Perhaps you are not a fan of Doctor Who ( I don't know how this could be, but apparently it happens sometimes. I'm so sorry.) but you love someone who is. Perhaps you want to impress a certain someone with your thoughtfulness and insight. Perhaps you're just strapped for ideas. Whatever the case, here's a collection of gifts that would please any Doctor Who fan. Some might require a little more research or time, but all would make the Whovian in your life very happy.
Here is what you need to know about Doctor Who: He is an alien who travels through space and time in a blue box called the TARDIS. He saves the human race. A lot. The TARDIS makes a noise. Your loved one adores that noise, and this is a way for them to have it whenever they want. This cookie jar can make that happen.
It's a Moment of Great Import when the Doctor gives his companion a key to the Tardis. You can't give a TARDIS key, but you CAN give a Doctor Who keychain, on the chance that someday, they'll have a key worthy of such an honor.
There's no end of Doctor Who-themed clothing on the internet, but here are some of my favorites. Skreened.com allows you to choose what type of shirt you'd like your image printed on. I wear this sweatshirt as often as possible to help find other fans in the wild. Pro tip: Order up -- I bought the sweatshirt in a double XL, and it has definitely shrunk in the wash.
If you're going to give this Tshirt, make sure you find out (stealthily, of course) which Doctor is the recipient's favorite. Trust me. This matters more than you can possibly imagine. There are eleven different versions of this shirt, each with a different Doctor's name highlighted.
Don't mess up.
Fezzes are cool. You don't need to know why. Just know that if your loved one is currently enjoying the show, they will love this hat.
Old-school Whovians love this scarf. Hell, new-school Whovians love this scarf. If you want to knit them something, this lovely woman has a bunch of free patterns to download. If your loved one is a knitter, take the pattern to a local yarn shop and throw yourself on their mercy. They will help you, and you'll look like a genius.
If you're not up for such things, you can also buy one of these scarves off of Etsy.com. They're not cheap, but they ARE fairly priced. That's a lot of knitting.
Fans of River Song would love this journal: TARDIS blue, and a place to record their own adventures. There's a lot of different versions on Etsy, so click around until you findo ne that meets your budget/timeline/taste.
Doctor Who can sometimes be a little intense for kids, despite being considered a children's show in Britain. The Sarah Jane Adventures is a more gentle introduction to the DW universe and great fun to watch. Plus, it's a chance to see the late, beloved Lis Sladen one more time.
Etsy.com and Skreened.com have a wide variety of Doctor Who-themed products. If the ones here aren't to your liking, just plug in "Doctor Who" into the search box on each site, and ready your credit card. You won't be sorry.
Finally, here's a gift that won't cost you a thing and will make your Whovian very happy:
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Tomorrow begins The 13 Days of Doctor Who Bloghop. For thirteen days straight, authors, reviewers, and fans of the show will be posting entries about Doctor Who on their sites. Some of them will have giveaways, but comments on ANY of the thirteen posts will enter you into a grand prize drawing for THIS beauty:
I'll be hosting the first day of the contest, so check back here for more details, and send your loved one here: because if there's one thing DW fans love, it's connecting with other fans. And it won't cost you a cent.