It’s that time of year again! With Black Friday this week and Christmas around the corner, we’re already preparing our shopping lists for the holiday season. From the friends who are your go-to hosts this season to a guide that’ll help you prepare for the festivities, we’ve got you covered with charming and easy-to-buy ideas. But what about your music-obsessed friend? You know, the one who buys tickets to every tour possible and knows all the latest celeb gossip? Well, we have ideas for them, too, and they involve merch.
If concert tickets aren’t an option (those ticket prices aren’t cheap!), another route is gifting artist merch to your loved ones (or yourself). After all, sporting your favorite artist is another form of supporting the musician and also lets people know about what’s on your playlist at first glance. Furthermore, more credit to you if you get merch before it’s sold out.
For example, Junior H’s highly-anticipated $AD BOYZ clothing line is currently sold out but is gearing up for a drop soon. These merch lines aren’t a joke. Speaking of sold-out items, buying merch online also comes in handy when you miss it at the venue. For example, Karol G’s Mañana Será Bonito stadium tour tote bag is finally back in stock. What better gift to your Bichota friend than from the queen Bichota’s line herself?
With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of artist merch that will give you extra brownie points with that music lover of yours. From Afro-Latina DJ and producer twins Coco & Breezy’s exquisite eyewear to Kali Uchis’ OBSESIÓN butt-lifting Colombian jeans, here are six artist merchandise lines to check out when you’re doing your Christmas list shopping this year.
Coco & Breezy Eyewear
Coco & Breezy – also known as Corianna and Brianna Dotson – are far more than singers, producers, and DJs. They also own the eyewear line Coco and Breezy Eyewear, described as “genderless” and a “community where everyone feels seen” since 2019. The eyewear prices range from $90 to $325 (kids prices start at $60). The sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes from UV rays, all while “elevating” your personal style. Besides eyeglasses and sunglasses, they also sell a tote bag and a multi-use scarf that could also be stylized as a headband or a skirt. Our favorite? The chic, circular, rose-gold colored sunglasses called “GRATEFUL-103.”
Mariah Carey’s Holiday Tour Merch
Mariah Carey defrosts every holiday season right after Halloween. This year, the emblematic singer-songwriter also went on her Merry Christmas One And All! holiday tour during November and December. And with every tour comes new merchandise. The new merch line includes Christmas-inspired “It’s Time!” shirts, tote bags, and coffee traveler mugs. It also includes the Barbie Mariah Carey Doll, Holiday Celebration Collectible, and her The Christmas Princess (The Adventures of Little Mariah) book, to name more goodies. The bottom line is you can’t think of Christmas without Mariah Carey or her signature “All I Want for Christmas Is You” track, so why not embrace the season with MC merch?
Bad Bunny’s Album-Inspired Clothing Line
Bad Bunny’s celebrating the launch of his new album nadie sabe lo que va a pasar mañana with merch (that’s also now shipping to Latin America, by the way!). The featured items still in stock include his sneaker collaboration “Bad Bunny x Response CL ‘Paso Fino’” and T-shirts and masks inspired by his new album. However, the items are selling out quickly, so get them while they last. As his official merch website reads, “NADIE SABE CUANDO ES EL PRÓXIMO DROP [NOBODY KNOWS WHEN THE NEXT DROP WILL BE].” It’s unclear if he’s going to restock the sold-out items.
Karol G’s Holiday Collection
Another popular superstar’s merch also selling out quickly is Karol G’s. However, items from her holiday collection still available include long-sleeve mesh tops with her signature thorned-heart designs, necklaces, and Mañana Será Bonito-inspired flower wrapping paper. Besides her holiday collection, the Colombian pop star features more items, especially from her Mañana Será Bonito stadium tour. Stocked options include a tote bag, the Bichota Season album cover blanket, and keychains. Other merch items include Bichota Season pullover hoodies, a wire heart pendant necklace, and multiple sock options.
The Marías Sunglasses
Another artist that embraces eyewear is The Marías. Besides their official merchandise which includes baby tees, crewnecks, and vinyls, the LA-based group is also promoting their collaboration with Crap Eyewear. Their “CINEMA by The Marías” features thick-rimmed eyewear that comes in a black or cream option. The eyeglasses are described as: “CINEMA by The Marias is a medium-sized frame. Thin, adjustable temples make for a comfortable fit and flatter a wide range of face shapes and widths.” The price is $99. Currently, the eyewear is shipping between Dec. 1 to 8. Furthermore, based on their Instagram post, this is the last time they’re restocking this look.
Kali Uchis’ Jean Line
Kali Uchis is another multi-tasking Latina who’s booked and busy. Not only is she promoting her upcoming album, but she’s also running her clothing line Bodied by Uchis. The brand features her OBSESIÓN butt-lifting, or “levanta-cola,” Colombian jeans. The website describes them as “100% Made in Colombia, with our levanta-cola (butt lifting) engineering” and as her “personal spin” on a signature Colombian style. She also features trucker hats, crop tees, and denim shorts, among other selections. Our favorites? The “Corazoncito Maxi Skirt – Desert Rose” and “Obsesión Bucket Hat – Vintage Blue.”