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The Marvel brand began way back in 1939 when it was started by Martin Goodman and now encompasses the world known comics, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel toys and a huge range of other Marvel merchandise.
In 2009, Marvel was bought by The Walt Disney Company who also owns Pixar and Lucasfilm, the company that creates the 'Star Wars' sagas. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films have a huge global fan base and feature the superheroes from the Marvel comics including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk and Black Panther as well as many, many others.
Whilst many of the heroes feature in the own comic book series and have their own origin movies, there are comic books and films that are based on groups of Marvel characters such as the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and The Guardians of the Galaxy.
With so many elements and characters to the Marvel franchise, it can be hard to figure out which Marvel themed gifts are the right ones to get different Marvel fans but we have scoured the internet to put together our list of the best Marvel presents that any superhero fan will love. The items on this list include clothing, toys and other merchandise and there are great ideas for toddlers, younger children and even teenage family members, happy shopping!
Our Top Choice
Lego Captain Marvel And The Skrull Attack Building Kit
This Captain Marvel merchandise combines Lego, which is always a sure fit hit, with one of Marvel's most popular superheroes. With this Lego set, children can build Nick Fury's Quinjet ship that has a mini-figure cockpit, adjustable wings and flick missile shooters. They can then recreate their favourite scenes or take Captain Marvel on new adventures as the set comes with Captain Marvel, Nicky Fury and Talos mini-figures. It even comes with a figure of Goose, the comical alien cat that surprised and amused in the movie.
- Price: £37.66
- Age: 7+
- 307 pieces
- Includes power elements and stud shooter mini-figure accessories
Best For Families On A Budget
Top Trumps Marvel Comics Retro Card Game
Entertaining and educational, these Top Trump cards use comic book illustrations and interesting facts and figures for competitive gameplay. Using them, children will be able to find out interesting information about their favourite Marvel characters such as how many comic book appearances Spider-Man has had and just how strong Hulk is. The cards come in a compact, easy to carry case which makes them great for family fun at any time.
- Price: £4.31
- Age: 4+
- 2 to 6 players
- Includes heroes and villains
Best For Sporty Kids
Marvel Captain America Drawstring Gym Bag
As Marvel merch goes, this Captain America drawstring bag is great value and super useful which makes it a great gift option for any young Marvel fan. It mimics the instantly recognisable bodysuit that Captain America wears in a striking red, white and blue design. It would make an ideal bag for a sports kit, swimming gear or for just taking out and about on trips. It is made from durable but lightweight material and has a mesh finish to allow the inside contents to breathe.
- Price: £7.95
- Measures approximately 39cm x 31cm
- 2 strong shoulder straps
- Hook and loop safety feature
Best For Feeling Like A Superhero
Marvel Avengers Infinity War T-Shirt
Marvel clothing is always popular and this Marvel t-shirt will make any child feel like a new member of the Avengers gang as Dr Strange, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thanos, Groot, Rocket Raccoon and Black Panther all feature in vibrant detail on the front and the Avengers logo also appears on the sleeve. If you have more than one Marvel fan in the family and you know they'll all want this top that's no problem as these Marvel t-shirts come in a variety of sizes starting at five to six years and going up to 12-13 years.
- Price: From £10.95
- Short sleeve
- 50% cotton, 50% polyester
- Officially licensed merchandise
Best For Comfort
Marvel Avengers Comic Kids Slip-On Slippers
These Marvel slippers are the ideal gift for Marvel fans who like to get cosy on the couch and rewatch their favourite superhero films. They feature Spider-Man, Captain America and Iron Man in a cool, retro comic book print over the foot and have the Marvel Comics logo on the inside. They have a sturdy sole but are incredibly soft on the inside for ultimate comfort.
- Price: £10.99
- Medium width
- Genuine licensed product
Best For Cosy Evenings
Marvel Avengers Glow In The Dark Onesie
This Avenger onesie is a comfy but incredibly cool example of Avengers merchandise as these pyjamas glow in the dark! We know that boys and girls of all ages will love this onesie as it is super fluffy and comfortable and is adorned with a repeating Avengers logo pattern all over that glows when the lights are turned out. It is ideal for lazy weekend days or for just keeping warm and cosy before bedtime. It has long cuffed sleeves and legs, an attached hood and the Marvel logo on the left chest.
- Price: From £14.99
- Range of sizes available
- 100% polyester
- Zipper fastening
Best For Bedtime
Marvel Avengers Hooded Fleece Iron Man Onesie
Tony Stark is a firm favourite amongst Marvel fans so we know that they will love these Iron Man pyjamas. In fact we think Iron Man could be the most loved Marvel hero amongst kids! Made from super soft fleece material, they have a full length design on the front and Iron Man's helmet on the hood. They are long sleeved and legged which makes them ideal for chilly nights and one of the Iron Man gifts which are perfect for giving at Christmas. They have a full length zipper which makes them easy to take on and off.
- Price: £16
- Available in a range of sizes
- 100% polyester
- Machine washable at 30°C
Best For Fancy Dress
Disney Marvel Black Panther Costume & Mask
Once they put on this Black Panther costume, complete with mask, any child will be able to imagine they are the King of Wakanda and re-enact their favourite scenes and battles from the action packed movies. The costume is printed to look exactly like T'Challa's body armour down to the silver claw necklace he wears around the neck and it fastens at the back making it easy for children to step into and out of.
- Price: £15
- One touch fastenings
- Includes 1 costume and 1 mask
Best For Accessorising A Bedroom
Marvel Avengers Single Duvet Cover
This reversible duvet cover with matching pillowcase means that every time the bed is changed your child can feel like they have a new room! It features Marvel favourites including Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther and Ant-Man in colourful illustrations. With this bedding set, any kid will feel like a superhero as they fall asleep.
- Price: £14.95
- 100% microfiber polyester
- Machine washable
- Tumble dryer safe
Best For Night Lights
Marvel Iron Man Mask 3D Wall Light
If you are looking for Iron Man merchandise that will really wow then this LED light up Iron Man mask that is designed to be fixed to the wall is a great choice. It is made to look like Tony Stark himself has burst into the room and it even comes with a cracked sticker for full effect. This light has been designed with safety in mind as it is cordless, running off batteries instead and doesn't get hot when on. You won't need DIY know how as it is easy to install and makes the perfect night light for any Marvel fan's bedroom.
- Price: £24.76
- Battery powered (3 x AA batteries required)
- Includes a cracked sticker for a realistic effect
- Stays cool to touch
Best For Indoor And Outdoors
Spider-Man Dream Den With Lights
This den, featuring Spider-Man, the most popular Marvel character, is perfect for day and night as a child's hideout where they can watch films, let their imagination run wild while they play or hang out with a friend. It has two modes, the first being a tent that is easily put up by sliding the poles into the channels in the fabric. Of an evening, the inflatable mattress that comes included can be blown up and inserted into the den and there is even a string of star shaped fairy lights for added magic. It has a closed top and integrated floor and is made from durable polyester with bright Spider-Man graphics that is both UV and water resistant which makes it perfect for putting outdoors on a summer's day and bringing inside for sleepovers!
- Price: £50
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
- Requires 2 x AA batteries
- Folds for storage
Best For Learning As You Play
Tech Will Save Us Marvel Avengers Electro Hero Kit
The educational STEAM kit combines creativity and discovery with superhero missions for engaging learning. Using this kit, kids will explore electric circuits and find out that dough can conduct electricity! Children can use ready made Play-Doh with this set or follow the recipe included to make their own. Then, using a phone or tablet to access the missions, kids will learn electronic principles through such tasks as helping Iron Man to light up his arc reactor, assisting Hulk in smashing through electrified defences with his giant hands and using different materials with Captain America to test the strength of his shield. When you purchase this kit you also get free access to Club Make which is an online site with unlimited projects, activities and learning experiences that your child can do at home.
- Price: £22.50
- Age: 4+
- Suitable for KS1 and KS2 learning
- 4 x AA batteries included
Best For Marvel Toys
Marvel Avengers Endgame Infinity Gauntlet
Arguably one of the most iconic Marvel Avengers toys from the most popular Avengers movie, this Avengers infinity gauntlet is based on the handpiece that Thanos wears once he has gotten hold of all of the infinity stones. Your child can now become a superhero themselves and imagine working with Captain America and the Avengers to bring an end to Thanos and his evil plan. Designed to fit most child hand sizes, this infinity gauntlet electronic fist has lights and sounds to make battling Thanos even more lifelike. Pushing the centre buttons on the infinity gauntlet lights up the infinity stones so that your child can imagine wielding their tremendous power.
- Price: £19.45
- Age: 5+
- Infinity gauntlet with electronic lights and sound effects
- Requires 2 x AAA batteries (included)
Best For Playing With Others
Avengers Walkie Talkies
If you have a son, daughter, niece, nephew, brother, sister, grandson or granddaughter who is Marvel mad and you are looking for Avengers gifts for him or her, then these Avengers walkie talkies are a great choice that they can use with a sibling or friend for hours of fun. As they can be used indoors and outdoors, the scope for creative role-play is great. The walkie talkies are shaped liked the masks of Iron Man and Captain America and make perfect Avenger gifts for your little superhero.
- Price: £16.99
- Age: 3+
- Up to 100m range
- Batteries not included
Best For Older Kids
Paladone Avengers Endgame Metal Water Bottle
Perfect for older Marvel fans, this cool but useful golden metal bottle features the infinity gauntlet as a striking black line illustration complete with each coloured infinity stone. It is leak proof and help keeps cold drinks cool and warm fluids heated making it great for work, the gym, school or just taking along when out and about. With the infinity gauntlet design, your teenager can feel like a superhero whenever they take a sip.
- Price: £13.61
- Holds 490ml
- Double walled stainless steel
Best For Marvel Fans Who Are On The Go
Marvel Avengers Characters Comic Style Coin & Card Clutch Purse
If you are looking for gift ideas to suit a female Marvel fan, this fully lined Marvel coin and card clutch purse might be right on the money. It features retro illustrations of Spider-Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America and Iron Man as well as the Marvel logo wrapped around one corner. It will fit up to twelve cards, has a separate inner zipped section for coins and a full width compartment for notes. It is a good size for a purse but still small enough to fit in most bags which makes it perfect for any teen who wants to take it with them when they go shopping for more Marvel merch!
- Price: £26.99
- Faux leather
- 12 card slots
- Dedicated coin section
Best For Teenagers
Marvel Deadpool 8" Cable Guy
This Deadpool Cable Guy is designed to look exactly like the sarcastic, fourth wall-breaking superhero complete with his instantly recognisable mask and katanas in place on his back. The figure is posed with its arms outstretched and they are designed to hold up a phone or games console controller to make any teenager's TV stand, desk or bedside cabinet that little bit more organised. It even comes with a two metre cable that can be used to charge lightning or USB compatible devices.
- Price: £25
- Age: 15+
- Approximately 20cm tall
- Comes with 2 metre cable
- Suitable for PlayStation and Xbox controllers as well as most smartphones
Best For Cold Weather
Marvel Beanie Hat
An ideal Christmas or birthday present for any Marvel fan, this grey beanie adorned with the red Marvel logo on the turn-up will help them show their love for the superhero universe whilst keeping their head toasty warm when the weather is chilly. It is made from a dark speckled grey cotton fabric and has a black bobble on the top as a nice finishing touch.
- Price: £15.99
- Machine washable
- One size fits most
- High quality material
Best For Tech
16 GB Groot USB Stick
Groot is one of the most popular characters from the Guardians Of The Galaxy films. Voiced by Vin Diesel, Groot is a sentient being made from tree branches he is loved by fans due to his one word vocabulary and comical expressions and actions. Now, Marvel fans can keep him in their pocket in this handy USB stick form. With 16gb of storage, there is plenty of room for new documents to be saved and it is ideal for taking to school, to work or even just for home projects. As measures just two inches tall, it is compact enough to be kept in a bag or desk but can also become a key ring as it comes with a handy metal chain attached.
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. We hope you have found this list of the best Marvel gifts useful and it has given you some inspiration for some great present ideas. If you are still on the hunt for some other great options for kids and teenagers our list of the best Lego gifts for Lego crazy kids and our nostalgic picks of the best retro toys that will keep kids engaged for hours are definitely worth checking out.
- Price: £13.99
- 2.0 USB stick memory
- Compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac
- Produced by TRIBE under an official licence
Jade is a Londoner by birth but now lives in Lincolnshire and loves the beautiful countryside that is just a step outside her door. Jade has been a primary school teacher for several years, she has an extensive knowledge of the curriculum, toys, games, activities, and learning opportunities for children aged between 3 and 11. She is always seeking out and uncovering new outdoor adventures and educational attractions for when her two wonderful nephews come to stay and loves finding a great deal on an event or a new attraction they haven’t been to before. Jade has a keen interest in science and crafts and loves finding experiments and activities for fun, messy, and engaging things to keep her nephews entertained at home on rainy days.