Top 10 Best Gift Ideas for The Lord of the Rings™ Fans
Are you wondering which gifts to buy this Christmas or for a birthday? Do you have a Lord of the Rings™ or The Hobbit™ fan in your life? We're here to help! Here are our top 10 Middle-earth themed gift ideas including budget friendly and some more indulgent options.
All of these companies are officially licenced and each has a true love of the books and are dedicated to re-creating the Middle Earth Universe in careful and painstaking detail, so every item on this list is a wonderful choice!
Lord of the Rings themed Yoga Mats by Middle-earth Yoga
Well, we kinda have to put our favourite first! The only officially licenced The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings themed mats, these can be used for any exercise, not just yoga. They are longer, wider and thicker than standard and truly have the perfect amount of grip and cushioning to up-level your practice. They are biodegradable, unlike a lot of yoga mats and of course they bring some real beauty (and geekery) to your practice.
Middle-earth Earrings, Rings and Necklaces by Badali Jewellery
Here you can find all the Rings of Power from Nenya (Galadriel's ring) to Narya (Gandalf's ring) and of course The One Ring. There are also beautiful earrings and pendants such as Hobbit door, Rohan and Smaug.
There are more affordable pieces in silver and brass as well as some really special items in gold and platinum. Everything is hand crafted in Utah by Master Jeweller Paul Badali and his team. Paul has over 40 years experience and has a deep connection with the Lord of the Rings™ books.
Middle Earth T-shirts by Grumpy Geeks
Run by two friends who have channelled their nerdy fantasies into ink and fabrics, they began making their unique, hand drawn prints for themselves, learning from the ground up and establishing the business due to great feedback. You can check out their unique Lord of the Rings themed T-shirt prints including Rivendell B&B, Gondor University Campus and Longbeards Barbers!
Middle Earth Mugs, Scarves & Totes by Oscha Slings
Oscha has an extensive Middle Earth Collection where you can find their range of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings themed patterns on anything from bone china mugs (made in England) featuring Rivendell, Map of Middle Earth & The Shire, to scarves, shawls and tote bags. This ethically minded company carefully creates all of their designs in house and crafts their products in their Scottish workshop.
Lord of the Rings Engraved Coins & Necklaces by Shire Post Mint
Each coin is carefully considered including the history and symbols of the various realms. For instance The Old Dale, Moria and Rohan. The coins are hand pressed one at a time using the techniques that were used for hand-engraving steel dies and pressing in the 1800s and earlier. These are so special and beautiful! You can also find wax seal coins and coins made into necklaces.
Middle Earth Baby Slings & Carriers by Oscha Slings
At Oscha you can also find a full range of woven baby wraps, ring slings and carriers featuring designs such as Ancients of Gondor, The Lonely Mountain and Doors of Durin. All woven with natural and organic yarns in the British Isles in a range of stunning colours and hand crafted in their Scottish workshop. They offer amazing comfort and support for you and your baby (all the way up to preschool age!).
Hobbit Holes by Wooden Wonders
OK so this is one for if you're feeling a bit more flush, but it would make THE BEST surprise for your kid on Christmas day, or a birthday, or even your partner if they like keeping chooks or want a very unique home office! Wooden Wonders are family business based in Maine, they craft a range of Hobbit Hole style buildings including playhouses, chicken coops, and craft studios. This is not your off-the shelf stuff, they take pride in their work and are the only licenced Hobbit Hole maker in the USA.
Lord of the Rings Clothing by Volante Design | Superhuman Streetwear
Run by husband and wife team, David & Willow Volante, this range of clothing is of exceptional quality and each item is handmade in the USA. They create costume that is practical and durable, as well as being badass! This isn't your normal theme party stuff, it is carefully considered, made from the best quality fabrics and could be worn for every day as well as special events. We love the Hobbit Vest and the Ringwraith Coat.
Lord of the Rings Games
There are a few of these around, the biggest has to be by our friends at Games Workshop where you can play a whole fantasy journey with books and a myriad of the most amazingly detailed figures for their Hobbit and Lord of the Rings themed strategy games.
We also love this card game from Fantasy Flight Games who have won awards for their artwork and monthly expansion card packs are released to keep things interesting.
Lord of the Rings Figures & Miniatures
Mithril Miniatures have been in business for over 30 years, they craft metal miniature figures with a focus on the world of Middle-earth as portrayed by J.R.R. Tolkien in his books. They are passionate about the materials too, minimising shrinkage and distortion with new and evolving methods. You can choose from primed and un-primed figures, and you can also buy paint and brushes to join in the creativity and decorate your figures. Check out their Instagram feed with miniatures that have been painted by their fans, really amazing stuff!
We have to highlight Games Workshop here again, although the figures are part of the strategy battle games, they are so beautifully made you could display (or play) with them as you wish!