During childhood I remember waking up Saturday mornings and watching cartoons. We got to sleep in, and then eat breakfast on a tray in front of the television. Now, a whole new generation gets to watch animated creations, this time from Japan, and with much better technology and more energetic plot lines.
Even if you were unaware of anime until the Pokemon craze, which started in the UK in 1999, the film genre has grown into a major franchise which includes everything from cookbooks to cell phone covers for fans. My youngest child has also gotten me into reading manga which is the written form of these sagas. With such a wide variety to choose from, you can stop your search for the perfect gifts for anime lovers right here. These gifts might even spark a new interest for yourself.
Anime gifts in the UK
Teens love anime, so what better gift than posters? This scratch off poster has 100 classic anime shows that are a must see on their bucket list. They can hang this in their bedroom and scratch off each one as they view it.
My youngest child spends hours holed away in his room drawing anime characters. He started learning some of the techniques from books similar to these. After using books to learn the basics, he now is able to use the skills he learned to develop his own characters.
To go along with the books, you can get them an artist’s drawing set which comes with graphite pencils, charcoals, and pastels, as well as tools for blending. It also has an instructional booklet on how to use the tools. Of course they will need a sketch pad as well. To add colour, get them a set of coloured pencils which come in their own carrying case.
Anime gifts for her in the UK
My sister in law would love this. She is a huge Sailor Moon fan. It comes with eight brushes in a pink pouch.
Sushi socks are a funny novelty gift. The socks are rolled up to look like sushi, and fabric is bunched up to look like wasabi and ginger. They may look real, but make sure to tell her not to eat them!
This anime messenger bag is big enough to hold her stuff, while still being trendy with this anime design. The strap allows it to be worn cross body so it leaves her hands free. She can sport her love of anime without being too flashy.
You can also get her a cute anime print shorts and t-shirt set.
Anime mugs UK
Drinking coffee or tea from a mug decorated with their favourite anime show is a great way to start off the day.
You can even get a Dragon Ball colour changing mug.
For beverages on the go, choose an anime tumbler. Some even allow for personalisation.
Japanese anime gifts UK
Dagashi refers to cheap sweets and snacks. This hamper is filled with twenty amazing sweets from Japan. They can snack on these while watching their favourite shows.
Give them a Japanese soda gift set in fruity flavours to wash down the sweets.
If they are creative, give them these DIY Candy kits so they can try their hand at making Japanese candy at home. They will have so much fun creating candy masterpieces to look like sushi and festival treats.
6. Cook Anime
Anime presents for cooks
I got this book for my teen to aid in meal planning. I have made several of the recipes such as Tamagoyaki, a rolled egg omelette, and Nikujaga, which is a meat stew with potatoes. They were big hits. The great thing about this book is that the author goes into detail about which shows the food is mentioned in. She also recounts the history and influences of the food.
If you know someone who is into manga, you can get them The Manga Cookbook. It will introduce them to creating some of the tasty foods they read about.
Personalised anime gifts
Watching anime on television, enjoying their favourite show with them, giving them a custom portrait of you together as characters in the show – priceless! These keepsake gifts will stay with them for years, even if their hobbies change.
If you’ve already chosen another gift, you can still give them a personalised anime greeting card.
Gifts for anime lovers in the UK
Give them an LED lamp to create ambiance in their room with characters from My Hero Academia, Jujutso Kaisen, or Tokyo Revengers. You can even get Tomie from Junji Ito manga.
She will love decorating her bedroom with a Sailor Moon wall tapestry.
Then for chilly nights they can curl up with a Coco Moon fleece blanket while watching anime or reading manga. These anime gifts will add personality to their living space.
Anime presents for readers
For anime fans of the Attack on Titan series, this boxed set contains the first half of season one for their reading pleasure. Or get them the first book in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
While not an anime series, Uzumaki by Junji Ito is a thrilling manga nightmare that cannot be put down. I read this and became obsessed with seeing spirals everywhere! Anyone who has read this will know what I am talking about. This, along with the Cooking Anime book inspired me to make a dinner platter out of spiral foods! Maybe I am taking this a bit too far.
10. Sake Set
Japanese gifts for anime lovers UK
While some people might initially be drawn to anime for the graphics or the stories, I find that it is hard to follow the genre without becoming interested in the culture. For those who have become enamoured with all things Japanese, these gifts are for them. Adult anime fans will like this sake set which includes four glasses, a carafe, and sake tank. It has a traditional cherry blossom design. The tank can be used to regulate the temperature of the sake either by adding ice or hot water.
They can host an anime night and serve sake along with a meal created from Cooking Anime. Then they can serve the meal in this ramen set for four. It comes with four bowls, spoons, chopsticks and holders. This makes a great date night idea for anime lovers.
Diehard anime fans might want to try their hand at learning Japanese with this instructional workbook. This comes with online support and is made for beginners. They can learn by themselves or make it a social event to practice with friends.
Plush anime toys UK
Plush toys are great for all ages. These make great gifts for a girlfriend or boyfriend to cuddle with when their loved one isn’t there.
Anime gifts UK
These earrings are lightweight and won’t pull on their ears, while still being trendy.
This Naruto Accessory Set comes with a red cloud necklace, a Rinne Sharingan bracelet, Konoha bracelet, and a Konoha ring, making this a great gift on its own.
This braided My Hero Academia bracelet displays a picture of the characters in the middle, making it a fun bit of fandom.
13. Namikaze Minato
Action figure anime toys UK
Kids love collecting action figures to act out their favourite scenes. Adults like collecting them too, although adults may leave them on display in their boxes to preserve them. Namikaze Minato from the Naruto series comes with several accessories. You can collect others from the series as well.
Virgo Shaka from Saint Seiya Knights of the Zodiax can also be collected along with his comrades.
For Dragon Ball fans, get them a set of 3 Dragon Ball figures including Ultra Instinct Goku, Jien and Golden Frieza.
Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece is also available.
14. Anime PopSocket
Anime gifts for a teenage girl
This popsocket will show their love of anime whether used on a phone or tablet.
She will also love a Sailor Moon music box which plays the theme song.
Does she dress like an anime character? A pleated skirt will be perfect to add to her wardrobe. Someone a bit more subdued will like this graphic t-shirt which excuses antisocial behaviours as being an introverted love of anime.
Board game anime gifts UK
This remake of a classic allows players to be one of their favourite characters from the anime series, while collecting properties and building houses and hotels like in the classic edition.
In Ni No Kuni 2 players will try to build their kingdoms to cover the darkness.
For those who are interested in the occult, Manga tarot provides a full deck of tarot cards with a manga theme and an instruction booklet.
The Ravens of Thri Sahashri is a two player cooperative card game. The goal is to rescue Ren from a catatonic state. This is a strategy game for those who like to solve puzzles.
16. Cell Phone Case
Cool anime gifts in the UK
If you know which model phone they have, you can choose a cool anime phone cover. Either get one with their favourite show, or one with Japanese art to express their love of the culture.
What to give someone who likes anime?
Bedding from their most loved anime series will bring you to the top of their list. Different sizes are available. This set comes with the duvet cover and two pillowcases.
18. Anime T-shirts
Best anime gifts UK
T-shirts make the best gift for everyone. Whether they just wear them at home, or switch out of a ripped one for one without holes to go out, we never have enough t-shirts. They are great for layering on cold days or to wear by themselves on warm days. Choose one or several from this selection of graphic t-shirts.
19. Naruto Wallet
Anime gifts for him UK
This wallet is perfect for Naruto fans. It has compartments for bills as well as slots for cards and licence.
Another great gift for him is this Jujutsu Kaisen Backpack. It can be used for school or as a laptop bag making it good for adults as well as kids. It is made of sturdy material and has several pockets for organisation.
Is he an Attack on Titan fan? Then he will like this wings of freedom necklace.