With a little research and prodding it’s easy to come up with a few Hunger Games gift ideas for friends or family who are fans of the Suzanne Collins book / movie series. A couple of popular themes dominate the series and are available in a number of attractive merchandise options at a variety of good price points. Let’s take a look at some of the major film themes.
The Rugged / Outdoorsy Heroine Katniss Everdeen
An easy gift choice for any young girl fan of heroine Katniss are any of the wide assortment of great looking stuff worn in the movie. Lionsgate (licensor of the franchise) has really done a nice job of creating a wide variety of merchandise themed on their female star Jennifer Lawrence. Some of the items include:
- Thermal Activated Mugs
Although a number of the fashion items tend to be a little on the drab side (particularly the replica costume pieces worn by the tributes), Lionsgate has managed to add a splash of color here and there for more girly girl fans of Katniss. PS – the mugs are fun!
The Districts of Panem
Each district within the country of Panem is represented both by a number and a symbol based on the principle good or service that district supplies to the capital. Katniss and Peeta are District 12 tributes, and their home district supplies coal – and is basically impoverished (like most of the others). Lionsgate has developed a number of items based on identifying with the home of the heroes as a result. Gift ideas around this theme tend to be more practical – such as:
- Charm Jewelry
- Bag Clips
These gifts are much more subtle in appearance than some of the star likeness items above. Fans can wear these items out identifying themselves with the movie without putting the likeness of someone else prominently on their body.
The Mockingjay Medallion / Symbol
Arguably the most powerful symbol of the film series has been the Mockingjay pin. It is no coincidence that the emblem is featured on just about any item you can think of – either as a standalone, ringed in flames, or combined with one of the featured characters. Basically this symbol is just about everywhere – and the only place you aren’t likely to find it is on the above mentioned District themed items. Just to give an idea of some of the kinds of items you’ll find out there with the Mockinjay:
- Charm Bracelets
The real beauty of the work done by Lionsgate in merchandising this film is that so many of the items are found as gifts you can buy for under $25. While most of the items admittedly are designed to be gifts for girls there are also a number of items boys can appreciate as well – such as the replica jackets, backpacks, fleeces, and shirts. I am a big fan of the film series and I have to say I am also a big fan of the job Lionsgate has done in bringing the film to life in merchandise that is both attractive, functional and accessible to fans of all ages, sizes, and incomes.