‘Tis the season for giving, but sometimes picking out the perfect holiday gifts for the collectable fanatic or everyday fan is difficult. Luckily, CGMagazine’s resident expert on all things collectible is here to help you out. From figurines to toys to houseware, here are some ideal gifts for any fan in your life, or for your own collection.
Blind Package Figures
These are figures that are packaged in opaque packaging so the contents are a surprise.
Why They’ll Love It: Blind package figures are a good choice because they come in a wide variety of fandoms, far too many to list. They are small so everyone has space for at least one, and they are cheap enough these gifts will come in under any Secret Santa budget. Be careful though, they are highly addictive.
Half-light, half-sword, all fun.
Why They’ll Love it: Lightsabers are an ideal gift for any Star Wars fan, but they come in a wide range of quality. Replica Lightsabers are high quality enough for adult collectors to hang on their walls and toy store versions are suitable for younger fans—or overly ambitious battlers. Most lightsabers come with light and sound, which makes them the perfect gifts for re-enacting any battle or simply lighting very small areas.
Fandom Themed Lamps
They’re lamps. They’ll light up your life.
Why They’ll Love It: Lamps. It sounds so boring, but there are some amazingly sculpted lamps out there. Lamps can be found that represent almost any fandom, fit into any décor, and they provide something practical: light. Unlike many collectibles that just collect dust.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary House Edition Books
Four special edition hardcover books that would please the Sorting Hat.
Why They’ll Love It: Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter, these books are tastefully done in dark tints and feature the different house (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin) crests on the cover and colours along the page edges. Each book is available for individual purchase at an affordable price and are great additions to any Harry Potter fan’s bookshelf.
McFarlane Construction Sets
Recreate scenes from South Park, Rick and Morty, Steven Universe and Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Why They’ll Love It: These adorable sets allow fans to proudly display not only their favourite characters from the fandoms listed, but key surroundings. The sets range from single character smaller displays to larger multi-character packages. Construct a full South Park classroom or build snapshot moments like Garnet playing Meat Beat Mania.
BONUS: Le’ Sean Seasons Florist Special Edition Sailor Moon Flowers
Real flowers that won’t die for 12 months.
Why They’ll Love It: These flowers come in five different colours to represent each Sailor Scout and are encased in an elegant glass dome. The flowers are advertised to live for 12 months! These very stunning pieces come with a high price tag, but no gift is too expensive for the Moon Princess.
Still unsure about what to get that special someone this Holiday season? For more suggestions, check out the CGMagazine Buyers Guide – Best of 2017 Edition, available for pre-order now, in print and digital formats. Get yours here.
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