Well gang, it’s the most wonderful time of the year yet again, providing that you enjoy a lack of sunlight (and don’t work in retail). So basically, it’s happy days for vampires and dark and cold and irksome for the rest of us. But we’re a clever society, and have decided to remedy this unpleasant time of year by giving each other presents! Presents make everything better. And if you have a Wonder Woman fan in your life or you are a Wonder Woman fan sitting down to write out your wish list for Santa or Jesus or your mom or whoever, have I got the list for you.
Here are some great Wonder Woman items you can purchase this holiday season. I’ve included links with each item, but I strongly encourage you to stop locally and check out our local comic shop first. You can find your LCS here, or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK and they’ll help you out.
Now let’s look at some fa-la-la-la-lovely gift ideas:
This is the best Wonder Woman comic book I read all year. For a year and a half in the 1940s, a Wonder Woman strip written and drawn by her original creative team ran in newspapers across America, and this collection from IDW reprints all of them. It’s a gorgeous book and has a lot of great stories, both retellings of classic tales and all new adventures as well.
If you’re looking to get a book for a younger Wonder Woman fan, consider this fine volume starring a variety of DC’s female heroes. Learn valuable facts, like “Girls are STRONG and KIND. They can do amazing things.” That’s a pretty swell message to send to young readers. Plus the book looks to be chock full of classic Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez art.
There are so many great Wonder Woman t-shirts out there. This awesome reproduction of George Perez’s cover to Wonder Woman #1 is but one of the many options. A warning though: The ones for women are so much cooler than the ones for men. Misandry!
You’ve got a lot of family time ahead of you this holiday season, and a pack of playing cards would come in very handy. You can strike up a game of Crazy Eights to keep everyone from engaging in dull conversations, or escape to a quiet corner and enjoy a game of solitaire with your favourite pal, Wonder Woman. Also, these cards look pretty nice.
I personally consider Christmas a complete failure if I don’t get at least one action figure (got my fingers crossed for an Arya AND a Brienne this year!). For the Wonder Woman fan in your life, consider this action figure based on the Earth 2 series and the art of Nicola Scott. It’s a fun alternate costume for the amazing Amazon.
Puzzles are the best. There are few things more enjoyable than kicking back with a good puzzle, and this puzzle is a lot of fun. It’s chock full of classic Wonder Woman covers, and it’s also a very high quality puzzle with pieces that snap together well. I highly recommend it.
If you’re a Rockefeller and can drop $200 on a holiday present, this doll is the way to go. It’s 16′ tall, extremely detailed, and would look really good on top of my bookshelf, er… anyone’s bookshelf. Tonner’s got a whole line of great dolls and outfits in their Diana Prince Collection, but this one is far and away my favourite.
This poster, by artist Ant Lucia, led to this year’s Bombshell variant covers, a line I wasn’t particularly enthused about. We objectify comic book ladies enough without devoting a whole month to making them pin-ups. But this one I quite liked, with its Rosie the Riveter vibe and focus on strength over sexiness. It’s a very nice piece.
A wallet made out of paper seems ridiculous, I know, but I’ve had one for about two years now and it’s holding up great. Plus, you look super cool pulling it out when you go to pay for stuff. You could represent Wonder Woman WHILE buying some of these Wonder Woman gifts for your friends!
Shameless self promotion, I know. But if you’ve got a Wonder Woman fan in your life, I think they’d enjoy this look at Wonder Woman’s history and the strange twists and turns of her early comic book adventures. It digs into the comics and the creators behind them, and tracks the evolution of Wonder Woman from matriarchal propaganda to feminist icon. Check it out!
Now you’re all set. You can avoid wandering through crowded malls and the general chaos of the big box stores and just pick up these fun Wonder Woman items for all of your friends and family. They call it the most WONDERful time of the year for a reason!
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