Marvel has one of the biggest fan communities in the world – maybe the biggest, period – and so there’s plenty of merchandise out there for fans to either buy for themselves or for their friends to buy them as gifts.
Maybe you have an acquaintance who’s a Marvel Comics fan who you don’t feel like spending a lot of money on – they’re not a blood relative or a particularly close friend – but they have a birthday or event coming up nonetheless and you need to buy them a gift. There are plenty of affordable Marvel gifts out there. So, here is a guide to Marvel Gifts Under $20.
10 Captain America Men’s Athletic Crew Socks
With Chris Evans’ contract coming to an end and the actor signing on to star in a bunch of other projects, Avengers: Endgame could be the last time we see him play Captain America in the MCU. So, now is the perfect time to show off how much you love the character with a couple of flashy pairs of socks.
There’s the one designed to resemble the general color scheme of Cap’s costume and the other one that has his shield on it against navy blue. The socks have a cushioned sole, too, so they’re better for your feet than the average sock.
9 POP! Funko Captain Marvel
With the release of Marvel’s new Captain Marvel solo movie, the character is about to become one of the most popular superheroes in the world. This POP! Funko figurine is designed to look like Brie Larson’s rendition of the powerful comics icon.
Now is the perfect time to pounce on what is about to be a hugely popular comic book property, as soon as the ‘90s-set movie hits theaters in a few weeks. Stick her on your desk or your shelf to give you a little boost of alien strength throughout your busy day.
8 USAopoly X-Men Munchkin Card Game
Any fan of the X-Men characters needs to own this card game. The trailer for Dark Phoenix was just recently released, as the X-Men film franchise will be adapting one of the most iconic comic book storylines for the screen this summer.
The game contains 128 cards, which include characters from every iteration of the X-Men team from the comics, four role cards, and four level trackers, as well as a custom-made die that is suited specifically to the X-Men universe. It’s a game that can be played by kids or adults or families – it’s great fun for X-Men fans.
7 How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way
Any reader of comic books has, at one point or another, considered the possibility of writing and drawing their own books. Well, with this book, they’ll be able to get started on that the right way, following in the footsteps of the masters who made Marvel Comics the best-loved comic book publisher in the world.
The book is co-authored by none other than the great Stan Lee. He wrote the book in partnership with John Buscema, another comics legend who has provided art for such beloved characters as Thor, Spider-Man, and the Silver Surfer. Suffice to say, you’re in good hands.
6 Marvel’s The Avengers
The Avengers was the first truly great movie in the MCU. It brought together all the characters who were introduced in their Phase One origin stories and put them in their biggest adventure to date. Streaming an owned movie is the future (or present) with its mind-boggling sound quality, crisp and clear image, and sharp rendering of the little details.
This comes in especially handy during the big set pieces like the Battle of New York. Joss Whedon’s spectacularly realized visions of Tony Stark flying into outer space through a wormhole and Thor hurtling through the sky in a prison cell have never looked more beautiful.
5 Mjolnir Ceramic Sculpted Mug
Thor’s hammer Mjolnir is no more after his long-lost sister Hela destroyed it in Thor: Ragnarok. Now, he has an axe called Stormbreaker that might even be more powerful than his original weapon. However, Mjolnir will always be the weapon that is most closely associated with the Thor character.
So, for fans of the Norse god who want to show their devotion to the God of Thunder in front of the other people in the office break room, or simply to their roommates around the apartment, there’s this mug that’s been sculpted so you can drink out of Thor’s hammer, based on its design in the MCU.
4 Deadpool Pony Mini Egg Attack Action Figure
Thanks to Ryan Reynolds’ performance in the two Deadpool movies, the Merc with a Mouth has become one of the most popular superhero characters in the world. Whether he’s cracking wise or breaking the fourth wall or simply getting involved in a spectacular action set piece while winking at the audience, fans can’t get enough of the character.
This action figure is exactly what you might expect from Wade Wilson. How many other superheroes could ride a pink unicorn in their action figure and have it not come off as totally weird? That’s the unique tone that Deadpool thrives in.
3 Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir
There aren’t many celebrity memoirs that are written as graphic novels, but when it comes to the story of Marvel overlord Stan Lee’s life, you couldn’t have it any other way. This is the guy who reinvented the comic book, created dozens of beloved superheroes and supervillains, and became the face of Marvel Comics.
Lee co-wrote the book with Peter Davis and Colleen Doran, and following his recent tragic passing, there’s never been a better time to check out the story of his life in this vibrant, lively, inventively written, and gorgeously illustrated book. It’s a must-read for any Marvel fan.
2 POP! Funko Venom Collectible Figure
2018 saw Marvel’s Venom character return to the big screen after a disappointing portrayal in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 back in 2007. While Tom Hardy’s Venom movie received reviews that were just as bad as that of Spider-Man 3, it still went on to gross over $800 million at the worldwide box office.
Plus, the film’s portrayal of the character was better received by fans and thought to be more faithful to the comics. One of the most popular scenes in the movie was the one where the symbiotes uncover half of Eddie Brock’s face to talk to a criminal. This POP! Funko figure recreates that scene wonderfully.
1 Funko Hero Plushie Thanos
We might be seeing the end of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. Following the catastrophic events of Infinity War, he appears to have settled into a tranquil existence as a farmer inside the Soul Stone. However, it's possible that his new, idyllic life might be interrupted by Adam Warlock or Captain Marvel in the upcoming sequel.
Either way, despite all the atrocities that have befallen the world of the MCU at the Mad Titan’s hands, there’s no denying that he’s become a beloved cinema icon over the past year or so. Marvel fans would love this cute little Funko Hero Plushie of their favorite villain from the comics and the movies.
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