Choosing gifts to celebrate good times can be tough, especially given that they killed off James before it was released on DVD. Commemorate better memories by giving throwback, eco-friendly mementos from Heavy Mental.
ATL's Heavy Mental's an online shop pushing handcrafted keepsakes inspired by "happy times with good music and great friends", most of which're made of repurposed materials, and're separated into categories like "Icons", "Go Team Go" (Sports), and magnets calling out people in need, aka, "Lord Help Blank", which hopefully won't be necessary if Burner Turner isn't hurt again this year. Wares include pocket-sized journals made w/ retro cassette covers like Foreigner's "Until The End Of Time/Under The Gun", and Skid Row's "Wasted Time", plus glass-covered sets of refrigerator magnets made w/ clipped images of things like Nirvana's Nevermind cover & interview photos, the UGA "G", and even Ed McMahon, who wants you to know may already have won $10,000,000, but you'll never know, as he didn't live long enough to give you that giant novelty check. You can also nab scrapbooks made from stuff like the soundtrack to the 1968 Motown TV special TCB featuring The Supremes (in gold sequins) and The Temptations (in green suits), plus a 64-CD holder made from the sepia-toned album cover to the A Star Is Born soundtrack, an interesting offering, considering The CD Has Died.
HM also has gutted-cassette gift card holders (AC/DC's Blow Up Your Video...), and'll make custom greeting cards from 45 covers, onto which they'll paste a collage of images fitting your giftee's personality, making sure your present is totally personalized and dyno-right for them.