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The Animation Lover’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

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The Animation Lover’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual ho-ho-haul of notions to delight, inspire and spoil the toon fans and animation artists on your Nice list. (We’ll leave what to do with the Naughty list up to you…)


A Little Golden Book: Encanto | Magical Casa Madrigal

A Little Golden Book: Encanto | Magical Casa Madrigal

Encanto for the Whole Family. Unwrap the creative magic of Disney’s latest feature with The Art of Encanto ($42, chroniclebooks.com). Young readers will be enchanted by the Little Golden Book ($6). Or, gather around the Magical Casa Madrigal playset from Jakk’s Pacific ($80) and create your own fantastical family adventure. 


 Machiavelli Plush | Here We Go Luca water bottle

Machiavelli Plush | Here We Go Luca water bottle

Lovely Luca! Pixar’s sweet summer splash has inspired many bei regali. The Here We Go stainless steel water bottle ($25) makes a great gift for your loved ones and sea creatures everywhere by cutting down on plastic/ We also love the snuggly, sassy 7″ Machiavelli plush ($17). [shopdisney.com]


The Art of Maya and the Three

The Art of Maya and the Three

The Art of Maya and the Three. Journey into the lush artistic jungle of the Netflix event series with creator Jorge R. Gutierrez as your guide in this oversize hardcover (foreword by voice star Zoe Saldaña). [Dark Horse Books, $40]


Cartoon Saloon's Irish Folklore Trilogy

Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy

Cartoon Saloon’s Irish Folklore Trilogy. Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come to life in this gorgeous Blu-ray collection of the studio’s Oscar-nominated Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells. [$65, ships Dec. 14, store.gkids.com]


Neon Genesis Evangelion Collector's Edition

Neon Genesis Evangelion Collector’s Edition

Neon Genesis Evangelion Collector’s Edition. Hideaki Anno’s acclaimed sci-fi saga is collected in a deluxe 11-disc Blu-ray set packed with extras. [$60, shoutfactory.com/shop]


Coraline LAIKA Studios Edition

Coraline LAIKA Studios Edition

LAIKA Studios Edition. HD remasters of Coraline, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Kubo and the Two Strings, loaded with exciting new special features. [$23 each, shoutfactory.com/shop]


Rick and Morty X Wrangler sweatshirt and denim jacket

Rick and Morty X Wrangler sweatshirt and denim jacket

Rick and Morty X Wrangler. This second team-up collection includes gender-neutral pieces rocking never-before-seen designs. [wrangler.com]


 Felix the Cat X Neil Barrett "Haha" tee

Felix the Cat X Neil Barrett “Haha” tee

Felix the Cat X Neil Barrett. Tees, sweatshirts and accessories for the casual  sartorialist with a $285 t-shirt budget. [neilbarrett.com]


The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby

Boss Baby Cameo. Fans of DreamWorks hit flicks will love a personalized message from the celebrity app’s first animated member! [$20, cameo.com/bossbaby] 


Wacom Cintiq Pro 16

Wacom Cintiq Pro 16

Wacom Cintiq Pro 16. The latest edition delivers its most natural pen-on-screen performance yet, improved ergonomics, 4K resolution, vivid color and nifty accessories to customize your ideal creative experience. [$1,500, wacom.com] (Bargain option: The Wacom One and Intuos now come bundled with Celsys Clip Studio Paint PRO.)


Moho Debut 13.5

Moho Debut 13.5

Moho Debut 13.5. A quick, affordable ($60) way for aspiring animators to bring their stories to life and their develop skills before graduating to Moho Pro ($400), used by studios like Cartoon Saloon. [moho.lostmarble.com] 


Mobile Edge Scanfast Onyx Backpack & Professional Backpack

Mobile Edge Scanfast Onyx Backpack & Professional Backpack

Mobile Edge ScanFast Bags. With in-person events returning, it’s the perfect time to up your travel game with a TSA compliant laptop bag. The Professional Backpack ($120) is made of durable ballistic nylon, while the streamlined Onyx ($100) boasts a SafetyCell computer protection compartment and faux-croc accents. [mobileedge.com]


 Etat Libre d'Orange - The Ghost in the Shell

Etat Libre d’Orange – The Ghost in the Shell

Etat Libre d’Orange – The Ghost in the Shell. Give the otaku cyberpunk in your life a whiff of luxury with this cyborg-inspired scent! (Available in a $4 sample size for a schmancy stocking stuffer.) [$58-$98, us.etatlibredorange.com]


LaPierre Shrek-ish polish collection

LaPierre Shrek-ish polish collection

LaPierre Cosmetics Shrek-ish Collection. Embrace your inner ogre icon with eight character-inspired, cruelty-free nail polish shades. [$15, lapierrecosmetics.com]


Riff-Rock Ash (Sing 2)

Riff-Rock Ash (Sing 2)

Sing 2: Riff-Rock Ash. Rock out with this interactive 12″ plush, featuring five modes and light-up hair. [Tomy, $30, amazon.com]


My Neighbor Totoro Ramen Bowl

My Neighbor Totoro Ramen Bowl

My Neighbor Totoro Ramen Bowl. The subtle leaf pattern and matching chopsticks that stay secure thanks to the clever rim design make this perfect for Ghibli fans of all ages and clumsiness levels. [$19, hottopic.com]


Imaginext MinionBot (The Rise of Gru)

Imaginext MinionBot (The Rise of Gru)

Imaginext MinionBot. Bring The Rise of Gru to life with this action-packed playset (including banana launcher). [Fisher-Price, $65, target.com]


Pokémon 25th Anniversary Celebrations Elite Trainer Box

Pokémon 25th Anniversary Celebrations Elite Trainer Box

Pokémon 25th Anniversary Celebrations Elite Trainer Box. Mark a quarter century of monster-battling with this epic TCG collection, featuring a parade of famous and Legendary Pokémon from the franchise’s history. [$90, amazon.com] 


 Inosuke Palm-Size G.E.M.

Inosuke Palm-Size G.E.M.

Inosuke Palm-Size G.E.M. Who wouldn’t want Demon Slayer‘s boar-headed hero hanging around? [MegaHouse, $80, funimation.com]


Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Complete Box Set

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Complete Box Set

Demon Slayer Complete Box Set. Volumes 1-23 of the sensational manga by Koyoharu Gotouge all in one beautiful package. [VIZ Media, $200]


Mega Construx Castle Grayskull

Mega Construx Castle Grayskull

Mega Construx Castle Grayskull. Craft a 3,500-piece puzzle palace fit for the Masters of the Universe, complete with secret doors, working Jawbridge and six micro action figures. [$275, amazon.com]


Want more ideas? Check out past installments of Stuff We Love covering our favorite home entertainment, publishing and just plain neat picks from the past year.  

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