A. Quinton — Dec. 8th 2014
In part one of the 2014 Holiday Werewolf Gift Guide I picked five items from my own collection as gift ideas, but what do you get the werewolf fan who already has everything? Something they actually don’t have, because they haven’t seen this list of five werewolf gifts that tell their recipient “I get you,” and also “I like you enough to not just buy the first thing that came up when I searched Amazon for ‘werewolf'”.
Art makes a wonderful gift, especially when it’s created with the recipient in mind. The posable art dolls made by the donut-loving space pirates at Worms and Bones are gorgeous and every one is “a custom”– you get to specify the paint and fur colours, and you could even ruin yours with a regular wolf head if you’re afraid of things like exposed teeth and furrowed brows. Each one stands over a foot and a half tall, with cast resin hands, feet and head. As of this post they’re closed to new orders, but once the holidays are over I’m sure they’ll open up again. Worth waiting for!
If you can’t wait for Worms and Bones, or you like your werewolf statues to double as potential bludgeons, check out Design Toscano‘s “Howl of the Werewolf”. All-resin werewolf sculpts generally fall into a category I’ve just decided to call “faux-Gothic cheese”, but this one looks like it’d rather play around in your blood than read you poetry. Snarly enough to satisfy the monster fan but understated enough to put on your desk at work without worrying HR.
You can never have (or use) too much soap, and a comfortable majority of folks feel the same way about caffeine. Check the “I am clean” and “I am vibrating” boxes at the same time with this silvery soap bar from Con*Tact. I gained enough soap knowledge while working for LUSH to be a little concerned about the wide variety of scents in this bar, particularly the leather and musk, but in theory it should work… and in practice it gets great reviews.
You can also never have too many pairs of underpants, especially ones with a furious cartoon werewolf on them. These cute undies came out of a massively successful Kickstarter, and now they’re available for anyone to buy. They’re boy brief style, with a design that “high-fives you for having ovaries and serves as a friendly reminder to others”, and I guarantee you you know a lady who deserves a high-five and a gift (hint: all ladies do).
Let’s skip the clever little write-up: I want one of these right now. Right now. I’m getting to the age where my Christmas list is a short inventory of boring, practical luxuries like “a nice wallet” and “a wireless scale”, but right up at the top of this year’s list I put this sweet-ass werewolf mask from The Horror Dome. Actually, I asked for the mask & hands combo, but as a werewolf fan who’s currently without a wearable mask, I don’t want extravagance to get in the way of being able to wolf out when needed– the mask alone would do!