The holidays are just around the corner and you’re in the midst of searching for that perfect gift for your best friend who loves anime. But, what should you get? A lot of articles will list pretty rad gifts but, most of the time, they are just way out of the budget.
Look no further, as the list below contains the top 10 affordable (under $20, not including tax and shipping) holiday gifts you should consider for your friends who love anime.
Article by ChinLin Pan
Sailor Scouts Tiara rings
For anyone who loves to fight evil by moonlight, a simple tiara ring is perfect. They come in all the colors of the Sailor Scouts and the wearer can accessorize accordingly. You can buy them here.
Pokémon shot glasses
If you know someone who loves to drink out of shot glasses or loves to collect them, or perhaps both, consider this set of three Pokémon shot glasses. Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur are hand-painted on to these glasses. You can buy them here.
“Sword Art Online” playing cards
Because you can chat about the popular anime and manga over plentiful games like 21, B.S., Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em and others. You can buy them here.
“Fullmetal Alchemist” pocket watch
For anyone into vintage steampunk items AND “Fullmetal Alchemist,” this pocket watch is one cool item to carry around, whether in cosplay or just for fun. The pocket watch comes in pearl, bronze and gunmetal. You can buy it here.
Totoro cookie cutter
Got a friend who loves to bake? The Totoro cookie cutter is a must-have. Next time your friend bakes cookies, they can be in the shape of Totoro. You can buy it here.
Soot spirit slippers
Baby, it’s … not so cold outside. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your friend some cute soot spirit slippers. For the “Spirited Away” fans, it’s a nice thing to have for those cold feet indoors. You can buy it here.
Magical girl bracelet
If you’ve got a friend who loves characters from the shoujo anime and manga (aka “Cardcaptor Sakura,” “Sailor Moon,” “Madoka Magica,” and the like), this simple and sleek “Magical girl” bracelet is a great accessory. You can buy it here.
“Attack on Titan” Mikasa watercolor poster
Know someone who’s looking to decorate his or her apartment? “Attack on Titan” fans could use a watercolor poster on their wall. This poster is fanart of one of the main protagonists, Mikasa Ackerman. You can buy it here.
Any Pop! Funko
Pop! funko figures are cute collectibles for the geek in your life. They range from movie and TV characters to vocaloid and anime characters. From personal experience, they’re great to show off on your desk at work. You can buy them from various places online or at your local stores. Prices will vary, but on average they are $10-13.
Any Tee Turtle shirt
Last year, I discovered the awesomeness that is Tee Turtle. Their t-shirts are adorable, and much like Pop! funko figures, it’s easy to become addicted to collecting them. The fanart designs are often mash-ups from different geekdoms, such as “Pokemon,” Marvel and DC comics, “Game of Thrones,” and “Sailor Moon,” to name a few. I personally have four t-shirts from Tee Turtle already. Tee Turtle travels around to comic cons to sell their shirts as well. You can buy them on Tee Turtle’s website here. On average, shirts are $20, but Tee Turtle will offer sales.