Having trouble wrapping your arms around what to get your friends and family for the holidays? Turn to your favorite cephalopods for help. Who isn’t romanced by the squiggly arms of a squid or the suckers of a many-limbed sea creature? From neckties, to jewelry, to classic Christmas ornaments, tentacles are wrapping everything in holiday spirit. So embrace the Cthulu, the octopus and the giant, man-eating squid, and get Kraken on purchasing gifts that will inspire many two-armed embraces.
Start by having yourself a very Cthulu Christmas:
Some decor for your friends who can’t keep plants alive, but who like to startle house guests into screaming, “It’s alive!”
Help your hot single lady friends pull in some Lovecraft-loving fellas.
Want to give your lady a gift she’ll cherish forever? It will be hard for her to lose a ring that’s suckered to her hand.
Forget ordinary Christmas cards. Wave hello to your family and friends, cephalopod style.
What would the open sea be without a little libation?
Just about the only time you want a tentacle wrapped tightly around your neck.
Ease the kiddies into their nerducation with a plush version of our tentacled friend.
Get meta and give an octopus shirt printed with octopus ink.
Who knew slimy sea creatures could be so glamorous?
In place of KEEP OUT signage.
For friends who are planning on taking their love of sea creatures underwater:
An early morning reminder that you’re a nerd.
Eat octopus and then rest your chopsticks on octopus. Creepy. Cruel. Awesome.
And when all else fails, go simple. Perfect.
This guide originally appeared on EtsyBrook.
Stacey Brook is a writer in New York City, and the creator of fashion blog, EtsyBrook. She is a proponent of all things handmade and has her Master’s Degree in Holiday Gifting. This year all of Stacey’s friends and family will be receiving betentacled presents. Even grandma. Especially grandma. You can follow Stacey on Twitter @staceybrook.