Gifts for True Crime Fans
Looking for a gift to give your true crime fan, Christmas or otherwise?
Here is a list of interesting gifts your true crime aficionado is sure to love.
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Best Gifts for Mystery Lovers
Perhaps your crime lover enjoys a good Murder Mystery and wants to pair it with a hobby like quilting. Every month you can receive a brand-new chapter of an original murder mystery novel delivered to their inbox, complete with a pattern for a monthly quilt block where clues to the mystery are hiding. Join others in the community to share your finished quilt, guess the killer and win prizes. Super fun idea –
Book Checklist for Agatha Christie
Where to start reading Agatha Christie novels? Use this quick-reference title checklist made for your kindle that puts all of Agatha Christie books from ALL her series in reading order. Includes short stories, where to find them and where they fit in the series, as well as all stand-alone books and pen-named books.
True Crime Candle
Cozying Up with a good mystery book – you’ll need a candle to set the mood. Try this True Crime, It’s a Good Time Candle (and plenty more, with custom ones available)
Doormat to keep sketchy people out
You can’t just have anyone feel welcome at your home, you never know who they are! What better way to filter people out by making it known at the doorstep.
Tickets to an Escape Room
If you know someone who enjoys solving puzzles and figuring things out then a cool experience gift would be tickets to an Escape Room.
Self-defense class and weights
Channel the podcast My Favorite Murder motto SSDGM “Stay Sexy, Don’t Get Murdered” by improving physical fitness and ways to protect yourself is never a bad skill to learn. Consider gifting your true crime fan a self-defense class or set of weights to help them improve their strength and coordination.
A Bat. Like the wooden kind, not the freaky flying kind.
What’s the best bat for self defense? Try the Cold Steel Brooklyn Crusher Bat specifically created to never rot, break, crack, splinter or fade and a bat the can be used for competition, batting practice, or at-home self defense
Classic Mystery Game
Grounds for Murder is not just a 1, 000-piece jigsaw puzzle but a murder mystery waiting to be solved.
The Murder Squad Podcast merch.
A podcast hosted by Paul Holes, a former cold case investigator and Billy Jensen a crime journalist turned consultant and writer who worked with Patton Oswalt’s deceased wife Michelle McNamara, to help finish her book on the Golden State Killer.
Crime Scenes Around the World
Murder Maps plots the nineteenth century’s most dramatic murders from around the world onto meticulous diagrams and period maps, and recounts the brilliant detective work that solved the cases.
Did someone say security system?
All those true crime stories are sure to make for some jumpy nights. Know you’re safe by installing home security cams with 2-way audio, motion detection, and app enabled.
Unsolved Mysteries Gift Ideas
Netflix subscription to watch the latest reboot of Unsolved Mysteries
“Somewhere, Someone” Mug
Batting Cage Practice. Improving your skill level with a bat is not only great exercise, it might be very useful for someone who wants to protect themselves from becoming an unsolved mystery. Purchase time for them to practice their pitching and batting at the batting cages, or join them for an afternoon.
Unsolved Mysteries Classic Logo Baby Onesie
The Untouchables: The Complete Series starring Robert Stack
2022 History Channel Unexplained Mysteries Boxed Calendar.
Strange disappearances, inexplicable events, and baffling phenomena
Art Heist Escape Room At Home. “Scarlet Envelope: Screaming Venice” Puzzle Game
Brain Games – Cold Case Puzzles Spiral
Tabletop Escape Room Game “Cabaret in Lapin Blanc – Paris, 1899” which is a fabulous double date idea for the holidays as well
Need to review lots of video or just want to convert your old tapes to a digital format then order VIDBOX Video Conversion Suite (Works on both PC and Mac)
True Crime Ugly Sweater for all those festive parties you’ll be attending
Unsolved Case Files: there are plenty to choose from in this collection and it puts you in the shoes of a cold case detective tasked with solving a murder that happened decades ago with only the investigators case file to go by.
Audible subscription https://amzn.to/3dMesrK
Detective Themed Gifts
A list of gifts literally gifts to make a detective’s live easier or famous detectives or how to be a detective
Don’t hide it anymore, You’re Basically a Detective, show it off with this t-shirt
More than a Jigsaw Puzzle
Murder at Bedford Manor by Artist Gene Dieckhoner is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle for serious detectives of any age.
Criminal Mind Games A detective’s mind never stops solving. Keep your detective’s mind sharp by putting this in their stocking. Brain Games – Criminal Mind Puzzles: Collect The Clues And Crack The Cases
The Case of the Rubber Duck In an unusual case from Mountain View, California, three suspects were arrested after being caught on camera stealing a beloved yellow duck ornament from someone’s yard. Caught on April 1 (Not an April Fool’s Joke), the suspects had plenty other charges pending including child endangerment. For all you rubber duck lovers out there, here’s the perfect advent calendar for you
A Cup of Joe
Detectives are up all hours putting together the pieces, for the super sleuth in your life gift them a befitting mug
Gift Cards to coffee shops, McDonalds, or somewhere they can pop into when they’re out and about.
Detectives’ Gotta Eat– gift them this cool Evidence Bag for their lunch
Get them an audiobook for listening to on their detecting adventures, like the one below:
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit
Discover the classic behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ 25-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals – the basis for the upcoming Netflix original series.
Clean ShavenNeed some recommendations? Easy.Take the Quiz
If your detective is going incognito, they may need to buck the beard trend and go clean shaven for a while. Go against the grain and get them a subscription to Dollar Shave Club, I’ve had one for years and truly love how easy it is to not worry about shopping for high quality razors. This would also be a nice gift to put in your true crime basket. Also murders have been solved from razor blades so there’s that.
The ultimate luxury neck pillow
Detectives spend a lot of time in their cars while they build their cases and may need to grab a few moments of shuteye sitting up. Gift them an ultra comfortable memory foam travel pillow with washable cover and 3d contoured eye mask, earplugs and luxury bag for easy carrying.
Those with a thirst for thrillers and like to start their day with a quick murder mystery, will enjoy this daily 30 second mysteries calendar. Filled with whodunits and mind-benders, this is a perfect gift for your amateur detective.
What would Nancy Drew Do? Yoga leggings
Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History audiobook read by Kevin Stillwell
Hunt A Killer Complete Box Set. Get the Special Edition Murder Mystery Game, Unsolved Case for a Sole Detective or Multiple Date & Game Nights with Friends, Ages 14+
Record Your Findings
If you know a Digital Detective or wannabe Citizen Sleuth who is passionate about all things true crime, perhaps they would enjoy a good quality Microphone to start hosting their own true crime podcast. I have a Blue Microphone and find it captures a really clear sound but filters out the annoying background sounds of working from home, plus I love how super sleek and retro it is!
Every good detective needs an accessory and what better kind than an umbrella. But! what if the umbrella was a Self Defense Umbrella / Walking Stick
Big Gift Bundle of Puzzle Mystery Games – Seven award-Winning Escape Rooms in Envelopes – 14hours of puzzles
True Crime Gift Boxes
These gifts have been inspired by true crime, some you can have delivered to your door on a monthly basis. Who wouldn’t want that?
Subscription Box for True Crime Fans
An exclusive haul of collectible items, including signature t-shirts, limited edition prints, and other cool things for the true crime obsessed. Cancel any time
How do I give a Just Killin’ Time subscription as a gift?
The best way is to order a 1, 6 or 12-months gift card specially designed for that purpose.
If you want to just give one Just Killin’ Time Subscription Box, place an order for a monthly subscription. You simply need to give them a delivery address that is not the same as your billing address. Don’t forget to cancel the subscription as soon as your order is confirmed.
Make Your Own True Crime Gift Box
What You’ll Need for Your True Crime Gift Box
- Tote, bag, basket like this one:
- Something to solve:
- True Crime Activity Book for Adults: Over 100 Activities To Learn More About Infamous Serial Killers And Their Horrific Crimes – Trivia, Puzzles, Coloring Pages, Memes & More (True Crime Gifts)
- 19 Crimes Wine
- Something to use
- Show their true colors
- The Serial Killer Coloring Book https://amzn.to/33sYaCj
- Bookmark for your gruesome crime lover : Killer knife resin bookmarks with hand painted blood splatter. 1 size only medium 5.5″ inches
- Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life: A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected by Jason Hanson
- Something to keep them safe
- Survival Tactical Writing Pen by Relefree Multifunctional Practical Portable Camping Tool for Self-Defense, Emergency Glass Breaker Anti-Skid Black Durable Useful
- LED Neck Reading Light for all those late night true crime stories they’re sleuthing for