EastEnders gift guide – all the best books and merchandise for fans of the soap

Looking for a present for the EastEnders fan in your life – or even fancy a random treat for yourself? We’ve got you covered.

We’ve gathered together some of the best Walford-related games, DVDs and more, along with a small selection of other gifts which are perfect for those who love the BBC soap.

EastEnders Coffee Mug
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EastEnders Coffee Mug

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When you sit down with a cuppa to watch the latest episode of EastEnders (which airs on Mondays to Thursdays at 7.30pm, or from 6am on streaming service BBC iPlayer!), what better mug to use than an EastEnders themed mug? You can purchase your very own from RedBubble.

Ross Kemp: Take Nothing For Granted
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Ross Kemp: Take Nothing For Granted

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Released in late 2023, this gripping autobiography tells the story of the man behind Grant Mitchell.

Ross recalls his childhood, the moment he auditioned for his role in the Walford soap, and the many adventures he’s faced since while filming his popular documentaries.

EastEnders Kalfie collection
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EastEnders Kalfie collection

They’re one of EastEnders‘ most iconic pairings, and just as the show is hinting at a potential reunion for the pair, you can now relive all of Kat and Alfie’s memorable moments – from the magic to the tragic.

These downloadable episodes date right back to 2003, where it all began, and include everything from their wedding, to their (first) exit on Christmas Day, their return in 2010 and much, much more.

EastEnders Christmas Specials
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EastEnders Christmas Specials

l reeling from the Christmas Day drama involving Keanu Taylor, Nish Panesar and The Six? If so, why not have a look back at more of the best festive storylines?

Packed with drama until the final duff-duff, these downloadable Christmas episodes (priced at £1.89 each) will take you on a trip down memory lane – from Den serving Angie with divorce papers to Max and Stacey’s iconic affair reveal and Pauline’s death.

EastEnders Iconic Exits
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EastEnders Iconic Exits

Whether it involved a taxi, tube or coffin, EastEnders has certainly had its fair share of explosive exits over the years. So why not binge-watch some of the best episodes?

This special collection (priced at £1.89 per episode or £14.99 for the entire series) features a range of Walford departures, from Dirty Den’s first ‘demise’ to Tiffany’s accident and Mark Fowler’s sad goodbye.

Warning: you might be reaching for the tissues for some of them.

EastEnders video messages
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EastEnders video messages

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Get a personalised video message from your favourite EastEnders legend. These messages are the perfect gift for an EastEnders-loving friend or a family member.

Most range in price from about £20-£60, and the current line-up includes Jake Wood, Nina Wadia, Cheryl Fergison, Devon Anderson, Matt Lapinskas and Tiana Benjamin.

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More EastEnders video messages
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More EastEnders video messages

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Cameo is another go-to site for personalised video messages from EastEnders stars, with its line-up including Danny Dyer, John Altman, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Rita Simons, Charles Venn, Cliff Parisi, Ricky Groves and Toby-Alexander Smith.

British TV Soaps Word Search Puzzle Book: Volume Two
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British TV Soaps Word Search Puzzle Book: Volume Two

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Although unofficial, this puzzle collection is sure to be plenty of fun for EastEnders fans. It includes over 100 puzzles and more than 1,000 EastEnders characters to find.

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Amazon Fire 7 tablet | 7″ display, 16 GB with ads (2022 edition)

Need a quick and easy way to watch those 6am EastEnders iPlayer releases when you’re on the go?

The Fire 7 is Amazon’s budget tablet option and offers a hassle-free way to feed your soap addiction by watching new episodes on the BBC iPlayer app. If you download in advance while at home, you won’t even need an internet connection when you catch up later on the train or in your lunch hour.

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Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet, 64 GB, Grey, with Ads
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Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet, 64 GB, Grey, with Ads

Watch the latest EastEnders episodes in style! The Fire Max 11 is Amazon’s most powerful tablet yet, boasting a vivid 11″ display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space and 14 hours battery life.

You Mug Personalised Coaster
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You Mug Personalised Coaster

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This Danny Dyer / Mick Carter coaster can be specially personalised on Funky Pigeon for the lucky recipient.

Catherine Lansfield Leopard Print Blanket Throw
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Catherine Lansfield Catherine Lansfield Leopard Print Blanket Throw

Add a touch of Kat Slater to your living room or bedroom with this stylish throw, which can be used as a bed sheet or blanket.

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2 x Hot Water Bottles with Soft Faur Fur Fleece Cover
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2 x Hot Water Bottles with Soft Faur Fur Fleece Cover

Another gift option that would make Kat Slater proud – this pair of 2L hot water bottles come complete with leopard print fluffy covers.

Kat & Alfie: Redwater [DVD]
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BBC Kat & Alfie: Redwater [DVD]

Watch Kat and Alfie Moon in their very own show, as they swap Walford for the peaceful idyllic village of Redwater. Except, it’s not so peaceful after all.As Kat tries to find answers to her fractured past, both she and Alfie risk being swept up in the storm that started it all.

You don’t need to be clued-up on EastEnders to enjoy this series, as it’s a complete standalone from the main show.

Before the Year Dot - June Brown
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Before the Year Dot – June Brown

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She played the legendary and much-loved Dot Cotton for over three decades, but how much do you really know about the iconic June Brown? In her 2013 autobiography, the national treasure, who passed away in 2022, shared her life story for the first time.

You can buy June Brown’s autobiography for £6.99 on the Kindle.

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All of Me: My Extraordinary Life
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Headline All of Me: My Extraordinary Life

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All of Me is the extraordinary story of the late Barbara Windsor, best known for her iconic EastEnders character Peggy Mitchell. From her early roles as the original Carry On dolly bird to becoming the memorable Mitchell matriarch in the BBC soap, Barbara talks in-depth in this book about the people and events that have shaped her career.

You can buy this revealing autobiography for only £2.99 on the Kindle.

The World According to Danny Dyer: Life Lessons from the East End
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The World According to Danny Dyer: Life Lessons from the East End

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Missing Mick Carter in EastEnders since his exit in 2022? He recently responded to rumours of a future return to the soap, but here you can get a window into the world of Danny Dyer with his 2016 book.

Here, the actor shares his somewhat unique take on life and it’s an absolute must-read – whether you’re a soap fan or not.

EastEnders River Classic T-Shirt
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EastEnders River Classic T-Shirt

Know a hardcore EastEnders fan? What better gift than one of these t-shirts? They come in a generous, boxy fit for everyday wear, with a double-needle hem and neck band for durability. Wear your Walford badge with pride.

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From Rags to Ricky
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From Rags to Ricky

Best known for playing the hapless but loveable EastEnders character Rickaaaay, Sid Owen’s thoroughly poignant autobiography details how his early life saw more drama than anything his character endured.

One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square
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One of Them: From Albert Square to Parliament Square

Lord Michael Cashman, also known as Colin Russell in EastEnders, made history; first as an actor in one half of the first gay kiss broadcast on a British soap, and then as a campaigner and politician.

His memoir, One of Them, is a tender account of a partnership that changed the world.

Just a Mo: My Story
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Just a Mo: My Story

Known for her role as mouthy Mo Harris in EastEnders, actress Laila Morse shares her incredible story for the first time in a book that will shock, humble and inspire readers. Laila recently returned to the show as Mo on a full-time basis alongside her great-grandson Freddie.

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A Life Reimagined: My Journey of Hope in the Midst of Loss
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A Life Reimagined: My Journey of Hope in the Midst of Loss

Jill Halfpenny has played a range of roles on screen over the years, including Kate Mitchell in EastEnders from 2002-2005. Now she has written a personal book, an exploration of grief and how she has dealt with some tragic events in her life.

Jill’s book was released last month, and you can buy it now from retailers including Waterstones.

 

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