Saturday, December 4, 2021

Bon Appétit: Eat Up This ‘Hannibal’ Gift Guide

Deck the halls with boughs of fishing lures and well-tailored suits. The holiday season is upon us once again. Throughout November, we here at Nerds are bringing you a wide range of fandom gift guides. Today’s guide focuses on NBC’s Hannibal. The show may have aired its last episode over six years ago, but the Fannibals are still as alive as ever. So, if you’re looking for some neat gifts for a Fannibal in your life, look no further. We’ve got you covered.

The Complete Series on DVD

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NBC/Lionsgate

Hannibal is still available to stream, but streaming doesn’t offer those top-notch bonus features. So, why not gift your Fannibal the complete series on DVD? Not only will they get the show itself, but they can also indulge in the plethora of behind-the-scenes looks, commentaries, and gag reels. The complete series is available here or from your retailer of choice.

Fright-Rags Merch

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Justin Osbourn/Fright-Rags

Every Fannibal’s closet needs some quality clothing items. And it just so happens that Fright-Rags has a collection to die for. Their Hannibal line-up includes three different t-shirt designs, with art by Kyle Crawford, Justin Osbourn, and Matthew Skiff. There’s even a nifty pair of socks available. Purchase items from the collection here.

Hannibal Inspired Books

Titan Books/McFarland Books
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Throughout the show’s run, and even after, a few books inspired by the series made their way into the world. The first is Janice Poon’s Feeding Hannibal, available here. This book is an easy-to-follow cookbook created by the show’s own food stylist. It includes anecdotes, artwork, and behind-the-scenes photos.

Next is Hannibal for Dinner, edited by Kyle Moody, Ph.D. and Nicholas Yanes, Ph.D. The book is a collection of academic essays and interviews exploring the legacy of Hannibal. You can purchase it here.

A third book is the now out-of-print The Art and Making of Hannibal. It’s available through third-party sellers, though you’ll be hard pressed to find a reasonably priced copy.

Enamel Pins Galore

SCR Arts via Etsy

You can never go wrong with enamel pins as gifts. Thankfully, there’s an endless supply across Fannibal artists who create some gorgeous pins. First up is Will’s iconic clock, complete with the corresponding quotation. It’s created and sold by SCR Arts on Etsy.

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Next is Norman the Chapel Skeleton by RavenStag Outfitters. This enamel pin is a slightly more subtle nod to the show, but Fannibals will recognize this little skelly who lives in Hannibal’s mind palace. Purchase Norman here.

Third, and one of my personal favorites, are these stunning Will and Hannibal pins by KRISQUEERACLE. These pins may be small, but they certainly are mighty, with other elements of the show included. You can purchase them individually or as a set.

Hannibal Coloring Book

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Anastasia Khudyakova/KhudyakovArtBoutique via Etsy

All Fannibals need a way to unwind after rewatching and being destroyed by the season 3 finale. So, gift them a coloring book! But since we don’t want to go off theme, obviously it must be a Hannibal one. And KhudyakovArtBoutique on Etsy has one perfect for your Fannibal. This coloring book is 25 pages with 50 drawings total – all hand-drawn. Buy a copy here.

Vinyl Stickers

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ManoMeileDesigns on Etsy

Stickers are always a fun and easy gift. But there are a LOT out there to choose from. One shop I recommend is ManoMeileDesgins on Etsy. For directly Hannibal related stickers, you can choose from Hannibal, Will, the Wendigo, Bedelia, and Margot and Alana. There are also options for creator Bryan Fuller, Hugh Dancy, and Mads Mikkelsen.

The Hannibal Lecter Book Series by Thomas Harris

Penguin Publishing Group/St. Martin’s Publishing Group/Random House Publishing Group

NBC’s Hannibal is one of many adaptations of the book series by Thomas Harris. If your Fannibal still needs their fill of Hannibal and happens to enjoy reading, these books make a great gift. There is four total: Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and the prequel Hannibal Rising. You can purchase the books individually here, or as a set here.

An Unshattered Teacup

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FannibalFest via Etsy

We all know about the shattered teacup. But how about a teacup that’s in one piece? This gorgeous teacup and saucer set is a must-have for every Fannibal. It’s a screen accurate set sold by FannibalFest on Etsy. The set is perfect for your Fannibal to indulge in their hot beverage of choice while re-watching Hannibal.

Keep an eye out for more of our gift guides. Stream Hannibal now on Hulu, and find our other coverage here.

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Julia
Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds. She joined the team in 2019 but has always enjoyed talking about her favorite fandoms. When she isn't writing or working, you can find her reading, watching her favorite shows and movies, and building her repertoire of Dad jokes.

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