The Ultimate Gift Guide for 'Gilmore Girls' Fans

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December 07, 2023

'Tis the season for gift shopping, and if you're at a loss for ideas or it feels like generic gift guides for "gifts for girlfriend" or "gifts for best friends" just aren't cutting it, consider gifts based on a super-specific interest — like their love of Gilmore Girls, the extremely popular cozy, comfort show created by Amy Sherman-Palladino that originally aired in 2000 on The WB network.

Surprise the Gilmore Girls lover in your life with a gift that shows you understand their love of this show. And while themed gifts can sometimes veer a bit cheesy, trust us, if the person you're shopping for would always rather be in Stars Hollow, there's something on this list they'll love. From items that help display their team spirit for Team Dean, Team Jess or Team Logan to art prints inspired by iconic interiors from the show to coffee mugs and so much more, these gifts will make any fan of Gilmore Girls smile.

For fans who need "coffee coffee coffee" on the regular, gift this cute glass mug to remind them of their favorite fictional coffee spot: Luke's Diner.

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To the uninitiated, this may just look like a still life of a cozy interior, but Gilmore Girls fans will recognize this scene as inspired by the living room of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, complete with a traditional sofa, archway, coffee mugs and monkey lamp.

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$52.99

If the person you're shopping for likes being in the know on fashion trends (or just enjoys being cozy), consider gifting a Rory Gilmore-inspired sweater like the iconic ivory oversized cable knit sweater the character wears in the pilot episode. As nostalgic '90s and early aughts-inspired fashion trends are having a resurgence, particularly among Gen Z, it's no surprise the #RoryGilmoreSweater tag referring to the iconic sweater has more than 3.2 million tags on TikTok. This one from Amazon isn't quite as chunky or oversized as the one Rory dons in the show, but it's a solid choice to give as a gift.

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$47.99

In this official cookbook, fans will find dishes from every corner of Stars Hollow and beyond, including the Dragonfly Inn, Weston’s Bakery, Al’s Pancake World, Luke’s Diner and Emily and Richard’s dinner table. The recipient will love recreating iconic dishes from the beloved series, such as Sookie’s Risotto, Mrs. Kim’s Flaxseed Muffins and Luke’s Cheeseburger and Fries. This official cookbook also includes clever cooking tips from Sookie, hosting tips from Michel, etiquette tips from Emily Gilmore and more.

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$48.89

If you're shopping for someone who enjoys picnics or creative dates, a stylish picnic basket stocked with all of the essentials like this one would make a great gift. If you want to make it more of a romantic gift, you could include a card that says "I'll always bid on your basket," which the recipient will recognize from the season two episode in which the annual Stars Hollow charity event, where people bid on picnic baskets to get to go on a picnic date with them, creates drama for the Gilmore girls.

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Help them evoke the feeling of one of their favorite fictional places and embrace winter with this cozy soy wax candle referencing Lorelai's ability to "smell snow" before it falls. Choose from five different scents and four designs representing a different location from the show, including Sookie's Kitchen or the Dragonfly Inn, to customize this 9 oz. glass jar candle.

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Inspired by Lorelai's vision of what a perfect romantic proposal should include, this sweet art print features a bouquet of yellow daisies and text that reads "I love you a thousand yellow daisies" and is sure to make the recipient feel loved.

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If they spend their weekends antiquing (when they're not watching Gilmore Girls, of course), gift this cozy sweatshirt inspired by Mrs. Kim's antique store from the show. Available in sizes S - 5XL, this sweatshirt comes in several colors like forest green, sand, light blue and more.

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$18

Test their knowledge with this fun trivia game and episode guide that can be played solo or with a group.

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Consider gifting this art print inspired by Jess Mariano's car from the show for a minimalistic print that a non-fan wouldn't think twice about. There's even an option to buy a "deviled egg" variation of the same print with subtle signs of deviled egg remnants, referencing the scene in which Lorelai and Rory "egg" Jess's car with the only eggs they have on hand: deviled eggs. This shop also sells prints of Luke's green truck, Lorelai's Jeep, Rory's car that Dean gifts her and other Gilmore Girls-inspired prints.

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$22.44

You never know when you might need a Bop It! to save the day in a tense situation. Avid fans will recognize this game from season five when Luke and Dean get into a competitive Bop It! battle after an awkward double date. Not only will gifting this nostalgic game remind the recipient of this scene, but the classic game is something the whole family can enjoy playing together.

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If you're shopping for someone like Lorelai who is a "fun flask" kind of person, this leather-wrapped flask that can be personalized with their monogram would make a great gift. It will remind them of the episode where the Gilmores go tailgating at the Harvard vs. Yale football game.

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This retro-style poster inspired by Luke Danes and his diner would make a great gift for anyone who loves Luke's character, and it'd be perfect to display in a kitchen.

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Help them tell visitors that their household is a Gilmore Girls-watching one with this funny coir doormat.

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This sweatshirt celebrates the power couple that is Richard and Emily Gilmore with a subtle nod to the song "End Game" by Taylor Swift. This sweatshirt is a relaxed-fit unisex shirt made of a 50% cotton/polyester blend.

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$16 (Set of 2)

For the Rory to your Lorelai or vice versa or just a BFF who shares a love of the show, this friendship bracelet set includes one that features letters spelling out "where you lead" and one that reads "I will follow," referencing the show's memorable theme song.

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For someone who loves takeout just as much as Lorelai, this playful indoor planter, paired with a new houseplant, would make a great gift. It features drain holes and a drip tray.

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Another great wall art option, this modern print depicts a kitchen scene resembling Lorelai's iconic cozy kitchen, complete with yellow checkered floors, a Luke's Diner takeout bag, a Yale fridge magnet and more.

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For the fan who also enjoys baking, these cookie cutters will make their next batch of cookies that much sweeter.

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For the fan who grew up in a strict household like Rory's best friend Lane Kim, gift this cool band tee that features the words "Hep Alien Church Tour," referencing Lane's band.

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House portraits are one of our favorite sentimental things to give as a housewarming gift, and this print gives off a similar feel. Hanging on a wall, it might seem like a house the recipient has lived in, but it's actually inspired by Lorelai and Rory's house.

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For the person who loves reading as much as Rory, this digital download from Etsy would make a great gift to print. It features outlines of books with titles they can fill in as they read them.

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$24.99

Make their morning coffee ritual a little brighter with this sweet mug featuring Stars Hollow motifs like the town sign, a takeout box, a Chilton crest and more.

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Help them emulate Luke's signature style by gifting this classic baseball hat featuring a subtle logo for Luke's diner.

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If they could use a new phone case, this one is perfect for Gilmore Girls fans. It features a whimsical design with graphics representing scenes or themes from the show like a takeout container, picnic basket, Luke's blue baseball cap and more.

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$17.70

Introduce little ones in your life to the Gilmores with this sweet Gilmore Girls-inspired children's book perfect for fans of all ages. In this delightfully illustrated picture book, pivotal moments in Lorelai's and Rory's lives are revisited. See the sweet potting shed behind the Independence Inn where the Girls made their home, experience how Rory and Lane first met and celebrate the seasons with the whole community of Stars Hollow.

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Inspired by our favorite fictional vegetable farmer, this tote is perfect for a weekend farmer's market trip or grocery run.

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If the person you're shopping for enjoys crafts, this digital downloadable for an embroidery pattern could be their next project. After following the pattern, they'll have a detailed Stars Hollow-inspired scene featuring Lorelai's house, Luke's diner, Miss Patty's dance studio, Lorelai's Jeep, the town gazebo and more. (Note: The supplies are not included — this product is only for the digital pattern.)

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$10.99

If embroidery isn't their thing, opt for this coloring book with pages inspired by the show. It'd be great for an adult who wants a phone-free way to unwind (probably while watching Gilmore Girls, let's be honest) or even a kid who enjoys coloring and may be a budding fan.

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Luke was really onto something with this sign, huh? If the person you're shopping for has a tendency of calling people out for using phones at the dinner table, snag this "no cell phones" poster for them.

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For the fan who loves vintage t-shirts and happens to be Team Jess, gift this vintage-inspired unisex tee featuring "Jess Mariano" text at the top and five dreamy headshots of Rory's second boyfriend in the show.

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Add a touch of Stars Hollow to their tree this year with this wood ornament inspired by Luke's Diner.

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Real-life political parties aside, everyone can show their Gilmore Girls pride with this Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore presidential campaign vinyl.

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Is Stars Hollow a real place? Technically, no, but this sweatshirt suggests otherwise. This crewneck sweatshirt looks like a souvenir you'd bring back from a fall leaf-peeping trip to a charming small town in New England. While anyone who hasn't seen the show would think it's just a normal souvenir sweatshirt, the wearer will get comment after comment from fellow fans in the know.

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Help the recipient show where their allegiance lies with one of these pennant stickers. Choose from Team Jess, Team Dean and Team Logan.

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