The Valentines Fanboys & Fangirls Really Want 2 was last modified: February 5th, 2016 by Kris Padget
Boy Bands & Girl GroupsDisneyGift GuidesHarry PotterMaking ConnectionsOne DirectionStar WarsYA Fiction
Welcome to my weekly blog series: Tuesday Walk of Shame. Here I hang my head low as I admit to having watched the previous night’s episode of The Bachelor / Bachelorette / Bachelor In Paradise (or whatever the newest spin-off happens to be) and provide my own personal commentary. I’ll tell you what I loved. I’ll tell you what I hated. And most importantly, I’ll tell you what I would have done differently.
Vote Kris for The Bachelorette… because socially anxious, kinda bitchy, hopelessly unromantic nerds deserve love too.
The pressure is on: 17 days until Christmas. We are hitting the prime gift-buying period and I am here to help! Do you have a big Bachelor fan on your list? My Fangirl Life has compiled a list of potential presents for your favourite member of Bachelor Nation. Now on to the gift guide:
Love & Luck,
Black Friday is over which means that the holiday season is here, in my books at least! This also means that gifts and Christmas shopping are probably front of mind for most of you. I personally love this time of year and the process of finding the perfect gifts for the important people in my life. Today I’m here to help you get through that process… if you have any fans of My Little Pony to shop for.
It’s been awhile since I last wrote about MLP, so I had so much fun browsing Etsy for these geek gift ideas. Everything was just SO ADORABLE! But since this gift guide is for adult fans of the show, I tried to keep the items included to things that were useful, consumable, or really nondescript. There is no need to have a bunch of useless stuff with pony faces all over it lying around your house – it may as well be useful stuff.
I found all of the below items on Etsy, and most of the pony-specific ones are offered for all of the “mane six” at least. You’ll notice that my examples favour Pinkie Pie heavily… that’s because she’s my favourite ? (and totally my spirit animal).
So read on for my comments on the below items, or click the photo to be directed to my treasury, where you can check out links to all of these awesome items!
As a bonus item, I also have a bunch of these Pinkie Pie Cutie Mark Pins that I sell on Fiverr! For $5 USD plus shipping you too can rep Pinkie Pie whenever you want. Click the image below to head over to my Fiverr ad, or feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to purchase in another way.
Hope this guide was helpful – don’t forget that you can check out my Treasury on Etsy for links to all of the awesome shops featured here.
What are you buying for the My Little Pony fan in your life? Let me know what types of cool things you’ve found in the comments!
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,
The holiday season is wrapping up and I am currently undertaking the task of finding somewhere to put all of my excellent gifts. I have to admit I was a bit spoiled this year (and every other year). It seems my family and friends have noticed that I’m a crazy fangirl because they specifically spoiled me with lots of fandom-related presents. It occurred to me that it would be fun if I, along with the other fangirls & boys of this blog, did a Fangirl Christmas Haul. Hopefully you’ll find it useful for future gift ideas for both yourself & others
As a quick disclaimer, I’m not trying to brag or anything with this. I realize my friends and I are very lucky to have received all of this wonderful stuff. We just thought it might be helpful & enjoyable to share.
I am happy to link to the items when I can. Of course they are all gifts so I’m not sure where some are from. And on some occasions we bought up the only one available on Etsy. I will do my best to link a close match, the Etsy shop it was from or somewhere you might be able to find a similar item. Happy Browsing!
(1.) A “Talk Nerdy to Me” Shirt, perfect for a nerdy Engineer. My mom picked mine up in Houston but you can get other fun NASA merchandise online. (2.) A Comic Book Print Skater Skirt. (3.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merch including a V-Neck T-Shirt, Knee-High Michelangelo Socks (I can’t find my exact ones but here are some other fun ones) + Vanilla Milk Straws (because those should obviously be TMNT themed…?). (4.) Speaking of socks I received pairs that make me think of Godzilla (by ‘Sock It To Me’) (Rawr!) & Frozen (by Xhilaration). (5.) I received a hilarious One Direction Hair Bow from KG, while she got a Necklace inspired by Liam’s tattoo from me. (6.) Justine got a Map Scarf. (7.) While I got a Math Equation Scarf. (8.) And a Doctor Who Fourth Doctor Scarf!!! My awesome mom spent hours knitting me one. You can find a pattern here, but you can also buy them on Etsy (although they aren’t cheap).
(1.) A terrifying Dalek Pillow that says “EXTERMINATE” at you when you roll onto it. (2.) Rupee Soaps, so washing your hands is like getting paid. (3.) Union Jack Duck Tape because I’m a anglophile. (4.) KG & Justine both received From the Page Book-themed Scented Candles in such fun scents as 221B Baker Street, Peeta’s Cakes, & Winterfell. (5.) KG also received Lyric Pictures made by yours truly for past posts about Taylor Swift & One Direction.
(1.) Two Board Games: Dominion + Pandemic. (2.) KG got a Hufflepuff Bookmark because she’s a Hufflepuff…no matter what she says. (3.) Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips…sound like it might momentarily fill the void Percy Jackson has left. (4.) The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su + Kate Rorick because I am obsessed with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. (5.) Johnny Rico (of Mangirling) got his very own Apple Jack…what a Bronie. (6.) Stickers of Superheroes Riding My Little Ponies…which is a thing apparently. (7.) Star Wars Lego (SQUEEEEEL): a small X-Wing Fighter and a big AT AT.
What awesome things did you get this year? Let us know in the comments below!
Love & Luck,
Well readers, we are getting deep into the thick of the holiday season. With just days left until Christmas you find yourself either relaxing in the festive glow of your Christmas tree whilst drinking eggnog or madly rushing about trying to finish you Christmas shopping. But what about that fanboy or fangirl on your list??? Maybe you’re a parent who doesn’t quite understand your fandom-centered child. Maybe your a fangirl who can’t seem to focus your obsessive energy into a present idea for your fellow fanboy or girl. Either way I have you covered with some super helpful (or maybe not so helpful, but definitely creative) gift ideas for your favorite fan-person…and conveniently sorted by fandom!
If you have a big Hobbit fan in your life why not give them an Arkenstone! Yes, you can get one of those now…Amazon really carries everything doesn’t it? It’s a fun “movie prop”-like gift, but I am recommending it for it’s practical purposes. Should they need to prove their divine right to rule they’ll be prepared. Should they need to call of their kin to their aid they’ll be prepared. Should they need to bargain for their rightful share of a reclaimed treasure they’ll be prepared. Should they need to save their kingdom for the impending threat of war they’ll be prepared. Basically it would be irresponsible not to have one sitting around.
Why not get crafty make your Directioner a diy coupon book? You could create such useful coupons as:
“I will make you dinner…anything or anywhere you want.” [See the Midnight Memories Video]
“I will pick you up when you are stranded in the desert after some weird circus-like party.” Or perhaps something less specific. [See the Steal My Girl Video]
“I’ll help you clean your hose, or office if some sexy jerks trash it for no apparent reason.” Again maybe a bit too specific. [See the Best Song Ever Video]
“I will rescue you from one horrible date.” [See the Night Changes Video]
Any Zelda fan would be psyched to receive some pots to smash. I mean that’s the best part of the game! You can troll Esty for some hand-made Legend of Zelda pots, but if they’re just going to get smashed you want (a) more and (b) cheap. I suggest going to Ebay, buying cheap ceramic pots (they’ll probably be flower pots), slapping some paint on them and settign your Zelda-fanatic loose on them.
This one is simple. Grab a duffle bag. Stuff it with boxes of salt, vials of holy water, knives/axes/guns/etc and maybe a plaid shirt or khakis jacket. If you are giving this to someone who will not actually be hunting demons perhaps you should leave out the weapons…especially in the case of minors. Despite what this show depicts it is not safe for children to be involved in demon-hunting.
What do you get the super-Swifties in your life? How about a GPS? That way they can find their way ‘out of the woods’ and know if they are ‘in the clear yet.’ Or perhaps a new notebook? This way there will be even more ‘Blank Space‘s to write exes names in. Or maybe, if they like food, some Shake n/’ Bake…sicne they love shakin’ it off!
Hope this helped!
Love & Luck,
Do you have a special nerd in your life? Are they a little down in the dumps and need cheering up? Or perhaps they have something exciting coming up that you would like to celebrate? Or maybe you just want to tell them how special they really are? Why not say it with an Care Package!
I’d love to take credit for this incredibly thoughtful idea. I’d love to tell you all that it came to me one night and I went through painstaking effort to convert that flash of brilliance into reality. But that would be a lie; and I do not want to lie to you, dear readers. I am actually the recipient of this act of charity. Not to brag, but I have the BEST friends ever. I know you think I’m exaggerating, but let the rest of this post be written & photographic proof of how very ‘BEST’ they are.
The tale of thoughtfulness starts at the beginning of 2014 when my position changed at work. For the last 7 months I have been doing shift work in a remote northern location. This means I am away from home for up to 4 weeks at a time working 12 or 13 hours a day and living in an isolated dorm-style camp. It gets pretty lonely and starts to feel like you’re missing out on a lot of life. Eventually it wears you down and, if you’re like me, you get sort of sad. In an attempt to reverse that effect some of my lovely friends put together a present to help me count down the days I have left until I’m home.
I am currently one week into the 4 week countdown and thought I’d let all of you in on my progress. Hopefully you can take away a few ideas and how to make your geek happy.
First the Wrapping Paper! As a present wrapping connoisseur I fully appreciate how they were able to capture my fangirl essence through the combination of One Direction & Spider-Man papers.
Guardians of the Galaxy Comics – For my situation comics are a great idea. I’m alone a lot and reading helps pass the time. The GotG theme is a shout-out to our recent outing to see the film. (I think blogged about it) Yay Memories!
Rocket Raccoon Comics – Sticking with the Guardians of the Galaxy theme, I’ve received some Rocket comics. These are the first two editions of the brand new spin-off series by Skootie Young. It just started in July so these are the only two books released so far, so it’ll be easy for you to catch up. And you should! The artwork is incredible. Lots of color. Lots of movement. Beautiful.
West Coast Avengers Comics – More comics = more reading = less time being bored. The personal touches are what make this gift excellent. The West Coast Avengers were founded & led by Hawkeye, which such thoughtful & attentive friends obviously knew is my favorite superhero. And the stickie notes give me inspiration as to when to read each edition.
Charm Bracelet – This unique, one of a kind bracelet lets me know that someone loves me. The charms are tailored to my interests and, although I can’t wear it at work right now, it sits on my bedside table reminding me that people are thinking of me.
Nerds – No care package is complete without candy. Mine instructs me to take advantage of sugar rushes
Love & Luck,