2016 Nerd Needs Gift Guide – Stranger Things

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You must’ve been living under a rock…..in outer space…..if you haven’t seen the Netflix phenomenon known as Stranger Things. The show quickly skyrocketed to become one of the (if not the most) popular show this year! To say that we’re fans is an understatement. We LOVE the show and are already working our way through it a second time. With the holiday season upon us, we thought it would only be right to give the show it’s own shopping guide. Why travel all the way to The Upside Down for gift ideas when we’ve done it for you. We’ve compiled 18 of the very best holiday gift ideas for the Stranger Things fan on your list. Presenting the 2016 Nerd Needs Gift Guide – Stranger Things Edition!


Let’s start with the Funko POP! lineup of vinyl figures that include just about every popular character from the show. Choose from Joyce, Barb, Will, Mike, Lucas, Eleven (w/ Eggos), Dustin and of course the dreaded Demogorgon. Each of these figures are super detailed with a likeness that makes all of the gang that much more cute – even the mean ‘ol Demogorgon!

One of the best things about the show has got to be the amazing soundtrack hands down. Stranger Things is filled an awsome score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the Austin-based band S U R V I V E. The spellbinding LP for the show’s music has been released in two volumes, both with regular and variant editions. A fan of the show would surely love any of the editions of the soundtrack without a doubt. We’ve selected four of the variant editions that we thought were really cool. Here’s a breakdown of the options see below for the vinyl albums:

  • Barnes & Noble Exclusive – Volume One (Clear Red w/ Black Swirl)
  • “The Upside Down” Indie Exclusive – Volume One (Clear w/ Black Swirl)
  • “Waffle Swirl” Limited Edition – Volume Two (Yellow w/ Black Swirl)
  • “Hawkins Forrest” BAM Exclusive – Volume Two (Clear Green w/ Black Swirl)

For the t-shirt fan, we’ve picked four of the most creative designs that we’ve come across….and believe me there are lot out there to choose from. There’s also a red, white, and blue trucker hat we’ve listed below because every squad needs a Dustin! And don’t forget about the fantastic Stranger Things print from artist Barrett Biggers via Society6 that features Eleven. The print, which is titled “The Upside Down”, is available in five different sizes with frame options as well. Perfect for the home, office, or basement HQ! Happy shopping!

Love the guide? Great! Make sure you check out our other Nerd Needs Gift Guides for Board Games and Kitchen Nerdiness!


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About Steve

Co-founder of Nerd Fu, mild-mannered artist, gamer, movie aficionado, SDCC disciple.

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