Are you looking for the perfect The Lord of the Rings gift for that geek in your life, but have no idea what LOTR-inspired gift to get them? Would they enjoy an action figure or prefer a collectible figurine?
Well, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to make your search easier.
We’ve organized the items on this list into categories with brief descriptions to help you decide on the perfect Lord of the Rings gift for your geek.
Does that sound good to you? Cool! Now that’s what we’re Tolkien about!
The Best Books for The Lord of the Rings Fans
The Lord of the Rings fandom started with books, so it only makes sense that a LOTR fan should have all the books in the collection.
When it comes to Lord of the Rings gifts, these books are the very first thing to consider before anything else.
1. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Collection
The Lord of the Rings books were originally published in 1954, but it all started with The Hobbit, which was published in 1937.
These two books tie into one another. While The Hobbit was initially written to be a children’s book, the Lord of the Rings trilogy was a more serious follow-up to the world J.R.R. Tolkien created.
2. Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien isn’t just known for The Lord of the Rings.
Silmarillion (published in 1977) and Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth (published in 1980) are both well-known titles amongst die-hard fans.
No self-respecting LOTR fan should go through life without having either of these books in their possession.
3. The History of Middle Earth and Great Tales Collections
Going even deeper into the book collections, we have J.R.R. Tolkien’s son, Christopher, to thank for painstakingly piecing together and releasing his father’s collection of unpublished written works.
You’ll find these books in book shops all over the world, but first print editions will make this gift even more special for hardcore Lord of the Rings fans. Here’s a complete list of J.R.R.Tolkien’s books.
4. Books about The Lord of the Rings
Aside from the books listed above, there are also official and unofficial LOTR-related books that are sure to make that LOTR geek in your life happy.
- The Illustrated World of Tolkien by David Day
- Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth curated by Catherine McIlwaine
- Lord of the Rings Sketchbook by Alan Lee
5. The Lord of the Rings Comic Books
There are also LOTR-related comic books that any fan would be interested in, the earliest of which was released exclusively in Europe back in 1978.
If you can find these illustrated pieces, they’re worth their weight in gold these days! Don’t worry – a more accessible comic was released in 1989 by Chuck Dixon (a comic book writer for Marvel and DC).
6. The Lord of the Rings Bookends
Okay so this isn’t a book, but it doesn’t make it any less meaningful.
If your giftee already has the books, complement their collection with The Lord of the Rings bookends. These iconic pieces will make their LOTR collection stand out wherever it’s displayed.
That’s a lot to consider, and we’re not done yet! We’ve only just dipped our toes into The Lord of the Rings merch pool.
If you’re worried about budget, a more cost-effective way to help your LOTR fan build their book collection is to purchase digital versions.
All of the books listed above are available in digital format. Now your LOTR geek can take their library wherever they go!
The Best Movies for The Lord Of the Rings Fans
You gotta admit – if it weren’t for Peter Jackson’s expert handling of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, this epic tale would only be of interest to hardcore J.R.R. Tolkien fans.
7. The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy 6-Disc Blu-ray Box Set
What would modern pop culture be without Peter Jackson’s LOTR trilogy?
If you can only give one Lord of the Rings gift this year, it should be this one. This DVD box set has a total run time of nearly 20 hours, with infinite replay value.
8. The Animated Classics Collection
Before the modern release of the movies, animated versions of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Return of the King were released in the late 1970s, respectively.
Although they had a worldwide release, they failed to capture the huge fanbase that the LOTR franchise has today. The rarity of this animated classic set is what makes it more precious to LOTR geeks.
The Best Music for The Lord of the Rings Fans
The movies wouldn’t have succeeded as much as they did had they not been equipped with the proper soundtrack.
The otherworldly, albeit hauntingly beautiful, pieces of music can be used by any LOTR fan.
9. Lord of the Rings Trilogy Soundtrack by Howard Shore
There’s 13 hours of music spread out across 3 CDs in this Lord of the Rings collection that any fan can play over and over again.
10. Sign Them Up for a Spotify Subscription
Or… you could sign your Lord the Rings fan up for a Spotify subscription and give them access not only to LOTR-related music, but to millions of songs streaming on the internet every day. Methinks this would be a better gift for this modern age.
The Best Art for The Lord of the Rings Fan
11. The Lord of the Rings Movie Posters
One of the things that made Peter Jackson’s LOTR trilogy very enticing were the posters.
Hands down, all three movie posters looked amazing. This has made them highly coveted by LOTR fans and memorabilia collectors alike. These are licensed movie posters you can purchase online through authorized sellers:
- The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers
- The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King
12. Large-Scale Middle-Earth Maps
Aside from the movie posters, a great Lord of the Rings gift is a large-scale representation of Middle-Earth that your LOTR fan can display just about anywhere. Here are some great large-scale maps on canvas:
- The Journey Fabric Canvas
- Large Scale Map of Middle-Earth
- 3 Panel Middle-Earth Map on Canvas
The Best Games And Toys for The Lord of the Rings Fans
The success of The Lord of the Rings movies led to vast licensing opportunities.
This resulted in a massive surge of The Lord of the Rings merch and collector items.
The bulk of this came in the form of games and toys that appealed to a lot of LOTR fans because they could now immerse themselves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s expansive world. Let’s go through the top Lord of the Rings gifts that both kids and adults will enjoy.
13. Lord of the Rings Lego Sets
Pairing the LOTR franchise with Lego resulted in one of the most successful toy lines in modern history.
Lego understood that one of the great ways to sell their toys was to captivate the imaginations of fans, young and old, all over the world, so they made various LOTR sets.
- Mines Of Moria Set
- Battle of Helm’s Deep Set
- Unexpected Gathering Set
If you think the person you’re giving Lord of the Rings gifts to is not into building J.R.R. Tolkien’s world, brick-by-brick, this Monopoly Lord of the Rings edition might be more up their alley.
Your Lord of the Rings fan will feel exactly how the Fellowship of the Ring felt as they traveled through Middle-earth with this Lord of the Rings edition of Risk.
Risk is a classic strategy board game that’s sure to liven up any game night.
16. War Of The Ring Strategy Game
This is one of the best board games for hardcore Lord of the Rings fans!
War of the Ring is set atop the most accurately depicted map of Middle Earth and comes with over 200 plastic figurine markers.
Let me just say this now: this is not a casual game. There are complicated rules involved and if your giftee insist on playing the moment they unwrap it, you should expect a playing time of over 6 hours.
17. The Lord of the Rings Chess Set
This beautifully crafted chess set is made with intricately sculpted pieces that give the game of chess a J.R.R. Tolkien-esque twist.
18. Lord of the Rings Jigsaw Puzzles
If you want to keep it simple, you can get Lord of the Rings gifts in the form of a jigsaw puzzle.
You’ll find no shortage of Lord of the Rings jigsaw puzzles online. When assembled, these puzzles can be framed and displayed. That’s two gifts in one!
19. Lord of the Rings Action Figures
Lord of the Rings action figures are licensed through various companies that deliver excellent products. The following are the top three companies you should consider getting Lord of the Rings gifts from:
- ToyBiz – the most accessible toy company with excellent action figures anyone can play with.
- Diamond Select Toys – has action figures with more points of articulation than your average toy for better poseability and playability.
- Asmus Toys – produces the most beautiful Lord of the Rings action figures with real clothes and 34 points of articulation.
If you haven’t heard of Tubbz… you probably don’t partake in cosplay.
TUBBZ has combined people’s love of cosplay and rubber duckies with these collectable cosplay Lord of the Rings-inspired rubber duckies!
21. Lord of the Rings Video Games
Of course, this Lord of the Rings list of gift ideas wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t include video games.
- Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring
- Lego The Lord of the Rings
- The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth 2
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War
- Lord of the Rings Online
There’s no doubt that future games will come out for Lord of the Rings fans to enjoy as technology advances.
In the meantime, these timeless classics continue to astound with their level of depth and immersion.
The Best Collectibles for The Lord of the Rings Fans
Let’s get one thing straight: collectibles are different from toys.
Collectibles are meant to be displayed and not played with. As a rule of thumb, if the person you intend to give Lord of the Rings gifts to is under the age of 12, it’s best not to give them a collectible item.
Any LOTR-inspired item can be turned into a collectible if the person who owns it wishes to make it into one, though!
22. Funko Pop Figurines
Funko has consistently churned out pop culture-inspired figurines through the years.
Everyone from Frodo to Balrog is here! Help your Lord of the Rings fan collect each one and they’ll have the cutest version of Middle-Earth that anyone will ever see.
23. Figurines From WETA
There are a lot of companies out there vying for your hard-earned money with their exquisitely sculpted figurines, but the best ones are made by Weta.
Weta also sells replicas of almost all the weapons and items used in the movies.
24. Weapon and Item Replicas
For adult fans, weapon and item replicas are the best Lord of the Rings gifts that you can give.
The top weapon and item replicas to consider giving as Lord of the Rings gifts are:
- Anduril Sword of King Elessar with Wall Plaque
- Horn of Gondor with Display Stand
- Hobbit Resin Mace of Sauron (by far the coolest)
- Sword Of Bard The Bowman
- The Sword of Frodo Baggins
Make sure you purchase replicas from authorized sellers who can provide documents of authenticity to make their value rise over the years.
The Best Merch for The Lord of the Rings Fans
We’ve discussed the more serious Lord of the Rings gifts, so this next section is for those of you who are looking for something a little more simple and a lot more cost efficient.
25. The Lord of the Rings Shirts
There’s no shortage of shirts that you can give as The Lord of the Rings gifts. Designs range from logos, character depictions, and famous quotes.Chances are, as long as it’s Lord of the Rings related, someone has put it on a shirt.
Here are some shirts any Lord of the Rings fan would love!
- Lord of The Rings The Journey Shirt
- Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost Shirt
- Fellowship of the Ring Shirt
- The Prancing Pony Shirt
- Mordor Fun Run Shirt
- Catdalf Shirt
26. Hobbit Feet Slippers
These slippers are the closest your Lord of the Rings fan can get to experiencing what it’s like to walk around like a hobbit.
These won’t guarantee a future role in a Peter Jackson movie, but it will definitely make walking around their home more fun!
The Best Home and Kitchen Items for The Lord of the Rings Fans
This section is dedicated to regular kitchen and household items that have been turned special by placing a The Lord of the Rings logo on it.
27. Lord of the Rings Door Mats
These door mats “speak” for themselves (see what I did there?):
- Speak Friend And Enter Door Mat
- No Admittance Except On Party Business Door Mat
- You Shall Not Pass Door Mat
28. Lord of the Rings Mugs, Beer Steins, And Wine Glasses
Drinking is one of the things Middle-Earthers love to do! Give that same experience to your Lord of the Rings fan with these mugs, beer steins, and wine glasses.
Now they can pretend they’re a dwarf downing a flagon of ale (even if they’re only drinking grape juice).
- Prancing Pony 22 oz Wooden Stein
- “I Love You Like A Hobbit Loves Second Breakfast” Mug
- “My Precious” Mug
- LOTR Engraved Glasses
- LOTR Tree of Gondor Stein
Complete the set with these wine stoppers and bottle openers.
29. The Lord of the Rings Kitchenware
Hobbits enjoyed several meals throughout the day – seven, to be exact.
Let your Lord of the Rings fan release their inner Hobbit with these chopping boards! Fair warning: these chopping boards won’t enhance the flavor of the food.
- Middle Earth
- The Shire
To complete the culinary experience, gift this cookbook as well: An Unexpected Cookbook: The Unofficial Book of Hobbit Cookery.
Other Fun Gifts for Your The Lord of the Rings Fanatic
Showing your passion for something doesn’t always have to be done in a big way. You can do it with small items, too!
30. Stickers To Get People Talkin’ About Tolkien
You can’t go wrong with giving stickers as Lord of the Rings gifts. Stickers allow any fan to declare their love for J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece by sticking them on everyday items.
- Lord of the Rings Waterproof Sticker Collection for Bicycles and Skateboards
- Lord of the Rings Laptop Decals
- Lord of the Rings Car and Truck Decals
- Gandalf Decal
- Tree of Gondor Decal
31. Keychains to Keep Those Precious Keys in One Place
Keychains are very attractive items to Lord of the Rings fans who always want to take a piece of J.R.R. Tolkien’s characters along for the ride.
Keychains not only keep keys in one place, some also double as can openers. Here are some keychains you can give as Lord of the Rings gifts:
- Black Leather Gondor Logo Keychain for Men
- Mini Funko Pop Frodo Keychain for Teens
- Not All Who Wander Are Lost Keychain for Women
Lord of The Rings Gifts Aplenty!
As you can see, there is no shortage of Lord of the Rings gifts merchandise available online.
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