Pop culture is for everyone.
So if you're looking for a gift for the person who seemingly has it all, this list covers all the bases. It includes everything from a card game to a binge-watching session waiting to happen. And all at price points that everyone can love.
While you're at it, get something for yourself. May we suggest ...
The company that livened up your living room parties with Rock Band has released their first card game, and it's just as fascinating as you would expect. After connecting the game's electronic board to your smartphone, 2-4 players (split into two teams) take turns playing cards that correspond to different instruments, vocals and effects from various hit songs. As you play, those elements flow together in what is often a surprisingly awesome remix of your own design. Who would have thought that Ed Sheeran, The Jackson Five and the theme from Doctor Who would flow together so well?
The Super NES Classic Edition ($79.99)
Last year, Nintendo's mini-NES game console was the gift of the holiday season. Its follow-up, which features hit '90s games from the Super Nintendo like Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country and Star Fox, is likely to see the same level of success. It's a more pricey package this time, but it also includes several classics that could be argued as some of the greatest video games of all time.
Betrayal at Baldur's Gate ($50)
The Lovecraftian tabletop game Betrayal at House on the Hill has been a big hit for years, in part because of its roleplaying game rules that feel like a "light" version of Dungeons & Dragons. In it, players work together until one of them is randomly revealed as a traitor, putting former allies against each other. Now, Betrayal and D&D have merged in this fantasy-themed board game with 50 story scenarios that help keep things fresh every time you play.
Harry Potter for the kitchen ($12.95-$39.95)
At first, the thought of Harry Potter for the kitchen takes you by surprise. And then you think about how old the books are (20 years) or even how old the movies are (first released Nov. 16, 2001). Those who initially loved either are now wives and mothers and husbands and fathers -- and holders of discretionary income. Williams-Sonoma can help you fly your house flag with spatulas and aprons inspired by the series.
What Do You Meme? ($29.99)
This party game may be touted as "a millennial card game for millennials and their millennial friends," but memes are for almost everyone. (Seriously, keep the children out of the room.) Friends get to caption a photo card with one of the seven caption cards they're allowed to make a meme. A judge, chosen by who has the most Instagram followers, decides which caption wins. The game can last hours, so next time you're at a loss with a pop-up group of people, haul this out.
Read like a superhero ($24.95 and $24.99)
Are all the superhero movies starting to look the same? Well, dig a little deeper into that world with a collection of books that came out this year. Geek out to your heart's content in your very own home. Suggested titles include Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC by Reed Tucker; The Legion of Regrettable Super Villains by Jon Morris; Kirby: King of Comics by Mark Evanier; The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters From Comic Book History by Hope Nicholson; and Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth, edited by Travis Langley and Mara Wood.
DVD box sets
Who wants to spend quality watching time searching and waiting for your favorite film to hit your favorite streaming service? If it hits it at all? Besides, there's nothing like Blu-ray and DVD extras. So, for the completist, we present Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Collector's Gift Set ($64.99); Men in Black Trilogy 20th Anniversary 4K Collection ($75.99); Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary Box Set; and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Series ($189.99 DVD and $234.99 Blu-ray).
Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen ($25.47)
This book is a curated look at images of artists taken by fans at concerts worldwide. See Prince, Joni Mitchell, Alabama Shakes and Iggy Pop from the fans' points of view. Music vet Bill Bentley puts it all in context in the hefty tome.