Whether you’re a die-hard “Swiftie” or just a casual fan, we’ve rounded up 13 great Taylor Swift gifts in honor of the singer’s favorite number and her big birthday.
It’s been a busy year for Swift, whose new album Lover debuted at the top of the charts to rave reviews. While Swift worked exclusively with Apple for the release of her last album, Reputation, and required fans to purchase a download, she’s making Lover available for streaming through both Spotify and on Amazon. Amazon is offering free digital streaming of Lover through it’s Amazon Music service. You can get a 30-day free trial to that here.
Want a physical copy of the album or looking for other ways to celebrate Lover’s release and the Queen of Pop’s birthday? Here’s what to get.
1. Lover Box Set
If you want the actual physical album, Amazon is advertising a Lover box set that features the new album, plus posters, a collectible tote bag, stickers and what appears to be a Lover-branded Pop Socket. Amazon also has the CD available on its own for $11.79, which is good to know because this box set is expected to sell out fast. Purchase: Lover Box Set, $44.99 on Amazon.com.
2. Lover Target Exclusive Deluxe Edition
Target, meantime, is offering four different “deluxe” versions of the album. The Target exclusives all features the Lover CD, plus two bonus audio memos from Swift’s songwriting sessions. The disc is packaged inside a book of Swift’s journal entries, handwritten lyrics and “personal” photos. There’s also a blank journal included in the set should inspiration strike while you’re deep sobbing to one of Swift’s latest confessional tracks. Purchase: $16.00 on Target.com.
3. Lover Limited-Edition Cassette Tape
And then there’s Urban Outfitters, the popular purveyor of dorm decor and vaguely-vintage apparel. True to brand, the retailer is selling a cassette tape version of Lover, which features the 18 tracks split over two sides. Urban Outfitters says only 5000 cassettes were produced, though it’s worth noting that at $19.99, the tape is more expensive that the CD. And yes, in case you were wondering, Urban Outfitters also sells a cassette tape player, so all of Swift’s millennial fans can actually pop the tape in to give it a listen (but who’s going to tell them you have to flip the tape over halfway through?). Purchase: $19.98 on UrbanOutfitters.com.
4. Lover Limited Edition Vinyl
This limited-edition set features the album on vinyl, spread over two discs: one pink and one blue. Purchase: $55.96 on Amazon.com. Our suggestion: snag the LPs to play on this matching powder blue vintage-inspired record player from Victrola, on sale for just $39.
5. Heart Design Cropped Crewneck
Over on Swift’s official website, the singer has teased a high-fashion collab with womenswear designer, Stella McCartney. In the meantime, fans can snag this cropped sweatshirt, which features a simple, straight-forward design and TS-approved bright, bold colors. Customers who purchase the shirt will also get a link for a free digital download of the album. Purchase: $55 on TaylorSwift.com.
6. Taylor Swift Prayer Candle
Blessed be the queen of pop. Set the mood — and your intentions — while praying for her haters with this T. Swift-inspired candle. The candle sits in a glass jar that measures eight inches. The white wax burns cleanly and gets up to 100 hours of burn time. Purchase: $22.99 on Amazon.com.
7. Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 Instant Film Camera (Taylor Swift Edition)
This super limited-edition set features the popular Fujifilm Instax Instant Film Camera wrapped in a T. Swift-inspired shell. The set includes the instant camera, a pack of instant film, a camera strap and a lens cleaning cloth. Purchase: $179.99 on Amazon.com.
8. “If a Man Talks Sh*t” Sticker Decal
Taken from a lyric off Swift’s Reputation-era song, “I Did Something Bad,” this sticker is a vampy, campy kiss-off that you can stick on a window, laptop, notebook, guitar case, or I dunno, on your ex’s car? Don’t worry: it’s made of vinyl and easy to remove, so even if your man is talking sh*t, you won’t step in it for tagging his ride with a little piece of DIY-style decor. Purchase: $18.48 on Redbubble.com.
9. Cornelia Street Tote Bag
This reusable, environmentally friendly bag is made from a sturdy 100% cotton and features a street sign print of Cornelia Street, the West Village street that gets a shout-out in Taylor’s latest album. The bag measures approximately 15.25 x 15.75 inches. Purchase: $15.52 on Redbubble.com.
10. “This Sick Beet” T-Shirt
Bring the lolz with this unisex T-shirt, which (word)plays off a lyric from 1989‘s “Shake it Off.” True story: Swift filed a motion to trademark the phrase, “This sick beat,” and was actually approved. The filings prohibit the use of that phrase — along with “Cause We Never Go Out of Style,” “Could Show You Incredible Things” and “Nice to Meet You, Where You Been?” — from appearing on any consumer products without a license. We prefer this T-shirt designer’s skirting of the rules anyway. Purchase: $18.19 on Society6.com.
11. Taylor Swift Coloring Book
This grown-up coloring book contains 15 black line drawings for you to color in. Think Swift is always green with envy? Prefer her blond and batty-eyed? With this book (and a pack of felt pens or markers), it’s entirely up to you. Purchase: $7.99 on Amazon.com.
12. Ultimate Taylor Swift Fan Book
Think you’re the ultimate T. Swift fan? Prove it with this book of trivia, quotes, lyrics and random facts, updated in October 2019 to include Lover-era info. Purchase: $14.78 on Amazon.com.
13. “I’m Sorry Taylor” Mug
Kanye’s 2010 apology tweet to Taylor printed on a ceramic mug. That’s it. That’s the pitch. Purchase: $12.99 on Amazon.com.
The album, Swift’s seventh, features the singles, “ME!”, “You Need to Calm Down,” and the critically-acclaimed title track, and fans have been obsessively pouring over the confessional lyrics from the 18-track set.
Even if you’re not that invested in Swift’s personal life, the album is a musical journey that dabbles in everything from synth-pop to rock to acoustic, country-tinged ballads. And while Swift hasn’t collaborated with a ton of artists on previous records, “Lover” features songs with everyone from Panic at the Disco’s Brandon Urie, to The Dixie Chicks. Say what you want about Taylor Swift, but when it comes to music, she’s anything but predictable.
There are a ton of books on Taylor Swift available online, from unofficial biographies to think pieces about her lyrics. But if you’re looking for something a little more irreverent, pick up this coloring book, titled “Colour Me Swiftly (Colour Me Good).” This grown-up coloring book contains 16 black line drawings by U.K.-based illustrator, Mel Elliott, for you to color in. Think Swift is always green with envy? Prefer her blond and batty-eyed? With this book (and a pack of felt pens or markers), it’s entirely up to you.
Kanye’s 2010 apology tweet to Taylor printed on a ceramic mug. That’s it. That’s the pitch.
Okay, well there’s a lot to like about this mug, which is made and printed in the USA and both dishwasher and microwave-safe. this is a classic white mug with rounded corners and a slightly glossy finish. Choose from an 11 oz. size or a taller 15 oz. size.
Kanye and Taylor’s relationship may be on-again and off-again but pick up this mug and at least you’ll have something to sip that tea from while they sort things out.
Perfect for note-taking or as a journal for your deepest, darkest thoughts, this multi-purpose notebook takes its cues from Swift’s song to remind you to take it easy and just breathe. Made with a flexible glossy softback cover, it measures 6 x 9 inches in size and features 110 pages of blank, lined paper.
It’s the ideal size for sticking in your backpack or jacket pocket, and the durable cover means you never have to worry about bending it out of shape. Get it for school, for the office or as a diary for home. But maybe use it for some positive affirmation too; as Swift says in her song, “Why you so mad, when you can be glad?”