People either love or hate true crime. True crime stories can be very heavy to listen to or read about, but some people find them fascinating! Fans of true crime typically love everything about the topic, from learning about how the mind of the culprit works to hearing about how justice was served.
If you have a true crime lover in your life and are looking for an excellent gift for them, there are thousands of presents to choose from. Some are a little morbid, but they’ll love them. Here are 25 gifts for true crime fans!
Everyone can use a physical calendar; this unexplained mystery box calendar is an excellent gift for true crime fans. True crime isn’t only about murder and serial killers. This boxed calendar features strange disappearances, phenomena, and other mysteries that have baffled people for decades. They can see the dates and read facts about different mysteries.
If you’re looking for a simple gift, this true crime addict keychain is perfect. It’s a simple stainless steel keychain with a circular pendant. The pendant has the phrase true crime addict engraved with little hearts, a butcher’s knife, and a skull. It’s a great gift for true crime fans because it’s affordable and not as morbid or gruesome as some other gifts we found for true crime fans.
Who doesn’t love a candle? We love this candle because of the poem on the label. It reads, “Roses are red, luminol turns blue, I watch enough true crime, they’ll never find you.” It’s something any true crime fan will find funny because they tend to joke about knowing a lot about committing crimes. The best part is they have dozens of scents for you.
Serial killers have been around for as long as we can remember, even if we didn’t have an official name for them until the 1970s. This book features some of the world’s most notorious serial killers. They can read about killers like Bundy and Dahmer. The book includes their backgrounds, the crimes they committed, and facts that true crime fans might not know.
If your true crime-loving friend or family member watches so much true crime they could pass for a detective, you must get them this coffee mug. The mug features a detective, crime scene tape, and an outline of a body that says, “I’m basically a detective.” It’s funny yet practical, especially if they drink coffee or tea. It’s affordable and holds about 11 ounces.
The Hunt a Killer game is a great game you can buy a true crime lover. This one is about a death at a dive bar. They’ll take over the role of detective to try and solve the crime within the box. It’s super fun for them to play solo, or you can join them. It includes all the clues and evidence needed to solve the mystery. They’ll love having an interactive gift.
You can get them this gift for any occasion, but this doormat is the perfect housewarming gift. It’s a simple doormat with black writing that says, “Come on in, I’ll be your alibi.” It will make the true crime fan you’re buying it for a laugh because a massive thing about crime is having an alibi. It comes in several sizes, the largest being 36×24 and the smallest 18×12.
If you’re buying a gift for a woman, this makeup/toiletry bag is a great option. It’s a simple canvas bag that says “true crime junkie” on it, making it the best gift for women fans of true crime. It features two different fonts and a fun cheetah pattern. It holds a decent amount of makeup or toiletries, is durable, and the zipper quickly closes. Even if they don’t use it for makeup, it’s a great little pouch they can use for other things.
Does the true crime lover in your life love to host people at their house? Then they need this charcuterie board. It’s a small board in the shape of a cleaver, which they will know is often used as a weapon in crime. The cleaver charcuterie board can hold a small amount of meats and cheeses, is made with high-quality wood, and is something they’ll love.
This brain games book is another great little game you can get for the true crime lover in your life. It’s more puzzles than looking at clues like the Hunt a Killer game, but it’s perfect for them to do while they curl up on the couch. It features different puzzles that they can use to solve various “crimes.” It’s one of the best gifts for true crime fans who love word puzzles.
Everyone needs pens for one reason, and true crime fans will be obsessed with this pen set. It comes with five pens in different colors with black ink. They each have different phrases on them, like “murder Monday,” “torture Tuesday,” and more. They’re simple and aesthetically pleasing but will satisfy any true crime lover you’re buying a gift for.
Does the true crime fan you’re buying a gift for also love to read? Then, this simple true crime bookmark can be a thoughtful gift. It’s a simple, clear acrylic bookmark with “blood” splatters all over it. It’s sturdy and a fun little true crime gift that won’t break the bank. It has a little red tassel at the top, so it’ll be harder to misplace if it’s not in a book. It’s perfect on its own, or you can buy a true crime fan a true crime book to use as a bookmark gift. Either way, they’ll love it.
Novelty stickers are some of the most fun gifts you can get people because you can find them in almost any niche, even serial killers. This gift is for someone who loves true crime and has a sense of humor. The stickers they’ll get in the pack feature some of the most notorious serial kills and sayings that relate to their crimes, like “I’m not clowning around.”
True crime lovers who enjoy watching a documentary or show about true crime while drinking a glass of wine need this wine glass. It’s a classic stemless wine glass that says, “Shh, my murder shows are on.” It’s funny and likely true for those who don’t want to be interrupted while consuming their dose of true crime. You can buy them one or several, so they have a set.
Coloring books aren’t just for kids, and with the rise of adult coloring books coming out, it’s no surprise there’s one about serial killers. The Bloody Alphabet features 23 serial killers like the Zodiac Killer, Charles Manson, and more. The coloring pages feature different aspects of their crimes, phrases, and other interesting things that any true crime lover will enjoy coloring.
Trivia is one of the best game night games, so why not get the true crime fan in your life the Killer Trivia Game? It’s a trivia game all about true crime, serial killers, and everything that falls into that category. They only need two people to play, but you can also gather a whole group to play! Whoever you get this for will want to host a true crime-themed game night ASAP.
A novelty t-shirt is almost always a great gift idea. They’re simple and can put a smile on people’s faces. This black t-shirt says, “introverted, but willing to discuss serial killers.” It comes in ten colors and sizes: men’s, women’s, tall, and plus sizes. They’ll love how lightweight and comfortable the shirt is.
Magnets are a great little housewarming gift for someone or someone you know who loves collecting them. These true crime magnets come in a pack of five unique styles. They’re a little larger than a quarter, so they can easily fit onto their fridge, even if it’s packed with magnets and other things. They’ll love the magnet that has a knife and say, “Just the tip, I promise.”
Playing cards aren’t usually a gift most people think to buy for someone, but these American serial killer playing cards should be something you consider for a true crime fan. They’re legitimate playing cards they can use for games, but they feature different American serial killers with facts about them. It’s a versatile gift because they can play with them and learn more.
Everyone needs a simple notebook to write things down in. This notebook is for true crime fans, particularly girls, who love podcasts. It’s a black notebook with roses and a knife in white along with most of the words, but murder is in red. It has 102 pages, so it should last them for a decent amount of time before they need another notebook. It’s one of the best gifts for true crime fans who love taking notes and listening to podcasts.
An excellent gift for men or women is this evidence bag zipper pouch. It’s made from recycled material and is durable. It’s not clear like authentic evidence bags at police stations, but it says “evidence” and features all the spots you’d see on a real one, like what the evidence is, the chain of custody, and more. It’s great for traveling or whenever they need a small reusable bag.
If your true crime-loving friend loves jigsaw puzzles, you must get them this one. The puzzle is 1,000 pieces, and when they complete it, it’ll be a cartoon version of HH Holmes’ murder castle. Once they complete it, they can frame it and hang it up in their home or take it apart to put it back together again. It’s excellent for doing while they watch a true crime show.
Jeffrey Dahmer: The Gruesome True Story of a Hungry Cannibalistic Rapist and Necrophiliac Serial Killer
There are a lot of nonfiction books out there about true crime, but this one about Jeffery Dahmer is a fascinating read. If the true crime fan you’re buying a gift for loves to read or is intrigued by Dahmer, this is great. The book dives deep into his life, his crimes, and the theories behind why he did what he did to all his victims. You can get it in a paperback version or for their Kindle.
Stanley tumblers are some of the most popular cups, so these engraved true crime versions are perfect for true crime fans. The Etsy creator takes different colors of Stanley tumblers and engraves around them so that the silver parts shine through. The engravings feature detectives, crime scene tape, blood splatter, and more. The best part is that they offer almost every color that the company, Stanley, makes their tumblers in.
If you want to get them a book about true crime but can’t decide on a specific crime or killer, the True Crime Case Histories are perfect. They’re collections of short stories about different crimes, so they get several in one book. We love these book set gifts for true crime fans because it comes as a set with all three books in the collection. That way, they can take their time reading and don’t have to hunt down books two and three after they finish the first.
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