Welcome back to the fourth year running of Otaku Journalist’s holiday gift guide! Every holiday season I say the same thing: by now every anime fan knows where to get anime, whether streaming through Crunchyroll or on DVD via Right Stuf, so it’s better to think outside the box (set). Still, it can be tough to figure out which anime-related gifts to get. That’s where this guide comes in!
These are my 2016 picks that I think any anime fan would be thrilled to receive—all for $50 or less. As always, Amazon links are affiliate links.
Books and Stationary
Clothing and Accessories
DIY Ita Bag
This next section requires some explanation because all three of these gifts go together! I recently learned about ita bags, which roughly translates to “painful bags” in English. Basically, you display your geeky passions in the forms of pins and keychains through the bag’s clear panel, putting your obsession on full display. When I looked over the summer I couldn’t find a way to buy ita bags in North America, but the wait is apparently over!
Figures and Toys