We all know someone who loves Narnia. There are a lot of us "out there." What's not to love? C.S. Lewis magnificently created such visual detail and beauty in his timeless series. And that is what makes this list of the top 25 Narnia Gifts such a perfect idea, no matter what the occasion or who the Narnia-loving recipient is. Who knows, maybe you need to take a look and give yourself a Narnian gift!
This is a 2-part series. This is the first half of the top Narnia gifts, and you can access part 2 by clicking here.
As a side note, I chose to use Amazon for all the links to these gifts. Amazon is one of the most trusted company names worldwide. Thus for whatever gift you may choose, you can purchase with confidence and receive your gift with super-fast shipping. I may also receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.
1. Narnia Collectors' Edition Book Set
Of course, we would have to start this list of top Narnia gifts off with the actual books. This book set is beautiful and the perfect gift because it goes above and beyond a regular book. I recommend the hardcover edition because it will stand the test of time with your kids. My first set was paperback. It was actually an anniversary set and made much better than a normal paperback set. But after several years and so many kids reading them, even the better quality paperback did not hold up as well as we needed them to.
One of the best features of this set is that at the time this post was written the price is about half of the list price!
2. The Chronicles of Narnia Official Coloring Book
This top Narnia gift is actually a very special coloring book. Instead of the usual coloring book fare, the pictures from this book are all works from the original series illustrator, Pauline Baynes. Also included are quotes from the books, making this quite an extraordinary coloring book.
The artwork in this coloring book can be colored and then framed to make an amazing collage of photos for a classroom or bedroom wall. Or they can be used individually as a great accent piece in any room.
3. Narnia Quote Glass Necklace
While I knew there had to be at least a little bit of jewelry on a gift list, this one made the cut for two reasons. The first is its heirloom-quality look. The glass dome feature is especially attractive and lends to the heirloom look. It definitely makes the necklace appear like it was much more expensive than the price you will pay. The second reason is its amazing quote. It is one of my all-time favorites, because it symbolizes that no matter what Lucy was going through, Aslan was still right there with her. For those that hold to the religious undertones of the series, this is such a dear quote. It's significance lies in the fact that God is always there no matter what they are going through.
4. Aslan Plush Throw Blanket
What better gift item could you get than a soft plush blanket that you can snuggle up by the fireplace and read your favorite Narnia book!
This blanket is super soft and measures 60 x 80 inches, which is a very generous size for a throw blanket. It is almost the size of a twin size blanket so you could even use it for your bed. It is a perfect option of all the top Narnia gifts.
5. Picture Book
While I wouldn't recommend this for school-aged kids, it is perfect for preschoolers who are seeing their older siblings' love for Narnia.
Unfortunately, this does not come in a set of all of the Narnia books. But the fact that it does contain the book with the discovery of the wardrobe is definitely a winner. It is a hardcover book, so awesome for long lasting use. And while the pictures are not the traditional ones from the classic version of the series, they are visually appealing and the little ones will love them.
6. Aslan 5-in-1 Canvas Print
This set of five pictures in one display is amazing! Aslan's penetrating gaze along with the snow falling around him evoke the feeling of reading the book and waiting for him to conquer the Evil Witch.
They are printed in HD quality and suitable for any decor in any room. They are not inexpensive and take some time to ship. This is one of the few items on the list that is not Prime eligible. But it is very much worth the wait. The manufacturer is also great with communication. In addition he advertises that he is able to adjust the pictures to the size that you need if you don't want the size that is readily available. This is truly a top Narnia gift option.
7. Narnia Mugs
No gift list is complete without some great mugs. And in this case, there were so many good ones to choose from. Rather than trying to choose the best one, I chose several in different styles and tastes to suit anyone you are gifting them to.
8. Narnia Collage T-shirt
Every top Narnia gift list has to include t-shirts as well!
There are tons to choose from so I picked some of the most creative ones. This one made the top of my list based on the way it fits and the gorgeous design.
It also comes in men's sizes which should pop up in the bottom of the page that is linked below.
The comments you will get when wearing this shirt out will be an awesome way to relive the Narnia life.
9. Narnia Wall Decals
Once again, it was impossible to choose just one. These wall decals all contain the essence of the Narnia spirit. When people come to your house, they will immediately appreciate the feeling of being back in their Narnia study days.
In the classroom, these are absolutely amazing! Any teacher who gets any of these decals for their classroom will love you for life!
10. Cast Iron Lion Head Hanging Plaque
This majestic lion head will be an excellent addition to your garden or interior walls. It would even be perfect for a classroom or child's Narnia themed room. It is the perfect color to go with any decor.
It is cast iron, and not resin, so you must make sure that it is placed solidly on the wall and will not fall. But you will also know that it is extremely good quality and will not break or ever need to be replaced!
11. Narnia Art Print
This striking picture is from an immensely talented designer in Ohio, USA. At 8x10 inches, it is the perfect gift to give someone that they will easily be able to find the perfect niche for, whether it is in their home, classroom, office, or literally any favorite space. It is printed on high quality Epson paper that is guaranteed to not fade for at least 120 years.
This designer also advertises that she can design prints on request. So if you have anything else in mind, your possibilities are limitless!
12. Narnia Lamp Post
This has to be one of the top Narnia gifts of all time! It is the perfect size for your classroom at 6 feet tall. And you can keep it in the classroom for the entire year, not just while you are doing Narnia. Your kids will love the scenery and it will remind them of their Narnia study time. Plus you can use the softer light for more ambience in the classroom at various times of the day (or evening if you have some special activity going on).
It works equally well in a reading corner in your home. Or it makes a perfect bedroom lamp for a Narnia or literature-based theme.
You can even steal it for another area of your home for Christmas, especially if you put some ribbon, a wreath, or other Christmas decor on/with it.
It is a bit pricey of a gift, but its longevity, size, and flexibility make the investment well worth it.
13. Narnia Map Canvas Print
For the final top Narnia craft suggestion for this part 1 article, I was thrilled to find this canvas print of a Narnia map. I had seen paper posters that were a bit smaller than this one. But there were frequent complaints of them being folded or otherwise ruined in shipping. So I never had the courage to buy or recommend one. So to say that this find excites me is an understatement. It is bigger than the others at 18x24 inches. That makes it super easy to frame. And it will look great on any size wall in any setting.
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