Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day. Give someone a Doctor Who DVD and you entertain them for a lifetime. That’s how the old saying goes, right? No? Well, it bloody well should. There are a few hot items that every Whovian (or newbie) must have. Here’s our guide to gifting this holiday season, Time Lord-style.
On Doctor Who, the Adipose were nasty little buggers, but in this form, they are squeezable and quite simply adorable. Almost too adorable to use as a stress toy. Almost. (Get it for a friend)
Keep track of time – or start counting down the moments to November 23, 2013 – with the Doctor Who wall calendar for 2012. This one features vivid color images from Seasons 5 and 6, which means you get to wake up to The Doctor, Amy, Rory, and River everyday. (Get it for a friend)
When you pour a hot beverage into the mug, the TARDIS appears in space, but as the liquid cools, the ship vanishes, popping up on the other side of the mug. A dazzling bit of Time Lord technology. (Get it for a friend)
Of course! If your pals get up to any Whovian cosplay, this is a required addition to their No. 11 ensemble. And plus it’s just cool to make the little “squiggle” noise. (Get it for a friend)
Keep the pantry stocked with fresh Jammie Dodgers in this cookie jar. And did we mention that it features the signature “whoosh” sound effects? (Get it for a friend)
Remember those young geniuses who smashed all their toys, only to put them back together perfectly, as if they had a manual? This customized sonic screwdriver, with interchangeable parts and over 80 combinations, is for them. (Get it for a friend)
The best gift of them all may be the gift of Who, whether your friend is a diehard fan or a newbie. (Who knows – introducing someone to the Time Lord could be the start of a lifelong love affair.) This season features the first episodes of the show shot in America, a tour-de-force episode penned by Neil Gaiman, and of course, the unmasking of River Song. (Get it on DVD or on Blu-Ray)