The Casual Cultures 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas fast approaching, we wanted to scour some of our favourite sites, and brands, to deliver you the ultimate gift guide for a range of different budgets and tastes. Whether you’re looking for cost-cutting stocking fillers or the ultimate in eye-catching outwear, we have the gifts for you and your budget…

Acid House Stocking Filler:

Ninety by Johnny Proctor

Johnny Proctor’s cult classic and the first book in the “Zico” trilogy, Ninety is a tale of what happens when a teenager grows up faster than they should. Set against the backdrop of a pivotal and defining period of time for the British working class youth when terrace culture and Acid House collided and infectiously changed lives and attitudes accordingly, this is the ultimate stocking filler for anyone looking to relive or learn more, about one of the seminal periods of youth culture in the UK to date.

BUY NOW – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1916088503

A Winter Warmer:

McMurphy by Casual Connoissuer

After a few years’ hiatus the McMurphy’s are back, and this is the pick of the bunch in our opinion, with the Royal Blue base perfectly contrasted with the Red up top. As always with Casual Co hats, it’s limited numbers, and strictly one per customer, so be quick if you want to grab one before they are gone, forever!

BUY NOW – http://shop.casualco.com/product/mcmurphy-blue-red

Unsigned Support:

Various – Brits and Pieces Compilation

A compilation album created to showcase the UK’s best independent indie bands and solo artists. Inspired by the compilation albums of the 1990s (such as Shine) and compiled and created by Brits & Pieces (@britspieces), an amateur 90s music fan Twitter account. At a time when independent artists are unable to play live (and streaming revenues are minimal), this album is intentionally being sold as a physical CD to maximise profits for the featured bands. All profit from the CD will be distributed to those featured on the CD. Dig deep, there is some cracking tunes on here.

BUY NOW – https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/various/brits-and-pieces

Sweatshirt Perfection:

Weather Sweatshirt by TRiCKETT

Based on an iconic Hugo Boss creation, as sported by Apollo Creed in a famous boxing film, the Weather sweat is easily our favourite product that TRiCKETT have produced this year. This edition is slightly looser fitted – because let’s be honest, we’ve all gained a little lockdown weight – and is well worth the money. Believe me when I say you get a lot of sweatshirt for your cash. Perfectly weighted, in terms of construction and fabric, anyone would be delighted to wake up to this corker come Christmas Day.

BUY NOW – https://trickett-england.co.uk/product/weathers-sweatshirt/

Collab of the Year:

Berghaus Blueprints by Kestin

The Berghaus Trango is one of the world’s most iconic outdoor clothing designs and this collaboration with Scottish designer Kestin is one of the standout jackets of the year. Subtle, tonal hues offer a refined edition of the signature Berghaus colour blocking aesthetic, whilst four spacious bellow pockets and a quick access inside chest zip pocket behind the stormguard, offer superb storage options. Iconic!

BUY NOW – https://www.kestin.co/products/berghaus-blueprints-trango-jacket-in-tan-camel-stone

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