On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a pair of light-up Pikachu slippers—obviously.

We may not be your true love, but we know what will make your holiday season merry and bright. And so, we present to you: The Pop Insider’s 12 Days of Fandom, your guide to the best gifts for every geek in your life. Whether you’re a Brony or a Trekkie, we hand-selected the coolest collectibles, merch, and more for some of the hottest fandoms out there. Be sure to add all of these to your wish lists, or grab them while you can for the special nerd in your life.



For Potterheads

Mystery Flying Snitch | Wow! Stuff | $24.99 | Target

Take control of the elusive Golden Snitch and impress your friends as it magically flies around your body. The high-tensile Aramid fiber thread is invisible from 6 feet away, making you look and feel like a true witch or wizard. The Snitch features real flapping wings, and makes a great display piece thanks to the included stand.

For Disney Darlings

Disney Mickey The True Original Collector’s Chess Set | USAopoly | $69.95 | GameStop

It’s Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, and we’re celebrating with a game of chess. This beautiful, high-end set features black and white playing pieces in the shapes of Mickey’s BFFs, including Donald, Daisy, Pete, Goofy, and more, plus iconic depictions of the mouse around the game board.

For Star Warriors

Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon | LEGO | $169.99 | Target

Want to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 Parsecs? You need this ship. Build up Han’s precious Millennium Falcon with 1,414 LEGO pieces. The Corellian freighter features spring-loaded shooters, a detachable escape craft, and more. The set comes complete with seven mini figs, including Qi’ra, Han Solo, and Lando Calrissian. This ship will kick your holiday season into hyperdrive.

For Trekkies

Star Trek TOS Robe | ThinkGeek | $59.99 | THINKGEEK

Whether you’re a Commander or an Engineer, these robes will keep you cozy all winter long. Made of 100-percent cotton, these one-size-fits-most bathrobes boldly go where no man has gone before. The waffled texture fabric is incredibly comfortable, while the braided gold ranks on the sleeves will make you feel like you are dressed to board the U.S. S. Enterprise.

For Whovians

Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote Control | The Wand Company | $139.99 | Thinkgeek

The Sonic Screwdriver can hack into computer networks, disable electronic locks, and now, it can turn on your TV. This gesture-based infrared remote will make you feel just like the alien from Planet Gallifrey himself. Program up to 39 codes to perform different functions (does a TV even have 39 functions?), including changing the channel, adjusting the volume, and even opening the DVD player—you know, if you still have one of those.

For Marvel Fans

Marvel Legends Series Infinity Gauntlet Articulated Electronic Fist | Hasbro| $99.99 | Target

Congratulations, you now control the universe. This realistic replica of Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet will make you feel like you can do anything—just snap your fingers and watch what happens. The gauntlet features lights, sounds, and individually articulated finger movement, plus a fist-lock feature for display.

For DC Fans

DC Artist’s Alley Figures by Chris Uminga | DC Collectibles | $40 | Thinkgeek

The Justice League goes creepy cute. DC’s new Artist’s Alley collection taps popular artists from Comic Cons all across the country to turn their artwork into limited-edition vinyl collectibles. Indie artist Chris Uminga’s take on Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman is truly original, with the characters in campy poses and white eyes. Fans can choose between the standard edition or the black and white variants.

For Pokémon Masters

Pokémon Light-Up Pikachu Slippers | Thinkgeek | $29.99 | Thinkgeek

After a long day of catching Pokemon, you deserve the chance to rest your little footsies in a pair of comfy slippers. These Pikachu slippers are exceptionally warm and fuzzy, and Pikachu’s cheeks light up when you take a step. They fit up to a men’s size 10 and a women’s size 12. The only thing better than one coveted Pikachu is two adorable Pikachus nestled on your feet.

For Thronies

Game of Thrones Subscription Box | CultureFly | $49.99 | Culturefly

Winter is coming—to your doorstep every three months with this officially licensed Game of Thrones subscription box. Each box includes more than $100 worth of exclusive collectibles, apparel, accessories, and more.

For Hawkins Heroes

Stranger Things Collectibles | McFarlane | $9.99-$34.99 | GameStop

We’re going into the Upside Down. These collectible figures are flawlessly sculpted, have articulation for dynamic posing, and feature a stylized Stranger Things-branded disc display base, AND retro-themed packaging. New characters include Barb, Will, Upside Down Will (our top pick), Mike, Punk Eleven, and Squeezable Dart. Beware: He eats cats.

For Schwifties

Rick & Morty—The Pickle Rick Game | Cryptozoic | $45 | Amazon

I’M PICKLERIIIIICK!!! In this cleverly designed tabletop game, one player acts as Pickle Rick as he tries to escape a heavily armed compound, while the other player takes on the roles of both the Russians and Jaguar as they try to stop him. The game comes packaged in a custom, must-have Pickle Rick game case.

For Bronies

My Little Pony 35th Anniversary Collector Ponies: Unicorn & Pegasus Ponies | Basic Fun| $9.99 | Amazon

Step aside Snuzzle and Minty and make way for ponies 2.0—AKA unicorn and Pegasus ponies. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of everyone’s favorite tiny horses, Basic Fun! recreated the original six unicorn and Pegasus ponies: Firefly, Medley, Twilight, Glory, Sunbeam, and Moondancer. Afterall, everything is better with wings.

?Giveaway Alert! ? Giveaway Alert!?

We’re giving 12 lucky winners each one item from our 12 Days of Fandom gift guide every weekday from Nov. 1 to Nov. 16. Enter now through Oct. 31 for your chance to win a surprise item from one of the above fandoms! Just fill out the entry form to enter, and be sure to share the fun with every nerd you know.


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Winners will be selected at random. One entry per person. Open to U.S. residents only.


About the author

Marissa Silva

Marissa Silva

Marissa Silva is editor-in-chief of the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider, the leading consumer holiday gift guide and toy review and news website. As a professional toy reviewer and an industry expert, she consistently reports on toy, entertainment, and pop culture trends and hot products. In addition to digital content management, Marissa contributes feature-length articles to the Pop Insider and leading toy industry trade magazine The Toy Book, providing retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest in toy news. Marissa has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, ABC World News Now, MSNBC, CBS, NY1, WPIX, and more. A board game fanatic and professional toy reviewer, she spends most of her free time shopping for superhero T-shirts, crushing at Mario Kart, and anxiously awaiting her Hogwarts acceptance letter. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thattoygirl.