FUN Holiday Gift Guide
Published on November 28, 2022

Our FUN.com 2022 Holiday Gift Guide is Full of Goodies Galore

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Welcome to the FUN.com Holiday Gift Guide, where we're highlighting some of our favorite gifts for 2022. We'll look at geeky gifts from popular brands, like Lego sets and Department 56 collectibles. But we'll also show off top picks for nerdy guys and gals from our ugly Christmas sweaters and other clothing, plus some toys and backpacks.  We have everything from gifts for action figure collectors and gamer gifts to board games and geeky t-shirts. Let's dive right into our geek Christmas gift guide!

 

LEGO Sets for Boys and Girls

LEGO Sets for Boys and Girls

LEGO Star Wars Dagobah Training SetLEGO Friends Arcade Roller Disco SetLEGO Minecraft Skeleton DungeonLEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader
LEGO DC Batman Batcave: The Riddler Face-Off SetLEGO Marvel: Doctor Strange Showdown SetLEGO Around the World SetLEGO Super Mario Peach Starter Course Set

We'll start with the Lego gifts and build up from there. (Get it?) Lego sets are wonderful gifts because there are so many of them that you're virtually guaranteed to find one for everyone. From kids' Lego Spider-Man sets to Star Wars lego sets for collectors, we've got them all. We also carry several popular Lego Advent calendars, which are the perfect Lego sets for Christmas! Still, fans of LEGO's classic bricks will love an educational toy such as this LEGO Around the World LEGO set. You can build animals and objects from each continent, or simply make whatever you want with the colorful bricks. Not to leave out the little ones, there are also LEGO Duplo sets available for aspiring LEGO artists.

 

2022 Holiday Sweaters

Christmas Ugly Sweaters

LOTR Treebeard SweaterChild The Flash SweaterHarry Potter Hedwig SweaterPotato Head Sweater
Street Fighter SweaterPower Rangers SweaterGingerbread Pet SweaterFriends Sweater

Now we'll look at our favorite ugly Christmas sweaters. But here's the thing: when you do look at them, you'll find that they're not so ugly! That's because we have fun Christmas themes like gingerbread houses and snowflakes. We also have licensed designs like Hedwig from Harry Potter, plus The Lord of the Rings and Friends. And these holiday sweaters are eye-catching and fit that cozy Christmas aesthetic, which means your gift-ee will remember their present every time they put it on!

 

Department 56 Christmas Village Sets

Department 56 Christmas Village Sets

A Christmas Story Ralphie's HouseMickey Mouse Ear Hat ShopGriswold Holiday HouseChristmas Vacation Aunt Bethany's House
Griswold GarageHarry Potter The Three BroomsticksGhostbusters Firehouse StatueMickey's Alarm Clock Shop

Merry Christmas to nerds everywhere! Department 56 makes some of our favorite collectibles. They have that classic Christmas aesthetic, but they're not afraid to branch out into popular franchises. We can feel the magic of The Three Broomsticks from the Harry Potter series and the Christmas joy in Ralphie's house. The Griswold home from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation also brings back so many childhood memories, from squirrels in Christmas trees to the Jelly of the Month Club. These iconic holiday houses make excellent Christmas movie gifts!

 

Best Action Figures for Adults and Kids

Best Action Figures

Gargoyles Ultimate Demona Action FigureMarvel Legends Moon NightThe Retro Collection Darth VaderFortnite Llamabro Action Figure
Marvel Legends Ned Leeds and Peter ParkerMHA Midoriya Action FigureReAction Bela Lugosi DraculaAC/DC Angus Young Action Figure

We all know that toys make great gifts, but we wanted to suggest one of our favorite kinds of toys: action figures! Action figure gifts have been around for decades, but the types of figures are so much more diverse now. You can find anime action figures to reenact your favorite scenes, or video game toys like this Fortnite Llamabro action figure. Another of our faves is the Spider-Man action figure because he's such a fun character. (Trust us, we're not named "FUN.com" for nothing!) There are plenty of action figures for kids, as well as collectible action figures for adults. Just make sure you know who you're buying gifts for, and you're sure to find the perfect Christmas present!

 

Cool Toys for Kids

Cool Toys for Kids

Bluey Family CruiserBatmobile Plush RockerMatchbox Jurassic World Jeep RC VehicleIce Skater Barbie Doll
Mirabel's AccordionAhsoka Tano LightsaberTMNT Party Wagon ToyLightyear Blast & Battle Spaceship Toy

When it comes to Christmas, many kids expect to see toys under the tree! It doesn't matter whether they're a basic LEGO or doll kid, or if your child has nerdier tendencies. Of course, we cater to kids of all kinds, and you can find the perfect toy for any child on your shopping list. Geeky boys and girls will love superhero and video game dolls and toys, and if you have a little Star Wars fan, any one of many toy lightsabers is sure to please. And of course, what kid could resist a NERF toy?

 

Stuffed Toys

Stuffed Toys

Goliath Phunny PlushDemon Slayer Inosuke PlushHotel Transylvania MavisFNAF Tie-Dye Bonnie Plush
Funko Turning Red Mei PlushHugMe Tails PlushJujutsu Kaisen GojoFunko Pop! Maleficent Plush

Kids (and some adults!) love stuffed toys. After all, who doesn't love something warm and soft to hug? Sure there are plenty of cute animal plushies, but these character plush toys are super adorable too! Use your imagination with a Disney plush, or find one of many anime plushies to suit your mood. This Inosuke plush is one of a few great Demon Slayer Christmas gifts! There are even some nerdy plush toys to get for a little gamer. We're sure that these cute plush toys will make great Christmas gifts for kids!

 

Pretend Play Sets

Pretend Play Sets

Encanto Julieta's Kitchen Play SetCastle Grayskull PlaysetPLay-Doh Cafe PlaysetHogwarts Castle Play Set
Hot Wheels Action Sky Crash Tower PlaysetMLP Royal Racing Zipline PlaysetPlaymobil Novelmore Temple of Time Play SetPJ Masks Sky Pirate Ship Playset

Are you looking for children's toys that will keep them occupied for hours without screen time? Pretend sets for kids are basically toy kits that come with all the bells and whistles they'll need to have a great time! Kids will love playing with the My Little Pony gang on the royal racing zipline, or maybe watching as their monster trucks fly through the air off wild tracks and jumps! Even Barbie can play along as you pretend to make amazing music together. You'll love finding some of the best pretend play sets to suit your kids!

 

Nerdy Mugs and Cups for Cocoa and Egg Nog

Novelty Mugs and Cups

The Mandalorian Drinkware SetDemon Slayer Shot GlassesD&D Beholder Water BottleKiki's Delivery Service Water Bottle
Mickey & Minnie Stemless Wine GlassesChristmas Pikachu MugStitch Bamboo Tumbler with StrawAnimal Crossing Travel Mug

Everyone has that person on their list who's hard to shop for. Maybe you're searching for gifts for the impossible man, or your aunt who never attends Christmas parties is coming with the kids. You may even be looking for that last-minute gift! Well, nothing beats a fun mug paired with some hot chocolate mix and marshmallows. Or perhaps a tall glass and a bottle of their favorite drink. And of course, it never hurts to find them a nerdy mug or cup featuring their favorite movie or TV show.

 

Geeky Pattern Button-Up Shirts

Pattern Button-Up Shirts

Tapatío Button-Up ShirtLord of the Rings Button-UpCare Bears Button-UpA Christmas Story Button-Up
Uruk-Hai Button-Up ShirtBatman Button-Up ShirtScooby-Doo Button-Up ShirtHarry Potter Button-Up

Who doesn't love a casual button-up shirt? There are so many cool licensed patterns so you can wear a Batman shirt, or even your favorite Lord of the Rings top! They also make great unisex clothing options for you to style up or down. These exclusive button-up shirts are available here on FUN.com, for a nerdy Christmas gift that's bound to be unique. You won't want to miss snagging one of these cool button-up shirts for your Christmas shopping list, or perhaps even yourself!

  

Fun Bags for Geeks

Fun Bags

My Little Pony Mini BackpackEncanto Duffle BagHunter x Hunter Gon BackpackHarley Quinn Tote Bag
Hercules Medallion PurseBlack Panther Okoye Mini BackpackBatman Fanny PackStranger Things ITA Bag

We've mentioned a lot of our favorite gifts, but we all need some way to carry those things around, right? The solution is themed bags and backpacks, of course! My Little Pony fans will love our retro mini backpack. It's like taking a friend shopping with you! We also have a Hercules purse with a more fashion-conscious look. Then there are the licensed backpacks, like the Hunter x Hunter bag. And there are plenty of options for Batman Christmas gifts! Don't forget to check out our selection of ITA bags either—they're practically essential for convention attendees, especially if you love to collect and show off your enamel pins and buttons. We also have Loungefly backpacks and our own exclusive bags featuring all sorts of pop culture themes.

 

Collectible Statues

Collectible Statues

Throg D-Stage FigureOne Piece Yamato Bandai FigureIron Studios E.T. & ElliottCouture de Force Elvira
Jim Shore Ariel and UrsulaDune Paul Atreides FigureKirby and the Goal DoorNetflix Witcher Geralt Statue

We already talked about action figures, but some collectors may prefer character statues. While you can't pose these highly-detailed figures, they will look simply stunning in any fan's collection. Perfect for a nerdy man or woman, these collectible figures are sure to please! Whether they have a glass case for displaying their favorite collectibles or your giftee likes to show them off on their man cave shelves, we have plenty more epic collectibles from which to choose.

 

Nerdy Lamps

Nerdy Lamos

Spider-Man Street LampHalo Energy Sword LightMinecraft Creeper Glitter LampEnchanted Rose Light
Stranger Things Logo LightAnimal Crossing LampNaruto Shippuden Gaara LightMillennium Falcon Desk Lamp

If you're Christmas shopping for a pop culture fan or perhaps a gamer, there are tons of fun novelty lights that make great statement pieces! Their gamer setup or nerdy nook could always use a little light, so why not get them a geeky lamp that fits their space? Halo and Minecraft lights look great on any gamer desk, while anime fans would love Naruto Christmas gifts such as this Gaara lamp on their anime shelf. There are tons of other nerdy lamps and lighting solutions should you be in the mood for some silly string lights and night lights too!

 

Nerdy Home Décor Products

Nerdy Home Décor Products

Love and Thunder Thor BlanketCheer Bear PillowMarvel Heroes Collage63" Toy Story 4 Drapes
Pastel Wonder Woman RugThe Witcher BookendsStranger Things Keyboard MatD&D Welcome Mat

Why stop at lamps when you can completely geek out someone's space? Maybe you're looking for gifts for a kids' bedroom or helping someone along with their room's Stranger Things aesthetic. There are tons of great nerd décor to discover—rugs, wall art, drapes and, of course, tons of snuggly throw blankets! Just make sure you know the theme, and you're well on your way to finding the best Christmas gift for your nerdy friend, parent or child.

 

Character Shoes for Adults

Character Shoes

Pokémon ShoesIrregular Choice Scooby-Doo ShoesHoth Leia ShoesNBC Sally Shoes
Buzz Lightyear ShoesDisney Stitch ShoesIrregular Choice Tweety Bird ShoesFuzzy Care Bears Shoes

People love practical Christmas gifts, but it's nice to get something that's injected with a little bit of fun, too! Maybe your shoe-addicted family member hasn't been able to justify buying their own pair of Irregular Choice shoes. Perhaps a niece or nephew is hoping to get some Stitch shoes from their favorite aunt or uncle. Even if you're planning on taking someone completely by surprise with an unexpectedly wacky pair of Star Wars shoes, we're sure you'll like these nerdy shoes from FUN.com!

 

Graphic Shirts

Graphic Tees

Stranger Things Game OverGlow-in-the-Dark Ghostbusters Slime LogoKids' Mickey Mouse Foil GlassesBeetlejuice Strange & Unusual
Star Wars Boba FettKids' Miles MoralesVenom FaceAvatar State Aang

We'll end with some clothes that we're sure someone on your list would love to receive. Licensed shirts are great gifts for guys, as they're both cool and useful. However, these unisex shirts are great for any nerdy girls, too! After all, who doesn't love Star Wars or perhaps Spider-Man or Stranger Things? T-shirts are usually stocking stuffers or fun tidbits rather than a main Christmas gift, but they're always a ton of fun!

We hope we've helped you cross some names off your shopping list! If you're still looking, then try this:

  • Visit our category of gifts for men, women, and children.
  • On the left side of the page, narrow down your search by selecting age and gender,  license, brand, holiday, or theme. You can choose more options to further narrow down your search.

In no time, you'll have selected the perfect options for that hard-to-shop-for person!

We've also put together the perfect White Elephant gift guide with plenty of ideas for coworkers and loved ones!

Wyatt Edwards
Wyatt Edwards

Wyatt Edwards is the Internet Wizard at Fun.com, where he is lead editor and writes about superheroes and pop culture. He is an avid toy collector and a yearly judge for The Poppies, an industry pop culture collectible award.

What’s fun for Wyatt? Playing Dungeons & Dragons, making wild guitar noises, and buying ridiculous toys that might look good on a shelf someday. He seriously has way too many hobbies. You can find him on Twitter @whatandwyatt.

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