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2021 MaxFun Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re looking for a gift for a MaxFun fan in your life, we’ve listed suggestions for every show below! Shows are listed alphabetically, so scroll down to the one you’re looking for and start clicking. And while you’re at it, you should get something for yourself! You deserve it!

Posted by Stacey Molski on 26th November 2021

For someone that you know loves MaxFun shows but you aren’t sure which ones:

Gift a membership! It’s easy–just go to and follow the instructions there. You’ll make a simple, one-time payment. Then we’ll contact your recipient so they can pick which shows they want to support, and we’ll send them the bonus content that comes with a membership!

We’ve also got MaxFun logo socks, shirt, 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 these Bureau of Balance dice! Why not get a whole bunch of those and then load them up into this fanny pack? They also have four graphic novels out now, including The Crystal Kingdom which was just released July of this year.

Baby Geniuses

Get yourself a Baen Chunch shirt designed by Lisa Hanawalt so you can broadcast to the world any updates about Martha Stewart’s horse Baen Chunch. Lisa also has a shop full of beautiful prints if you want to brighten up your walls. 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 (or get back in the truck).

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 the selection of Jesse’s Picks in his 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

Get your Dave Hill Goodtime Hour merch right here! Like this mug and this Dave&Dez&Chris&Luci shirt. Dave also designed beautiful patterns for The Bunny Shops which you can get on dresses, shirts, shoes, bags and more!

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

Depresh Mode

It’s 2021, so pretty much everyone you know would benefit from a hardcover copy of John Moe’s book The Hilarious World of Depression and a pair of Depresh Mode sweatpants.

Dr. Gameshow

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


Gift FANTI fans a MaxFun membership to support Jarrett and Tre’vell!

Feeling Seen

Get your movie-going friends a MaxFun membership to support Jordan and her new show!

The Flop House

The Flop House says: give yourself the gift of CATS!

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 or The Greatest Discovery with some merch like this challenge coin, Uxbridge House mug, or This Old Enterprise shirt.

The Jackie and Laurie Show

Represent Jackie and Laurie with this notebook (as Jackie says “it’s a notebook! WRITE SOMETHING!”) or this Future Comic of the Week shirt! Plus, you can give your friends Jackie’s latest album Stay-Kashian and Laurie’s latest album Corset.

Jordan, Jesse, Go!

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book, particularly the Bubble graphic novel written by Jordan Morris! Or get your JJGo-loving friend something special from Jesse’s vintage shop Put This On.

Judge John Hodgman

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!

Just the Zoo of Us

The animal lover in your life who love Just the Zoo of Us would be so into these books from past guests:

A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching: Getting to Know the World’s Most Misunderstood Bird by Rosemary Mosco; Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins: A Trip Through the World of Animal Intoxication by Oné R. Pagán; and Americans Hate Coyotes: How the War on America’s Song Dog Began and Why it Persists by Jazmin Murphy.

Or get them a shirt or tote from Skype a Scientist–proceeds from their sales support connecting students and classrooms with scientist speakers for free!

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.

Maximum Film!

You’ve got to get your friends and family the Christmas Zaddy’s new book: I’ll Be Home for Christmas Movies: The Deck the Hallmark Podcast’s Guide to Your Holiday TV Obsession!

Minority Korner

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

Mission to Zyxx

Celebrate Mission to Zyxx’s final season with a shirt, a Quadrant’s Best Mission Operations Manager mug, hyper-proton fuel sticker pack, a Story of Beano print, an incredible refrigerator badge, and a koozie for every beloved crew member in your life.

My Brother, My Brother and Me

Gift a copy of 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. If the person you’re buying a gift for celebrates Candlenights (and who doesn’t?), then you’ve got to get them a Candlenights mug or ornament. And you can wrap it all up in some Candlenights wrapping paper!

Oh No, Ross and Carrie!

Wearing this I’m Sure It’s All True shirt is an easy way for folks to avoid conversations with conspiracy theorists. And that’s a gift that keeps on giving.

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 library and school). And the ever popular OBM onesie makes a perfect addition to it. Plus, they have a cozy hoodie perfect for lounging around watching movies with the family.

Reading Glasses

Reading Glasses has a ton of great bookish merch here, like this new Libraries Are Flipping Awesome shirt, Library User sweatshirt, or All Books Are Real Books mug! And get folks Mallory’s new book Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol and Brea’s graphic novel Mary.


Share your love of vaccines with this Vaccines! shirt, bumper sticker, Pro-Vax pin, or horseshoe crab shirt! (Maybe just stuff the stocking of everyone you know with some of this pro-vaccine merch!) And be sure to get Justin and Sydnee’s Sawbones book, beautifully illustrated by Still Buffering’s Teylor Smirl.


For your dove or deer who loves learning about manners, this updated version of Emily Post’s Etiquette would be a thoughtful gift.

Still Buffering

Get your loved one a gift membership to support Sydnee, Teylor, and Rileigh. And then share a piece of culture that you love with them–especially if it’s one their generation may not have experienced!

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.

Tights and Fights

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

Tiny Victories

Get a copy of Annabelle’s book You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility and get Laura’s comedy album Mouth Punch! Then share your tiny victories with each other this holiday season!

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 Jason Schreier’s book Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry is the perfect gift!

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?’–while wearing this Podcasts Should Have a T-Shirt tee around town. And the We Had This! onesie is an amazing gift for the parents/babies in your life! If you’re buying for a reader, they’ll enjoy Producer Ken Plume’s book, Go Team Venture: The Art & Making of the Venture Bros!


Anyone would be delighted to get this adorable baseball tee.