BUST’s Gift Guide 2023:  For The Pop-Culture Fanatic Who’s Nesting

by Emily Rems

Our editors’ top gift picks of the season based on their areas of expertise

The Venn diagram of BUST Editor-in-Chief Emily’s Rems’ fave gifts of 2023 contains three circles interlocking at the nexus of pop-culture, nesting, and eldergoth. Dress up their home, their hair, and their hi-fi with these slick picks.

Wednesday x Kitsch, Nevermore Bow Hair Ties, 2 Pc Set, $12

Gift your favorite braidy beauty these Wednesdayinspired ribbons and they’ll be tressed for Nevermore Academy success.

@mykitsch, mykitsch.com

Barbie Signature Chevron Charcoal Rug, Multiple Sizes Starting At $109

Inspired by the iconic swimsuit Barbie was wearing when she first made a splash in 1959, this art-deco style rug gives the plastic princess a sly wink without the usual pink.

@ruggable, ruggable.com

An Alchemical Journey Through the Major Arcana of the Tarot: A Spiritually Transformative Deck and Guidebook by Nina Bunjevac, $29.99

Acclaimed graphic novelist Nina Bunjevac mined her fascination with psychoanalysis, dreamwork, and esoteric philosophy to create this gorgeous Major Arcana deck and guide perfect for everyone in your coven.

@fantagraphics, fantagraphics.com

Steely Dan Vinyl Reissues Via Geffen/UMe, $29.99 Each

If there are any dad-rock afficionados in your life, they will bob their heads and do the white-man’s overbite in tribute to how smooth these remastered vinyl reissues of Steely Dan’s 1972–1980 albums sound.

@umusic, steelydanshop.com

Field Notes Year-Long Notebook Subscription, $120

Writerly types are always scribbling on the go, and Field Notes pocket notebooks are as fashionable as they are convenient to carry around. A year-long subscription will delight the recipient with two packs of surprising, limited-edition notebooks every three months.

@fieldnotesbrand, fieldnotesbrand.com

Birdbuddy Smart Bird Feeder with Solar Roof, $239

What could be better for pals who are nesting that a tricked-out bird feeder? These solar-powered wonders come equipped with an app-controlled HD camera that takes still photos and live streaming video so they can catch all the avian action!

@my.bird.buddy, mybirdbuddy.com

My Name is Barbra by Barbra Streisand on Audible, $45

If your friends don’t want to spend 48 hours listening with rapt attention to Barbra Streisand reading from her epic memoir, maybe you need new friends.

@prhaudio, audible.com

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