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10 Cool SFF Gifts for the Geeks You Love in 2020

2020 has been a weird year, without a doubt. So it’s no surprise that some people are finding it more challenging than usual to figure out what to do for the holidays. After all, you still want to find something fun for the SFF fans you love, but it’s not as easy to browse at the local mall for gifts.

To make things easier for you, we’ve created a list of gift suggestions so you can browse safely at home. Except for our own TFN store which we will link to at the end of this article, none of the items listed here are in any way affiliated with us and we don’t get anything for mentioning them.

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For Legos addicts…

Stranger Things Lego Set

Kids and adults alike enjoy the challenge of putting together a complex Lego model, and there are lots to choose from. We like the cleverness of the Stranger Things model, which includes The Upside Down in a pretty darn creative way. Lego includes all your favorite characters, including a Demogorgon because you need that in your life, right? You could build this thing while rewatching Stranger Things over the holidays.

For classic SFF film lovers…

Criterion Collection Godzilla Showa-Era Films

In the days before cable, satellite and streaming, B-movie sci-fi and kaiju films used to reign in movie theaters and on television. Now, you can discover the fun by binge-watching Godzilla films with this stunning Criterion Collection of all fifteen Godzilla films made between 1954 and 1975. These high-def versions include some absolute classics, including Godzilla, King of the Monsters and King Kong vs. Godzilla. Audio commentaries, interviews with cast and crew members, deluxe hardcover book with illustrations and essays, and more round this collection out.

For serious table gamers…

Cosmic Encounter

One of the first role-playing games to hit the market back in 1977, Cosmic Encounter is now available in an elegant anniversary edition. In this game of interplanetary colonization and cunning negotiations, the first player to colonize five planets in other players’ systems wins. And in order to establish a settlement, you’ll need to win over the race that controls that planet—through negotiation, partnership, or war. Cosmic Encounter has influenced numerous game designers over the years, including Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield and Illuminati maker Steve Jackson.

For Dr. Who fans…

Time Lord Victorious

Know someone who’s itching for new Dr. Who stories? Time Lord Victorious is a brand-new multi-platform Doctor Who story told across audio, novels, comics, vinyl, digital, immersive theatre, escape rooms and games. We like the new graphic novel as a starting point. After awakening in an alternate reality where the Time War never took place, the Tenth Doctor is recruited by his deadly nemeses, the Daleks, to defeat a terror that even they fear. Can the Doctor make peace with his enemies in order to stop this unknown monster from the Dark Times as it seeks to extinguish all life in the universe?

For book lovers…

The Making of Aliens by J.W. Rinzler

Aliens is one of the most highly regarded movie sequels of all time, and an example of sci-fi storytelling at its finest. This handsome hardcover provides behind-the-scenes insights into how James Cameron, Gale Ann Hurd, Sigourney Weaver and others brought heroine Ellen Ripley back to the big screen—and upped the stakes by introducing a whole army of aliens for her to face. The Making of Aliens includes interviews with cast and crew, revealing photography, fascinating concept art, and an in-depth look at how Aliens evolved from a sequel nobody wanted to make to become one of the highest-grossing blockbusters of the decade.

For stress bakers…

The Geeky Chef Cookbook

Let your SFF flag fly with this excellent cookbook inspired by the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, and more. The Geeky Chef Cookbook includes over 70 recipes of the most delicious and nerdiest eats as realistically imagined by Cassandra Reeder—aka, The Geeky Chef.  This leveled-up cookbook will have you unlocking achievements in the kitchen as you binge-watch your favorite films and bake away. With recipes from Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, Doctor Who, World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Star Wars, and more, your stomach will be happy and so will your SFF-loving soul.

For those who like a kitschy gift…

Tubbz Star Trek Cosplaying Duck Collectibles

Boldly going where no duck has been before, Captain James T, Kirk, Spock, Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy and Nyota Uhura are fleeing the pond to embark on a new mission on Starship Enterprise. Trekkies everywhere are going to love these new collectibles, because they are out of this world. We couldn’t resist including these items because they’re so darn unusual. Perfect for a gag gift, a collector of unusual figurines, or that Star Trek lover who has just about everything already, these floatie rubber ducks are just plain fun.

For anime lovers…

Promare (steelbook edition)

One of the biggest anime films of the past year, Promare is an action-heavy film set in a world where half of the human population has been killed by spontaneous combustion, leaving a group of mutants with pyrokinetic abilities behind. Developed by Studio Trigger, known for Kill la Kill and more, Promare is one of the must-see anime films of recent years, and it’s available in a stunning limited-edition steelbook, which makes a great gift for any anime fan.

For Xbox and Playstation fans…

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

It’s time to make a leap of faith into the Viking era with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest entry in Ubisoft’s long-running series. You’ll play as Eivor (male or female), a Viking raider who must lead their clan from the icy plains of Norway into a new home in England. This is the Dark Ages though, so England is a nation lead by a collection of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Will you conquer this land? You’ll find out soon enough.

For supporters of indie SFF…

The Fantasy Network store and subscriptions

By supporting TFN with a subscription or a purchase from our online store, you get access to great web series and films made by indie creators, fun gift options like mugs and t-shirts—and you help support the creators. The Fantasy Network store is designed to make sure that the creators you love make as much money as possible from every sale, so they can focus on creating more content. When you purchase from us, you help creators remain independent. Visit the store and see what’s new—we’re adding fresh gift items all the time.


About Michele

Michele has been writing and editing professionally since 1997. In 2017, she launched full-time into her own copywriting and editing business, serving marketing firms, service businesses, nonprofits, book publishers and consulting firms, as well as indie authors. She serves as Editor of the science fiction website and The Fantasy Network News. Michele is also co-founder of Writing Well Creative Writing Workshop and a partner in Three Point Author Services.

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