Amidst a sea of similar-sounding vampire movies and series, like Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it might seem like The Vampire Diaries would get overshadowed by the ardor of other fandoms. However, the hit teen drama based on a popular '90s book series of the same name was a beloved program that lasted eight seasons. It became the CW's flagship show in fact and delivered as much angsty romance and fang-filled thrills as viewers could get.
It followed the bittersweet love triangle between Elena Gilbert and Stefan and Damon Salvatore, their supernatural adventures in Mystic Falls, Virginia, and the balance that had to be struck between leading a seemingly normal teenage life and concealing dark secrets. Aside from The Vampire Diaries, fans can enjoy its two spin-offs, The Originals and Legacies. Here's a gift guide for lovers of all things related to the smash hit show!
10 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Relive all the passion, drama, and angst of one of the CW’s most popular hit series with the complete boxed set of The Vampire Diaries! When the series premiered in 2009, it had the highest recorded audience for a series since the network began in 2006, and it continued to capture the hearts of fans for eight seasons.
Follow the citizens of Mystic Falls, Virginia, where nothing is quite like it seems thanks to the supernatural history of its founding inhabitants. Become enraptured again by the love triangle between Elena Gilbert, Stefan Salvatore, and his older brother Damon Salvatore as they struggle with a romance they’re almost fated to have.
9 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES COMPLETE BOOK COLLECTION
Move over Twilight - the most popular young adult vampire series of all time is now available in a complete set of books 1-10! Written in 1991 by L.J. Smith, the series would be ghostwritten by several other authors over the years to bring the suspense and intrigue alive for the supernatural inhabitants of Mystic Falls.
Revel in the adventure and the romance of Elena Gilbert as she attends high school and struggles with her love for Stefan Salvator and later, his handsome and mysterious older brother Damon Salvatore who is obsessed with bringing back his true love that happens to look exactly like Elena!
8 MYSTIC FALLS TIMBERWOLVES SALVATORE SWEATER
Show your Timberwolves team spirit with this sports sweater modeled after the spirit wear from The Vampire Diaries. Based on the sort of sweater that would have been worn by Stefan Salvatore, the talented vampire-turned-wide-receiver, it features the lettering for the Mystic Falls High School mascot, the “Mystic Falls Timberwolves” on the front and “Salvatore” with his number “17” on the back.
Made from soft cotton and available in three different colors, it’s the perfect way for a Stefan fangirl or Vampire Diaries fan to show support for their favorite fandom. This sweater is the perfect attire to snuggle up for a binge-fest of the supernatural teen drama.
7 DAMON'S DAYLIGHT SIGNET RING
Whether you’re looking for the perfect addition to your Damon Salvatore cosplay, or just want to geek out and pretend like you have a piece of the real Damon’s accessories in your jewelry box, this signet ring is the perfect piece of paraphernalia. Made from high-quality zinc alloy, it’s durable to be worn daily and beautiful enough to be taken seriously as fine jewelry.
Bigger than you might expect, no expense has been spared in recreating a perfect, authentic copy of the ring worn by Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. It’s so highly detailed, you can even read the “proinfinite” text that appears on the crest. Perfect for cosplayers and fans who want to add the crown jewel to their collection.
6 LOVE NEVER DIES VAMPIRE DIARY
Divest yourself of your deepest desires and reflections in this beautiful notebook based off of The Vampire Diaries. Fabricated to be a stunning journal with 120 pages of real parchment paper inside, each page is 5 x 7 inches and bound in a sturdy hardcover with the words “Love Never Dies” on the front.
The regal and mysterious characters from the series grace the pages inside, in classic illustrations, photographs, and mixed media. As you pen your own angst in this journal, you may also find other famous characters of vampire literature peeking out at you, including the cast of Twilight and Interview with a Vampire.
5 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF MYSTIC FALLS
Ever wondered what goes into creating your favorite television programs, especially those that are supernatural and fantastic? Look no further than this behind-the-scenes compendium of the creative mojo behind The Vampire Diaries, one of the CW’s most popular television dramas of all time!
Packed full of rich illustrations, full-color prints, and exclusive photographs from the set, fans of the show will be able to experience it in a whole new light. Look back at the magic of the show’s eight seasons with fun trivia, concept art, and character profiles, as well as discover new secrets you never knew about Mystic Falls! The definitive gift for any fan of the series!
4 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES DAMON SALVATORE SHIRT
Some fans are Team Stefan and some are Team Damon, but there’s no denying that whomever you choose, each had their own special contribution to making The Vampire Diaries the groundbreaking supernatural drama that it was for eight seasons. This shirt happens to feature the mysterious maverick Damon Salvatore, older brother of Stefan, and one-third of Elena Gilbert’s troublesome love triangle.
Portrayed by enigmatic star Ian Somerhalder, Damon Salvatore was Mystic Fall’s resident bad boy Elena Gilbert hated to love. Not completely bad and not completely good, he complicated her relationship with Stefan when he fell in love with her, believing her to be the identical likeness to his deceased lover Katherine Pierce.
3 ELENA'S PENDANT NECKLACE
Whether you’re looking to complete your Elena Gilbert cosplay or just looking to convey your love for all things Vampire Diaries, this locket is a perfect way to do so. A slightly more modern take on the iconic necklace (Esther’s talisman) worn by Elena in the series, it doesn’t need to resemble an old antique to convey all the majesty and beauty of its namesake.
Made from real sterling silver (with the 925 stamp inside), this locket outshines all inferior alternatives and is well worth the price for its secure locking mechanism, heft, and durability. Give it as a gift to your favorite Vampire Diaries fan or keep it for your own private collection of keepsakes.
2 MYSTIC FALLS TIMBERWOLVES COFFEE MUG
Want to show some school pride for Mystic Falls High School without having to wear a cumbersome sweater or other spirit gear every day? Try this Mystic Falls coffee mug, which lets you show your Timberwolves pride and your love for The Vampire Diaries at the same time.
Luckily for you, you don’t have to wear a daylight ring to be able to cruise down to the kitchen in the morning and pour yourself a cup of coffee in this mug (sorry Stefan and Damon). It features “Mystic Falls” lettering as well as “The Vampire Diaries” and a picture of a snarling Timberwolf, the mascot of the high school Elena Gilbert attends.
1 KATHERINE'S CAMEO NECKLACE
Now you can pretend you’re in the middle of a steamy love triangle with this cameo necklace that is an exact replica of the one once owned by Katherine Pierce (aka Katerina Petrova) from The Vampire Diaries. The lover of both Stefan and Damon Salvatore, she was responsible for turning them into the vampires they are throughout the series.
Katherine’s role throughout the series hasn’t always been well received, especially given her entanglement with the Lockwoods, but she pledged to defend her descendent Elena Gilbert, who bears a striking resemblance to her. Things go south however when she starts toying with the Salvatore boys again.
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