Kids, this is the story about how I met your mother. No wait! That is how the show begins. This is where to find cool How I Met Your Mother gifts. I watched the show when it was on network TV. But I have to admit I really enjoyed rewatching all of the episodes again to come up with – wait for it – legendary How I Met Your Mother gifts. As I searched high and low for gifts related to the show, I became disappointed. To be honest, there weren’t that many out there. You might have already tried searching and had the same problem. So I said, “Challenge accepted”. Instead of the typical mug or ornament, I came up with some themed ideas based on the episodes. Any big fan of HIMYM will think you are legendary after receiving these gifts.
1. Memorabilia Blanket
How I Met Your Mother gift ideas bucket list
This will be a unique gift that keeps on giving. Start with the blanket. Then use it as a bucket list of gifts. Each gift giving occasion you can get another symbolic item pictured on the blanket as a gift. Of course the recipient is free to buy items displayed on the blanket as well.
You can get them some real swords to hang on their wall like Marshal and Ted used to fight for their apartment.
Or you can get them a pineapple like Ted found on his nightstand after Barney talked him into doing all 5 shots at Maclaren’s Pub. Of course, you don’t have to get them a real pineapple. You can get a cool pineapple glass table lamp instead.
2. Liberty Bell Tour
Himym gifts they might encounter on a night out with the cast
Barney is always coming up with crazy things to do on a night out. During the first season, he and Ted follow some girls by taking a plane to Philadelphia. When that doesn’t pan out, one thing leads to another, and yes kids, they lick the liberty bell! While I don’t recommend they do that as part of your gift, they can go on a tour and see it in person.
Remember Barney’s PlayBook with the play called the Empire State Building? He goes to the top of the iconic building like in Sleepless in Seattle. Then he goes up to women who are by themselves and says sadly, “He’s not coming”. When he finds one that breaks down crying, he swoops in to comfort her. I’m not saying they should try this devious plot, but they may enjoy creating a replica with an Empire State Building model kit as a souvenir of this episode.
If they are sports fans, they will enjoy a night out at a hockey game like Robin, her being Canadian and all. It’s ok if they don’t like the same team as Robin, get them NHL tickets for their favorite.
3. Rubber Duck Tie
Barney Stinson gift
Who doesn’t like adorable yellow ducks? They can dress to impress like Barney with this whimsical tie.
Then suit up. It’s time to play wingman. Get him a stylish suit to look his best. Did you know that Barney even wears suit pajamas to bed?
Don’t forget Barney’s legendary books such as The Bro Code or his infamous playbook. Then they can learn all his secrets for getting women.
4. Trivia Quiz Books
How I Met Your Mother Gifts for Friends
For a fun night with friends they can create their own trivia game with trivia books about Himym.
If they realize they need to brush up on their knowledge of the show, get the series on DVD or Prime Video.
Better yet, they can turn watching the show into a drinking game by having each person drink when Barney says legendary, suit up, or challenge accepted. Of course they will need some personalized beer mugs. However, instead of having their name engraved, have Maclaren’s Pub etched on the mugs instead, so they really feel part of the show. Or have them say Puzzles like the time Barney and Ted took over the bar for the night.
5. How I Met Your Mother Cookbook
HIMYM gifts for “the one”
If you think you’ve found “the one”, create a tasty dinner for two using recipes inspired by HIMYM.
Set the mood with some wine served in extra large wine glasses, like they use in the series. Then add some candles for ambiance.
If you want to go all out, get a romantic dinner set, complete with ice bucket, dinnerware, and candles.
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6. Belt Buckle Bottle Opener
Unique Himym gifts
Quiz time. Which character has a belt buckle that doubles as a bottle opener? Hint: He’s really tall.
Or get them a custom championship belt when they win the bro contest, like the one Barney had made.
As with Marshall and Lily, some couples choose to have kids. Get those couples onesies with HIMYM phrases on them.
7. Copy of the Pilot Script
Best How I Met Your Mother presents
For those who love collecting memorabilia, what can be a better gift than a copy of an original signed script? They will be the envy of all their friends.
Or maybe they want to hang up a HIMYM poster for some wall art.
You can even get the music from the show on MP3.
8. Life Size Stormtrooper
Star Wars: because bros like it
Get a life size stormtrooper cut out for their apartment like Barney has.
Or get an R2 Sweet Tooth cookie jar like Marshall and Lily.
As a test to see if she is the one, give him the Star Wars Complete Box Set for a movie marathon. He can test her by seeing if she is a fan or falls asleep.
9. Ted’s Yellow Umbrella
How I Met Your Mother presents
Remember Ted’s yellow umbrella? You can get them a yellow umbrella like Ted’s. Who knows? It might open up endless possibilities for them as well.
Or get him some red cowboy boots so he can emulate Ted.
Remember the episode of The Naked Man? After learning about this ploy from one of Robin’s dates, Ted and Barney decide to try it. They can’t decide what pose to take, but one of the options was the thinker. You will get a big laugh from the diehard fan when they open this replica statue.
10. Blue French Horn Sculpture
How I Met Your Mother gift ideas
Reminiscent of Ted’s first date with Robin, where he steals the blue French horn to profess his love for her, this replica art will be legendary with all fans of the show.
As a Valentine’s Day gift for her, you can get the symbolic French horn on a necklace. For a romantic gift for him, get a blue French horn keychain.
11. Old School Denim Jacket
Robin Sparkles Himym gifts
They can go retro with an ‘80s denim jacket and hang out at the mall, like Robin Sparkles sings about as a Canadian teen pop star.
Get her some jelly bracelets and she will be halfway to a unique halloween costume. For the full effect, give her an 80s accessory set.