* Novelty gifts to help get you through until the next season
* From 80s-style action figures to coffee mugs
* Great gifts for casual fans and collectors alike
Here are some of the best gifts for Stranger Things fans (other than the news that Season 3 has indeed been green lit and also that Shannon Purser, whose brief, too-brief appearance in Season 1 made her an overnight sensation, is returning, albeit in a different Neflix show.)
Still, if you or a loved one can’t get enough of Eggos, the Upside-Down, analog synth tunes and parallels to 1980s X-Men comics, these 10 novelty gifts are sure to revive your mental energies.
1. Stranger Things Valentines Card
This Stranger Things Valentines’ card is about as cute as sharing a bicycle or your Eggo waffles with the laconic, telekinetic girl next door.
2. The Book of Barb
Just in time to celebrate Shannon Purser’s return to the screen, this book commemorates all things Barb. Written by Nadia Bailey with illustrations by Phil Constantinesco, this volume is full of nerdy, ironic yet idealistic 80s charm, all dedicated to the show’s short-lived but iconic and relatable best friend.
3. Stranger Things Chief Hopper Mug
No Stranger Things memorabilia collection is complete without this mug featuring Chief Hopper’s sardonic mug. Naturally, the mug bears the memorable Hopper quote from season 1: “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation.”
4. Stranger Things Action Figures
These unique action figures (available in packs of three) are designed with an authentic throwback toy charm that is perfectly appropriate to the spirit of the series itself. One can easily picture finding them in a hobby shop that smells like the ink on newsprint that comic books used to be printed on. Choose from Eleven, Lucas and Mike or Will, Dustin and Demogorgon. Collect them all!
5. Stranger Things Bracelet
This Stranger Things Bracelet lets you have some “Stranger Bling” (sorry) with its stylish chain and unique, Stranger Things-inspired bangles. It includes a bicycle, Christmas tree, compass and of course, a number 11.
6. Funko POP! Eleven Figure
This Funko POP! Eleven figure is one of the most adorable bits of Stranger Things-inspired decor we’ve seen. A natural choice for collectors, Funko Pop enthusiasts and true fans, it comes with Millie Bobby Brown’s iconic hand-me-down outfit from the first season and even includes a removable blonde wig.
7. Stranger Things Season One LP
This LP collects music synched for Stranger Things’ first season, compiling the aptly-chosen songs which played such a big part in creating the period feel of the show. It opens and closes with Will singing The Clash, and includes hits like “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” “Atmosphere” by Joy Division, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper and more.
8. Stranger Things Hoodie
This black hoodie features the Stranger Things logo in the style of a band shirt. It’s a pullover hoodie with a comfy, slim-fit. Multiple sizes available for men and women.[caption id="attachment_103060" align="aligncenter" width="548"] Courtesy Amazon[/caption]
9. Stranger Things Monopoly
No Stranger Things item collection would be complete without a board game: after all, so much of the show’s metaphors come from the nostalgic world of basement board games. This Stranger Things-themed Monopoly board is a natural fit, and will surely help pass the time before the next season comes out.[caption id="attachment_103062" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Courtesy Amazon[/caption]