It’s an important day for all fans of Middle Earth as today we finally return to the land with the release of The Hobbit:The Desolation Of Smaug. It’s certainly a lucky Friday 13th for some but what today marks is only 12 days until Christmas Day and if your struggling for ideas for a Christmas present for family member who is a fan of the franchise we have some last minute The Hobbit suggestions on what you could buy them….
‘Stay Calm – Run You Fools’ & ‘I’m Going On An Adventure’ T-Shirts
One thing geek boys & girls love is fashion and a t-shirt is an ideal fashion statement for them. This may not be exactly The Hobbit gift but it’s Gandalf and his infamous lines from The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring. Created in the style of the ‘Stay Calm’ series which has everything from tees, keyrings to tea towels now you have ‘Stay Calm – Run You Fools‘ a line Gandalf said when he confronted the Balrog. If you must have a The Hobbit related T-Shirt why not go for ‘I’m Going On An Adventure‘ T-shirt said by Bilbo in the first film, perfect for female fans.
The Hobbit Board Game & The Hobbit Monopoly Game
Christmas is meant to be a time for all the family to come together for a bit of family bonding hat better way to do that than the board game. The Hobbit Board Game gives you a chance to play one of your heroes from the film, survive the challenges as you attempt to get to Lonely Mountain. If your more traditional in your games you cant go wrong with Monopoly and they have a themed edition giving you a chance become a capitalist of Middle Earth. Play as Gandalf, Bilbo, Thorin, Gollum even Smaug as you attempt to make your way to the mountain buying up everything from Hobbiton to dwarves and orcs.
The Tauriel Statue
She is one of the highlights of the new film will be adored by geeks (boys) for her beauty. She is one of the newly created characters for the film thats not in the book giving any collectible for her and extra reason to buy. This will be an expensive purchase but if your a series collector where money is no object getting your hands on the Silvan she-elf will be a great addition making her worth every penny.
Buy/Pre-order @Amazon – Weta Statue Le Hobbit – Tauriel 1000 ex
Pop! Vinyl Figures
Does that family member love collecting figures and vinyl figures particularity?Funk Pop! have a collection of vinyl figures from The Hobbit which make ideal for stocking fillers. You have a choice of Thorin Oakenshield, Legolas, Gandalf, Azog and even an invisible Bilbo wearing the one ring to rule them all. Why not buy them all and give as one bigger present?!
The One Ring
It was the bane of his young nephew Frodo in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy , the one ring to rule them all! In The Hobbit it may not be the main concern of the adventure but we saw how Bilbo Baggins wins the dark game of riddles with Gollum which starts the ball rolling and now you can own an authentic prop replica of the precious which comes with it’s own display case plus an extra bonus of a bookmark!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition
When the Lord Of The Rings special editions came out 10 years ago they became essential buys and now The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey extended edition is now out on home release.The first Hobbit film might only give roughly 15 minutes extra playing time, its the extras that come with it make this a worthwhile buy, providing nearly 5 hours of unadulterated extras. What differs from LOTR versions and the new you have the added bonus of of chosing not just DVD version you can now go Blu-Ray or 3D Blu-ray!!!
If your still unsure you can always buy them the gift of membership to The Tolkien Society, sign them up here.
The above is only a few suggestions for last minute ideas you’ll find many great gifts and stocking fillers as cheap as £1 everything from keyrings to mugs, books even replicas to those pipes the hobbits and many of the other characters of used the list is endless! Good luck on your resent hunting. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug is now in UK, Irish and many cinemas worldwide from today, read our review here.