21 Top Gifts for Anime Lovers

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You may not be the biggest anime fan, but chances are you know someone who is. Anime used to be considered “nerdy” but it has become more popular and mainstream over the years. You don’t have to know the difference between Goku and Kakashi to give the perfect gift to someone who is an anime fan. Here are our top gifts for anime lovers, chosen exclusively by true anime lovers. (And trust us, your gift recipient will go Super Saiyan over these.)

Top Gifts for Anime Lovers

Ah yes, the best gifts for anime fans are all right here. From Pokemon to Attack on Titan to Sailor Moon and Naurto — we have found the best anime gifts so you don’t have to dig through everything on the internet.

Some of these gift ideas are items we personally own and have tried or used ourselves. Other gift suggestions are the kind of gift we hope our Uncle Chris will pick up for the next holiday season (hint: dropped).

Many of these gift ideas are available with Amazon Prime’s fast free shipping (often arriving in just one or two days!). If you’re not already a Prime member, you can get a 30-day FREE trial of Amazon Prime here!

"It's An Anime Thing You Wouldn't Understand" Hoodie

Quite possibly the most accurate sweatshirt anyone can give an anime lover, because there's a good chance they definitely don't understand. Available in black, red, and pink.

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Squirtle Evolution Graffiti - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

When you want them to have less screen time, but you need a secret weapon so they don't complain. Buffalo Games have been leading the puzzle industry for over 30 years, and their jigsaw puzzles are top notch! This 1000-piece Pokemon puzzle is my personal favorite, and it comes with a small poster of the image to help you find where those tricky pieces go.

There are other puzzles from 100 to 2000 pieces, depending on how much of a challenge and how many hours of fun you're looking for.

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My Hero Academia Deku Suit-Up Backpack

Another great option if you're looking for a popular anime gift that's functional - this backpack is a quality item that is perfect for fans of My Hero Academia.

Includes a padded laptop pocket to keep electronics safe with plenty of room and pockets for textbooks and other school supplies and important things, plus a bonus snapback hat with 3D plush ears!

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Just a Girl Who Loves Anime Tee T-Shirt

What do teenage girls want when it comes to anime merchandise? This.

Just a shirt for "Just a girl who loves Anime." Comes in different colors and fits (youth, women's fit, or men's).

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If Its Not Anime T-Shirt

This fun and cheeky t-shirt is the perfect choice for anyone who loves anime and video games - text says "If it doesn't have to do with anime, video games, or food, then I don't care."

If that doesn't scream angsty teen, I don't know what does.

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Shiba Inu Doggo Plush

When it comes to plush toys, this one is the obvious choice. The beloved Shiba Ibu dog in a super soft overstuffed plush.

Yes, we actually have this Doggo. It's a must. Much adorable. Very fluff.

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Training To Go Super Saiyan Tank Top

This works as a great gift whether your husband, I mean, DragonBball Z lover is also a fitness fanatic or if they just have a heck of an explosive personality. My mom is lucky enough to be married to someone who is both.

"Training to go Super Saiyan" text catches everyone's eye, and can be on a black background like this one, or your choice of 5 other colors. Available in men's or women's fit.

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Anime PopSockets PopGrip

This "I'd rather be watching anime" PopSocket fits on the back of a phone to make holding or propping easier. You know, to watch anime even longer. It also fits perfectly into someone's Christmas stocking, so make sure Santa knows it's on the wish list!

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Naruto Hidden Leaf Village Badge Bi-Fold Wallet

Sometimes it's hard to tell quality when shopping online, but this is a winner. This durable and authentic Naruto bifold wallet features orange canvas, blue faux leather, and a "Naruto" text design displayed across the back. The metal badge features the symbol for Hidden Leaf Village across the front.

(Unlike other Naruto-themed items we've tried with metal plates on them, this one is not a safety hazard.) Officially licensed Naruto fan merchandise.

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Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Goku Ceramic Heat Changing Mug

This magical mug features a heat-change design. Watch Goku power up as the drink heats up, and return to normal as the mug cools down! Holds 16 fluid ounces of their favorite beverage. A fun gift for your DBZ loving family member.

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Naruto Shippuden Hidden Leaf Village Logo Pendant Necklace

This necklace features a charm representing Naruto leaf village. Simple yet makes a statement. Plus it's a pretty gender-neutral accessory, so it would be a great anime gift for anyone!

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Japanese Snacks Assortment

Aah my favorite - consumable gifts! Fans of anime will tell you they love getting a taste of Japanese culture (sometimes, literally).

This assortment of 30 pieces of Japanese candy will satisfy any anime lover's sweet tooth. Make this gift even better by adding some popcorn, soda, and quality time while you watch anime shows together!

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Dragon Ball Z Just Saiyan Tee

I'm not Saiyan, I'm just Saiyan. This shirt is going to make someone Goku koo. Available in multiple colors, but we all know they will want the black shirt.

(BTW if you hate puns, you're probably on the wrong site!)

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Graphics Drawing Monitor

For the future anime artist, this drawing tablet board kit connects to the computer to provide easy drawing capabilities. Pair it with the How to Draw Anime book so they can learn to draw their favorite characters for a complete gift.

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I Only Care About Anime Shirt

This might only be a good gift if you're one of those "maybe 3 people." But it's worth the chuckle either way.

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Black Ceramic Tea Pot and Cups Set

Even if you don't know their favorite anime characters, you really can't go wrong with this gift idea if they like tea. This Maneki Neko ceramic tea pot set serves four people.

Contains 1 teapot (20oz) with strainer and wooden handle, and 4 tea cups packaged in a set box.

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Dragonball Z Herb Grinder

Because there are adults who need anime gifts too. Premium 3 piece herb grinder crafted with stainless steel. Comes with this black gift box for easy gifting. Pokeball option available too!

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Sailor Moon Music Box

Personally, Sailor Moon isn't even my thing but this music box is adorable. It's a mini-sized (as in it fits in your hand) antique-style engraved wooden music box, and it makes a beautiful gift for the Sailor Moon fan.

No battery needed, this vintage wood music box plays the tune of Sailor Moon when wound. We love this reddish color box, but there are 7 other options for you to choose from.

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Mega Pokémon Building Set, Gyarados Collectible with Mechanized Motion Brick

This is one of our anime gift suggestions that we don't yet have, but WANT. *ahem* You're going to need this buildable Gyarados figure with a fully mechanized body for ultimate poseability.

Made of high quality building bricks (similar to LEGO) and includes a buildable display case with animated ocean environment. When built, this figure features animated movements like an opening mouth, flapping tail and pivoting neck when the toy is activated by a hand-turned crank. An awesome gift for an anime loving teen or adult!

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How to Choose the Perfect Gifts for Anime Lovers

If you aren’t an anime lover yourself, it can be difficult to buy a gift about something you don’t understand. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect gift that your anime lover will truly love:

Find a witty t-shirt

Once you know which anime title they love the most, find a fun t-shirt or sweatshirt that represents a main character. Whether you’re going with a Pikachu shirt, a Sailor Moon hoodie, or a generic anime top, you can’t go wrong!

Grab an original book or recording

Look for a boxed set of their favorite books or TV shows. Bonus points if you find a collector’s item!

Choose anime-themed items they can use

Household items like an apron or bowl set, or even a bath towel can be a fun and useful gift for your anime lover.

Go for anime decor

Keep it simple with a poster or go all out with a beautiful canvas.

Opt for Japanese-themed items that aren’t anime specific

Gift them a delicious dinner at your local sushi restaurant, perhaps grow a bonsai tree together, or hand over a gift box of snacks they can’t resist! (In case you missed our button above, we have a list of cool Japanese gift ideas over here!)

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If there’s a joke to be told, Kaiden’s the guy who will get the laughs. Forever a kid at heart (and currently literally a kid), Kaiden is Gift Brilliant’s go-to when it comes to finding the perfect gifts for kids and teens. He loves gaming, movies, the outdoors, and all things funny, so you’ll see him write about those things the most.

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