Excelsior! Find awesome books & gifts for Marvel fans
Are you looking for great books or other gifts for Marvel fans? Our guide brings together some of the best Marvel gifts for kids. We’ve included plenty of cool Marvel gifts for adults too.
Marvel’s ensemble of heroes and villains can appeal across all age ranges, from toddlers to grandparents. Kids love heroes and can enjoy reading children’s versions of their iconic stories. This appreciation can begin many years before they are old enough to see the heroes on screen.
And don’t forget older fans who have loved some of these characters for decades. From classic comic books and collectables to handmade original creations, there’s a lot of cool Marvel stuff out there to discover.
In this Marvel gift guide we will be looking at many superhero gifts for Marvel lovers. These include fun toys, games and collectables. They make for incredibly cool gifts for Marvel fans. We will also showcase some unique handmade gifts made with Marvel fans in mind.
This gift guide to the best gifts for Marvel fans 2020 has book choices too. I will be sharing Marvel books including graphic novels that make great gifts. There are books made with children’s reading stages taken into account. And there are plenty of books for grown-ups too.
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A quick look at our Marvel book and gift ideas
Whether you are looking for birthday gifts for Marvel fans or Christmas gifts for Marvel fans, there is a lot of great Marvel merch here. One of the challenges of finding gifts for a Marvel fan is there is so much choice. We highlight the best presents for Marvel fans.
This should help you narrow it down and find the ultimate Marvel gifts! Check out our quick overview in the table below and scroll down to find full details of each item below.
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Books and gifts for Marvel fans
Bookish Marvel accessories
Are you looking for Avengers gifts for fans who love the heroic team? How about these intricate Marvel bookends? The two parts are made from steel and feature non-slip padding. The bookends will keep books firmly in place and protected between two of the greatest heroes! If you are looking for bookish Captain America or Iron Man gifts look no further.
Take note of this perfect notebook for Captain America fans. The journal is great for fans of all ages to note their plans to save the day! It features a unique cover design with a metal shield emblem. It also has images of different Captain America shields on the inside cover.
Let these Marvel heroes help kids to never lose their place in a book again! These magnetic bookmarks are a great gift for children.
You can find also find a lot of unique Marvel gifts that are handmade. This exquisite bookmark is inspired by Thor’s Hammer – Mjölnir. What could be a better gift for fans of Marvel and of reading?
Marvel clothes for children and babies
What do fans do when we settle down and have kids? Well, of course, we dress up our kids in the coolest fandom gear…
When I was a child I liked to wear scruffy jeans and The Incredible Hulk t-shirts. If I was a child now I could still get an Incredible Hulk t-shirt. But I’d probably go for this awesome Captain Marvel top!
This cool t-shirt is available in sizes for 4-12-year-olds.
Don’t get me started on how adorable this Captain America inspired Baby Grow is.
Check out this cute Black Panther onesie, hat and pants set. It is available in baby sizes up to 24 months.
Kids who love Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy will be dancing with joy to wear this t-shirt. It features young Groot from the second Guardians movie.
Young fans who appreciated the role Scarlet Witch has played in the Avengers movies will love this t-shirt. The style is great for teenagers. It’s available in youth sizes as well as women’s and men’s.
These Marvel character t-shirts show an action image imposed on the heroes profile. They are available for many other characters too. Options from the officially licensed series of t-shirts include Ant-Man, The Wasp, Drax, Gamora and Black Widow.
Marvel gifts for women and men – clothes
And here are some awesome Marvel clothes for the grown-ups. These are great whether you are looking for Marvel gifts for him or her. There are lots of fantastic official Marvel t-shirts to choose from!
I love this women’s scoop neck top. It features a fantastic Thor design and has a great retro look.
This Kawaii t-shirt is perfect for fans who can’t pick their favourite Marvel hero or Avenger. It features twelve of them! It comes in men, women and children’s sizes and fits. Various colours are available.
This awesomely nerdy t-shirt is a periodic table of Marvel characters, including heroes and villains. Definitely a good choice for fans of both science and fiction!
Fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will love these cool pyjamas for women. This is a great option for Marvel gifts for girlfriends, wives, sisters, mothers and friends.
These officially licensed Spiderman pyjamas are perfect to keep Spidey fans warm. They make great Marvel gifts for boyfriends.
Marvel games and toys
Looking for Marvel children’s action figure toys? There is a great range, including this Ms Marvel Marvel Legends set. The six-inches articulated figure of Kamala Khan shows her incredible abilities.
It is part of a series of six Marvel Legends figures from Hasbro. Collecting them all will build the Sandman figure. This could be a great option for Marvel gifts for girls. The representation of female heroes in Marvel comics is great for the many girls who love superheroes.
Marvel Pop Vinyl figures make a great gift for fans of figures and Marvel. This Funko figure of Tony Stark shows Iron Man getting ready to sort things out in Avengers: Endgame. A special edition of this figure including 3 limited edition trading cards is also available.
Marvel Pop figures are popular with children. They are also great Marvel gifts for men and women who are young at heart. There is an awesome range of figures from Avengers: Endgame. The figures give a sense of how much the team had evolved through their story arcs that culminated in the incredible movie.
There were many sad farewells in Avengers: Endgame. Black Widow has always been one of my favourite Avengers. It was particularly hard to let her go. This fine Funko figure pays tribute to Natasha Romanoff.
You can find more great Pop figures in my guide to bookish Funko figures here.
Marvel Lego sets are great presents for older children. This set is for age 7+.
This Spider-Man: Far From Home set includes four mini-figures. You get Mysterio, Peter with his Spidey suit under everyday clothes, MJ and Hydro-Man. The set re-creates the movie scene when Hydro-Man attacks Venice and disrupts Peter and his class-mates school trip.
This Lego Marvel Captain Marvel set recreates a scene from the Captain Marvel movie. When Carol Danvers clashes with the Skrull chaos ensues. The set features Captain Marvel, Talos and Nick Fury mini-figures. But the highlight for me is to get the Goose Cat/Flerken mini-figure!
We’ve often found that playing Top Trumps card games can be a great way to pass the time on train journeys. It’s a fun game for children and adults to play together. This Marvel Top Trumps set allows fans to play different heroes and villains against each other and compare their stats.
If you love the traditional empire building game and love the Avengers you will love this Monopoly game with a twist. Unlike the traditional game of buying property, players pay to assemble their hero team to defeat Thanos.
Homely gift ideas for Marvel fans
There are some inspiring Marvel gifts for the home including useful kitchen items, art and cosy bedding.
This awesome Captain America shield cutting board is beautiful, nerdy and useful. A great combination! The board is stain and odour resistant and has non-slip feet. This is a truly original option for grown-ups who love Cap.
One of the perfect Marvel gifts for her includes empowering and decorative posters of amazing Marvel heroines. How about this original and classy print to decorate the walls of a Jessica Jones fan’s home?
A Marvel duvet cover is a great gift for a child for their bedroom. This retro set is cool and cosy too!
Decorate rooms with these classy peel and stick wall decals. Each logo in the four-piece set represents one of the great Marvel heroes. They illustrate the values of Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk with distinctive designs and inspiring words.
Personalised Marvel gifts
This Spiderman USB stick with a real cassette tape is a fantastic unique gift. It is especially nostalgic for those who remember the days of making mixtapes for loved ones!
Each tape can be personalised with a choice of designs and messages. It could make a perfect gift for a friend, boyfriend or girlfriend. Give it to anyone you want to share personal songs, messages or images with!
If you are looking for Marvel Christmas presents, this handmade Black Panther decoration can be personalised with a name. It is cut from birch wood and is a unique addition to any Christmas tree.
Collectable gifts for Marvel comic fans
Serious Marvel fans may be interested in gathering Marvel collection books which compile comic runs. Marvel comics gifts for adults and young adults include the Marvel Firsts series. You can also find runs by specific authors like John Byrne.
Marvel Pocket Books are also a unique part of the Marvel contribution to comic book history. Check out some for fans to consider collecting here.
Marvel Comics: 75 Years Of Cover Art from DK would make a great gift for fans. They can research Marvel comic book covers when deciding on their collection priorities.
What are the best Marvel gifts for Dads who have everything? Collectable statues and prop replicas are great for anyone who can’t get enough of Marvel comic book characters.
The Captain America shield is the ultimate Marvel fans collector’s item. This is a full-scale replica of the mighty shield. It has two straps so you can weild it just like the real thing. Other great props include the Infinity Gauntlet.
This statue of Shuri from Black Panther and the recent Avengers movies is exquisite. It captures the likeness of the fierce genius as performed by Letitia Wright perfectly.
Bruce Banner may have found a balance between himself and the big green guy in Avengers: Endgame. But he still needed to work through some anger against Thanos. This intricate figure is the perfect gift for fans of Hulk’s character development.
Funko Pop Marvel figures are also highly collectable. Here’s an extra special Spider-Man figure showing Spidey carrying the Nano gauntlet that holds the infinity stones. The desperate bid to keep the stones from Thanos was a breathtaking scene in the movie. This special figure is due for release in January 2020 and would be a fine addition to any fans collection.
Marvel book ideas
Marvel is currently very well known for its hit movies. But Marvel’s amazing world of heroes, villains and even Norse mythology originally came from the printed word.
I often write about how important it is to encourage reading for fun. One of the wonderful aspects of fandom is it can inspire reading. Enthusiasm for heroes can lead to kids picking up comic books, novels and encyclopedias. There are so many exciting reads for both adults and kids in the Marvel universe.
A great place to start is with the new Marvel Encylopedia released in 2019. This edition is full of facts about all of our favourite heroes. The late great Stan Lee has introduced the compendium.
This is the ultimate of Marvel character books for fans to use as a reference. It is a resource to find out about any hero, villain, technology or location of the Marvel universe.
Do you have a friend or family member who knows everything there is to know about Marvel comics? Obsessed with Marvel by Peter Sanderson and Mark Sumerak provides the ultimate chance to test their knowledge. This 2017 bumper Marvel superheroes book has 2,500 trivia questions for the ultimate fan.
This novel would make the perfect gift for a fan of the Marvel universe who wants to read deeper.
In Civil War by Stuart Moore, a tragedy results in a crisis of trust of heroes. The authorities order superheroes to register their powers. Captain America, Iron Man and other heroes are in conflict with each other in this Marvel Civil War book.
Fans who want to find out how the Marvel movies are made will love this book.
The Road to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Vol. 2 by Eleni Roussos is a beautiful book. It explores the design and evolution of Marvel characters from comic book to screen.
This is a great gift for fans of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Agent Carter. The Marvel Cinematic Universe Guidebook: It’s All Connected by Mike O’Sullivan celebrates the two TV shows.
The updated 2018 guidebook joins the dots between the S.S.R and S.H.I.E.L.D. It shows how their agents fit into the bigger picture in this wide-ranging Marvel Universe book.
The history of Marvel comics will be of interest to dedicated fans. The Secret History Of Marvel Comics: Jack Kirby and the Moonlighting Artists at Martin Goodman’s Empire by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo is a great Marvel comics history book.
It tells of how artists created characters like Captain America alongside less wholesome pulp fiction titles in the 1930s.
Marvel graphic novel highlights
2016 series of Black Panther graphic novels is a great read about T’Challa.
Bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates and illustrator Brian Stelfreeze wrote Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet. It tackles issues of identity and nationalism and has received high praise.
With the release of the Captain Marvel Marvel movie in 2019, fans may want to brush up on this hero’s backstory. They may appreciate a gift of Captain Marvel comic books. A good starting point would be the recent 2016 comic run.
Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Rise of Alpha Flight was written by Agent Carter showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. It was illustrated by Kris Anka.
In the 1970s Marvel comics Carol Danvers was known as Ms Marvel. Check out early Ms Marvel Marvel comics here.
However, don’t get Carol mixed up with Kamala! There are also new Ms Marvel comics featuring a new Ms Marvel. Kamala Khan is a teenager and a Muslim.
Fans may want to get back to the roots of the heroes we are seeing so much of on-screen today. They can add to their Marvel comic book collection with this 2018 reprint of Avengers Marvel comics from 1973.
Avengers Epic Collection: The Avengers/Defenders War is by Steve Engelhart, Roy Thomas and Jim Starlin. It features stories with the Avengers, the Defenders, Loki and other Marvel stars.
Marvel colouring book highlights
The series of Colour Your Own comic books from Marvel are good gifts for Marvel fans who want activity books. They are suitable for adults and older children. Fans can become the comic book colourist for the artwork featured.
And if you are looking for Marvel colouring books for adults, fans of Deadpool will love Colour Your Own: Deadpool: Again. This one is definitely not for the kids!
Marvel books for kids
DK’s Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need To Know is a resource about Marvel characters and storylines. It’s great for children aged 8 and up. My son has really enjoyed researching Marvel comics history in the book.
The short snippets of texts along with lots of exciting illustrations make this a great option for reluctant readers. This is an updated edition for 2019.
This collection of 5-Minute Marvel Stories featuring Marvel characters is great to read out loud to young hero fans. It is also good for young readers who are starting to read independently. These are updated editions of the books which include well-known characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
Each story takes around five minutes to read and has short sentences and bright illustrations. This and other titles in the series make great presents for 3-6-year-olds.
This series of Marvel Avengers books by LB Kids is pitched to specific reading levels. It’s really encouraging for children’s reading to let them choose books all about their own interests and favourite characters.
Avengers: Age of Ultron – Hulk to the Rescue from this range of Marvel storybooks is perfect to read aloud to young children.
For older kids who love Groot and other Guardians of the Galaxy characters, Marvel: Guardians of the Galaxy Art Studio is great. It is an opportunity to get creative and learn how to draw the Guardians themselves!
The 2018 set includes detailed instructions plus the tools for the job. The set comes with paints, brushes, palette, pencils and a fine marker pen. The kit is suitable for children aged 8 and above.
I hope this guide has provided you with lots of fun Marvel gift ideas. Who are your favourite Marvel characters? Let us know in the comments below.
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