Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things is a cultural phenomenon. If you have a friend or family member who enjoys the show, you know they’re obsessed with it. They binge-watch the show over and over, obsess over their favorite characters, and discuss theories about what will happen in the next season. A lot of writers, especially those of sci-fi and horror, have fallen in love with this nostalgic TV show. If you have that kind of Stranger Things superfan in your life, then you know they would love a gift inspired by their favorite show. This article covers the best Stranger Things gifts available, from cute collectibles to hilarious apparel. These are must-have gifts for Stranger Things fans, perfect for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other gift-giving occasion. Check out our recommendations below.
Ultimate Stranger Things Gifts
1. Demogorgon Plush
There is no creature more cute and cuddly than a Demogorgon–or at least this one! These plushies are made to look like the Demogorgon from the show and are perfect for cuddling up to binge Stranger Things. This is a great gift for any fan of the show who can’t get enough of the Upside Down creatures.
2. Hawkins Middle School AV Club Hoodie
This is one of the only times that being in the AV Club has felt so cool. This sweatshirt features a microphone with the words “Hawkins Middle School AV Club,” the very same club the friends are members of in the show.
This super cozy hoodie is printed in the USA. Available in seven different colors, so you can make it the perfect customized gift.
3. Stuck in the Upside Down Shirt
If you’re looking for a fun gift for Stranger Things fans that only other fans will understand, this t-shirt is perfect. This shirt says “Stuck in the Upside Down” in the famous Stranger Things font, with half the words literally upside down.
4. Stranger Things VHS Tape Nightlight
This is one of the coolest Stranger Things gifts we’ve seen. Shop of Nostalgia takes old VHS tapes and upcycles them into LED nightlights. This one features a label for the show, making the perfect nightlight. VHS tapes were the most common form of home entertainment in the 1980s, which makes it the perfect form for a Stranger Things nightlight. Custom-made to order, you can’t find a gift like this in stores.
5. Steve Harrington’s Baby Sitter’s Club Tote Bag
During the 2nd season, Steve reaches his full destiny as the awesome babysitter of the gang. With his trusty bat, he protects them from demadogs and the evils of the Upside Down. This handprinted tote bag combines his awesome skills with the classic book series The Babysitter’s Club. It features Steve and his bat with the classic ABC block logo. This is an essential gift for any fans of Steve.
6. Funko Pop Vinyl Eleven with Eggos Figure
Funko Pop figures are so fun and so collectible, so their
7. Will’s Drawing of the Shadow Monster
One of the most memorable moments of Season 2 is when Will starts drawing the Shadow Monster from the Upside Down. It ends with Will drawing an entire map of the Upside Down infecting Hawkins, but I think his drawing of the Shadow Monster looming above is the most evocative. A reproduction of this art is available as print. This drawing is one of the Stranger Things gifts that with really wow the giftee.
Available as a print, framed, or a gift set.
8. Stranger Things Charm Bracelet
This is a fantastic gift for gals who love Stranger Things. This charm bracelet is full of 10 amazing charms that represent the show, like Joyce’s Christmas lights, Hopper’s gun, Jonathan’s camera, Steve’s bat, and the guy’s bicycles. This is a super cute gift for younger fans of the show.
9. Stranger Things Character Pinback Buttons
The perfect way to display their love of Stranger Things is with buttons on their bag or jacket. NoxArcanaArt makes a variety of buttons based on the characters from the hit show.
Buy one or get the whole set.
10. Stranger Things Ouija Board Game
Often when TV shows and movies become super popular, board game manufacturers go out of their way to create all kinds of tie-ins. But this one is absolutely perfect! They’ve taken the traditional Ouija board game but made the board look like Joyce’s wall with the letters and Christmas lights. Just like Joyce contacted Will in the upside down, you can use this to contact whatever spirits lurk from the otherside.
11. Stranger Things Stickers
Any Stranger Things fan can customize their gear with these cool stickers from Handmade by Jess UK. This pack of 10 stickers immortalizes the characters and places we love from the Netflix TV show. These 3″ stickers are waterproof and tear-proof.
12. Stranger Things Eggo Card Game
This is a great game for any Stranger Things watch parties. This game looks like a box of Egg Waffles and features a fun card game based on the TV series. The cards themselves are little waffles on the back and they go in a holder that looks like a toaster. You play as your favorite character, trying to escape the Upside Down. Gameplay is similar to Uno, with some show-themed rules thrown in. This game is tons of fun and a perfect gift for Stranger Things fans.
13. Stranger Things Logo Light
This display piece is the perfect addition to any Stranger Things fan’s home. This sign features the Stranger Things logo. Turn it on and it glows just like the opening credits. Great for a TV room or nightlight in a bedroom.
14. Dustin’s Two-Toned Trucker Hat
This is an essential gift for fans of Dustin. This red, white, and blue trucker hat is identical to the one Dustin wears in Stranger Things. It’s super affordable too, so it’s perfect to include in a gift box or give as a stocking stuffer.
15. Bob Newby Superhero Enamel Pin
He’s not the hero we deserve, but he’s the hero we need. Bob was a pleasant addition to season 2 and an instant fan favorite. Now you can honor his amazing role with the gift of this enamel pin. It features him with a superhero cape, flying through the air. 1.75″ this pin is perfect for bags or jackets.
16. The Goonies
One of the reasons Stranger Things is so popular is because of the nostalgic callback to 80s adventure movies. One of the most obvious inspirations is the 1985 movie The Goonies–which even stars a young Sean Astin who plays Bob in Season 2. The story follows a ragtag group of friends trying to save their neighborhood from being turned into a golf course. Full of action and adventure, this movie is loved by all children of the 80s and makes a perfect companion to Stranger Things.
This is a great gift for younger fans of Stranger Things who hasn’t seen the classic 80s movies that inspire the show.
17. Lucas Candle
If Lucas is your giftee’s favorite character, then this is the candle for them. Inspired by one of the cool kids from the show, this soy candle smells like almonds, fresh-picked apples, and bike rides. This is perfect to display on a shelf with the rest of their Stranger Things collectibles.
18. The Book of Barb
Barb is a beloved character from the first season of Stranger Things who quickly became a fan favorite after her (spoiler!) unfortunate demise. This book is everything Barb, providing a guidebook for uncool teens and young adults. The advice includes things like makeup tips, fashion, social do’s and don’ts, plus insights into Barb’s life and style. This book is fun and perfect for anyone who demands Justice for Barb!
19. Mornings are for Coffee & Contemplation Mug
This Stranger Things coffee mug is the perfect gift for the hot drink loving superfan in your life. Based on the Jim Hopper quote: “Mornings are not for questions. Mornings are for Coffee and Contemplation.” This mug is the perfect reminder that some people aren’t morning people and they need a little quiet until they’ve had their java fix. Consider including our next gift recommendation to make the ultimate gift bag.
20. Stranger Brew Coffee
If your loved one is also a coffee-addict, this is the perfect gift for them. Coffee Shop of Horrors specializes in fair trade, organic coffees inspired by horror film and TV. This is their Stranger Things blend that tastes like waffles and syrup. The label even features an illustration of Eleven enjoying some tasty Eggo waffles. Combine it with the mug recommended above for an unforgettable gift box.
21. Eleven Bitchin’ Pin
While the 7th episode of season two, “The Lost Sister” has greatly divided fans of the show, all Eleven fans can agree that it has at least one amazing moment. After Eleven receives a makeover from her new “gang,” she utters the classic line: “Bitchin’.” This cool pen from Telestic Design perfectly encapsulates that moment, complete with Eleven’s new edgy look. This is a great gift or stocking stuffer for Eleven fans.
This enamel pin is 1.25″ and features a butterfly clutch closure.
22. Stranger Things Volume 1 Vinyl Soundtrack
This is an amazing gift for serious collectors. Stranger Things is well known for its moody and dramatic music. The soundtrack is perfectly featured in this gorgeous record collection. The deluxe edition includes two multi-colored vinyl records, a full-sized poster, and five character cards. This is a gorgeous art piece combined with a fantastic soundtrack.
23. Paper Girls
This is the perfect gift for Stranger Things fans who want to experience more 80s adventures like those in the TV series. Paper Girls is a comic series that follows a group of girls who deliver papers in the 1980s. Their lives are turned upside down when some strange individuals show up on their quiet suburban street. This coming of age story combines the same mysteries, speculative elements, and biking action as the show. This comic is great for teenagers and adults who can’t get enough Stranger Things.
24. Justice For Mews T-Shirt
Season 2 is filled with tragedy and loss, and one of the biggest losses is Dustin’s cat, Mews. This kitty made an unfortunate snack for Dart. But, this is the perfect t-shirt to remember one of the cuddliest and cutest characters from Stranger Things.
Available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes. Colors: red, green, silver, slate, and white.
25. In Case of Vecna Keychain
This keychain is so cool, and perfect if you’re searching for small Stranger Things gifts for stocking stuffers or gift bags. This keychain is made from wood and says “In Case of Vecna Scan This Code.” The keychain can be customized with any song you want and then when it’s scanned on Spotify it will play the song.
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