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The Best Marvel Gifts: Top Merch for Die-Hard Fans

Celebrate "Spider-Man: No Way Home" with a list of epic items that just about any kind of Marvel fan can appreciate.

Spider-Man from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”

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Between “Spider-Man: No Way Home” arriving in theaters on Thursday, new episodes of “Hawkeye” and must-haves like “The Story of Marvel Studios,” it’s a great time to be a Marvel fan.

This year alone, Disney+ has debuted “WandaVision,” “Loki,” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” along with other Marvel spinoff series, and there’s even more on the way; “Moon Knight,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Secret Invasion,” and “She-Hulk” are just some of the Marvel shows slated to arrive on the platform in 2022.

On the movie front, the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand. More than a year after the pandemic forced movie theaters to close, the box office is bouncing back — due in part to Marvel movies such as “Black Widow,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings,” “The Eternals,” and other blockbusters released this year. And “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is expected to make a record-breaking debut and will likely grab the highest opening numbers of the pandemic era, and possibly the entire year.

For the devoted Marvel loyalists (or anyone shopping for a Marvel fan), we rounded up a comprehensive list of more than a dozen of the best Marvel-inspired gifts for any budget. See our picks below, and for more Marvel collectibles, check out our roundups of Funko Pop! figurines and must-read graphic novels.

“Marvel by Design” edited by Gestalten and Liz Stinson

“Marvel by Design” is an expansive, five-part visual encyclopedia that connects the dots between comic culture and the brand’s undeniable influence in the evolution of graphic design, editorial design, movies, and visual culture at large. From the visual legacy and in-depth exploration of the design process behind its most recognizable logos, lettering, layouts, color palettes, and other graphic elements, to essays from famous graphic designers including Mike Essl and Paul Sahre, Marvel contributors including letterer Chris Eliopolous and designer/editor Carl Potts, “Marvel by Design” is packed with fascinating details. Readers will also find case studies tracing the visual evolution of 10 iconic characters, and much more.

 

Theory11 Avengers Players Cards

Assemble your own Avengers squad with this exquisitely designed set of playing cards. The Avengers: The Infinity Saga premium playing cards feature custom artwork with aces, jokers, and face cards inspired by your favorite Marvel characters including Iron Man, Hulk, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Vision, Winter Soldier, Gamora, Hawkeye, Thor, Thanos, and Loki. The outer packaging has an iridescent, shimmering cosmic foil that changes colors at every angle, complete with gold foil accents and precise embossing.

Robe Factory Spider-Man Night Light

Nothing to see here, just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man hanging around. This 16” streetlight desk lamp recreates a classic Marvel scene with Spider-Man dangling upside down in one of his signature poses. The lamp weighs just over three pounds and features an elegant design with a touch of whimsy — courtesy of the teenage webslinger himself. Fashioned after a streetlamp with a cobbled-style base, the USB powered lamp has an in-line on/off switch and uses an energy-efficient, long-lasting LED light bulb.

Cable Guys Deadpool Device Holder

Any gamer knows just how easy it is to lose a wireless controller, but luckily Deadpool has you covered. This versatile device holder, inspired by the Merc with a Mouth, is a good way to keep your cell phone or remote control, or another small gadget that could get lost easily, in one place.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Color-Changing Water Bottle

Looking for official movie merchandise from “Spider-Man: No Way Home”? Find a collection of cool items including the color-changing water bottle featured above. You’ll also find a wide selection of T-shirts, Spider-Man masks and costumes, the Spider-Man Webshooter Play Set, this embroidered backpack, and tons more.

Heixar Christmas Ornaments Superhero Avengers Team

Decorating for the holidays? This Avengers ornament set makes a great addition to your holiday décor. The set includes Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Spider-Man, and the Avengers logo.

Avengers Insignia Marvel Socks, 12 Pairs

A great gift options for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, you name it, this 12-set collection includes four pairs of crew socks and eight pairs of ankle socks paying homage to Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, and other Marvel stars. The machine-washable, polyester/spandex socks fit men’s shoe sizes 8-12.

Captain America Single-Cup Coffee Maker

Want to start your mornings with Captain America? With single touch brewing and a cool design, this Marvel-inspired coffee maker is a super cool and affordable gift for a coffee-loving Marvel fan. The coffee maker comes with a removable filter and 12-ounce, dishwasher-safe ceramic mug.

Splendor Marvel Board Game

It’s game time! Gather Infinity gems, recruit heroes and villains, and claim the Gauntlet to win this Marvel edition of the Splendor strategy game.

Marvel Avengers Mooshy Plush Men’s Slippers

Kick your feet up and relax in a plush pair of Spider-Man slippers for adults. The lightweight slippers include soft, squishy foam-cushioned foot bed, and a textured sole to prevent slipping.

Cross Tech2 Marvel Iron Man Ballpoint Pen Gift Set with Journal

Add a little superhero flair to your everyday writing with the Cross Tech2 Marvel Iron Man Ballpoint Pen gift set, which comes with a journal. This dual-function pen also transforms into a stylus and is available in three Marvel designs: Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Captain America.

Breis Creative Spider-Man Pen Holder

Since we’re talking office supplies, this Spider-Man Pen Holder is a cute novelty gift that adds a splash of Marvel to any work space. The pen holder measures 2” tall and about 4” wide, making it the perfect size to fit on a desk or bookshelf.

 

Marvel Legends Infinity Gauntlet Electronic Fist

Talk about cool, the Marvel Legends Series Infinity Gauntlet Articulated Electronic Fist is an intricately detailed, 19.5” electronics fist equipped with flashing lights, sound effects, and full finger articulation. Each tone has its own light effect (the center stone activates sounds from the movie).

Black Panther Wireless Mouse

The Marvel series wireless gaming mouse is a compact, plug-and-play accessory that makes a neat little gift idea. This 7” mouse features 2.4g wireless transmission technology with a wireless transmission of up to 50′ (with a reliable connection) and LED lights on the eyes for an added visual effect. The mice are available in the Black Panther design pictured above, as well as Spider-Man, Groot, Star Lord, and Iron Man. The package comes with a mouse and a USB connection but you’ll have to buy a pack of AA batteries  (you can get them here).

 

USAopoly Marvel Collector’s Chess Set

Hydra faces off against Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in this unique chess set, which features collectible character pieces such as Captain Marvel as Queen, Black Widow and Captain America as Bishops, Spider-Man and Black Panther as Knights, Hulk and Thor as Rooks, and S.H.I.E.L.D. as Pawns. On the HYDRA side, characters include Thanos as King, Hela as Queen, Killmonger and Venom as Knights, Kingpin and Red Skull as Bishops, Loki and Ultron as Rooks, and HYDRA as Pawns.

Marvel Iron Man Electronic Helmet

Wondering what it feels like to be Iron Man? The Marvel Legends Iron Man Electronic Helmet lets you transform into Tony Stark — from the neck up, at least. The 1:1 full-scale design helmet features two glowing LED eyes and a magnetized faceplate that can be completely detached from the helmet, and then connected to the top. Attaching and detaching the faceplate triggers light up eyes along with dramatic sound effects. The helmet requires three AAA batteries (sold separately) and you can get it in other designs, such as Black Panther and Ant-Man.

Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Marvel Champions: The Card Game lets players embody Marvel heroes and call on iconic allies, harnessing powerful weapons and armor as they battle to defeat the villains of the Marvel universe. In short, every scenario of Marvel Champions: The Card Game lets heroes face a powerful villain pushing a unique scheme, along with their personal enemies that can be shuffled into the hero deck. Players must decide whether to play as a superhero and fight the villain directly, or change into their alter ego and fight the villain indirectly. To win the game, the player must defeat the villain before they complete their dastardly scheme.

Monopoly: Marvel Avengers Edition

A must-have collectible, this special-edition Monopoly: Avengers edition is equipped with Infinity Gauntlet and Stark Industries cards, along with a dozen Marvel character tokens including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, War Machine, Ant-Man, Nebula, Rocket, Captain Marvel, and the Infinity Gauntlet. Also featured: Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and Hero Iron Spider, and 25 other heroes from the Marvel Universe. Like all Monopoly games, the last player standing after all other players go bankrupt is the winner. There’s also an X-Men edition of Monopoly.

“Marvel Greatest Comics: 100 Comic Books That Built the Universe” by Melanie Scott & Stephen Wiacek

From the Human Torch to Sub-Mariner, the Avengers, and Spider-Man, “Marvel Greatest Comics” is a curated selection of the most groundbreaking comics that helped make the MCU great. The 256-page book was written by Melanie Scott and Stephen Wiacek, both of whom have worked on numerous Marvel comics. Marvel comic book artist and writer Joe Quesada penned the forward.

Marvel Cloth Face Mask, 4-Pack

Mask up! These four-pack Marvel cloth masks are available in adult and youth sizes and include Captain America’s shield, Groot, an all-over Spider-Man face print, and Marvel Universe comic montage designs. But wait, there’s more: Disney is donating $1 million in profits from sales of their cloth face masks to help support the medical community’s continuing efforts to provide lifesaving care to those in need.

“Marvel Universe Official Cookbook” by Justin Warner

Celebrity chef Justin Warner serves up a collection of delectable eats based on Marvel characters that we love. Eat like a Marvel hero with recipes include Storm’s Tournedos, Hulk Smashed Potatoes, Phoenix Hot Chicken and Egg Bowl, Dazzler’s Glittering Pizza Bagels, and Green Goblin Pumpkin Bombs.

Marvel Avengers Captain America Shield Cutting Board

Speaking of food, why not try a Captain America shield cutting board? Although it’s not quite as glossy as the above image, the 11.75″ stain and odor resistant cutting board has a tempered glass surface, non-slip rubber feet, and can withstand temperatures of up to 350°F.

“Marvel Encyclopedia” by Steven Wiacek

An essential item for the devoted Marvel fan that enjoys reading up on facts about the franchise. The 448-page “Marvel Encyclopedia” has been updated to include more than 1,200 Marvel heroes and villains. Included in the roster are Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor, Deadpool, Captain Marvel, X-Men, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

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