Stranger Things took the world by storm when it first aired in 2016. The Netflix show combines elements of science fiction, drama, romance, horror and just the right amount of 80s nostalgia. Five years later, we’re still pressing play to spend more time with Eleven, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will and the rest of the gang (RIP Barb, you are missed). Season four was delayed because of COVID-19, but thanks to a mysterious teaser clip released last month, we know definitively that it’s coming sometime in 2022. Here are 15 gifts for Stranger Things fans to prepare them for the brand new paranormal journey back to Hawkins, Indiana.
Try your hand at the world’s greatest role-playing game that’s gotten the Upside Down treatment. The box’s design is a vintage replica of the 1983 red Dungeons & Dragons box. Hunt for the Thessalhydra using the one-of-a-kind adventure book created by Mike Wheeler, along with six Polyhedral dice and two Demogorgon figures, including one you can paint and customize.
The sweetest gift on this list is first up. Add some Hawkins vibes to your makeup collection with a six-pack of lip glosses inspired by some of your favorite characters: Dustin (vanilla), Max (cherry), Eleven (grape), Will (peach), Erica (strawberry) and Will (apple). Each tube has retro packaging that will take you right back to the 80s.
Need a way to spice up your laptop, water bottle or planner? Try a 50-pack of waterproof, vinyl stickers that feature classic moments and designs from the show. Our favorites include the boys dressed up as Ghostbusters, a vintage-looking drawing of Steve wearing shades and, honestly, anything with Eggos.
Justice for Barb! This bundle set includes a black and red projector pen (batteries included) so you can shine “Summer ’85” wherever you go and a purple bookmark with a picture of our beloved Barb that says “Never Forget.” She deserved so much better.
I wasn’t a big Steve fan in season one, but after he joined forces with Dustin to track down Dart in season two, I was hooked. The Steve Funko Pop! figure pays homage to his iconic Scoops Ahoy sailor’s outfit in season three (shoutout to my girl Robin), complete with a tiny vanilla ice cream cone.
Calling all A.V. lovers! Join Dustin, Lucas, Will and Mike as the go-to tech experts at Hawkins Middle School with a comfy grey T-shirt that goes with most everything. It’s designed to be less boxy than other shirts and has a unisex fit. The shirt is made from 90% cotton and 10% polyester. FYI, it will shrink slightly in the wash so keep that in mind as you’re doing laundry.
This is the book you never knew you needed and maybe never knew existed until now! “Suspicious Minds” centers on Eleven’s mother Terry Ives as she attends college on a quiet Indiana campus in 1969 and catches wind of a government experiment in Hawkins that’s looking for test subjects. The prequel has garnered over 2,200 reviews on Amazon, and 79% of them are five stars.
Put together a Hawkins-themed birthday party for people of all ages with a decoration kit that provides everything you need. It includes a cake topper, 18 balloons, Funko Pop!-inspired banner, 24 cupcake toppers, 10 invitations and eight bracelets. You’ll be happy to see the Demogorgon this time!
Throw it back to the days when bikes were like Cadillacs to kids with a Stranger Things dog tag necklace. It’s made from stainless steel so it won’t tarnish or rust, and features a black outline of the gang embarking on yet another adventure.
You wouldn’t want to actually be stuck in the Upside Down, so why not rep this vintage T-shirt instead? The fabric is breathable, quick-drying and has a tapered look. Reviewers say it runs big, so it may be a good idea to size down. The tee comes in four different designs: black with red lettering, blue with white lettering, black with white lettering and red with white lettering.
Curl up on the couch watching your favorite episodes with a plush throw blanket. It’s larger than most fuzzy blankets, measuring 60 inches by 80 inches, so you’re guaranteed to stay warm and snug. Remember to wash the blanket on a gentle cycle with cold water and tumble dry low to preserve its quality.
Even if you’re not eating Eggos all day long, a Stranger Things lunchbox is still stylish. Its leakproof inside liner ensures mess-free meals and is roomy enough for snacks, fruits and even a protein shake bottle. The lunchbox includes a main zipped compartment, two mesh pockets and two handles for easy open and close. The company says it will keep your food warm or cold for up to six hours.
You’re never too old for LEGOs. This ultra-detailed building kit can be flipped to switch between the Upside Down and the real world, which is the infamous Byers house. It includes a miniature version of Jim Hopper’s police truck, Dr. Brenner’s lab, Will’s bedroom, and get this – the tiny alphabet wall in the Byers’ living room actually lights up!
The neon-covered Starcourt Mall was such an iconic location in season three, and I’m hoping we get another glance at it sometime in season four. This poster is printed on high-resolution gloss paper and has a satin finish without that annoying glare. You can opt to purchase it already framed in a variety of colors including bronze, silver, gold, black and more.
Rep your favorite show even in the comfort of your own home with a colorful loungewear set. The purple, blue and yellow tie dye pajamas are made from a soft cotton/poly fabric. The top features 11 characters we know and love (maybe not Billy, actually…) with the words “Friends don’t lie, but boyfriends do, all the time.” The shorts have the logo printed on the bottom left, and the best part? They have pockets!