13 'Game Of Thrones' Gifts That Are Almost As Good As Getting A Pet Direwolf
Game of Thrones is currently on an extra-long hiatus between Seasons 6 and 7, thanks to the fact that winter has finally come, which doesn't really jive with its usual shooting schedule and customary spring premiere date. So it's the perfect time to charm the Game of Thrones fan in your life with clever gear, gadgets, and games based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series. It'll both rekindle their excitement for Season 7 and help tide them over until the premiere comes. These Game of Thrones gifts cover a wide range of price points and interests, from cute and crafty presents to some truly amazing bathroom decor (stick around to the end for that one).
But Game of Thrones is a popular enough gift genre that this collection only scratches the surface of possible options. A quick "Game of Thrones" search on sites like Amazon, Etsy, ThinkGeek, and similar online outlets produces a wealth of kitschy, crafty, and even useful GoTs-themed gifts. So feel free to go on a hunt of your own using these for inspiration, or just snag one of the gifts below. In many cases, you can even personalize by House loyalty. (If that means nothing to you, just read on.)
1. A DIY Cork Map Of Westeros
For the gift-giver on a budget, check out these instructions on how to make a DIY cork map of Westeros spending only a few dollars on basic craft store materials. It makes a great hanging cork board for pinning important notes onto, like "Remember to make way for Yara Greyjoy and Daenerys Targaryen's matriarchal society."
2. A Hand Of The King Phone Case
Make the Game of Thrones fan in your life look as important as they feel with this Hand of the King phone or iPad case ($12-$40). Perfect for a budding politician.
3. A Wildfire Pendant Necklace
Never forget Cersei's brilliant rise to the Iron Throne with this commemorative wildfire pendant necklace ($12). It will say to its recipient's enemies, "I will not hesitate to burn it all to the ground."
4. A 'Game of Thrones' Themed Board Games
If the Game of Thrones fan in your life is also a fan of board games (and let's be real: than Venn diagram is basically just a circle), consider one of these classics redesigned with GoTs skins. There's Game of Thrones Risk ($61), pictured above.
Or you could go for Game of Thrones Monopoly ($60).
Or you can get Game of Thrones Clue ($50), though the murder weapons are probably super disturbing.
5. A World Series/Game of Thrones Mashup Tee
If your loved one happens to be a North Side Chicago native (or just a Chicago sports fan), then they may still be celebrating their 108-year-in-the-making World Series win this Christmas. As a North Side Chicago native, I can confirm that this Chicago Cubs/Game of Thrones mashup tee ($20) is genius.
6. An Iron Throne Phone Docking Station
Let your phone rest where the King of the Andals and the First Men sits with this Iron Throne phone docking station ($34).
7. A House Sigil Journal
If the Game of Thrones lover in your life isn't also a reader of the ASOIAF books, then these Game of Thrones house sigil journals ($16) are perfect for taking notes on complicated character relationships as they watch the series.
8. A 'Game of Thrones' Flash Drive
Who wouldn't want to store the most recent drafts of their ASOIAF fanfiction on an adorable Game of Thrones character flash drive ($15). Choose from Ghost, Jon Snow, Arya, Tyrion, Daenerys, or a dragon.
9. A Longclaw Handle Umbrella
For the Jon Snow wannabe in your life, you can get them this Longclaw handle umbrella ($20) and call it the sword of storms.
10. 'Game of Thrones' Beer
A classic choice for the beer snob in your life is buying the latest in Ommegang's Game of Thrones-themed craft brews ($23 for the gift pack). The latest brew is dubbed Valar Dohaeris.
11. House Sigil Cookie Cutters
Let the Game of Thrones fan in your life be the coolest parent at the bake sale with these house sigil cookie cutters ($20).
12. A 'Game of Thrones' Official Adult Coloring Book
If your Game of Thrones fan needs a calming activity to destress with after watching every week, you could always gift the Game of Thrones official adult coloring book ($13).
13. An Iron Throne Toilet Decal
There was a time you could buy an actual Iron Throne replica on the HBO website for around $30,000, but if you missed out on that deal of a lifetime, you could always go with this Iron Throne toilet decal ($25) for your loved one to get a similar feel on their porcelain throne.
With so many choices for so many interests, it'll be super easy to win over the Game of Thrones fan in your life, even if you can't name a single character yourself.