The holidays are all about giving — specifically, giving people presents. And what makes better presents than some of the year's best action figures, toys, and collectibles? Very little, as the millions of people who want a Dancing Baby Groot toy will attest. Here's a list of great gifts to give your friends, loved ones and yourself.

Big Blastin' Rocket Raccoon

Let's face facts: The Dancin' Baby Groot toy is going to get given so many times this holiday season that it's needless to include it in a gift guide. So why not give the gift of Groot's pal instead? This large figure says lines from Guardians of the Galaxy and shoots bad guys, which is the closest thing you can get to actually having Rocket as a pal (that won't endanger your life.) (Hasbro, $30)

Arrow Action Figures

Let's continue to face facts: You're never going to have Stephen Amell's abs, whether you want to own them or just want to run your finger down them. DC's line of figures from the hit Arrow series is as close as you're going to come. Series one includes Arrow, shirtless Ollie, Deathstroke and Black Canary. I demand a Felicity Smoak figure before next Christmas. (DC Collectibles, $25)

Lego Research Institute Set (with Female Scientists)

To tell the truth, you're going to have a hard time tracking down the Lego set Lego has only dubbed "Research Institute", but which most folks know as "The awesome set with the female scientist in it." That's because it's so popular it sells out pretty quick, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to track down one for a loved one. It includes a paleontologist, an astronomer and a chemist. (Lego, $60)

Star Trek: TOS Slippers

It's a hell of a lot easier to live long and prosper when your feet are warm on those cold winter nights. Choose from Command, Sciences or Operations. (ThinkGeek, $20)

Thor Frog Diorama

I could tell you about how the time Thor was turned into a frog was one of the pivotal moments in Walt Simonson's 1980s run of Thor, considered some of the greatest superhero comics of all time. But if you can look at this picture and not desperately want to purchase this statue, there's honestly nothing I can say that would change your mind, and your life will be poorer for it. (Sideshow Collectibles, $100)

Game of Thrones Legacy Figures

If you want good, articulated action figures of Game of Thrones, then there's only one place to turn: Funko. Their 6-inch Legacy collection combines both great sculpts and poseability. The recently released series 2 includes Jaime Lannister, Brienne, Robb Stark, Arya Stark, Khal Drogo and Daenerys. (Funko, $20)

Critical Hit Dreidels

Every time I think ThinkGeek has outdone themselves, they pull out something like this. (ThinkGeek, $10)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 Movie Figure Set

Know someone who loves the classic 1990 TMNT movie but can't stand old action figures? Well, he sounds like a weirdo. But he'll probably love this special set of modern, articulated figures of the original live-action movie Turtles. (Playmates, $80)

Serenity 1:250 Scale Cutaway Replica

If this were only a 12-inch scale model of Firefly's iconic spaceship Serenity, it would be a deal. But this replica is equally detailed inside — the outer hull can be lifted off to reveal the cockpit, the gallery, and the rest of the ship, courtesy of over 200 hand-painted parts. (Quantum Mechanix, $350)

Frozen Sparkle Anna and Elsa Dolls

Last Christmas, the incredible popularity of Frozen caught everybody by surprise, especially Disney and its licensees. They're not going to make that mistake this year. There's a ton of dolls and other merchandise available, but you can't go wrong with these simple but gorgeous dolls of Anna and Elsa with real cloth outfits. (Mattel, $20)

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Draft Excluder

I can't remember the last time I've seen any kind of draft excluder — you know, the things people put by their doors to keep drafts from coming in — let alone a licensed one. But even if you don't have any drafts in your living area, who couldn't use a giant, three-foot-long, plush Sonic Screwdriver in their lives? (ThinkGeek, $30)

Roominate Chateau

Pay attention — you're going to want to know all about this. What at first glance looks like a cartoony dollhouse is in fact a modular toy that allows girls (and boys!) to not only build the house how they want it, but the motors and circuits to include a working elevator, lights, a windmill and more. Perfect for any kid with an aspiring interest in STEM fields! And there's plenty more where that came from! (Roominate, $50)

Black Widow and Loki

All of Hot Toys' 12-inch action figures are pretty expensive, but this is belied by the fact that they look supernaturally perfect. Please check out these figures of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Thor: The Dark World for just two examples. (Sideshow Collectibles, $200-300)

Pop! Vinyls

Surely you don't need an introduction to these adorable figures by now. Suffice it to say that everybody loves these 6-inch figures, so the only question is figuring out which ones to get somebody: Anime? Videogames? Comics? Comic movies? Regular movies? Disney? Classic cartoons? Star Wars? TV shows? The options aren't endless but they're pretty damned close. (Funko, $10-15)

Batman/The Dark Knight Joker Goon Jacket

So. Remember how in the 1989 Batman movie, Joker's goons wore awesome purple leather jackets with the Joker's face on them? And them remember how in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger's Joker didn't make his goons wear stylish leather jackets, but was awesome? I don't know how or why, but someone has combined Ledger's Joker with the original jackets, and the results are as awesome as they are nerdy and oh my god are they nerdy. (Ud Replicas, $430)

DC Bombshells Statues

It seems like it could have easily gone wrong, but it turns out that DC deciding to make statues of their greatest superheroines in retro pin-up style manages to be classy and sexy. Choose from Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Wonder Woman, Zatanna, Mera, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, and many more. (DC Collectibles, $125)

Star Wars Black Hoth Sets

It's almost infuriating that we can't purchase toys based on The Force Awakens trailer yet. But until we can, we'll have to content ourselves with figures from the original six films, none of which are better than Hasbro's 6-inch Star Wars Black line, and jewels of which are these two-packs: Luke in Hoth Gear with Wampa and Han in Hoth Gear with Tauntaun. They're due to be released any day now, so keep a lookout.

Talking Puppycat

If you don't love Natasha Allergi's Bee and Puppycat cartoons, you are empty inside and you will never know true happiness. But that doesn't mean you can't bestow true happiness on a friend or loved one with this plush toy of the adorably angry Puppycat, who says two incomprehensible lines from the first cartoon! (We Love Fine, $25)

Pacific Rim Jaegars

The apocalypse may be canceled, but the merchandise lives on in NECA's massive, 18-inch Jaegar figures. There are only three so far — Gipsy Danger, Battle Damaged Gipsy (comes with Plasma cannon arm!) and Cherno Alpha — but there's certainly more to come (NECA, $125)

Dancing Baby Groot

Okay, fine. It's what you all want to give and get this season anyways. Groot here plays a version of the Jackson 5's I Want You Back while he shakes his trunk. I'm just saying. But I'm telling you, you're not the first person to think of giving your pal a Dancing Baby Groot. But seeing as he's due just before Christmas, I imagine getting your hands on one will be just a touch difficult. Good luck! (KidDesigns, $15)

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