Looking for that perfect voodoo doll for your special someone? How about a skull decanter for your cranberry bourbon cocktail? The Strange South Gift Guide is here for you. We’ve compiled gift ideas state-by-Southern-state that will bring out the strange in your holidays. And for that finishing touch, hit our own merch store for official Strange South gear.
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FOR THE PERFECT GHOST STORIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey: Commemorative Edition Paperback by Kathryn Tucker Windham
One of the best-known and widely shared books about the South, Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey has haunted the imaginations of generations of delighted young readers since it was first published in 1969. Written by nationally acclaimed folklorists Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh, the book recounts Alabama’s thirteen most ghoulish and eerie ghost legends.
RELATED EPISODE: We tell the story of Bill Sketoe (but not as well as she does): Episode 73 – The Hole that Won’t Stay Filled
FOR LEAVING SANTA GHOSTLY TREATS
LILIAO Ghost Cookie Cutter for Halloween – 4 x 3.8 inches – Stainless Steel
Santa LOVES a good treat and why not change it up a bit this holiday season with haunted sugar cookies!
Made from Food Safe Stainless Steel. Not only perfect for cutting cookie dough, but also for cutting fondant, bread, sandwiches, jelly, cheese, soft fruits, pancake, soap, craft clay. Smooth cutting edge makes them easy to use for adults and kids, the other side for press is binding processed, makes them safe to use. Stainless steel material, not easy to get rust, very durable, and dishwasher safe. – Amazon
FOR THE SURVIVALIST IN YOUR LIFE
12 in 1, Survival Kit, Christmas Stocking Stuffers, Fishing Hunting Camping (NO JUST FOR MEN!)
High-Quality Survival Kit. Great to have during the Apocalypse
With the Apocalypse quickly coming upon us, I want to be prepared for anything that happens in the near future. I bought this kit so I will have the tools to survive as long as I can. Everything is really high quality and has multiple purposes. This kit is very efficient in the number of tools it has. I have never had a spoon that is also a knife, saw, and whistle, it comes with two different fire makers so you can make twice the amount of fire. I feel much safer and secure having this survival kit around. Great Purchase and even better gift! – Spicer
FOR CAVE DWELLERS & SECRET ALIEN SOCIETY SEEKERS
EverBrite 2-Pack Headlamp Flashlight for Running, Camping, Living in Caves, Reading, Fishing, Hunting, Walking, Jogging Head Light Durable, Lightweight Batteries Included
Bright, powerful headlights, built with longevity in mind. Each light is powered by 8 LEDs with visible light emissions of 30 lumens which have a lifespan of more than 100,000 hours. Conveniently pick 2 bulbs, 4 bulb, or 8 bulb brightness levels while out hiking, exercising, or walking your dog. Also comes with a strobe light mode that can protect you against unwanted attackers to disorientate them while you get away. – Amazon
RELATED EPISODE: Listen to the bizarre conspiracy theories of Richard Shaver and Arkansas’ underground cities: Episode 66 – Arkansas Cave People
FOR A BETTER SOUTH
Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent’s Guide to Bringing Up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity by Aaron Gouveia
With his characteristic sense of humor, self-deprecating humility, and persuasive personal convictions, Aaron Gouveia provides the ultimate guide to raising emotionally healthy boys in today’s hyper-gendered society. He makes the case for a certain kind of intentional parenting that, in its absence, allows toxic messages to negatively shape boys’ perceptions of girls and of themselves. – Lori Day
RELATED EPISODE: Listen to how unchecked toxic masculinity is a component in this horrific crime of extreme domestic violence and murder. Episode 18 – Dover Family Massacre
FOR AN HILARIOUS STRESS RELIEF
Florida Man the Epic Adult Coloring Book: Outrageous Tales of Misadventure and Mayhem
The funniest damn thing I’ve ever seen. – Tom Franzen
RELATED EPISODE: Listen to tales of the original Florida Man: Trapper Nelson in Episode 84: Wildman of Loxahatchee // Zack and Addie
FOR (MORE FLORIDA MAN) PARTY FUN
Florida Man Board Game
Extra! Extra! Today’s headline says Florida Man is up to it again! But wait, is this headline true or false? Can you tell the difference? This game will keep you guessing which headlines really went down and which ones haven’t actually happened. . . yet. – Amazon
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FOR YOUR FAVORITE COOKIE MAKER
Ann Clark Cookie Cutters 3-Piece Bigfoot / Sasquatch Cookie Cutter Set with Recipe Booklet, Bigfoot, Evergreen Tree and Footprint
The cookies you make with the Bigfoot/ Sasquatch Cookie Cutter Set will not be hoax. Deep 1″ cut, USA-made steel, Certified food safe. – Amazon
RELATED EPISODE: A string of bigfoot sighting in the Peach State: Episode 79 – Bigfoot in Georgia
FOR ATLANTANS IN THE KNOW
Murder Kroger Mens Tshirt Tshirt Workout Tshirt WB
Great quality fabric, very comfortable, nice detail. – Valerie Jenks
RELATED EPISODE: Learn the history of one of Atlanta’s most infamous grocery stores: Episode 38 – Hi, Welcome to Murder Kroger!
FOR THE OLD-SCHOOL BOOK LOVERS
Vintage Library Due Date Card Coaster Set
These are just so unique I had to have them. If you are a reader or frequented the library often as a youth, these will give you those feel-good memories. – RETSmile
RELATED EPISODE: Find out how Kentucky women led the push for literacy through the Pack Horse Librarian Project: Episode 48 – The Book Women of Kentucky
FOR THE DONE-WITH-Y’ALL BOOK LOVERS
Blue Q Novelty Crew Socks (fit women’s shoe size 5-10)
A friend wore it last day of work it helped her emotionally with all of the drama. It was a silent f u lol – franchesca r.
FOR THE ADVENTURER (with Wifi)
Modoker Canvas Vintage Backpack, Travel Laptop Backpack Fits 17/15.6 Inch Computer & Tablet, Large Bookbag Rucksack Backpack with USB Charging Port, Brown
Water-resistant, with four interior compartments and three exterior zippered pockets. A quick access card pocket on the left side shoulder strap and a glasses hook on the right. Carry on size backpack but capacity can be expanded to 35 L to store everything you need and some things you don’t. – Amazon
FOR THE SKEETER-HATING SWAMP DWELLER
Thermacell MR450 Portable Mosquito Repeller with Rubber Armor and ZoneCheck; Includes Belt Clip and 12 Hrs of Refills; No DEET, No Mess, No Flame, No Scent; Highly Effective Bug Spray Alternative
TURN IT ON… MOSQUITOES GONE. Thermacell MR450 Portable Mosquito Repellent creates a 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitos. Portable, lightweight, and tough with rubber over-mold and belt clip. ZoneCheck illuminates when Repellent is working. – Amazon
RELATED EPISODE: Everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s deadliest critter: Episode 61 – Abracadabra: The Mosquito!
FOR YOUR VOODOO QUEEN
Voodoo Doll Cone Burner, Smoke Coming Out of The Eyes and Corners of The Mouth, Voodoo Doll Incense Burner Desktop Resin Ornament for Yoga Room, Ornament Handmade Craft for Home Decoration
I love this voodoo doll incense holder! It’s also a nice figurine when I’m not using incense. Since I love dark & spooky things, this was a great addition to my collection. – Kayla
RELATED EPISODE: A father buys bad voodoo to bring his beloved daughter back from the dead: Episode 11 – The Child Zombie of New Orleans
FOR THE HAUNTED
White Sage Smudging Kit Smudge Stick Gift Kit + Instructions & Blessings (Beginner’s Kit)
Beautifully Packaged White Sage Smudge Bundle, Abalone Shell (4.75 to 6-inch) with Stand, Smudging Feather, and 7-stone Chakra Bracelet, Detailed Instructions & Blessings. Sage is sustainably grown on private land and very carefully collected to preserve these sacred plants.
RELATED EPISODE: Find out about the most haunted house in Mississippi: Episode 62 – The Little Red House
FOR THE HAIRY
Hatteker Mens Hair Clippers Professional Cordless Hair Beard Trimmer Haircut Grooming Kit Rechargeable
The Hatteker Complete Home Barbers Haircutting Kit for everything you need for a successful haircut at home, to achieve a wide variety of hairstyles and lengths. The premium hair clipper, with an advanced, patented motor that provides substantial power and speed without producing additional heat and noise. The clipper also includes premium self-sharpening precision ground blades that cut through the thickest of hair. A complete set of clipper attachment guards that glide through the hair for superior comfort. – Amazon
RELATED EPISODE: The mystery of a Pascagoula creeper who snuck in and hacked hair in the dead of night: Episode 40: The Phantom Barber
FOR THE (WAMPUS) CAT LOVER
WONDERFULITEMS CAT Playing Music Dancing Dance WAMPUS CAT RAG 12″ X 16″ Image Size Vintage Poster REPRO
Vintage 12 x 16 poster reproduction of the sheet music cover illustration of the Wampus Cat Rag by Jimmie Cox (1918?).
RELATED EPISODE: The strange story of the Wampus Cat: Episode 37: Sea Serpents of the South // Cattywampus
FOR THE WITCHES AMONG US
Witchcraft Travel Kit Wicca Supplies and Tools Starter Kit Witch Box
For such a small kit, this ancient wooden box will make your witch-crafting extremely easy with an abundance of herbs in corked glass bottles, crystals such as amethyst, quartz, and rose quartz, and essential oils like Lavender, Frankincense, and Patchouli, and even a wand. This small travel size box is made of redwood and has faux leather and metal decorations. It measures 5.1×4.7×2.1 inches or 13x12x5.4 centimeters. This kit includes a multitude of herbs that can be exchanged for my even larger variety of herbs that I have in stock. – Seller
RELATED EPISODE: Learn about North Carolina’s first witch trial: Episode 24 – Susannah Evans vs IGNORAMUSES
FOR YOUR VERY OWN BARTENDER FRIEND
Skull Decanter in Bottler Skull Head by The Wine Savant 750ml, Skull Bottle Halloween Skull Face Enlarges with Whiskey, Tequila, Bourbon Scotch or Rum – Great Gift for Any Bar!
Made a great gift, my friend said he would put red wine in it and imagine he was drinking the blood of his enemies. – Spencer Sanchez
RELATED EPISODE: Yes, Blackbeard hung out in South Carolina. Episode 90 – What the F*&k, Blackbeard?
FOR THE PIRATE IN YOU
Smuggler’s Trove Rum Making Kit | Thousand Oaks Barrel Co.
Whether your pirate, sailor or simple landlubber, you can now make your own rum at home with the Smuggler’s Trove™ Rum Making Kit. Kit includes a 750ml rum jug and three bottles essences to make Coconut Rum, Spiced Rum, and Amber Caribbean Rum. Alcohol Not Included. – Amazon
FOR THE TRUE BELIEVERS
EW Designs Tennessee Ghost Hunting Permit Sticker Decal Vinyl Paranormal Hunter TN Bumper Sticker Vinyl Sticker Car Truck Decal 5″
It’s a sticker! For your car!
FOR A GREAT READ ON THOSE LONG WINTER NIGHTS
Thirteen Tennessee Ghosts and Jeffrey: Commemorative Edition Hardcover by Kathryn Tucker Windham
In Thirteen Tennessee Ghosts and Jeffrey, beloved and best-selling folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham presents a spine-tingling collection of Tennessee’s eeriest ghost tales. Accompanied by her faithful companion, Jeffrey, a friendly spirit who resided in her home, Windham traveled from the mysterious muds of Memphis to the haunted hollow’s of east Tennessee to collect the spookiest collection of Volunteer State revenants ever written. – Amazon
FOR YOUR VERY OWN GHOST DOG
LuckyPet Pet ID Tag – Ghost – Glows in The Dark – Custom Engraved Dog & cat Tags. Available in 2 Sizes.
These durable and deeply engraved plastic tags are made out of high-quality photoluminescent material that can glow for hours after only minutes of charge. They are an attractive off-white color when viewed in the light, but glow bright green in the dark! – Amazon
RELATED EPISODE: Stories about ghost dogs of Tennessee: Episode 47 – Ghost Dogs
FOR YOUR DIRTY KRAMPUS
Seduced by Bigfoot and Ravaged by the Yeti: The Secret Adventures of a Fertile Housewife by Eva Roche-Poésy
Betty Bradford was a typical small-town housewife in rural Vermont, until one day a beast from deep within the forest smelled how FERTILE and desperate she was. – Amazon
RELATED EPISODE: That time a Virginia GOP candidate got owned for digging bigfoot erotica: Episode 79: Bigfoot in Georgia AND its AfterTalk, available only to Patrons at https://www.patreon.com/thestrangesouth . Join to listen!
FOR TAROT READERS AND DIVINERS
Stevenca Metal Tin Sign Psychic Readings $5 Tarot Cards Crystal Balls Vintage 8×12 Inch Wall Decor…
RELATED EPISODE: The story of the Sleeping Prophet: Episode 87 – The End of Edgar Cayce
FOR THE GREEN OF THUMB
EIIORPO Tree Face Planter,Old Man Tree Face Garden Pots Resin Tree Face Decor Flower Pots Succulent Plant Pot for Outdoor Indoor Funny Yard Art Garden Decorations Creative Gift.
The bottom of the flowerpot is designed with drainage holes for watering, which is suitable for the growth of juicy plants with developed roots. The root system of the plant has the advantages of good drainage, no water accumulation, and no water accumulation. – Amazon
RELATED EPISODE: The world’s worst cryptid: Episode 57 – Vegetable Man Wants Blood
For Bar Accessories You Won’t Lobotomize Anyone With
YES Time Skull Cocktail Picks Martini Picks Reusable Olive Picks Garnish Skewer Fruit Toothpicks pack of 10 (Antique silver)
The skulls are nicely detailed, and the metal pick is sturdy. They came in a clear plastic case for storage, and work very well. Just be careful not to stab yourself or poke someone’s eye out. The picks are sharp enough to give someone a lobotomy. – Tatiana Schneider
RELATED EPISODE: How West Virginia became the lobotomy capital of the US: Episode 81: Operation Ice Pick
3D Skull Ice Mold Tray, Super Flexible High Grade Silicone Ice Cube Molds for Whiskey, Cocktails, Beverages, Iced Tea & Coffee, Black (Skull – Makes 4) – By Shaped
Imagine a skull head staring at you from your chilled drink. Not only exciting drinks but also spooky chocolates, silky soaps, macabre candles, and more. – Amazon
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