Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Lunch Tote
$19.95 • The Coop • Get Yours Now
More and more people pack their own lunches every day. We aren’t just talking about kids at school, but grownups heading off to the office. Packing your own lunch is a lot healthier and cheaper than going out to eat every day with your co-workers. If you’re going to bring lunch to work, why not do it in one of the coolest lunch totes we’ve ever seen. The Ghostbusters Ghost Trap Lunch Tote from Crowded Coop is awesome. It looks like the ghost trap from the movies. It’s big enough to hold a good-sized lunch and some snacks, and it’s insulated and leak proof to make sure your food stays cool and stays inside the tote. In a world of black canvas lunch totes and paper bags, be the person who has their lunch in a ghost trap. Or, at least be the person who makes it possible for someone else to be that person this holiday season.
Ghostbusters Slimer Journal
$11.99 • The Coop • Get Yours Now
Everyone should have a journal, and if they are a Ghostbusters fan, there’s a 50/50 shot that this is the journal they need in their lives. This high-quality journal is hard-cover, has 232 pages inside to fill with thoughts, ideas, or just a list of people you want to make vanish when you get your own Infinity Gauntlet. Best of all, it’s got Slimer on it. He’s on the front, his butt’s on the back, and there’s an appropriately slimy message from him on the inside cover. This journal works great as either a full gift or as a stocking stuffer for the ghost busting journalier in your life.
Harry Potter Drinking Glass with Hogwarts Crest Design
$15.00 • Paladone • Get Yours Now
Glasses are great gifts. They are useful, and in this case, extremely cool. You can give them on their own, or you can fill them with stuff. The problem with a lot of geeky glasses is that they are of low quality. They are usually thin, or they are just pint glasses with designs printed on them. That’s what drew us to the officially licensed Hogwarts glass from Paladone. It’s solid, so you can feel the quality of it when you hold it in your hands. Also, instead of those typical printed on graphics, this glass has the Hogwarts Crest sculpted into the glass. You can feel it in your hands… and it feels awesome! Now we just need to fill it with some butterbeer!
The Toilet Mug
$13.00 • Paladone • Get Yours Now
What can we say about a mug that’s shaped like a toilet? We love it, that goes without saying. It’s perfect for the potty mouth in your life, or just anyone who hates the morning. C’mon… it’s a toilet! If we had this on our desk, we’d fill it with chocolates when we weren’t using it to slurp down our daily dose of awake juice. In all seriousness though, the Toilet Mug is a great gift. You can bet that whoever you want to give this to doesn’t have one, and no one else is going to think of getting it for them. It works great as a stocking stuffer, gag gift, or even for that special something to offer up at this year’s white elephant exchange.
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Heat Change Coasters
$10.00 • Paladone • Get Yours Now
The Sorting hat is cool, but it’s not the kind of thing you can use when you’re drinking. That’s when this handy dandy coaster version comes into play from Paladone. These cork coasters all feature a black spot in the middle. When you place your favorite hot beverage on the coaster, it will reveal the house you’ve been sorted into. It’s clever, and a great way to make sure guests use coasters and stop leaving rings on your coffee table. That’s such a Hufflepuff move… This works great as a gift for any Harry Potter fan, or as a thoughtful addition to any holiday stocking.
Harry Potter Hogwarts Trunk Savings Bank & wand
$21.71 • Paladone • Get Yours Now
Piggy Banks always make for great gift ideas… especially if you fill them with something before you slip them under the tree. What sets Paladone’s officially licensed Harry Potter Hogwarts Trunk Savings Bank & wand apart is that it’s not just another box to put your pennies in. Sure, it’s definitely a metal box that’s been designed specifically for you to put your pennies in it, but it is so much more. Designed to look like the trunk of the boy who lived, the only way to open this chest is with magic… the magic of magnetism that is! Just press Harry’s wand up to the lock on the trunk and say Alohomora and presto! Your treasure awaits! We love this as a gift for Harry Potter fans of any age, especially the ones who still pay for things in cash or love to hunt for quarters between the couch cushions.
Zero Fucks Coins
$5.99-$24.99 • ZFG Inc. • Get Yours Now
It’s quite possible that the coins from ZFG Inc. gave us more joy than any other single thing we reviewed for this year’s holiday gift guide. We’ve seen them online for a while now, but this is the first time we’ve held them in our hands and we have to say, these are not just some junk novelty items. These are highly-detailed, heavy, quality coins. It’s almost scary to think that a coin that says “Have a Nice Day Asshole on one side and has a big middle finger emblazoned on the other could actually be at least a high quality as the coins that come out of the US Mint, but they are. However, as impressed as we were with the quality, it’s the laughter these coins bring with their design that makes them such an excellent gift. Whether it’s the Rats Ass coin, The original Zero Fucks Coin, The One Fuck Coin, The One Shit Coin, or the “Decision Maker”, there is a coin in here for everyone on your gift list this year. they even offer some of them in bulk, so you can give everyone you love your two cents or one fuck this holiday season in their stocking!
Super Mario Bros Question Block 3D Light
$13.00 • Paladone • Get Yours Now
There are few sites more iconic to video game fans than the question block from Super Mario Bros. We know we’ve smashed Mario’s head into enough that the little plumber most definitely has CTE. Paladone’s officially licensed Super Mario Question Block Lamp is a great gift for any gamer in your life. At around 4” square, the block is the perfect addition to your desktop, or to a display of your Super Mario collectibles. It’s battery operated so you won’t have to waste power or USB cord space on it, and it just looks cool. The question block works great as a gift or as a stocking stuffer for literally any geek you know.
Donkey Kong Money Box
$18.00 • Paladone • Get Yours Now
We’re suckers for classic arcade action. You know, those games you used to feed quarters into until your pockets were empty? The Donkey Kong Money Box gives us all the nostalgia of those good times, but we get to keep the money! Just drop your quarter (or any denomination) into the slot at the top and watch as it rolls through the classic level-1 Donkey Kong screen on the way to the bottom where it will sit safely until you are ready to make a withdrawal. This piggy bank is just a lot of fun and would make a great gift for anyone you know who loves old video games like Donkey Kong.
Handmade By Robots Ghostbusters Vinyl Figures
$11.99 • The Coop • Get Yours Now
If you have a giftee who loves Funko Pop! Figures and the Ghostbusters, this holiday season is a great chance to introduce them to a new line of vinyl collectibles that are much cooler than Popsm, and in our opinion, way more adorable. The line is called Handmade by Robots and the idea behind them is that robots wanted to make something that humans would love, but… they’re robots and something got lost in translation. The result is this new line of vinyl figures that looks like cuddly, soft, crocheted figures, but they are actually vinyl toys. For our money, we’ll take a Handmade By Robots Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or Slimer over a Pop! Any day. They are cuter, more detailed, and just way cooler to look at. At just $11.99 these figures work great as either a full gift or stocking stuffer. As an added bonus, these are the first two figures in a new line that is set to include a ton of great movies and TV shows in the future. The only thing better than finding something cool is finding it before the crowd.
Friday The 13th Hardcover Journal Book
$14.99 • Bioworld • Get Yours Now
Not every journal needs to look like Lisa Frank just threw up on it. For the people looking for something a little darker and scarier when it comes to their personal journal, you can’t go wrong with Bioworld’s Friday The 13th Journal. With Jason Vorhees’ eyes peering at you from the hardcover of the book, it’s not only enough to make any horror fan happy, but it’s great for making the normies on the train think twice about sitting next to you. At 8”x6”, this journal is the perfect size to slip into a bag pocket without taking too much room, but big enough that you won’t feel cramped while writing on the 196 pages. If you have a horror fan who loves to journal, slip this in their stocking or under their tree this year.
Harry Potter The Marauders Map Moleskin Passport Travel Wallet
$39.88 • Bioworld • Get Yours Now
Whether you know an international traveler or just one of the many who now carries around their passport with them (it’s becoming more and more common), a regular wallet just doesn’t cut it. You need a passport wallet, but most of them are bulky and ugly. The good news is that if you know someone who loves Harry Potter, you can make their holiday bright with Bioworld’s new Harry Potter Moleskin Passport Travel Wallet with the infamous Marauder’s Map on the exterior and “I solemnly swear I am up to no good,” on the inside. We loved the feel of this wallet. It is big enough to hold a passport, your cards, and cash, but it is still small enough to fit in a pocket. It looks cool and the black moleskin feels amazing in your hand. The only problem we had is that we enjoyed holding it too much to want to put it in our pockets.
Unicorn Attack Garden Gnome
$22.99 • Bigmouth Inc • Get Yours Now
Garden Gnomes make great gifts, but after a while, they all start to look the same. If you are looking for a truly unique garden gnome to give someone this holiday season, you definitely need to check out the selection from Bigmouth Inc. They’ve got everything from Star Trek Gnomes and Godzilla Gnomes to this magical piece of wonder, the Unicorn Attack Garden Gnome. Hands down, this is our favorite Gnome from the Bigmouth collection. First, it proves how evil unicorns really are, but it also gives you tremendous gnome bang for your buck! This 9” tall weatherproof statue has four gnomes on it, plus the unicorn! We can’t imagine a garden in the world that wouldn’t be made a little more magical with the Unicorn Attack Garden Gnome. Or, if you are giving this to someone who is more of an “indoor cat”, it will look great on any shelf.
Star Wars Candle Collector Sets
$9.99 • Geekstore.com • Get Yours Now
What do you get the Star Wars fan who has everything? Howe about candles inspired by their favorite scenes and location in the films of the original trilogy? While we aren’t sure we can fully do the scents of these candles justice by trying to describe them, imagine the look on the face of your friend or family member when you give them candles with scents like Bantha Milk and Inside of a tauntaun. There are three sets, one for each film and they come with a lovely display base that looks like it would fit right in on Grand Moff Tarkin’s desk. Here are the flavors: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope scents: Bantha Milk, Wookiee, Trash Compactor, X-wing Cockpit, Cantina Bar. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back scents: Inside of a Tauntaun, Millennium Falcon, Yoda’s Cooking Pot, Han Solo in Carbonite, Lightsaber Duel. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi scents: Rancor, Sarlacc Pit, Jabba’s Palace, Ewok, Death Star Destroyed.
Star Wars Bump N Go Plush D-O
$19.88 • Seven20 • Get Yours Now
When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters this December, the new droid everyone will be talking about is D-O. While there are already plenty of figures on the market for D-O, there are no toys out there that will roll around the room like a crazy droid, make tons of character sounds from the film, and still be soft enough that you can pick it up and give it a snuggle. As far as the movement on D-O, this is not a remote control situation. This is all about the crazy fun of bump n go action along with its ability to react to sound. This is a great gift for the Star Wars kid in your galaxy and it’s definitely one of the more unique items you can get for the adult Star Wars fan in your life. As an added bonus, Bump N Go D-O is pretty much guaranteed to traumatize any cat within 20 feet. We see this as a good thing!
Harry Potter Slytherin Alumni Gift Set – Includes Journal and Ceramic Mug (20 oz)
$19.95 • Seven20 • Get Yours Now
Everyone knows that Slytherin is the best house at Hogwarts. Sure, they might generate some of the evilest characters in the Potterverse, but they also have the most fun. They are definitely better than those do-gooder Gryffindors. If you’ve got a family member or friend who happens to speak parseltongue, the Alumni Gift Set is a great gift to consider. Along with a really nice 160-page journal, it also comes with a massive 20-ounce coffee mug. That’s big enough to hold enough Butter Beer to get the job done! What we liked the most about the design on both the Journal and the Mug is that they pay homage to Harry Potter, but they do it in the kind of understated way that you can walk around your office with a cup of coffee and not get any weird looks. If Slytherin isn’t your house, don’t worry. You can also get this set in Gryffindor.
Incredibuilds Deluxe Model Book Kits
$19.99 • Incredibuilds • Get Yours Now
We love gifts that keep giving and that’s exactly what we got when we checked out the deluxe model book kits from Incredibuilds. They really are two gifts in one. On one side, there’s an easy to put together, a wooden model that can be painted, but actually looks cool with the raw wood. Then, you also get a book that was way cooler than we expected. The Lion King book gave us a model of Rafiki holding up a baby Simba and a book that detailed all the characters of the film. The How to Train Your Dragon book came with an awesome Toothless model and the book taught us about both the people and dragons of Berk, and the Serenity book featured a great-looking model of the ship and a book that detailed the crew of the ship and all of its inner-workings. These kits are fun and make great gifts. If those licenses aren’t your cup of tea, they also had Star Wars, Insects, classic architecture, Harry Potter, DC Heroes, and a ton of other Disney models to check out as well!
Soundcore Motion+ Bluetooth Speaker
$99.99 • Anker • Get Yours Now
If you’re looking for a great, portable Bluetooth speaker for either a gift or just for yourself, we strongly recommend the Anker Soundcore Motion+. The first thing you need to know about this speaker is that it spits out amazing sound. It uses an ultra-wide frequency to give you enhanced sound, Extended bass and treble, and it is even shaped in a certain way to make sure the audio is projected to the entire room and not just directly in front of the speaker. When charged, the speaker gives you 12 hours of sound, and when we dropped it in the sink to test if it really was waterproof, we were pleasantly surprised to find it was still playing out song. It’s a portable speaker that gives you the sound, battery life, and durability you want, all with Bluetooth and a handy app to help control it. If you need a portable speaker, we can’t think of a better one to get.
Harley Quinn Mad Love 3 Piece Cosmetic Toiletry, Make Up Bag & Brush Gift Set
$19.39 • Bioworld • Get Yours Now
Is there a comic book character hotter than Harley Quinn right now? We remember when she first popped-up in Batman The Animated Series. Just having her around added a whole new level to Joker. Now, with Margot Robbie taking the role in Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey, Harley is probably even bigger than Wonder Woman with some fans. If you’ve got a fan on your gift list, you can’t go wrong with this make-up bag and brush set. It has a clear pouch (super important for traveling) with great Harley Quinn “Mad Love” designs on it, a domed pouch sporting Harley’s face and logo, and a small brush bag that includes 4 make-up brushes. This is great for anyone who wants to fly their fan flag while looking great!
Death Star Pop-Up Blanket
$54.95 • Picnic Time • Get Yours Now
Going to the beach is fun, but as Anakin said, “ It’s all coarse and rough, and irritating. And it gets everywhere.”This can be a hassle, especially when you lay out on a blanket. That’s one of the things we loved about the Pop-up Death Star Star Wars blanket. There were really a few things we loved. First, you’re laying out on a 6’ Death Star that looks cool as hell. Second, it pops open and folds closed like a car shade, so you aren’t trying to wrangle it into a bag or keep the corners from flopping around. Finally, it’s got a water-resistant bottom and sand passes through it. This means that your beach visit won’t get ruined with sand in your Saarlac pit while you’re working on your tan.
Borderlands 3 – Claptrap 7″ Vinyl Figure
$14.95 • The Coop • Get Yours Now
If you’re looking for the perfect add-on gift or stocking stuffer for the Borderlands fan in your life, you might want to consider the Borderlands 3, 7” Claptrap vinyl figure. It’s the perfect desk accessory for fans of the game. It’s big enough to get noticed, but not too big to have on shelf. The detailing on it is really stupendous for the price-point, and the sculpt does a great job of capturing the essence of the foul-mouthed little robot!
Destiny Ghost Vinyl – Generalist Shell
$9.99 • The Coop • Get Yours Now
For Gamers on your gift list who have logged more hours than they want to admit on Destiny, The Coop has created a great series of vinyl Shells that are sure to fit any taste. We had a chance to check out the 7” Generalist Shell and we loved the design and attention to detail for this vinyl collectible. If the Ghost isn’t your cup of tea, they also offer the Hunter, Lambda, Kill Tracker and Sundance Cayde-6. Any Destiny fan would love to find one of these shells in their stocking or under the tree this Christmas.
Exit: The Abandoned Cabin | Exit: The Game
$14.99 • Thames and Kosmos • Get Yours Now
If you know someone who loves escape rooms, this is the perfect gift to slip in their stocking, under their tree, or to just show up with on a quiet holiday evening with some friends. The Exit game series from Thames and Kosmos is a lot of fun. We can’t tell you too much about any of the games without ruining them for you, but we tried The abandoned cabin and had a blast with our friends. It was an easy to play, but still challenging escape room experience, complete with very interesting puzzles that we could play without leaving the house! IIf you are looking for variety, Exit also comes in a Pharaoh’s Tomb, and Secret Lab edition.
$49.95 • Anker • Get Yours Now
You’ve already got smart devices in your home and they make life a whole lot easier. Why not upgrade your car so that you can have the same Google Assistant while you drive. The Roav Bolt from Anker is so much more than another high-speed charger. Once you set it up, you’ll have full access to Google Assistant, just by asking for it while on the road. That means you don’t have to look at Waze anymore, you can just ask “Hey Google…” and get the directions to where you want to go. It also means you can have your messages read to you while you drive, and you can respond to them if you like. What is really great, if you aren’t one of the people that already has it built into your car, the Bolt connects you directly to Spotify, Pandora, IHeartRadio, Youtube Music and more! While we were testing it out, we had it do everything from call our mom to set a reminder for our next doctor’s appointment. Having the Bolt in your car is like having a second brain so the first one can focus on the road.
PowerCore Slim 10000 PD
$38.34 • Anker • Get Yours Now
If you’re looking for a good Power Bank to give as a gift this holiday season, we suggest the Powercore Slim 10000. It’s earned its name with its super slim design and massive power. While it only takes 3.5 hours to charge this puppy up with a USB 3 cable, it packs enough juice to provide two-full charges for an iPhone XS, or a full charge for an 11” IPad Pro. It’s a great power bank. There’s really not much more to say about it, but everyone you know could use one. It sucks being out and about without something to charge up your phone or tablet. A device like this can literally be a lifesaver.
Eufy Security, Wi-Fi Video Doorbell with 2K HD, 2-way audio
$159.99 • Anker • Get Yours Now
Video Doorbells have gone from being a luxury item to necessity over the last couple of years. The problem we have with a lot of them is that they come with a monthly monitoring fee. That’s the first of many things we liked about Eufy’s Wired Doorbell with a 2K HD video. As far as what we wanted from a video doorbell, Eufy had it all. It’s waterproof, which is really important to us here with storms popping up all the time. It’s got a 4GB memory, which is the main reason you don’t have to pay for cloud storage and monitoring. It has it all right there in the device. We loved that it didn’t bug us more than it needed to. Sure, it has a motion detector that sent us text messages within 4 seconds of someone moving in front of it, but once we set the sensitivity correctly, it only buzzed us when it was an actual human coming to the door and not a pesky trash panda. One of the things we loved about it was the quality of video in both day and night. This worked well in low-light, but it also worked excellently with its own night-vision feature which lit up the delivery man for us when we forgot to turn on the porch light. If you’re looking for a video doorbell for yourself or someone on your gift list, this is the one to get.