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10 Great Gift Ideas For Lord Of The Rings Fans

We all have that one person in our circle of friends. The person that couldn’t make it through the year without planning a Lord of The Rings movie marathon, who knows, by heart, the Map of Middle Earth, and who can literally quote almost any line from the entire series.

With Christmas coming, EMP has created a gift guide for you, which is guaranteed to please every fan of the adventures of Gandalf and his friends.

Ready to rule them all?

1. “You Shall Not Pass!” door mat

“You cannot pass. I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.” Gandalf

With this door mat, potential enemies should beware, Gandalf is protecting your home. Enter at your own Risk!

thou shalt not pass doormat

2. Risk Game

“The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last, the great battle of our time.” Gandalf

Tired of always being just a spectator of the Middle-Earth battle? Choose your side and declare war with your friend with this brand new LOTR Risk Edition!

lotr risk game

3. One Ring – Heat-Change Mug 

“The ring has awoken, it’s heard its master’s call.” Gandalf

The Lord of The Rings Fan in your life deserves to have their drinks the best way possible. And the best way is probably this very cool heat-change mug.

4. Middle Earth Map

“Mordor. The one place in Middle-Earth we don’t want to see any closer. And it’s the one place we’re trying to get to. It’s just where we can’t get. Let’s face it, Mr. Frodo, we’re lost.” Sam

Every adventurer needs to find their way during their long journey. With this Middle Earth map, follow the path of the fellowship of the ring during their epic tale.

map of middle earth

5. Gollum Funko Pop!

“We swears, to serve the master of the Precious. We will swear on… on the Precious!” Gollum

One of the most fascinating creatures of the Lord of the Ring’s universe is certainly our dear Gollum. This Funko Pop! is definitely a must have for every fan.

gollum funko pop

6. Lembas Card Holder

“Lembas! Elvish bread. One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man.” Legolas

Created by the Elves themselves, Lambas bread is probably the most popular recipe from The Lord of The Rings. Very nutritious, it’s a very good item to keep in your bags, especially for those long journeys.

lembas bread card holder

7. Christmas Jumper

“We must take a hard road, a road unforeseen. There lies our hope, if hope it be. To walk into peril – to Mordor. We must send the Ring to the Fire.” Elrond

The season of Christmas jumper has just begun! With this LOTR Christmas Jumper, you can be sure you’ll easily win every contest you’ll participate in. Isn’t it gorgeous?

LOTR christmas jumper


 8. Wristwatches Ring Inscription

“A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.” Gandalf

This watch is the perfect reason to quote Gandalf if you accidentally miss a really important appointment. Moreover, it will give you a fantastic style.

lotr wrist watch

9. Arwen Evenstar Earrings

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone” Arwen

For a very special gift to a very special person, Arwen Evenstar’s earrings would be perfect. There’s no such perfect jewel to showed your affection to your love’s one.

10. The One Ring

 “There is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power.” Gandalf

You have the possibility to own the most-desired object in Middle-Earth: The One Ring. But will you offer it to someone, or make it yours? Choose your destiny.

the one ring


10 Best Gifts For Metal-Heads This Christmas

Do you have friends or family with head-banging tendencies? A power metal pal, a symphonic metal sister or a death metal dad perhaps? Or maybe you live with a pet metal-head you need to feed riffs and blast-beats to at least twice day. Whatever breed of metal-head you’re finding gifts for, we’re bound to have something to offer in our huge range of metal band merchandise. Let’s begin!

  1. Metallica Justice T-Shirt

metallica justice tshirt

Now a band’s popularity definitely doesn’t always equate to how good they are but in Metallica’s case, they’ve legitimately earned their iconic status with consistently compelling live shows and several classic, genre-defining albums. You’ll also be hard-pressed to find a metal-head that doesn’t like Metallica – they’re just one of those bands!

Of their genre-defining albums, ‘…And Justice For All’ is definitely one of their best and the album art, depicted on the t-shirt, is awesome. Plus it’ll give your metal-head an excuse not to wear black for a change! A tanktop version of the shirt is also available – check it out here.

  1. Judas Priest Painkiller Puzzle

Another genre-defining album is Judas Priest’s Painkiller. It’s impossible for a metal-head not to have the utmost respect for the legendary band that has been rocking out since the 60s and is still going! What better way to spend Boxing Day than by listening to Painkiller at full-blast whilst sipping a cup of tea and doing a puzzle of the album cover?

  1. Amon Amarth Bathrobe

amon amarth bath robe

I also saw Amon Amarth earlier this year and they engaged the crowd more than almost any band I’ve ever seen! A truly solid band that pretty much invented the Viking Metal sub-genre. Limit the time your metal-head needs to go without repping their favourite bands by giving them something truly ‘metal’ to wear as soon as they get out of the shower. It even has a Viking helmet hood – you can’t get much more metal than that! This is one of our EMP exclusives so make sure you get it while stocks last.

  1. Ghost ‘Hail Santa’ Christmas Jumper 2019

Speaking of things which are ’metal’, I bet you haven’t spent a single Christmas with your metal-head without hearing her/him saying ‘Hail Santa!’ at least once. Now they can wear it on their Christmas jumper – a Ghost one nonetheless!

  1. Iron Maiden somewhere In time CD With Eddie Figure

An epic deluxe edition CD of an epic album by one of metal’s most epic bands. Possibly my favourite Iron Maiden album but it’s a hard choice. I certainly would not complain if I received this for Christmas myself – how cool is that Somewhere In time Eddie figure!?

  1. Kiss – The Starchild Funko Pop!

The legend that is Paul Stanley A.K.A The Starchild from Kiss! Cute but still metal as f*ck – love it!

  1. Slipknot Jacket

slipknot jacket

Hoping to give a Slipknot fan a merry maggot Christmas? Help them keep warm in style with this EMP exclusive Slipknot jacket!

  1. Slayer Socks

Satanic Slayer socks anyone? Yes please! Some people say that socks are a poor stocking filler but I’d have to disagree – especially when they’ve got pentagrams on them!

  1. Motörhead Dress

motorhead dress

Mum a Motörhead fan from back in the day? Know someone else that would love a Motörhead dress? We’ve got the perfect gift for you!


  1. Slipknot Leggings

slipknot leggings

Ok I know we’ve covered Slipknot already but they’re just such a sick band and let’s be honest – have you ever seen leggings look this metal? As Slipknot fans it’s our duty to take any opportunity to show the world that We Are Not Your Kind!

Hope to have helped in your search. Let us know what you think of our selection and, above all, have a very metal Christmas!

Anthony Best