Attention Procrastinators: Here's Your Last-Minute Fandom Gift Guide

Attention Procrastinators: Here's Your Last-Minute Fandom Gift Guide

Pop-culture purveyors like Box Lunch and Hot Topic have you covered, even this close to Christmas.

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Loungefly, Target Vera Bradley, Avatar shirt, Tron soundtrack, ghibli sweater
Image: Loungefly, Vera Bradley, Hot Topic, Box Lunch

So you waited until the 11th hour and it’s now too late to order holiday presents online. Thankfully, there are several stores where you can still scavenge in-person for the perfect last-minute geeky gift for the fan in your life. Pro-tip to speed up your quest even more: order pick-up exists!

Here are our last-minute picks for making spirits bright, featuring Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar, Studio Ghibli, and beyond!

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Howl’s Moving Castle Howl’s Diamonds & Calcifer Cardigan

Howl’s Moving Castle Howl’s Diamonds & Calcifer Cardigan

howls cardigan
Screenshot: Box Lunch

Find this Box Lunch exclusive in stores or order pickup online.

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Tron: Legacy Target Exclusive Vinyl

Tron: Legacy Target Exclusive Vinyl

Tron Legacy Vinyl
Screenshot: Target

This Tron: Legacy record is worth digging around your local Target to find. Start by seeing if it’s in stock nearby here.

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Avatar Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Avatar Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Avatar shirt hot topic
Screenshot: Hot Topic

Show off the way of water in this Hot Topic release.

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Vera Bradley Grogu Travel Duffle Bag

Vera Bradley Grogu Travel Duffle Bag

Grogu Vera Bradley Duffle
Screenshot: Vera Bradley

Perfect for traveling this winter. Find it at Vera Bradley locations.

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Spider-Man Cosplay Loungefly - FYE Exclusive

Spider-Man Cosplay Loungefly - FYE Exclusive

Spiderman loungefly fye exclusive
Screenshot: FYE/Loungefly

Find it at your local FYE store.

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Spirited Away Button-up

Spirited Away Button-up

spirited away shirt
Screenshot: Box Lunch

Another one from the extensive Box Lunch-Studio Ghibli collab; check for stock here.

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Disney Haunted Mansion Call of the Spirits Game

Disney Haunted Mansion Call of the Spirits Game

the haunted mansion call in the spirits game
Image: Disney Consumer Products

Somehow 999 ghosts fit into one little box you can find in Target’s board game aisle, perfect for the Disney Parks Haunted Mansion fan.

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Our Universe Star Wars Ombre Sidekick Wallet

Our Universe Star Wars Ombre Sidekick Wallet

star wars sidekicks wallet our universe
Screenshot: Box Lunch

Another Box Lunch treasure to find.

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Marvel 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

Marvel 15 Days of Socks Advent Calendar

marvel sock advent calendar
Screenshot: Target

Socks: a standard holiday gift you can’t go wrong with. Hunt for them at Target.

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Star Wars Stance Socks

Star Wars Stance Socks

stance original trilogy socks
Screenshot: Stance

Here’s another for the nerdy sock enthusiast. Visit your local Stance at the mall and check out the Star Wars selection.

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Stranger Things Cult Figure Eddie Munson Fit

Stranger Things Cult Figure Eddie Munson Fit

eddie munson hair metal shirt
Screenshot: Hot Topic

When you can’t find the Hellfire shirt everyone has, swap in a shirt with hair metal Eddie in all his glory, wearing that Hellfire shirt. Where else? Hot Topic.

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Max Shirt With Big Kate Bush Energy

Max Shirt With Big Kate Bush Energy

max mayfield stranger things tarot shirt
Screenshot: Hot Topic

Truly obsessed with this Stranger Things shirt design. Put on those headphones and run up that hill to Hot Topic.

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Wednesday Addams-Approved Lip Color

Wednesday Addams-Approved Lip Color

Nightmoth Plum lip pencil
Screenshot: MAC

Finding Wednesday merch is a mission; it’s sold out everywhere. Here’s an out of the box idea: buy the same lip pencil used in the show to recreate the lip color that makeup artist Cat Quinn used on Wednesday (Jenna Ortega). Quinn helpfully shared the deets on her IG. Find it at the MAC store or department stores that carry the color, aptly named Nightmoth.

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A Piece of One Piece Swag

A Piece of One Piece Swag

one piece sweater fye
Screenshot: FYE

Find this Straw Hat Crew sweater at FYE.

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Can’t Go Wrong With One Piece Undies

Can’t Go Wrong With One Piece Undies

devil fruit boxers
Screenshot: FYE

Find these Devil Fruit boxers only at FYE.

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Thor: Love and Thunder Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook

Thor: Love and Thunder Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook

Thor Love and Thunder Steel book
Screenshot: Best Buy

Physical media purists unite! If you know someone who has been collecting any and all Marvel releases, you can find this one at Best Buy.

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House of the Dragon Season 1 SteelBook

House of the Dragon Season 1 SteelBook

house of the dragon season one steelbook
Screenshot: Best Buy

This is really neat, but is it a Valyrian steelbook? Find out if you nab one at Best Buy.

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Stranger Things Season 4 Soundtrack Vinyl

Stranger Things Season 4 Soundtrack Vinyl

stranger things season 4 vinyl
Screenshot: Walmart

Find this exclusive release complete with all your favorite era-specific songs and a bonus puzzle at Walmart.

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Criterion Collection: Wall-E

Criterion Collection: Wall-E

wall-e criterion collection
Screenshot: Barnes and Noble

Find this Pixar classic at Barnes and Noble.

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Columbia Obi-Wan Kenobi Parka

Columbia Obi-Wan Kenobi Parka

columbia obi-wan kenobi parka
Screenshot: Columbia

This Republic parka is available at Columbia locations.

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When All Else Fails: Build-a-Bear

When All Else Fails: Build-a-Bear

E.T. light up finger build a bear
Screenshot: Build-A-Bear

Pop culture stuffed collectibles like E.T., Gizmo (from Gremlins), Ms. Marvel (with Sloth Baby), Grogu, the Riddler, and more are available at customizable teddy shop Build-A-Bear.


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