10 Fantastical Gifts for Fantasy Fiction Fans

By November 21, 2017Inspired by Literature

If you or someone you know is a fan of fantasy fiction then this list may be of interest to you. Aside from being wonderful escapism, fantasy also guides us through moral and ethical conundrums, and satirises social and political events.

The worlds that fantasy authors create are full of amazing creatures, fearsome warriors, and magical beings beyond human comprehension… It is no wonder it is one of the most popular fiction genres!

Here are 10 of the most fantastical gifts for fantasy fiction fans we could find…

Better stock up on plenty of red pens or pencils…

“In a world where weddings are red, fire is green, and debts are paid in gold, countless images leap off the page thanks to the eye-popping intricacy of the vivid settings and details. Now, for the first time, fans of this blockbuster saga can fill in the blanks and marvel as this meticulously imagined universe comes to life, one sword, sigil, and castle at a time.”

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Game of Thrones Colouring Book US

Game of Thrones Colouring Book UK

These lightweight, silky scarves are beautiful. The One Ring inscription design will ignite any Tolkien fan’s fire, and the map of Middle Earth is perfect for Hobbits who get lost frequently! They come in mysterious black, deep wine red, or an antique Middle Earth map design.

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Lord of the Rings Scarves

No book-stealing foe would mess with these formidable dragon head bookends! These magical beasts will protect your favourite books from falling prey to evil gravity. Each dragon measures 10 1/4 inches x 3 1/4 inches x 7 inches. 

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Dragon Bookends US

Dragon Bookends UK

These ceramic dragon egg cookie jars are perfect for any fans of the fire-breathing fantasy creatures. They measure 9 1/4″ by 6″, big enough to fit in the sweet snack of your choice!

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Dragon Egg cookie Jar

Much of the high fantasy fiction available takes inspiration from Northern European cultures, and what existed before the adoption of the Latin alphabet, and monotheistic cultures. This bag of runes would make a great gift for someone who wants to immerse themselves in the fictional world they inhabit.

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Bag of Runes US

Bag of Runes UK

This comprehensive guide to runes is a great companion to the bag of runes above. The author Martin Findell gives us some fantastic background to the ancient cultures that inspired high fantasy fiction today.

“This book tells the story of runes from their mysterious origins, their development as a script, to their use and meaning in the modern world. Illustrated with a range of beautiful objects from jewellery to tools and weapons, Runes will reveal memorials for the dead, business messages, charms and curses, insults and prayers, giving us a glimpse into the languages and cultures of Europeans over a thousand years ago.”

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Runes US

Runes UK

If Samwise was your favourite hobbit, or you felt like you had a bit of Bilbo inside you all along, these are the slippers for you! Big, comfy, warm hobbit feet to relax in all evening long.

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Hobbit Feet Slippers US

Hobbit Feet Slippers UK

Pratchett fans will not be able to get enough of this SIGNED limited edition hardback book complete with slipcase to keep it safe.

“If Terry Pratchett’s pen gave his characters life, Paul Kidby’s brush allowed them to live it, and nowhere is that better illustrated than in this magnificent Special Edition, which features a variant cover, gilded page edging, and a specially-designed slipcase. For fans old and new, this stunning collectors item is the perfect gift for Christmas.’The closest anyone’s got to how I see the characters’ – Sir Terry Pratchett”

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Imaginarium US

Imaginarium UK

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is some of the first fantasy stories many of us, or our children, were introduced to. Magical people, mythical beasts, and amazing adventures await when you read about Harry and his friends!

Check out For Reading Addicts Harry Potter Gift Collection:

Harry Potter Collection

If you like reading fantasy fiction you may love playing and adventuring with your friends using Warhammer! Enter a fantasy world, start your own adventures, and create your own story.

“The World Before Time is gone. Shattered. Consigned to an oblivion no-one thought possible… Warhammer Age of Sigmar is a fantastic starter set for any and all fans of Warhammer! Detailing the first incursions of the Realmgate Wars, this box set contains everything you need to begin your adventures in the Age Of Sigmar. There’s a stunning amount of goodies contained inside.
Suitable for ages 12 years and over.”

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Warhammer Age of Sigmar US

Warhammer Age of Sigmar UK

J.K. Rowling Responds to Couple’s Harry Potter-Themed Proposal

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All wedding proposals are magical, but they don’t get much more magical than a Harry Potter-themed proposal. As a huge fan of J.K. Rowling’s fantasy series, Heather Pearson decided to ask her girlfriend, Kelsey Stacey, to marry her this Halloween just gone with a Potter-themed proposal.

The proposal quickly made the rounds online, and it wasn’t long before Rowling herself chimed in. Plans for the proposal began when 26-year-old Heather discovered an artist who folds the pages of books to create special messages. Heather ordered a design made from her and her girlfriend’s favourite Harry Potter book, The Goblet of Fire, which read “Marry Me?” Read More

The Best of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ Authors Game

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Whose Line Is It Anyway has been around since 1988, originating in the UK with a handful of comedy geniuses- Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton, John Sessions, and Rory Bremner, among others. Consisting of short games that test the comedians’ improv skills, with plenty of audience participation, it soon became a televisual favourite.

The format has since been adopted by the USA but this pure comedy brilliance started with this original UK series… Enjoy these 10 snippets of their fantastic ‘Authors’ game.

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Todd Bol, Founder of the Little Free Library Movement Dies

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When Todd Bol used an old door to create a tiny library for his garden in 2009 he can’t have imagined the impact it would have. His friends and neighbours all loved the idea and less than a year later he’d made more, some for sale, some he gave away.

Eventually he got right behind the movement, setting himself a goal to create 2,150, which would beat the number of Carnegie libraries in the USA, less than a decade later and there are 75,000 tiny libraries on the front lawns of houses of eight-eight countries in the world.
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What would ‘A World Without Hermione’ be like?

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Hermione Granger, powerful witch and great friend, was key in the defeat of Voldemort. Without Hermione what would’ve happened to Harry and Ron? They’d have almost certainly been killed, or worse- expelled!

The Harry Potter Alliance have been investigating gender inequality in education and what impact women make in the world when they’re given the same opportunities as men. Using the hashtag #WithoutHermione, the campaign hopes to highlight the importance of encouraging women and girls in education- what would have been the fate of Hogwarts without Ginny, Cho, Tonks, and McGonagall? Spoiler alert: everyone would’ve died.

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‘She Is Booked’ bookmarks support women’s causes

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Bookmarks can say a lot about a reader, and She Is Booked hope you will make a statement with their latest project.

She Is Booked was launched on the 19th of October this year as an online shop.

They sell bookmarks with two differing designs: “She Is Booked”  and, “I Read Like A Girl” with 100% of proceeds donated to women’s charities.

With the #MeToo movement was their inspiration in the first place, writers and entrepreneurs Natasha Minoso and Jacqueline Mellow began their cause with donations to RAINN (The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) with hopes to reach out to more charities eventually.

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Potter Fans’ Engagement Makes J.K. Rowling Cry Happy Tears

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Harry Potter remains as popular with kids and adults alike, but I doubt anyone is as enamoured with the fantasy series as these folk…

Many of the people who were fans of the book as children and teenagers have grown into adults who are equally obsessed with it. The world of magical beings, strange creatures, and amazing heroes, continues to hold a place in their hearts.

J.K. Rowling, author of the novels and Queen of Twitter, stumbled upon a photo posted by a fan in which they show off their Potter-inspired ring tattoos. The most amazing thing? They’re a Hufflepuff and a Slytherin! Who’d have thought people from these two very different Hogwarts houses could fall in love?

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