50 Insane Pop Culture Gifts That Actually Exist


Here’s something comforting about the holiday season: No matter how niche you believe your fandom to be, there’s a ton of stuff out there tailored specifically for it. Oh, you like Taylor Swift a whole bunch? There’s a candle for that. What’s that about your Star Wars obsession? Yeah, you could basically decorate your entire home with peripherals from the series.

There’s a ton of pop culture-themed gifts outs there, and some of them are insanely outlandish. Do you need a journal that’s actually the VHS cover of Speed? No. But do you want it? You betcha. So for the entertainment obsessives in your squad with singular taste, here are 50 gift ideas that are 100% ridiculous(ly amazing.)

Ahead, items that’ll make you say, “How does this even exist?” followed by, “Ugh, I really, really want it.” (Come on, we all know we treat ourselves when we’re holiday shopping.)


Flux Capacitor Charger
Perfect for the die-hard Back to the Future fan, this baby charges anything that has a USB. We’re talking iPhones, Androids, tablets, and probably vaporizers. It’s almost too perfect. Perhaps that’s why there’s a limit of three per customer.

ThinkGeek Flux Capacitor Charger, $24.99, available at ThinkGeek



The Star Wars Fan’s Dream Desk
Han Solo frozen in carbonite was Jabba the Hutt’s prized piece of art. Now it can be your covetable desk. This one was made for charity and cannot be replicated exactly, but Tom Spina Designs has assured us that if you’ve got a weird Star Wars idea you want in desk form, they can help you out.

Tom Spina Designs Han In Carbonite Desk, price available upon request, available at Tom Spina Designs



Boss Bitch Cross-Stitch
Relive one of the most uncomfortable moments from this year’s VMAs with this sneakily subversive handcrafted item. It works for your friend who’s obsessed with Nicki Minaj, or for yourself, if you’ve made “What’s good?” your daily mantra.

ThreadReckoning Finished Cross-Stitch, $71, available at Etsy



Handbook For The Afterlife
Every Beetlejuice fan knows you can’t cross over without a certain critical text about the afterlife. Of course, this version is blank inside. WRITE YOUR OWN RULES, MAN.

n3do Handbook For The Recently Deceased Sketchbook, $29.95, available at Etsy



A Seriously Misleading Harry Potter Item
If you’re interested in dropping a lot of money on something that 100% does not make you invisible, but DOES make you feel like the only legit Potter fan, then this is for you.

cardcollector65 Cloak Of Invisibility, $650, available at Etsy



This Painting
Watercolor > red stapler.

ManChildCreations Milton Watercolor, $17, available at Etsy




The Literal Light Of Someone’s Life (Okay, Mine)
Drake may not be canonized as an actual saint, but he’s contributed to the American canon of songs. That kind of counts?

HolyPopCulture Saint Drake Prayer Candle, $14.95, available at Etsy



Friends Pooch
Monica may pay off a mover in the final episode to have the dog statue “fall off the truck,” but you understand why it’s a treasure. You want this greyhound piece in your home so that when people come over and ask, “Is that the one from Friends?” you can smirk and say, “Could it BE any more obvious?”

Amedeo Design Greyhound Statue Standing, $1,069, available at Amedeo Design



The Closest You’ll Get To Tim Riggins
This Friday Night Lights sign could work pretty much anywhere. Put it on your front door. Hang it from the back of your chair at work. Clear eyes, full hearts, kid.

NBC Friday Night Lights Gone To The Game Metal Sign, $89.95, available at NBC



Mug Porn
Hold on to your butts, Jurassic Park fans. This mug features a shirtless Jeff Goldblum in all his Ian Malcolm glory. Talk about drinking it in.

FoolishHumanSociety Ian Malcolm Shirtless Mug $14, available at Etsy



A ’90s Relic From Pawnee
It matches perfectly with your Li’l Sebastian accessories.

Ava Letters To Cleo T-shirt, $19, available at Ava



Prison Mike Earrings

PtCharms Michael Scott Stud Post Earrings, $6.40, available at Etsy



Bathing Suit À La Nicki Minaj
The weather does not dictate when one is feeling herself. When the mood strikes, put this on, grab a burger and a Bey, and do you.

caliParty Nicki Minaj “Feeling Myself” One Piece Swimsuit, $55, available at Etsy




Fury Road Fashion Accessory
A nice reminder that Mad Max: Fury Road was a feminist hit and that, while this bracelet is 100% a thing, you are not.

PatchedAndSmacked We Are Not Things Engraved Bracelet, $18, available at Etsy



Outlander Miniature
Craigh na Dun stone circle. Shipped from Georgia. Jamie Fraser sold separately (sigh).

TheRedHairedLass Special Edition Frank & Claire Globe, price available upon request, available at Etsy.



Guaranteed Cologne
Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.

TruFragrance Men’s Sex Panther Cologne, $35, available at Cavender’s.



Game Of Thrones Homeware
Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? KHALEESI STOLE THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR.

ThinkGeek Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Canister, $29.99, available at ThinkGeek.



A Candle Full Of Feelings
Perfect for looking at pictures of your ex and/or for any teenage girl on your gift list.

AnthologyCandles, Taylor Swift “Blank Space” Candle, $16, available at Etsy.



Bitch Better Have My Wall Art
For the bad gal’s living room.

HannahLarsenDesigns Rihanna Wall Vinyl Decal, $23.54, available at Etsy.



Golden Girls Coasters
Gang’s all here. Never suffer a water-stained coffee table again.

AzucarShop Set Of Four Golden Girl Tile Coasters, $20, available at Etsy.



An Accurate Portrayal Of Feelings
Regardless of how you feel about the Kardashians, you cannot deny this phone case is both hilarious and kind of deep.

Elafint Kim Kardashian Crying Case, $18, available at Etsy.



A Hunger Games-Inspired Cowl
If you own a dog, this feels like the right choice. If you don’t own a dog, but have been thinking about getting one, this picture will probably push you over the edge.

KnitPlayLove Katniss Inspired Huntress Cowl, $49, available at Etsy.



Badass RyGos Jacket
Best worn with some kind of toothpick in your mouth and listening to the Drive soundtrack.

elite-leather-shop Slim Fit Drive Biker Embroidered Scorpion Jacket, $44.99, available at eBay.



Walking Dead Case
Three questions: How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed? Is your TPS report done?

2GETHERSTORE Walking Dead Rick Apple Laptop Decal, $7.99, available at Etsy.



Grown-up Power Rangers Decor
Also works as a nice test for someone new you’re dating. If they don’t get it, it’ll never work out.

JosephPrints Power Rangers Modern Art Prints, $25.64, available at Etsy.



‘90s Nickelodeon Throwback
Bound to be a great icebreaker/babe magnet.

SuperSweetShirts Are You Afraid of the Dark Midnight Society Shirt, $21, available at Etsy



The seller informed us that, though the item is listed as unavailable, she can still make them upon request.

1NEVADA1 The Cropstanza, price available upon request, available at Etsy.



The Best Rugrats Toy, Ever
It doesn’t matter that you’re not a kid anymore. Reptar is everything.

Nicktoons Rugrats Reptar Plush, $49.49, available at Amazon.



Selena Makeup Bag
A nice gift for those who miss Selena every damn day.

kayciwheatley Selena Quintanilla-Peréz Makeup Bag, $28, available at Etsy.



The “Back Off, Man. I’m A Scientist” Accessory
You may not be able to trap ghosts with it, but no one has to know that.

KaztielKrafts Ghostbusters Inspired Trap Trinket Box, $15, available at Etsy.



Adorable Tearjerker Necklace
Best worn while crying about animated characters.

Wishnecklace Up Flying House Necklace, $20, available at Etsy.



A Jacket To Take Your Breath Away
Just imagine how you’ll feel when people start calling you Maverick. (And for nearly 300 bucks, they better start calling you Maverick.)

Hammacher Schlemmer Authentic Top Gun Jacket, $299.95, available at Hammacher Schlemmer.



Keanu Dream Diary
The only reason you need to take up journaling again.

OldSchoolMojo Keanu Reeves Speed VHS Movie Box Notebook, $8, available at Etsy.



The Ultimate Andrew Lincoln Item
When Love Actually meets The Walking Dead, you don’t ask questions.

NudeAndLoiteringTees To Me You Are Perfect Mashup Andrew Lincoln Tshirt, $25, available at Etsy.



Harry’s Powder-Blue Formalwear
Totally appropriate for weddings and any dressy occasion. Only for the true Dumb and Dumber fan.

Luxury Costumes Dumb And Dumber Tuxedos, $249.99, available at eBay.



Captain Planet Rings
Bring the bad guys — and pollution — down to zero.

jewelrybyamandat1 Captain Planet Rings, $75, available at Etsy.



*NSYNC Action Figures
No strings attached, except for the literal strings attached to these dolls.

junior093 NSYNC Signed Collectible Marionettes, $799, available at eBay.



Gamer’s Apron
Was Link a good cook? I seem to remember him feeding carrots to a horse. So, that’s a thing.

GEEKYpresents Zelda Apron, $59.90, available at Etsy.



#Mealtime Cookbook
Fun fact: 2 Chainz likes to cook. So his album comes with a complimentary recipe collection. The directions are almost as amazing as his lyrics.

2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S II #METIME Audio CD & Cookbook, $7.50, available at Amazon.



A Simpsons Masterpiece
Creepy to anyone who doesn’t love the show, but perfect for everyone else.

MissKittysCurios Miniature Framed Artwork, $31.25, available at Etsy.



Meow Meow Meow!
Can we just talk about how this is a real book? If you know anyone who likes cats, purchase this.

Jeremy Greenberg Sorry I Barfed On Your Bed (and Other Heartwarming Letters From Kitty), $2.51, available at Amazon.



Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mug
Because no one’s made a career out of potato dolls just yet.

Cafe Press Winslet Boat Mug, $9.95, available at Cafe Press.



Napoleon Dynamite Jewels
One man’s glamour shots are another woman’s treasure.

CheshireKittyCorner Uncle Rico Bronze Plated Glass Necklace, $19.95, available at Etsy.



This Pin
Use it as a barometer for crushes. Is he/she kind of a Baldwin? If not, move on.

TheStateLines Clueless Button, $1.50, available at Etsy.



Dawson’s Creek Ring
It doesn’t really matter what Joshua Jackson is doing now. He will always be Pacey. Put a ring on it!

charm456 Pacey Stretchy Ring, $10, available at Etsy.



Ode To Carlton Banks
Nothing says die-hard Fresh Prince fan like a crewneck of Carlton. Dance moves optional, but strongly encouraged.

i3am Carlton Banks Sweatshirt, $64, available at Etsy.



Heartfelt Mr. Feeny Reminder
Cue up his speech and then cry your face off. In fact, here it is. Go ahead. Feel some feelings.

laurennicole Boy Meets World Bracelet, $8, available at Etsy.



Mean Girls Tee
In lieu of the official jackets, try this on for size.

BigtimeTeez Mathlete T-shirt, $14.95, available at Etsy.



Bridesmaids T-shirt
Bonus points if you wear this on a plane and get upgraded to first class.

LaughWear Bridesmaids T-shirt, $16, available at Etsy.



Nostalgic Silverware
Think of how every meal would be automatically improved by some Salute Your Shorts paraphernalia.

BonVivantDesignHouse Camp Anawanna Spoon And Fork Set, $30, available at Etsy.





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