The weather outside's grown frightful, but you've still got some holiday shopping to do. Why not shop online? We're here to help by providing a series of gift guides that will make it easier than ever to pick the perfect present for the movie lover on your list. Not only do we have a selection of great gift ideas, but also we've got some exclusive discounts for Cinema Blend readers!
In previous installments we've tackled what to get for the sci-fi fan or the nostalgic movie-lover on your list, and this week in honor of the debut of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we've culled together a selection of presents sure to thrill anyone who dreams of a trip to the Shire.
We'll assume the Hobbit fan on your list already owns a copy of J.R.R. Tolkein's beloved fantasy novel, but they are sure to welcome these books to their shelves. The Annotated Hobbit is a must for dedicated J.R.R. Tolkien fans. In its pages, America's leading Tolkien scholar Douglas A. Anderson includes copious notes on all things Middle Earth ($17.24 at Barnes & Noble). For something more movie-related, check out The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles: Art & Design. Available for pre-order on Amazon for $26.39, this behind the scenes book curated by Weta Workshop senior concept designer Daniel Falconer is stuffed with more than 1,000 images of concept artwork, photographs and development paintings from Peter Jackson's creative team behind the forthcoming Hobbit trilogy. It debuts this Friday, timed with the movie's release, and includes a fold-out glow-in-the-dark map of Middle Earth as well as a four-page fold-out of Bilbo's contract. And with a limited edition Hobbit-themed Moleskin notebook (just $16.95), you can give your loved on a great place to unleash their imagination.
Give your buddy a way to wear their Hobbit-loving heart on their sleeve with these cool tees. The Traveling Company tee gives every member of An Unexpected Journey a bit of the spotlight. Available in men or juniors sizes and in various colors, prices range from $17.95-22.99. Or for $19.99-$21.99 you can pick up this Middle Earth map shirt that shows the path to Mt. Doom! For something a bit subtler, this made-to-order tee that promotes a favorite hobbit hang, The Green Dragons Inn, where Barefoot Beer is now available in pints! Normally $11.95 at Shirtnic's Etsy shop, Cinema Blend readers get a special 30% off discount off their entire order—which could also include other Tolkien-inspired tees —by entering the code HOBBITLOVE at checkout.