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The Hobbit: Unexpected gift ideas from Middle-earth

Posted by on December 14, 2012 – 12:05 am

The holidays are fast upon us — and nerds have needs. Nerdvana has a few ideas to aid in your selfless quest!

Dwarven treasure map — Have you ever wanted to reclaim your homeland and the treasures that are your birthright? Well now you can with a prop replica of Thorin Oakenshield’s map to The Lonely Mountain from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, complete with hidden Moon Rune text that can only be seen in the moonlight (well, any light will work, but won’t be as much fun.) If the $200 price tag is a little too much, with all your gold currently being horded by an ill-tempered dragon and all, you can always opt for the $30 parchment version of the map.

The Hobbit LEGOs — With the upcoming release of long anticipated Hobbit film, LEGO has released a slew of very fun Hobbit themed toy sets. A couple that caught our eyes are The Hobbit Riddles for The Ring which includes Bilbo, Gollum and even a raw fish for the evil creature to eat; and The Hobbit An Unexpected Gathering features the exterior and interior of Bilbo’s hole-home, Gandalf, Bilbo and several of the dwarves. The Gathering piece even has little maps of Middle-earth so you can plan out your LEGO Hobbit adventures.

The Lord Of The Rings: The One Ring – This ring may not give you the power of invisibility, but that’s okay, because you’ll want your friends to be able to see your good taste as you sport this gold plated tungsten carbide One Ring replica that is stylishly decorated with Elvish runes reading, “One Ring to rule them all. One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.” This is guaranteed to be the most precious gift of all!

There are many more gift ideas lurking in the Nerdvana archives. Explore them now!