I’ve mentioned that I love mythology of all types. A month ago, I did a post on 6 Gifts for Greek Mythology Fans. But there is so much more out there in the world than Greek Mythology. I personally adore Egyptian mythology (so much that I wrote a two-book series featuring a young King Tut as the immortal 14-year-old protagonist). Because I was writing a book about Egyptian mythology, people would always give me Egyptian-themed gifts, which I absolutely adore.
If you have someone in your life who loves Egyptian mythology like I do, I’ve come up with a list of some fun gifts I think they’ll enjoy. From games to collectibles, these gifts are sure to make them smile.
If you have to buy only one Egyptian gift for your special someone, make it Senet. Senet is an ancient Egyptian board game played by the likes of King Tut himself. I have this set at home, and it has provided so much fun and entertainment. Easy to learn. Fun to play. As old as time.
If you are looking for more of a decorative gift, go for a Shabti. Shabtis were the little figurines placed in Egyptian tombs to help serve the dead in the afterlife. King Tut had 365 shabtis buried with him in his tomb, one for every day of the year. I would love some of my own shabtis to help clean around the house, and I’m pretty sure the person you’re shopping for would, too.
I’ve mentioned a couple other Top Trumps games in the past. There is one for every interest, and Egypt is no different. A fun, quick game with lots of cool Egyptian tidbits of Egyptian history mixed in. Which Pharaoh is the spookiest???
If the person you’re shopping for is anything like my daughter, then they will love this Anubis incense burner. Incense is all the rage, and Egypt was one of the first places to burn the stuff. Channel your inner mummifier and grab this cool incense burner. And while you’re at it, don’t forget the Egyptian Jasmine incense to go along with it.
I have always wanted a very cool hourglass, and I have no idea why I’ve never bought one. As I’m looking around, this Egyptian Eye of Horus/Ankh one is pretty darn cool. I can imagine this thing sitting on my desk. It’s cool looking and runs for about 4.5 minutes, just enough time to take a quick 5 minute break.
Simple and beautiful, the Ankh is the ancient symbol of immortal life. This ankh necklace is gorgeous, comes in a variety of colors and lengths, and is great for basically anyone. I’ve been fascinated with the ankh ever since seeing it in Logan’s Run, and I admit to having at least four ankh necklaces myself. Your special someone will love this!