Ah, ’tis the season for all things merry and bright. Holly wreaths, silver bells, prancing reindeer, caroling children, jolly men in red suits. It can all be a little nauseating, especially when we’re still undergoing the tender and horrific ministrations of the year from Hell. If, like me, you’re looking to deck your halls with something a little darker, a little more weird and wonderful to lift your spirits this holiday season, we’ve got you covered.
Handcrafted and incredibly detailed, who wouldn’t want their very own plague doctor even if it does look like he just received a surprise visit from the Spanish Inquisition.
If you’re like me, then the only thing you love more than vintage is black cats, so this handmade porcelain ornament set has you covered on both accounts.
This adorable little guy is testament to the fact that not everyone would be prettier if they would “just smile.”
These elegant magpie skull baubles are a must-have for any taxidermy enthusiast.
This shimmering beauty will help you celebrate Yule in style.
Remind your children to be obedient this holiday season lest they be carried off for a demonic birch-beating by our old friend Krampus.
This disembodied cyclopean angel will watch over all of your holiday festivities. Just don’t blink.
This shop features a whole range of hand-burnt wooden ornaments for your occult-themed Yule tree.
Creepy doll head? Yes, please!
These beautiful, embroidered ornaments are the perfect balance of macabre and festive.
For the discerning palm-reader, this beautifully-crafted, clay ornament will add a rustic touch to your tree.
I know. I know. But for your last minute, just-don’t-have-time-to-wait-for-shipping preparations, these gleaming silver and gold skulls are the perfect filler to finish off your tree.
What good would a darkling tree be without the High Priest himself to top it off?
Red and white have their places (mmm streaks of crimson on creamy, pale skin), but on a stocking, it’s pretty bleh. This shop has a fabulous collection of darkly delightful stockings to hang from your mantle.
Want the scent of pine without lugging the shedding corpse of a tree into your living room? Try out this lovely, hand-crafted soy candle from Witch City Wicks.
What’s the point of selecting the perfect gift for that special someone if you have to wrap it up in Snoopy paper? Instead, offer your love happiness and protection this holiday with this beautiful wrapping paper designed by Adrienne Rozzi.
Looking for something a little more fun with a touch of kitsch? Try out this wrapping paper featuring Santa after a few too many diet pills.
These miniature homages to Edgar Allan Poe provide the perfect finishing touch for your gifts.
In case you haven’t gotten enough of that sexy, ebony-furred devil yet, this shop offers a variety of greeting cards featuring vintage images of the man himself doing everything from stealing children away to taking his lady out for a night on the town.
Feel like throwing off traditional imagery altogether? How about this beautiful greeting card featuring a witch representing the night.
If you like the other cards but feel like you need something a little more subtle to send to your grandparents and your crazy, fundamentalist aunt, then here is a simple, elegant solution.