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The BoomBox’s Holiday Gift List

It’s that time of year, folks, and we here at The BoomBox know how hard it is to shop for all the people on your list. But don’t fear; We’ve put together a holiday gift guide chock-full of ideas for all the special (or not so special) people in your life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect present to impress your significant other or a simple, inexpensive item for your not-so-significant other, we’ve got you covered.

01
Legends of Rap Trading Card Deck
$49.99
Run DMC, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel and Whodini are a just a few of the hip-hop legends who make up this set of 32 colorfully illustrated trading cards. Flip each one over to reveal each respective pioneer’s contribution to the culture.
Legends of Rap Trading Card Deck
legendsofrap.de
02
‘DJ Hero 2′
$59.99
Skip Serato and go the easy route with this music-gaming experience that’ll turn an off-beat record player into a crafty mix master in no time. Transform a bedroom into a hip-hop hotspot with over 80 mixes that include tracks from the likes of 2Pac and Bruno Mars.
DJ Hero 2
Activision
03
Gold Boombox, by Lasonic
$258
Practice those stellar break-dancing moves while grooving to the sounds of James Brown‘s ‘Get Up Offa That Thing‘ on this flashy radio. A fitting gift for a fan of TheBoombox.com, the retro device is compatible with iPhone and iPod.
Lasonic Boombox
gizmodo.com
04
‘Hip-Hop: The Game!’
$49.99
Know every quirky detail about rappers past and present? For example, Kurtis Blow’s government name or the college Fab Five Freddy attended? There’s more than 100 trivia questions included in this hip-hop board game, which uses a vinyl record as the centerpiece for play.
Hip-Hop! The Game
myspace.com/blingbling2002
05
2011 Lil Wayne Calendar
$11.24
Missed Lil Wayne while he was incarcerated in jail at Rikers Island? Stare at his tattooed face for the next 12 months with this calendar dedicated to the Young Money head honcho. Don’t forget: Weezy celebrates his born day on Sept. 27.
Lil Wayne 2011 Calendar
Amazon.com
06
‘Decoded,’ by Jay-Z
$18.90
What exactly did Jay-Z mean when he rapped, ‘If Jeezy’s paying LeBron, I’m paying Dwayne Wade,’ on ‘Empire State of Mind‘? Get familiar with the stories behind some of the Brooklyn emcee’s choice rhymes in this 336-page book co-written by author Dream Hampton.
Jay-Z 'Decoded' Cover
Amazon.com
07
Livescribe 2GB Pulse Smartpen
$127.36
This “smartpen” records audio as you write or draw, to make sure you don’t miss any information when jotting down notes. With 2GB of memory, this gadget allows you to download recordings directly to your computer or upload them online to share with others.
Livescribe 2GB Pulse Smartpen
Amazon.com
08
CrystalRoc Microphone
$1074.36+
Oh, you fancy, huh? Command the stage with a bedazzled mic that draws attention to every lyric sung. This London-based company uses Swarovski crystallizing, gold plating, chrome plating or color powder coating to enhance a performance.
CrystalRoc Microphone
CRYSTALROC
09
‘The Big Butt Book,’ by Dian Hanson
$43.19
Rap fans first caught wind of the callipygian-covered picture book this summer when Drake flipped through nearly every page during a Ustream chat with fans. More than 400 rotund booties from 1900 to the present are featured in the book’s 372 pages.
'The Big Butt Book' Cover
Taschen
10
Jay-Z Private Reserve Denim
$225-$275
Not only are a pair of jeans from Jay-Z’s Private Reserve Denim collection a great gift, but by purchasing a pair you’re also donating money to the nonprofit organization Hope for Haiti.
Jay-Z Private Reserve Denim
Amazon.com
11
TEMPTU Presents: Dereon Deluxe Edition Temporary Tattoo Kit
$34
Get bodied in skin art without making the commitment to lifelong ink with this limited-edition collection of temporary tattoos inspired by Beyoncé and created exclusively for Deréon by Tina Knowles.
TEMPTU Dereon Temporary Tattoos
Temptu
12
‘The Sneaker Coloring Book’
$13.57
For the artsy sneaker-head, design your fantasy kicks using 100 templates of classic streetwear.
'The Sneaker Coloring Book'
Amazon.com
13
Nixon 50-31 PU Watch
$325-$400
This stylish timepiece has been rocked by Mos Def and shows a hip-hop style with equal parts creativity and luxury.
Nixon 50-31 PU Watch
Nixon
14
‘Michael Jackson’s Vision’
$39.98
The King of Pop lives on in this deluxe box set featuring more than four hours of his iconic music videos spanning across three DVDs. Become mesmerized in his captivating dance moves with classic clips from ‘Billie Jean’ to ‘Remember the Time.’
'Michael Jackson's Vision'
Amazon.com
15
Only the Brave Eau de Toilette, by Diesel
$67.50
Your man might not be diesel, but his cologne can be. Diesel’s latest Only the Brave Eau de Toilette is for fellas who want to smell manly … like their spokesman Common.
Only the Brave Eau de Toilette by Diesel
macys.com
16
Marc Jacobs USB Mixtape
$15
Want to create the ultimate playlist for a loved one? Well, Marc Jacobs has created a USB storage drive in the shape of a mixtape. Add the songs, give the gift.
Marc Jacobs USB Mixtape
marcjacobs.com
17
Skullcandy Agent Headphones
$49.95
Skullcandy’s Agent headphones are hi-fi, gigantic and come in an assortment of colors. Anyone from DJs to mass transit users will appreciate headphones like these.
Skullcandy Agent Headphones
skullcandy.com
18
J-Me: ‘Cassette’ Tape Dispenser
$19.99
Know any audiophiles who works a boring day job? Well, remind them of their number-one passion with a tape dispenser in the shape of a cassette. They’ll definitely have the hippest cubicle in the office.
J-Me: 'Cassette' Tape Dispenser
digitalgravel.com
19
‘Back in the Days’ Photo Book
$39.99
The perfect coffee-table book for old-school hip-hoppers, or for those who just love a good pairing of Cazals and Adidas.
'Back in the Days' Photo Book Cover
Amazon.com
20
MiCorder Digital MP3 Recorder
$79.99
MiCorder is the perfect gift for anyone looking to turn anything into an MP3. It’s a techie’s fantasy, with the ability to record and convert any audio and plug it into any phone, MP3 player or car stereo.
MiCorder Digital MP3 Recorder
Olens Technology
21
Refillable Record Book
$28.00
This refillable notebook is good for vinyl aficionados who enjoy scribbling notes, as well. The covers offer real, classic vinyl LPs. These can’t be scratched on turntables, though.
Refillable Record Book
buyolympia.com
22
‘Def Jam Rapstar’
$49.96-$69.96
The first true hip-hop video game is great for fans of Guitar Hero and those who want to see if they will truly become the next great MC.
Dej Jam Rapstar
Def Jam Rapstar
23
Supreme Letterman Jacket
$338
Worn by everyone from Drake to your current favorite skateboarder, the Supreme letterman jacket is a stylish standby that keeps you on the varsity team every winter.
Supreme Letterman Jacket
Hypebeast
24
Beastie Boys ‘Hello Nasty’ Collector’s Vinyl
$98.98
Get the Beasties‘ futuristic masterpiece in four pieces of 180 gram vinyl with 21 bonus tracks and rarities. The best gift for the “intergalactic” hip-hop aficionado.
Beastie Boys 'Hello Nasty'
Amazon.com
25
Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’
$11.99
Kanye’s new record isn’t only the most anticipated hip-hop release of the year but the best way to introduce weary listeners to the genre’s artier layers.
Kanye West, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'
kanyewest.com

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