Pop Insider Editor-in-Chief Marissa DiBartolo stopped by “The Jam” on WCIU in Chicago to show off some great geeky gift ideas for the holidays. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.




  • This Harry Potter Gryffindor Spa Set lets you make your own magical spa day. The convenient tote is packed with a robe, slippers, a satin eye mask, and toe separators, all with a wizarding theme.
  • Throw in a bottle of polish, your favorite bath bomb, and you’ll be ready to relax.
  • The bag can be repurposed as the perfect al fresco picnic tote.
  • Age: Adult
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: ThinkGeek


  • Inspired by Jon Snow, this barrel-aged imperial stout is brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night.
  • Inspired by Jon Snow, this barrel-aged imperial stout is brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night.
  • King in the North, a beer brewed for Jon Snow, is the fourth and final beer in this year’s Royal Reserve Collection, a series of four limited release beers, each designed and brewed as an homage to one of four epic figures engaged in the battle for the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Brewed to sustain a leader through a long, dark night, King in the North is a barrel-aged imperial stout.
  • Master winemaker Bob Cabral has summoned his legendary skills to craft a wine worthy of the Iron Throne. Sourced from the finest winegrowing kingdoms of the land, it is as complex as the tales and histories it acclaims.
  • This Pinot Noir is elegant, well-built and bursting with brilliant, ripe, rich fruit flavors and aromas. It is fruit focused with subtle tones of earthiness, vanilla, spice and toasted oak in the background. There is a long, smooth inviting finish; tannins are present and well blended.
  • Age: 21+
  • MSRP: $12.99-$19.99
  • Available: Select liquor stores


  • These goblets and tankards are perfect companions to the Game of Thrones beer and wine.
  • With incredible detail, the goblets showcase the GoT logo against a cooper pattern that runs along the entire design, including the stem, or the Weirwood Trees, or Daenerys’ dragons.
  • The goblets comes packaged in a Seven Kingdoms gift box – perfect for display or storage.
  • With an absurd amount of details, these tankard mugs are worth every penny. The tankards feature logos from the different houses, and are suitable for hot and cold items, should be hand-washed to preserve the details and coloring.
  • The tankards also come packaged in a Seven Kingdoms gift box – perfect for display or storage.
  • Age: Adult
  • MSRP: $44.95-$74.95
  • Available: shop.hbo.com


  • Travel with Han Solo, Chewbacca and their friends with the LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon.
  • This LEGO brick version of the iconic Corellian freighter from the Han Solo movie features a two-minifigure cockpit with detachable canopy, two spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with two gunner seats, plus a detachable escape craft.
  • This amazing Star Wars toy also features opening hull plates for easy access to the detailed interior, which includes a cargo area with couch and Dejarik hologame table, bar, bunk, missile storage compartment, and a buildable hyperdrive with repair tools.
  • Includes six minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Qi’ra, Lando Calrissian, Quay Tolsite and a Kessel Operations Droid, plus a DD-BD droid.
  • Open up the hull plates and play out adventures from the Han Solo movie inside.
  • Age: 9+
  • MSRP: $169.99
  • Available: LEGO shop, Amazon, Target, Walmart


  • With its retro cool design, the distinctive build and color of the Game Boy has widespread appeal among modern gamers and fans of the original alike.
  • Wake up to memories of your favorite Nintendo characters, every morning. Enjoy the perfect start to every day and never be late for your next adventure!
  • You can change the time using the console’s buttons on the front, and set the alarm with ease. Sleep easy knowing you’ll be up in time for anything!
  • Wake up to memories of your favorite Nintendo characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong and more, as this fabulous clock plays the official Super Mario Land theme tune when the alarm sounds, offering pure nostalgia for lovers of the franchise.
  • MSRP: $19.70-$29.99
  • Available: Paladone, Amazon


  • Whether preparing snacks for your Whovian viewing party or serving the Christmas Ham, add a little flair to your presentation.
  • This high-end ceramic tabletop platter will delight even the hard-to-impress fans. This Doctor Who TARDIS Embossed Serving Platter is made of ceramic and measures approximately 16-inches long x 10-inches wide and comes packages in a gift box.
  • The 2-pack of tapered, clear, 16-ounce pint drinking glasses is just what the Doctor ordered. Each set of two glasses features a 4-color collage of unique 50th anniversary silhouette head art of one of the 11 Doctors.
  • Travel through time and space this set of four TARDIS plates. Featuring colorful TARDIS artwork by celebrated designer and illustrator Anthony Dry, these durable melamine plates are a must have for any Doctor Who fan or collector. Each plate measures approximately 8-inches tall x 8-inches wide.
  • Don’t look now, but there’s a Dalek in your soup! Vandor’s high-end ceramic tabletop collection will delight even the most discriminating Doctor Who fans! Perfect for everyday dining, fandom events, and collector gifting, each of the 6-inch diameter bowls in this Doctor Who 4-Piece Ceramic Bowl Set features a bright, beautiful character design on the inside and the show’s logo on the outside.
  • The bowl set comes in a full-color gift box and is a perfect match to the Doctor Who 4 Piece 8-Inch Ceramic Plate Set (sold separately).
  • Dishwasher and Microwave safe.
  • Age: All
  • MSRP: $17.99-$57.99
  • Available: entertainmentearth.com


  • You must be worthy in order to wield Thor’s hammer, but Marvel never mentioned any restrictions on Thor’s screwdriver or his pliers.
  • Wield them all with our Marvel Thor Hammer Tool Set!
  • This 44-piece tool set, a ThinkGeek creation and exclusive, comes in a molded case that looks like Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir.
  • Inside it has all your basic tool needs, including a hammer (duh), a tape measure, a level, a screwdriver, a wrench, a ratcheting wrench, and a utility knife.
  • It’s perfect for someone worthy of their first place or a great extra set of everything to have around in case of emergencies.
  • Age: Adult
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: ThinkGeek


  • Be the hero your office deserves by transforming your chair with a Chair Cape.
  • Made of high quality fabric materials, this Chair Cape comes in a variety of superhero capes and is 24-inches long and includes an adjustable hook and loop based belt and strap that will fit most size chairs.
  • Choose from Batman, Superman, Vision, Star Trek, Punisher, Wonder Woman, and more.
  • The classic hero’s emblem is featured prominently on the cape and is visible on the adjustable chair strap.
  • Age: 14+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: entertainmentearth.com

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Bill Reese

Bill Reese

Bill Reese is Business Operations Manager at Adventure Media & Events, where he's worked since 2014. A former editor at Playbill and graduate of SUNY–Purchase, he spends most weekends rooting for the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team and making subway systems out of Brio trains with his little boy Jonah.