The best thing about the holidays, in my own humble opinion, is getting to shower your closest friends and family with gifts. While money cannot buy happiness, it can definitely make people happy. And your horror stan bestie is no exception! Unfortunately, there’s so many options for great gifts out there––where do you even begin? Luckily, Bookstr has put together a list of 8 fantastically camp and spooky gifts for the horror aficionado in your life!
Let’s keep it simple to begin with, shall we? T-Shirts are popular with everyone! If you know your bestie’s shirt size, you should have no problem finding something for them! Amazon in particular offers many creative and fun designs. And let’s face it, nothing beats Prime shipping! If you’re unsure what to go with, give this Tye Dye Ghostface shirt a look over––it comes in multiple different colors, with sizing from small to xx-large!
These VHS Mini Magnets on Etsy are just about the coolest and cutest things you could buy someone who is into horror movies! I can guarantee whoever is bound to receive them will think they’re incredibly campy and kitschy! They come in a variety in styles, from Friday the 13th to Scream and other classics such as Slumper Party Massacre! Small magnets like these could make for great stocking stuffers too! And if you want something extra special, consider this Good Guys Doll Box Magnet (from the Child’s Play series) by the same seller!
Candles are a classic beloved gift for the holiday season! However, just because they’re popular doesn’t mean they’re too ‘mainstream’ to fit your bestie’s scream queen aesthetic! This Cereal Killer Candle will be sure to get an appreciative laugh from anyone who receives it! It smells just like the real thing too! However, if fruit loops aren’t your style, though, have no fear! Instead, try this über-relatable I Just Want To Cuddle And Watch Horror Movies Candle!
Alright, let me level with you. This gift idea is kind of funky, but I’m frankly ob-sessed with this concept! Etsy seller, Doolittle Dorks makes beautiful succulent planters in the forms of iconic horror movie villains! They have one for Jason Vorhees, one for Michael Myers and one for Freddy Krueger, among others! If you know someone who overlaps on the venn diagram of ‘Plant Person’ and ‘Horror Fan’ then this is the ideal gift for them!
This wouldn’t be Bookstr if we didn’t bring books into this somehow! Sure, Letterboxd is all the rage now, but some people would rather go old school! If you know someone who prefers physical to digital, consider this Horror Movie Logbook when shopping for them. Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s highly detailed too! It even includes space for genre categorization and allows the owner to decide whether or not a movie is rewatch worthy!
6. Shudder Subscription
Admittedly, the odds of someone who loves horror not having a Shudder subscription are pretty low. However, not impossible! On the off chance that you know someone who is perhaps nab;e to indulge in their own Shudder subscription, it’s a great idea to spring for a month or two on their behalf! I like to think of Shudder as Netflix for scary movies only. On top of having awesome original content, Shudder offers horror titles that span all kinds of obscure genres, so there’s something there for everyone!
7. Enamel Pins
Another great stocking stuffer option is getting your pal some enamel pins! They’re a great way to show off your personality, after all! Give this Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Enamel Pin a look; it’s classy, understated and all too perfect for a classic horror fan! Other ace options include a gorgeous Final Girl Enamel Pin that is sure to impress!
8. Plush Pillow
Just because your friend might love gore flicks and high-intensity thrillers doesn’t mean they don’t get scared every now and then. This adorable Bela Lugosi-themed Poster Plush Pillow will be sure to keep them safe whenever the frights get too out of hand! Creepy Co. also has a number of other stunning designs, such as this Creepshow Comic Book Cushion and this Leatherface Plush Cushion. Now there’s a pillow only a mother could love!
Between these 8 fantastic horror-themed gifts, you should be all set for whatever holiday you or your bestie celebrate! The best part is they’ll be over the moon you know them well enough to get them something that clearly reflects their personality! What more could anyone ask for?
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