It’s that time of year, Snarklings! Holiday gifting time! The Lady of the Manners has spent a not-inconsiderable amount of time talking to artisans and creators (and window-shopping in the process) to bring you a list of enticing goodies in a wide selection of price ranges!
- Sock Dreams. Yes, socks are a holiday gift cliche, but personally, the Lady of the Manners would be thrilled to bits to unwrap goodies from Sock Dreams.
- Giggles and Hoots. Adorable clothing and accessories with a gothy flair.
- Nikol King. Beautiful and intricate screen printed patches and shirts.
- Poison Apple Printshop. Screenprinted ”¦ everything, really. Patches, shirts, altar cloths, and illustrated books.
- Kambriel. Decadent, theatrical, and perfect clothing and accessories, made by one of the kindest people in the universe.
- The Creeping Museum. Wearable art — including enamel pins! — by various artists, with percentages of the sales going to assorted charities.
- Maniere Noire. Wonderful dark-themed enamel pins.
- Strange Women Society. Weird and witchy enamel pins, shirts, and bags.
- Tormented Artifacts . Leather accessories, bags, and masks.
- Sigil. Leather and fur bags and chokers.
- Dulce Calaveritas Delightful acrylic pins and spooky makeup bags.
- Better Off Dead Designs. Handmade coffin clutch bags.
- Portland Bitters Project. Tasty bitters — including rose and chocolate! — to add to all sorts of alcoholic AND non-alcoholic beverages.
- Intrigue Chocolate. Imaginatively flavored small batch chocolates.
- Liberte Du Monde Gourmet. Delicious blends of salts, herbs, and sugars.
- Teas by the Lady of the Manners! Yes, the Lady of the Manners has been spending some time puttering around making blends on the Adagio Tea site.
- Rituel de Fille. Luxurious cosmetics, including “Eclipse”, a multi-use black creme pigment. (The Lady of the Manners uses it as an eyeshadow base, and the merest dot of it when she wants to play around with contouring.)
- Black Moon Cosmetics. Metallic matte lip color. Smokey liquid eye shadows with glitter. Liquid glitter all-purpose topcoat.
- Aromaleigh. Still one of the best stores for all sorts of mineral makeup. The Fatalis and Insectarium collections are especially enticing.
Perfume and Incense
- Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Magical, whimsical, spooky, and all-around magnificent perfume oils.
- Black Phoenix Trading Post. The sibling store of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, specializing in hair glosses, room sprays, and jewelry.
- House of Orpheus. Magical, alchemical perfumes.
- Rosarium Blends. Magickal perfumes and incenses.
- Blooddrop Clothing and Fineries. Delightful scents with wonderful themes.
- Smoochies Bath and Body Products. Deep, vivid colored bath salts! With a Gothic Charm School two-pack of the Blood and Black salts.
- La Creeperie. Vintage books, with an amazing selection of horror, science fiction, occult, and gothic romance titles.
- Strix Publishing. A small press specializing in strange fiction and art books, including the astonishing Problem Glyphs book.
- The Crypt of Curiosities. Delightfully spooky.
- The Small Beast. Hand-forged silver jewelry. Elegant and dangerous.
- Callisto Jewelry. Raw crystals turned into elaborate, magical jewelry.
- Moss of the Woods. Botanical specimens carefully preserved in lucite.
Art, Decor, and Oddities
- Moth and Myth. Lasercut paper moths.
- Evil Supply Company. Greeting cards, stationery, pins, shirts, and coffee mugs for the discerning villain or monster.
- The Stitchy Button. Adorable custom-made bunnies and dolls, for whatever fandom you want.
- Angioletti Designs. Plates, teacups, and teapots, customized with dark (and not-so-dark) designs.
- CatalystKoi. Resin skull replicas, and creepy one-of-a-kind art.
- Henrietta’s Eye. Custom tintype portraits! (Seattle-only, but if you’re in the area, having a tintype portrait done is utterly worth it.)
- The Art of Jason Soles. Unsettling sculptures and jewelry made from bone and skull replicas.
- Gargoyle Statuary. Sculptures, statues, art, and candles perfect for your haunted abode. A spooky Seattle institution!
And of course, if you feel like doing some holiday baking, you just might want the link to the Gothic Charm School gingerbread bats recipe.
And now, Snarklings, the Lady of the Manners is going to seriously consider hibernating for the rest of the year. She hopes that all of you have a wonderful rest of the year, and fervently wishes that 2018 is better and kinder to all of us.
Thank you so much, dear. Happy holidays.
This is an excellent Esty company if you haven’t seen it! I got an adorable fruit bat ornament from this company!: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Dellamorteco