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Best Gifts Fantasy and Scifi Fans
I love fantasy and scifi novels, movies and tv series. I guess it's the geek in me. Whether it's Harry Potter or Tolkien, Frank Herbert or Picard...
Gifts for fantasy lovers
My favorite fantasy authors, movie themes and artists. I just love fantasy fiction. I do. I love Harry Potter as well as The Lord of the Rings (which my dad told us on our sunday walk). I love the mysterious art inspired by fantasy creatures... In short: I love everything about fantasy fiction. Here are my pages about the subject. LOTS of Harry Potter, but also my other favorite fantasy authors.
Hogwarts gift ideas
What's more inspiring to kids than a school for learning magic? I can't think of much, aside from fighting bad guys and flying on broomsticks perhaps...
Harry Potter Room Decor
Dress up your room with Harry Potter pillows, plush toys, and banners. From the Marauder's map to the Snitch, from Hogwarts to Harry and his friends.
- Harry Potter Candy Store, Harry Potter Sweets Shop
The genius of J.K. Rowling hasn't just created a great fantasy series, or a spin off movie set, but also... an intriguing new collection of sweets. Some...
Gryffindor gift ideas - Hogwarts is divided into four houses. Harry's house is Gryffindor, where dwell the brave of heart :)
- Severus Snape Halloween Costume, including wig and outfit
Professor Snape is the bad guy, who turns out to have an actual heart. He's tough, smart and frustrated. He knows all about the dark arts, but is he really evil? Without...
Slytherin gift ideas - Slytherin is the house in Hogwarts where all the bad guys go. Perhaps you feel like a villain yourself and want to show off belonging to Snape's house?
- Harry Potter Christmas gift ideas for boys and girls
If your kids love Harry Potter as much as I do (and you perhaps) they will love these gifts in their Christmas stocking. I've found posters, date books, cloths...
Ravenclaw gift ideas - Smart and sassy, perhaps that describes Ravenclaw house best. For the brainy Harry Potter fan. Luna Lovegood goes to Ravenclaw.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Calendars and Planners
Now that the last Harry Potter movie is out, and we all know the ending, we still can't let him go, can we? The Deathly Hallows, the Horcruxes, Ron, Hermione...
Hufflepuff gift ideas - The most boring house in Hogwarts. However, Cedric Diggory (who was killed by Lord Voldemort) went to this house.
A reader says: Proud Hufflepuff over here! I would much appreciate it if everyone would stop dissing my house. Sure, pick on the nice ones! We're not boring, we just know what we want and do what we can to get it. Need I remind everyone we had Nymphadora Tonks as well? Stop house discrimination!
Best Fantasy Books
- Best Fantasy fiction books, Christmas gifts, movies and art
I just love fantasy fiction. I do. I love Harry Potter as well as The Lord of the Rings (which my dad told us on our sunday walk). I love the mysterious art...
- Terry Goodkind Sword of Truth Books in Order
I've only read one volume of the 'Sword of Truth' series by Terry Goodkind, but I'm already hooked. The problem is: in the bookstore the books aren't in order...
- Good Fantasy Novels: Fantasy Book Reviews Christmas
The best fantasy books with brief reviews. I love fantasy as a genre. It takes you into a new world where there are so many new possibilities - but also new...
- Book reviews
- Marion Zimmer Bradley Best Books and Bio
A review of her work and life Her famous 'Mists of Avalon' rewrote the story of King Arthur and Camelot from the female perspective. In all her literary work...
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld: The Funniest Fantasy Novels Ever
Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite fantasy authors of all time. I had vowed not to write about this though, as I have too much else to do. However, ths one...
- Isaac Asimov Robot Books in Order
One of the science fiction greats.
- Talbot Mundy Books
Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon) (April 23, 1879 - August 5, 1940) was an English writer. He also wrote under the pseudonym Walter Galt. Born...
Where does fantasy end and religion begin? I sure don't know. In popular culture the two certainly overlap quite a lot. Whether these Goddess paintings strike you as fantasy or religious reality, they are sure beautiful and inspiring images of female power.
Susan Seddon Boulet Goddess Paintings
An artist whose art is still popular in the pagan scene, Susan Seddon Boulet will mostly be remembered for her goddess art. The mystical style of her paintings (mostly, but not exclusively, water color) strikes a core in many.
The star wars series of movies doesn't really fit the label 'fantasy' - it's more science fiction. However, I do like Yoda and I think as a not-quite-human-with-special-powers, he may be considered 'fantasy'.
Featuring elves, trolls, orks, walking trees as well as dragons and intelligent eagles, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are perhaps the ultimate fantasy world.
My father read them both to us as we were growing up - both the books themselves and his summary of them on Sunday walks.
So of course we had to see the movies as a family project when they came out. Fortunately the Lord of the Rings movies lived up to our expectations, because getting our dad to a movie theater was a bit of a challenge in the first place. When I saw the first 'Hobbit' movie however, I was disappointed. The second was better, in my opinion.
- A Hobbit Movie Calendar will be just the thing to help you or a fan of the story that is on your gift list this year to stay organized this year ...
In the world of fantasy art, Ciruelo Cabral's artwork is renowned. Known simply as Ciruelo, he is an accomplished painter with an international following. His artistic skills have brought the art of the dragon back into the limelight. The dragons depicted here will fascinate fantasy enthusiasts for the entire year.
- Unicorn calendars - Unicorns are, as J.K. Rowling knew very well, symbols of purity. These illusive magical creatures were seen as rare, but real during the Middle Ages in
- Fairy Calendars: Fairies, Pixies, Elves and Nature Spirits, Gnomes, Jinns and Leprechauns... Stories for kids and yet magical for adults too. On this page I've gathered calendars featuring fairies, angels elves and pixies: from Disney versions to fantasy art for adult
- Susan Seddon Boulet Fantasy Calendars and Date Books - Her fantasy art uses the symbols she found all over the world. Susan Seddon Boulet (1941-1997) was a passionate student of the world religions and mythology.
As many of you know, I make a living as an online publisher. This involves writing about stuff that interests me, like the spiritual path and karma, spiritual book reviews and so on. However, to make ends meet, I also do product recommendations.
That is: I recommend products, and you - the potential customer - get to have less of a chore finding them. It's a win-win, especially since I get a percentage for each sale. The deal is this: follow a link on any of these pages and buy something, and you - without any extra cost to you - are sponsoring me to keep on going.
I've started out of course with spiritual gifts, but there are also calendars, laptops, iPads, Harry Potter gear etc. It's all stuff I have bought or would buy if my house room and pockets were infinite. They're not and that's OK.
See also my new gifts blog.