Sonic the Hedgehog feels more powerful than ever, thanks to recent wins in gaming, comics and even Hollywood. Sonic fans are out there in droves, and there are plenty of options for gift ideas. Thanks to 2021 being the character's 30th anniversary, even more cool stuff and merchandise in general is available. Check 'em out!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2021 Gift Guide

Encyclo-speed-ia

Much like its work with Nintendo, Dark Horse teamed up with Sega to create an encyclopedic tome based on 30 years of Sonic the Hedgehog. Covering each game in the series as of its publishing, the Sonic Enclyclo-speed-ia (lol) goes into tons of detail for things like lore, whatever “Sonic the Hedgehog lore” means.

2020 Film Limited Collector’s Edition Blu Ray

2020’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie may go down in history as one of the most important films ever made. Mostly because it was most peoples’ last movie they saw before the pandemic hit. It was a fun movie though, and a limited edition SKU of the movie’s home release dropped with a unique cover and some included goodies inside the package.

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The IDW Collection

Sonic the Hedgehog comics have been around forever. But in 2018, IDW took over the license and started publishing some of the most well-received comic book Sonic stories in recent times. This hardcover collection comprises the first three volumes of IDW’s series, which means the first 12 issues published.

Colors Ultimate

It’s the latest Sonic the Hedgehog videogame release! It’s also pretty good, despite the issues reported with the Nintendo Switch version. You could also include games like Sonic Mania Plus, Team Sonic Racing or Sonic Forces.

GFUEL

I don’t really care about things like energy drinks or being a True Gamer, but man that Sonic Peach Rings flavor is the mad notes, baby. Seriously that shit rules. There’s a new fruit punch Sonic-themed GFUEL as well, but I can’t say I’ve tried it yet. Frankly I haven’t tried any other flavors either, but man, Peach Rings. Seriously.

Official Merch

It’s kind of obvious to say something like “official merch” but the online Sega Shop is actually pretty solid. There are lots of different options from various hoodies to weirder merch like scarves and pillows.

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So yeah, there’s a lot of cool Sonic the Hedgehog stuff out there, and it’s easy enough to get a hold of. Hell, you can even get merchandise for Sonic side characters like Tails, Knuckles or even Chaos. Do you have a Sonic fan in your life? Hopefully we helped you pick something out for them for the upcoming holidays.