Gift Ideas for Whovians That Are Just Fantastic!
As Whovians we are always excited about a new Christmas Special and, boy, was it hard to say goodbye to Capaldi. What’s more, the new season will not air in Spring of 2018, as is often the case with TV shows, but is expected to air in Autumn 2018. We are all holding our collective breath for the extraordinary and fabulous Jodie Whittaker. It is a long and difficult wait, so, as we are aimlessly floating in the vast emptiness between Doctor number 12 and 13, we might turn to our fellow Whovians for comfort, to shine a little light into each other’s lives during these difficult times. That is why we have handpicked some special Doctor Who gifts for your favorite Whovian.
The Doctor Who universe is vast and complicated and ridiculous and, of course, bigger on the inside. It may be hard sometimes to choose the perfect gift for a Whovian or, if you are a fan yourself, to find that thing that will do your Doctor-love justice. Let’s be honest: t-shirts and Tardis mugs are not very original, and one can only own so many. Doctor Who is about thinking outside the box (pun intended), about being unique and original. So, if you want to make a Doctor Who fan happy, you need a bit more effort than getting them a fan t-shirt. We have picked some gift ideas for you, fit for different situations and budgets.
Let us start with a budget friendly item that is nonetheless guaranteed to make a Whovian happy. Plus they could be so much more than just ice trays. How about a Dalek jelly baby? Chocolate Tardises? Tardis soaps! The uses of these silicon trays are as limited as your imagination and the laws of physics. They will also liven up any Doctor Who themed party. What’s there not to love about little ice Daleks floating in your drink? Be warned though, excessive drinking might cause disruptions in your temporospatial perception.
This clock would make the perfect housewarming gift for any Doctor Who fan. The Gallifreyan style is spot-on and it is simply beautifully crafted. If you are looking for something special that you won’t find in a regular store, this is it. Also, it shows the time.
These string lights are simply adorable. It is a gift for Whovians of all ages, whether you want it for a kid’s room or a Christmas tree or simply as decor for a Doctor Who themed party, they will not disappoint.
Tardis shaped objects are great, but be warned: a Tardis shaped mug is a pain to drink from and is probably more fit being used as a pencil holder. But a Tardis Teapot? That is another thing entirely. First of all, you could drink ANYTHING from a mug. That is complete and utter madness. However you can only brew tea in a teapot and, as we all know, there’s nothing better than a cup of tea after an exhaustive regeneration. Throughout the series, the Doctor and his human friends have enjoyed the healing properties of tea and even aliens and/or villains such as the Master and Davros have been known to enjoy a cup every once in a while. And while you are traveling through time and space, don’t forget that somewhere there is danger, somewhere there is injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.
Ah, yes. The deep and lovely dark. We’d never see the stars without it. And yet, it is not always fun to sit in the dark when you are at home. If you are anything like us, you probably have light switches in your home. Boring light switches. Why not change them to Tardis light switches? The vintage copper look is a nice touch and is a subtle way to show off your Whovianism. It is also a great gift for the handy Whovian, or perhaps for your kids who would love to have these switches in their rooms. Reminder: You need a normal, non-sonic screwdriver to install this.
A great gift for all Whovians who like cooking or entertaining guests! While some of the recipes are certainly more challenging, others are simple enough for beginners, including the infamous fish fingers and custard. The texts are amusing and there are also great pictures of the recipes, so you can admire the Ood Head Bread even though you may not trust your baking skills. Grab it for some great ideas for a Doctor Who themed party, or perhaps as a bait to get your younger Whovians into cooking.
Every regeneration of the Doctor is special in their own way and everyone has their own Doctor. The Fourth Doctor played by Tom Baker remains to be one of the Doctors who have changed Doctor Who forever. His unique humor and insane streak mixed with his infinite genius simply glues you to the screen. The Fourth Doctor never goes out of style, and neither does his scarf. If your Whovian’s Doctor is the Fourth, there is probably little else that would make them happier. The scarf come in two lengths, 6 ft or 12 ft, keeps you warm and it certainly is a looker!
The Seventh Doctor had perhaps the most interesting personalities in term of character and attitude change, becoming more and more manipulative and secretive as his story advances. Nonetheless, he keeps his quirky and iconic jumper, a.k.a. sweater for Americans, throughout, which could make a perfect gift for your Whovian. Although it is a men’s sweater, there is no reason to not gift this to a female Whovian to rock this look as Osgood had in the series.
Matt Smith holds a special place in the hearts of many, especially the younger Whovians. He is also a Doctor who made quite open fashion statements: “Bow ties are cool”. And so they are, but let’s get real for a minute: Getting your Whovian an overpriced official merchandise bow tie is not very original, and a bow tie does not make a costume. Instead, get them a fez! Fezzes are cool. Combine it with any bow tie and the message becomes crystal clear. And who wouldn’t like to get a fez for their birthday?
Yes, it is what you think it is. It is an actual sonic screwdriver. Sort of. You can wave it at your TV, and make your TV do things. It is a gesture-based infrared remote control and when you flick it, it will even extend and open its clasps. You can also set up a personal lock code, so you can be the sole Master of the sonic screwdriver. So you might want to think twice before you buy this gift to a person you share a TV with. Nonetheless, it is also the perfect gift for Whovians for whom Peter Capaldi’s Doctor holds a special place.
What do a Cyberman, an Ood, a Sontara, a Zygon, the Supreme Dalek and the fabulous Missy have in common? They are all featured on this limited edition Tardis wall clock! Not to mention the Daleks as weights, and the Seal of Rassilon as a pendulum. This masterpiece is limited to only 9,999 editions worldwide, and make for a very special gift for a very special Doctor Who fan. And be wary of the Weeping Angels!