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– by Michael Connally

It’s that time of the year again and if you’re like me then you still have to do some more shopping.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become a day of purchasing items for me.  Now that I am done getting deals for myself I can start looking for gifts for my friends and relatives.  If you’re like me then you like to get your loved ones unique gifts that they will appreciate instead of the general gift card or items they will never use.  A website I like to get my gifts at is Etsy.  Mainly known as a marketplace of unique goods that are handmade by crafty people.  Etsy has an abundant of online stores that focus on the Comic, Sci-Fi, Fantasy genre.  Here is a list of the top stores and items I will be shopping at for the holidays.

 

Butcher Blocks

                For the person in your life that loves to cook.  Butcher Blocks offer an assortment of custom made to order, handcrafted cutting boards that are not only functional, but are designed with a rich engraving that you or a loved one would be proud to display. Their boards are crafted out of multiple strips of only the finest, premium hardwoods available and pretreated with butcher block conditioner so they are ready for immediate use.

Price Range: $40

Comic Controllers

                If you have to get a gift for someone who is a gamer then having a custom controller is the way to go.  Comic Controllers offers custom controllers for modern gaming devices PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo WiiU, and even Nintendo Gamecube.  They offer an abundant variety of choices from Marvel, DC, The Walking Dead, and different video game themes.  You can even email them a theme if they don’t offer it and they will try to accommodate you as best as possible.  The grip on the controllers feel great too.

Price Range: $24.90 -$92.90

GeekandtheChic

                GeekandtheChic offers decorative pillows for the nerd with style.  From an assortment of over 100 different pillow styles ranging from Harry Potter, Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Zelda.  This is an option for those friends or loved ones who are casual fans.

Price Range: $24.90- $92.90

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Ticklesbytaylor

                For the little ones or someone who needs to add to their keychain.  Ticklesbytaylor offer Lego figurines in the form of a keychain or necklace.  There is a lot of different choices from Marvel, DC, Disney, and Dragonball Z characters.  This is definitely a great gift for young ones in elementary school.

Price Range: $7.00-$20.00

Atthedrivein

                At the Drive In, they offer dictionary art.  Atthedrivein recycle dictionaries that are going to be thrown away and give them a new life, as decorations or gifts for friends.Purchasing somebody a gift is often a hard decision. Their goal is to make that decision easier for you. Dictionary art is something that will catch the attention of anyone in the room. Its something most people have never seen before and are fascinated by it.

Price Range: $5.00

Plasmatorium

                Plasmatorium offers custom desk lamps that illuminate symbols of its theme.  Ranging from Harry Potter, Zelda, Mario, and Pokemon this is a gift to help illuminate a room.

Price Range: $59.00- $74.95

OMGCoolStuff

                This store offers a wide variety of custom t-shirts, flags, flasks, and pillow cases.  Their themes focus mainly on Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Zelda.  This is the store for the person who you can’t really shop for.

Price Range: $17.99- $27.99

UnicornBait

                Ties for the business nerd.  This is a great gift for a person in your family that has to wear ties to work.  UnicornBait offers a wide variety of men’s ties with different logos on them representing Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Fallout, TMNT, and Game of Thrones.  UnicornBait isn’t the only tie shop on Etsy but they offer a great deal if you buy more than one. 

Price Range $15.00- $30.00

Source: Etsy