Holiday gift ideas for every fandom

From fans of Star Wars to Mystery Science Theater 3000, this guide features something for everyone
By Dalene Rovenstine  Published on 12/17/2018 at 10:00 AM EDT

There are just a few days left for holiday shopping. And if you’ve put off buying for the nerds and geeks on your list, have we got a guide for you! We’ve pulled a gift idea for fans of all the major fandoms: Doctor Who, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more.

Scroll through the gallery and let us know in the comments below what your favorite fandom gifts are.

(And if you’re looking for Big Bang Theory gifts, we’ve got a whole guide for that right here.)

Risk: Game of Thrones

The popular HBO series Game of Thrones becomes an actual game with this version of Risk. Players can fight for the Iron Throne as they claim lands in Westeros. Like the show (and, if we’re being honest, all versions of Risk), this board game is not for the faint of heart.

Purchase on Amazon for $68.70.

Aquaman Sweatshirt

The holiday movie of the year, Aquaman, isn’t out yet—but it’s already a hit with critics. Surprise your DC Comics friends with this sweatshirt that features the logo from the film.

Purchase from the WB Shop for $39.95.

Clue: Harry Potter Edition

Merlin’s Beard! A student has gone missing from Hogwarts and only by playing this game of Clue can you help find him or her. The biggest Harry Potter fans will enjoy playing along as Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Luna or Neville to unlock the magical mystery.

Purchase from Barnes & Noble for $39.95.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Blanket

Mystery Science Theater fans may be smaller in number than other fandoms, but they are mighty. Gift one you know this plush blanket, perfect for wrapping up in while watching movies and roasting them.

Purchase on ThinkGeek for $29.99.

Captain Marvel crossbody bag

The Captain Marvel movie isn’t even out yet, but we’re already obsessed with her. Give this to a Marvel fan who feels the same. The crossbody bag is made with faux leather and emblazoned with Carol Danvers’ alter ego’s signature starburst.

Purchase on ThinkGeek for $69.99.

LEGO Star Wars Porg

You don’t even have to be a Star Wars fan to love Porgs. This LEGO set will allow you to create a 7-inch Porg, which would be perfect as an office or home decoration. It says ages 9-14 on the box, but we happen to think it’s an ageless gift.

Purchase from the LEGO Shop for $69.99.

Lord of the Rings book set

Get The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers,  and The Return of the King in hard cover from Houghton Mifflin,  with custom jackets, featuring the “Doors of Durin,” and fold-out maps of Middle Earth.

Purchase on AhaLife for $95.

Doctor Who TARDIS in space teacup and saucer

Take a trip in the TARDIS with your morning tea. This beautiful teacup and saucer set is befitting of the Doctor—and your gift recipient.

Purchase from Hot Topic for $14.90.

Pokémon Poké Ball Waffle Maker

Gotta catch ’em all—even at breakfast time. If you know anyone who happens to like waffles and Pokémon, this is the perfect gift. Created by ThinkGeek, this waffle maker serves up 7-inch waffles in the shape of a poké ball.

Purchase on ThinkGeek for $34.99.

Buffy & Faith Funko POP! Set

You can purchase Funko POP! dolls for nearly any fandom—whether it’s Rick & Morty or Battlestar Galactica. We’re partial to this set for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. What’s better than a badass female slayer? Two badass female slayers!

Purchase from BoxLunch for $25.

Harry Potter apron

This gift is tricky: You must know your friend or family recipients’ Hogwarts house (and that he/she likes to cook). If it helps, you can take the quiz for them at Pottermore to determine if you should purchase Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin or Ravenclaw.

Purchase aprons ($39.95) and other kitchen gear from Williams-Sonoma.

Codenames: Marvel Edition

Put your friend’s Marvel knowledge to the test. The popular USAopoly game Codenames can be played with as few as two people and as many as a party. Trivia pulls on characters from the MCU, including Spider Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers and Doctor Strange. Opposing teams, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra, compete to be the first to identify all of their team’s “field agents.”

Purchase on Amazon for $24.69.

Trek the Halls sweater

Live long and present this awesome gift: a Star Trek holiday sweater. The website classifies it as an “ugly” sweater, but a true Trekkie wouldn’t mind wearing it any day during the holidays.

Purchase from the Star Trek Shop for $64.99.

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