While watching the director’s cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is already enough of a treat for most fans, some of the best gifts go way beyond the books and movies. And as we psyche ourselves up for the return of Lord of the Rings to our screens through the Amazon series, it’s a great time to reminisce about the movies that helped make Tolkien’s books the global phenomenon they are today.
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1. Lord of the Rings Whisky Glass
Not every LOTR-related gift has to scream ‘I’m a Ringnut!’ to the whole world. Sometimes, people appreciate the gifts that quietly nod to their great passion as they imbibe in another passion (assuming that other passion is whisky!).
Yes, on Etsy you can buy a beautifully laser-engraved whisky glass showing the White Tree of Gondor surrounded by the elegant lettering from the One Ring. Granted, Gondor and the ring lettering is a bit of a clash of two different things from that world, but with a design so subtle, people will be too busy appreciating its elegance to question what it actually is.
2. Fellowship Candles
Candles may usually be a fairly generic gift, but not when you have three of them designed to evoke some of the most iconic settings in Middle-Earth! The three soy wax candles are themed after Rohan, Rivendell and Isengard. The Rivendell one smells like ‘Valley Flora and the Rushing Bruinen River’, the Rohan one is ‘Chamomile, Thyme and the Grasslands of the Mark,’ and the Isengard one is ‘Ancient Magics and the Forests of Fangorn.’
We’re just grateful the Isengard one doesn’t smell like burning trees and rotting Uruk flesh!
The label designs, fonts and icons on these candles really make them pop.
3. Lord of the Rings Battle of Middle Earth Chess Set
Sit down with your fellow Lord of the Rings fans with a chess set worthy of Mordor. These intricate pieces transport you from a basic chess match to a battle between good and evil in Middle-Earth.
Command your forces alongside instantly recognizable characters – Gandalf the Grey, Frodo, Gollum, Galadriel, Saruman, the Nazgûl, Aragorn, and Lord Sauron. You could even use the pieces as miniatures in tabletop RPGs.
4. “I Love You Like a Hobbit Loves Second Breakfast” Mug
Who doesn’t want to have the time and metabolism to eat like a hobbit? Get a reminder to make sure you eat your second breakfast with this cute Lord of the Rings coffee mug. It’s simple, but many of the best gifts are.
Naturally, coffee mugs make great gifts for Lord of the Rings fans. So if your friend or relative already has this particular mug, consider this Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring inspired mug that only reveals a scene from the film when hot liquid is added or the slightly more elegant silhouette mug showing the travelers on their journey. Of course, since morning coffee is a must-have, gift a “My Precious” mug. Or opt for something entirely different with this wooden Prancing Pony beer mug.
5. The Lord of the Rings Monopoly
A great gift for Lord of the Rings and Monopoly fans is definitely this Amazon exclusive The Lord of the Rings Monopoly. Your usual tokens are replaced with Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Gimli, or Legolas.
It’s your job to protect Middle Earth from Mordor’s armies. Make your way around the board as you try to gain control of the Ring and gather special powers. Just remember, dangers are around every corner. Think of this as the much more epic version of the Monopoly you know and love.
6. Middle Earth Map Throw Blanket
One of the most awesome gifts for Lord of the Rings fans is their very own Middle Earth Map throw blanket. It’s comfy and cozy for wrapping up while re-reading the books or binge-watching the movie or upcoming series. It comes in three different sizes, including 50 in. x 40 in., 60 in. x 50in., and 80 in. x 60 in.
It’s also a super easy way to transform any bed into a Lord of the Rings bed in seconds. The light-weight fabric keeps you warm without making it too hot to sleep if you do use it on the bed.
7. The Fellowship Bookends
Help that special someone show off their Lord of the Rings book collection with silhouette bookends of the the fellowship. The heavy-duty, non-skid bookends are made of black carbon steel. They’re slightly larger than typical bookends, making them a great accent piece.
A similar option that still shows the fellowship on their journey are these bookends that also feature Tolkien’s popular quote “Not all those who wander are lost.”
8. Lord of the Rings Map Cutting Board
This Lord of the Rings cutting board features one of four maps of your choice – Mordor and Gondor, Middle Earth, the Shire, or Erebor. Not only do the engraved maps look great, but you can add a personalized message to the back of the cutting board. Add a special date, quote, name, or anything else.
Odds are, you probably won’t want to use this as a cutting board, but it looks great hanging in your kitchen. Of course, it is made with food grade materials, so feel free to use it like any other cutting board.
9 The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth
Gather your own fellowship in the cooperative The Lord of the Rings Journeys in Middle Earth strategy game. Every time you play, it’s a different experience. Play as different pivotal figures from the books. It’s designed mainly for ages 14 and up and anywhere from 1 to 5 players. So, this is also a great game for solo adventures or groups. The board is created as you play using a tile system. And, if the main adventures aren’t enough, try your luck with side-quests as well.
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, especially for younger fans, try Lord of the Rings Card Game: Battle for Middle Earth. It’s easier to learn and made for ages 8+.
10. The Ring
Obviously, the best gifts for Lord of the Rings fans is the One Ring itself. Help them feel the power of the Ring with either a 6 mm or 8 mm tungsten carbide version of the Ring. Lettering is easy to read inside and outside the band. It’s one of the more durable versions, holding up to daily wear.
If a gold version isn’t right for you, you can also get a five-pack made of stainless steel in gold, silver, black, green, and blue. Or, if you prefer a necklace version like Frodo wore, this LUREME gold-plated stainless steel necklace is ideal.
11. Nostalgish Lord of the Rings Music Box
This engraved wooden music box plays the Fellowship theme. Its tiny size makes it a cute knick-knack for Lord of the Rings fans. Plus, it’s fully mechanical, so no need for batteries. This unique gift is the perfect option for the fan who already seems to have it all.
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