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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

We put together a holiday gift guide with some shirts, books, albums, art, and more fun stuff created by your favorite podcast hosts! Some of these items are pre-orders and others might not be able to ship in time for the holidays, but you can always make a little card telling your recipient the gift will be on its way! Check out the list below (in alphabetical order by show title) for some great ideas for the beloved MaxFunsters in your life–including yourself!

Posted by Stacey Molski on 10th December 2020

For fans of the network in general, or for someone that you know loves MaxFun shows but you aren’t sure which ones:

Gift a membership! We have a super easy way to do that now. All you have to do is go to and follow the instructions there. Your recipient will be able to pick which shows they want to support and they’ll get the bonus content that comes with a membership!

We’ve also got MaxFun logo socks, shirt, hoodie, or a skateboard deck for the MaxFunster in your life.

The Adventure Zone

The McElroys have a wide selection of cool stuff over here, like this retro key tag or Pineguard patch. They also have several graphic novels out now: Here There Be Gerblins, Murder on the Rockport Limited and Petals to the Metal.

Baby Geniuses

Lisa Hanawalt has a shop full of shirts, prints, original art, and books. And you can get some Emily Heller merch or her 2018 comedy album Pasta, the cover of which is a work of art on its own.

Beef and Dairy Network

Someone found a box full of shirts from Eli’s World of Mosquito Mayhem so you should snag one of those gems while they are still around. Plus any beef lover will want to rep some Mitchell’s gear.


Fans of Fairhaven’s favorite monster huntrs can pre-order the Bubble graphic novel now! Plus there’s an array of merch available in the MaxFunStore.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

There are beautiful Bullseye posters and T-shirts in the MaxFunStore. And if you want to really impress the Bullseye listener in your life, get them the perfect find from Jesse’s vintage shop Put This On.

Can I Pet Your Dog?

You probably need to have a talk before you buy your loved one a dog, but a T-shirt and poster are safe! The MaxFunStore has perfect shirts for both the Tugboats and Pistachios in your life, plus a cute poster!

The Dave Hill Goodtime Hour

Dave’s new comedy album The Pride of Cleveland came out this year and would make an excellent gift! He’s also started selling some incredible painted items on his Etsy shop, but you probably won’t be able to get one of those until after the holidays (and even then you’ll need to keep an eye on it and act quick!).

Dead Pilots Society

Ben Blacker has written several comics and novels, including Hex Wives, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Death Be Damned, and Star Wars Join the Resistance

Dr. Gameshow

Ring ring on the telephone! It’s this great Dr. Gameshow shirt featuring Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno.


FANTI merch is coming in early 2021, so until then, gift FANTI fans a MaxFun membership to support Jarrett and Tre’vell!

The Flop House

The Flop House has three posters and three shirts available in the MaxFunStore! They’ve also done a series of comics on the themes of “Horror” and “Love” with the proceeds going to charity. Stuart’s bar, Hinterlands, is selling shirts as supplies last, and you can get Elliott’s books Sharko and Hippo and Horse Meets Dog for the cool kids in your life.

Friendly Fire

We’ve got a poster and T-shirt available in the MaxFunStore, and couple extras like a 120-sided dice mug and challenge coin on Friendly Fire’s site.

Go Fact Yourself

A Go Fact Yourself shirt is a great way for folks to show their love for the show!

The Greatest Generation and The Greatest Discovery

Show your allegiance to The Greatest Generation and The Dustbuster Club with a shirt, sweatshirt, poster, or glass available in the MaxFunStore or on the show’s site.

Heat Rocks

Pre-order a Heat Rocks 45 record adapter-weight (proceeds benefits the Downtown Women’s Center in LA). Or get co-host Oliver Wang’s book Legions of Boom at an independent bookstore near you.

I, Podius

I, Podius fans would probably love to get books by hosts John (Medallion Status and Vacationland) and Elliott (Sharko and Hippo and Horse Meets Dog)!

The Jackie and Laurie Show

Represent Jackie, Laurie, and all the comics of the week with this Future Comic of the Week shirt! Plus, give your friends Jackie’s latest album I Am Not the Hero of This Story and Laurie’s latest book Dead People Suck.

Jordan, Jesse, Go!

Find out if Bart Sinson really does always have table and warn everyone about Prank Bear. Plus, you can pick up a gorgeous challenge coin or beach ball for your friend who missed out on their Boys of Summer tour!

Judge John Hodgman

I bet you know a weird dad, and I bet that weird dad needs this shirt. If your pal is always telling folks to shut their piehole, let this shirt do the talking for them. And please, PLEASE, let the world know that a hot dog is NOT a sandwich. Or get John’s books Medallion Status and Vacationland for the JJHo fan in your life!

The JV Club with Janet Varney

Get the JV Club T-shirt and button to let your loved ones know you’ll always be there for them during their times of adult-lescence.

Minority Korner

James would like you to remind your friends to side-eye their heroes with this T-shirt.

Mission to Zyxx

Whether you’re on the side of the Rebellion or the Federated Alliance, Mission to Zyxx has shirts, posters, pins, a mug, and a koozie for every beloved crew member in your life.

My Brother, My Brother and Me

Pre-order their book Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You). Or give the cool babies in your life some MBMBaM cred with a bunch of merch from their store, including this retro Munch Squad ringer shirt. You can also get all your McElroy-loving pals a ticket to the virtual Candlenights 2020 Special on December 19!

Oh No, Ross and Carrie!

Gift this conversation piece of a mug, so they always have a point of reference for something creepy that happens. Like seeing your friend walking in your front door wearing this cool logo shirt even though you know all of your doors and windows were locked.

One Bad Mother

Biz and Theresa’s book, You’re Doing a Great Job! is an ideal gift for any parents you know. Theresa’s children’s book It Feels Good To Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity is a must-have for every family.  And the ever popular OBM onesie makes a perfect addition to it. Plus, they have a bunch of great shirts in the store, including I am a self and The President of Everything!

Reading Glasses

For all your family members who sneak away to read this holiday season, there’s this very direct Do Not Disturb the Reading tote bag. You should probably also get them this library-inspired Ask Me What I’m Reading shirt so they have something for when they can’t stop talking about the book they’re reading. And get folks Mallory’s book The Lady from the Black Lagoon and Brea’s graphic novel Mary.

Round Springfield

Get your pals a copy of Allie Goertz and Julia Prescott’s book, 100 Things The Simpsons Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.


Share your love of vaccines with this Vaccines! shirt or Pro-Vax pin! And everyone you know deserves to have Justin and Sydnee’s Sawbones book, beautifully illustrated by Still Buffering’s Teylor Smirl.


For your dove or deer, there’s a lovely Hello My Dove. Hello Deer shirt available!

Still Buffering

Get your favorite teen a poster with their three favorite (former) teens!

Stop Podcasting Yourself

It’s like this Stop Podcasting Yourself shirt was MADE for your friend. You wouldn’t get it, but they will. And if folks don’t fall under that category, there’s a classic logo shirt available.

Story Break

Get this Story Break mug for all of the Hollywood professionals in your life.

Switchblade Sisters

A Switchblade Sisters logo patch will give a lot of street cred to folks who love discussions about genre films.

Tights and Fights

Tights and Fights fans would be super into getting a T&F logo shirt!

Tiny Victories

Pre-order Annabelle’s new book You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility and get Laura’s comedy album Mouth Punch!

Triple Click

Gift Kirk Hamilton’s digital album The Exited Door and Maddy (MIDI) Myers’ album Recovery Mission to someone who loves both video games AND music. If they’re more of a reader, then pre-order Jason Schreier’s book Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry.

Troubled Waters

Dave Holmes’ book Party of One is out in paperback, hardcover and audio book (read by Dave himself)!

We Got This with Mark and Hal

Debate the question on everyone’s mind–‘Should podcasts have a theme song?’–by wearing this new shirt around town. And get your pals a ticket to the We Got This Winter Spectacular on December 10 (you can also purchase it afterwards and can watch it up until January 1)!

Who Shot Ya?

Who Shot Ya? fans will love Alonso Duralde’s book Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas or Ify Nwadiwe’s comedy album The Community College Dropout.


Get everyone you love tickets to the Wonderful! livestream on December 29! Proceeds benefit Austin Bat Cave. And you should probably get them this adorable baseball tee, too.