When it comes to pop music, there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure. From pop veterans (Gwen Stefani and 98 degrees) to leading divas (Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga) to the best of pop rock (Maroon 5 and Imagine Dragons), this has been a banner year for pop releases and the return of old favourites. If you’re looking for gifts for pop music lovers, you came to the right place.
1. The Old Taylor Can’t Come To The Phone: Phone Case
After a tumultuous year, Taylor Swift is back and better than ever with her record-breaking album Reputation and some snazzy merch to match. Emblazoned with lyrics from the album’s breakout single, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, this phone case is the perfect gift for the Swiftie on your gift list.
2. Sam Smith: The Thrill Of It All
Pop crooner Sam Smith followed up his breakout debut with something even more soulful on this hit album. Inspired by another Sam (Cooke, that is), it’s a great album for an existing fan or someone who’s sure to become one.
3. The Weeknd: Trilogy Vinyl Box Set 5-Year Anniversary Edition
Hard to believe it’s already been 5 years since The Weeknd dropped his masterwork Trilogy, a collection of his best mixtapes – creating the blueprint for alternative-R&B in the process. Now this critically acclaimed album is available as a hand numbered vinyl box set, limited to only 1000 copies.
4. Gwen Stefani: You Make It Feel Like Christmas
The former No Doubt frontwoman turned solo star has done it all: ska, punk, rock, power pop and everything in between and now she’s ready to conquer Christmas with a new retro-pop holiday album, including a duet with her current partner and country star, Blake Shelton.
5. Taylor Swift: Reputation
Given how streaming-averse this pop icon is, why not spoil the Taylor Swift fan in your life with a physical copy of Swift’s critically and commercially acclaimed album, Reputation? Out of all the gifts for pop music lovers, this will be at the top of their list.
6. 98 Degrees: Let It Snow
Before there was One Directon, there was 98 degrees, heating up the charts all through the aughts. The boys are back, this time with some festive tunes and a warm mug of cozy nostalgia.
7. Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life Box Set
Everyone’s favourite sullen songstress, Lana Del Rey’s latest release offers the same beautiful torch ballads but with trap touches and surprising collaborators. Spring for this limited edition, hard cover CD box set that includes a case-bound book and exclusive litho prints featuring a rare smiling star.
8. Lady Gaga: Joanne World Tour Black Muscle Tank
If her performance with Metallica at the Grammys is any indication of how metal Lady Gaga can be, this 80s-inspired hard rock tank further solidifies her hard reputation.
9. Ariana Grande: Dangerous Tour Hat
You too can be a “Dangerous Woman”, with this Ariana Grande tour hat, no waist-length ponytail required.
10. Imagine Dragons: Evolve
As an alternative rock band with a penchant for huge anthemic pop hits, Imagine Dragons checks all the boxes and their latest release offers even more power-rock with larger than life choruses. Get it on vinyl or splurge on this limited edition vinyl box set that includes all of their albums, plus the Continued Silence EP 12” vinyl.
11. Maroon 5: Red Pill Blues (Deluxe)
The pop-rock outfit is back, much to the delight of all “Marooners” and their latest effort is bouncier than ever, featuring massive hooks and cameos by Kendrick Lamar, Future, SZA and A$AP Rocky for a R&B tinged pop album.
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