Best Alvin and the Chipmunks gifts
Gifts for Alvin and the Chipmunks fans
The entertaining antics of Alvin and the Chipmunks are beloved among many youngsters today, but their curious creation in the late 1950s means that adults are also familiar with the popular singing rodents.
Originally created as a fake animated band by musician Ross Bagdasarian, the chipmunk brothers Alvin, Simon and Theodore gained quick fame through their high-pitched vocals and numerous albums. Popular songs later led to an animated series, which in turn bred feature films.
With over 60 years of history, Alvin and the Chipmunks remain popular to this day and fans of all ages can embrace the quirky, energetic group. Here are the top Alvin and the Chipmunk gifts for the fan in your life.
Best Alvin and the Chipmunks gifts
Fisher-Price RV Alvin Skate Tricks: available at Amazon
Inspired by the latest series of films and from a trusted name in kids toys, this remote-controlled skateboarding Alvin is sure to provide endless entertainment to young ones. The durable figure can be switched between two positions on the board, either on his legs or performing on his head. The speedy toy is operated by a simple A-shaped controller, moving both forward and back while it plays music. The toy also offers some familiar catchphrases.
“Alvin and the Chipmunks” 4-Movie Blu-Ray Collection: available at Amazon
In 2007, young audiences flocked to the first live-action “Chipmunks” film ever — and the first theatrical film in 20 years — when the loveable rodents got a big screen makeover. While critics didn’t particularly enjoy the film, kids wholly embraced it. The film made a profit worldwide and spawned three sequels over the years. This Blu-ray box set makes a terrific gift for kids who want to enjoy the adventures over and over again.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Coloring and Activity Set: available at Amazon
A fun companion piece for young ones who enjoyed the recent films is this activity book inspired by the fourth film released in 2015. This pair of books offers plenty of value for its low price, with countless creative endeavors available for kids. It works well when kids are watching the movie, but also provides a stimulating, screen-free alternative to screens as well.
FisherPrice Groovin’ Brittany: available at Amazon
Brittany Miller has been around for a long time in the Chipmunks’ world and just like the title trio, her appearance has changed over the years. This posable figurine is modeled after her recent turn in the feature films and includes a stage and microphone for Brittany to embrace as the lead singer of the Chipettes. This toy pairs with two others — Groovin’ Eleanor and Groovin’ Jeanette — to complete the band.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Logo Shirt: available at Amazon
This simple tee shirt makes a terrific gift for the dedicated Alvin fan while also offering a subtle look that works in plenty of casual settings. The faded “A” may not be known to all onlookers, but familiar fans will recognize the letter and color combination of Alvin’s signature look.
Nintendo Wii “Alvin and the Chipmunks” Game: available at Amazon
For those who still enjoy their Nintendo Wii, the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” game provides plenty of “Rock Band”-style entertainment for young fans to test their dexterity and coordination. It offers fun for single players as well as groups and adults will enjoy some of the more classic tunes, including Chipmunk covers of songs by The Cure, R.E.M. and The Clash.
Talking Brittany: available at Amazon
This adorable Brittany doll offers young ones a sizable and interactive friend come playtime. With a plush body and plastic head, Brittany is suited for active play as well as cuddle time. She also comes equipped with a voice box featuring catchphrases and songs. Made by Fisher-Price, this doll makes a worthy gift for any Chipmunk fan.
“Alvin and the Chipmunks” Double Feature: available at Amazon
Older fans may be familiar with these stories and younger ones may be eager to embrace them for the first time. This double-feature of direct-to-DVD Halloween-themed stories features the Chipmunks meeting two of the most iconic horror creatures in all of film — Frankenstein in one tale and the Wolf Man in the other.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Toddler Bedding set: available at Amazon
Youngsters who want to curl up with the Chipmunks may be quick to embrace this bedding set inspired by the recent films. This colorful set features a fitted sheet, top sheet and a pillowcase, all of which detail the exuberant heroes. Parents will like how it’s inexpensive and easy to wash.
“Christmas with the Chipmunks”: available at Amazon
Perhaps the most enduring legacy of Alvin and the Chipmunks is their Christmas album that continues to get airtime every holiday season almost 60 years after its release. This iconic album spawned three other Christmas releases over the years, but the first one is the fan-favorite by far. The vinyl makes a terrific gift come holiday season and can go right on the family record player.
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