By Manda Bull and Kelsey Kingdon
Need gift ideas? Salt Lake Comic Con’s marketing gals have some local Utah suggestions (plus one Idaho) for you. Share YOUR geeky gift suggestions with us on our official Salt Lake Comic Con Facebook page for a chance to win a FanX 2017 Multipass!
10. Tabletop Games from Game Night Games
The family who games together… has a great holiday break! Treat your family and friends to tabletop, card, and RPG games. Need a crowd to play with? Like their Facebook page for updates about tournaments and free play sessions!
9. Fandom Chocolates from The Truffle Cottage
How could we not mention con alum The Truffle Cottage? Their chocolates, elaborate fandom designs to basic goodies, are sure to be showstoppers! Last day for local (Utah) pick up is December 22.
WINTER IS COMING! (But it's a lot easier with Samoa Cookie, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Cookie Dough goodness in your belly) #GoT #winteriscoming #chocolate #truffles #winter #gameofthrones #gameofthronesfamily #geek #nerd #thetrufflecottage #yum #starks #lannisters #targaryen 📷: @shawn_keehne
8. Fandom Light Switch Plate Covers from Deeply Dapper, $7+
Lumos Nox! Get your hands on one of Deeply Dapper’s amazing custom switch plate covers from your favorite fandoms! Check out this con alum’s Etsy store for other great items like enamel pins, geeky soap, Key Hooks and more!
Spent a good chunk of the day making switchplates for orders today. Lot of work and rough on the hands, but they sure look pretty. 😘 get your own at deeplydapper.etsy.com or the link in the bio! – – – #stockingstuffers #giftideas #geekygift #geeky #videogames #harrypotter #harrypotterfandom #dumbledoresarmy #fantasticbeasts #whovian #doctorwho #gifts #handmadeholiday #etsy
7. New, Used, and Rare Books from Weller Book Works
Conveniently located in Trolley Square in Downtown Salt Lake City, Weller Book Works is the perfect place to find your next favorite fandom series! We had such a great time partnering with them for our Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book release party this summer! Follow them on Instagram or Facebook for updates!
6. Spooky Ornaments from Obake Style, $20
Look no further than con alum Obake Style for unique holiday ornaments for that spooky person in your life. They also have anime-inspired jewelry, screenprints, and more in their Etsy store and at Urban Arts Gallery.
5. Gift Certificates for Watchtower Cafe, $5+
Gather your loved ones for a hot beverage at Salt Lake City’s geekiest coffee shop. Join them on Saturday, December 17 from 5-9pm to get a photo with Deadpool Santa! Photos will cost $5, which will be donated to charity. Geeky vendors will also be present for last minute shopping.
Gift cards bring *all* heroes together here at the cafè! Get $25 worth of certificates for $20 OR a free gift certificate with a purchase of a consignment item or original piece of @ashleyfairbourneillustration artwork! *Wolverine to scale ===================== #toycrewbuddies #watchtowercafe #smallbusinesssaturday #coffee #marvel #dc
4. Printed Leggings from Iconoclad, $8+
Thanks to Salt Lake City’s most unique boutique for covering our butts this holidays season. With prints ranging from Tetris to Grumpy Cat to mermaid scales, there is a pair of leggings for every gal on your list.
3. Fandom Swag from Cabin Fever
Don’t overlook Trolley Square while you’re holiday shopping. Staff favorite gift shop, Cabin Fever, consistently showcases gift ideas for almost every fandom. Stop in to check out their selection of books, postcards, gag gifts, collectibles and more!
2. Comic Books From Local Comic Book Shops, duh!
Support your local comic book stores this holiday season. Single-issue comics make for a great affordable gift! Check out these local shops for comics, collectibles, and more!
Black Cat Comics (SLC), Dr. Volts (SLC), Night Flight Comics (SLC), Hastur Games (SLC), The Nerd Store (West Valley and Tooele), Dragon’s Keep (Provo, Orem, Lehi), Heebeegeebeez (Draper, Ogden, Logan), Comics Plus (St. George), and Game Haven (Bountiful, Sandy, West Jordan).
1. FanX 2017 Tickets, $30-149 (If purchased before December 31, 2016)
What is the best last minute geeky gift of all? FanX 2017 Passes, of course!
Purchase passes before December 31, 2016 and get a 15% discount for our Loyalty Launch! New this year – VIP passes will receive two pre-paid autographs (up to $100 value)** and Gold Passes will receive one pre-paid autograph (up to a $50 value**). FanX 2017 takes place March 17 and 18 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
For more great geek gift ideas check out Matthew Jacobson’s article from The Spectrum of perfect geeky gifts here!