Stuck for a Secret Santa present? Need a trinket to slide under the Festivus pole? Or perhaps suggestions for how to stuff those Christmukkah stockings? Have no fear, friend, Yahoo Entertainment has your back. We’ve gathered together some of the greatest pop-culture offerings from the past year and assembled them into this ultimate holiday gift guide for the entertainment-loving superfan on your nice list.
So graphically cool they’re suitable for framing, each oversized index card in this game features three illustrations that challenge television fans to guess what show they’re hinting at. Example: a yellow Lab + a piece of pie + an orange slip-on shoe =
Orange Is the New Black. Another: a bingo game card + a beat-up car + a skateboard and helmet = Better Call Saul. One more: bling-y jewelry + a yacht + a football = Ballers. The flip side of each card features fun quotes and facts from each series, making the gorgeous box set a can’t-miss gift for any TV devoted. Buy: Amazon
Perfect for that super-heroic handyperson in your life. Only the worthy can wield this replica of
Mjolnir that contains a 44-piece toolkit, complete with — you guessed it — a mini hammer, secreted inside. DIY home projects by day and cosplay as the God of Thunder by night. It’s a win-win. Buy: ThinkGeek
Forget playing Santa — be Jack Pearson this holiday season! Like the dreamy dad from
This Is Us, bestow this delicate moon-shaped necklace on the love of your life. It comes in gold, rose gold, or silver. The three adorable kids come separately. Buy: Etsy/JWhiz
Channel your inner Vin Diesel with this next-gen racing system combining smartphone-controlled robotic cars and a video game based on the ‘Fast & Furious’ ecosystem. Build your track, download the app, and stage an epic street-race battle in your living room.
Coronas not included. Buy: Toys “R” Us
Who needs to carry around a book or e-reader? The
Outlander fan who wants to catch up on the Diana Gabaldon books that inspired the TV version of Claire and Jamie’s love story need only wear this ridiculously cool T-shirt, which is covered with copy from Gabaldon’s bestsellers. Best part: You can customize the tee with a graphic or without, and you can even choose the color and font of the text. We recommend keeping it classic; you can’t go wrong with Helvetica in black. But light green, in Helvetica, with the graphic is a fashionable way to go, too. Buy : Litographs.com
Whether your flavor is DC or Marvel, take the eternal “who would win” battle from the schoolyard to your console with these fighting games that pit comic titans against each other.
Injustice 2 includes Justice Leaguers like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, as well as non-DC characters like Hellboy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, while Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features all your fave Avengers alongside the stars of such video games as Street Fighter, Ghost ‘n Goblins, and Dead Rising. Get ready to rumble! Buy: | Injustice 2/Amazon MvC: Infinite/Amazon
Unlock your way into some of TV’s most beloved locations, from
Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Peach Pit to ‘s Dillon High School. For lovers of the fast-talking, coffee-chugging Night Lights Friday Gilmore Girls, keep the keys to your home (and heart) on a Dragonfly Inn tag or a Luke’s Diner tag (currently sold out). Buy: Greenwich Letter Press Forty Christmases ago, kids were stuck getting empty boxes because . This year, Hasbro has righted that epic wrong, with these intricately detailed deluxe, fully articulated and accessorized 6-inch versions of the 12 vintage first-wave action figures, complete with throwback packaging. Star Wars toys weren’t available yet Buy: Hasbro.com
Adults and kids alike can take inspiration from this cookbook of 100 recipes from the hit cooking show. Everyday dinners can be transformed into elegant feasts, thanks to the handy tips and techniques sprinkled throughout. And unlike the show’s pint-sized chefs, no need to worry about impressing Gordon Ramsay.
What better way to show off both your super-fandom and your holiday spirit than with one of these eye-popping outergarments from the geek-loving merchants at Merchoid.
Elf, Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers… whatever your obsession, chances are there’s a matching sweater here. Buy: Merchoid
Sure, the extravagant products sold on Paltrow’s Goop are easy to mock, but they’re also hard to resist. For instance, would anyone refuse to try the pricey, but well-reviewed makeup remover that Paltrow swears by if it just
happened to show up under your tree? No way! This is the perfect gift for your friend who would never buy this luxe product for herself. Buy: Goop
Of the dozens of box sets out this season, this one belongs at the top of every movie fan’s list. The collection comprises 15 of Hitch’s greatest hits
— including Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo and North by Northwest — plus 10 classic episodes from his TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, along with a 58-page collector book showcasing the Master of Suspense’s oeuvre. Buy: Target
The robot-making whizzes at Sphero one-up
last year’s phenomenal BB-8 with this interactive version of the OG astromech, R2-D2. Remote-controlled via smartphone and featuring Lucasfilm-sanctioned light and sound effects, Artoo is equipped to roam around your home, reveal holographic messages, react to Star Wars movies, and even communicate with fellow app-enabled droids BB-8 and the evil BB-9E. Like the box says, this is the droid you’re looking for. Buy: Walmart
Who doesn’t like a little sparkle for the holidays? Mariah ‘Queen of Christmas’ Carey has created a line of Christmas products just as glam as the singer herself, and these ornaments from the line are perfect for stuffing into a stocking, gifting your party hosts, or tying on to a wrapped gift. Even people who don’t appreciate Carey’s holiday classic ‘All I Want for Christmas’ would like these — that is, if such people exist.
Celebrate the centennial of comics’ most influential artist with this new paperback edition tracing Jack Kirby’s landmark career, which included creating/co-creating Captain America, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the New Gods, and Darkseid, as well as directly inspiring two blockbusters currently in theaters:
Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok. Buy: Amazon
Strap on the smartphone-powered headset, pick up the lightsaber-shaped controller, and be fully immersed in that galaxy far, far away. The stunning AR games include lightsaber combat, holochess (you don’t have to let the Wookiee win), and strategic battle. This is the closest thing yet to becoming a real-life Jedi Master.
Buy: Best Buy
where Kramer started shaving and moisturizing his body with butter, which led to Newman imagining him as a tasty turkey he wanted to snack upon? It’s now in enamel pin form, thanks to the clever pop culture obsessed proprietors of PattiLapel.com, who offer this very cool Butter Kramer pin for the denim jacket or bag decor of your favorite Seinfeld episode Seinfeldian. Be sure to check out the other TV-related treasures to be had for a mere sawbuck, including pins depicting Urkelbot, Wilson from Home Improvement, Coach Taylor from Friday Night Lights, and the coolest prop in game show history: the Plinko board. Buy: PattiLapel.com
John Carpenter’s terrifying sci-fi horror classic has been transformed into Mondo’s insanely detailed board game where up to eight players assume the roles of the film characters, trying to suss out who has been infected by the Thing and then ultimately escape from the Antarctic base.
Rihanna’s new makeup line is beloved by beauty editors and real women alike, partly because Fenty Beauty offers a whopping 40 shades of foundation. But it’s the highlighter that RiRi herself adores most. “You can use it in so many ways,” Rihanna told
. “I put it on my eyes, cheeks, and body.” Buy this one for anyone you know who likes to stand out, just like Rihanna. InStyle Buy: Fenty Beauty
Any pop-culture lover would be inspired to workout wearing Britney all over. These, paired with some of the singer’s biggest hits, would make for a fun dance workout, albeit one that you’d probably prefer to do in the privacy of your own home. Pick up a pair for the aspiring fitness buff, or get them for yourself to wear when you and everyone else in the world hits the gym hard come January.
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s masterwork, considered the most influential graphic novel of all time (and subject of a not-so-influential Zack Snyder movie), gets a deluxe hardcover treatment that is a must for any pop-culture fans. This massive edition contains previously unseen source material and detailed marginalia that explains the story’s references, from forgotten comic callbacks to 1980s political culture to the competing philosophies that inform a story that is still relevant today.