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the lydia deetz gift guide

the perfect presents for the strange and unusual among us.

by: nylon

December 10 2013

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Ready or not, here it comes! Holiday season has arrived, and that means tons of shopping. But let's be real: your average gift guides are boring, so we're going to do things the NYLON way with lists inspired by our fictional dream BFFs. Every week we'll be picking the best gifts for our movie muses, so keep checking back to find that perfect item for your friend...or for yourself. 

Few actors nailed the 'cool outsider' role quite like Winona Ryder; from Veronica Sawyer in Heathers to Lelaina Pierce in Reality Bites, she was insouciant grunge personified. But no role embraced being a weirdo quite like her turn as Lydia Deetz in 1988's Beetlejuice. As the black-wearing, ghost-seeing, jaded teen who's more bothered by her step-mother than a pair of frumpy ghouls, Deetz never seemed to care much what people thought; from her spiky bangs to her penchant for throwing out lines like, "I, myself, am strange and unusual," she didn't give much thought to things considered normal. But don't call her goth--Deetz was way more than just a stereotype, proving that just because you've got a dark side doesn't mean you wouldn't help out friends, even if they are dead (or, perhaps even worse, if it required you tying the knot with Beetlejuice himself). Whether you're fascinated by the supernatural or just like to put on The Smiths and snap some photos, we've got the perfect gift for every Lydia Deetz out there. Just promise us you don't see the B word three times in a row....

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