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The NME Christmas Gift Guide

 

Stuck for ideas this Christmas? Got loads of people to buy for but lacking inspiration? Then let NME guide you through the Top 100 essential Christmas gifts 2010.
From CDs to DVDs, books, games, gadgets, merch and more, we've trawled the net for present ideas that will amuse and delight. And maybe you can treat yourselves to a few too.

 
 
 
 

The complete story of the greatest living rock band - 47 years of big hits and high times in one magazine. This Uncut magazine special features a new look at all their studio albums and unseen pictures aplenty.

 
 
 

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's egg-shaped friend recently travelled the globe learning about new cultures and providing entertainment for his tormentors. Now those travels are available in printed format - hilarious stuff.

 
 
 

Bret Easton Ellis shot to fame with 1991's American Psycho, but the cult author's 1985 debut was an equally inspiring, and equally disturbing, piece of work.

 
 
 

From childhood geek and sci-fi fan to the creation of Spaced and up until recent smash hits Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and Star Trek, this is the tale of one of Britain's top comic geniuses.

 
 
 

An excellent insight into legendary record label (and chain of shops) started by Geoff Travis in 1978, this book celebrates the label that brough us The Fall and The Smiths and many, many more.

 
 
 

The first ever definitive biography of Syd Barrett, the lunatic genius behind early Pink Floyd, who was only in the band for two years but left a lasting impression - and also acted as a great deterrent to using LSD.

 
 
 

As regular readers of the NME blogs will know, Vice are always in the thick of it and on the frontline, whether that's filming swingers in Florida or documenting the recent student riots

 
 
 

Nine years after his multi-million selling masterpiece The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen returns with another epic of contemporary family life. This was NME's book of the year.

 
 
 

A brand new hardback book telling the story of the last decade's greatest rapper, through his lyrics, unseen photos and personal recollections.

 
 
 

Rock's original hellraiser and the guitarist who once admitted snorting his father's ashes to NME publishes his long-awaited memoir. Sex, drugs, and ruminations on Mick Jagger's manhood - it's all there. Essential.

 
 
 
 
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