People who love pop culture are usually not hard to please. It’s all about finding what they’re into, getting to know about the fanbase and what they like, and finding items that are sought after by them. However, it might sometimes be difficult to find something the person doesn’t have already. However, you have an almost infinite number of options you can choose from; you just have to find a way to be creative. Here are some great gift ideas for pop culture fans.
For the Japanese Animation Fan
Japanese animation is taking over the world right now, and if the gift is for anyone between the ages of 12 to 28, chances are they are anime fans. The good news is that there are tons of gifts that you could give a Japanese animation fan, whether it’s a box set of their favorite manga movie or a limited accessory. But if you want to impress them, you should consider looking at Nendoroids.
If you don’t know what Nendoroid figures are, they are cute Japanese figures that are made to resemble favorite characters from Japanese animation movies, books, or video games. They are the Good Smile Company’s most famous doll lineup, and you can find figures for all sorts or characters like Hulk from the Avengers or Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas all the way up to Japanese manga characters like ZenistuAgatusma from the famous Demon Slayer series.
If the person you were thinking of getting one for is into anime, try to find out from their friends what their favorite manga or Japanese animation series is, and try to get information on the characters they like as well. Chances are you’ll be able to find a Nendoroid figure for them.
For the Star Wars Fan
No movie series has a bigger fanbase than Star Wars, and if the person you are thinking about buying for is into sci-fi in any way, then you can’t go wrong with a Star Wars inspired gift. You could go for the custom made t shirts online with the print of Star Wars on them or accessories are also a great choice, but if you really want to blow them away, we suggest you get them the Star Wars Archives by Taschen.
The book is full of footnotes and hidden gems about the series and takes you through the production of each episode. Did you know that Darth Vader’s throne room was supposed to be surrounded by lava in the Return of the Jedi, or that Stormtroopers were originally supposed to wield lightsabers? These are all some of the cool facts you’ll learn from the book along with some high-quality pictures of the set, storyboards, unused concept art, and more.
For Stranger Things Fans
If you know someone who’s into Stranger Things, you’re in luck, because there are tons of things you can buy. You could get a special edition Stranger Things Polaroid camera which is a perfect replica of the one that was used in the series. If that’s a bit too rich for you, you could get them something like a Hawkins school A.V. club hoodie or the Stranger Things Eggo card game board. Both of these can be found for under $20 and are sure to please any hardcore fan of the series.
If you were looking for something to give to the pop culture lover in your life, we suggest you give all of these options a look. We also took the time to add some budget-friendly options, so there is no need to go overboard – you can find something they’ll like without breaking the bank.