With “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” already released in theaters, fans of the Suzanne Collins dystopian series are already wanting more from their favorite young-adult book trilogy. While movie-goers will have to wait over 11 months before the next installment, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," hits theaters in 2014, here are eight unique gift ideas to hold over even he most devout “Hunger Games” fan this holiday season:
Become a fitting tribute and purchase your favorite "Hunger Games" fan their own arena jacket. Modeled after the coats worn by the tributes in the first film (including actress Jennifer Lawrence), the prop replica is an outerwear essential for any diehard fan. The 3-in-1 prop replica jacket, available in sizes XS to XXL, is officially licensed and available at ThinkGeek.com for $89. 99.
Help a “Hunger Games” fan become the leader of their own rebellion with a lookalike Mockingjay pin infamously sported by Katniss Everdeen in the fictional tale. The replica pin is 1 ½ inches in diameter and is currently retailing for $12.99 at ToysRUs.com.
Want a slice of Peeta’s baked bread or to try a taste of Katniss’s own charred tree rat? Then look no further than the unofficial “Hunger Games” and “Hunger Games: Catching Fire" cookbooks. Based off of the meals eaten by the lead characters in the book series, the guides give you step-by-step instructions on how to create your own perfectly prepared, post-apocalyptic meal. The books, sold at BarnesandNobles.com, retail for $9.99 and $18.99.
What could a fan of “The Hunger Games” series love more than re-reading “The Hunger Games?” Released in 2011, “The Hunger Games: Collector’s Edition” is currently available for purchase at The Scholastic Store’s website for $18. While still the same story, the hardcover collectible does include “exclusive new Mockingjay artwork,” a slipcase with gold foil and a cloth cover complete with rough edges.
PARACHUTE PEARL NECKLACE
Described as the perfect gift for a soldier or skydiver, the parachute pearl necklace, made by seller Nanostreasures on Etsy.com, is also the perfect gift for a fan of “The Hunger Games.” The solid sterling necklace, which includes an 18-inch chain and natural pearl, resembles the life-saving parachutes from the series and a similar pearl that Peeta Mellark gifts to his fellow victor Katniss Everdeen in the arena. The necklace is currently selling for $36. (A cheaper alternative to this necklace is also available from seller jonikay52 on Etsy.com for $12.98).
For fans who have already seen the latest installment of “The Hunger Games” film franchise, gift them the official “Catching Fire” illustrated movie companion. The book, which includes behind-the-scenes photos from the film, also gives a detailed play-by-play of how the dystopian adventure flick was brought to the big screen. The book is available for purchase at BarnesandNoble.com for $11.61.
TRAINING CENTER TANK
Fans that love to work out will adore the idea of being able to mix their daily exercise routine with their favorite trilogy. LookHuman.com is currently selling the unique black tank with the phrase: “Train like you’ve been picked for the Hunger Games.” The American Apparel Racerback tank, made with 100 percent cotton, is available in junior sizes XS-L and is priced at $27.
THE HUNGER PAINS
You know you’ve made it when your work has been parodied, and “The Hunger Games” is no exception. “The Hunger Pains,” written by The Harvard Lampoon, parodies the best-selling series' first installment and follows the character “Kantkiss Neverclean” through her experience fighting in the Hunger Games competition. The book is for sale at BarnesandNoble.com for $11.85.