Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Doctor Who Gift Ideas

Gifts for Doctor Who Fans

Doctor Who gift ideas
My middle niece (and goddaughter) is an avid Doctor Who fan which led me to looking for a variety of Doctor Who gift ideas in the lead up to last Christmas. I came across a number of cool gift ideas which is why I decided to help out anyone else who has to buy for a Doctor Who fan.

There are certainly a lot of different gift ideas to suit a range of different age groups as well as price ranges from Tardis coffee mugs, to figurines, Doctor Who t-shirts, books on the series ..... there really are a lot of ideas so let's start looking at them in detail. I've explained what I like about a few of the choices and then I've compiled a few more ideas further down so that you're covered whether you're buying for a younger fan or an older fan.

There are Doctor Who fans who fell in love with the Doctor decades ago and still say 'Exterminate, Exterminate' when talking Daleks, who apparently aren't very scary these days! Then there's the fans from the new Millennium who have the advantage of our far more advanced special effects, costume and props departments! On with the gift shopping and enjoy....

Where's The Doctor? - The Best Book Ever!

A Where's Waldo Style Doctor Who Book

This is a book I brought for my 13 year old Doctor Who fan for Christmas. She loves games as well so I thought she'd enjoy finding the Doctor and all the other characters in the book. I also had to get something that could be easily posted as we were celebrating Christmas in different countries.

Doctor Who: Where's the Doctor?
My mum said the reaction was fantastic as my niece had apparently declared that it was 'the best book ever.' I was really happy with that even though mum was a little annoyed as she'd gone to a lot of trouble to get a book that had actually been requested just to be usurped by me!

The fact that this book features the 11th Doctor along with his assistant Amy Pond was another factor in me choosing this for my niece as he's her favorite Doctor.

Doctor Who Tardis Gift Set

This cool gift set features what they're calling a tin tote which is basically a tin lunch box that looks like a Tardis. Now what I would've given to have this as my lunch box when I was still in school - I would've be the coolest kid at the lunch table!

Doctor Who TARDIS Tin Tote Gift Set
Inside the box are four Doctor Who drinks coasters along with a Tardis designed travel mug.
This gift set was released at the San Diego Comic Con and are officially licensed collectibles.

Doctor Who Takes Afternoon Tea!

Now one of the gifts that I'm thinking of for my niece is a Tardis Mug along with her favorite hot chocolate and maybe a cookie jar - it was just unrealistic last Christmas because of postage.

I first saw the Tardis cookie jar and mug in a local shop, but it wasn't until I checked online that I discovered you could even get a Tardis tea-pot. These three gift ideas are absolutely fantastic and I know just the person who would love the Tardis tea pot as they collect tea pots and used to enjoy Doctor Who when they were younger.

This does rather beg the question - what type of cookies would the Doctor want in his cookie jar? My niece is sure to to tell me double choc chip as they're her favorite, but..

Doctor Who Board Games

I love giving my nieces board games as it gives them all something to play with together and they do enjoy playing board games. I love it when the extended family gets together as we usually manage to play a few board games - they're great for the kids to learn from as well as being a great bonding activity for us all.

I've found a couple of special edition Doctor Who board games which look great.

Doctor Who Micro Figures

The Eleven Doctors Collection

There are lots of different Doctor Who figurines available, but this particular collectors set is a nice gift idea as it features all eleven Doctors in a Tardis display box. It's relatively inexpensive (compared to some collector figures) which means that they can either be kept for display purposes only or can also be used in imaginative play.

Doctor Who The Eleven Doctors Micro-Figure Set
This set is now out of date of course as we have a 12th Doctor, but at the time this would have had pride of place on my niece's shelf and I still think it would be appreciated.
I haven't seen an undated set available at the time of writing, but I'm sure you'll be able to add the 12th Doctor when you find him........and let's face it we all know that eventually there will be a 13th and then 14th Doctor to add anyways.

More Fun Doctor Who Gift Ideas

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