Defined as a retrofuturistic subgenre of science fiction, Steampunk is a blend of futuristic technology inspired by the industrial steam-powered machinery and the Victorian era – which has left us today with an incredible culture and stunning universe.
If you are looking for a gift for the steampunk lover in your life (or maybe for yourself!), you have come to the right place. We have carefully selected the best steampunk gifts out there. From costumes and accessories to books and decorations, you will find something they’ll love and have a use for.
Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s day, or any special event, find inspiration in this gift guide for steampunk enthusiasts. One of the best gifts might be a book, as it all started through literature, but it might be hard to figure out what they have read and what they haven’t.
But don’t worry, you will most certainly find something here they don’t already have. Keep on reading to discover the best steampunk gifts out there!
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Steampunk Gifts Ideas
It’s elegant and classy, feels luxurious and it’s surprisingly easy to write with.
The set includes a feather dip pen (with nib), 5 replacement nibs, 15ml ink, and a pen nib base. You can choose between two colors: blue or red. It comes inside a nice box, ready to gift.
For the steampunk who likes wine and industrial home design, this Industrial Wall Mount Wine Racks will be the perfect addition to their kitchen decor.
You’ll have to assemble it, it might be tricky if you are not used to assembling things, but the instructions are detailed enough.
It is big enough to carry everything you need and is sturdy and comfortable to carry.
It is about 9 inches high and the detailing is incredible. The steampunk in your life will love this gift!
It comes without the bulb, the best-looking ones for this type of lamp would be Edison bulbs. You can adjust the brightness via the touch sensor at the base.
It will definitely bring a unique touch to any style and can be worn on any occasion. They come in a bunch of colors and different styles.
It’s a beautiful gift, as well as a practical one, that will allow storing small objects while enhancing a room’s interior decor.
A quirky and unique gift, this Cyborg Toilet Paper Holder will make a nice surprise for the steampunk in your life (and their guests too!). This spooky holder will bring a special flair to their restroom.
A super cool gift for the man who often wears formal suits, these Cufflinks are one of a kind.
They come with a nice gift box.
For the liquor drinker, add to their bar set with this original Handcrafted Whiskey Decanter. It will be a welcome addition to their steampunk decor and will be a useful thing to have.
An object from the past, pocket watches are still fashionable and will bring a certain flair to any outfit. This Mechanical Pocket Watch with Chain by Carrie Hughes is beautifully designed and features see-through clockwork.
15 – Leather Journal
For someone who still likes to take handwritten notes, write, or draw, a sturdy leather journal will make a thoughtful and budget-friendly gift.
17 – The Steampunk Bible
- Hardcover Book
- Jeff VanderMeer (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 224 Pages - 05/01/2011 (Publication Date) - Harry N. Abrams (Publisher)
The Steampunk Bible will take the reader through the history and culture of the steampunk movement, from Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through more recent expressions of the genre.
It’s a great coffee table book to learn more about the culture and history of steampunk, and find inspiration.
Coloring has become a popular hobby among adults looking for a way to relax and increase focus and creativity. This Clockworkland Steampunk Adult Coloring Book will make a nice stocking stuffer or budget-friendly gift.
The graphics are inspired by mandalas and of course, by the steampunk universe, with many mechanical parts and classic accessories.
For the steampunk who’s interested in learning more about this universe as a culture, its history and sociological impact, this book is a must-read.
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Nally, Claire (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 327 Pages - 06/27/2019 (Publication Date) - Bloomsbury Academic (Publisher)
Written by Claire Nally, the book analyses how the fashion, music, visual culture, literature, and politics of steampunk intersect with theories of gender and sexuality. It’s interesting, well written, with tons of insights and thorough analysis.
For the steampunk who likes scrapbooking or journaling, this Vintage-inspired Scrapbook Paper will make a useful gift. Let your creativity run free and use this paper to decorate any notebook, cards, or crafts.
21 – The Steampunk Tarot
For someone who’s into tarot and the steampunk universe, this beautifully designed Steampunk Tarot will make a thoughtful gift.
A quirky photo frame to display memories, it will make a thoughtful and sentimental gift for your friend or family member who’s into steampunk items. It will look good in any room and you can add photos for a more personalized gift that’s sure to please.
You’ll need to assemble it, it’s pretty straightforward and comes with detailed instructions.
These stunning Airship Fantasy Prints will make the perfect steampunk gift. With a glossy finish, the color scheme will blend well with most interiors. The drawings are creative, inspiring, and incredibly detailed, creating unique wall art prints.
It looks cool but is not the easiest candle to use, you can only burn 2 inches at a time and then you have to wait for the wax to harden to use it again.
If you want something more practical, have a look at this steampunk pipes candle holder.
It is discreet enough to be worn every day and on any occasion, and will make the perfect accessory to complement any outfit.
Cyborgs are part of the steampunk universe and any related item will make a thoughtful, decorative gift for steampunk enthusiasts.
The shirt comes in five colors, three fits, and sizes go from small to 3XL.
A cool gift the steampunk in your life is sure to enjoy if they like to surround themselves in this special universe, these Cyborg Skull Bookends are unique pieces that will bring a special touch to any interior’s decor.
A great housewarming gift or Christmas stocking stuffer, these Typewriter Coasters are inspired by the industrial / steampunk universe. The whole set looks so good you might want to display it as a decorative item.
30 – Vintage Compass
This Steampunk gift is an antique reproduction of a sundial compass using solid brass. It is beautifully crafted and would make a great costume accessory or a nice decoration.
One of the precursors of steampunk literature, Jules Verne is a must-read author if you are into the steampunk universe. For someone who likes to read and like books, this Royal Collector’s Edition of the popular novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, will make a thoughtful gift.
- Hardcover Book
- Verne, Jules (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 272 Pages - 12/30/2020 (Publication Date) - Royal Classics (Publisher)
They probably have already read the story, that’s why picking a collector hardcover edition can be a good idea.
A great addition to a steampunk outfit for people who like to dress up or cosplay, this Vintage Brass Handle Victorian Telescope is a must-have accessory!
It comes as a three-fold, so it’s easy to transport and assemble. The materials used are Indian rosewood and solid brass. The telescope is hidden inside the handle which extends out and flips to reveal it.
The detailing is perfect and the final touches are hand-painted to create a vibrant sculpture.
The statue is about 6 inches high and will look great in any steampunk-themed interior.
For someone who likes technology and vintage steampunk design, this intriguing, one-of-a-kind design piece will make an awesome gift.
Add to their bedroom interior decor thanks to this beautifully designed Duvet Cover & Pillow Sham Set. With vibrant colors and detailed patterns, the set will look amazing in any room.
For the steampunk who likes to dress up and wants to add to her costume collection, this beautifully crafted Spiral Steel Corset will make a perfect gift she will love!
Make sure to check the measurement chart, you should pick about 4 inches smaller than the actual waist size.
38 – Mens Victorian Vest
The vest is made with premium jacquard fabric, is adjustable, and the shiny floral print comes in three colors.
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