I must confess, I hadn’t watched Stranger Things, but I was intrigued after talking to my neighbour, Savannah, who is a Stranger Things aficionado. She made it sound so interesting that I was compelled to watch an episode. Once I did, I was hooked. I can only watch one episode at a time because it is so haunting. Then when I’m not watching it, I can’t stop thinking about it. If you know someone who is addicted to this show, as I have become, these gifts for Stranger Things fans are for them.
1. Mug Gift Set
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They can wake up in The Upside Down with this gift set which includes a mug, coaster, and keyring. It makes a great secret Santa gift. Or try this alternative mug set with the iconic lettering.
For more whimsy, try one of these uniquely shaped mugs instead.
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These are matted but unframed. However, you can buy a frame if you want to make the gift extra special.
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Quirky ducks are all the rage. Get one dressed up like Chief Hopper, or for a creepier gift give them the Demogorgon Duck.
If they collect Funko Pop vinyl figures, you can get Steve wearing sunglasses, Lucas with binoculars, Eleven in her original hospital gown, Dustin with a compass, and of course, the demogorgon, among others.
4. Phone Case
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We use cell phones for just about everything nowadays. People have an opportunity to parade their personality with their choice of phone cases. These Stranger Things cases are available for both iPhone and Android devices. You can even personalise some with a name.
In addition, you can get a Friends Don’t Lie popsocket with the iconic waffle, to use for their phone or tablet.
You can also give them some stickers to decorate their laptop or tablet.
If they have an Apple smartwatch you can get a Stranger Things smartwatch upside down band.
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For get-togethers for teens and adults this alternative version of Monopoly makes a fun social event. With iconic movie items, this game uses forts and hideouts instead of houses and hotels. While family game nights are a fun bonding experience, this series is too scary for younger kids. As it is, I can only watch one episode at a time unless I want to be transported to the Upside Down!
Just like in the original episode, they can play D&D, with stories created by Mike Wheeler in the D&D Stranger Things starter set. However, this version transports you not into typical Dungeons and Dragons scenarios, but into the realm of Stranger Things itself.
Not scared enough yet? Give them a Stranger Things Ouija board for more occult experiences.
Or jump back into the 80’s with Trivial Pursuit Stranger Things Version, filled with 80’s trivia.
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They can host a Stranger Things movie night with friends. Serve popcorn or treats in these official popcorn boxes. You can even give them a popcorn popper to make snacks the 80’s way, before microwave popcorn was popular. Make sure to get them Seasons 1-3 on DVD to watch at the gathering.
Adults can mix up some cocktails with Stolichnaya vodka from season 2 to sip while watching episodes.
For couples, get a fleece throw for them to cuddle under while watching episodes. One of the best things about scary shows is cuddling with someone who makes you feel safe.
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This is a must have book for all Stranger Things fans. It includes the original pitch to Netflix, interviews with the cast, commentaries, casting calls, and some of the original drafts. Not only that, but it includes Eleven’s Morse code disk that they can use to decipher codes throughout the book. Not to mention, it has a map of Hawkins along with tons of photos, bringing together the first two seasons of the series.
Send them back to the 1980’s with Mike Wheeler’s middle school yearbook. Flip it over and they will have Nancy’s highschool yearbook.
Graphic novel fans will like the Stranger Things graphic novel boxed set. This set includes Zombie Boys, The Bully, and Erica the Great.
Or they can host a Stranger Things trivia night with a trivia book, exploding with tons of quiz questions separated into different categories. Who knows?, maybe they will create their own Stranger Things version of Jeopardy.
If all of this horror is stressing them out, give them a Stranger Things colouring book. However, be warned, this is not your average colouring book. The pictures are formed with pixelated dots and spirals like something from another realm.
8. Waffle Iron
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The kids eat a lot of waffles throughout this series from the very beginning. While Eggo waffles are good enough for the kids on the show, a Stranger Things fan who enjoys cooking will prefer homemade. With a waffle iron, they can whip up some of their own for Sunday brunch.
Better yet, give them a Stranger Things cookbook. It has recipes for beginners as well as for more advanced cooks. It is filled with references from the series in addition to food inspired by it. They will also appreciate an oven mitt set with the Stranger Things theme so they don’t burn their hands while creating tasty dishes.
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She will get a laugh out of these cute waffle themed earrings.
Another cool gift for her is a Stranger Things purse. This crossbody bag is decorated with pixelated characters from the series. It also has several compartments so she can easily find her stuff.
For younger fans, this Stranger Things jewellery set comes with a charm bracelet and pendant. The bracelet has iconic charms such as the bicycle, camera, and colourful light bulbs.
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While the ‘80s gave way to cassette players, record players are actually popular again. Send them back to the last century by giving them a record player. However, these record players also have bluetooth.
Then get them the soundtrack from the original series which is available on vinyl or MP3. You can also get the music from Season 3, which is available on vinyl, MP3, or CD. My kids love listening to these blast from the past songs from the 1980’s.
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For more iconic memorabilia, get a signed and framed poster from the DVD box set.
Or get a signed and mounted season 2 print. This one is not framed.
You can also get a set of posters from all three seasons. I have friends who are Star Wars fanatics, and it made a really nice collector exhibit having posters from each movie displayed on their walls.
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Young adults will like drinking a brew from this Stranger Things beer glass. You can even give them some of their favourite beer to go with it.
However, this is my favourite. You can give wine drinkers this novelty upside down wine glass which is actually upside down!
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I always say people can’t have too many t-shirts. Choose a few in different designs for Stranger Things fans, and you can’t go wrong.
Or they can feel like a character from the series by wearing a Hawkins Middle School hoodie.
My friends like to spend Sundays in pyjamas, binge watching Netflix series. If you know people like that, you can give them Stranger Things men’s or women’s pyjamas for those lazy days. Of course, even if they don’t spend the weekend binge watching Stranger Things, fans will still like these themed pyjamas for bedtime.
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Imagine the conversations it will provoke when guests see an upside down clock in their home. Or get them an Enter the Upside Down doormat to welcome guests.
Then when they leave their home, they can take this insulated lunch bag with them. It can be used to bring lunch to work or school, but it is large enough to fit items for a picnic for two. Just tell them to stay away from the woods!
15. Duvet Cover
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What to get someone who likes Stranger Things? Tweens love everything having to do with Stranger Things. My child’s friend even had her 11th birthday party with a Stranger Things theme. They will enjoy decorating their room with items from their favourite series. This duvet cover comes with a matching pillow case.
Tweens will also love this colour changing LED lamp of Eleven which has seven different colours.
Then they can record their thoughts in this LED journal. The cover lights up for a haunting effect.
In addition to items for their room, you can get a Stranger Things beach towel for them to use on the coast or at the pool.