Pop Culture-y’s Christmas Gift Guide

6 years ago
Sharona Lin

Christmas is coming up, as every single shopping centre and supermarket and store in the Western universe has made abundantly clear. And it’s also time to buy Christmas presents!

If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute to get your presents – but we’re here to help you choose presents for the pop culture-y inclined people in your life.

And if you’re like me, you’re kinda broke and would not mind someone helping you out with Christmas shopping (or buying you some Christmas presents) – so at the end of the post, you’ll have the chance to win an awesome Christmas prize pack! You could win over $100 worth of pop culture-y goodness, just by liking us and commenting!

So without further ado, read on for our Christmas gift guide.

Pop Culture-y’s Christmas prize pack


Adventure Time Boxset

If you haven’t been watching Adventure Time, I really can’t help you – except to tell you to watch it. Adventure Time is now in its fifth season and showing no signs of slowing down. For more information on why you should definitely check it out, try our post Why You Should Watch Adventure Time.

Perfect for those old and young!

Image credit: Madman
Image credit: Madman

My Little Pony Collection

Despite all the furore over My Little Pony and the existence of overly gross bronies, My Little Pony is actually a really good show. Like Adventure Time, it’s great for audiences both young and old. It’s colourful, adorable and fun.

The My Little Pony season 1 collection. Image via Madman.
The My Little Pony season 1 collection. Image via Madman.

Mostly Void Partially Stars

Welcome to Night Vale is one of the best podcasts out there – twice a month, bizarre, intriguing stuff comes out to entice audiences. The topatoco website has some excellent, licensed WTNV merchandise – this shirt is one of my favourites.

Welcome to Night Vale Stars
Artwork by Jessica Hayworth, image from topatoco.

Grab Bag of Mystery Items

I don’t know much about fortysecondseal, but they do some great pop culture-y jewellery and other things! They do superhero merch, Star Wars and Star Trek stuff, and pretty much everything else.

Image via: fortysecondseal
Image via: fortysecondseal

Anything Captain Marvel

Okay seriously, if you haven’t been reading Captain Marvel, there is something wrong with you. I don’t care what kind of comic books you like to read, Marvel Now’s Captain Marvel is truly excellent. Written by the marvellous Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by the equally marvellous Filipe Andrade (previously Dexter Soy), Captain Marvel is truly gorgeous and truly something to watch.

Get your grubby hands on some Captain Marvel merch, curated by Kelly Sue DeConnick, at the link, or if you’re keen on grabbing some copies of it for friends, try our friends (and Eisner-winning comic book shop) at All Star Comics Melbourne if you’re in Melbourne!

Art Directed by Kelly Sue DeConnick, image via welovefine.com
Art Directed by Kelly Sue DeConnick, image via welovefine.com

Its Birdy Art

The art speaks for itself. I have the four art prints of the starter Pokemon (Charmander, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Pikachu), and they’re gorgeous. Definitely a great present for the Pokemaniac in your life!

Via: itsbirdy art
Via: itsbirdy art

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

For the Studio Ghibli fans in your life – The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. It’s a great documentary with some lovely cinematography and studies of Hayao Miyazaki and some of the other greats in Studio Ghibli.

Hayao Miyazaki in the Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
Hayao Miyazaki in the Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Wind Rises

One of the last Studio Ghibli films ever released, we really enjoyed The Wind Rises (check out our review). With some historical elements, it’s also a beautifully animated film. It is written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and holds its own in the Ghibli stable. There are a few darker elements (nothing as dark as say, Grave of the Fireflies), but all in all, perfect for your friends.

The Wind Rises cover
The Wind Rises


The Pop Culture-y Christmas prize pack is courtesy of ICON FILMS and MADMAN. It’s made up of:

  • Adventure Time Collection: Season 1-4
  • My Little Pony Season 1 collection
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • The Berlin File
  • The Wind Rises
  • Belle and Sebastian

To win, just make sure you’ve like our Facebook page and/or our Twitter, and comment on this post with your favourite pop culture-y Christmas gift! Competition closes Thursday 18th December at midnight. You must have a postal address in Australia to be eligible.

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