There are simply three levels to the Stranger Things fandom: oblivious, avid watcher and completely obsessed. You either never watched the show and never will, you binge watch the entire series in a single night, or you can repeat every single dialogue and own more Stranger Things merchandise than an actual professional collector. If that’s the case, or if you happen to have a friend that is a die-hard enthusiast, here are the most creative and perfect gifts for the Stranger Things fan.
1. Hawkins Pool Lifesaver Floatie
This might just be the most realistic and original Stranger Things gift ever. Designed to look like one of the actual props used in the Hawkins pool scene, this floatie will crown you king or queen of all pool parties this summer. Everybody loves floaties anyway, so this will definitely be a truly coveted item and a perfect gift to keep cool in the pool and wait for Billy the lifeguard to come save us all.
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2. Stranger Things Record Player
Owning a record player has always been super cool and a life-time dream for many of us, but now that there’s an actual Stranger Things edition, all our dreams have indeed been taken to the next level! Designed to look like the infamous floral wallpaper from the terrifying Christmas lights scene on season one, this record player is not only beautiful but also quite unique. There are no other Stranger Things themed record players in the entire market, so this version made by Crosley might just be the most perfect Stranger Things gift of all times. It’s time to kick back, relax and listen to your favorite soundtrack from whichever season the old-school way. There’s something magical about listening to a record play on a classic turntable, but with this memorable edition the magic will transport you directly to the upside down.
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3. Starcourt Mall T-Shirt
If you’re a true fan you probably know that the Starcourt Mall had such an important role this season, it has actually become an iconic and beloved character itself. If only we could go back in time to shop at one of those funky, neon and beautifully aesthetic 80’s mall just like the kids do in season 3. So many key moments, emotional scenes and intense things happened at the Starcourt Mall itself, that we can’t help but proudly wear the Starcourt Mall tee 24/7. Yes, they actually sell Starcourt t-shirts as if we lived in the 80’s like the kids do. Exactly reproduced by different brands like Target, HotTopic and Redbubble, they look as if they were just pulled out from a souvenir shop at the actual mall and make for a perfect gift. We surely can’t go back in time, but we can certainly buy all the merch tee’s we can find. Hurry up, it’s such a hit and fun staple that some brands are already selling out.
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4. Bitchin Coffee Mug
There’s no need to explain why because you probably already know, but “Bitchin” became one of the most iconic catchphrases of the entire series. Not only did Stranger Things bring back a super cool but forgotten word from the 80’s crypt, but it also became Eleven’s most favorite word to say, therefore our most favorite word to say. If Eleven’s your homegirl and you want to represent, what better way to do so than waking up to a warm cup of “Bitchen” coffee in the morning. Plus, this “Bitchen” mug, sold by Urban Outfitters, has the colors of the Eggo branding, another precious thing that Eleven adores. This “Bitchen” mug is not only a cute and affordable Stranger Things perfect gift, but also a cool way of reminding ourselves that mornings can actually be awesome too! (Just in case you didn’t know, “Bitchen” is a word highly used in the 80’s which means cool, awesome, very good and excellent).
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5. Eleven Funko Pop! Figure
Eleven might just be the coolest most badass female character ever in TV history. She’s tiny, fierce and powerful, yet girly and vulnerable at the same time. A fan-favorite among the Stranger Things community, Eleven has been the source of numerous tattoos, hairdos and merchandise creation. Eleven can actually be considered the embodiment of all Stranger Things goods ever sold. You want an Eleven something? You got it! Whatever that is. So, one of the cutest yet simple items currently sold is the Eleven Funko Pop! figures. Although they don’t have a specific function like all the other gifts listed above, it’s still a creative and fun little thing to own, especially if you collect them all. Funko Pop! grabs the most iconic scenes in each season, and then recreates the outfit, the hair and the makeup into this tiny little dolls that resemble the characters themselves. It’s a quirky little item that will look good in your office, your locker and even on a shelf between your décor in your room. Funko Pop! currently sells more than 10 versions of Eleven’s character.
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