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10 Gift Ideas for the Classic Country Music Fan in Your Life

Got an old school country fan who needs some swag? Here’s a great gift guide for the person in your life who just can’t get enough of the classics.

Several of these gifts have a couple different options, so be sure to search around on the links if you see something that would be perfect for that classic country-loving someone.

Opry Video Classics Box Set

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A must-have for any classic country fan, the Opry Video Classics collection features timeless performances from practically every country music legend to ever grace the stage. The collection focuses on the 50s, 60s and 70s, when the Grand Ole Opry was still housed at the irreplaceable Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. This 8-disc collection should satisfy any appetite to relive the classics, but there’s also a whopping 16-disc collection available as well. $89-140

Waylon Jennings Door Mat

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To be honest, this is just pretty badass. There are a few cool options for indoor door mats featuring Waylon Jennings imagery, but this skull and cowboy hat logo would go well in just about any bachelor pad where country music reigns. Each one is made to order so it takes some time to arrive. $23 (plus $8 shipping)

Merle Haggard Apron

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The Hag was one of country’s greatest songwriters, but did you know he was also a phenomenal chef? No? That’s because I made it up. But YOU could be a phenomenal chef, and what better way to honor Merle Haggard than to don his likeness as you prepare your fine cuisine. And if you don’t necessarily know how to cook, you’ll also want to check out the next gift… $33 (plus $5 shipping)

The All-American Cowboy Cookbook

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See? Now that snazzy new Merle Haggard apron won’t go to waste, thanks to this killer cowboy cookbook (which has been getting great reviews, mind you). Now, this cookbook isn’t exclusively tied to classic country. But it does feature some amazing recipes straight from the kitchens of classic country stars, from Gene Autry to Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Michael Martin Murphy and many more. You can also eat like some of your favorite cowboy actors, including Clint Eastwood and Roy Rogers. $14

George Jones 50 Years of Hits 3-CD Set

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While you’re cooking up all that amazing new cowboy grub (and keeping your George Strait jeans clean with your Merle Haggard apron), you’ll need something to listen to. Enter: George Jones’ 50 Years of HitsIt’s exactly what it sounds like. A 3-disc set of some of ol’ No-Show’s greatest songs from his illustrious career. $23

Hank Williams Biography

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Hot off the presses, Hank: The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams is one of the most-complete biographies of country’s godfather to date. This thing literally just came out at the end of November. It doesn’t pull punches in painting the picture of a man who was as troubled as he was talented. Every classic country fan needs to know the story behind the man so many pay tribute to in their music today. $20

Hee Haw Collector’s Edition 14 DVD Set

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Need to lighten up a bit after the heavy story of Hank Williams? Hee Haw is here to save the day. This collector’s edition 14-dvd set features some of the show’s greatest episodes and moments. They include appearances by Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard and many more. The campy show still tickles the funny bone to this day, but it also gave a whole new platform to country music and some of its biggest stars. $125

Johnny Cash Ring Of Fire Belt Buckle

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Subtlety is for the timid. Give the gift that let’s everybody know where your allegiances lie, right there on the front of your pants. This Johnny Cash belt buckle stands out on just about every outfit. A black three-star guitar engulfed in flames and emblazoned with Cash’s massive name? Yeah, somebody you know needs this. $11

Dolly Parton ‘Look This Cheap’ Ladies Shirt

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Dolly Parton is known for her sense of humor as much as her amazing talent, theme park and giant, you know, uh, hair. This shirt captures one of many “Dolly-isms” shared in an interview from the past. It’s the perfect shirt for that classic country-loving lady in your life who also has a big sense of humor. $20

Willie Nelson Watch

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There’s no shortage of Willie Nelson merchandise like, everywhere. But here’s the perfect gift for someone who’s always kind of got Willie on their mind. Now they won’t lose track of time, either. $37

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