Happy Friday fangirls & fanboys! To celebrate this fabulous day, the start of the glorious weekend, I am going to participate in a Five Fandom Friday Challenge! What is FFF you ask? It’s a weekly challenge created by bloggers The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick to come up with a top 5 list to fit a geeky theme. My Fangirl Life doesn’t necessarily do it every week, but sometimes we want to hang out with the cool kids & join in the fun 🙂 You can click HERE to see what other FFFs we’ve taken part in.
This Friday: Black Friday NEEDS
Christmas is a difficult time for our bank accounts, and that’s without buying presents for ourselves in every store. That’s why I try to limit my Black Friday shopping to Christmas presents (and the odd thing I’ve been holding off buying until this particular “holiday”). Hence my spin on this week’s Five Fandom Friday; rather than turn this into my wish list, I am here to suggest some awesome geek gift ideas. Some of them are unique… you know you’ll find geeky stuff on Think Geek or Her Universe or Hot Topic (& they all have Black Friday deals) but I want to give you new ideas! Since I am Canadian and celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago, it is lucky for me (and the rest of the world) that Black Friday has spilled out of American stores & seeped into the internet. Between weekend sales & Cyber Monday I am sure we can all save a few dollars (or Pounds or Euros or whatever) and get the gifts we need… for others or ourselves…
1. Prep for the New Star Wars Film @ Junk Food Clothing
Have a Star Wars fan to buy for this year? Be honest, you do. Everyone does because everyone loves Star Wars… or at least they should! Anyways, Junk Food Clothing offers really amazing vintage-style Star Wars tees for both men & women. I’d be ordering a bunch but they don’t ship to Canada. Boo. But American Star Wars fans can order for great gifts or as something to wear to the upcoming The Force Awakens film! And for Black Friday they’re offering 40% off storewide!
2. Jawbreaking T-Shirts as seen on One Direction
Do you have a hardcore Directioner on your gift list? How about getting them a shirt that has graced the body of one of the dreamy members? Not the actual shirt, just, like, one they have been photographed in (I know, too bad!). Jawbreaking is a fun brand that the hottest boy band on the planet has loved in the past… and they happen to be offering up to 70% off today! Remember Harry’s “Hipsta Please” shirt? That was made by Jawbreaking! Unfortunately they don’t still offer that design, but these are a few others that 1D has sported: “Weekend Warrior” Tee – Wanderer Tank
3. Lyric Photos with My Fangirl Life & Social Print Studio
If you feel like “shopping in the dark”, then check these guys out today. When I discovered Social Print Studio last November I was blown away by the brilliance of their simple business: they print square photos! This brought about two of my best stocking sufferers of Christmas 2104:
(a) Instagram Prints – I used Iconosquare to save a few of my cousin’s Instagram pics & then got them printed for her. Now she can decorate using some of her more artistic shots.
(b) Lyric Photos – Our lyric photos just so happen to be square! Last year I picked some of my favs, got them printed, then stuffed them into the stockings of my favorite Directioners, Swifties, and Sheerios. Allow me to present links to each of our lyric-photo-filled posts (or you can find them on our Tumblr or Pinterest):
One Direction: Made in the A.M. / Four Pt. 1 / Four Pt. 2 / Four Pt. 3 / Four Pt. 4
Taylor Swift: 1989 Pt. 1 / 1989 Pt. 2 / 1989 Pt. 3 / 1989 Pt. 4
5 Seconds of Summer: Sounds Good Feels Good / 5 Seconds of Summer
Other: Meghan Trainor / Charlie Puth / Fifth Harmony / Charli XCX / The Vamps / RaeLynn / Hanson “MmmBop”
4. Hot Dame Leggings
Hot Dame‘s leggings are to die for! Today you can get 15% off with their Black Friday sale… but that’s not the end! Luckily for you, My Fangirl Life recently teamed up with Hot Dame and got a discount code for all of you! Find out about the shop in our interview, browse their products in our gallery, and read out product reviews to figure out what the perfect piece is for you (or your giftee). Then pop over to the shop & use the coupon code “FANGIRL” to get 15% off! And this coupon code is valid beyond only Black Friday – you can use it up until December 18.
5. Fangirl Dresses from Gold Bubble
Another option for cute fandom dresses is Gold Bubble. Get up to 40% off on super cute Frozen, Star Wars, Sherlock, or themed dresses. I’m in love with the SpiderGwen one… although they are not officially licensed (I assume, based on how the names are “Snow Queen,” “The Mechanic,” or “Bored”) the designs are totally on point!
What awesome deals will you be taking advantage of this weekend? And what cool gifts will be waiting under your tree? Be sure to let us know in the comments! Happy Shopping!
Love & Luck,