Last week, Nate shared with Watchers on the Wall readers some of this year’s Game of Thrones highlights in part 1 of our gift guide. Just in time for Cyber Monday, we’ll be taking a look at more fun holiday ideas for the Game of Thrones nerds in your life. (If you’re like me, you’ll find a stack of new things to add to your own wish lists!)
In addition to sharing the official merch offered from HBO and Game of Thrones that we love, fans and artists around the world create unique items. In this post, we’ll barely be scratching the surface of what you can discover searching on sites like Etsy and Redbubble.
Let’s get shopping!
There’s loads of lovely Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire-themed jewelry to be found on Etsy in particular. These book quote necklaces by BooksByHerSide show off well-loved quotations from the books by George R.R. Martin. The necklaces come in 16-inch chain ($11.58) and 24-inch chain ($12.36) varieties. Check out BooksByHerside’s shop to view their ASOIAF quote creations.
Another gift idea that allows a fan to display their love for ASOIAF are these A Song of Ice and Fire Mini Faux-book Earrings ($25.00) by FieldsofFandom. These earrings come in four varieties, so you can wear your favorites of the first four books: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, or A Feast for Crows.
(I actually own these earrings- I went with A Storm of Swords, my personal favorite.)
The long-sleeved shirt comes in Sparrow black or gray, or more traditionally festive green or red. I’m willing to overlook the wrong number of points on the stars because of the sheer awesomeness of how wrong this is.
Shame, shame, shame.
Another Game of Thrones piece for the kitchen is this handmade and laser-engraved Dinner is Coming Cutting Board, by TheWoodILike. Because no one’s really clear on when winter will be here- but we can count on dinner. It’ll set you back $14.90 for 9×12 board or $16.90 for a 10×14 board.
If your sympathies lie more with the Targaryens, you can pick up up the round Fire and Blood Cutting Board ($16.90), emblazoned with the dragon sigil instead.
If you want to go all-out for a house loyalist fan, gather up a gift set of your own choosing for the kitchen.
After you’re done with your drinks? Beer Is Coming with this Game of Thrones Beercap Map ($29.99), in the shape of the Stark direwolf sigil. This one is perfect for the beer aficionados among you or in your life. The map, crafted from cork tree, holds 38 caps for the beer fan’s collection.
The plywood version of the direwolf beercap map goes for $24.99 in the shop.
The Longclaw Collectible Mini Kit ($12.95) by Running Press is a neat and affordable present for fans of Jon Snow and his Valyrian steel sword. The kit includes a 4-inch replica of Jon’s sword Longclaw, with a sheath sleeve for the sword, and a stand for displaying the sword. The kit comes with a 48-page mini book about the Night’s Watch on Game of Thrones, complete with full-color series photography.
Another new release from Running Press this fall was the Three-Eyed Raven Figurine Mini Kit ($12.95).
The kit includes a collectible 3 ½ inch figurine of the three-eyed raven and a 48-page mini book about the raven and the Sight, and features full-color series photography.
This next one is a holiday gift for those who still believe: the “CleganeBowl – Get Hype” T-shirt (Unisex Tee: $21.28).
Because it doesn’t matter if one brother was left for dead and the other is- well, no one knows what the heck he is anymore, and – never mind that.
There will be hype. Logic be damned. Get hype.
Another way to wear the GoT love is this new arrival in the HBO Shop: the Game Of Thrones Westeros Map Messenger Bag ($49.99).
This brown cotton canvas bag displays a map of Westeros and Essos across the front flap, along with an adjustable shoulder strap with an antique brass slider, and plenty of pockets.
This year, McFarlane Toys came out with a new line of Game of Thrones construction sets that made a splash at conventions.
The Iron Throne Room ($31.99) is a very cool construction set that allows crafty fans to recreate the beautiful setting from the show, complete with the throne itself.
The set includes the Iron Throne, two candelabras, a stone backdrop, the stained glass window, and more. It also comes with Joffrey Baratheon (plus a Kingsguard, in case you want to have the king ordering his knight to do terrible things as usual).
And finally, here’s a little Iron Throne of your own to add to your tree.
The Iron Throne Resin Ornament ($12.99) stands four inches tall, and comes with the chain attached for hanging. The detailed, scaled replica is the ideal addition when your holiday tree is missing that certain something that says, “I will do anything to win the Iron Throne and no one at this family dinner will stand in my way.”
And there you have it, Watchers on the Wall’s picks in part II of our annual holiday guide. Be sure to check out part I if you missed it!
Also, several of our items are still on sale in the Watchers on the Wall shop, so be sure to check that out.
Happy holidays, merry shopping, and try to avoid bloody family feuds this festive season!