Since we’re obviously being read right now by a fellow Game of Thrones fan, let us begin simply by saying a heartfelt congratulation for your fine taste which we happen to share. Ok, all joking aside now, the book and movie franchise authored by George R. R. Martin is so breathtakingly awesome that it generated a huge fandom worldwide, and somehow, for the first time hearing that about something, it’s not a bad thing. High popularity, especially as far as books are concerned, is most often than not a warning sign for poor writing, but that’s definitely not the case with this one. And since birds of a feather (or should we say dragons of a feather?) stick together, it’s a good chance that if you’re a GoT fan you’ve got at least a couple of friends who are into this universe as well. That makes not only for a great friendship, but also for epic gift opportunities. Here’s our list of suggestions for the coolest Game of Thrones gift ideas, including Game of Thrones gifts as souvenirs (aka all for your selfish little self) which we could find.
20 Game of Thrones Gift Ideas and Souvenirs
20. Game of Thrones Season 1,2 & 3 Pack (Blu-Ray)
Price: $100.00 – $109.99
It’s best if we all start with the basics. You may find this hard to believe, but there are some fans out there who didn’t yet manage to catch up with the older seasons of the show and they just started watching it somewhere in the middle – preposterous, we know. Before thinking about more creative ideas for gifts inspired from this universe, allow your more ignorant friends to come up to speed with the events. Of course, this is a good gift for one’s self as well, even if we’ve all seen the show, who could say no to a collector’s edition of past episodes, right?
19. House Arryn Logo Sigil Coat of Arms
Pictured here is a beautiful violet canvas with the colors and coat of arms of House Arryn, but most probably you’re a fan of a different house, like the mighty Starks or the fierce Lannisters or the winged and fiery Targaryens. After following the link, there are plenty of suggested similar products tailored to reflect the pride of whatever House you fancy, so no need to fret. This idea would also make a cool gift to take with you to a birthday party you’re headed to, if you happen to know your celebrated friend’s preferences in the GoT universe.
18. Game of Thrones Inspired Fire & Blood Coffee Mug
Especially if you’re a House Stark fan, or the friend you’re shopping for happens to be, this is a mandatory entry to the arsenal of Game of Thrones gift ideas. The message inscribed on the mug alludes to the infamous Red Wedding that almost got George R. R. Martin lynched by an angry mob. If you feel brave enough and you’re by any chance getting hitched soon, why not give this away to a handful of close guests when they leave, as a parting token of appreciation? Game of Thrones gifts as souvenirs are the best choice for fellow fans, and it would be even funnier since, you know, they actually just went to a wedding and they got the mug. Just make sure you don’t turn your big event into an undull affair by Dothraki standards, if you get the drift.
17. A Coaster Set Featuring the Coat-of-Arms of Four Houses
Price: $9.80 – $33.36
If you’re looking for a good gift for someone who shares your passion, or you want to bring more GoT-themed items into your own lair, but don’t really have a great budget for it, a set of coasters such as this one might be just the thing. They feature the main houses in the game, the ones who really matter (no offense, possible fans of other ones). So lo and behold mates: whenever your staunch arm will smash the tankard of beer on the table, it need not smash it directly there: the coasters will from now on act as shields against your outright ahem manliness.
16. The “Winter is coming” Men’s T-Shirt
Price: $9.99 – $35.99
The people who got this said it made them feel badass from the moment they’ve put the shirt on! The direwolf in the background and the ominous wintery scene remind anyone of the dangers that lurk with the coming of winter, beyond the internal struggles for power among the main houses of Westeros. Also, let’s admit it, most of us are still Stark fans deep down inside, because seeing this house repeatedly betrayed and almost dissolved made our blood boil.
15. An Iron Throne Print T-Shirt
Price: $20.48 – $29.99
If you’re really into the GoT universe and everything it represents, it means you also value its deeply rooted realism, you know, except and beyond all the magic and dragon stuff. It means you value the complex and very plausible nature of the political system featured in the books – and to some extent in the movies – and you’re less inclined to get fetishistic about, say, one particular house before the others. It means, in the words of Petyr Baelish, that you see the truth of it all: the climb (towards the Iron Throne). Only the ladder is real, everything else and all the house mottos are only pretense. If you share this view, then we think you totally need this T-shirt instead on any other T-shirt with a house’s crest on it. Because they’ll see you rolling and they’ll be hatin’.
14. The Westeros Map Tee
Price: $11.99 – $17.99
It follows the same principle, but from a more bookish perspective. If you sympathize with the scholarly Sam and have a fondness for old scrolls and parchments, we’re ready to bet you’d enjoy this T-shirt the most. It would also make as one of the top souvenirs related to Game of Thrones which you could also buy for your like-minded friends. And with this, we solemnly swear that it was the last gift idea that involved a T-shirt. Moving on.
13. Targaryen Dragon Die-Cast Pendant Necklace
This is a lovely birthday gift idea for a special female friend. Since the popularity of the show has exploded, the Mother of Dragons has become a female empowerment role model for lots of women and girls, and treating a special friend with such an unique and beautifully crafted gift would really make for the best birthday ever. Just make sure not to piss her off after she starts wearing it, or a couple of “Dracarys” might freely flow your way (just kidding).
12. A Danaerys Print Poster
Following the same logic of the Khaleesi being a really cool female empowerment metaphor, especially considering her humble and scared and delicate beginnings as a shy girl bullied by her narcissistic brother, this also would make a very nice birthday gift for a special female friend. Or, of course, to someone who has a major fetish or crush on the character; by all means, don’t let us minimize that possibility.
11. A Shot Glass Set with the GoT House Symbols
Price: $27.98 – $51.00
Now you can get drunk with your friends in the style of a Game of Thrones inn reunion: each of you can hold a toast in a glass painted in the colors of one’s favorite house. The four glass set comes in each of the Stark, Baratheon, Lannister and Targaryen coat of arms designs. It was about time something like this was issued: since the beginning of the fan craze over Game of Thrones gifts as souvenirs, we’ve been wondering where the shot glasses were. Luckily the Dark Horse brand saw the opportunity and didn’t leave our drinking nights devoid of proper attire.
10. The King’s Hand Bronze Brooch
The undying love every one of us fans has for Tyrion unites us in the desire for such a unique gift as this bronze brooch. No matter what our house preferences might be or whose side in the war for the Iron Throne we might be on, there probably isn’t a single person in the whole GoT fandom who doesn’t like Tyrion. His service as Hand of the King might have been the best thing that ever happened to King’s Landing, and the pin he used to fasten his mantle reflected this pride. The brooch is also a great gift idea for the ladies who ever fantasized being in Shae’s shoes at least for a bit (admit it, ladies, you know who you are).
9. The Iron Coin of the Faceless Man
Little ass-kicker Arya is also enjoying a quite numerous groupie… ermm… fan collection herself. For all Arya supporters out there who just can’t wait to see her perfecting her ninja skills further, the coin is a cult must-have Game of Throne souvenir. But heed our warning: if you gift this collectible to a friend, be prepared to also receive a list afterwards of people he or she considers enemies and would like you to… talk some sense into. Seems legit, right?
8. Arya Stark’s Needle (a functional real sword, not prop-style replica)
Since we’re on the topic of how cool Arya Stark and her developing ninja skills are, a very cool gift, although a bit top notch as far as pricing is concerned, would be to actually be given a sword just like hers. Do you remember how she named the sword Needle so she could rightly say to her Septa (who used to bug her all the time about her lack of girly interests) that she’s been practicing Needlework? Heh, what a ballsy little brat she was, even before all the madness truly started. If you’re interested in acquiring this sword, perhaps even for a little girl in your family, know that it’s made out of full carbon steel (nope, not Valyrian steel this time, sorry), it has 30 inches overall and comes with a real leather wrap and antique nickel handle. It’s truly breathtakingly beautiful and it just might be the most impressive gift idea on our list.
7. A “Longclaw” (Jon Snow’s Blade) Letter Opener
This could be a more affordable option if you have a bit of this sword fetish that got hold of us. It’s a miniature replica of Jon Snow’s sword (the one he got from the late Commander, which was supposed to be passed to his son, Ser Jorah Mormont, but to which he wasn’t entitled to anymore after running away into exile) meant to be used as a letter opener. It looks mysterious and dagger-like and the fact that it’s still functional for something, even for something as harmless as opening letters (though let’s get real, hardly any of us receive letters nowadays) gives it an extra spark and edginess.
6. A Dragon Egg Necklace
Buy this necklace as a birthday gift for your favorite female friend and who knows – not only will you give her the best birthday surprise ever, but maybe in time it will hatch if she keeps it on her at all times, slowly basking in her body heat. Just sayin’.
5. A Sun and Stars / Moon of My Life Ring Pair
Even though the rest of the world might still see the huge and diverse GoT fandom as a bunch of geeks with no girlfriend, the gender proportion and the amount of couples within the community is actually pretty high. And when two people share a passion for the same fictional universe besides their interest in each other, cute ways are born of expressing their feelings. Just like this somewhat corny pair of Dany and Drogo inspired rings. Hopefully, after you gift your friends with a pair of these as the most romantic thing you could dig up from the array of Game of Thrones gift ideas, you’ll get to see a wedding in the same style. With at least three murders so it isn’t too boring, right?
4. A Game of Thrones Map Poster
Another nice decorative item and inexpensive gift idea from the Game of Thrones franchise is a poster exhibiting the complete world map in lovely detail. How could a fan make their room lovelier than by pinning this map to one of the walls? An even better idea would be to go full barbarian (and by that we mean Dothraki) and pin it to the wall with a knife, just like the Longclaw letter opener. Now we’re getting somewhere, right?
3. A Game of Thrones Compass Necklace
Finally a Got necklace that can be worn by a dude too, right? The previous one was pretty and all, but too girly Khaleesi destined, so it was ‘bout time someone evened the field and give male fans their due jewelry option.
2. Game of Thrones Playing Cards
If you’re really looking for an idea of a gift or souvenir that will be a source of almost endless fun for you and your friends, without the danger of quickly getting bored of it after the initial enthusiasm, then get yourself this cute set of playing cards. It features blazons and colors and the coat of arms of each house, as well as actual pictures of characters from the show
1. The Complete Book Set of “A Song of Ice and Fire”
Price: $26.64 (paperback) – $202.12 (audio CD)
We all know it but not all of us are ready to admit it: reading the books as well is awesome. So quit complaining whenever a fan who has read them spoils something for the fan who hasn’t and just catch up. It will anyway be one of the most challenging and exciting reading experiences you’ve ever had, so get to it already. For people interested in exploring Game of Thrones gift ideas, maybe just return to the basics and gift your friend the books if they don’t own them already. There will be plenty of time later for Game of Thrones gifts as souvenirs or cos-play items; why don’t you start by returning to the roots and making sure your friend has access to the lore of this world in all its glory? Books are never an overrated gift to receive and can brighten someone’s day or birthday much more than anything else.
Well, that was about it. We hope you enjoyed out top 20 list of Game of Thrones gift ideas and that there was a little something for everyone here.