great holiday gifts for fans of the paranormal

Looking for holiday gifts with a decidedly paranormal twist? Here are some suggestions for friends and family -- or perhaps a treat for yourself. You'll find items in a wide price range to suit any budget, and for just about any age. Shop now so you'll get the goods in time for the holidays.

Paranormal movies

When paranormal fans aren't out there scaring up ghosts and monsters, they're watching movies about them. DVDs and Blu-ray videos about ghosts, hauntings, aliens, monsters, and other phenomena always make great gifts. Here are some new releases to consider:

  • Poltergeist (2015)
  • Insidious, Chapters 2 and 3
  • Jurassic World
  • Interstellar
  • Ouija
  • Extraterrestrial
  • Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

TV season compilation DVDs

There is no shortage of paranormal-themed TV shows to watch these days. In fact it's hard to find a show that doesn't have some supernatural element. Chances are, favorite shows are available in season boxed sets and make great gifts for fans who can't get enough of them. There's:

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Bates Motel (Season 3)
  • The Vampire Diaries (Season 6)
  • Walking Dead (Season 5)
  • Supernatural (Season 10)
  • Sleepy Hollow (Season 2)

... just to name a few.

Paranormal books

New Page Books

One of the best ways to get good information from top-notch researchers is in book form. (Yes, they still make books out of paper.) There many excellent paranormal-themed books out there that make great presents. Here are some new books I can recommend, some of which are available in Kindle editions:

  • The World's Most Haunted House by William J. Hall (New Page Books
  • On the Edge of Reality by Colin Andrews with Synthia Andrews (New Page Books)
  • The UFO Dossier by Kevin D. Randle (Visible Ink Press)
  • Journey Into the Unknown: The Mystery of the Out of Body Experience by D.V. Nobles
  • A Manifestation of Monsters by Dr. Karl P.N. Shuker (Anomalist Books)
  • Men in Black: Personal Stories & Eerie Adventures by Nicholas Redfern (Lisa Hagan Books)
  • True Ghost Stories: Jim Harold's Campfire 4 by Jim Harold (Jim Harold Media LLC)

Ghost Hunter Trophy

All you ghost hunters out there have been bragging for years about all the ghosts you've managed to bag, but your friends never believed you because you had no proof to show them. Well now you can proudly display your spirit catch with this Ghost Hunter Trophy. Just mount the head of your ghost on this plaque and hang it on your wall. That will certainly shut the mouths of your doubting critics! $9.99

There is no Xmas, only Zuul! Sweater

After all these years, the Ghostbusters are still hot; there's even a new movie coming out soon. And you'll be able to stay warm in this weird Ghostbuster-themed sweater. It features the Ghostbuster logo, the Ecto-1 vehicle, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Slimer. All in a nice Christmasy-wintery design. Various sizes available. $25.

Crystal Skull Head Vodka Shot Whiskey Home Wine Beer Tea Glass Drinking Cup

This is just what you need: a shot glass that stares back at you when you're downing your vodka. Actually, this unique glass will hold 2 ounces of whatever liquid you pour into it -- from vodka to cranberry juice. And if you're thinking of pouring blood into it... well, you're just plain sick! $24.99.

Paranormal Illusion Pendant

This handmade paranormal art pendant is one inch in diameter and comes with a 10-inch matching chain. The maker also has several other similar-themed pendants in a variety of styles and colors. $13.99.

Phantom Hour Ouija Style Talking-board


Some weirdos actually collect Ouija boards. (I have several in my house.) And there are many unique, custom-made boards available. This one, from ModernConjure, features the occult symbol of an eye and an hourglass with wings. The handcrafted board measures 13" by 19" and the finished product does not feature the watermark Carnivalia logo seen in the picture.$39.95.

Ghost hunting equipment and supplies

I'll bet you know at least one ghost hunter... and you might be one yourself. And every ghost hunter has a wish list of desired equipment for their investigations. The GhostHunter Store has a full line of gadgets and supplies, including EMF detectors, thermometers, motion sensors, EVP equipment, thermal imaging, night vision equipment, equipment cases, and ghost hunting starter kits. Newer items include the Vortex Dome (pictured), Ovilus 4, Full-Spectrum GoPro, SB11 Ghost Box, and many other items.

Starter Ghost Hunting Kit with "Ghost Tech"

For the fledgling ghost hunter just getting started, this kit includes a good selection of equipment: an EMF meter, motion sensor, infrared pen-type thermometer, EVP recorder, geo-phone and case. It even includes the best-selling how-to book, Ghost Tech, which provides basic information.

Alien Head Watch

This Alien Head Watch ($47.90) is just one of the hundreds of paranormal-themed gift ideas available from They have clothing, bumper stickers, mugs, calendars, caps, mousepads, jewelry, posters, bags, cards, iPhone cases... and for you cheapskates out there, buttons and key chains for about $4.

Magazine subscriptions

Magazine subscriptions make great gifts because they remind the recipient every month or so just how wonderful and thoughtful you are for giving it to them. Consider these:

  • FATE Magazine - Cryptozoology, Fortean phenomena, ghosts, science, UFOs, spirituality, and more. Print or E-Editions available.
  • Atlantis Rising - Ancient mysteries, unexplained anomalies, future science.
  • ForteanTimes - News, reviews and research on strange phenomena and experiences, curiosities, prodigies and portents.
  • Open Minds - UFO news and investigations.