11 of the best gifts to give sci-fi and fantasy fans this holiday season

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This past year brought to the forefront some fantastic sci-fi and fantasy movies and television shows. From the blockbuster Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune to Robert Jordan’s seminal fantasy series The Wheel of Time finding a home at Amazon Prime, there was plenty to enjoy this year. So if you know someone that has now become obsessed with all things sci-fi and fantasy, here are 11 great gifts to give them this holiday season.

1. Game of Thrones 3D Westeros and Essos Globe Puzzle; $49

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George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones kicked things off when the show of the same name premiered on HBO in 2011. Though fans will have to wait a bit for Martin’s The Winds of Winter to be published and HBO’s prequel series House of the Dragon, you can tide them over with this 3D puzzle of Westeros and Essos.

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2. I. Asimov: A Memoir by Isaac Asimov; $9

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Fans of Apple TV+’s Foundation will probably, or hopefully, have read the book series the show is based on by Isaac Asimov. Those looking for a peek behind the curtain will enjoy the prolific sci-fi writer’s third autobiography covering his whole life and was published in 1995, three years after his death.

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3. The Lord of the Rings Prancing Pony Beer Mug; $44

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Both J. R. R. Tolkien’s and Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord of the Rings are the pinnacles of fantasy books and films. There are a wide array of gifts to get fans of Middle-earth, but this Prancing Pony mug will make any fan or hobbit happy and let them pretend like they’re at the fictional pub.

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4. Gale Force Nine Dune: A Game of Conquest and Diplomacy; $49

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Denis Villeneuve film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel Dune finally hit theaters this past October. Fans of the sci-fi series were delighted and excited for part two. In the meantime, while they wait, gift them this board game based on the movie and find out who can control Arrakis and the spice.

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5. The Wheel of Time Seven Rings T-Shirt; $23

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Episodes of Amazon Prime’s highly anticipated fantasy series The Wheel of Time, an adaptation of Robert Jordan’s 14 book series, have started launching, and fans seem to be happy. The online retailer and sometimes entertainment site has launched merchandise for its show, including this shirt featuring seven Aes Sedai rings like the one Rosamund Pike’s character, Moiraine, wears.

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6. Star Trek Transporter Heat Changing Mug; $17

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“Beam me up, Scotty.” Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series will appreciate this heat-changing mug which acts as a transporter sending characters like Spock, Captain Kirk, and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura from the U.S.S. Enterprise to an alien planet.

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7. The Witcher: The Last Wish: Illustrated Edition by Andrzej Sapkowski; $33

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Before Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill, was slaying monsters on our Netflix, he started in Andrzej Sapkowski’s books. For fans of the books, video games, or Netflix show, this illustrated edition of the first book to read in the series, The Last Wish, is an excellent gift idea. It doesn’t come out until December 14, so there’s no chance they’ll already have a copy.

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8. Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker; $40

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Turn Star Wars viewing parties into an occasion with this double-sided, Death Star-shaped waffle maker. Fans of the movies can enjoy a waffle in the shape of the most terrifying spacecraft in all the galaxy.

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9. Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set; $49

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Many fans will be rewatching the first movie this year in honor of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Pay homage to the 2001 classic by gifting your friend a real-life wizard’s chess set, violent magical pieces not included. Then, you and your Potterhead friend can enjoy playing together.

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10. LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Set; $70

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Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t truly sci-fi, it does have time-bending elements that make it feel like it’s part of that world. One such way the universe messes with time is with Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet, which your MCU-obsessed friend can now build. Made up of 590-pieces, this LEGO replica comes with a display stand and card so even DC fans can know about this prop.

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11. Shadow and Bone: The Collector’s Edition by Leigh Bardugo; $22

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The first book in Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse has now been adapted into a Netflix show, so it’s only natural that a collector’s edition of the book would be released. This tome features new artwork, an exclusively designed hardcover slipcase, and more. Get this for your friend who has read the trilogy thousands of times or for the Netflix obsessive that hasn’t read the books yet.

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