“Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story – the story of how I met your mother.”
The first episode of How I Met Your Mother began with two bored-looking kids on a sofa as future Ted (voiced by Bob Saget) delivered the iconic phrase that would define the whole series. 17 years have passed since then, but the show isn’t forgotten. It can never be.
Throughout 9 seasons, the CBS sitcom captivated viewers throughout the US with Ted’s journey to find true love, Barney’s shenanigans, Marshall and Lily’s sweet romance, and Robin’s Daddy issue. What made the show stand out the most, however, was the life messages it delivered at the end of each episode. All the hardships our beloved gang had to go through are valuable lessons that struck a deep chord in the audience’s hearts.
The show eventually reached its end on March 31, 2014. Just in time, I’d say, if not overdue: Its quality has clearly dipped. Still, whether the ending satisfied you or not, HIMYM is still a fixture in the hearts of countless millennials.
So, for all the fans out there, if you ever find yourself missing the crazy adventures of Ted, Marshall, Lily, Robin, and Barney, go through this list of How I Meet Your Mother merchandise and get yourself a memento! These fun little gifts will remind you of the show’s unforgettable moments and put a smile on your face.
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The first time we saw the Blue French Horn was in the “Pilot” episode. It was a decoration at the restaurant in which Ted and Robin had their first date, and Ted snatched it for Robin when the latter mentioned how she’d love to have it in her apartment.
From that point on, it kept returning in their storyline. Notably, in the final scene of the last episode, Ted was once again seen carrying the Blue French Horn in front of Robin’s window as the ultimate romantic gesture.
So, if you have a crush on someone, a decorative Blue French Horn with a case is the best way to express your feelings. This charming souvenir doesn’t have to be a romantic gift, though. The horn would look fantastic on the desk of any HIMYM fan and be the subject of discussion with their guests!
Everyone has keys, so a cool keychain will always come in handy. And what a coincidence that the classic Blue French Horn from HIMYM looks great as a keychain, too.
This little keychain is made of metal and features two very iconic items from the series: The Blue French Horn – proof of Ted’s love for Robin, and the yellow umbrella that represents The Mother. It’s a wonderful stocking stuffer for nostalgic fans of the show: They can carry it with them and recall their favorite episode anywhere!
It’s time to “Suit up!” since Ted Mobsby Vinyl figure is finally here!
Standing 3.75 inches tall, this vinyl figure memorializes the protagonist we all know and love. As you can see, our Ted is wearing a dark suit and carrying the signature blue horn. You probably want to get a Barney Stinson figure to accompany him as well. These How I Met Your Mother gifts will make you want to start your own Funko Pop collection!
This How I Met Your Mother merchandise is gonna be a fun gift for your single friend! All in good fun, of course, the playbook is based on the insane ideas and tactics the forever-alone Barney Stinson used to hook up with women.
As someone with a commitment phobia, Barney never wanted to settle down. After many years on the field, he was said to have written a masterpiece titled “The Playbook” that reveals his darkest, most sinister flirting strategies. Initially made for the series, it shocked fans that the book was released for real.
It would be a great present for the timid bro of the group who needs to find a date. Do remind him not to follow these ploys, though: They are ridiculous at best and plain awful at worst!
If the Blue French Horn symbolizes Ted and Robin’s romance, then the Yellow Umbrella is the key to Ted’s relationship with the mysterious woman who would later become his wife. This item has haunted our thoughts for many years, and whenever it appeared on a scene, we were on high alert.
Viewers got so obsessed with finding the yellow umbrella to the point that it even becomes a daily habit. If your best friend is a die-hard fan of this series, chances are they have wanted a yellow umbrella for a while. Now, it is your chance to make their wish come true!
The bright umbrella is sure to catch the eyes and evoke good memories for fans of the series. An auto-open feature makes it come in handy should an expected rainstorm hit. It also works well as a display alongside other HIMYM memorabilia in the room!
Remember the time Barney made a bet with Marshall about performing teppanyaki techniques and being able to touch Lily’s breast?
Long story short, Barney lost the bet, and his punishment was wearing Marshall’s silly ducky tie for a year with his thousand-dollar suit. Can you imagine the misery he has gone through? With that in mind, any fan of HIMYM will understand what the tie represents. The ducky tie will make a great prank present that allows you to make your own bets with your buddies. That’s its only purpose, though: Of course they can’t wear it otherwise.
One of Barney Stinson’s fabulous catchphrases is “Legen – wait for it – dary”, which you can see on this How I Met Your Mother t-shirt. Everything about Barney, whatever he carried out, and whatever he said was legendary in some way. He was that agitator of the group who always dragged everyone to goofy situations or kept them up partying all night, all in the chase of legendary.
Admit it, HIMYM’s superfans: You’ve stolen this phrase from Barney more than once! In that case, this t-shirt would look perfect on you. Available in 10 colors and 7 sizes from small to 4XL, it’s a stylish and not-so-subtle way to brag about your fandom. Plus, it can be the perfect casual, oversized shirt for lounging around the house and binge-watching your favorite show again and again.
You can grab this oh-so-comfortable tee on Amazon. If you want to be legen-wait for it-dary even in winter, a hooded sweatshirt version made of cotton and polyester blend will do a good job keeping you warm.
‘Haaaaave You Found The Best Gift Yet?’
Now that you’ve got a list of coolest How I Met Your Mother merchandise, it might be time to treat yourself with a gift that shows off your fandom. Whether you adore Barney Stinson and his infamous Playbook or the love story between Ted and Robin, there is something for everyone.
We hope you find the perfect addition to your HIMYM collection here. Head to our Review section for more wonderful ideas, including Rick and Morty merchandise and fantastic gifts for your Potterheads!