Hi there! Christmas is coming in less than a month, so I thought I’d do a short blog series on post apocalyptic gift ideas for that special someone. In my research on the web, I often come across unique items that your post-apocalyptic fans might not own. So I thought I’d share a few of them! (Note: This post is from 2015, but many of the ideas are still relevant today! And the ones that are now sold out may inspire ideas you wouldn’t have considered.)
Today’s theme is: Post-Apocalyptic Artwork. All have links where you can go to purchase the item if it appeals to you.
1. Post Apocalyptic Steampunk Kitten
Not surprisingly, you can find quite a few post apocalyptic gifts in the form of paintings on Etsy. For example, this post-apocalyptic kitten by collageOrama (and it only costs $9.99!) I personally love this one (partially because I’m always joking about how I need a HUGE bug-out bag so I can take my cats with me!) This kitten print is over an old, yellowing dictionary page for an authentic feel.
2. End of the World with a Smile
This “End of the World” themed print is sold by RayWintherthaler on Etsy. It doesn’t come with the frame or mat, but this gives you an idea of how you could present it. The print is available in two sizes and is made in Italy.
3. Post-Apocalyptic Google
Etsy user tonydowler sells a series of post-apocalyptic paintings based on towns. This one is of Fremont and predominantly features Google, but he also has one of Seattle. The price is very fair at just $16. He made the original on commission for a Google employee. It’s handmade with watercolors and VERY nice. It could be displayed in an office too, so it would make a pretty nice gift in my opinion.
4. Haunting Sepia Prints
Etsy seller TheLonelyPixel also sells post-apocalyptic gifts in the form of haunting paintings, mostly in sepia tones. This one is currently on sale for $14. It’s an 8×10 print located in Montreal, printed on cotton rag paper. She’s got quite a few prints that are very attractive, so you could buy your family member or friend a set.
5. Future Fossil Plaque
Now here’s a unique one from Etsy seller inaeent. He makes a “Future Fossil” series of very unique art and decor pieces. The one below is a plaque with watch gears showing through and screws plated in 22k gold. He offers a variety of glosses to finish off the plaque.
6. Beware of Zombies: A Humorous Side
I kinda like this “Beware of Zombies” sign which is ranked at #6 on my list. It’s inexpensive, humorous and will fit in almost anywhere. I’d suggest putting it in a bar or entertainment room where you have laid-back, casual get-togethers where friends play beer pong and video games. But that’s just my idea. :)
7. Mouse Pad
For art that’s a little more “useful,” you might consider buying a post-apocalyptic themed mouse pad. I’m not normally one to suggest mousepads, but this one’s really beautiful. It sells on Amazon for just $10.34 (buy it here), and the photo is beautiful and captivating. If you’ve got to have a mousepad, you might as well have one that’s either of cute kittens or a stunning post-apocalyptic landscape that will spark your imagination.
8. Classic Movie Memorabilia
If you have a little extra money to burn on your gift, you might consider getting a classic movie poster collectible. These are easily found on Amazon or eBay. Here’s just one example:
9. Post-Apocalyptic Wall Calendars:
The second-to-last in our recommendations are 2015 wall calendars in various post-apocalyptic themes. Here are three of our favorites. Unfortunately, these are all outdated now, but you can see some great ones at the link here.
10. Post Apocalyptic Pillows
Yes, you read the title correctly: post-apocalyptic gifts in the form of pillows! These might work well if you have a screening/movie theater room, for example. You could throw some of these post-apocalyptic themed pillows on the chairs to add to the ambiance. The pillow pictured below isn’t currently available, but you can buy similar ones at this link.
What do you think? Did I leave out anything that you would recommend? If so, please leave a comment below! And subscribe to the blog to keep up with the rest of our Christmas gift series, including post-apocalyptic clothing.