We can’t be the only ones obsessed with all things true crime. From the podcasts to the books and documentaries, we are completely hooked. And odds are, if you aren’t obsessed with true crime, someone you know is. So whether you’re last-minute gift shopping or looking for a little way to treat yo-self, this true-crime junkie’s gift guide is certain to appeal to any and all mystery lovers.
A Killer Cookbook (click here)
Okay, we see how this could be misconstrued, but hear us out…an entire cookbook devoted to last meals requested by notorious death row inmates. Perhaps some fried chicken and fried shrimp a la John Wayne Gacy? Or if you’re more of a breakfast person you may fancy Ted Bundy’s seared steak, hash browns, toast, and fried eggs. The true-crime lover foodie in your life will gobble this gift right up.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (click here)
In Cold Blood, only the most famous true crime novel EVER, should be on every true crime lover’s bookshelf. To quote the book itself, “turn the key, and let terror walk right in.”
Graphic tees to get right to the point. Here are a few of our favorites!
This tee gets right to the point. (click here)
It’s a toss-up for this true crime junkie. (click here)
And finally, a graphic tee for the murderino in your life. (click here)
The Caffeinated True Crime Lover
Whether the true–crime lover in your life prefers coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, you can guarantee they’ll love sipping their drink of choice out of one of these mugs.
True Crime Mug, Murderino Gift, Coffee Makes Me Feel Less Murdery (click here)
True Crime Mug, toxicology mug, toxicology (click here)
True Crime Mug, True Crime Lover Gift, Till Your Unsolvable Murder (click here)
Color Us Obsessed
Need to relax? Curl up with your favorite art medium and a serial killer coloring book.
Bonus: these pages are one-sided, so after you’re done you can create a gallery wall of your favorite killers. (click here)
Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the Karen to your Georgia (or vice versa), then look no further than the highly anticipated book from the hosts of the hit podcast My Favorite Murder. (click here)
For the Cozy Crime Lover
Nothing sets the mood for a true–crime documentary binge quite like some comfy pajamas, your favorite take-out, and of course, some cozy candles.
True Crime & Chill || Scented Candle (click here)
Careful. You know I love true crime. | 9oz hand-poured, soy wax, white scented candle (click here)
Introverted but willing to discuss true crime – anti-social – crime lover – blood splatter gift present for him or her. Hand-poured candle (click here)
Whoever Fights Monsters by Robert Ressler
If true crime is really your thing, you’ll definitely want to snag a copy of Whoever Fights Monsters. This book is all about the FBI agent who coined the term ‘serial killer.’ We have so much to thank him for. (click here)
More Murderous Apparel
Who doesn’t need a big comfy sweatshirt for these cooler months? Might as well get one that says what you, or someone you know, is all about.
True Crime Junkie Shirt (click here)
True Crime Fan Gifts The Ex–Husband did it (click here)
Serial Killer Documentaries and Chill Hoodie (click here)
Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker
For the person who loves to delve deep into the mind, snag a copy of Mindhunter by John E. Douglas. This book takes an in-depth look at his time as an FBI agent where he used psychological profiling to get into the minds of serial killers. (click here)
A Murder A Day
Check out this Year of True Crime Page-A-Day 2021 calendar. The box itself says: “twisted murderers, incredible survivors, unexplained mysteries!” And frankly, we just don’t understand how anyone wouldn’t want to wake up to that. (click here)
We all need more bags for stuff. These true crime obsessed tote bags will either attract or deter all the right people.
Evidence Tote bag, True Crime Gift for Crime Junkies (click here)
Serial killer tote bag (click here)
Talk True Crime to Me Canvas Zipper Makeup Bag or Pouch (click here)
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
It’s hard to even begin describing this book that was published posthumously after the author’s sudden death; tag along on a deep and daunting investigation as Michelle McNamara works to figure out just who exactly the Golden State Killer was. (click here)
Proceed with Caution
What more can we say than obviously, this is the perfect addition to any murderinos home.
True Crime Doormat (click here)
Funny Serial Killer Welcome Mat (click here)
Probably Watching True Crime Doormat (click here)
The True Test
We saved the best for last; this gift is for the ULTIMATE true crime fanatic: a monthly subscription box where you get to solve a cold case. Each month you’ll receive a box with clues, and each month the plot thickens as you get closer and closer to solving the case. (click here)