Criminally Thoughtful: 12 Gifts for the Mystery Lover

Okay, Cyber Monday shoppers, there’s only some ever-decreasing number of shopping days left until your chosen holiday celebration! If you have a mystery lover on your list, here are 12 ideas under $30 that will help keep you on their good side. Last year, I know several people who actually received presents on this list, so this year, I’ve added some brand-new gift ideas. I know I was thrilled to receive official-looking crime scene tape in my stocking, so I thought it was only fair to spread the joy!

Skull-festooned rolling pin
“Oh, I must try one of those darling shortcake cookies. Wait, are those… skulls?”
Nancy Drew phone case
Calling all Girl Detectives!
“And Then There Were None” Mug – Perfect for having Agatha Christie over for tea!
Gingerdead Men Cookie Cutters
Is being delicious a crime?
Crime Scene Scarf
Nothing says “I care” like wearable crime scene tape.
Crime Scene Leggings 
To complete the ensemble.
Browser History Mug
Oh, the number of times I’ve thought, “I hope no one ever subpoenas my laptop!”
Dead Fred Pen Holder
Oooh! Right through the left ventricle!
Nancy Drew Stationery
Send your penpal a good old-fashioned hello from you and the Girl Detective.
Agatha Christie playing cards Let your opponents know you’re dead serious.
Magnifying Glass Necklace
Because you never know when you might need to do a little impromptu sleuthing.
Teacup with Book Saucer
Perfect for the cozy reader who likes to curl up with a nice cup of tea and a good book.

Marla Cooper

Marla Cooper is the author of Terror in Taffeta, a humorous mystery about a destination wedding planner that is fun, thoughtful, and easy to wrap.


13 thoughts on “Criminally Thoughtful: 12 Gifts for the Mystery Lover

  1. Just in time for me to pass on to my hubby! I love those cookie cutters – it will be a different spin on my usual gingerbread men. Thank you, Marla!


  2. Ooh! I already have the scarf, and I already had those cookie cutters on my Amazon wish list — true story! But I’m covering that phone case. May have to add that to the list 🙂
    Oh, and like you, Marla — and most mystery authors I’d assume — –I have crime scene tape.


    1. Ha, ha! I actually saw someone wearing those leggings at a conference and I have to admit, I was pretty envious! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!


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