The Best 50 Warhammer 40k Gift Ideas for the 2023 Holiday Season  

Are you ready to bring the joy of Warhammer 40k to your loved ones this holiday season? Look no further! Whether you're shopping for a die-hard fan or someone new to the Warhammer universe, we've got you covered with the best 50 Warhammer 40k gift ideas for 2023.
Warhammer 40k Holiday Gift Ideas for 2023

Our team of W40k aficionados put in the effort and sifted through a plethora of collectible figurines, captivating board games, and spellbinding novels, catering to fans of all kinds so that the question “What to get someone who is into Warhammer 40k?”, will get an answer! 

To make it easier, we’ve grouped them based on various player profiles. It’s more or less what we would like to receive this holiday season! 🙂 We promise, you’ll find something for your friend in the list below!

Continue scrolling to find out the price options and where to buy them! 

Warhammer 40k Gift Ideas Beginners

Venturing into the Warhammer 40,000 universe is an exhilarating experience for newcomers. With a myriad of armies to collect and battles to wage, the hobby offers endless enjoyment. Here’s a curated list of gifts to help kickstart this adventure for new players:

Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000 Magazine – $20.95

Getting Started with Warhammer 40,000

This comprehensive magazine is an ideal primer. It includes a curated selection of miniatures, an overview of the game’s universe, and tutorials on assembling and painting models. It’s the quintessential first step for any Warhammer 40k hobbyist wannabe.


Red Gobbo Tree Decoration: $18.00

Inject some Warhammer spirit into the holiday season with this quirky tree ornament.

The Red Gobbo bauble adds a touch of rebellion and is sure to spark conversations among festive guests.

For extra effect, you can now add the Red Gobbo Miniature in the box as well!


Warhammer 40,000 Introductory Set: $55.25

Warhammer 40,000 Introductory Set

This set is the ultimate beginner’s toolkit, featuring miniatures, basic paints, a guidebook, and a play mat.

It’s a complete package to start the painting hobby and learn the basics of gameplay.


Horus Rising – 1st book in the Horus Heresy Saga: $9.99

Delve into the rich lore of Warhammer 40k with the first book of the Horus Heresy Saga.

“Horus Rising,” the first volume in the acclaimed Horus Heresy series by master storyteller Dan Abnett isn’t just a book; it’s a gateway to a universe at war, where the superhuman sons of the Emperor stand as guardians of humanity.


The Army Painter Speedpaint Starter Set: $34.29

Ideal for newcomers, this starter set includes a range of speed paints, designed for quick and effective coverage, along with quality brushes to kickstart the W40k miniature painting journey.


Space Marines Tactical Squad: $55.00

Tactical Squad Box

A foundational unit for any Space Marine collection, the Tactical Squad is perfect for practicing painting techniques.

They are also a versatile addition to gameplay, making them an excellent gift for strategic minds.


W40k Christmas Stocking: $17.00

Nothing says it’s Holiday Time than a proper old Stocking. It also has the benefit of preparing one for the future of Warhammer gifting.

As in, it’s a delightful way to anticipate and store upcoming miniatures and accessories. 🙂


JOYTOY Ultramarines Primaris Captain Action Figure: $65.99

The Primaris Captains are an elite breed of Space Marine warrior and now you can buy a high-quality action figure that brings the Warhammer 40k poster boy to your friend’s shelf.

It’s a collector’s item that captures the essence of the game’s lore and aesthetics. 


W40k Faction Christmas Jumper: $50.00

The mandatory uniform for the festive season. Regardless of your favorite Faction in the game you can show off your Warhammer pride with a festive jumper.

Whether it’s for a casual day out or the next gaming session, it’s a fun way to represent who you’re rooting for.


Warhammer 40,000 Ultimate Starter Set: $178.50 

Warhammer 40,000 Ultimate Starter Set

The complete package for a Warhammer 40k experience, the W40k Ultimate Starter Set includes two armies, a rulebook, dice, a playing field, and scenery.

This set is an immersive introduction to the hobby, offering hours of entertainment.


Gifts for the Devoted Hobbyists

As hobbyists delve deeper into the Warhammer 40K universe, their needs evolve. Each of these gifts is selected with the intermediate player in mind, aiming to enrich their hobby in every aspect, from gameplay and strategy to painting and beyond.

Here are thoughtful gift ideas that cater to their growing passion and expertise:

Codex for Their Preferred Faction: $55.25

Codex Space Marines - 10th Edition Rulebook (2023 Release)

The faction codex is an indispensable resource for any player looking to strategize and build their armies.

It includes detailed background stories, unit descriptions, and the rules for army construction, making it a treasure trove for strategists. The Ultramarines and Tyranids already have new codexes released so it’s safe to start there!


W40K Scenery: Price Varies

Terrain is as important in W40k as miniatures, and high-quality, detailed scenery pieces can turn a gaming table into a battleground teeming with narrative potential.

It’s a visual and tactical enhancement to the gaming experience and every W40k player enjoys having unique ruins or barricades on their map!


Citadel Layer Paint Set: $55

Layer Paint Set - Citadel Colour

The Citadel Layer Paint Set takes painting to the next level, offering a wide range of colors for layering techniques that bring miniatures to life with depth and detail.

The 15 bottles in the Layer Paints set come in an extensive palette, encompassing vivid primary hues, muted natural shades, and lustrous metallics.


Warhammer 40K Kill Team Boxed Set: $84.15

Kill Team is a fast-paced skirmish game focuses on tactical operations. It’s the essence of the epic Warhammer 40,000 universe distilled into a quicker, more dynamic tabletop experience.

It’s perfect for intermediate players looking to challenge their tactical acumen in quick, intense battles.


Feldherr Maxi Army Carry Case: $77.99

As collections grow, so does the need for transportation. A sturdy carry case ensures that their treasured Warhammer 40,000 miniatures are protected and portable.

This Feldherr case can store up to 72 minis plus extra large models such as tanks or monsters.


Warhammer 40K Core Book: $55.25

Warhammer 40,000 - 10th Edition Core Book

The essential 10th Edition Core Book, your definitive guide to navigating the thrilling universe of Warhammer 40,000.

Packed with the latest rules and guidelines, this indispensable tome ensures a player is equipped with everything they need to orchestrate their games with precision and flair.


W40k Combat Patrol Battle Mat: $75

A thematic battle mat not only enhances the visual appeal of games but also defines the playing area, making it an excellent gift for any enthusiast.

Our choice here is perfect for
Combat Patrol games.


Neatfi XL 2,500 Lumens LED Task Lamp: $135.95

The Neatfi XL Lamp is a game-changer with its brilliant 2,500 lumens, casting the ideal light to bring out the intricate details of miniature armies.

The adjustable brightness ensures they can find the perfect hue for each meticulous stroke. Compact and efficient, it easily integrates into any W40k painting setup.


Kolinsky Sable Brushes: Price Varies

For a friend who revels in the art of Warhammer painting, Kolinsky Sable brushes are a thoughtful and luxurious gift choice. These brushes, renowned for their fine points and superior paint-holding capacity, are a favorite among miniature painting enthusiasts. They offer unparalleled precision and smooth application, enhancing the painting experience and the quality of the finished work.


Foxbite Mobile Paint Station & Organizer: $250

Gift a touch of craftsmanship with this handmade station, robust enough to handle a substantial collection of up to 100 paint bottles and 30 brushes. It’s not just a storage solution—it’s a statement piece that doubles as a mini workout, blending fitness with artistic passion. Perfect for hobbyists who appreciate organization and a touch of humor in their creative endeavors.


The Best Gifts For the Hardcore Player and Painter

Dedicated Warhammer players and painters invest deeply in their hobby. Each of these gifts is thoughtfully selected to resonate with those who have made Warhammer 40K a significant part of their lives, whether it’s through detailed painting or immersive gameplay. These gifts are chosen to thrill even the most passionate among them:

Carson Pro Series Head-worn Magnifier: $37.99

For a Warhammer 40k painting aficionado, the gift of clarity and precision is priceless.

The ergonomically designed, head-mounted Carson Pro Series LED lighted magnifier is perfect for those detailed painting sessions. Each lens is precision-cut, accompanied by a microfiber cleaning cloth and a protective case.


Harder and Steenbeck Infinity 2in1 Airbrush: $308.00

For a friend who’s serious about Warhammer painting and craves precision in their art, gifting them the legendary Harder and Steenbeck Infinity Airbrush would be truly a grand gesture.

This chrome-finished airbrush is not just a tool but a piece of craftsmanship, complete with PTFE seals and a triple coating for durability.

Compressor not included, see below our recommendation!


Timbertech Airbrush Compressor: $87.99

The perfect companion for any airbrush – including the one we mentioned above – the Timbertech AS186 Compressor is not only compact and portable but also remarkably quiet at only 47db.

It’s equipped with a built-in handle, making it easy to carry from one painting session to another.


Fronteris Nachmund Battlezone Terrain: $204.00

Themed terrain sets that match their army’s aesthetics can dramatically enhance the visual storytelling of their tabletop battles.

If your friend is a Warhammer 40,000 enthusiast, the Nachmund scenery expansion set would be a treasured gift. It’s a collection of terrain pieces that bring the fortified border worlds of War Zone Nachmund to their tabletop, offering a rich backdrop for their battles.


Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress Board Game: $144.50

This cooperative board game offers a different way to engage with the Warhammer 40K universe and is an excellent activity for family and friends.

It’s perfect for solo strategy sessions or for up to four players with a collaborative spirit. It’s an ideal gift that adapts to any gathering and promises hours of engaging play for everyone.


Dark Angels Lion El’Jonson Model: $74.76

Lion El'Jonson Model

Elevate someone’s collection with a magnificently detailed Primarch miniature, the ultimate showpiece that stands as a testament to their dedication and passion.

2023 saw the release of the new Lion El’Jonson model, perfect for the friends who likes playing the Dark Angels.


Professional Miniature Painting Course: Price Varies

Sly Marbo

Enrolling in a specialized course offers hobbyists a golden opportunity to sharpen their skills with a brush and palette.

It’s more than just a class; it’s a transformative journey that elevates their artistry in miniature painting.


Warhammer 40K Leviathan Box: $212.50

Leviathan Box

The Leviathan box set is designed for epic battles, providing a plethora of models and scenarios for unforgettable gaming experiences.

With an array of intricately designed figures and a variety of immersive scenarios, the Leviathan set promises to bring the best of the new W40k edition in one box!


The Army Painter Speedpaint Complete Set: $270.78

If your friend is into Warhammer and always on the lookout for ways to streamline their painting process without compromising on quality, this Speed Painting Miniature Paint Set is an excellent choice.

It includes a vast array of 90 colors, fortified with a special resin medium for quick application, alongside 79 regular colors, 10 metallics, a 100ml Medium, and three detail brushes.


The Ideal Gifts For Collectors and Lore Enthusiasts

Gifts for collectors and lore enthusiasts are all about deepening their connection to the Warhammer 40K universe, whether through tangible artifacts or immersive experiences. These gifts are handpicked for those who cherish the rich history and artifacts of the Warhammer 40K saga:

Warhammer 40K The Lion Son of the Forest Limited Edition Book: $300.00

The Lion Son of the Forest tells the story of Lion El’Jonson, the long lost primarch of the Dark Angels who made a return to the W40k universe earlier this year!

This exclusive edition is restricted to a mere 2,000 copies, each uniquely numbered and autographed by the author Mike Brooks. It boasts a luxurious cloth cover and intricate screen print art, complemented by deep green page edges and an elegant red ribbon bookmark.


Professionally Painted Fulgrim Transfigured Model: $603.00

Fulgrim Transfigured Model

A high-quality, intricately detailed model of the tragic primarch, Fulgrim, is a must-have for any serious collector.

This figurine showcases an exquisite level of detail, with elaborate golden embellishments on its armor and a facial expression so finely crafted it could be compared to the most exquisite marble sculptures.

A painted commission of this model is the ultimate W40k holiday gift!


The Fall of Cadia Audibook: $34.35

For a friend who’s into the Warhammer 40,000 lore, consider giving them a piece of its history with something related to the Fall of Cadia.

It’s a significant event within the universe that reshaped the fate of the Imperium, and a gift like this would surely be meaningful to them.


Warhammer The Horus Heresy Age of Darkness Board Game: $253.00

Warhammer The Horus Heresy – Age of Darkness Box

For a Warhammer fan who appreciates the rich backstory of the universe, the Games Workshop’s The Horus Heresy: Age of Darkness set is a treasure trove.

The box is a complete game, with all the gaming essentials: dice, templates, measuring sticks, and a transfer sheet. It’s a thoughtful gift that offers a deep dive into one of sci-fi’s most intricate settings.


Collector’s Edition Space Marines Codex: from $150.00

For a Warhammer buff, the upcoming Space Marines Codex Collector’s Edition would be a standout gift. It’s a special release with exclusive cover art, gold-edged pages, and elegant silver touches.

This edition isn’t just about looks; it includes a comprehensive set of Datacards for Space Marines, detailing the rules for all the units in the Codex. It’s a blend of utility and luxury, ideal for someone who values the depth and aesthetics of the game.


The Art of Warhammer 40,000 Book: $837.82

For someone who admires the artistic side of gaming, consider gifting a deluxe hardback art book that features the finest creations from Games Workshop’s artists.

This book offers an inside look into their creative processes, sharing personal insights on their methods, techniques, and what inspires their stunning science fiction artwork.


Limited Edition Miniatures: Price Varies

Minka Lesk Miniature 2023

Premium models that showcase exceptional craftsmanship, these figures are as much a collector’s piece as they are a gaming component.

These collectibles offer a unique charm with their rarity and intricate design details that stand out in any display. It’s a thoughtful present that acknowledges their passion for collecting and the Warhammer 40k universe.


W40k Audio Books: $30

Bringing the stories of the Warhammer universe to life, these audio dramas are perfect for immersive storytelling experiences.

t’s a perfect choice for them to experience the Warhammer 40,000 world in a new and engaging way, whether they’re painting miniatures or just relaxing at home.


Subscription to Warhammer+: $60 / Year

An official subscription service offering a wealth of resources including painting tutorials, advanced gaming tips, and exclusive content.


Horus Heresy 1-6 books Collection Set: $250.00

For a Warhammer 40,000 fan who loves to delve into the origins and epic tales of the universe, gifting the first six books of the Horus Heresy series could be a thoughtful way to enrich their understanding of the lore.

It’s an engrossing collection that sets the stage for the larger narrative and would be a cherished addition to their library.


Holiday Gifts For Professional Painters, Gamers and Tabletop Strategists

These gifts are curated to enhance the gaming experience, providing utility, competitive spirit, and a touch of personalization for the hobbyist. The right tools can elevate the gaming experience for those who love to strategize and compete. These holiday gifts are sure to delight any professional tabletop gamer:

X-WIN 63″ Gaming Desk: $539.99

Gaming desks are not only good for gaming sessions, they also provide the perfect setup for painters.

X-WIN’s customizable shelving offers flexible storage, and the thoughtful additions of a rotatable cup and headphone holder, along with a cable management box, keep the space tidy and efficient.

Must have for those long hours spent painting those miniatures.


Forged Dice Co. Dice Tray: $21.99

For the tabletop gamer who values both quality and practicality, this durable dice tray is an excellent gift choice. Crafted from sturdy injection-molded plastic, it’s designed to endure countless gaming sessions and is ideal for softening the clatter of rolling dice.

Additionally, it comes with a robust storage box, providing ample room for figures, cards, dice, and other gaming necessities.


W40k Objective Markers:

For the Warhammer 40,000 player who revels in strategy and detail, a set of objective markers is a thoughtful gift. These markers add depth and clarity to gameplay, helping to keep track of crucial objectives and victory points.

They’re not just functional; they also enhance the visual and tactical experience of the game, making them a superb addition to any player’s arsenal.


Tickets to Warhammer Events: Price Varies 

World Championship of Warhammer 2023 Winners

Give the gift of competition with entry tickets to Warhammer tournaments, where they can test their mettle against the best.


LITKO Battle Tracker: $17.99

For a Warhammer 40,000 aficionado who appreciates precision and order in their gameplay, this Battle Tracker is an ideal gift.

The 60mm octagonal device is not only practical, with its translucent grey and color-coded dials for tracking victory points, battle rounds, and command points, but it’s also built to last, made from durable acrylic with premium printed numbers.


Jucoci Magnetic Miniature Storage Case: $110.39

Ideal for gamers and collectors alike, the Jucoci storage case is a smart way to help anyone keep their miniatures organized and ready for the next epic battle.

It features five metal trays that effortlessly attach with magnets, creating a strong hold for each magnetized miniature.


Gaming Duffel Bag: $74.97

Tailor-made for the W40k gamer’s lifestyle, this bag is a fortress for board games, accessories, and miniatures, safeguarding them with removable dice trays and miniature foam inserts.

Everything is kept in check, so their gear arrives at their destination just as organized as when they packed it.


Faction Dice Set: From $15

Imagine the joy as your friend unboxes a set of dice that perfectly complements their Space Marine or Ork army, enhancing their immersion and enjoyment of the game.

The dice are not only functional but also collectible, with a premium feel that matches the epic scale of Warhammer 40k.


ANYCUBIC Photon Mono M5s Resin 3D Printer: $429.99

For the hobbyist who revels in the intricate world of Warhammer 40k, the Anycubic Photon Mono M5s presents itself as the ultimate holiday gift.

It’s not just a 3D printer; it’s a portal to expanding their universe with an unprecedented level of detail. This gift isn’t just thoughtful; it’s transformative for any Warhammer 40k enthusiast’s collection.


Starforged Astra Militarum Backpack: $129.00

This backpack doesn’t just echo the durability of a Space Marine‘s armor; it’s designed for versatility, standing at a proud 46cm with ample space to secure a 15.6-inch laptop, making it perfect for both gaming paraphernalia and work essentials.

With its professional look, it seamlessly transitions from the gaming table to the workplace, ensuring that your friend can carry their passion for the Warhammer 40k universe into their professional life.


9 things to have in mind before choosing a gift 

In the battle-scarred corridors of the 41st Millennium, choosing the right gift for a Warhammer 40,000 enthusiast is akin to selecting the perfect weapon for a Space Marine; it requires knowledge, precision, and a deep understanding of the wielder.

As a wrap up to our extensive list of Warhammer 40k gifts, we added a short guide on the things you should consider before choosing a holiday present. 

  1. Know Their Faction: Warhammer 40,000 is a diverse universe with many factions like Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, and Chaos. Knowing the recipient’s favorite faction can help you choose a gift that aligns with their interests.
  2. Level of Involvement: Understand whether the person is a collector, a gamer, a painter, or all three. Collectors might appreciate rare models or special edition lore books. Gamers might enjoy new units to play with, and painters might like high-quality brushes or paints.
  3. Customization and Modelling: Many fans enjoy customizing their armies. Consider gifts like modeling tools, conversion kits, or basing materials that can help them personalize their miniatures.
  4. Books and Lore: The Warhammer 40,000 universe has rich lore. Novels, codexes, and art books can be great gifts for those who love the stories behind their armies.
  5. Gaming Accessories: Practical gifts such as dice sets, measuring gauges, or carrying cases can enhance the gaming experience.
  6. Experience Gifts: Tickets to Warhammer 40k events or vouchers for their local gaming store can also be a thoughtful option.
  7. Space Consideration: Remember that W40k requires space for both playing and storage. Make sure your gift is something they have room for.
  8. Set a Budget: Warhammer 40,000 can range from small, affordable accessories to high-ticket items like large models or army sets. Set a budget before you start looking.
  9. Ask for a Wish List: If you’re unsure, ask the enthusiast for a wish list or check if they have a registry at their favorite hobby store or on Amazon.

Looking for more tips? Check our guide on how to save money with Warhammer 40k! Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Check our selection of Black Friday Deals for W40k Products!

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