Holiday Gift Guide: Perfect gifts for fantasy and dragon fans – books, figurines, and more!

Christmas is right around the corner, and whether you have yet to send your wish list off to Santa or are scrambling to pull together some cool gifts for friends and family, we’ve got you covered!

We scoured the internet for some of the coolest dragon-related gifts available… and came up with plenty! While these gifts aren’t Inheritance-specific, they’ll tickle the fancy of any hardcore fantasy fans and dragon lovers… and all for very reasonable prices!

Figurines, Trinkets, and Collectibles

Armored blue dragon figurine ($20) – This incredible figurine immediately reminded us of Saphira and her dwarven battle armor!

Embossed Leather Dual Dragons Journal ($16) – What better of a way to journal or write your own story? This inexpensive leather journal is adorned with two dragons whose sole mission is to deter snoops from reading through your notebook!

Green Baby Dragon Plush ($7) – We may have missed Firnen’s early days in Inheritance, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend to have a baby Firnen of our own with this great green hatchling plushy from TY!

Daenerys riding Drogon Funko Vinyl ($18) – It might not be Arya or Eragon, but this epic Funko Pop figurine of Daenerys (Game of Thrones) riding on her dragon, Drogon, is pretty epic! Feeling crafty? Grab some cheap acrylic paints from your local craft store and transform the pair into Arya and Firnen!

Funko Pop Vinyl Dragons ($9.50 – $13) – These dragons are modeled after the Daenerys’ three magical beasts in Game of Thrones, but they bear a striking resemblance to our favorite Inheritance Cycle dragons! Available in gold ($13), green ($13), and grey/black ($9.50), you could have your very own Glaedr, Firnen, and Shruikan!

Black Dragon Funko Pop Keychain ($7) – Every key ring needs its own guardian! This inexpensive keychain, inspired by the main dragon from Game of Thrones, will make a great companion on any key-related adventures!

Green Dragon Egg Cookie Jar ($54) – What better of a way to eat cookies than out of a petrified dragon egg? Although this gift is on the pricier side, we can see many uses for it beyond cookies! Store your valuables, collectibles, and more inside!

Dragon Egg USB Flash Drive ($18) – Find yourself frequently transferring media and files between computers? Why not do it in style with this epic and inexpensive dragon egg USB drive?

Canned Dragon Meat ($10) – Okay, so as dragon fans, we don’t exactly advocate eating the creatures… but we couldn’t resist including this gag gift!

Flying Dragon Kindle e-Reader Case ($13) – Have a Kindle e-Reader? This cartoony flying dragon case makes for a great reading companion! The company also offers the same case for other tablets and e-Readers, ideal for non-Kindle users.

The Name of the Wind text t-shirts ($34) – If you’re a fan of Christopher Paolini’s work, chances are you’re a fan of Patrick Rothfuss too! Lines of text from his Name of the Wind series have been printed on t-shirts, tote bags, and more, forming some of the coolest fantasy geek merch we’ve seen in a while!

Bookworm Wall Clock ($24) – The perfect wall hanging to help you keep track of the countless hours you’re spending with your head buried in the latest fantasy book to fly off your bookshelf!

Personal Library Kit ($11) – Do you frequently loan your books to friends and family? It’s time to go old-school with your own personal library kit, helping you keep track of your loans, ensuring that your precious books are always returned! (Is it okay to fine friends for late returns? Hmm…)

Books, Books, and More Books!

Not sure about you, but we’re always looking for more dragon-related books to read while we wait (im)patiently for Book 5! We’ve included a few of great dragon-y books, and included a few of our favorite fantasy novels (which may or may not feature dragons) for you to buy for yourself or for a friend!

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons ($12.50) 

For true believers only, a lavishly illustrated reproduction of a legendary volume by the world’s most distinguished dragonologist. Don’t let it fall into the wrong hands!

Do you believe in dragons? Now, for the first time, the long-lost research of renowned nineteenth century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake is presented in all its eccentric glory, happily bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The meticulous Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various dragon species, ruminates on why dragons are able to speak, speculates on how they could fly, and explains the true purpose of their notorious hoarding habits.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman ($6.70)

In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer.

The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being.

When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke ($6.70)

With a lonely boy named Ben on board, the brave young dragon Firedrake sets out on a magical journey to find the mythical place where silver dragons can live in peace forever. Flying over moonlit lands and sparkling seas, they encounter fantastic creatures, summon up surprising courage–and cross the path of a ruthless villain with an ancient grudge who’s determined to end their quest. Only a secret destiny can save the dragons in this enchanting adventure about the true meaning home.

The Abhorsen/Old Kingdom Trilogy by Garth Nix (Book one, $5; Trilogy box set, $27)

Since childhood, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who refuse to stay dead. But now her father, the Abhorson, is missing, and Sabriel must cross into that world to find him. With Mogget, whose feline form hides a powerful, perhaps malevolent spirit, and Touchstone, a young Charter Mage, Sabriel travels deep into the Old Kingdom. There she confronts an evil that threatens much more than her life and comes face-to-face with her own hidden destiny. . .

Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern series) by Anne McCaffrey (Book one, $7.50; Trilogy box set, $15)

To the nobles who live in Benden Weyr, Lessa is nothing but a ragged kitchen girl. For most of her life she has survived by serving those who betrayed her father and took over his lands. Now the time has come for Lessa to shed her disguise—and take back her stolen birthright.

But everything changes when she meets a queen dragon. The bond they share will be deep and last forever. It will protect them when, for the first time in centuries, Lessa’s world is threatened by Thread, an evil substance that falls like rain and destroys everything it touches. Dragons and their Riders once protected the planet from Thread, but there are very few of them left these days. Now brave Lessa must risk her life, and the life of her beloved dragon, to save her beautiful world. . .

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud (Book one, $9)

Nathaniel is a magician’s apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who’s boss. With revenge on his mind, he summons the powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelace’s greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion.

Will you be snagging something from our list? Have any gift ideas we missed? Let us know in the comments!