10 Fantastical Gifts for Fantasy Fiction Fans

By November 21, 2017Inspired by Literature
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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.

Find the full collection here:

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”

Treat yourself here:

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

Iconic Literary Homes Imagined

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When reading any book the characters are the most important thing, but often their surroundings are as iconic as the characters themselves. Many of the classic novels feature houses that almost have a personality of their own, where would the Bilbo be without Bag End, or Mrs Havisham without Satis House, and can you even imagine Mrs Weasley without the Burrow? Read More

5 Ways to Upcycle Old Books

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Old and forgotten books are being reincarnated as pretty trinkets thanks to some clever folk all over the internet. Butterflies, flowers, and even lampshades are being sculpted from the pages of dusty old books left to rot in attics all over the world.

DIY Everywhere collated some of the best ways to recycle old tomes, using the pages to bring us novel ideas…

Check out the images below and see if anything grabs your fancy! If you find one you like then head over to the website to watch their videos, and to cut, fold, and stick along with them. If book folding and origami are your thing just follow the links below and find your perfect book match.

Happy paper folding!

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Accurately Titled Novels from Writers’ HQ

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The clever minds of Writers’ HQ on Facebook have come up with these hilarious and scathing titles for books- inspired by real life tomes and completely tongue-in-cheek.

Writers’ HQ are a bunch of no nonsense writers on a mission to help other writers “stop fucking about” and get on with their writing. They offer support online and have writing retreats around the UK “for badass writers with no time or money”. Check out their website for inspiration.

The witty folk at Writers’ HQ Facebook page created some seriously funny honest book titles for their followers which we have compiled here. Just head on over to their page and give them a Like after you have laughed your socks off here.

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Stunning Literary Art Installations with James Trevino

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Literary art on Instagram is becoming such a popular form of creative expression and we are absolutely in love! After discovering Elizabeth Sagan’s bookish blog on Instagram, we have now discovered her masculine literary art twin: James Trevino, ‘bookstagrammer’, cat dad, and self-professed Potterhead.

James’s art is just as inspiring and creative as Elizabeth’s, and full of literary references for the keenest readers. Check him out on Instagram if you like what you see below!

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Lego Ideas gives Lego fans the chance to show off their own creations and hope for it to become a real Lego set. Winners include rocket ships, Lego trophies, 3D perspective illusions, and so much more.

Alongside the contests Lego have thought up themselves, Lego enthusiasts can enter a creation they have made at home. One such person, Lego user Hwachtman, painstakingly designed a house from Coraline (a dark fantasy children’s novella by Neil Gaiman), with an amazing attention to details. It started as a sketch taken from the movie adaptation of the book, and ended up a 3,000 Lego brick construction complete with lights. Any Lego fan can register on the site and vote for their favourite set, in hopes that it will be available to purchase one day.

Check out the images below, and the Lego Ideas website for more details, and to vote!

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10 More Humorous Reviews of Classic Novels

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A few months ago, we posted an article about 10 amusing reviews of classic books from Harry Potter to Wuthering Heights. A quick look on Amazon will reveal that there are plenty of funny reviews to be found for classic books, some serious, some genuine, but all worth a chuckle. We’ve taken another look and found ten more reviews of classic books that made us smile. Read More

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