The Hunger Gifts
May the gift-giving odds be ever in your favour with today’s crop of picks inspired by The Hunger Games: the best (debatably) children’s series since you-know-who and a boy named Harry were put into print. With the first movie just weeks away from opening, I thought it’d be fun to get a jump start on all the fun merch out there that makes for swell, of-the-moment gift ideas.
China Glaze Capitol Colours – $7.75 Each
Salon-quality nail polish gurus China Glaze have launched an earthy, gritty collection of polishes inspired by the twelve districts, and the key themes of the books. Buy the sparkling ‘Electrify’ for your proxy Katniss so she can officially stake the title of ‘the girl who(‘s nails were) on fire’, or grab pitch-black ‘Smoke & Ashes’ so you can relive nights under the Capitol’s cold arena all the while watching the action play out on-screen. If you’ve got a book club, considering stocking up on a few polishes and gifting them to your fellow readers.
The Hunger Games Cookbook – $15.95 @ Indigo (online)
The recipes contained in this unofficial tribute (ha, see what I did there?) to The Hunger Games may not be as appetizing on the surface as say, Harry Potter’s Butterbeer or Pumpkin Pasties, but the hearty fare like Rue’s Roasted Parsnips or French Bread from the Mellark Family Bakery (bless) does have a certain charming, old world / new world ring to it. If your friend’s second passion after reading is getting busy in the kitchen, this is a fun way to merge those two loves.
Vintage Linen Czech Military Bag – $64 USD @ CLP Studio
I *love* how niche Etsy can get sometimes. Take CLP Studio here, which specializes in hand-painted and vintage military bags, like this rugged, gender-neutral sack emblazoned with a striking Mockingjay. Somehow the commanding presence of the bag and the not-so-secret status symbol from the books make for a perfect match, just like this awesome bag would be for the on-the-go journalist, student, or outdoors enthusiast in your life.
Odds Favor Custom Metal Bracelet – $10.95 USD @ Serenity Storms
I have an odd affinity for Effie Trinket’s proclamation ‘May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor’ – one of the most oft-cited and recognizable phrases from the book. Thus this simple silver bracelet hand-hammered with the quote would be right at home in my wardrobe as a subtle, heart-warming reminder of what a great reading experience the books were. At this price it’s awesome for your fellow Capitol-obsessed sister or brother in arms, and may even work as a sweet stocking stuffer.
Hunger Games Bandages – $9.95 @ Indigo
It’s a rough world out there, tribute or no tribute. Consider gifting these nifty bandages to your particularly clumsy or collectible-obsessed pal as a fun and festive way to say I may have gotten a paper cut, but at least I’m not competing in the Hunger Games.