35 Best DnD Gift Ideas (From a Professional DM)!
Published on November 19, 2023, Last modified on November 21st, 2023
If you’re looking to buy a gift for someone that likes Dungeons & Dragons this holiday season, we’ve got the guide for you!
Hottest DnD Gifts of 2023
This list is updated every year to always include the best DnD gifts for the adventurer in your life. Each item is handpicked based on my experience as a professional Dungeon Master and 5 years as a D&D content creator.
Here are the hottest DnD gifts that players will be clamouring for in 2023:
$59.99 on Steam
Baldur's Gate 3
This year's smash hit video game is based off D&D mechanics and will be a blast for any D&D fan.
$84.99 on Amazon
Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse
Released this year, this 3-book box set is the new edition's take on the legendary setting that takes players to the far reaches of DnD's multiverse.
$29.99 on D&D Beyond
The Book of Many Things
The Book of Many is DnD's latest official book and includes a myriad of player options, magic items, monsters, DM tools, and lore for DnD's most infamous item. The Deck of Many Things set includes a physical copy of the expanded Deck of Many Things but is currently not shipping because of quality issues, which is why we're recommending the digital The Book of Many Things from D&D Beyond.
$59.95 on Amazon
Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants
Another great book released this year if you want to expand your giftee's DnD horizons. This book is all about giants, and includes a new barbarian subclass, backgrounds, and tons of giant lore and monsters.
$35 and Below: Quick Picks and Stocking Stuffers
The holidays are a busy time, if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive gift that any D&D fan would love, check out the list below.
Amazon - $35.00
For the Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast who also likes to cook! This book provides 80 recipes inspired by the fantastical world of DnD. These recipes would fit in at any traveler’s inn, dwarven great hall, or quiet elf glade.
Amazon - $35.00
Heroes' Feast Flavors of the Multiverse
The sequel to Heroes' Feast released in November this year and features recipes from across the multiverse, from the Forgotten Realms to Shadowfell.
Firelight Fables - Price varies
These fantasy-themed candles are sure to set the mood just right for your table. I have the Ancient Library one, and I highly recommend it. They also have a tealight sample pack, so you can mix and match or test them out to find which scent you like best!
Amazon - $26.80
Very useful for setting a tavern-esque mood around your table. I prefer the mugs with a wooden exterior and a stainless steel interior, mixing the warm aesthetics that wood provides with the easy clean-up stainless steel.
Tee Public - Price varies
Tee Public has a huge selection of DnD designs that you can get on t-shirts, hoodies, stickers, mugs, and masks.
80's Tees - $27.99
Original DnD T-Shirt
This has got to be one of my favorite officially licensed DnD t-shirts out there. It's got a sweet retro vibe and comes in either red or black
Cratejoy - $29.95
For the gift that keeps on giving! These monthly crates come with encounters, miniatures, coins, dice, and an assortment of other treasures!
Best DnD Gifts for DMs and Players
With the hot and quick picks out of the way, the rest of the list is meant for the classic D&D gifts that will be a treasure to any D&D player. But before you start picking out gifts, you’ll need to learn more about the DnD fan in your life to make sure your gifts are a critical hit.
Are they a DM (Dungeon Master) or a player?
If your giftee is in the DM’s chair, consider buying them a DnD supplement they don’t already have. If they instead choose to adventure as a player, consider a set of metal dice and a rolling tray to improve their rolling experience.
Do they play online or in person?
If they play in person, session enhancers like miniatures and battlemaps are always a hit. If they play online, subscriptions to a D&D service, like D&D Beyond or dScryb, would be a solid way to make their session prep easier.
Do they use printed books or a digital toolset like D&D Beyond?
Most DMs and players have a preference between physical or digital books for their library of DnD books. It’s good to know this ahead of time so you don’t gift them something they’re less inclined to use.
Now that you have (very sneakily) rooted out all the necessary information, let’s get into the best DnD gifts:
Dice are a universally fantastic DnD gift. Nobody can ever have enough dice, and a nice set of dice is something that most people don’t typically buy right off the bat.
DnD dice come in all shapes, sizes, and materials, ranging from basic acrylic to mammoth ivory. To help parse the vast array of dice-makers out there, our guide to the best DnD dice covers a number of the top suppliers, their product offerings, budget ranges, and geographies.
Amazon – $44.99
Bag of Holding
This bag of 20 complete DnD sets is great for fans that want to get their friends into the hobby.
FanRoll – $5.99 – $39.99
Antique Silver 16mm Polyhedral Dice Set
Once they roll with metal dice, they'll never go back. A solid option for experienced DnD players looking to level up their gear.
Mystery Dice Goblin - $9.00
Mystery Dice Goblin
Does your giftee like a surprse? Roll the dice with Mystery Dice Goblin packs! Each pack comes with a random set of dice and you can save 20% by using AE2023 at checkout!
DnD Core Rulebooks
You need books with the rules of D&D to play the game. These books are referred to as the “core” rulebooks: Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and the Monster Manual. If your giftee is looking to get into DMing, or wants to have these books to read over for fun, any or all of these books make an awesome DnD gift.
Physical copies of these books can be purchased from your local game store or other book retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The official D&D store has physical + digital bundles, where your gifteee will get the physical book for reading and displaying on their shelf, plus a D&D Beyond copy for integrating with their digital tools.
Amazon – $176.78
Dungeons & Dragons Core Rulebooks Gift Set
The perfect gift for adventurers that want to learn how to run their own games as the DM.
Amazon – $20.00
DnD Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle
If your giftee is new to the hobby, this introductory adventure can show them the ropes.
Like the core rulebooks, these books are published by Wizards of the Coast. However, these supplements contain ways to expand your games. Keep in mind that these supplements are recommended purchases for experienced groups only. Also, if you aren’t sure which books the person you are buying for has, it would be best to stay away from these.
In order, we recommend purchasing the following:
Amazon – $30.00
Xanathar’s Guide to Everything
A wonderful collection of additional content. If the person you are buying for is a long-term DM or player that doesn’t have this book, they will LOVE it.
Amazon – $30.00
Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything
Containing over 24 new subclasses and the artificer class, this rules expansion is a hot commodity for experienced Dungeons & Dragons groups looking to expand their game.
Amazon – $30.00
Monsters of the Multiverse
Containing over 250 monsters and 30 playable character races, Monsters of the Multiverse can bring a ton of variety to an established, long-term game.
Amazon – $63.95
Curse of Strahd
Easily the most popular 5e adventure, Curse of Strahd is bound to give experienced group hours of awesome adventuring.
DnD Dice Rolling Trays
Dice rolling trays are a great gift idea for any Dungeons & Dragons player. If they have never played with one before, their dice-rolling experience is about to vastly improve. If they already have one, there are plenty of ways to upgrade.
Etsy / Used Book Store
DIY / Hollowed Out Book
I love this option because it can be personalized to your giftee. Maybe their character is a wizard, so you find a lovely old, leather-bound book at the thrift store!
Amazon – $8.99
Folding Dice Tray
The gold standard for sub $20 dice rolling trays are the felt ones with the click-up corners. These are easy to transport as they can lie flat and are sturdy enough to play in.
Wyrmwood Gaming – $70.00
Cherry Personal Dice Tray
Wyrmwood is the best in the industry for all things woodworking and nerdy. These, along with some nice metal dice, are the Cuban cigars and whiskey of any Dungeons & Dragons player’s repertoire.
Amazon – Price Varies
Amazon has a good selection of cheap (sub $50) dice towers. If you want better quality but higher priced ones (and to support small creators), Esty and Wyrmwood have some more unique options.
DnD Podcast Merch
Podcast merch, in my opinion, would always make a fantastic gift for a Dungeons & Dragons player. If you know for a fact that somebody is into a particular podcast, gifting them a piece of merch would be very meaningful. Not only is it a gift they would definitely rep, but it means that you have taken the time to familiarize yourself with their hobby.
Not sure if the person you are buying a gift for listens to podcasts? Check out our list of the best DnD podcasts to see if any sound familiar.
Here are the merch stores for the most popular Dungeons & Dragons podcasts:
shop.naddpod.com - Price varies
Not Another D&D Podcast
Shout out to the 2 Crew! Find a wide range of merchandise inspired by the hilarious adventures of the NADDPOD crew, including apparel, accessories, and more.
shop.critrole.com – Price varies
Dive into the world of D&D's most popular podcast with Critical Role's official merchandise store. Explore a variety of items featuring beloved characters and moments from the show, perfect for any Critter.
store.dropout.tv – Price varies
Discover a treasure trove of Dimension20 merchandise at Dropout's official store. From stylish apparel to unique accessories, embrace the magic of the Daddy DM's, AKA Brennan Lee Mulligan, tabletop storytelling.
store.dungeonsanddaddies.com – Price Varies
Dungeons & Daddies
Join the Dungeons & Daddies adventure with their exclusive merchandise. Explore a collection of items that capture the humor and heart of this popular D&D podcast.
If your giftee still uses chart paper to map out their combat encounters, an erasable battlemap is a great gift!
D&D Store – $65.00
DnD Campaign Case: Terrain
I suggest buying this from the D&D store, as it’s the same price as Amazon and includes a DnD Beyond version of the Dungeon Master’s Guide, which is awesome added value.
Amazon – $39.99
Chessex has the most popular battlemap at around $40, which will suit the needs of most Dungeons & Dragons parties.
Amazon – $19.99
If you really want to take their game up a notch, these erasable, connectable dungeon tiles are awesome for creating varied, modular battlemaps.
We have an entire guide on buying DnD minis, but the information below will give you the gist!
D&D Store – $65.00
DnD Campaign Case: Creatures
This is one of the best value-for-money options for creating monster tokens and is quick to set up and easily transportable. Again, buy from the D&D store and get a D&D Beyond copy of the Monster Manual thrown in.
Amazon – $15.00
Miniature Booster Pack
If the person you are buying for is still using metal washers or coins, a “Booster Pack” of miniatures is a great place to start.
reapermini.com – Price varies
Reaper Miniatures is another good place to look for specific, inexpensive, high-quality miniatures. Please remember that these will need to be painted.
heroforge.com – Price varies
. If the person you’re buying for would geek out to see their character come to life, this is the gift to get. If you don’t know precisely what their character looks like, you can also buy them a gift card so they can go through the fun of making it themselves.
Hope You Liked Our DnD Gift Guide!
We wish you the best of luck in your gifting endeavors. If you’re looking to have a full DnD-themed holiday this year, check out our DnD Christmas article for more Christmas DnD adventures and ideas!
Who Am I to be Giving DnD Gift Recommendations?
If you’re new here, Hi! I’m Mike, the founder of Arcane Eye. I’ve been playing DnD for close to a decade now and run this site to help Dungeon Masters and players have the most fun possible when playing Dungeons & Dragons. On top of running Arcane Eye, I’m a contributing writer to D&D Beyond and a best-selling DM’s Guild author. I also have a lot of DnD stuff. Like, a lot. Check out my DnD nerd wall if you don’t believe me.