Buffy the Vampire Slayer is everyone’s favourite 90s series (OK, apart from Sabrina) and if you’re a fan you’re definitely going to want to check out these non-sucky gifts.
Yes, Joss Whedon has come under fire recently after being accused of abuses of power behind the scenes, there are many other people who have helped make the show as special as it is.
As well as the actors who brought the beloved characters to life, there are also all the fans out there – known as Scoobies – who’ve been dedicated followers of the series since it first aired in 1997.
Some of these fans include independent artists who have created amazing gifts inspired by Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
So if you’re a Scooby or know someone in your life who’s part of the Scooby Gang then there are loads of cool things out there you can buy.
From prints to mugs to 90s themed pins, scrunchies and iron-on patches we’ve put together a list of gifts that every single Buffy fan needs in their life.
1. Sunnydale sweatshirt
What better way to kick off this list of gifts than with a Sunnydale High School sweatshirt? Fans of the show can rep this alumni merch inspired by the show and the school where all the stories of the hit series centre. Well, from seasons 1-3, anyway. The sweatshirt comes in maroon, navy or black as well as different sizes and is priced from £22 on Etsy here.
2. Magic Box tote bag
Fans can also rep Sunnydale’s Magic Box with this retro-style tote bag from Redbubble. The ‘one stop shop for all your occult needs’ was originally known as Uncle Bob’s Magic Cabinet and later became the Magic Box, serving as the headquarters for the Scooby Gang. This addition to the list of gifts is priced at £12.47 and is available here.
3. Spike scrunchie
So you’re wearing you Buffy t-shirt, with your double denim and iron-on patch but your 90s inspired outfit doesn’t feel quite complete? That’s because you’re missing a scrunchie of course, and more specifically this Spike scrunchie to really finish off the 90s style. The handmade Spike scrunchie is a hugely popular gift on Etsy and it’s priced at £5, you can get it here.
4. Spike t-shirt
If you want more Spike merch to go with your scrunchie then you can get this cute t-shirt. The popular character who wasn’t meant to last as long as he did in the series quickly became the ‘Internet’s boyfriend’ before the ‘Internet’s boyfriend’ was actually a thing. You can rep for Team Spike with this t-shirt from Redbubble which is priced at £15.39 and available here.
5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer pins
There are loads of different Buffy the Vampire Slayer pins and badges out there to choose from via the likes of Etsy and Redbubble but we’ve picked three highlights for our list of gifts. This includes a “kiss the librarian” one featuring Spike for £7.50. Also available is a heart with an arrow through it saying “what would Buffy do?” for £7.69 as well as an “I’m a Slayer, ask me how!” name badge pin for £10.
6. Rainy day activity book
This rainy day activity book features original illustrations and puzzles for Buffy fans of all ages. The book pays tribute to the 90s cult favourite series and of course those colouring books we’d be given by our parents on those cold and wet winter days. So it’s also a perfect activity to get stuck into during lockdown or quarantine. Like other gifts, it is available for £2.99 from Etsy here.
7. ‘Welcome to the Hellmouth’ doormat
Buffy fans can get this cool welcome mat for their house that says “Welcome to the Hellmouth” inspired by the series, because who wouldn’t want to be welcomed with that message? The large doormat can be used outdoors or indoors and is priced at £24.99, making it a fantastic housewarming gift. It’s available from Etsy here.
8. ‘Bite Me’ print
This “Bite Me!!” print pays homage to the show’s clever word play, which mixes 90s teen slang with vampire-speak. It’s one of the many aspects of the series that made it ahead of its time and help it grow such a cult following. You can get this pop culture gift print for your house from Etsy here for £5.
9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer mugs
Similar to the pins there’s loads of different Buffy inspired mugs available. Some highlights include a “Kiss the Librarian” mug for £16 from Etsy, made famous in that bathtub scene with Buffy and Spike. Then there’s this 90s style mug if you’re looking for a certain aesthetic from your Buffy merch as well as a mug that says “If the apocalypse comes beep me”, that’s so Buffy. It’s priced at £13 from Etsy here.
And of course we couldn’t leave out this “You’re the Tara to my Willow” mug from this list of gifts because, well, gay rights! It’s available from Etsy here for £8.50.
10. Buffy throw pillow
This pillow cover inspired by the series most recognisable props including the Slayer handbook, a stake, garlic and more. Others available include the show’s logo, Spike, “Eat. Sleep. Watch Buffy. Repeat” and a “Buffy will patrol tonight” pillow cover. You can shop these gifts on Redbubble here while the pictured one above is available in different sizes from £16.69 here.
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