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In 2019, artists ranging from rebels on the fringes of the mainstream to living legends and current Nashville superstars outdid themselves with eye-catching merchandise. Many of the better choices involve stars and major record labels' sustained embrace of vinyl, but don't worry: The Highwomen, Luke Combs and others have your relatives who are befuddled that anyone still has a record player covered.

If the country music fanatic in your life would rather read an academic work or dive deep into an archival box set than wear a tacky Christmas sweater, though, there are also plenty of perfect gift options. Read on for a few of The Boot's recommendations for great gifts for the country music fans on your holiday shopping list (if you're wondering, many of them are on our wishlist, too!).