When season 3 of Stranger Things was first announced back in December 2018, July 4 seemed so far away. Now that we're less than three months away and were recently blessed with a new trailer, we are biting our nails in anticipation to see the gang come back together again. The previous two seasons took place during the school year, so revisiting Hawkins during the summertime will give the show a bit more "shine" to balance out the dark and gloomy setting of the Upside Down. Anyways, we know why you're here...either you or a friend/family member is a fan of the show and you're looking for some gift ideas. Great news, we've got a sweet selection of gifts straight outta Hawkins. Keep on scrolling for Stranger Things merch!
Stranger Things Games
Who doesn't love a good game? While the boys of Hawkins are busy playing D&D, get your friends together for a game night full of some bitchin' fun. Whip out the Stranger Things Ouija board and see if you can talk to your loved ones caught in the Upside Down. Is your friend terrible at watching shows without looking at their phone? Try getting them Stranger Things Screen Test! This game prompts you to watch the show for certain 'cues' such as 'Jonathan misses the target' or 'Mike challenges the bullies' forcing your friends to keep their eyes glued to the screen. If you or your friends are fans of the classic games Uno and Monopoly, the Stranger Things Eggo Card Game and Stranger Things Monopoly should both keep you and your friends entertained for hours.
Stranger Things Apparel
When your 12-year-old son gets taken away to a parallel universe, how the heck are you going to communicate with him if not through Christmas lights woven throughout your house and having the alphabet hastily painted on your living room wall (Joyce Byers most definitely deserved a mom of the year award for 1983)? The answer is, you can't because who has the time and effort to do that? Take the easy route and get this shirt. It might not help you communicate with the Upside Down, but it's the thought that counts. If you're looking to refresh your wardrobe, the PSD Stranger Underwear and Eggo Socks are both honorable mentions.
Stranger Things Accessories
If you don't have a Dustin Chia Pet, then are you really a true Stranger Things fan? Probably not. But don't worry, you can pick your friend up this beautiful piece of greenery right now! If your friend can't handle that much responsibility, the Loungefly Stranger Things collection will make for a perfect gift. The two pieces come with an adorable print featuring stickers of your favorite Stranger Things characters, as well as some other fun quotes and references. Do we even need to explain why the Eleven Socks are a great gift?
Stranger Things Collectibles
The Barb Stranger Things Funko POP! Vinyl is an obvious staple for any Stranger Things merch collector and although Barb is our all-time favorite character, we can't leave out her less-important castmates. Funko makes another type of vinyl called 5-Star and they somehow managed to make them be just as cute or dare we say...cuter than Funko POP!s?! Will comes with a mixtape full of bops (most likely a tape equipped with 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' over and over) and his iconic sketch of the Upside Down. Is he the next Picasso? Guess we'll find out in S3. If you want to win the 'Desk of the Year' award at work, slap this 10-inch Demogorgon on there. It's a great way to spark a conversation at work and a great reminder for when things get stressful at work, at least you aren't stuck in the Hawkins lab being chased by Demogorgon!
So what are you going to gift that special someone? A notebook-wielding Barb Funko POP! or an extremely terrifying Demogorgon action figure? Whatever you decide, we want to know! Take pictures and videos of their reactions and tag us on Instagram @fundotcom_ so we can see. If none of these items spoke to you, browse the rest of our Stranger Things collection here.