Despite the fact I sit here, typing this, and wondering: where did 2018 go? We are now in full-on Christmas season. It’s time to deck the halls, pull out our winter scarves, gloves and hats, and start to cross off those Christmas lists. This is why today Finding Wonderland brings you a “gift guide, part 1” aka a fangirl themed list of ideas!
Whether you have a Christmas check list or lists from those on your shopping lists, the best part is checking off those “to do” things.
Today I thought it’d be a bit of a switch up (and hopefully fun) to share a kind of “Gift Guide.” This will be a part one of three “theme” guides, so be on the lookout for more to come. (If you’re looking for specific ideas, please let me know.)
The first theme is all about those fangirl’s (or boys!) on your list. We all have a fandom we’re proud to be a part of, right? Whether they’re a literary fan, superhero die hard or Hallmark junkie (*raises hand*), hopefully you’ll discover some ideas below. Let’s have a look.
Gift Guide, Part 1 | Ideas for the Fan Girl on Your List
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1: The Disney Fan
No matter how old we get, there’s always a small part of us that still connects with the inner child in us. Disney is, for most of us, a big part of those childhood memories.
If they’re artistic, but minimal with décor styling, this beautiful Mary Poppins print is available on Etsy. Plus, with the upcoming new Mary Poppins film, it’s very “in” right now! This company, Arwen Prints also has more pretty Disney themed prints, all on sheet music. Also on Etsy, these adorable Mickey and Minnie shirts would never go out of style – and I adore the cuffed sleeve which always dresses up a basic tee!
When all else fails, you can never go wrong with one of Disney’s “special edition” versions of their movies. Whether it’s a classic like the Julie Andrews ‘Mary Poppins or their just-released The Incredibles 2. If you want smiles, nostalgia and more, Christopher Robin is the movie you want under the tree. Plus Disney movies will always make you smile.
2: The Hallmark Junkie
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the Hallmark Channel is a part of many people’s homes during the Christmas season. If you or someone on your list is one of these people, there are some fun ideas for the Hallmark junkie on your list – or you know, self-gift ideas.
Did you know Hallmark recently made a foray into publishing? They have a handful of romances sure to follow the same values as their scripts, and some of which are based off of their movies, and promise a little bit “more” to the story. Seasonal offerings include Christmas in Homestead and Journey Back to Christmas.
Or another idea is this cute red t-shirt that reads “All I Want to Do is Bake Christmas Cookies, Drink Hot Cocoa and Watch the Hallmark Channel,” and this baseball tee style that’s equally cute. Does the name on your list love Hallmark with a warm beverage? There’s also this super cute little mug! Throw in a Hallmark DVD, and a bag of marshmallows, and you’ve gifted them an instant “movie night.”
Speaking of DVDs, of course, there’s always buying some of their originals on DVD, too. You can purchase many as a single DVD or a few as a multi pack, like this one.
3: The Literary Aficionado
For the literary or historical story lover, Etsy is a source of endless possibilities! There are gorgeous literary quote prints for them to frame or hang on a wall; cute literary print scarves; or hand warmers. Whatever they’re favorite literary author, chance are, there’s something to fit them perfectly. (More on this in “part 2!”) This unique (yes, this is my mom’s creation) Jane Austen necklace is a fun option, too.
Still not sure? Consider gifting them an Elizabeth Gaskell (DVD) collection of popular British period dramas. It’s full of elegant stories performed by some of the finest talent the U.K. has!
This pretty Beauty and the Beast hardback also looks like a stunner if fairy tale literary things are more their “thing”; The Beauty and the Beast (Illustrated with Interactive Elements).
4: The Super(Hero) Fan
I’m a big superhero fan, but mostly it’s my love of Marvel that keeps me invested. You can discover all sorts of things perfect for the superhero fan on your list! Whether it’s a print from Etsy for their wall (like these or these or these!), there’s lots to choose from!
To get them through the months until we meet Captain Marvel, there’s a plethora of fun ideas. This Marvel Encyclopedia looks as it’d be a nice gift as does this Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years book. There’s also a kind of “ultimate” character companion book if DC Comics is more their thing.
One of my favorite ways to treat myself every year is to buy the latest (to DVD) season of Arrow on Black Friday which is usually around ten dollars. For the old-fashioned girl like me (who still buys DVDs), this is a steal.
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Do you have a list for friends and family? Do you ask for a list? How do you decide what to buy? Or where the best bargains are? Do you spy any fun ideas on this “Gift Guide, Part 1”? (More is coming!) Comment down below with your favorite gift-buying ideas and tips.