2020 has been a weird year in general, but it will wind up as the first year without a Marvel theatrical release in over a decade. In fact, for the past several years, we've been accustomed to multiple new Marvel movies releasing throughout the year. But there's a lot to look forward to in 2021, with Black Widow, the next Spider-Man movie, The Eternals, and multiple Disney+ shows slated to release in the new year. If someone on your shopping list is hyped about the future of Marvel, there are tons of great Marvel-themed products that would make great gifts this holiday season.
From video games and Blu-ray box sets to Lego kits and Nerf blasters, we've rounded up a variety of wonderful Marvel gifts. We'll be sure to add more cool Marvel gift ideas to this list over the next few weeks as holiday shopping season kicks into overdrive.
Available for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC
Crystal Dynamics' Marvel's Avengers released in September, bringing the superhero squad together for a grand adventure that can be enjoyed solo or with friends online. The story campaign centered around Kamala Khan is surprisingly thoughtful and engaging, while the combat with various heroes--Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, Thor, and Black Widow--is fairly deep and differentiated between characters. Even though the live service multiplayer aspects and focus on loot isn't quite as fine-tuned, Marvel's Avengers will likely still entertain the Marvel fan in your life whether they game on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC. It also comes with a free next-gen upgrade for Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.
Available for PS4 and PS5
Releasing November 12 alongside the PlayStation 5, Spider-Man: Miles Morales picks up one year after Marvel's Spider-Man. The Tinkerer and a high-tech criminal enterprise have invaded Harlem, but Miles is ready to take them on in his first big mission since donning the Spidey suit. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is available to preorder for PS5 and PS4. Alternatively, you can preorder the PS5-exclusive Ultimate edition and get a remastered version of Marvel's Spider-Man bundled with Miles Morales.
Available for PS4
For someone who isn't planning on getting a PS5 yet, Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of the Year edition for PS4 is a great gift idea if they haven't already played it. The GOTY edition compiles the stellar base game and three expansions in one package. Marvel's Spider-Man is arguably the best superhero game of this generation, so it really is a must-play for Marvel fans.
Available for PS4 and Xbox One
The Lego Marvel Collection compiles three family-friendly adventures: Lego Marvel Super Heroes 1 + 2 and Lego Marvel's Avengers. Each game features a wide variety of playable heroes and familiar adventures for those who have followed the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Lego video games are great for couch co-op, so parents and kids can partake in the villain-thwarting fun together.
Disney+ is home to many of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it's one of the best gifts you can buy for the Marvel fan in your life--especially if you're unsure what they want. With upcoming Marvel shows like WandaVision, The Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Loki coming exclusively to Disney+, this is a gift that will interest even those who have already watched each movie in the MCU dozens of times.
For the collectors in your life, the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe collections compile all of the movies released in the first three phases of the MCU. There are three matching box sets--one for each phase--to purchase. All told, you'll save a significant amount of money buying the collections over purchasing each Blu-ray individually. They come with exclusive collector cards for each movie as well as small posters that pay homage to the original theater posters.
If you have someone on your list who spends a lot of time gaming at their desk, a dedicated gaming chair is a fantastic gift idea that will get daily use. And if they happen to also love Marvel, you have some cool design options to choose from. These gaming chairs are ergonomically designed with neck and lumbar support in mind to promote comfort throughout long gaming sessions. There are seven different designs based on Iron Man, Captain America, and Spider-Man.
It turns out Iron Man's helmet is also a great shape for a computer mouse. This wireless mouse comes in three color schemes: traditional gold, silver, and black. Iron Man's eyes light up when the mouse is on to add a little extra flair. The wireless dongle even features a tiny matching Iron Man helmet.
Die-cast figurines always tend to have a stylish, classy look despite often being available for quite cheap. Take this 20-pack of Marvel characters, for instance. Each 1.65-inch figure costs roughly one buck, which gives this set incredible value. These collectible figures would look great displayed on a shelf, but they also could help kids expand their toy battles. Characters featured in the set include Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, Star-Lord, Ms. Marvel, and many more.
The Marvel Titan Hero Series Universe Collection comes with 11 articulated action figures:
- Doctor Strange
- The Wasp
- Captain America
- Black Panther
- Captain Marvel
- Iron Man
This is a great set for the little Marvel fans in your life who are hoping to get started on a collection that will help them let their imagination run wild.
A Marvel board game that's ideal for youngsters and adults alike, Marvel Villainous puts you in the shoes of antagonists such as Thanos, Hela, and Ultron. It's an asymmetric game, meaning each player moves around the board within their own area, picking up cards that affect the course of the game each turn. There are three different modes of play that alter the difficulty, so you can scale it to fit your needs. Marvel Villainous supports up to four players and rounds last roughly an hour.
This unique card game also puts you in the role of villains such as Green Goblin and Venom with the end goal of defeating Spider-Man in battle. Throughout the game, you complete heists and accumulate loot using a wide array of cards. If you situate yourself well throughout the game, you'll have the opportunity to avoid Spider-Man's grasp at the end. The player who racks up the most points and gets away from Spider-Man wins. Marvel Sinister Six supports up to six players. It's recommended for ages 14 and up due to its emphasis on strategy and many variables. This would make for a nice gift for teenage Marvel fans and adults alike.
An engaging and highly replayable deck-building game, Legendary is particularly awesome for families because it’s designed as a cooperative game that replicates the action of MCU. But you don’t need a host of heroes to take down Magneto, Loki, and other supervillains. Legendary can also be played completely solo, and it remains a ton of fun as a single-player experience.
This could appeal both to kids and those looking to revisit their childhood. In fact, it's quite possible adults will appreciate this gift more. Inspired by the ubiquitous LCD handhelds that were released throughout the '90s, this Tiger Electronics (re-released by Hasbro) handheld game includes the X-Men Project X game. You play as Cyclops across five stages in a battle to thwart Juggernaut and Apocalypse. While more of a novelty item than something to play all the time, there's no doubt this handheld would be a unique and thoughtful Marvel gift for gaming fans.
The continuous onslaught of Funko Pops makes it easy to miss some genuinely cool additions to the lineup. Based on Tom Holland's appearance as Spidey in Spider-Man: Far From Home, this Funko Pop has style and a nifty vertical stand to replicate his iconic pose. This has proven to be a popular Spider-Man Pop over the past year, but Entertainment Earth is getting another batch in stock soon, and it's available to order now.
The Pop version of the illustrious Marvel legend would be a unique stocking stuffer. Stylized with a striking Patina finish, this Stan Lee Funko Pop is one of our favorites in the massive Marvel lineup.
There are several absolutely adorable Groot Funko Pops up for grabs, but this one keeps with the holiday theme. Baby Groot is covered in Christmas lights and is holding a wreath. This stocking stuffer could become a nice holiday decoration for future years, too.
Aimed at older Marvel fans who view Lego sets more as display pieces than toys, this snazzy Iron Man build is a head bust--well, technically it's a helmet bust. The kit isn't super elaborate at just 480 pieces, but it does come together to form a striking model that sits atop a sleek black stand.
One of the cooler Lego lines in recent memory, Lego Art brings pop culture to life as stunning wall art. The Iron Man Lego Art kit is ridiculously detailed thanks to the 3,167 pieces it takes to bring it to life. The most intriguing aspect of Lego Art is the fact that you can use the same pieces to build different images. In Iron Man's case, you can create three different Iron Man suits, including the fan-favorite Hulkbuster. Also, if you buy three sets, you can combine them to create one large Iron Man piece.
A kit with a little bit of everything, the Marvel Avengers Compound Battle set is ideal for youngsters who love creating elaborate battles. The 699-piece set includes a two-story compound that's protected by spring-loaded and stud shooters. There's also a helicopter and off-road vehicle and an assortment of figures and accessories. It comes with mini figures of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Nebula, and an Outrider. You also get appropriately larger figures of Hulk and Thanos.
As you've probably noticed, there's no shortage of cool Marvel Lego kits. This particular set lets you build the Quinjet, complete with a pair of stud shooters and a rapid-fire shooter. The 838-piece set is recommended for kids age 8 and up. It comes with six mini-figures: Black Widow, Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, and two Chitauri.
For young Marvel fans (ages 3-5), this matching game is a fun way to work on memorization skills. The cards feature cartoon versions of a bevy of characters, including Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Black Panther, Iron Man, Hulk, and Black Widow.
Hot Wheels and Marvel merge in this set of five character cars. The cars are based off of Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and Hawkeye. The set is exclusive to Amazon and available for a great price.
For young fans of the Incredible Hulk, this RC Car features easy-to-use controls and cool stunts like wheelies and full spins. There's also a pretty cool "Hulk Smash" RC car that can lets the Hulk smash obstacles with his giant fists. It just recently sold out at Amazon, but it could come back in stock before Christmas.
Young (and young at heart) Spider-Man fans will love this Spiderbolt Nerf Blaster. It attaches to your wrist to mimic Spider-Man's web-shooting ability. When you pull the handle, you can sneakily fire three Nerf darts.
Ideal for either toddlers or early school-age kids who are just getting started reading, the Marvel Super Heroes Me Reader comes with eight illustrated stories starring Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home characters. The electronic book reads the stories aloud with fun sound effects sprinkled throughout.
The Marvel Encyclopedia is a 448-page hardcover book dedicated to chronicling the rich history of Marvel Comics and the heroes who put the company on the map. It includes details about more than 1,200 characters and a bounty of gorgeous illustrations. Even longtime fans will find something new in this wonderful tome that includes a lovely introduction by the incomparable Stan Lee.
We could feature dozens of Marvel comics and graphic novels on this list--there are simply too many good ones. But for those who have watched the movies in the MCU thus far, a good place to start is with the Infinity Gauntlet. Penned by Jim Starlin, the Infinity Gauntlet tells the original story of the quest to stop Thanos. It's neat to read the inspiration for the movies, especially since the Infinity Gauntlet also features other squads like the X-Men and New Warriors.
This elegant but budget-friendly makeup brush set includes five different Avengers-themed brushes, including a powder brush, eyebrow brush, and eyeshadow brush. Designs range from the Avengers team logo to the Infinity Stones and Thanos' gauntlet.
This officially licensed throw blanket is 100% polyester and features four heroes: Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America. Their designs are based on comic book appearances rather than the movies. The best part about this throw blanket is its 45 x 60-inch size, which makes it large enough for practical use while watching Marvel movies on the couch over the holidays.
It's a universal truth that waffle makers create far superior waffles than the frozen selections in grocery store aisles. The great thing about these handy cooking tools is that they are quick and simple to use. This Spider-Man waffle maker makes breakfast both fun and tasty, creating waffles with the iconic webbed design of the hero's suit. You can also use this waffle maker to make brownies, cakes, sandwiches, and more.
Great for dress-casual situations, this Marvel short-sleeve button down has tiny (and quite cute) Iron Man, Captain America, and Hulk graphics scattered across the entire shirt.
Celebrating the most recent MCU movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, this T-shirt features Spidey web-slinging over Venice. It's available in men's sizes from small to 3XL.
Great for playing dress-up and for everyday use, this four-pack of Avengers T-shirts are designed after the armor of four heroes in the superhero squad: Black Panther, Captain America, Hulk, and Iron Man. They run in sizes from 2T to Boys 18.
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