By now you know the game: Shopping for loved ones is both the best and worst thing ever. Each year we spend incalculable bank one-upping loved ones, friends, and frenemies in an effort to find that one perfect gift. This holiday season, Vanyaland has compiled its own gift guide to hep you navigate the sea of consumerism, from stocking stuffer ideas to a giant fucking Han Solo carbonite wall-piece that would be the envy of any aspiring Hutt. If you don't see anything of interest now, fear not: We'll be updating this jimjam until the last mall turns off its fading lights and the last website closes up Santa's online shop for the season.
Depeche Mode: Monument
Shopping for Depeche Mode fans in 2017 is tough because they have everything. So why not give them everything all at once? Dennis Burmeister and Sascha Lange’s massive new hardcover book Monument is billed as “The most complete book on Depeche Mode. Ever”, and the proof is in its remarkable 420 pages. Thousands of artifacts, photos, press releases, gig posters, artwork, fan culture ephemera and meticulous details on each of the iconic synth-pop band’s releases from 1981 to 2017 add up to more than just some great reward — it’s a stylish, colorful compendium that looks as great as it reads. It’s a book of faith and devotion, and a must-have for any Mode fan. — Michael Marotta