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Gift ideas for a TV series and movie addict!

Finding Xmas presents for your friends and loved ones can be a pain sometimes and the risk of getting stressed out and gradually turning into The Grinch is pretty high! And that would suck as you’d be killing the Christmas spirit… kind of defeating the whole purpose of getting gifts in the first place right?!? It should be a pleasure and a way to show your dear ones that you care and thought about them – not a dreadful task you can’t wait to get done with.

Luckily if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a TV series and movie lover, the hunt for it could be easier than you think (and quite fun thanks to the variety of fan merch that exists out there…)

My personal suggestion is not to stress worrying about sizes or “right fits” and to play it safe with these (and more) homeware gift ideas for a TV show and Film nerd – including Funko POP!s, home decorations, posters, doormats, pillows, lamps, accessories and MORE!

I’ve picked a selection of my favourite items from some of the cult TV programs and big screen classics and must sees!

Let’s start with gift ideas for a TV series addict:



The trailer for Stranger Things S3 went live a few days ago and we know that “in the summer of 1985, the adventure continues” – but here we literally can’t wait for summer 2019 to see what’s happening next to Eleven and the rest of the Hawkins’ gang.

This Xmas you can ease the pain of the wait for a Stranger Things fan by gifting them one of the following items/must haves:



Demogorgon (chase edition possible) Funko POP – Vinyl figure 428 / Damn Good Babysitter – Steve Harrington poster / Steve with bandana Funko POP – Vinyl Figure 642

Coffee and Contemplation mug / Stranger Things: Music from the Neftlix Original Series – Vinyl (2 LP) / Friends don’t lie mug



The Walking Dead is one of those TV series that you either LOVE or HATE and don’t want to invest time on.

I am personally fully addicted to it and I’ve been faithful to the show despite the ups and downs of some episodes/seasons and the fact that they keep killing all my favourite characters 🙁 (even if they’re alive and well in the comics – RIP Carl).

If you know someone who’s as passionate about this show as me these items are going to make a killer present:


Negan’s Lucille – take it like a champ baseball bat / TWD Monopoly
Negan & Rick blanket / Walker Hand mug




Supernatural is a GREAT show. No wonder it’s still going after 14 seasons (yeah FOURTEEN – not a typo instead of a 4 or a 10). The recipe of the show includes all you need for it to be a success: humour, drama, intensity, passion, suspense and just to make everything even better it has 2 extremely handsome main characters (raise your hand if you have a crush on Dean Winchester <3)… Supernatural just has it all!

So if you’re looking for a gift for a fan of the Winchester brothers’ adventures you’re in the right place:

Sam and Dean – heat change mug / Anti Possession – Set of 2 pillow cases
Supernatural – slippers / Castiel – stuffed figurine


Possibly one of the funniest TV series EVER, FRIENDS is an absolute evergreen – and thanks to Netflix and the 90s nostalgia there’s now a huge hype around it, giving us the chance to put our hands on some great merch!

Show your friends that you’re always there for them with one of these awesome presents:

Joey Tribbiani Funko POP! – Vinyl Figure 701 / How you doin’? – mugFriends logo – socks




So, winter is here… but ironically we have to wait until April 2019 for the final season of GOT! Whether your friend is rooting for house Stark, Targaryen, Lannister or Tyrell (or the Night King… why not?) to be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of everything, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect gift for them here. Just a little something to help them get through winter and keep the hype up until the long awaited S9XE01 airs:



House Stark – Baking Mould / House Targaryen mug / Night’s Watch beer jug
Stark, Targaryen, Lannister, Tyrell sigils shot glasses set



Rick and Morty is without a doubt one of the most disturbing and yet brilliant TV series out there – big fan! Extremely clever in its borderline nonsense, Rick and Morty gives space and freedom to a huge selection of crazy and outrageous merchandise.

If your friend or loved one has picked up lots of random catch phrases like “it’s time to get schwifty” or “wubba lubba dub dub” or “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, biatch!” or they keep screaming “Pickle RIIIIIIICK” – then you have no choice but to get them a Rick and Morty Xmas gift, whether it makes sense to you or not:

Portal blanket / Get Swhwifty door mat / Get Schwifty hip flask
Pickle Rick Funko POP! – Vinyl Figure 333 / Meeseeks – Gift Box


You can find more TV series merch here – including great series like Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Outlanders, Riverdale, Sons of Anarchy, Star Trek Discovery etc.

Not so much into TV series? No problem, let’s talk about some of the most popular movies out there!




One of my favourite film series without question is The Lord of the Rings – thanks J. R. R. Tolkien for writing this masterpiece <3 and to the casting director for picking Orlando Bloom as Legolas!

This Xmas give a precious gift to a Lord of the Rings fan:

One Ring – mug set / You Shall Not Pass – door mat / Elrond Funko POP! – Vinyl Figure 635




Do I even have to sell it to you? Deadpool is simply brilliant and any fan of the movies/comics surely has a great sense of humour… so why don’t you spice things up a bit and go for a fun gift like one of these? Ryan Reynolds would approve:

Deadpool – wall clock / Deadpool – Camble guy mobile holder / Cheerleader Deadpool Funko POP! – Vinyl figure 325




Finding a gift for a fan of these brilliant Marvel movies/comics is pretty easy. I’m only going to say one word… GROOT.

No come on, I’m only joking (or am I?)… Our huge Guardians of the Galaxy merch range include other awesome items without solely focusing on the cutest tree ever:

Awesome Mix – door mat / Groot – cable guy mobile holder / Awesome Mix Vol. 2 LP




Jason Momoa as Aquaman was surely an interesting casting decision, “slightly” differing from the comic character, but it surely paid off! Surprisingly I don’t see Khal Drogo while looking at Momoa’s great performance and James Wan did an incredible job. It’s been interesting to see him directing something different and stepping away from horror movies for the first time in a while.

A fan on the Aquaman comics and movie (or actor :P) is going to love any of these:

NYCC 2018 – Arhur Curry Funko POP! – Vinyl Figure 243 / Aquaman Poster / Aquaman Logo socks



I’m a BIG Star Wars geek and I love everything Darth Vader – so getting a Xmas present for me is really not that hard (just in case my Secret Santa is reading LOL). We have a HUGE selection of merch that is going to make any fan of the saga happy – whether they’d join the Dark Side or stick with the Jedi.

From adorable (but slightly annoying) Porgs, to all your favourite droids and more:

Darth Vader – A6 notebook / Lenticular Clock /
Yoda neck pillow / Porg oven glove set


You can of course find more movies and film series merch here – including awesome movies like Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, Jurassic Park, The Grinch, IT, Gremlins, Minions, and a HUMONGOUS selection of Disney, DC and Marvel movies…

Elena x

Movies, Special

90 Years of Mickey Mouse

Three circles. That’s all it took to start possibly the biggest movement in entertainment history. Adding magic to all of our childhoods and giving the ability to escape to worlds we wish were real in adulthood. That’s right – it’s Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday! An incredible 90 years later and he’s still the most famous mouse in show business.


Where it started




The Mickey Mouse journey started in 1928 when Walt Disney asked animator Ub Iwerks to help him create his first very own character (characters he had created before belonged to Universal). Iwerks created cats, dogs, a cow, a horse and a frog but they were not quite right. Disney decided he wanted a mouse called Mortimer and Iwerks created the simple, three circle design. Walt Disney’s wife convinced him to change the name to Mickey (thank goodness) and that’s when the iconic mouse was born.

Mickey made his debut in the short film Steamboat Willie (grab the Steamboat Willing Funko Pop! here) with Walt Disney as the voice actor who voiced Mickey and Minnie until 1946. It features Mickey sailing a steamboat until Captain Pete takes over. They stop to pick up cargo and Minnie misses the ship. But of course, her hero Mickey picks her up with a crane and puts her on the ship. In the middle of all this excitement, she drops her sheet of music and a goat eats it (don’t you hate it when that happens!?). She yanks the goats tail and it plays the tune. Mickey joins in on percussion and by using various other animals, they create a little band. This scene was actually later removed due to concerns of animal cruelty. Captain Pete then breaks up the party and gets Mickey peeling potatoes. The interesting thing about this film is that although its the first Disney movie with sound, there is no dialog. Give it a watch below.

With hundreds of films being released from then till now, my all time favourite is Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. If you haven’t seen it, you HAVE to watch it this Christmas. It’s about three toys under a tree and each has a story. One story is about Donald Duck‘s nephews wishing it was Christmas everyday and when their wish comes true, they start to regret their greediness. Another is about Goofy trying too hard to prove to his adolescent son that Santa is in fact real. And the final story is about Mickey and Minnie sacrificing their most prized possessions for each others happiness. That’s the thing about Disney – it’s never just a story. There’s always a lesson to be learned (and a sexual innuendo to spot but those are stories for another blog post).

Mickey didn’t wear his iconic white gloves until the 1929 film The Opry House. Gradually over the years the character evolved into what we know today. He had his ears reshaped until it was decided to keep them circular no matter what way he turned.  He was only given three fingers and a thumb because of financial reasons: not having that extra finger in each of the 45,000 drawings of each short film has saved the studio millions over the years.


Mickey Inspired Art


All of the alterations and quirks has given us our legend that not only inspired us as children, but has had an incredibly powerful influence on the art world: he’s been a popular subject over the decades with artists including Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. Mickey gives artwork a sense of familiarity and establishes an instant connection to the viewer. Feast your eyes on some of the most famous Mickey inspired creations:


Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987) Quadrant Mickey Mouse

Damien Hirst – Mickey, 2012


Banksy – Napalm (2004-5)


Ben Allen – Popaganda Mickey 

Marilyn Manson – The Golden Age of Grotesque – Helnwein

Roy Lichtenstein – Look Mickey – 1961



When looking back at the influence this event in 1928 has had, we decided to have a look at some other things that happened in 1928 that have had an impact on our lives:

Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin.

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly the Atlantic as a passenger.

John Logie Baird demonstrates the first colour television transmission in London.

Paul Whiteman and his orchestra record “Ol’ Man River” featuring Bing Crosby.

The 9th Olympics was held in Amsterdam.

Clip-on tie was designed (very important event).

And the most important one… sliced bread was sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri (has there really ever been anything better since sliced bread?)


Anyway, back to 2018… in an era of constantly changing trends and tastes, it’s quite remarkable that Mickey Mouse is still influencing our society as if he were designed last month; let alone 90 years ago. And of course since then, Disney has given us hundreds more characters to enjoy and we can’t wait to see what is created in the next 90 years.

Thank you Walt Disney for creating something so original and extraordinarily timeless.

Rebecca Merry – Social Media Executive


Make sure you check out all our Mickey Mouse and Disney merch!