16 Superpowered Gifts for the Superhero Obsessed
We’ve come to save the day—or at least save you the stress of shopping for your favorite superhero fan.
We all love superheroes. It's probably because they have cool outfits, amazing powers, and the ability to take down bad guys in a matter of seconds. They're also the inspiration for a lot of really cool gear, perfect for any superfan on your holiday shopping list.
While you probably won't be able to get loved ones a Mjölnir or an invisible jet, you can give them one of these 16 superhero-themed gifts.
1. Captain America Shield Waffle Maker
Ask not what your waffle maker can do for you, but what you can do for your waffle maker. Photo: Amazon.
It’s not crazy high-tech, but Steve Rogers would approve of this waffle maker ($24.99). Designed to channel the power of Captain America into breakfast time, this kitchen crusader can make 7-inch Belgian waffles in the shape of Cap’s famous shield. It also has two non-stick cook plates so you won’t need superhero-style strength to wrestle breakfast out of the pan. Forget a breakfast of champions; this can make one fit for a superhero.
2. Wonder Woman LEGO Clock
Start every day with the Amazon princess. Photo: Toys R Us.
It’s not very high-tech, but this alarm clock can give you the power to be on time. The Wonder Women LEGO Clock ($19.99) is also one of the few tech-related items with the Amazon princess on it. The battery-operated 10-inch clock features a digital LED screen, as well as snooze and backlight functions.
Mike Colter stars as the title character in "Luke Cage." Photo: Netflix.
A gift card may seem a little impersonal, but this streaming service is a veritabile breeding ground for a slew of awesome superhero-themed TV shows. Netflix gift cards start at $25, good for two full months of service. That’s more than enough time to binge on Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Justice League, The Flash, Supergirl, and so much more.
4. Captain America: Civil War Iron Man Helmet Bluetooth Speaker
Use the power of Iron Man to stream your favorite tunes. Photo: Entertainment Earth.
You don’t have to be a supervillain to score the head of Iron Man. The Captain America: Civil War Iron Man Helmet Bluetooth Speaker ($59.99) is a fun replica of Tony Stark’s greatest invention. However, it doesn’t just serve as a trophy, but also packs in the power of Bluetooth to stream music wirelessly from almost any portable device.
5. Batman - The Telltale Series
One Telltale disc provides access to all five installments of this dark video-game series. Photo: Telltale, Inc.
This video game is the gift that keeps on giving. That’s because Batman - The Telltale Series ($29.99) is a disc that provides access to a slew of games that follow one storyline. The actual disc only has Episode One of the five-episode arc for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4 users. The other four are part of the purchase price, but only available via download—as they become available. Designed by the creators of The Walking Dead - A Telltale Games Series, this dark (and, warning: often violent) adventure allows you to assume the role of both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
6. Captain America: Civil War Bluetooth Speaker
This super speaker can play music from compatible devices up to 30 feet away. Photo: Entertainment Earth.
Every superhero should have a theme song. Even better, they should have a great speaker to belt it out. The iHome Captain America Bluetooth Speaker ($59.99) can crank out music from any connected smartphone, tablet, or PC up to 30 feet away. If you don’t want to stream, there’s a 3.5mm AUX port and a USB jack around the back. It also has a speakerphone feature, a rechargeable battery, and flashy lights to make the speaker more super-like.
7. 3D Deco Superhero Wall Lights
Eight different lights can give your room superhero-themed powers. Photo: Comics Alliance
Have someone on your list who’s afraid of the dark? Have the Avengers assemble—on their wall. This collection of 3D Deco Superhero Wall Lights ($29.99 each) can give that person the power of light anywhere in the room, since it’s battery powered. It looks cool, too. The collection includes the Captain America shield, a Hulk fist, a Hulk head, Iron Man’s hand, Iron Man’s mask, a Spider-Man head, Spider-Man’s hand, and Thor’s hammer.
8. Batman Bluetooth Speaker
This Dark Knight can produce crystal-clear music. Photo: Amazon.
This tabletop speaker may not have as many features as Batman’s utility belt, but it does have the power of Bluetooth. That allows the Batman Bluetooth Speaker ($19.99) to play music wirelessly from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. It also has speakerphone features, a USB port, a 3.5mm jack, and a rechargeable battery for up to 8 hours of playback without being tethered.
9. Lego Dimensions
This videogame allows you to mix and match superheroes, villains, and other characters. Photo: Lego.
This gift is the perfect combination of videogame and Legos—with a dose of superhero sprinked in as well. Lego Dimensions ($79.99 to $89.99 for Starter Pack) allows you to mix and match characters for unlimited gameplay possibilities. Superhero fans will be especially interested to see that Lego Batman is part of the Starter Pack for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii-U. However, there are plenty of other super add-on options, so you can add the Joker, Harley Quinn, Bane, Aquaman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and more.
10. Punisher Over-the-Ear Headphones
These headphones aren’t too menacing. Photo: ThinkGeek.
A gift shouldn’t inflict any sort of pain. These Punisher Headphones ($24.99) have features that are music to our ears. The over-the-ear set has 40mm drivers, a sensitivity rating of 100dB (@ 1kHz), and 32 ohms of impedance to crank out your super soundtrack, all while you’re rocking the Punisher symbol on both sides of your head. It also features plenty of niceties, such as volume controls, a built-in microphone, smartphone controls, and padded ear cushions. Not so painful now, is it?
11. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year
Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and Bumblebee team up in this DVD adventure. Photo: Warner Home Video.
Budding superhero fans need a good origin story. DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year ($12.99) features seven super friends discovering powers, creating bonds, and making the world a better place. Perfect for some of the smaller superhero fans on your list, it has Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, and Katana banding together against the Dark Opal. The single-disc DVD also has six additional animated shorts, which is a super bonus.
12. Jakks Pacific Toymax Superman TV Game
Superman will be your alter-ego behind the controls of this gaming device. Photo: Amazon.
Have your gift recipient don the cape and tackle some of Superman’s arch enemies with this plug-and-play gaming system. The Jakks Pacific Toymax Superman TV Game ($30) packs multiple challenges into one joystick controller, which plugs right into the AV jacks on any TV. As Superman, you’ll fly through the air, blasting your way through meteors, bombs, and a total of five different games. That lineup provides your chance to defeat Darkseid, Mongul, Brainiac, and Lex Luthor, all in the name of Metropolis.
13. Marvel Comics Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This portable speaker gives a nod to old-school comics. Photo: Hot Topic.
Just because you’re a superhero fan doesn’t mean you’d appreciate a giant helmet sitting on your desk. For those people on your list, there’s the Marvel Comics Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($38). This option has a standard speaker shape, but with a classic Marvel Comics design emblazoned across the front. Even better, it has Bluetooth support, so it can be easily paired with any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Other features include the option to connect devices via an AUX input, speakerphone capabilities, and a rechargeable battery for on-the-go use.
14. The Flash MIMOBOT USB Flash Drive
You can trust this Flash to hold up to 4GB of important files. Photo: MIMOBOT.
With the exception of DVD sets, we could only find one tech item for Barry Allen fans. Gift Flash fans a little flash memory with a Flash MIMOBOT ($26). Available in several superhero themes, this USB drive makes it easy to carry necessary documents, music, videos, or even evil schemes. This particular model features 4GB of storage, as well as wallpaper, icons, and a few digital extras.
15. E-Blue Iron Man USB 3.0 Ultra-Speed Hub
This hub can deliver super-copying speeds, up to 5GBps. Photo: E-Blue.
Know a superhero fiend who’s got a need for speed at the computer? Don’t send up the Batsignal. Instead, plug in the E-Blue Iron Man USB 3.0 Ultra-Speed Hub ($38). This desktop companion can copy video, audio, photos, and more, all at up to 5GB per second. It works with PCs and Macs, as well as portable devices, mice, flash drives, docking stations, and more. And despite the heavy-metal look, it’s very lightweight and built to travel.
Comic-book fans can purchase digital issues, collections, or an unlimited peek. Photo: comiXology.
Looking for the most thoughtful thing to get any superhero fan? An endless supply of comics should get them salivating and thanking you for months to come. A comiXology gift subscription can deliver digital comics to any portable device. It features over 75,000 different comics, including single issues, collections, Magna, and more. Gift cards allow readers to purchase specific comics or sign up for the Unlimited service, which provides thousands of reading options for just $5.99 a month.