2021 Pop Culture Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaways
It’s that time of year when finding a gift for a loved one tends to be the hardest thing to figure out. Combined with serious supply chain issues and delays related to the pandemic, things are scarce. We’ve put together a list of items that will be suitable for that family member or friend who will always get you that ugly sweater or bathroom nightlight for Christmas. Why not give them with a better, geeky and very fun gift?
And as a special giveaway, many of our gift guide items will have giveaways where you have a chance to win the item featured on our gift guide. Check out our recommendations below, then how to enter to win some of these items at the bottom of this article.
Recommended books for adults
Dune – Book 1 (Paperback) (Gift item)
It’s no surprise that with the release of the latest adaptation of Dune, the book is on our vacation list. Located on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with running an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” mixture, a drug capable of prolonging life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, the blend is a price worth killing for …
Recommended books for children
Strange Planet: The stealthy, hidden and vibrant creature.
Lifegiver has planned an exciting quest for Offspring! All day long, they use a makeshift journal, pen, and binoculars to observe a strange furry creature sneaking, hiding, and vibrating around their home. Hilarity ensues as the Blue Beings attempt to emulate this talented creature.
Note: This title has been provided by the publisher for review and inclusion in our list of holiday gift guides.
Recommended collectibles (for all)
FiGPiNs – Collectible Enamel Pins
Collecting Pins is a favorite pastime for many, and a fun way to collect your favorite characters and franchises. FiGPiN (short for Figure Pin) goes even further. These highly detailed character pins also have an additional in-app collection feature that allows you to build up collection power based on several aspects of the pin’s production: Lot, Sequence, when you unlock it in the application.
From anime, games, TV, and film, FiGPiN has all the licenses you could want. Plus, they look great on display.
Measuring just 3 inches tall, the Funko Pops are the entry level collectible action figure space action figures. Easy to collect and under $ 10 in most cases, these collectible figures can be displayed in or out of their boxes. They cover every genre imaginable.
Recommended games for children
Kittens Explosive Minions game (Gift item)
Minions have invaded the Exploding Kittens Universe! Play the Minions-themed version of the award-winning card game, featuring new cards, artwork, and banana-fueled hilarity.
Note: This title has been provided by Universal for review and inclusion in our list of holiday gift guides and for our giveaway.
Anime recommended (for adults and teens who enjoy animated content and anime)
In 2015, Tokyo-3 is attacked by the “Angels”, extraordinary beings who possess various special abilities. The Versatile Humanoid Decisive Weapon Evangelion is the only method to counter these angels, and Shinji Ikari is chosen as the pilot. The battle for the fate of mankind has begun. But what exactly are Angels? What is for young pilots? And what will become of humanity?
Note: This title (standard edition) has been provided by GKIDS for review and inclusion in our list of holiday gift guides and for our giveaway.
How do the Z Fighters count vacations? They use this 24 piece Funko advent calendar. Filled with two dozen Pocket POPs! numbers, it is bursting with power and intense emotions. We bet if you give them eggnog and cookies, they’ll agree to go sing along with you.
Recommended films for adults
Oscar winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella”, a brand new live-action feature film about the rebellious debut of one of cinemas’ most notorious Ã¢ ?? ?? and notoriously fashionable Ã¢ ???? villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. âCruella,â set in 1970s London in the midst of the punk rock revolution, follows a young con artist named Estella, a smart and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends two young thieves who appreciate her appetite for evil, and together they are able to build a life on the streets of London. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion caught the attention of Baroness von Hellman, a terribly chic and terribly high fashion legend, played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End”, “Sense & Sensibility “).
Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS from Marvel Studios stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father, head of the dangerous organization of the Ten Rings. The film also stars Awkwafina as Katy, Shang-Chi’s friend Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen and Florian Munteanu, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu. . SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth as executive producers. Screenplay by Dave Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham. Onscreen story by Dave Callaham and Destin Daniel Cretton.
Recommended films for children
Set in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s LUCA is a coming-of-age story about a young boy who experiences an unforgettable summer. Luca shares his incredible adventures with his friend Alberto, but their fun is threatened by a well-kept secret: they are sea monsters from a world below the surface of the water.
“Raya and the Last Dragon” from Walt Disney Animation Studios travels to the fantastic world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the earth, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to hunt down the last legendary dragon to restore the fractured earth and its divided people. However, throughout her journey, she will learn that it will take more than a dragon to save the world … it will also take trust and teamwork. âRaya and the Last Dragonâ features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya, a warrior whose mind is as sharp as her blade, and Awkwafina as the magical, mythical and self-deprecating dragon named Sisu. Characters also include a street savvy 10-year-old entrepreneur named Boun, the formidable giant Tong, and a toddler thief Noi with his gang of Ongs.
Why not make holiday shopping easier with gifts straight from this list? Check out the links below for how to enter and earn each of our Sponsored Items. We would like to thank Wunderkind PR, GKIDS and Universal Sony for sponsoring some of our giveaways. Additional items were provided by TiBS directly from our store!
- Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-Ray Standard Edition (Provided by GKIDS)
- Exploding Minions (provided by Universal Sony)
- $ 10 gift card to spend on a Funko Pop of your choice (Provided by TiBS)
- $ 15 gift card to spend on a FiGPiN of your choice (Provided by TiBS)
- Dune Book 1 (Paperback) (Provided by TiBS)