You know someone is into pop culture when they show up at your door on Halloween dressed as Eleven and you offer a helping hand by bringing out the Eggos. Or, you’ve walked into more than one heated conversations about what’s been better for humankind, Star Trek or Star Wars, and you have a strong argument for both.
I have a few of these pop culture fans at home myself, and I think they come by it pretty honestly. I’m probably the only mom in this area that’s had an Iron Man Decal on my KitchenAid Mixer and MacBook, and I’ll admit I might have been responsible for displaying the tesseract that came in my Marvel Limited Edition Blu-ray set.
If you’re a huge fan of pop culture the way I’m a huge fan of pop culture, you’ve got to take a look some of the great gifts you can choose on Best Buy.
Add a dash of zombie to their day with the Walking Dead
I know my husband is catching up on the Walking Dead when I walk into a room and he jumps. I’ve never been into this show myself until I did the Walking Dead walk though at Universal Studios this summer. After being chased by zombies for 10 minutes, I can see the appeal.
If you have a zombie fan in your life, there’s a lot of great gifting options. The Walking Dead: Season Seven would look eye catching on a shelf while storing their favourite Blu-ray. You could add an entire set of Walking Dead figurines to your book shelves, or set yourself up for game night with a video game where you’re in charge of attacking the zombies.
Gifts for Team HufflePuff and Slytherin
I know people who have been Harry Potter fans for the long haul, but that fandom kicked into overdrive when they released JK Rowling’s Fantastical Beasts and Where To Find Them and the sequel not long after. No, it’s not a Harry Potter movie, but it’s in the same Universe and that’s close enough.
There’s so many great Harry Potter related gifts you can give the fan in your life, I’d hard time choosing just one. The Muggle beanie is a fun (and cozy) choice, and you could even throw a Harry Potter tapestry up on your wall.
Collectible Funko Pop Figures
I have friends who decorate entire rooms with Funko Pop Figures and I’ve been seriously impressed when I’ve seen the displays. These cute little figures are available in all of your favourite pop culture characters, and whether they bring them out of the box or not, they’ll be sure to enjoy another addition to their collection.
Board games for every fan
I’m such a fan of Big Bang Theory that I named my pet chickens Sheldon, Leonard, and Penny. It was a bit weird when Sheldon and Leonard turned out to be hens and Penny was a rooster, but the names stuck. For the Big Bang Theory super fan in your life, you could choose board games like Big Bang Theory: Clue and Big Bang Theory: Monopoly. These Cooper-esque twists on classic board games will add some fun to their holiday.
Set your scanners to stun with these Star Trek gifts
I’m a huge Star Trek fan from way back when I was a kid. My earliest memory of going to the movies with my Dad was to see Wrath of Khan, and although I haven’t sported the Spock ears like my brother has on a few occasions, I still consider myself a huge fan.
With the release of Star Trek Beyond and the 50th anniversary of Star Trek not too long ago, there’s been a ton of great merchandise released for Star Trek fans. How awesome would it be to have Star Trek logo bookends? Or how about a Loot Crate Star Trek friendship necklace you can share with another Trekkie?
May the force be with you, always
There are so many different Star Wars gifts for the fan in your life, it’s hard to know where to start. Leo did a great review of the Sphero BB-8 app enabled droid and Force Band. My son has the Star Wars Luke Skywalker Force FX light saber and it looks great mounted on the wall and is a lot of fun to play with.
I absolutely love the Star Wars Carry on luggage. I’d take mine on any trip, and I’d be happy to add a little Star Wars to the kitchen in the form of a Darth Vader toaster or the Death Star Waffle Maker.
Build their Blu-ray collection
The pop culture fan in your life might already have a Blu-ray or two of their favourite TV shows and movies, but if they haven’t seen those same shows in 4K Ultra HD, they’re missing out on an entirely new viewing experience.
One of my favourite things to do after we bought a 4K TV was to rewatch all of the classic movies. That included Star Wars, and I’ve been blown away by the view.
There’s so many different 4K movies you can choose from including the Marvel universe, favourite TV shows, and just released blockbusters.
It’s a pop culture treasure hunt
Looking for pop culture gifts on Best Buy is a little like going on a treasure hunt. You never know what you might find, and I’ll admit I added to cart a few times during my searching today. There were more than a few things that I never knew I always wanted, and yes, I did buy gifts for other people too.