• Barney Townsend

TM Christmas Gift Guide 🎄

It’s not too late to pick up a Christmas gift for your friends and family on Townsend Music. In order to assist you in that last-minute scramble, we’ve written a list (and checked it twice) of the most pukka pressies on the platform that’ll bring joy to your loved ones... whether they’ve been naughty or nice!

Jigsaw Puzzles

Artists Include: Shed Seven, Fatboy Slim, George Harrison

Nothing says Christmas quite like sitting in front of a warm fireplace and working through a jigsaw puzzle with a record on the turntable. At Townsend Music we've got jigsaws from dance music legend Fatboy Slim to a puzzle of the cover of George Harrison's All Things Must Pass. Shed Seven - A Maximum High Cover Jigsaw Puzzle commemorates the Sheds' crowning recorded achievement to date, originally released on 1st April 1996. With the recently-released A Maximum High 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set proving popular on the band's official store, this jigsaw would make an ideal present for the Britpop faithful in your life.

The A Maximum High cover jigsaw puzzle is 500 pieces, with the finished puzzle measuring in at 48cm x 35cm. If the cover image doesn't take your fancy, we also have the A Maximum High Mugshot Jigsaw, depicting the lads detained at Her Majesty's Pleasure at what we can only assume is York police station.


Signed Books

Artists Include: Gary Numan, Huey Morgan, The Coral


Giving the gift of reading to someone near and dear is a tried-and-tested formula for festive brownie points, but add a signature from their favourite artist and you really do have the stuff of memories. We've got Rebel Heroes: The Renegades of Music & Why We Still Need Them Book written and signed by Fun Lovin' Criminals' Huey Morgan, copies of Over Coral Island illustrated and signed by The Coral's Ian Skelly, and the Gary Numan - (R)evolution - The Autobiography Hardback Book.


From humble beginnings in Middlesex to the award-winning godfather of electronica, Gary has seen it all. His incredible story can be charted in two distinct parts: the first, a stratospheric rise to success quickly followed by a painful decline into near obscurity; the second: a twenty-plus year renaissance catalysed by a date with a super-fan!

By turns hilarious and deeply moving, this is Gary Numan in his own words across 480 pages – a brutally honest reflection on the man behind the music that comes complete with a bookmark, hand-signed by Gary Numan.


Face Masks

Artists Include: Imelda May, Maximo Park, James Bourne


On Townsend Music we've got a wide range of fun and funky face masks, so you can stay safe in the supermarket while repping your favourite artists such as indie-rockers Maxïmo Park. There's also an entire range of novelty and brand designs on the Mask Up, Curtain Up official store.

The Imelda May - Just One Kiss Face Mask is official merchandise that sports a cheeky Just One Kiss design; just the ticket if you're planning to hang around the mistletoe with a certain someone!


Mugs

Artists Include: The Prodigy, Happy Mondays, Sugababes


One of the more distinct pleasures of the festive season has to be the opportunity to enjoy a warming glass of mulled wine. And now you can do so while supporting your favourite artists, from pop princesses Sugababes to Manchester mayhem merchants Happy Mondays.

For the raver in your life, allows us to recommend The Prodigy 'Take Me To The Hospital' Mug, repping the stand-out track from 2009's Invaders Must Die on a white ceramic mug - brings new meaning to 'pick your poison'.


Art Prints

Artists Include: Noel Gallagher, Justin Currie, Miles Kane


If you're looking for something a little more impressive than a stocking-filler this yuletide, we have a range of art prints for sale on Townsend Music including wooden signed editions from Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie and special collaborations between Miles Kane and Thomas James Butler. To celebrate 10 years of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Noel revised artwork and designs based around the band's second album, Chasing Yesterday, offering this photographic print taken by Lawrence Watson during the recording of the album.

The Chasing Yesterday Noel Art Print is available on 250gsm gloss artboard with gloss laminate, measuring in at 20" x 16".


...And Finally

Artists Include: Oasis, Arlo Parks, Travis, GUNSHIP, Wet Wet Wet


Last but not least, we have some final ideas for miscellaneous stocking stuffers. These gifts may be small, but the smile they produce will be anything but!

Oasis: Knebworth Patch Arlo Parks: Collapsed In Sunbeams Tote Bag Travis: 12 Memories Coaster Pack GUNSHIP: Album Turntable Slipmat Wet Wet Wet: Christmas Baubles


Please remember to refer to our Last Dispatch Dates For Christmas 2021 section on the Help Centre of our Homepage if you have any concerns about whether your items are likely to make it to you in time for the big day. Season's greetings one and all!


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