11 Lord Of The Rings Accessories That Are Perfect For The Middle-Earth Superfan In Your Life
Forget about Hogwarts, Narnia, or Westeros. At the end of the day, if you like elves and upsetting road trips, there is only one fantasy series to rule them all, and that's The Lord of the Rings. Ever since The Hobbit was written in 1937, Tolkien has been synonymous with high fantasy. If you love the books, you don't need me to explain to you why they are, quite simply, one of the most brilliant works of literature ever put to paper. But, if you love Gandalf and Frodo and the rest, there are a few things you do need... like a Gollum-inspired thong. Here are a few Lord of the Rings themed items that every fan needs, to prove you're not an orc-loving fraud.
It's impossible to calculate the total impact that Tolkien's writing has had on the literary world, not to mention the worlds of film, TV, video games, comic books, and everything in between. With a book series as beloved and far-reaching as The Lord of the Rings, it can be hard to know where to start with all of the many Middle-Earth themed mug, magnets, and intimate apparel out there. Allow me to point you in the right direction with some highly necessary, hobbit-approved items:
Every true LOTR fan spends their days yearning to visit the shining city of Gondor, or at the very least to kick back in the Shire. Dress up your walls with these beautiful travel posters, advertising all the (fictional) sights of Middle-Earth.
A Map of Middle-Earth
Maps in fantasy books are a surprisingly contentious issue, but I think we can all agree that the map of Middle-Earth is a beautiful piece of art. Hang it on your wall, prop it on your desk, or use it as a place mat to add a little more Tolkien to your life.
"Speak Friend" Doormat
Greet your friends in true fangirl fashion with this doormat.
The One Ring
Look, if you're a Lord of the Rings fan and you don't already own the One Ring, I don't know if I can help you. There are many, many versions of the Ring available for purchase. What are you waiting for?
An Elvish Scarf
Every true fan owns at least one item of clothing emblazoned with Elvish script. Bonus points if you can actually read what this says.
The Evenstar Pendant
Look, sometimes you want a necklace that says "I am a beautiful Elf princess" and also "I am willing to give up my immortality for a fairly average dude."
A "I Am No Man" T-Shirt
LOTR ladies, don't let fake geek boys get you down. Rock Éowyn's famous line on a stylish black t-shirt, and be ready to destroy any witch kings you might meet throughout your day.
A Laptop Sticker
Anytime you're working in a coffee shop, I know you're just racking your brains for a way to disclose your deep love of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien to everyone in your immediate vicinity. This laptop sticker with accomplish that task. Rep your love of evil magical rings with this elegant computer decal.
A Shire Candle
For those who want their home to smell of Hobbit Holes and second breakfast. (Or flowers and meadows.)
"Small Everyday Deeds" Print
This illustrated print features one of Tolkien's most beloved quotes: "I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay."