* Licensed LOTR merch
* Great gifts for Hobbit fans this holiday season
* Board games, jewelry and more
The genre it helped spawn may be everywhere now, but Lord of the Rings remains a real cultural touchstone. It has inspired countless high fantasy and sorcery epics and become itself an abiding part of our cultural vocabulary. From hobbits to ring wraiths to the idea of the one, precious ring inexorably corrupting its owner, Tolkein’s variegated universe still inspires the imagination like nothing else. Here are 11 of the best gifts for Lord of the Rings fans this holiday season.
1. Hobbit Bofur Hat
The Hobbit Bofur Hat is practically required headgear if you’re reclaiming Lonely Mountain, or walking to the train this winter on your way to play some LOTR trivial pursuit.
2. Vinyl Figures
These Funko POP-style statues of popular LOTR characters are a great addition to any collection. Choose from Frodo, Sam, Balrog, Gandalf, Saruman and Nazgul.
3. Precious Mug
If you or someone you know pretty much turns into Gollum if they haven’t had their coffee yet, this mug is just the thing!
4. Map of Middle Earth
Find your way back to the shire with this handmade Lord of the Rings Middle Earth Map art. Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper for long-lasting charm.
5. Eye of Sauron Snow Globe
A chilling bit of Christmas cheer, this Eye of Sauron Snow Globe depicts the famous tower in Mordor.
6. Prancing Pony Beer Mug
This stainless steel and natural wood Prancing Pony Beer Mug would look right at home in Middle Earth. Custom engraving is available too.
7. “You Shall Not Pass” welcome mat
Extend a foreboding wizard welcome with this Gandalf-inspired “You Shall Not Pass” welcome mat.
8. Lego Wizard Battle
Recreate the epic battle between Gandalf and Saruman as it was always meant to be experienced: in Lego form! This nifty set comes with a spinning eye of Sauron, two staffs and cute Lego wizard figures.
9. The One Ring
Inscribed inside and out in Elvish script, this bronze ring calls out to you… “the ring wants to be found.” It even comes with a 22k gold plated chain.
10. LOTR Trivial Pursuit
Challenge you and your friends’ Lord of the Rings trivia knowledge with this Tolkienesque adventure in board game form.
11. Gandalf’s staff
This wizard staff of a not-insignificant size and heft is a genuine licensed prop replica, complete with a glowing wizard orb. Take it LARPing or just hiking