Of all the unique and personal gifts you can find for this Christmas, Doctor Who merch is ideal for your science-fiction-loving, nostalgic loved one. With our picks, you’ll be stepping back in time to your childhood, back to when you used to hide behind the sofa from the Daleks. Doctor Who merchandise isn’t just for the fans, though, it can be for anyone who has fond memories of the show.
60 years after the very first episode, our favourite eccentric alien who travels space and time in an old police box is still very much in our hearts. And – still on our TV screens, too. Starting with wartime movie veteran William Hartnell, there have been many Doctor Who actors who have taken up the role. Most recently, actress Jodie Whittaker completed her tenure as the beloved hero.
Doctor Who merchandise at a glance:
• Best Doctor Who gift: Doctor Who Tardis Tea Pot – View Offer on OnBuy
• Best Doctor Who gift selection: Doctor Who Pop Culture Mystery Swag Box – View Offer at HMV
• Best Doctor Who poster: Doctor Who Classic Retro Dalek Print – View Offer on Etsy
Arguably more popular than it was back in 1963, Doctor Who is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s strange how such an iconic piece for British pop culture came about just by chance: to fill a slot on Saturday night. As you may remember, the original series ran until 1989 – and after a backdoor pilot movie failed to captivate a North American audience, Doctor Who was seemingly out of time.
But, for its dedicated fans, the show stayed alive (in one form or another) through fan projects with straight-to-video films, radio dramas and original novels. Time and time again, it is the fans – and those who remember the show fondly – who keep the magic of Doctor Who alive. This is why, at Yours, we’ve put together some of our favourite Doctor Who merch for your nostalgic loved one - that aren't just food gifts. Our picks are truly out of this world.
Doctor Who Merchandise and Gifts
Best Doctor Who movie merch
Who remembers the in-colour Dr Who movies with Peter Cushing? Both movies were remakes of the
Best Doctor Who canvas print
Calling all enthusiasts of the timeless sci-fi franchise! Pre-order the Victory Doctor Who Canvas
Best Doctor Who gift
If you combine two British institutions, what do you get? Something very iconic. Perfect for
Best classic Doctor Who DVD
Though Jon Pertwee may not be as well-loved as his successor, Tom Baker, his stories are just as
Best Doctor Who board game
For lovers of board games, we recommend the Doctor Who Race To The TARDIS, which is playable for
Best Doctor Who vinyl record
Who used to read the Doctor Who annuals? If so, The Amazing World Of Doctor Who is a great gift
Best Doctor Who gift selection
Much like the iconic punctuation umbrella used by Sylvester McCoy, we have many questions. What's
Best Doctor Who audio drama
Audio dramas such as this kept the show alive after being off-air for ten years. Although this is
Best Doctor Who t-shirt
A fantastic present for any Doctor Who fan, this Doctor Who 4th Doctor T-Shirt comes completely
Best Doctor Who novel
The Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara unite on an alien world, confronting Daleks after a nuclear
Best Doctor Who wellness gift
Pret A Geek on Etsy has made this beautiful Doctor Who-inspired Timey Wimey Soy Candle, bringing
Best Doctor Who poster
We adore this Doctor Who Classic Retro Dalek Print, perfect for plans of science fiction of a
Best Doctor Who gift for plant lovers
Printed with PLA, a material created from processing any number of plant products including corn,
Best Doctor Who tote bag
Reusable, this lightweight go-everywhere K-9 and Fourth Doctor Scarf Tote Bag keeps you ready to
Best Doctor Who notebook
Decorated with the world's most famous police box, this Doctor Who TARDIS A5 Notebook is perfect
What is happening for the 60th anniversary?
November 23, 1963 is where it all began, making 2023 the 60th anniversary. But, what is happening? After all, not many TV shows make it to their 60th anniversary. We hope there is some new Doctor Who merch to come...
Doctor Who is returning to the BBC in November with three special episodes to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee of this beloved science-fiction show. Showrunner Russell T Davies has brought back fan-favourite Doctor, David Tennant, alongside actress Catherine Tate, reprising her role as Donna Noble - with some fantastic guest stars, too.
Have you seen the trailer yet?
Who is the new Doctor Who?
Though it is true that David Tennant is making a return for the 60th anniversary TV specials, he’s not returning full-time as our favourite Time Lord. And - in May of last year, Ncuti Gatwa was announced as the new Doctor.
Most well-known for his breakout, BAFTA-winning role in Netflix’s Sex Education as Eric Effiong, Gatwa is a Scottish actor. And – most recently, you may have spotted him as one of the ‘Kens’ in the Barbie Movie, alongside his Sex Education co-stars, Emma Mackey and Connor Swindells.
Speaking about his upcoming role as the Doctor, Ncuti said, "There aren’t quite the words to describe how I’m feeling. A mix of deeply honoured, beyond excited and of course a little bit scared. This role and show means so much to so many around the world, including myself, and each one of my incredibly talented predecessors has handled that unique responsibility and privilege with the utmost care. I will endeavour my utmost to do the same."
Where can I watch classic Doctor Who?
Luckily for us, classic Doctor Who is arriving on BBC iPlayer this November. How exciting.
Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Yours, an all-rounder who will write on anything from décor to wellness. When not scouring the net for the best home bargains, Piper is listening to a musical soundtrack and tending to her houseplants.