FUN Holiday Gift Guide
Published on November 26, 2021

Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is Full of Goodies Galore

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Welcome to the Holiday Gift Guide, where we're highlighting some of our favorite gifts for 2021. 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!


Gifts for LEGO Lovers

LEGO Gift Ideas

LEGO Marvel: Spider-Man No Way Home The SanctumLEGO Star Wars: The Bad Batch Attack ShuttleLEGO Minecraft: The Warped ForestLEGO Marvel: Eternals In Arishem's Shadow
LEGO Super Mario: Bowser's AirshipLEGO Marvel: Shang-Chi Battle at the Ancient VillageLEGO Classic: Around the WorldLEGO Duplo Spider-Man Headquarters

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' Minecraft Lego 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.


2021 Holiday Sweaters

2021 Ugly Holiday Sweaters

A Christmas Story SweaterHarley Quinn SweaterYou Shall Not Pass SweaterBuddy the Elf Sweater
Luna Lovegood SweaterThe Matrix SweaterPenguin SweaterCaddyshack 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 snow and elves and penguins. (Penguins are Christmas-y, right?) We also have licensed designs like Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter, plus A Christmas Story and The Matrix. 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 Collectibles

The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who TreePeanuts Christmas TreeMickey's Alarm Clock ShopJack Brings Christmas Home
A Christmas Story Soap SceneHarry Potter the Owlery TowerChristmas Vacation Griswold HouseA Christmas Story Leg Lamp Scene

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 Owlery from the Harry Potter series and the joy as Jack brings Christmas home. 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. We're just glad that happened to Clark and his family, not us!


Action Figures for Adults and Kids

Action Figures for Kids and Adults

12" Titan Hero Series Black and Gold Spider-ManNaruto Action FigureGhostbusters Afterlife Lucky8" Richard Simmons
Marvel Legends Eternats SpriteStar Wars Electrostaff Purge TrooperPJ Masks Robo-CatboyMOTU Revelation Skeletor

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 movie toys like this Ghostbusters Afterlife Lucky. Another of our faves is the Spider-Man action figure because he's such a fun character. (Trust us, we're not named "" 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 for, and you're sure to find the perfect Christmas present!


Toys for Kids for Christmas

Toys for Kids for Christmas

CoComelon Musical Check-Up Play SetSpidey and His Amazing Friends Ghost Spider SetNerf Roblox MM2Shark SeekerPeppa Pig Remote Control Toy
Talking Elsa Fashion DollClassic Mr. Potato HeadAhsoka Tano Extendable LightsaberSpider-Man No Way Home Jet Web Cycle

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?


Cute Plush Toys

Cute Plush Toys

11" The Mandalorian GroguAang Q-PalCheer BearInuyasha Kirara
Sonic the Hedgehog16" Rainbow SpongebobToy Story Woody12" Among Us Yellow Plant

Kids (and some adults!) love soft toys. After all, who doesn't love something warm and soft to hug? Sure there are plenty of cute stuffed animals, but these character plush toys are super adorable too! Use your imagination with a Spongebob plush, or find one of many stuffed Care Bears to suit your mood. 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!


Indoor Play Sets

Indoor Play Sets

Playmobil Temple of TimeBarbie Big City Dreams Recording Studio Playset65 Pack Play-Doh Ultimate Color CollectionBatman Dueling Duos
My Little Pony: A New Generation Royal Racing ZiplineMonster Truck Megalodon Monster MayhemPolly Pocket Popcorn SurprisePlaymobil Supermarket Set

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 Drinkware

Nerdy Mugs

Jurassic Park Camper MugSailor Moon Glass SetHarry Potter Glass SetStormtrooper Helmet Mug
Beetlejuice MugPokemon Stainless Steel TumblerFriends Tumbler Glass SetMy Hero Academia Heat Change 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.


Pop Culture Backpacks and Bags

Pop Culture Bags and Backpacks

Pikachu ITA Bag Mini BackpackPlaneswalker Magic the Gathering BackpackEvil by Design Cruella Satchel90s Nick Toons Backpack
Danielle Nicole Cheer Bear Convertible BagDemon Slayer Mini BackpackSonic the Hedgehog BackpackLooney Tunes Backpack

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! Care Bears fans will love our Danielle Nicole Cheer Bear bag. It's like taking a friend shopping with you! We also have an all-over print Demon Slayer mini backpack with a more fashion-conscious look. Then there are the licensed backpacks, like the Sonic the Hedgehog and NIckelodeon bags. And that's just two franchises! 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

Beast Kingdom Bro Thor and Korg VinylOne Piece Kaidou (Ex Devils)The Mandalorian and Grogu ArtFX StatueAliens Xenomorph Q-Fig
Aang Q-Fig Max EliteMarvel Gallery PS4 Spider-NoirThe Witcher 3 GeraltDemon Slayer Hashibira Inosuke

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 Lamps

Gandalf vs. the Balrog LightMinecraft Creeper LightAppa Mood LampDragon Ball Lamp
Super Mario Star Projection LightOne Punch Man LampDungeons & Dragons D20 LightXbox Achievement Trophy Light

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? Super Mario Bros. and Minecraft lights look great on any gamer desk, while anime fans would love a DBZ or One Punch Man 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

Nerd Décor

Star Wars Sherpa Plush ThrowWitcher BookendsRainbow Care Bears RugBatman Doormat
Aladdin Magic Carpet Throw63" Harry Potter DrapesWampa RugDisney Princess Wall Art

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 Care Bears 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.


Book Gifts

Book Gift Ideas

Star Wars: The Rebel FilesPete the Cat and His Four Groovy ButtonsGoodnight, Goodnight, Construction SiteThe Story of Ferdinand
Overwatch Anthology Vol. 1Spider-Man: A Tangled WebPete the Cat: I Love My White ShoesDarth Vader and Son

Readers come in all shapes and sizes, whether they prefer novels or licensed artwork books of their favorite franchises. A book like the Overwatch Anthology would make a great gift idea for a nerdy teenage boy or girl, while Pete the Cat books often appeal to younger readers. Perhaps your bookworm prefers to discover their own reading material, but that's not to say that they wouldn't appreciate some unique bookends to help hold their hoard!


Nerdy Shoes

Nerdy Shoes

Irregular Choice x Hello Kitty High-Top SneakersChild Beifong Baby Shark ShoesLuna Lovegood ShoesYouth Pizza Hi-Top Shoes
Baby Yoda ShoesYouth Unicorn Hi-Top ShoesFuzzy Care Bears ShoesYouth Bears Canvas Shoe

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 licensed shoes from their favorite aunt or uncle. Even if you're planning on taking someone completely by surprise with an unexpectedly wacky pair of shoes, we're sure you'll like these nerdy shoes from!


Graphic Shirts

Graphic Shirts

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, 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.