Top 5 Hug A Monster Day Gift Ideas

Like the great American holidays, Grandparent’s Day and Flag Day, it is traditional to give a meaningful gift to your loved ones on Intergalactic Hug A Monster Day.

While many monsters prefer a freshly-killed corpse or the severed toes of a small child, sometimes it is difficult to shop for those at the last minute.

If you haven’t picked up a gift yet for your Hug A Monster date, here are our top gift suggestions for Asheville locals.

5. For the Drama Mama Monster – the Complete Box Set of “Dark Shadows”
Does your monster sit at home and dream of the good old days when soap characters traveled through time and possessed small rich kids? Then they will adore the full box set of the “Dark Shadows” series – complete in a coffin-shaped case. Recently spotted at Orbit DVD in West Asheville, $420.

4. For the Monster with the 6-inch Sweet Tooth – an Ice Cream Cake from the Hop Ice Cream Cafe
Treat your spooky sweetheart to a sweet evening out at the Hop Ice Cream Cafe in Asheville. With so many delicious flavors to choose from, the worst part of their day will be picking just one. Or two. Ice cream cakes available to take home, as well, if you can make it that far, $7+.

3. For the Monster that can Only Be Soothed by Music – a Compilation CD from Monster Musician Ben Wilson
Musician Ben Wilson will be bringing a special compilation monster CD to our downtown Asheville Hug A Monster Day event on July 27. Click here to listen to a sample of his zany songs that will terrify you as you howl with laughter.

2. For the Undead Riddled with Bookworms – A Book from Spellbound Children’s Bookshop
All your favorite childhood classics, and the current best sellers, as well. Perfect for stay-at-home monsters or monsters planning long stays inside caves or coffins. Know a human-animal hybrid monster who hasn’t read The Hunger Games yet? Sounds like the perfect match.

1. For the Recently Relocated Monster – Original Art from ZaPow!
ZaPow! is not only a great location for a party, but it’s a great place to buy lair-warming gifts for the living and the undead. So many great artists and pieces to choose from, all at delightfully affordable prices! This print is titled “Luna Vampiress” by Belle Dee, $15.


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