GIFT GUIDE 2018
Check 'em out! This year's hit list of the unique, the classic and the contemporary. Explore our gift picks for this Winter and beyond.
Available to purchase online, in-store or simply Click & Collect at your local Rough Trade, right up until midday on Christmas Eve!
Rough Trade Exclusive
Notebooks are a thing of the past right, but books that play notes, that's the future!
Printed touch technology allows you to play the piano keys with the touch of your fingertips. Connect to a simple app for a musical visualisation of notes as they are pressed, record function for notes and vocals, as well as the ability to play back or export your recorded music.
This is the gift no-one will be expecting.
It really is a beautiful product, totally unique and furthermore exclusive to us at Rough Trade.
This exceptionally clever device is all wrapped up in a hardback notebook, encapsulated in grey cloth with gold foil stamped logo and piano keys.
We’re partnered with AIAIAI for a reason: because they make really really great headphones. Like us here at Rough Trade, AIAIAI work closely with those that create and appreciate music, delivering a reliable experience everyone can enjoy.
Having a trusted recommendation is important to everyone, so we’re really happy to be able not only to recommend AIAIA for their quality, but offer this fantastic promotion to boot.
IN-STORE ONLY PROMOTION: Buy any Preset headphone and get a Pair of Black Pipe Earphones free (RRP £29.99)! That's a present for your favourite and second favourite child in one go!
The Legend is Back
The turntable that helped craft, change and create modern music as we know it today returns, fully loaded. Here at Rough Trade, the return is a wonderful endorsement of the vinyl format we love so dearly.
If you love music, whatever the genre, the Technics SL-1210GR is the turntable we highly recommend.
We get it. Choosing new music can be mega daunting, especially when buying as a gift. So let us assist.
Informed by what you talk to us about, what’s been in most demand across our shops and what we’ve been lusting, loving and lauding throughout the year. With the ultimate aim of championing the future as well as celebrating the present, discover our top 10 Albums of the Year for 2018.
Naturally, we think it’s a great list of albums. We’re proud of it and we’re excited to bundle them up for you this year. Available on CD or LP.
Be A Pussy
‘Make your government shit its pants’.
Nadya Tolokonnikova, founding member of the Russian activist-punk group Pussy Riot, is a creative activist, professional protestor, brazen feminist, shocking visual artist, and force to be reckoned with.
After emerging from prison as an international symbol of radical resistance, don’t miss this fascinating guide structured around Nadya's ten rules for revolution.
There’s never been a more enticing and relevant read. Read it before the ritual book burnings start up again.
For the first time, Rough Trade are excited to offer one-of-a-kind, luxury playing card decks showcasing stunning, original designs.
Founded in 2013, Art of Play has developed into one of the world's leading sources for designer playing cards, games, and puzzles, collaborating with award-winning designers and brands to create original products.
Now available at Rough Trade, discover six unique sets all custom made and beautifully presented, including Bruce Lee, Into The Weird and Third Man Records (now co-exclusively available at Rough Trade).
For One Winter Only
You can never have enough Rough Trade tote bags right? Purchase practical, Instagram-friendly and saving the planet at the same time. This year though, we’ve gone one better and updated our tote, t-shirt and slip-mat with an alluring limited black-on-black design!
If you’re new to this merch lark or simply don’t like change, not to worry. We have plenty of the iconic tote, t-shirt, mug and slip-mat in stock.
Pick a Pocket
Bit of genius here for you courtesy of Teenage Engineering. Pocket Operators are small, ultra portable music devices, with studio quality sound and the flexibility to make music on the go. They’re affordable and compatible with all other music gear.
All models perfectly complement each other, the various unique units allowing you to start a pocket band! Use them separately or connect them together, the choice is yours.
Music Mapped Out
I’d grab one of these quick if I were you. Staff here at Rough Trade have been eyeing these babies up ever since the stock arrived.
Dorothy produce conceptual prints, products and artworks and we are thrilled to be stocking four unique and very clever editions, perfectly tailored for music fans. Including Electronic, Hip-Hop and Alternative Blueprints and a stunning Post-Punk Stamp Album design.
If You Like a Lotta Records to Your Doorstep, Join Our Club
If the task of choosing music as a gift is in fact nigh on impossible, do not fret. We can do it for you.
Whether it's for trusted inspiration or a craving for exclusive new vinyl, Rough Trade Club membership delights on many levels. A subscription like no other - delivering an album of brand new music to your door, as recommended by us.
In addition to receiving our Album of the Month, subscribers also get exclusive access to priority pre-orders, member perks and newsletters.
It’s really very simple. Just purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month gift subscription in store on online and give your giftee a surprise treat to enjoy above and beyond.
Be More Polite
Litho printed in the UK and presented in a hand finished buckram box, check the heck out of these very nice postcard sets made by Manchester based Polite Company. They’re so nice in fact, it seems almost criminal to write and send them to other people. If I were you I’d keep them and frame them.