I am one who starts my Christmas shopping early, and I have my go-to places for searching for gifts. So I am sharing my favorite geeky shops that I love looking through for presents, for Christmas and beyond!
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Box Lunch is one of my personal favorites because of the huge variety they have. Not only are their products diverse (apparel, accessories, home goods, etc.) but the fandoms they cover are just as expansive. Numerous animes, superheroes from both Marvel and DC, every Disney character, and more can be found on their site.
Pink ala Mode
If you specifically looking for accessories like bags and pins, Pink ala Mode is a great choice. They have mini backpacks, including Loungefly, as well as exclusive pins and more. They have also done mystery boxes with multitudes of items that I have gotten before, and all of the products are officially and good quality.
Looking for some international goods? Sugoi Mart is my go-to for Japanese culture items like snacks, skincare, anime items, and exclusives from worldwide brands. They also have their lucky bags, both themed and general, which are awesome. And you can get a discount on anything and everything in the store using my code MICHELLE15.
Cokodive is my go-to for K-Pop products like albums. I often pre-order from them and have never had a bad experience. The prices are high, but as I explained in my review of the shop, they package shipping into the price too. They do ship from Korea so it can take time to receive, so definitely buy sooner rather than later.
What if you want Korean cultural items beyond K-Pop? Daebak is a great option for that. They have snacks, skincare, fashion, K-drama items, and more. And you can get your K-Pop fix here too. They also have a subscription box that has a good mix of stuff included. If you do decide to give Daebak a shop, use my code AGGG5 for a discount, including on the subscription boxes!
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble is so much more than just books, although the books are pretty great too. But I have found collectibles and games in stock as well. I just got Funko Pops from there just a few days ago! So take a look at Barnes and Noble and see what you can get.
Bookshop and Libro.fm
I put these two together because they have the same items, just slightly different, with the same intent. Bookshop is an online bookstore where you can support local bookstores by shopping through them. Libro.fm does the same but with audiobooks. These are great places to shop for book lovers and support local booksellers.
Most gamers know about Humble Bundle, the charitable game store that has some proceeds going to various charities. I’ve been a partner with them for a few years, and I have bought both bundles and individual games through the site. So if you have a gamer friend or family member, you can get them some games through Humble Bundle to give them, plus the extra benefit of helping charity.
Mercari is a re-selling platform, so not exclusively a shop catering to fans of fandoms. But there is so much out there that you can find. I have gotten a good amount of items through it, including exclusive items no longer commercially available. And I also sell some stuff, which often has geeky things included. So if you are looking for something really specific, maybe see if Mercari has someone selling it.
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