By Beth Axford & Kezia Newson
It’s officially Christmas, which means we’re all full of joy and love and hope. But Doctor Who series 11 has just ended, and we’re missing the show already! Never fear though, our gift guide is here to help. With no episode on our screens this Christmas day, why not treat yourself or a loved one to a dose of Doctor Who? Here are our top picks of merchandise, gifts and more to make sure nobody goes without our favourite show this festive season.
5.5 inch 13th Doctor figure
It’s finally here… the posable 5.5” thirteenth Doctor action figure! This product isn’t officially due out till the new year so won’t arrive in time for Christmas, but we couldn’t bring you a gift guide without one of the most anticipated who products of the year. The figure is articulated, painted with detail and even comes with the Doctor’s trusty sonic screwdriver. Whether it’s kept as a collector’s piece, used as an ornament or played with every day, it’s truly a must have! Pre-order now to make sure you get yours or give an IOU to someone you love…
For the Who fan in your life who loves to show it, the urban species Doctor Who collection is perfect. Choose from T-shirts, dresses, hoodies, jumpers and more, there’s something for every type of fan this Christmas. Whether it’s to complete an outfit or to wear for comfort, the officially licensed garments work all ways. The range caters for everyone with lots of different styles, so anyone of any gender can enjoy a Doctor Who fashion statement. We love the ‘Time Lady’ design, but maybe we’re just biased.
Check out their Doctor Who range here
Official Doctor Who shop merchandise
We found ourselves rejoicing when the official Doctor Who website launched its own shop! Full of merchandise featuring exclusive designs, there’s something for everyone here. The shop includes every Doctor, so you’re bound to find something your loved one (or yourself!) will adore. Homeware, stationary, accessories and more are available in their own gorgeous designs or personalised however you like – meaning you can really make someone’s Christmas special this year. We love their fab cushions, handy notepads and lavish mugs!
Check out the shop
The Women Who Lived
The perfect gift for the female who fan in your life, this book can be enjoyed by people of all ages! The book tells the stories of all the amazing women of Doctor Who with a hint of fairy tale. The book is lavished with wonderful illustrations by female artists and fans from all over the world, showcasing the talent a show like who can enhance. We think it’s the perfect gift for any Time Lady!
Check out our behind the scenes post revealing all the Women Who Lived secrets here
13th Doctor novels
For those people who miss team TARDIS gracing our screens every week, these novels are a perfect Christmas gift! The books add three more exciting adventures to the recent series and will keep fans going until the New Year’s special and into the who-less beginnings of 2019. Authors Juno Dawson, Una McCormack and Steve Cole hit every spot when it comes to creating brilliant tie in stories. The characterisation will leave you wishing even harder for series 12!
You can find all 3 available here
For the little daleks …
Secret in Vault 13
If you’re looking for something for younger fans (think 7-12) then ‘The Secret in Vault 13’ is the gift to grab. Take them on an adventure with the TARDIS team this Christmas, or grab a copy for yourself! It’s fun for all ages.
For the Classic Who fan…
Season 19 boxset
For the classic Who fan in your life, this boxset is the one to grab! The stunning set features remastered fifth Doctor episodes Castrovalva, Four to Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock and Time-Flight. Not only are we treated to beautifully updated classic who episodes, but there are also a whole host of special features. Watch Peter Davison in conversation or the TARDIS team behind the sofa along with special footage and behind the scenes documentaries! To top it off, it all comes wrapped in a beautiful box designed to perfection and a special booklet guide inside.
Warlord Miniatures – 13th Doctor and TARDIS set
Warlord Miniatures are the cutest Doctor Who gift on the list! The scale figures are based on a six-foot-tall Doctor being 38mm high, meaning you can collect all your favourite who characters in miniature! Whether they’re a collector, gamer or just looking for some new ornaments, these figures are a worthy buy. Digitally sculpted using original photographic reference material, the attention to detail will astonish you. The figures are supplied unpainted, so they can be designed however someone wants or kept simple and slick their pewter materials. Perfect for both crafty people or those who just love a tiny collectible! We love the 13th Doctor and TARDIS set, which are perfect decorations, accessories and desk pals.
Some from our friends
We couldn’t forget our fabulous friends now, could we? We’re lucky enough to know creators and artists from all over Doctor Who fandom whose work could be just the gift you are looking for. Check out a few of our favourites:
Get ready for 2019…
A New Year requires fresh calendars, diaries and maybe even a traditional annual. There are a whole host of ways you can incorporate Doctor Who into your 2019, even while the show isn’t on! Check out our 2019 faves:
PHEW! Enough Doctor Who merchandise to fill a TARDIS! What who products are on your wish list this Christmas? Will you be buying anything from this guide for your pals? Let us know by tweeting us @thetimeladies_