The holidays are a season for giving (even if that giving is really for yourself—go ahead, we won't tell). So we've compiled a list of unique gift ideas for that crime and mystery lover to make your gifting just a little bit easier.
Sherlock Holmes Phone Case – $12.99+
Sherlock Holmes fans will love this Holmes inspired phone case featuring the front door to the famed 221B Baker St. Available in several different options for almost any smart phone.
We met next day as he had arranged, and inspected the rooms at No. 221B, Baker Street, of which he had spoken at our meeting. They consisted of a couple of comfortable bed-rooms and a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.
(Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, 1887)
Everybody's favorite chemistry teacher turned meth dealer, Walter White, is engraved in this custom cutting board featuring his infamous line, “Let's Cook.”
Cutting boards are handmade from natural hard wood with your choice of oak, birch, beech, or cherry, which are polished and cured to ensure a smooth, solid product.
Disclaimer: Not for cooking, cutting, or consuming meth.
The Stephen King Companion – $12.99+
The Stephen King Companion is an authoritative look at King's personal life and professional career, from Carrie to The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
King expert George Beahm, who has published extensively about Maine's main writer, is your seasoned guide to the imaginative world of Stephen King, covering his varied and prodigious output: juvenalia, short fiction, limited edition books, bestselling novels, and film adaptations. The book is also profusely illustrated with nearly 200 photos, color illustrations by celebrated “Dark Tower” artist Michael Whelan, and black-and-white drawings by Maine artist Glenn Chadbourne.
Supplemented with interviews with friends, colleagues, and mentors who knew King well, this book looks at his formative years in Durham, where he began writing fiction as a young teen, his college years in the turbulent sixties, his struggles with early poverty, working full-time as an English teacher while writing part-time, the long road to the publication of his first novel, Carrie, and the dozens of bestselling books and major screen adaptations that followed.
For fans old and new, The Stephen King Companion is a comprehensive look at America's best-loved bogeyman.
Dust off the old magnifying glass and don the deerstalker because Crime Scene has a professional grade fingerprint kit for all your sleuthing needs. This amateur detective starter kit contains magnetic and regular powders, a variety of lifting tapes, a variety of print brushes, and a sturdy carry case.
Sure to be a conversation starter, these Lizzie Borden inspired earrings feature dangling mini-axes, which are handmade to order out of brass and vintage wooden black rosary beads.
Thankfully, these beautifully made earrings are actually hatchets—not meat cleavers—so there's no chance of the Juggalos mistaking you as one of their own. WHOOP! WHOOP!
Murder Mystery Party Game – $19.73
This party-in-a-box includes everything needed to solve a murder during an evening with friends: Party Planner with recipes and/or menu suggestions, decorating tips, character booklets for all suspects, including their roles and background information.
Also includes eight place cards, eight party invitations and envelopes, six secret clues and a compact disc with an introduction, summary of events, and the solution to the crime.
Crime Scene Scarf – $25
Stay warm this winter with this police barrier tape scarf. Coming in the classic, unmistakable yellow, this winter wear is sure to get some attention.
This knit scarf is acrylic with a touch of spandex for extra strength. It’s nearly five feet long and it’s packed all rolled up in a clear drum ready for gift-giving.