Flavorwire’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: 50 Gifts for 50 Cultural Icons


It’s that time of year again: the season of the holiday gift guide. And in keeping with tradition, if you’re looking for a present for that special cultural icon of yours (or just someone who reminds you of a certain famous face), Flavorwire has you covered. After the jump, find our gift recommendations for some of the year’s biggest cultural touchstones, whether they be naughty, nice, or lurking somewhere in between.

Aubrey Plaza

Box of 25 ‘Stop Talking’ Cards, $25 at Project No. 8

Because sometimes a withering look just isn’t enough.

Tavi Gevinson

Princi Pink shoes, €335.00 at Vivetta

Weird and cute and totally awesome in equal measure, like Tavi herself.


Anti Collar Necklace, $28 at Fab

Perfect cheeky adornment for one of the coolest girls around.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Winston Revolver Sunglasses, $95 at Warby Parker

For ducking screaming fangirls in style (probably even at his wedding).

Taylor Swift

Yankees Cap, $26.24 at Sports Authority

Welcome to New York.

Lena Dunham

Having a Good Time Mini-Tray, $66 at John Derian

Classy and irreverent all at once.


Fornasetti Brass-framed Collier Mirror, $2,495 at Barney’s

Maybe the only woman sure to hear without error, from now until the end of time, that she is in fact, the fairest of them all.

Blue Ivy Carter

Baby Alpaca Stretch Limo, $54 at Oeuf

Get used to it early, kid.


Top Hat with Bullet Belt, Clock Parts, Pheasant and Peacock Feathers, $98 at Etsy

To add to his collection.

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Monstrous Manual of Genital Afflictions, $5 at Printed Matter

This might just amuse her.

FKA twigs

Fornasetti Pirata Lidded Vase, $775 at Barney’s

A weird and glam and punk and gorgeous vase for a weird and glam and punk and gorgeous woman.

Weird Al

Owl Shirt, $22 at Etsy

Official uniform of the goofy grammar police.

Joanna Newsom

Toadstool Stool, $59 at A&G Merch

For our favorite forest pixie.

Neil Gaiman

Monsters of Modern Literature Trading Cards, $5 at Etsy

Goofy/spooky/cool. If only there were one for the man himself — but perhaps soon.

Matthew McConaughey

Mama Said Knock You Out, L.L. Cool J on vinyl, $23 at Amazon

Don’t call it a comeback, he’s been here for years.

Kristen Bell

Feminist Sloth Sticker Set, $5 at Etsy

What Veronica Mars would stick to her taser if she were as obsessed with sloths as Kristen Bell.

St. Vincent

Love Caves, $60 at Coming Soon

Perfect for your #1 weird-girl crush.

Kara Walker

Vintage French Absinthe Spoons, $39 at Etsy

In case she wants to do a little celebrating with all that extra sugar.

Shailene Woodley

Rainey Royal by Dylan Landis, $17.50 at Powell’s

Just a gentle suggestion to the new queen of the YA film adaptation (OK, she might be slightly too old for this one, but a girl can dream).

Shonda Rhimes

#TGIT T-shirt, $29.50 at CafePress

On second thought, get one for us too.

Mindy Kaling

Satin Sleep Mask, $15 at Etsy


Michael Sam

His & His towels, $5 at Etsy

The rumor is, those football players can get kind of, um, sweaty.


Malin+Goetz Cannabis Candle, $52 at Barney’s

For everybody’s favorite high-class stoner.

Ridley Scott

Whitewash, $11.50 at Woodcraft

Might as well just own it, man.

Kim Kardashian

Beach Body Oil, $32 at Bobbi Brown

For keeping that famous gleam going.

Kanye West

Deer Dana Kanye Tee, $60 at Opening Ceremony

Who else would wear this shirt with as much enthusiasm?

North West

Knit gold crown, $23 at Oeuf

The first of many.

Stephen Colbert

Flying Christ kite, $15 at Fab

For the man who’s always trying to get closer to God — and a laugh.

Lupita Nyong’o

French bath salts, $54 at Restoration Hardware

Because a girl this amazing in every way deserves some serious downtime.

Zooey Deschanel

Big Albino Octopus, $150 at Etsy

For the most adorkable girl in the world.

Miley Cyrus

Sparkle Diva Pink Foozie, $25 at American Two Shot

For house parties and club hopping and everything in between.

Wes Anderson

Large Rabbit Paper Lampshade, $45 at Etsy

Maybe this is already what pops up over Anderson’s head when he has ideas instead of a light bulb, but either way.

Lana Del Rey

Jean-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness, $12.50 at Powell’s

For the girl with a pretty death wish.

Katy Perry

Amethyst Quartz Crystal Soap, $5 at Etsy

Fun, colorful, a little weird, semi-useful… it’s perfect.

Iggy Azalea

Baron Von Fancy x Wah Press on Nails, $20 at American Two Shot

She’s about the only person in the world who could pull these off.

Chris Pratt

Lego 1979 print, $80 at Fab

A classy movie memento.

David Bowie

Branch Horn Object, $348 at Barney’s

For the man who has everything?

Nicki Minaj

Man Ray Lips Cuff, $700 at Nora Kogan

These are totally her color.

Amy Poehler

Bank in the Form of a Pig, $200 at Need Supply Co.

The most extravagant and ridiculous gifts only for Lady Poehler.

Barack Obama

Wooden Sword and Shield, $20 at Etsy

A symbolic gift, if you will.

Cheryl Strayed

Compass, $29 at Etsy

Because not all who wander are lost (or at least not forever).

Jennifer Lawrence

Sweet Nothing Necklace, $40 at In God We Trust

J-Law’s usually a bit more brash with her profanity, but here’s something subtle for the holidays.

Louis C.K.

Hot Chocolate Tee, $35 at Fab

If Louis C.K. were the kind of guy who wore graphic T-shirts, this would be the kind of graphic T-shirt he would wear.

Donna Tartt

S.M.D. Socks, $18 at Grey Area

Tartt may be famously severe in her dress and composure, but we like to imagine she’d rock a little screw you to the haters (looking at you, James Wood) under those perfectly pressed pants.

Neil Patrick Harris

Ping-Pong/Dining Table, $4,500 at ABC Carpet & Home

A multitasking table for a kick-ass multitalented super-dad.

Jenny Slate

Lips Dish, $48 at Michele Varian

Mouthy in all things.

Lars von Trier

John Cheever’s Falconer, $8 at Powell’s

Cheever’s post-rehab novel. Just to prove to our dear Lars that it can, in fact, be done.

Jon Stewart

Oak Director’s Chair, $70 at Cabela’s

You deserve it, buddy.

Gillian Flynn

Voodoo doll, $12 at Etsy

It seems like she might have some use for this.

Kerry Washington

Wine Decanter with Developer, $150 at MoMA Design Store

If Kerry Washington likes a good red half as much as Olivia Pope, we’re in business.