Joss Whedon Gift Guide: A Shiny Holiday Shopping List

by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)

The holidays are upon us, but it’s not too late to get your favorite Joss Whedon fan something special. And now more than ever, there’s so much good stuff available for Whedonites of all ages. Sure, you can still buy a Mr. Pointy replica. But here are ten other options that you might want to consider during your shiny shopping spree.


1. “Once More, with Feeling” soundtrack

Your loved one can sing along with Buffy and the Scoobies while wondering why this TV episode didn’t win every Emmy it was eligible for. (Amazon, $13.85)


2. “The Cabin in the Woods” travel mug

Just like Marty’s… except this mug doesn’t actually morph into a giant bong/weapon of mass destruction. (Gold Label Goods, $23.99)


3. Wash is My Copilot license plate frame

Delight the car-owner in your life while honoring beloved Serenity navigator Hoban Washburne, RIP. (Quantum Mechanix, $9.95)


4. “No Fear Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing”

Give your friends the opportunity to brush up on the Bard before Joss Whedon’s film adaptation hits theaters in June. (Barnes & Noble, $5.95)


5. Captain Hammer groupie t-shirt

Know someone who collects superhero dry cleaning bills? Then this tee will be much appreciated. (Dr. Horrible Shop, $25)


6. Dr. Horrible fan t-shirt

If your friend favors supervillains over superheroes, she might prefer this garment. (Dr. Horrible Shop, $25)


7. Jayne Cobb hat

Flattering yet functional, this winter weather bonnet will warm the ears and hearts of even the coldest of mercenaries. (Etsy, $22)


8. “Dollhouse” on DVD

For the fan who must own everything Joss has ever created: Though he’s better known for “Buffy,” “Angel” and “Firefly,” Whedon also helmed this series which featured the writing talents of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” show runners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. (Best Buy, $59.98 for seasons 1 & 2)


9. Wolfram & Hart mouse pad

Contrary to popular belief, not all attorneys are shady, corrupt, monster-defending scum. But if there’s someone on your gift list that fits the description, this desk accessory may be the right choice. (Café Press, $13)


10. Loki figure

This one’s not for the kiddies, and it won’t arrive in time for Christmas unwrapping, but the serious collector will undoubtedly enjoy this eerily accurate likeness of Tom Hiddleston’s bad boy alien. (Sideshow Collectibles, $219.99)

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