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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Books, Blu-rays, and More Must-Haves for Fans

Join the resistance by picking up one of these cool items inspired by the Hulu series.

THE HANDMAID'S TALE -- "Postpartum" -- Episode 212 -- Offred is sent to a familiar place. Nick is rocked by Gileadís brutal response to a crime. Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house. Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd), shown. (Photo by: George Kraychyk/Hulu)

“The Handmaid’s Tale”


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“The Handmaid’s Tale” might just see a boost in viewership thanks to the Texas abortion law that went into effect on Wednesday. Season 4 of the groundbreaking Hulu series premiered in April, but it’s never too late to join the resistance.

In honor of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and life seemingly imitating art, we’ve compiled a list of items that fans will love: books, Blu-rays of previous seasons, face masks, wine glasses, and more merchandise inspired by the Emmy-winning series and Margaret Atwood novels.

Want to get caught up on the show? You can binge-watch the first three seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale” (plus new episodes from Season 4) on Hulu . If you’re not already subscribed, Hulu packages start at just $5.99 a month, or $59.99 a year, for ad-supported streaming.

Hulu lets you watch thousands of beloved TV shows and movies, and other exclusive TV series such as “Little Fires Everywhere,” “Nine Perfect Strangers,” and “Only Murders in the Building.” The streaming platform also has a Hulu + Live TV option starting at $65 a month (after a weeklong free trial), and the Hulu bundle deal which includes Disney+ and ESPN+, for $13.99 a month.

Below, find great gift ideas for the “Handmaid’s Tale” fan in your life (even if that fan happens to be you). For more TV-related recommendations check out best gifts for “Game of Thrones” fans, and best trivia games for TV lovers.

Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum Gift Set

This literary-based gift set contains a copy of “The Handmaid’s Tale” book, along with a red and gold enamel pin, and a T-shirt with the phrase: “Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum.”

Crochet Dolls 

These crocheted dolls will make an adorable gift for a doll-collecting fan. The handmade dolls are inspired by characters from the show, and measure 8” tall (the Hannah doll will be shorter since she’s a child).

Deluxe Notecard Set (with Keepsake Book Box)

An ultimate gift for fans to share their loyalty, this deluxe note card set features imagery and catchphrases from the series. The set captures the iconic look and feel of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and includes a pocket journal, 20 note cards, envelopes, and sticker seals, stored in a beautiful keepsake book box.

Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum Cuff Bracelet

With the phrase, “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum” (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down”) engraved on the outside, this cuff bracelet makes a subtle but clear statement. The adjustable stainless steel bracelet measures 5mm wide, 2mm thick and 15cm long, and it’s a great gift option for a birthday, holiday, or other occasions.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” Clay Sculpture

If you’re in the mood to splurge, this handmade clay sculpture might just have your name on it. The hilarious sculpture is only 6” tall, but it’s triple glazed for protection, ships directly from the artist, and it doubles as a conversation piece.

“Religion in the Handmaid’s Tale: A Brief Guide” by Colette Tennant 

Religion plays a large part in the dystopian Republic of Gilead, and this book offers a roadmap through some of the references. From the significance of names to the twisted uses of religion to the origins of the Ceremony, “Religion in The Handmaid’s Tale” answers questions you might have about religion both in the novel and on the show.

Handmaid’s Tale Face Masks

Make a statement with an “Under His Eye,” “Praise Be,” or “Blessed is the Fruit” face mask. These eco-friendly, washable, reusable masks are made from a blend of cotton, recycled cotton, and polyester. You also might like this “Praise Be” T-shirt, a face mask in a different design, or this “Blessed be the Fruit Loops” throw blanket.

Wine Glasses

Sipping on your favorite wine or beverage while watching your favorite shows is one of life’s small pleasures. These 15 ounce wine glasses features text and images cut from a high-quality adhesive vinyl that are applied one by one. You can message the seller if you’d like a different phrase. And if you’re more of a tea or coffee drinker, check out this 16 ounce mug.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Testaments” Box Set

“The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Testament” are compiled into a book set that works as another gifting idea. In this box set, you’ll get “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Testament,” the latter of which takes place 15 years after the first book.

“Handmaid’s Tale”: Season 1 (Blu-Ray)

Whether you can stream the show or not, it’s always good to own physical copies of the previous seasons. Pair this Blu-ray purchase with Season 2 and Season 3 of the show so you’ll be all caught up.

“I’m Sorry Aunt Lydia” or “Under His Eye” Soy Candles

Light up the room with one of these cool candles. Each candle is handcrafted from soy wax in the scent of “Blessed be the Fruitloops.” The candles actually smell like cereal, and are available in “I’m Sorry Aunt Lydia,” and “Under His Eye.” If the cereal scent isn’t for you, try a sugar cookie and blueberry scented “Under His Eye” candle, or this “Praise Be, Bitch” candle in the scent of lemongrass.

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