Great Gifts for Girls Who Rock
Not sure what to get the rocker girl in your life? We picked out eight great gifts — complete with online links — for you. Happy shopping!
The Purr-fect Scent
Ladies who want to evoke the spirit of “California Gurls” onstage now have something to meow about! Katy Perry’s new signature perfume “Purr” — a blend of peach nectar, forbidden apple and green bamboo scents supported by jasmine blossom, pink freesia, Bulgarian rose, vanilla orchid, white amber, creamy sandalwood and musk notes — smells like a Teenage Dream. According to Perry, “Purr is a natural extension of who I am as a woman.” $45-65. Available at www.nordstrom.com
The Perfect Pickings
While looking for a little holiday pick-me-up on Guitar Center’s website, we came across Clayton’s durable Acetal guitar/bass picks, which feature pinup artwork by artist Susan Heidi. They’re perfect for the tattooed vixen or viking who likes to strum something sexy. $4.99 for a six-pack. Available at Guitar Center stores, and online at GuitarCenter.com
For Pregger Rock Moms
Online boutique RockstarMoms.com is known for its edgy, stage-worthy fashions. One of our favorites, the orangy-red-yellow tube top with the Rolling Stones lip, is as flattering as it is fun. Or, as new mama and drummer Trish of NYC alt-rock favorites The Natch! puts it, “This tube top is the bomb!” $34.95. Available at Rockstarmoms.com
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
With roaring metal guitars and track names like “Drunkaholic”, female-fronted band Stark’s album Race to the Floor is a far cry from your favorite Christmas carol. But the CD has enough rock nuggets to keep you entertained past the holiday season. $5. Available online at CDBaby.com.
An Acoustic Guitar Bursting with Color
Daisy Rock’s Pixie Acoustic/Electric guitar — available in colors like Pink Sparkle and Blueberry Burst – is a full-scale instrument designed especially for girls, with a slim, narrow neck and small body. Plus, it comes with a gig bag! $249.99. Available at DaisyRock.com
Listening to indie-folk songwriter Lorraine Leckie’s simple but brilliant album “Martini Eyes” is addictive. And perfect for cold, winter nights. $6.93. Available at Limewire’s online store.
They play sexy indie rock and ska with a feminine touch. What’s even better, New York City’s co-ed band The Rosies (half guys, half gals) has a song to please everyone on their five-track digital EP. $5. Available online at http://therosies.bandcamp.com
Electric Lady with Accessories
Buy a smooth, Alder wood-finished Fender Standard Stratocaster at Sam Ash this holiday season, and you’ll get a chorus and distortion pedal to match. We think the Strat is stunning — and its modern “C” shape Maple neck comes with the choice of Rosewood or Maple Fingerboard and vintage-style tremolo arm. Gig bag included. Available at Sam Ash stores and SamAsh.com