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

Ten Favourite Books in One Celebration Cake

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There is something very satisfying about both reading and cake eating and this video covers both bases!

Anne Reardon from How To Cook That brings us her top ten books cakes of all time- as voted by her followers. She asked viewers to vote for their favourite book and after thousands of replies she tallied them up and ended up with a Top Ten Books list to include on her celebration cake.

The result is amazing! See how many well-loved books you can spot in the video below.

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Your Literary Pets

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In the past we have shown you some of your favourite authors and their pets such as William S. Burroughs and his cat Ginger, Dorothy Parker and her dog, and Charles Dickens and his pet raven named Grip. This blog, however, is dedicated to you, our Reading Addicts, and your pets.

Animals have such a positive influence on people, and Reading Addicts are no exception. We love to read about animals in both fiction and non-fiction, and books that feature animals have proven to be so popular that they’ve inspired EIGHT of For Reading Addicts’ quizzes!

Having a furry friend by our side can be comforting and, at times, relaxing despite cats being so obsessed with sitting on books and papers… The pleasure of having your furry hot water bottle right with you releases all the right chemicals in your brain so you can relax and disappear into a book properly.

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Video Games You May Not Know Are Inspired by Literature

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If books are one of the oldest means of entertainment, then video games must be one of the newest. The idea of video games was first popularised back in the early 70’s with the release of Pong and, with some help from the likes of Pac-Man, Tetris, and Space Invaders, video games have become a billion dollar industry that rivals both the film and music industry. One could be forgiven for assuming that books and video games have little to offer one another, but the fact is that literature has inspired many games over the years, some of which have been hugely successful. In this article, we’ll be looking at five video games that were inspired by great books. Read More

A Wedding Amongst The Books

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The perfect wedding for many reading addicts would be held in a library or bookstore. To be surrounded by both the people and the objects you love the most sounds heavenly! There would be no need for flowers- who would want floral scents to mask the musty-vanilla of our papery companions? Just push the tables aside and there would be plenty of room for dancing and celebrating.

That is exactly what one couple did in New York City.

On the first of December 2017, among the rare books section of The Strand bookstore, two people who were very much in love made their vows in front of family and friends. Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga eschewed traditional ceremonial practices for a service that included the guests through the ritual, the entertainment was brought to them by a drag queen singer, and a low-key dance space provided for those who wanted to shake their stuff in honour of the sweet couple.

Thanks to The Daily 360, and with help via technology from Samsung, their wedding video is an interactive affair where we are able to scan around the room via our computer.

Watch the video below for an insight into the wonderful day and share the love!

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