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28 Killer Gifts For The True Crime Junkies In Your Life

Updated on June 7, 2021 Updated on Jun 7, 2021
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    True crime podcasts, true crime books, true crime documentaries! True crime is super hot right now! If you have a person in your life that has listened to every episode of My Favorite Murder and can fall asleep soundly after the latest Netflix true crime documentary, they will appreciate any of these ideas. We have 24 true crime gifts for the Murderino in your life.

  1. Cold Case Murder Mystery Game
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    Unsolved Case Files puts you in the shoes of a cold case detective tasked with solving a murder that happened decades ago with only the original investigator’s case file. Think you can find out who really killed Harmony Ashcroft on May 8, 1998? Unsolved Case Files will let you find out once and for all whether you’re as good as the detectives on TV.

  3. Small Sacrifices
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    Ann Rule is the queen of true crime writers, and her book Small Sacrifices is what turned me into a true crime junkie when I was a teenager. The book tells the story of Diane Downs, who was accused of shooting her three small children, killing one for the love of a man. Rule is a gripping writer who chose psychologically interesting true crime cases rather than gory ones. Other Ann Rule books any true crime fan will love include Everything She Ever Wanted, If You Really Loved Me, and The Stranger Beside Me, Rule’s bestseller about serial killer Ted Bundy whom she knew years before he was known to have killed dozens of young women. 

  5. Hunt A Killer
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    Deep down, every true crime lover thinks they could solve all those cold cases they see on crime shows. Well, put their crime scene investigating skills to the test with this murder mystery game! This version of Hunt A Killer is not the subscription box version you’ll often hear advertised on true crime podcasts. However, this version can be played in one go; it takes 45-60 minutes. Players will investigate a murder at a tavern. There are ciphers, clues, puzzles, realistic evidence, and documents for a fun, fully immersive game to get to the bottom of an unsolved case! 

  7. Doormat
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    True crime aficionados understand the importance of asserting their Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. This doormat lets the Five-Oh know they aren’t getting across your threshold without a warrant! The mat is made of natural coconut fibers and is suitable for use indoors or out. 

  9. Vintage Post Cards
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    What’s scarier at Halloween than serial killers? This set of eight vintage-style postcards feature a Halloween theme and a serial killer. The cards are double-sided and come with envelopes. They’re based on actual vintage Halloween postcards and are a fun, unique gift for true crime fans. 

  11. Art Print
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    This art print trades out the zodiac signs for serial killer lore. The print is on Ultra Premium Matte Presentation Paper, available in two sizes, 8.5 x 11 inches or 13 x 19 inches. The print ships unframed in a poster tube for safe transport. 

  13. Murder Most Puzzling Book
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    A body in the topiary garden! A death at a clairvoyants convention! This witty riff on the classic whodunit brings out everyone’s inner detective. Become the faithful sidekick to amateur sleuth Medea Thorne to help her crack 20 different diabolical cases using a variety of puzzle-solving skills. Each mysterious case is sumptuously illustrated in glorious, gothic style to help bring the adventure to life (or death).

  15. Serial Killer Playing Cards
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    This deck of playing cards features 54 different American serial killers. Each card provides details like the killer’s name and aliases, the number of murders committed, the time and location of their murders, and their chosen method. These aren’t like baseball cards; they’re a full set of playing cards. 

  17. True Crime Calendar
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    A calendar always makes a nice holiday gift, and if you need holiday gift ideas for a true crime fan, this is the perfect gift. They’ll learn more about the stories on those Netflix murder shows, and Investigation Discovery true-crime shows each day! Then, slay at the next serial killer trivia night! 

  19. Adult Coloring Book
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    Coloring can be a nice, relaxing hobby. Combine that hobby with their true crime hobby with this unique gift, the Female Serial Killers Coloring Book. More than just a coloring book, the book includes information about the killers, victims, murder method of choice, the location, and time span of the crimes. 

  21. Tote Bag
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    Got a best friend who is your partner in true crime and wine? They’ll love this tote bag! The bag is made of 100% cotton canvas, is medium-size, measuring 15 inches by 15 inches, and the handle has an 11-inch drop. The tote bag can hold about 20 pounds and is washer and dryer safe. 

  23. T-Shirt
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    The late, great comedian Patrice O’Neil used to have a bit about getting a receipt for every purchase no matter how small, so he’d always have an alibi should he be accused of a crime. If you can relate, this comfy t-shirt is for you! The t-shirt is available in several colors, sizes, and both men’s and women’s cuts. 

  25. Tea Towel
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    Were clowns always scary, or did Gacy make them scary? Maybe Gacy made them scarier! This kitchen towel features Gacy in his trademark Pogo the Clown makeup. The image is hand-embroidered; the towel is made of 100% cotton and measures 18.5 x 13 inches. 

  27. Cookie Cutter
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    Crime scene cookie cutter! Make your very own chalk outline cookies with this cookie cutter. It’s made from food-safe material, has a sharp edge, and is available in three sizes. 

  29. True Crime Puzzle Book
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    Don’t leave these puzzles unsolved! This puzzle collection includes an assortment of crime-themed puzzles.
    Verbal, logic, memory, and visual puzzles are included. Solve word searches and memory puzzles based on true crimes. Other puzzles let you play detective and find witnesses or track down criminals through logical deductions.

  31. Coffee Mug
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    There is just something about the dulcet tones of Bill Curtis and Keith Morrison that makes you want to binge-watch murder documentaries! Now you can do that with your morning coffee or evening tea with this coffee mug. The mug holds 11 ounces, is made of ceramic, and hand-washing is recommended. 

  33. Tumbler
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    Speaking of Keith Morrisson! Look what I found! You totally read that in his voice. The best gifts are ones that make the recipient laugh, and I genuinely laughed when I saw this. This stainless steel tumbler holds 12 ounces, will keep a drink at temperature for hours, and can be used as a wine glass or a travel mug for water or coffee. If you’re looking for true crime birthday merch, this is the ultimate! 

  35. Keychain
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    We’ve all watched Forensic Files and thought, “I wouldn’t make that rookie mistake!” We all think we are clever enough to commit the perfect crime. This key chain is made of sturdy stainless steel and arrives in a gift bag. 

  37. Christmas Ornament
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    From Jeffery McDonald to Chris Watts, they weren’t fooling us. When a wife turns up dead, the odds are good that the husband did it. This ornament makes a perfect Christmas gift for the true crime-obsessed person in your life. 

  39. Throw Pillow
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    Snuggle up with your favorite things, coffee, books, true crime, and this throw pillow! This pillow is hand-cut and sewed, made of spun polyester, and printed on both sides. This is not just the case; it’s a filled pillow. 

  41. Personal Alarm
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    Watching, reading, and listening to true crime stuff can start to make you paranoid! Every person is a potential predator, and you’re about to get your very own Dateline episode. Pull the top pin, and you’ll activate an alarm and a strobe light that can last up to 40 minutes. This personal alarm can give you a sense of security. 

  43. Forensics Kit
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    Okay, this kit is a STEM toy for kids aged eight and older, but it has really neat stuff in it that adults would get a kick out of, too, including fingerprint powder, crime scene tape, plaster powder for casting footprints, and more! In addition, there is a manual to teach you about forensics and a non-violent crime to solve. 

  45. Zippered Pouch
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    This zippered pouch resembles an evidence envelope. The bag is made of recycled polypropylene, so it’s easy to wipe clean. The pouch can be used as a wallet to hold cosmetics, chargers, glasses, pens, and other small-ish items. 

  47. Candle
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    This hand-poured soy candle smells like you’re in a cult! But, no, really, it’s forest scented, a nice evergreen smell. The candle measures nine ounces and has a burn time of around 50 hours. So stay sexy, and don’t get murdered! 

  49. Cereal Killer Spoon
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    Everyone should have a special cereal eating spoon. This one is perfect for true crime fans! The spoon is made of stainless steel, and the phrase is engraved onto the spoon. The spoon measures seven inches long and is dishwasher safe. 

  51. Serial Killer Cookbook
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    The perfect gift for murderinos and true crime fans, The Serial Killer Cookbook: Last Meals pairs serial killer trivia with the recipes of the meals these killers ate during their final hours. With full-color photos, chilling true crime facts, and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be cooking up killer meals in no time. This collection of recipes is both delicious and surprising, and spans breakfast staples to indulgent dessert.

  53. Bookmark
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    I think the only people who collect more books than true crime junkies are cookbook junkies. True crime fans will have seven books on Dahmer alone! Make sure they not only don’t lose their page in all those books but their place either! This bookmark will hold both for them until they can dive back into their “case files!”

  55. Evidence Tape
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    Every true crime fan knows how important it is to preserve the integrity of evidence and its chain of custody. This red evidence tape is a fun gag gift. The tape can be used to seal boxes which is what it’s intended for, but it would be fun to use as stickers on laptops, phone cases, gym bags, and more! At least for those of us with a macabre sense of humor.