The Doctor Who Holiday Gift Guide 2013 (Mania.com)
By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
With the holiday season nearly upon us and a 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who (“Day of the Doctor” #SAVETHEDAY), I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some cool new holiday Doctor Who items. Yes, that’s right, I have something for everyone on this Doctor Who Gift Guide. From your Whovian co-worker, to that Niece that is love with Matt Smith. Get ready, Maniacs, the holidays are here and it is time to deck the halls with Doctor Who!
CYBERMAN AND 50TH ANNIVERSARY ORNAMENTS
Price: $17.50 (Cyberman) Price: $13.59 (50TH ANNIVERSARY)
Ever since Hallmark started releasing our favorite genre characters and ships as holiday ornaments I have been waiting for a Cyberman. The helmet alone will glisten in the holiday lights. Though, what better way to commentate 2013 (year of the Doctor’s 50th) than with a spectacular blue glass disc that features all of the Doctors. Every year, we look forward to Doctor’s Who’s Christmas Special and now our tree is part of the joy. Available through BBCAmericaShop.com and BBCCanadaShop.com.
BBC AMERICA SHOP/ BBC CANADA SHOP EXCLUSIVE ORNAMENTS
Remember, bow ties are cool and nothing is better than having the 11th Doctor on your tree with his signature sonic Screwdriver. No more trimmings necessary than the Doctor, Matt Smith, himself on the tree. Available through BBCAmericaShop.com and BBCCanadaShop.com and other gift stores.
What better way to show your Whovian pride than wearing a zipper hoodie of the TARDIS?! Perfect for running from the Weeping Angels or battling the Zygons. Cool and comfy for any fan of any age of Doctor Who. Available through BBCAmericaShop.com and BBCCanadaShop.com.
DALEK BEANIE (Red)
Remember that Niece I was talking about? Here is a great way to endear her to your heart this holiday season. An awesome beanie of the Doctor’s greatest enemy, The Daleks. Her parents will think you bought her a warm winter hat. You’ll know that you gave her a whole new reason to say, EXTERMINATE! Available through BBCAmericaShop.com and BBCCanadaShop.com.
I’ll admit it, these were the first things I put on. No one will ever make fun you because you now have the coolest damn slippers in the universe. Oh yeah, they could make a fun gift, too. Available through ThinkGeek.com and Hot Topic.
KNEE-HIGH TARDIS SOCKS
Now, not everything on this list can be worn to work. However, under the right pair of pants or a long skirt, you can still sport your Whovian pride with a pair of TARDIS socks. The Union Jack pair even says “Time Lord” on the bottom! This one is for the ladies and comes in sizes 9-11. Available through BBCAmericaShop.com and BBCCanadaShop.com and Diamond Comics.
CYBERMAN BUST AND ILLUSTRATED BOOK
Remember the Whovian you know at work with this incredible bust of a Cyberman. Not only do you get this great desk topper, but he comes with a 32 page illustrated book that highlights the history of the Cybermen! The price and size are perfect. Available at Amazon, ThinkGeek.com, Forbidden Planet, Barnes & Noble, and many others.
TARDIS NIGHT LIGHT
For the next generation of Whovians comes the TARDIS night light. Perfect for keeping the creepy crawlies of your little one’s closet at bay! Awesome and perfect for posing with your Doctor Who action figures. Available through BBCAmericaShop.com and BBCCanadaShop.com
Doctor Who SIXTEEN MONTH 2014 WALL CALENDAR
By the time you actually start using the Calendar on the first of 2014, Peter Capaldi will have already moved into the TARDIS, it will be great to look back and remember the 11th Doctor and the Ponds. Thankfully, there will be plenty of reminders that the Daleks will always be out there throughout the year. A great calendar for the work space.
There you have it, Maniacs. Everything for the Whovians in your life and affordable, too. The “Day of the Doctor” is upon is and the Christmas Special is right around the corner. #SAVETHEDAY