Christmas is coming and all through the house, all the keyboards are stirring, including your mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, while everyone hoped their apocalyptic gifts soon would be there… Feeling overwhelmed about Christmas and you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet? We’ve compiled a list of great last-minute post-apocalyptic Christmas gifts you can buy off Amazon right now and receive in time for Christmas. Check out our list of 9 ideas! This includes gifts you can send online, in case you’ve run out of time to mail them.
Gift Idea #1: An Amazon Gift Card and a List of Instant-Watch Post-Apocalyptic Shows
Not everyone has Amazon prime or access to free post-apocalyptic shows. So why not buy your friends an Amazon gift card and send a list of ideas for great shows they can watch right away to get their post-apocalyptic fix? Here are our picks:
- Jericho TV series – This is probably one of the single best post-apocalyptic series of all time.
- Hunger Games – Really, this movie series never gets old.
- The 100 – Still ongoing right now, this show is a post-apocalyptic dream.
- Battlestar Galactica – Amazing sci-fi post-apocalyptic show that will keep you guessing
- Jeremiah – This one’s older, so there’s a chance your friend missed it when it first aired. For those needing nostalgia.
- Utopia – It only lasted one season, but this was a survival reality show that mirrored some post-apoc themes, and it was hilarious.
- Survivors – It only lasted two seasons, but this one is lesser-known by many.
- The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead – Enough said here!
- Z Nation – It’s about zombies with a lot of campiness thrown in.
- The Shannara Chronicles – Season 2 was really good. Sadly, the show was canceled too soon.
- The Last Man on Earth – A post-apocalyptic comedy. These are rare!
- Let the Right One In – Critically acclaimed French movie with English subtitles
Gift Idea #2: Gift Amazon Prime With a List of Post-Apocalyptic Shows They Can Watch for Free
Did you know that Amazon Prime has shows that you can watch for free with your Prime membership? Give your friend a gift of Amazon Prime. Amazon has a ton of post-apocalyptic shows and movies that you can watch for free with an Amazon Prime subscription. The full list is here.
Gift Idea #3: Survival Gear
Check out our two posts in a series about items you’d want in a bug-out bag. We’ve got lots of links to Amazon products you’d want to include, like a $20 water filtration system.
The photo to your left is taken from a book called Nuclear War Survival Skills, which sells on Amazon and is even available with Prime shipping to get in time for Christmas. It has everything you need to know about how to survive a nuclear apocalypse. Really good stuff, like building your own water filtration system. You should consider gifting this book for someone interested in learning the ins and outs of surviving a nuclear war.
Gift Idea #4: Survival Swag
What good is the apocalypse if you don’t have any swag to go with it? If you’re looking for a survival gift that’s more tongue-in-cheek, why not buy your friend a Zombie Survival Notepad, that’s sure to come in … well … not handy at all during the apocalypse.
Don’t have time to fill out a notepad? Well, buy this pre-filled, gorgeous zombie journal instead.
Or perhaps you’d prefer to buy a Zombie Hunting Permit that your loved one can proudly display on his car, alerting other survivors that he has guns and maybe they shouldn’t bother him.
Or maybe just buy them this hilarious Zombie Survival Guide and call it a day. If the apocalypse happens, you don’t have to worry about loaning your friend guns or ammo. You didn’t just give him a fish, you taught him how to fish.
Gift Idea #5: Comics
Gift Idea #6: Phone Cases
File this under “unconventional but inexpensive.” There are some stunning phone cases out there, ranging from Samsung to iPhone, featuring gorgeous post-apocalyptic scenery.
Gift Idea #7: Unique Board Games
Amazon has a bunch of board games that are post-apocalyptic themed and pretty darn unique. For example, take “Monopoly: The Walking Dead (Survival Edition)” It’s got a rating of 5 stars with more than 100 reviews. In the game, money is converted into supplies like ammo and the ability to fortify your land with walls and towers. If monopoly’s not to your liking, maybe try The Walking Dead Trivia Game.
Or “Gearworld: The Borderlands,” a game with an absolutely gorgeous post-apocalyptic cover, described as a game of conquest, negotiation and construction. It’s based on the classic Borderlands game, for those who think it sounds familiar.
Or the Zpocalypse Board Game is an intense, strategy-based tabletop game with extensive instructions and lots of action. It has high ratings on Amazon too and seems to be a big hit for Christmas.
There’s even a Game of Thrones Monopoly that’s just beautiful.
Gift Idea #8: Funny Shirts
Who doesn’t need a funny zombie t-shirt? The “Keep Calm and Eat Pudding” Walking Dead themed Carl shirt will definitely get some chuckles if you put it in your loved one’s stocking. But if you want a more generic-themed shirt, try the “If Zombies Chase Us, I’m Tripping You” beauty.
Tired of T-shirts and want to buy something for the winter? This pretty grey and pink shirt that proudly declares “knitting is a post-apocalyptic skill” might be perfect for your girlfriend. You can get it here.
Gift Idea #9: Swag for Your Pets
Ever want to make sure your dog is a card-carrying member of the post-apocalyptic survival team, kind of like the Husky on Z Nation? Amazon’s got you covered. It has a “Zombie Tactical Response K-9 Unit” bandanna for your canine friend.
Happy Amazon customers have chimed in with pictures of their own dogs wearing the bandanna, so you know it’s a crowd pleaser.
There’s also an Emergency Zone Cat Survival kit, where you can buy everything your cat needs to survive an emergency (including the end of the world!)
Gift #10: Ebola Books
Most of the post-apocalyptic-themed items on Amazon seem to focus on the zombie apocalypse. But maybe you’d rather gift your friend with an Ebola book or journal? Read this post we put up during the Ebola scare in the U.S. for a few book ideas you might want to purchase.