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EauMG’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Goth

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Every year I put together a holiday gift guide for the freaks, goths, post-punk dames, vintage vamps and alt-chics – my favorite types of people. This is one of my favorite gift guides to put together as I never outgrew that “phase”. So, it includes all the stuff that I want. Here’s my guide for all those that fancy the vampy:

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1. Blackbird Square Soap in Nightshade – Here’s handmade in Seattle soaps with active charcoal and great scents. Nightshade smells like tomato leaves. Other scents are also available. Two bars in a black box retail for $28 at Blackbird. 

2. Rituel de Fille Ash & Ember Eye Soot in Obsidian – Rituel de Fille is a new makeup brand and I’m totally digging their aesthetic. This is a sooty black cream eyeshadow with a subtle sheen. Looks so good washed over lids or used as an eyeliner. Retails for $24 at Rituel de Fille. 

3. LVNEA Solid Perfume Sample Set – LVNEA is an artisanal line of natural perfumes and this is a sample set of their solids. These range from heady tuberose to earthy patchouli and can be worn alone or layered. The full-size packaging is more glamorous but this is a great way to introduce a friend to the line (and they can choose which full-sizes they’d want to commit to). Retails for $52 at LVNEA.

4. Lalun Moon Butter – This is a luxurious natural shea-based body butter with fancy oils and essences like cocoa and tuberose. Retails for $56 at Lalun. 

5. La Curie EDP Sample Set – I’ve reviewed a few of this indie brand’s perfumes this year. And here’s a nice “stocking stuffer” of three of the EDPs. They’re smoky, woodsy and unisex. Retails for $10 at La Curie. 

goth beauty gift guide

6. Burke & Hare Co. Darkwave Candle in Cloves – This indie candle brand (yes, named after the murders) is known for their dark aesthetic. Cloves is a clove candle with a hint of citrus. Plus, it’s black and has a bat. Retails for $20 at Burke & Hare Co. 

7. Lulu Organics Lavender & Clary Sage Hair Oil – It’s an all-natural hair oil that will keep your long Morticia hair feeling soft and smelling fresh. Plus, the vampy packaging is awesome. Retails for $30 at Beautyhabit. 

8. Sisters of the Black Moon Ether Hair Powder – It’s a natural hair powder that absorbs oil and is great for prepping hair for teasing. Good goths tease. It’s an herbal amber scent. Retails for $22 at Sisters of the Black Moon. 

9. Nightshade Botanicals Ashes to Ashes Dust to Dust Smudge Spray – Here’s a smudge spray by a great natural apothecary brand located in the Seattle area. It’s meant to rid a space of negative energy but hey, it’s scented with lavender, Bulgarian rose and rosewood. So, even skeptics will agree that it smells good! Retails for $10 at Nightshade Botanicals.

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10. Manifest Destiny Travel Tin Candle in Dark Forest – Manifest Destiny is a line of candles with “dark”/”noir” inspirations. Dark Forest is a cedar incense inspired by two children lost in a vast forest (the founder is German; Germans seem to like that theme). Retails for $16.50 at Candlerium. 

11 NYX Wicked Lippies – I’m so happy that “weird” lipstick is now easier to find. NYX Wicked is a collection of metallics in jewel tones ranging from metallic royal purple to shimmery emerald green. Being that these retail for $6 each, you can afford to pick up a few of the shades for your favorite goth. Available at NYX. 

12. Lunatick Cosmetics Pressed Eyeshadow Palette in Beauty From the Crypt – I bought one of these for the palette which features a crystal ball and classic monsters. And the colors blew me away. Beauty From the Crypt includes lovely jewel tones. Retails for $35 at Lunatick Labs.

13. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pencil Essentials – This limited edition set contains six vegan pencils for eyes and lips: Pool Boy (rad blue), Hoochie (neoned magenta), NSFW (true red), Black Dahlia (almost black-red), Tarred (black) and Feathered (white). Retails for $45 at Sephora.

I never said I was a goth expert because it’s a rather diverse subculture. This is my “dark beauty” gift guide that highlights a darker aesthetic regardless of whatever label. I also noticed that many of the products on this list are all natural. I love witchy naturals.

So, do you fancy anything in this guide?

Need more ideas? Check out my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Goth. Many of the items are still available for purchase.


*Beautyhabit and Sephora contain affiliate links. Product pics come from the different brands.

18 thoughts on “EauMG’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Goth

  1. Ah, this is perfect -so perfect! I have some of SOTBM’s body butter in “Ether” and it is truly divine – they have some fabulous stuff. I also have a “Burned at the Stake” candle from Burke and Hare that does not, as my boyfriend guessed incorrectly, smell like roasting flesh – instead it is the most delightfully spicy/smoky combination that is really perfect for this time of year. And I just got a lvnea sample pack last month! I feel like this list was practically handpicked for me 🙂

    P.S. I had not heard of Manifest Destiny candles until today! And so a new obsession is born.

    1. I know I’m eventually going to end up with all this stuff. SOTBM has some great products – apothecary to clothes.
      Haha, well, “Burned at the Stake”, I can see why he would expect roasting flesh. I hope he was pleasantly surprised by the woodiness of it all 🙂
      I don’t need anymore candle addictions, but I can’t help it. I can’t quit candles.

  2. Lalun Moon Butter! tuberose? on my lips?! sold.

    and i was more Dead Can Dance than Goth… but i think we attended a lot of the same functions… i’m sure a lot of Lisa Gerrard fans are still hitting the cloves. 😉


    1. I know, right???

      In the South, one wasn’t picky with the labels. All the freaks had to stick together. I’ve well, geez, just been varying levels of “industrialness” for too long.

      But, yeah, the guy gift guide for the freaks 🙂

  3. I want the smudge spray! Whenever I try to smudge with sage bundles I can never keep them lit. Although I was punk in the early 80s I am embarrassingly cheerful and colorful these days, however I do like the SarahWen perfume oils on Etsy. I think of them as witchy/goth and they make me feel cool 😉

    1. Same! I have to “babysit” them but I love that aroma.

      I love happy, colorful clothing…I just don’t wear it anymore. And the dumb reason is because I don’t have closet space and I limited myself to black, white and gray out of laziness.

  4. Hair powderrrr… I’ve been experimenting with dry shampoos because my hair is *so* oily and I don’t want to shower every day, too hard on my skin! Another one to add to the list. 🙂 And I’m a sucker for eye pencils. That set is calling my name.

    Your lists are always so great, thanks for the work you put into putting them together!

    1. I hate washing my hair when the weather is cold. Yes, I know I’m such a moody teenager at heart…

      I tend to have 2 powders around. One in a spray (Suave makes a good one) and one in the shaker. I use one for “texture” and the other for more heavy-duty oil absorption.

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