Not to sound too much like a pandemic-themed commercial, but the holidays do look different this year. Many of us are foregoing our usual traditions and travel plans to keep our loved ones and strangers safe. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get something special for the pop culture aficionado in your life! (Or, you know — add it to your wishlist, hint hint.)
And so, we’ve gathered a wide selection of gifts at different price points that might bring a little cheer to your winter. If you’ve got a tried and true binge-watcher in your life, someone who has watched and rewatched everything good on streaming, who wears their love of their favorite show on their shelves, this is the guide for you.
Shopping for a different kind of nerd? Check out our other gift guides here.
If you and your quarantine loved ones have already marathoned the most soothing show in the world and need your sugar fix, this is the gift for you. Designed like the intricate illustrations depicting the bakers’ planned bakes, this Great British Bake Off coloring book will also calm you down after your fave gets cut from the show way too early. Buy it for $13.99 here.
We’ve all got that friend, who loves gothic horror and tragic romance, the moody and the macabre. (Hint: it’s us.) And so the follow up to Mike Flangan’s brilliant The Haunting of Hill House, Bly Manor, tucked us away to relive our favorite moments over and over again. If you haven’t seen the show, trust us when we say that your friend needs this shirt. Buy it for $16.00 here.
If you know someone who still can’t stop extolling the brilliance of AMC’s Mad Men, they’ll love this gift more than Don Draper loves self sabotage. This episode-by-episode guide from renowned TV and movie Critic Matt Zoller Seitz digs deep into digs deep into the show’s themes, performances, and filmmaking, as well as historical references from the time. Buy it for $15.00 here.
They already have an Appa plush, Uncle Iroh’s tea set, and all of the comics. But luckily for you, there are about a bajillion great Avatar: The Last Airbender t-shirts out there to gift your friend with excellent taste. Seriously, it was hard to only pick a few to feature. Buy one here for $22.
No, we are not over Netflix canceling Age of Resistance, and no, we’re not ready to talk about it. But we are ready to dive back into Jim Henson’s imaginative world of Thra, and all of the creatures who inhabit it. This gorgeous book features all-new illustrations inspired by the original concept artist, Brian Froud, and expands the lore of the Dark Crystal universe from the film and series to canon books and novels. Buy it for $29.99 here.
Remember last Christmas? When there was absolutely no Baby Yoda merch available, because Lucasfilm wanted to keep The Mandalorian‘s adorable sidekick under wraps? Those days are long gone. “The Child” is everywhere, and we’re not complaining. But if you really love that lil green baby, you might want to pick up this animatronic toy that moves, blinks, uses the Force, and makes adorable noises. Buy it here for $47.99.
You may not know what “Destiel” means, why they’re sob-singing “Carry on My Wayward Son,” or really anything about Supernatural. But you do know that the beloved long-running show just ended, and your friend is NOT OK. You can’t bring Supernatural back, but you can gift them this quarterly subscription box, filled with themed goodies to remind them of the good ol’ days. Buy it for $56.99 here.