Winter is coming…Christmas is coming! Even though I’ve heard them 1,000 times, these jokes crack me up every time. Game of Thrones lends itself so well to celebrating winter holidays. A snow covered ancestral home, feasts, drama, comedy, dragons, large dysfunctional extended families…you know the typical holidays. Well minus the White Walkers of course.
This year prepare to celebrate by gifting the GOT fan in your life, or yourself, with these amazing stocking stuffers. Each one is sure to bring back memories of this amazing series. From keychains, to bookmarks, ornaments, and stickers we have got it all. Browse the list and add a little GOT to your holiday this year.
Scroll all the way to the bottom for a helpful stocking stuffers Buyers Guide plus some bonus content- a GOT inspired recipe- melt in your mouth GOT Christmas Shortbread Cookies.
23 Must Have Game of Thrones Stocking Stuffers
Funko makes the best mini figurines and the Funko Pop Keychain collection for GOT fans is no exception. You can also grab Jon Snow, a White Walker and many more characters. Each one is about 2 inches and very lightweight. The perfect addition to your keyring, backpack, purse or shoulder bag.
This one will bring all the laughs. You have to give the artist points for accuracy on that hair. Made from ceramic and about 3 inches across. This one comes with an attached black silk ribbon for easy hanging. Wrap it in some tissue paper or hang it on the outside of the stocking to keep it from getting damaged.
This might be a bit larger than some of the traditional stocking stuffers, but every GOT fan needs this. Fans can channel their inner determination just like Arya while sipping their morning coffee. Make sure your stocking can hold the weight for this one, it’s almost one pound.
For the over 21 GOT fan. This bottle opener will come in handy and fits nicely in a pocket or bag. Treat yourself and treat a friend as this set comes with 2 bottle openers. With this opener the fan in your life can be just like Tyrion…drinking and knowing things.
Grab this set of 4 can sleeves and split them between multiple fans or add to just one stocking. Perfect for fans of beer or extra cold root beer. Each sleeve features a house sigil and a silly beer quote inspired by the popular books and tv series.
No Christmas tree is complete without an Iron Throne ornament. This one is made by Kurt Adler, purveyor of holiday merchandise for almost 80 years. You can be assured of the quality. Made from resin, so it won’t weigh down your branches, this ornament is about 3 inches tall. It will definitely be a conversation piece for any fan’s tree.
My favorite piece from the entire list! *Adds to cart* Arya in all her glory. Handmade and laser engraved on baltic birch wood. The artist offers the opportunity to add a personal message on the back for an additional fee. What fan wouldn’t love this? They definitely don’t have this in their collection yet, so buy this one and you can rest easy.
The perfect addition to any fan’s stocking. They’re a great size to fit a standard 12 inh stocking or even a mini stocking. After a big meal recipients can gather the family for a card game around the table or fireplace. Guaranteed to provide hours of fun.
If the fan in your life has dreamed of being a member of House Stark, this is their chance. This set features 2 pairs of socks, each featuring the Stark sigil in a different pattern. These are labeled as a men’s item, but could be worn by anyone. A fun addition to any stocking!
Another fun Funko Pop option! This time it’s a surprise bag. Each bag contains one mini figurine featuring a character from the books and tv series. Your fan will have a chance to discover 1 of 15 different characters. Small and lightweight, perfect for a stocking.
What fan doesn’t need a mini Iron Throne in their life. Made from resin this piece is made to withstand some wear and tear. Fans can use it as a game piece for a GOT board game, or display it as a collectible.
Fans will love this simple and chic Winter is Coming keychain. Handmade with care by the artisan who also offers customization. Keep the saying or add a favorite GOT quote that will be special to your fan! You can’t go wrong with this one.
Fans of the GOT book series or fellow book junkies will need one of these bookmarks in their life. Easy to add to a stocking and very lightweight. Handmade laser engraved birth wood with a decorative tassel. 12 unique designs to choose from.
A unique and fun add on for any stocking. This affordable and small sticker can be used on a laptop, notebook or journal. This one is a stand out for the bold cartoon style illustration that adds some whimsy to what is a heavy series.
Magnetic bookmarks are amazing and I’ll never go back to anything else. This one is handmade with heavy duty paper and magnets. Fans will love using this to explore a new series or to use when they re-read any of the GOT series. Small and compact so it’s easy to add to a mini or standard size stocking.
Tuck this adorable wine glass charm set into their stocking and your fan will be so happy on Christmas morning. This set of 8 wine glass charms features main characters from the book and tv series.
Use these charms to mark glasses or use them for festive ornaments. Each character is made from PVC so they will be very durable however you choose to use them.
Another fun bookmark option for fellow bibliophiles! This one features a quote from none other than main character Tyrion Lannister who is known for bringing the humor. This bookmark is handmade and laser engraved on birch wood. A durable and ideally sized item for a stocking stuffer.
This hardcover book is a surprisingly amazing option. Measuring in at about 6 inches by 6 inches and weighing close to ½ of 1 pound this will be a good fit for a standard size stocking. Fans will delight in the many quotes from main character Tyrion Lannister. This will be a fun read.
To color, or keep as a collectible, that is the question. Fans will enjoy this book either way. At 10 inches by 10 inches and weighing almost 1 pound this one will require a large stocking. However, you can always gently roll it to fit as well. Since it likely won’t be in the stocking very long, it shouldn’t cause any permanent age curling.
Add to your fan’s vast collection with some fun knowledge on all things GOT including both the book and the series. Measuring 5 inches by 8 inches and weighing less than ½ a pound this small paperback book will fit nicely in any standard size or larger stocking.
Stocking Stuffer Buyer’s Guide
Choosing stocking stuffers can seem fairly straight forward, but there are a few things you will want to consider. Keep these things in mind and you’ll be well on your way to a full stocking in no time!
You definitely need to keep the stocking size and stuffer item size in mind. A stand stocking is generally 12 inches in length with about 5-7 inches for a top opening. Measure your stocking before shopping so you won’t end with items that are too large to fit.
Keep in mind that stockings are most often hung in a temporary location. Therefore, they can’t withstand a lot of weight. Keep your stuffer selections to items that are small and lightweight as much as possible such as candy, keychains, ornaments, small paperback books and trinkets. Avoid heavy items like candles and hardback books.
Location is key if you are planning to include food items in your stockings this year. If you hang your stockings from a mantle with a fireplace, make sure it is cool before placing chocolate treats inside.
Likewise avoid lighting the fire on Christmas morning until stockings have been removed. Maybe you have pets, definitely keep stockings in a location where pets do not have access. Many stuffers could be destroyed by ultra curious pets and of course certain types of candy can be toxic to pets.
Keep your budget in mind as well. I find it helpful to set a budget per stocking as opposed to per item. Each person in the family may get different items, but I have spent about the same amount to stuff each one.
You can definitely do this a different way, but it’s important to stick within a specified budget so you don’t go overboard and regret it later.
Game of Thrones Christmas Shortbread Cookies
Christmas cookies are a must for every holiday season. This year put a twist on a classic shortbread cookie by using a Game of Thrones Embossed Rolling Pin. These shortbread cookies are easy to make and oh so buttery soft. A favorite for kids and adults. Bonus, they are easy to package and ship or gift. No worries about smudging icing etc.
Perfect to share with the neighbors or take your next holiday cookie party. You’re pretty much guaranteed no one else will bring this unique cookie. We hope you enjoy these delicious cookies this season.
- Mixing Bowl
- Christmas sprinkles of your choice
- Baking sheet
- Non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper
- Regular rolling pin
- GOT Embossed Rolling Pin
- Stand or hand mixer
- Wire cooling rack
- 2/3 cup of light brown sugar
- 1 cup of softened butter
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions to Prepare the Dough
- In your mixing bowl combine butter and sugar. Mix until fluffy. Using a stand or hand mixer works best.
- Add vanilla and continue mixing.
- Mix in the flour, adding one cup at a time until all ingredients are combined. The consistency should be similar to play-doh.
- Optional-mix in red and green sprinkles to the dough.
- Separate the dough into 4 large balls inside the bowl. (You’ll only remove one at a time as you are ready to roll it out. The cooler temperature will make the dough easier to work with, less likely to stick to the embossed pin and will help keep the embossing on the cookies.)
- Cover the bowl with a clean dry kitchen towel.
- Place the dough in the refrigerator for about an hour.
- Remove one dough ball from the refrigerator.
Directions to Cut and Cook
- Prepare a cookie sheet with a very-very light coating of cooking spray or use parchment paper.
- Prepare a clean flat surface with a light sprinkle of flour.
- Sprinkle your regular rolling pin with flour and gently rub to distribute.
- Pour one section of dough onto the floured surface.
- Use our regular rolling pin to roll the dough into a 2/3 inch thick section.
- Gently sprinkle flour on your GOT rolling pin and make sure to evenly distribute so the patterns are lightly covered.
- Use your embossed rolling pin and gently press down to imprint the dough. Dough should be about ⅓ inch thick when you’re done with this step.
- Cut the dough into a circle or other holiday shape.
- Place each cookie on the parchment lined cookie sheet 1 -2 inches apart (the larger the cookie the more space you will need in between).
- Place the entire cookie sheet into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. This will help keep the embossing as well.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove the sheet from the refrigerator.
- Bake for 13-20 minutes depending on the size of the cookies. Larger cookies will need more time.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Repeat until all dough has been baked.
*If you aren’t interested in a 100% from scratch recipe, there are some good Shortbread dry mixes or possibly even refrigerated options available. Check your local grocery store. I still highly recommend refrigerating the dough twice to preserve the crispness of the embossing. You may have to do a bit of trial and error with a store bought mix or dough to get it just right.
Either way you will be all set for a festive GOT Christmas season!