Stranger Things is a phenomenon that more than lives up to the hype. With the premiere of the third season earlier this year, the Netflix series is more popular than ever. And what’s not to love? Packed with engaging characters, a retro-cool ’80s setting, thrilling storylines, and more than just a few laughs, this is a show that lives up to the hype and then some. With that in mind, here are some must-have Stranger Things holiday gift ideas.
LEGO Stranger Things: The Upside Down Building Kit
LEGO sets are always packed with creativity and innovation, and that is certainly the case with this Stranger Things-inspired set that recreates the Byers’ house as well as the Upside Down. Includes mini-figures of Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon.
Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
One of the unexpected consequences of Stranger Things‘ enduring popularity is how it has introduced the wonders of Dungeons & Dragons to a new generation. It’s a welcome fit then that the series’ has come full circle as its own starter D&D set that will further fuel viewers’ interest in RPGs.
Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down
Billing itself as “the official behind-the-scenes companion,” this insider’s guide from author Gina McInytre is an invaluable resource for fans of this mind-bending series.
Chia Pet: Dustin from Stranger Things
Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Here’s an inspired gift idea, a Chia Pet based on Dustin that let’s you grow the character’s hair out. Just place the included Chia seeds on Dustin’s head and watch the magic begin!
Stranger Things 3: The Official Soundtrack
Music is integral to the world of Stranger Things, and this purple splatter vinyl 2 LP set includes many of the pop songs included in the third season. This deluxe release also includes a 7″ single of Gaten Matarazzo and Gabriella Pizzolo performing “Never Ending Story.”
Funko POP!: Stranger Things: Scoops Ahoy Steve
Going from jerk to most-loved goofball, Steve is the Stranger Things character who has evolved the most. We especially loved him in the third season, which he spent most of in his now-iconic Scoops Ahoy! costume…captured for posterity here in this Funko POP!
Funko POP! Stranger Things: Hopper
Nicknamed Hawkins Vice Hopper (at least by us), the Chief looks super cool in his third season duds.
Funko POP!: Stranger Things: Erica
She stole scenes throughout the third season of Stranger Things, and now Erica is a fantastic additional to the show’s line of Funko POP! toys.
Hasbro Stranger Things: Palace Arcade Handheld Electronic Game
Totally awesome! Along with 16 Stranger Things-inspired games, this handheld also includes the 1980s classics Pac-Man, Galaxian, Galaga, and Dig Dug.
Stranger Things: Back to the ’80s Trivial Pursuit
There’s nothing trivial about fans’ love for Stranger Things! This specially branded game of Trivial Pursuit tests players knowledge of the decade in which the series is set, which means plenty of throwback fun.
Polaroid Originals OneStep: Stranger Things Edition
Just point and shoot with this classic Polaroid camera given a Stranger Things twist. Sleek and stylish, this is analog tech at its finest!
Hopper Unisex Shirt
Steal Chief Hopper’s look with this incredible poly/cotton blend of his unforgettable trademark shirt from Stranger Things’ third season. Available in various sizes.
Hopper “It’s Cutting Edge” Enamel Lapel Pin
From Wasted Days comes this fun enamel lapel pin with the Chief’s would-be catchphrase from the third season.
The Upside Down Ugly Christmas Sweater
Holiday shopping got your life turned upside down? Fear not, as this Stranger Things-inspired Ugly Christmas Sweater is available in numerous sizes that will fit anyone on your shopping list.
Kurt Adler Stranger Things Eleven Waffle Ornament
Leggo my ornament! Eleven’s food of choice can now hang on your Christmas tree with this waffle ornament from Kurt Adler. Just don’t try to eat it, okay?
Stranger Things Flavored Lip Gloss Set
In case you weren’t there, flavored lip gloss was huge in the 1980s! This set of six glosses are a fun (and weirdly tasty?) stocking stuffer idea.
What was Max’s life like before she arrived in Hawkins? Find out in this officially licensed Stranger Things YA prequel novel by Brenna Yovanoff.
Stranger Things 2020 Calendar
Since its not the 1980s anymore (sigh), we suppose we better make the most of right now. A good start will be to get this 2020 Stranger Things calendar that features plenty of unforgettable images from the show. It’s not time travel, but it’s close.
Stranger Things 3 Coloring Book
For kids of all ages comes this Stranger Things 3 Coloring Book that lets you experience the most jaw-dropping moments from the third season. Scoops Ahoy outfit not included.
The Neverending Story Blu-ray
The most talked about moment of Stranger Things‘ third season was when Dustin and Suzie sang a duet of Limahl’s 1984 hit theme song to The Neverending Story. The film itself remains as entertaining and dark today as it did over 30 years ago, and as such makes it a fantastic stocking stuffer for the Stranger Things fanatic in your life.