A Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Your Pop Culture-Loving Sweetie
As wise men once sang, “the power of love is a curious thing”—and for that special someone who loves pop culture, finding the perfect gift sometimes has to be a more-than-ordinary quest. Fandom-fueled festivities make my heart sing, and since Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, here’s a pop culture curation of gift ideas!
Read on to see some sweet selections and geeky gear featuring Back to the Future, DC, Marvel, Looney Tunes, Universal Monsters, Star Wars, Disney Princesses, and more!
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Remembering Enterprise: The Test Shuttle That Never Flew to Space
“We Belong Dead”
Er—I mean, (Mariah voice) “We belong together.” This Super 7 Universal Monsters lovers set comes in stitched-up heart packaging, and the figures glow in the dark. Find it on Super7.com.
Skincare by Wayne Enterprises
Get ready like The Batman with this skincare, body, and Dark Knight lifestyle line from Uncrate.
Harley Quinn all over
For the proud Rogues’ Gallery villain in your life. Find it at RSVLTS.
Steal your partner’s Andor jacket
This Our Universe shacket features the Disney+ Star Wars television show logo and the name of the man, the myth, Andor on the back. Find it here.
WandaVision matching tees
These are too creative to be cringe; no matter how you’re standing next to your significant other, the different era couples match up. Find Wanda and Vision at Box Lunch.
The Infinity (candle) Gauntlet
Oh snap! A whole line of candles by Represent inspired by the Infinity Stones! Only bummer is that no gems are included once they melt (thanks, Thanos). Still pretty neat. Find them online.
Marty McFly Back to the Future III Eastwood look
The Eastwood sci-fi cowboy look that Marty Mcfly takes on when he time travels way back is the inspiration behind this Back to the Future III button-up from RSVLTS.
The Muppet Movie vinyl record
For your “Rainbow Connection”—buy online here.
Pretty Disney polka dots
A classic polka dot print that’s cute all over and ties together with an iconic pink bow fit for Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. This one’s by Loungefly.
Bugs Bunny loves Lola Bunny
For the toon who matches your looney, RSVLTS is really killing it with the designs.
These shades are the Obi-Wan you need
These Star Wars Kenobi sunglasses by DIFF evoke the Master Jedi and even have his lightsaber design featured on the frame’s temples. Find them here.
Soak up the light of two suns with these sunglasses
Inspired by Queen Amidala, these glasses evoke romance. Shop for them, as well as other styles from the Star Wars collection, at DIFF.
For your doll...
Perfect for those for whom the spooky never ends. Find it online at the WB Shop.
For the recipient who prefers practical and thoughtful tech gifts, Popsockets just released a line of Tweety Bird phone cases with slide-able grips. Find them on the company’s site.
Or if you want tech accessories a little more on the dark side, here’s a Storm Trooper phone grip, also from Popsockets.
Pink Tatooine twin sunsets
Idyllic nostalgia, representing a planet all of Star Wars goes back to. Nab it from RSVLTS.
Ivy loves Harley
This Jen Bartel art exclusive can be found at Box Lunch.
Disney Princess shine
More traditional Valentine’s Day gift fare can also be geeky for the fairytale fan in your life. Here’s jewelry inspired by Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.
Backyard Movie Date Essentials
With lot of recent blockbusters hitting streaming, like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, another safe and distant bet for those not going to the theaters is to make your own Valentine’s backyard date. Here are some selections from Lowe’s to build your own set up.
Fairest of them all
This Snow White cosplay look from Her Universe is available at Hot Topic.
We love the Scarlet Witch
Justice for Wanda Maximoff! Check this cozy flannel out from RSVLTS, in that perfect red hue that can break multiverses.
Let’s hear it for Disney’s sweethearts
Six more weeks of winter means a sweater would make a great Valentine’s gift, and this is a cozy one from Her Universe with extended sizes.
Rep Tiffany and Chucky with this tee available at Hot Topic.
Time to play house with this perfectly pink Barbie ruffle duvet set from Cakeworthy.
Find this Caped Crusader flannel and more DC Comics-inspired gear at RSVLTS.
The It mug
For the Stephen King and coffee fan, you can even personalize “loser” names on the other side. Find it here.
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