10 Things to Consider When Browsing Anime Gifts
1. Learn their favorite show
There are a lot of anime shows out there! Which is their favorite? That is a great source of inspiration when looking for something to get them.
Listen up next time to you talk to see if you can figure it out without outright asking, or ask someone else who is likely to know if you are unsure!
2. Consider a manga gift
Have you ever heard of manga? It is very similar to anime - it is a Japanese style of either comics or graphic novels!
Typically, if someone is a fan of anime they are also a fan of manga. This is another gift idea to consider, especially if you want to go in a slightly different direction while still getting them something you know they will love!
3. Go for the collectible items
There are plenty of special, limited edition, or anniversary edition sets out there for various anime shows, and they make for a really great, thoughtful gift.
These are priceless Japanese themed items that any true fan would love to have and will keep forever! You can also consider things like figurines as well that make for great collectible items (and are also great decor!).
Like we’ve mentioned, anime lovers really enjoy sharing their love of anime with the world! A great way to do that is through their clothing!
There are tons of fun clothing items out there - from t-shirts, to hoodies, even shoes. This is perfect for the outgoing person who loves expressing their personal style and love for anime.
5. Transform everyday items
Phone case? Turn it anime! Keychain? Anime! Bookbag? Anime! You get the idea.
There is an anime version of just about anything you can think of, giving you tons of fun options to explore!
This is great especially if you are shopping for a child or teenager - they will love all their new anime accessories and items and will have so much fun showing them off to their friends!
6. Find a new video game
There are so many anime video games out there!
This is perfect for the anime fan who also loves gaming, just make sure you get them a game they don’t already have, and make sure it works with whatever gaming console they have.
7. Go historical
There is a long history of anime. For the fan who loves creating anime themselves and loves learning about the history and tradition of the artform, gift them some books or other material that goes over the history of the art, famous artists, and more!
You can’t go wrong with artwork! This makes for a great high school graduation gift for the fan who is going off to college and needs art for their dorm, or as a housewarming present for the fan moving in to a new apartment or house!
9. Help with their costume
There are tons of anime conventions that take place throughout the year like Dragon Con, Comic Con, Anime Weekend, and more.
If you know someone who loves attending and getting all dressed up, why not gift them their costume (or part of their costume)?
After all costume parties are not only for Halloween, Star wars fans and Potterheads!
This is perfect if you know who they want to dress up as and can help them finish off their costume.
Costumes can get pricey, but they are so much fun. This is a great gift idea that they will really appreciate and put to good use.
They’ll keep the memories of the convention forever!
10. Tickets to a convention
If the person in question already has a costume or doesn’t need help, why not instead surprise them with actual tickets to the convention of their dreams?
This is a great idea that will totally surprise them and will make them so happy!
It's their chance to dress up, meet their favorite creators, and bond with fellow anime lovers. It doesn’t get better than that!