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

Season 4 of the dystopian drama has debuted on Hulu.

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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Season 4 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” arrived on Hulu a little earlier than expected on Thursday. The series was scheduled to debut on April 28, but the first three episodes, “Pigs,” “Nightshade,” and “The Crossing,” dropped ahead of schedule. To celebrate the show’s awaited return, we 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.

Want to get caught up on the show? You can binge-watch the first three seasons of “The Handmaid’s Tale” (plus the three new episodes) 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.

A Hulu subscription lets you watch thousands of beloved TV shows and movies, and other exclusive TV series such as “Little Fire’s Everywhere,”  and the upcoming drama series, “Nine Perfect Strangers.” 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.

As for the merch below, any one of these items will make a great gift 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.

“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.

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.”

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.

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.

“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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