Pop and geek culture has hit the peak of its popularity, and the wave has reached Gen Z. If you are friends with anyone in today’s generation, it’s quite likely that they’re fans of superheroes, video games or movie characters.
Due to this, there’s nothing more exciting for them than getting gifts relating to things they like to geek about. However, there are so many things in pop culture today that it can get overwhelming for you to pick something they’ll love.
The first thing you should do when you’re buying a gift for a friend is to research what shows or movies they like. After that, it becomes much easier to choose the perfect gift for their birthday.
To make it easy for you, I’ve made a list of gifts that pop culture lovers are bound to adore on their birthdays. The best part is that these gifts are easy to find, yet incredibly thoughtful making them the perfect recipe for a special birthday gift.
Let’s get started!
1. TUBBZ Ducks
One of the most versatile gifts you can consider getting a pop culture lover are special TUBBZ ducks representing their interests. These ducks are officially licensed merchandise and widely renowned collectibles that cosplay iconic characters from video games, movies, TV shows, and anime.
Therefore, if you’re looking to get a geeky gift for your best mate’s birthday, you can gift them a TUBBZ for their favourite characters. From Rocky Balboa to Harry Potter, these TUBBZ figurines are adorable, and their cosplaying characters make them an amazing collectible. However, before picking one, make sure you do your research and figure out what games or movies your friend likes.
2. LEGO Gifts
If your friend is into LEGO, you’ve hit a jackpot there. There are a wide range of LEGO sets at your nearby toy store or online.
On top of that, you can also find themed LEGO sets that feature buildings and characters from series, movies and cinematic universes. This works so much better if you want to give them a personalised gift.
However, as you may know, LEGO sets can be pretty expensive depending on how rare they are.
So if you’re planning to go big on for your special birthday person, you will need to start saving up for the big surprise. In case you plan to turn to your credit card, make sure you use your credit cards responsibly to avoid a cycle of debt.
3. Personalised Beer Mats
Another incredible personalised gift that you can get for your beloved pop culture nerd are personalised beer mats printed with their favourite characters, quotes or posters.
From the witty remarks of Ron Weasley to the inspiring still of Rocky ‘The Italian Stallion’ Balboa, you can have anything printed on these beer mats. This will not only sway your best mate off their feet but also ensure that they think of you every time they have a drink.
4. Board Games
While technology is constantly evolving, the love and enjoyment of board games haven’t diminished. Due to this, a geeky board game can be the perfect gift for a pop culture fanatic on their birthday.
Board games offer people the opportunity to take a break from the screen and try a non-digital activity. It’s also a great way for families to spend time together with their kids and bond over a shared activity.
You can choose board games that require players to think strategically to win, while they have fun. This encourages people to break loose from the mundane-ness of the screen and use their creativity and imagination.
4. Virtual Reality Headsets
Another creative gift you can give a pop culture lover is virtual reality or VR headsets. These headsets are an upcoming technology trend that allow us to explore new worlds and experiences from our homes.
With technology constantly evolving, virtual reality headsets can be a fantastic way for the birthday person to keep up with the latest technology. From exploring the coolest VR games to witnessing incredible VR experiences, these headsets can take immersion to a whole new level.
Figurines can be an exciting gift for geeky birthday boys or girls, especially if it’s related to their favourite shows and games. I recommend getting figurines of your friend’s favourite character from a movie, show, video game, or other form of popular culture.
As a physical representation of their favourite characters, these figurines are bound to make them fall in love with the gift.
To Sum Up
This sums up the list of pop culture items you should consider getting your friend of family member on their birthday. With a wide range of options, you’re bound to find something that suits. By choosing something that aligns with their interests and personality, you can give them a memorable gift that they always cherish.