You must have probably been hearing the term "steampunk" since the late 2000s, but you don't care about it until today.
The person you got for the office's Secret Santa specified in his/her wishlist that he/she wants a gift that screams "steampunk" all over it.
So, now you landed here as you search for the ultimate steampunk gift ideas.
You came in the right place, because, just like your officemate, we get what's all the rage about steampunk, whether its fashion, steampunk home decors, movies, and even music.
We've rounded steampunk items for sale that we found on the internet.
Before we get any further, condition your mind that three things mark the steampunk subculture: retro, futuristic, and Victorian era.
Throw those all together, and you get "retrofuturistic Victorian era," and that's what steampunk is all about.
If you want us to be highly specific about it, steampunk is the mix between the Victorian era and the more popular genre, the cyberpunk. Think of the latter with all the mixed-up social order, advanced technology, and artificial intelligence presented in a less flashy manner.
While steampunk sounds like an extremely advanced concept, it began as a movement back in the 1980s.
At the time, the people were pushing the Victorian era's romantic view of science in literature, by throwing in some elements from the Industrial Revolution in Europe during the 1800s.
If there's something that can scream of a person’s love for steampunk, it’s his fashion statement.
Steampunk fashion is famous for the use of goggles, sunglasses, top hats, corsets, and mechanical gears like compass and wall clocks.
Most of the time, steampunk fans throw those elements all together in one item. You must have encountered a top hat decorated with all those stuff, with small pipes and compasses included.
The best example would be the costume worn in the movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the outfits worn by bands like Abney Park.
We can enumerate lots of examples, but we want you to get going with that gift shopping already. So, here are the steampunk decor ideas and steampunk gift items for sale we found on the internet.