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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.
Posters & Prints
To add some Hobbit flair to your loved one's home, we've got a stellar selection of posters and prints. A full-color map mounted on varnished wood details Tolkien's Middle Earth, and can be a great gift for just $39.99. For a more modern look, check out this minimalist Hobbit print from the Etsy shop Harshness, which is offering a 20% off discount on your entire order. Just enter cinemab at checkout. Or check out this $50 poster four-set that offers a graphic prints from each of Jackson's Tolkien movies to date!
These glorious reproductions of the One Ring would definitely make Gollum drool. This gold-plated ring is engraved in Elvish ruins with "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." And it can be your very own precious—or that of your wild-eyed kinsman—for $99.99. Or for something a little easier to show off, consider a pair of The One Ring earrings, gold-plated and only $49.99. Or show some love to Sméagol with Gollum tee now on sale for just $9.95! Get 'em while they last!
Hobbit & Dwarves Gear
"When you find yourself in the company of a halfing and an ill-tempered Dragon, remember you do not have to outrun the Dragon…you just have to outrun the halfling." These are the words of wisdom that adorn this cheeky tee, just $17.99. Or make cosplay easier than ever with these hairy-footed Hobbit slippers ($19.99) or dwarf hats, complete with knitted horned cap and full braided beard! $44.99, and you choose between grey or brown.
Let's wrap up with some Shire-inspired stocking stuffers! All these Hobbit-related bobbles are all under $10! This official movie storybook is packed with pictures from the new movie, and is just $9.95! Or you can pick up an 8" plush of Bilbo, Gandalf or Gollum. Maybe the geek girl on your list would appreciate the roll-on perfume Hobbit Garden, which smells like English ivy, juicy apple, and a hint of garden mint. The specialty fragrance from Bubble And Geek would pair nicely with the Hobbit-themed scented candle Pipe Weed, which offers a fragrance of smoky tobacco combined with mahogany woods, creamy vanilla, and dark brown sugar. And Cinema Blend readers can get 10% off their entire order of movie, tv and video game inspired perfumes, candles and lip balms by using the discount code CINEMA10 at checkout.
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