Tomb Raider Gift Guide 2022

Whether you’re looking for a fun birthday gift for a friend or a little something for your own collection, this year’s Tomb Raider gift guide has something to suit most tastes and budgets! From cookbooks to action figures, from mugs to gift cards, you can find a wide range of gift ideas listed below.

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Action Figures & Statues

Classic Lara Croft Funko Pop! Figure This quirky Classic Lara bobble-head figure stands almost 4 inches tall and is armed with her iconic dual pistols, braid, and backpack. An excellent gift for any Tomb Raider fan, though this Funko figure has shot up in price in recent years and is rapidly becoming a collector’s item. Get one while you still can!

Survivor Trilogy Lara Croft Funko Pop! Figure If the most recent trilogy of Tomb Raider games is more to your taste, fear not. Funko also have a Lara Croft Pop! figure for you, complete with pistol, climbing axe, and bandages.

Tomb Raider Barbie Doll This collectible doll is based on Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft and is quite hard to get hold of. The doll has a fully articulated body and comes with a range of accessories: a map, a climbing axe, and Richard Croft’s journal.

Weta Workshop The Lost Valley 1:4 Scale FigureWeta Workshop’s beautifully sculpted and hand painted statue was created for the franchise’s 25th anniversary and sees our intrepid heroine dealing with two very hungry raptors. With a retail price of $1,499 plus shipping and import fees, this statue is out of most fans’ budgets but it would make for one heck of a birthday/wedding/graduation/retirement gift!

Weta Workshop’s Lara Croft Mini Epics Figures These recently-announced stylised vinyl figures would be a fun addition to any fan’s collection and are reasonably priced. However, keep in mind that the “Lara Croft” and “Lara Versus Raptor” figures have an estimated shipping date of Q2 2023, so these may not be ideal if you’re looking for a gift to stick under the Christmas tree this winter.

Tomb Raider action figures and statues featured in our Tomb Raider gift guide 2022.

Tomb Raider Novels & Comics

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Path of the Apocalypse This tie-in novel by S.D. Perry takes place shortly after Lara has unintentionally triggered a Maya apocalypse in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The novel details what happens between that deadly tsunami in Cozumel and Lara and Jonah’s crash-landing in Peru.

Tomb Raider Omnibus Volume 1 This 472-page omnibus edition compiles issues 1-18 of the 2014 Dark Horse Tomb Raider comic series, which is set between the 2013 game and Rise. It also includes Tomb Raider: The Beginning, the prequel comic written by Rhianna Pratchett which tells the story of the Endurance crew as they prepare for their voyage to Yamatai.

Tomb Raider Omnibus Volume 2 This equally huge omnibus edition compiles issues 1-12 of Dark Horse’s 2016 Tomb Raider series as well as the two most recent 4-part story arcs, Survivor’s Crusade and Inferno. All of these stories are set between Rise and Shadow.

Non-Fiction – Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider: The Official Cookbook and Travel Guide Released as part of Tomb Raider‘s 25th anniversary celebrations, this cookbook contains dozens of recipes inspired by Lara’s many adventures. What’s more, the book also provides information about the various places Lara has visited over the years and the cultures she has encountered.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: The Official Art Book This official art book is brimming with stunning concept art, character designs, developer interviews, cultural trivia, and information about the work that went into bringing Lara Croft’s latest adventure to life.

The Making of Tomb Raider This 144-page book by Daryl Baxter is an unofficial oral history of the development of the first two Tomb Raider games and may be of interest to die-hard fans of the Core Design games or anyone interested in the British video game industry of the 1990s.

Tomb Raider: The Art and Making of the Film Penned by Sharon Gosling, this hardcover book is packed with exclusive concept art, photos, behind-the-scenes trivia, and interviews with the film’s cast, crew, and artists. This book is the perfect companion to the 2018 film and would be a great gift for anyone who enjoyed Alicia Vikander’s portrayal of Lara Croft.

Books listed in our Tomb Raider gift guide 2022.

Non-Fiction – Archaeology, Travel, Video Games

Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs: 100 Discoveries That Changed the World A great introductory book for anyone wanting to learn about some of the most pivotal archaeological discoveries ever made. Each entry is accompanied by a couple of photographs and several pages of text presented in an easy-to-digest format, making it an ideal read for a dull commute or lazy day on the beach.

Ancient Egypt: The Definitive Visual History DK’s visual guide to Ancient Egyptian civilisation is the perfect book for anyone interested in Egyptology. This 400-page book contains over 800 photos, maps, and illustrations as well as biographies of Ancient Egypt’s most influential rulers, reference guides to their pantheon of gods, and thematic spreads on subjects such as war and weaponry, religion, art, and language. Suitable for enthusiasts of all ages.

Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt Egyptologist Chris Naunton’s book sheds some light on Egypt’s as-yet undiscovered “lost” tombs. How is it that archaeologists have failed to locate the final resting places of some of this civilisation’s most famous figures, such as Nefertiti, Alexander the Great, and Cleopatra? The answers lie within!

Maya Archaeology: Tales from the Field Ever wondered what it’s like to live and work among Maya ruins? This 2021 book is an entertaining anthology of personal accounts from Maya archaeologists, epigraphers, artists, and anthropologists who describe in often amusing detail what it is really like to work in the field.

Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures Need some inspiration for your next adventure holiday? This National Geographic travel guide contains over 300 photographs and is full of travel tips, sample itineraries, top ten lists, and information about some of the world’s most stunning and far-flung destinations. Everything you need to plan your next epic voyage!

Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games This academic textbook by archaeologist and gamer Andrew Reinhard serves as a general introduction to the interdisciplinary field of archaeogaming. It explores a variety of topics, such as the study of video games as artefacts, the portrayal of archaeology and archaeologists in video games, and the study of video game culture.

Novelty Gifts

Tomb Raider Colouring Book Give the gift of relaxation and buy your loved one (or yourself) a copy of the official Tomb Raider colouring book. There are 45 illustrations to choose from and you can click here to read my review of this delightful colouring book.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider 3D Maya Ruins Mug Enjoy your hot beverage of choice in this officially licensed 3D ceramic mug inspired by the Maya art seen in the game. A word of warning, though: this mug is not dishwasher safe.

Novelty gifts from our Tomb Raider gift guide 2022.

Fan-Made Merchandise

A list of fan-made Tomb Raider merchandise is currently being worked on and a link will be added here once this list is complete. In the meantime, you can find a good selection of fan-made stickers, T-shirts, art prints, and other novelty items being sold on RedBubble.

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Gift Cards

Still stumped for gift ideas? Then why not treat your loved one to an Amazon gift card instead and let them choose their own gift?

Amazon also offers a range of specialty gift cards for dozens of popular brands and online services, including GameStop, Twitch, Google Play, Hot Topic, and Netflix, which will be releasing their Tomb Raider anime series in 2023.

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If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for in this Tomb Raider gift guide, you can find even more gift ideas listed in my article Great Gifts for the ‘Tomb Raider’ Bookworm or on my Go Shopping page.

All of the information listed on this page was correct at the time of writing.

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

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