautiful, gothic-inspired bottles can double as decor when the wine has stopped flowing.
Carved pillars and scented candles inspired by ghosts and goths.
Enchanting candles containing crystals, glitter, and herbs for witches who work with all that sparkles.
The only thing creepier than a baby doll head? One that bleeds when you burn it.
Hand-poured, scented candles that only a true Salem witch could conjure up.
This beautiful, illustrative deck uses plant magick as a tool for divination.
If there is one exception to all black everything, it’s Oliver Hibert’s technicolor dream of a tarot deck.
Both the Arcana of Astrology and Oracle of Oddities decks from Black and the Moon are stunning magical tools and a perfect addition to any altar.
The simple black and gold design of this tarot deck is a minimalists dream. Golden Thread Tarot has also created both a mobile app and online academy to serve as a guide to incorporating the deck into a magical practice.
A classic tarot deck with a New Wave twist; each card features a known and loved musician or band such as David Bowie, Siouxsie Sioux, The Smiths, The Cure, and more.
A darkly beautiful deck perfect for simple readings; each macabre drawing pairs back to two words from which to draw meaning.
Bath & Beauty
The perfect gift for anyone with skin.
Kat Von D’s makeup is a darkling dream; you cannot go wrong with one of her many lipstick shades or her coveted palettes.
With names like Spell Caster, Deadly Nightshade, and Witches’ Brew, these lipstick shades are perfect for any makeup witch.
The ultimate source of deep reds, gorgeous pinks, and lovely neutrals.
These carved soaps are almost definitely too beautiful to use. Owning decorative soaps is how you know you’ve made it, right?
For when your bath just isn’t goth enough.
Spellbinding bold, natural colors from natural ingredients packaged in stunning simplicity.
Lunatick Cosmetics represents all that is weird and wonderful about makeup, from classic beauty to horror to special effects.
Home of the famous coffin bath bomb, Witch Baby Soaps has everything you need for a magical bath experience.
Handmade bath, shower, face, and body products made from vegan, all-natural products with a side of spooky.
For the makeup maven who will appreciate the divine packaging of Black Moon as much as they will the product itself.
The perfect journal, grimoire, or book of shadows, because every darkling needs to stay organized with exquisitely handcrafted leather bound books.
Vintage paperback books covering everything that is good in this world: horror, the occult, scifi, fantasy, true crime, mysteries, and more.
Gifts That Keep On Giving
For aspiring witches or those looking to hone their craft, enrollment in the School of Witchery is a perfect gift.
A monthly subscription box full of magical trinkets, from tea and herbs to crystals and candles.
A hand curated monthly box full of unique and spooky products that cannot be found anywhere else, each with its own theme.
Armed with this guide to all gifts dark, twisted, gothic, spooky, and magical, go forth and shop. We won’t tell if you pick up a few things for yourself along the way.
Featured image courtesy of Poison Apple Printshop.