Netflix’s Stranger Things Holiday Gift Guide of 2022

STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson and Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson and Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

2022 was a good year to be a fan of Stranger Things. The fourth season of the mega hit series on Netflix returned to rave reviews, breaking viewership records along the way.

Unfortunately, we’ve learned that it will be a little while before we get to go back to Hawkins as the next season isn’t likely to premiere until the summer of 2024. But if you want to keep the Stranger Things fan in your life happy this holiday season, here is a quick guide for what you might want to get them.

9. Stranger Things Novels

The Stranger Things franchise has expanded beyond just the television series. A series of novels has been released to go alongside the show as the series has gotten bigger and bigger.

Priced all together at $33.97, these novels are designed to fill in the gaps of the story between the events on the show for fans who are hungry for more stories set in Hawkins and The Upside Down. At least five full length novels have been released, with even more if you count short story collections and graphic novels.

There’s plenty of material to dive into for the Stranger Things fan that loves to read.

BUY: Amazon

8. Lite Brite

The classic 1980s toy got its moment to shine this year in Stranger Things. The characters were able to use the Lite Brite to communicate with those who were trapped in the Upside Down.

While Lite Brite has been fairly available ever since it first hit toy shelves all those years ago, it’s easy to see why there’s going to be more of them sold this holiday season than in years past. To capitalize on the surge in popularity of Lite Brites’, a special Stranger Things edition of the toy has been released.

Priced at $19.99 the toy includes 12 different templates for you to be able to create different Stranger Things-themed pieces of light art.

BUY: Amazon

7. Hellfire Club shirt

No piece of clothing can better show your love for the series than a shirt signifying that you’re a member of the Hellfire Club. The shirts that were created for the D&D club in the latest season, have hit the shelves so that anybody can be a part of the Hellfire Club.

For $32.99 you can be a part of the elite Dungeons & Dragons club and spend all your free time trying to save the world from Vecna.

BUY: Amazon

6. Stranger Things Coloring Book

Adult coloring books have become more popular in recent years. Usually featuring more complex images with intricate designs, adult coloring books have become a wonderful way to relax and unwind.

What could be more relaxing than coloring the terrifying threats of The Upside Down breaking into our world? The Stranger Things coloring book, priced at $12.37, features plenty of images from the earlier seasons for you to bring to life with your colors and imagination.

BUY: Amazon

5. Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down

It’s a little bit older, having been released back in 2018, but it’s still one of the best resources for learning all about behind-the-scenes of the show. This book covers the first two seasons of the series with full color pictures and concept art.

The book, priced at $31.63 (hardcover edition) even has an intentionally used appearance, making it look like the perfect book from the 1980s that you would have discovered in an old second hand bookstore. This is a great book for those who want to really dive into the production side of things when it comes to Stranger Things.

BUY: Amazon

4. Stranger Things 4 Soundtrack

Music played a big part in the narrative of season four, so the soundtrack is the perfect companion piece for the latest season. Obviously, the album includes Running Up The Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush, but it also includes Metallica’s Master of Puppets as well as the other tracks from the 1980s that helped to define this latest season.

The album is available on CD as well as digital download. But if you want to get the complete 1980s experience, for $34.99 you can also get the soundtrack on vinyl to play on your record player and really kick up the nostalgia.

BUY: Target

3. Stranger Things Blanket

For the fan that insists that season one was still the best season of the show, we have this Stranger Things blanket. The blanket, priced at $28.99, depicts the Christmas lights and alphabet letters that Joyce used to communicate with Will while he was trapped in the Upside Down.

Given the Christmas lights that are prominently displayed all across the blanket, it’s easy to consider this one as a perfect Christmas-themed present for the holidays.

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2. Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit

There’s no question that Stranger Things has been a big factor in the rise in popularity that Dungeon & Dragons has been experiencing over the past several years. So, if you know somebody who’s been loving Stranger Things and is curious about giving D&D a try, this starter set, for $18.99, has everything you need for your very first adventure.

There was actually a Stranger Things version of the D&D starter set that was released a few years ago to help build that bridge for curious fans. But today it’s hard to get your hands on it.

So, the standard Essentials Kit might be the best way to go. Still if you want to make your D&D a little more Stranger Things-centric, you can get Vecna Lives!

The adventure features Vecna, the main villain of the fourth season of Stranger Things. (Please be aware that Vecna Lives! is designed to be played with the second edition of D&D and most modern D&D adventures are based on the current 5th edition.)

(To play this adventure you will need to find older rulebooks or use the internet to find tips on how to update older adventures for the modern editions.)

BUY: Amazon

1. Netflix gift card

Of course one easy gift for anybody who wants to obsessively watch and rewatch Stranger Things would be a gift card for Netflix. You know that they’re going to be subscribed anyway so that they can binge season five the second it comes out.

So why not help out by paying for a month, so they can get an extra run of the whole series so far thanks to you!

BUY: Amazon

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Which Stranger Things gift do you think you’ll be purchasing this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!

You can watch all four seasons of Stranger Things on Netflix.