Are you looking for a special gift this year for a The Lord of the Rings fan in your life? Perhaps you know a long-term fan or someone who has been enjoying The Rings of Power - Whether for Christmas or birthday here's our guide to the best gifts for The Lord of the Rings™ or The Hobbit™ fans.
These Middle-earth gift ideas cover all budgets, some more wallet-friendly and some slightly more indulgent!
All of these The Lord of the Rings inspired gifts are made by companies which are officially licenced. The companies are run by individuals with a true love of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and who carefully re-create the lore of Middle-earth for you to enjoy.
1. Middle-earth Collection Throws & Baby Blankets by Oscha
Woven in the British Isles Oscha's range of throws and baby blankets are all finished by hand in their Scottish workshop. They are made from yarns such as brushed organic cotton and Cashwool (a merino wool that is spun to be soft like cashmere but more affordable!). You can find a range of designs such as Misty Mountains, Ancients of GONDOR and Doors of Durin.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The Lord of the Rings themed Yoga Mats by Middle-earth Yoga
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.
5. 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!
6. 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!).
7. 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, Realm 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.
8. 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.
9. The Lord of the Rings Keyboards & Keyboard Accessories by Drop
Do you know someone who would like to type in Elvish, or perhaps they'd like a Smaug wrist rest or just a few choice The Lord of the Rings key caps?! At the Mech Keys community on Drop you can find officially licensed keyboards, keycap sets, wrist rests, artisan keycaps, and more.
10. 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.