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Dragon Age Origins: Awakening Gift Giving Guide


What gifts this time?


Awakening Gifts!

Following on from the original Dragon Age: Origins gift giving guide, I present the Dragon Age Origins: Awakening gift giving guide! Within you will find which gifts are most appreciated by; Velanna, Sigrun, Mhairi, Nathaniel Howe, Anders, and Justice. Which companions have those peculiar preferential tendencies this time around?

Perhaps a shiny here... a Holy relic there? Let's see!

Click Here for the original Dragon Age Origins gift guide!

Alistair turned mage 2.0?


Gifts for Anders

  • Bell Collar
  • Engraved Silver Bracers
  • Golden Earring
  • Kitten
  • Knitted Scarf
  • Phylacteries: A History Written in Blood

Future Keeper, Elven Mage


Gifts for Velanna

  • Blank Journal
  • Carved Greenstone
  • Disgarded Journal
  • Elven Runestone
  • Elven Trinket (According to Wiki this can sometimes bug depending on answers given at the Elven Camp in Wending Woods.)
  • Ornate Silver Bowl
  • Shiny Malachite

Not a name, an identity.


Gifts for Justice

  • Elven prayer for the Dead
  • Kristoff's Locket
  • Kristoff's Memories
  • Lyrium: Gift of the Maker
  • Lyrium Ring
  • Verses of Dreams

Female Dwarf, no beard?!


Gifts for Sigrun

  • Potted Plant
  • Snow Globe
  • Soap on a Rope
  • Spyglass
  • The Warrior's Heart
  • Toy Chariot

Fiery female warrior. Meeeow!


Gifts for Mhairi

  • Mhairi has no specific gifts: Give her any gift for 5 approval the first time, diminishing by 1 each time thereafter.

Son of the traitor: Out for blood!


Gifts for Nathaniel Howe

  • Bronze Sextant
  • Delilah Howe's Letters
  • Golden Vase
  • Howe Bow
  • Locksmith's Tools
  • Whetstone

Stout Dwarf, likes his drink!



  • Aqua Magus
  • Dragon Piss
  • Hirol's Lava Burst
  • Mackay's Epic Single Malt
  • Toy Horse
  • West Hill Brand
  • Alcohol! Specifics coming soon!


Top 5 Games for Christmas:


Luna on June 09, 2012:

I would think the Toy Chariot goes to Oghren because of the toy horse...

connor on August 15, 2010:

gift for justice its Lyrium:The Voice Of The Maker

Brock on April 06, 2010:

You can talk to them at the keep, until you run out of dialogue. I Love clicking on the keg of beer behind Oghren :D

klake on April 04, 2010:

I've had the opportunity to sweet talk anders, seemed to be leading to something... are you sure there are no relationships in this one? thanks for the posts on gifts, happy to finally off-load some of those.

Joe on April 03, 2010:

No, there's really no direct interactions between your characters and party members at all. All converstions are initiated through either gifts or interactions with objects around them, except talking to them as part of their quest. No relationships in this one either.

yuli on March 30, 2010:

there is no player-initialized talks with your companions in awakening?

jamie on March 26, 2010:

in the area left of the world map at the keep

Lorianne on March 23, 2010:

where can you find the kitten for Anders?

Lumen on March 21, 2010:

I got +100 from giving Sigrun the potted plant. Seems like a bug to me :)

Nemdam (author) from United Kingdom on March 21, 2010:

Thanks Jules :)

Jules on March 21, 2010:

u can also add West Hill Brand to Oghrens gifts

Jules on March 21, 2010:

I remember the Toy Pony is for Oghren so I think Nemdam is right

Nemdam (author) from United Kingdom on March 21, 2010:

PS. Hm, are you sure about the Toy Chariot Eric? I'm pretty sure Toy Chariot is a plot gift for Sigrun, and Toy Horse a plot gift for Oghren?

Nemdam (author) from United Kingdom on March 21, 2010:

Added the Toy Chariot, thanks Eric! I have changed comments to not show before I approve them, since some people were posting spoilers, sorry for any inconvenience, but it's for the best!

Jules on March 21, 2010:

yes same with justice

Jules on March 21, 2010:

I haven't found him yet but when Sigrun joined the Grey Warden she got already 100.

Nereme on March 21, 2010:

Did anyone else get +100 when giving justice the Kristoff's locket?

Eric on March 20, 2010:

Oghren likes the toy chariot as well. It's a plot gift. It's from when he's drunk and asks for a pony.

Nemdam (author) from United Kingdom on March 20, 2010:

Thank you Moros! Added :).

Moros on March 20, 2010:

Oddly enough, the toy horse is a plot gift for oghren

Nemdam (author) from United Kingdom on March 20, 2010:

Good to know, and you're welcome :). Dwarves and their booze eh :P? Will add that and update to specifics later :), ty!

Nereme on March 20, 2010:

It also seems that any form of alcohol works for Ohgren same as the origins gifts anyway so if you find alcohol and don't have a clue who to give it to Ohgren is a safe bet haha.

Nereme on March 20, 2010:

np glad to help thanks for making the list in the first place.

Nemdam (author) from United Kingdom on March 20, 2010:

Whoops, forgot Oghren! Added him now, and the Aqua Magus. Thanks Nereme :).

Nereme on March 19, 2010:

Actually it gives +7 to Ohgren so it seems better to give it to him.

Anonimus on March 19, 2010:

Aqua Magus gives +5 to all

Kerwyn on March 19, 2010:

Anders also likes the Gold Earring and Knitted Scarf