Exclaim! Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Music Merch of 2020

Exclaim! Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Music Merch of 2020
The lack of concerts this year meant that there was no trawling merch tables for the oddest wares, but many items are still available online. Here are some of our favourites.

Pins and buttons 

Accessorize your favs with these pins and buttons from favourites like U.S. Girls, Destroyer and Parliament-Funkadelic.

Face masks

Sure, they help keep you and the people around you safe, but who says that your mask needs to be drab? Show off your love for artists like Biggie, Dinosaur Jr. or TLC with while grabbing those essential goods, or pick up an energy dome face shield for that socially distant Devo cover band you and your buds floated over Zoom drinks.

PUP skate deck

This new deck from Toronto pop punk faves PUP features some pretty gnarly artwork that pairs nicely with the band's recent This Place Sucks Ass EP. 

100 gecs longsleeve

Don't expect answers from this black longsleeve that details the lore around experimental pop duo 100 gecs' latest, 1000 gecs & the Tree of Clues.

Nap Eyes "No Sex Till World Peace" T-shirt

This white T-shirt from Halifax indie quartet Nap Eyes features the band's name on the left chest with its namesake slogan silkscreened on the back.

Jenn Grant holiday goodies

To celebrate the release of her new album, Forever on Christmas Eve, East Coast singer-songwriter Jenn Grant has dropped a line of tie-in merch items to help listeners get into the holiday spirit, including a scented candle, beard oil and oracle cards, all locally made in Atlantic Canada.

Motörhead scented candle

A smoked whiskey scented candle from Evoke Candle Co. that features hard-rocking icons Motörhead's "Ace of Spades" logo on one-side and the slogan "Born to lose, live to win" on the other. 

Freddie Gibbs comic book

A turf war breaks out between the undead and our "anti-heroes" Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist in the first issue of this spin-off from the duo's recent collaborative album, Alfredo.

Yves Tumor beach towel

Featuring Yves Tumor's Prowler character, this beach towel is our favourite from the experimental musician's new three-towel limited edition collection. 

Charli XCX postcards

Ten artwork cards featuring imagery from and inspired by Charli XCX's quarantine album, how i'm feeling now

Punk and metal ReAction figures

Having successfully conquered your childhood, the folks at Super 7 are moving on to your teenage hasher years. Rob Halford, Lemmy, Ghost's Papa Emeritus III and iconography from Slayer, Rancid, Iron Maiden and Venom get the ReAction retro action figure treatment. 

Rolling Stones | UNZIPPED delivered by DHL

If you've ever wanted to be surrounded by endless amounts of Rolling Stones memorabilia but don't want to shell out millions of dollars, this museum exhibit is the next best thing. It will run at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, ON, from November 2021 to January 2022, and tickets are available now.