What to Buy Your DM

Trying to figure out what to buy that special Dungeon Master in your life this holiday season? Or are you a DM looking for something to buy for that D&D player in your life? Then look no further! We have put together a list of some of our favorite gifts we have given or received in our party.

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When you have fifty sets of Chessex dice, you might be wondering “What’s next?” We love SkullSplitter’s metal dice for their beauty, quality, and that satisfying “thunk” they make when you roll them.

Dice Bag

Does your DM already have some lovely dice, but nothing to store them in? Amazon has a vast assortment of Dice Bags in all styles and colors.

Dice Rolling Tray

Some of use exciting box lids for rolling our dice, but if you’re ready to step up your game, Wyrmwood has a sale right now on their fabulous dice rolling trays!


There are so many great places to buy miniatures: online shops, Amazon, or your local game store. If you are worried about the expense and want to get a lot of miniatures for your money, most of the Dungeons and Dragons Board Games available on Amazon come with a host of awesome figures. As a bonus, you also have a fun D&D board game to play.

Many players have a vision of what their character’s miniature should look like, and you can give them the opportunity to create that. Hero Forge sells gift certificates for creating a custom character miniature.

Gaming Terrain

If you are finding your maps a little flat, then perhaps some gaming terrain would spice up your combat. Dwarven Forge as a great collection of gaming terrain tiles that you can arrange to make the dungeon of your dreams.

Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

We can’t overstate how pleased we are with Xanathar’s Guide, as players and as DMs. There are fantastic guides for character building, new subclasses, and a treasure trove of tools for running a game. You don’t need this book to get started with playing D&D, but it will make your life easier.

Dungeon Master Screen

Nefarious players beware! This DM screen will hide their notes and rolls! As a bonus, it has a cheat sheet for the DM to refer to. I know the quick descriptions of conditions are always helpful!

Your Thanks

The greatest gift that doesn’t cost a dime is your thanks! Your Dungeon Master works hard to bring a world to life, and it’s easy to assume they know you appreciate it. Take the time to thank your DM for their efforts!

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