The Baggins family made out pretty well adventuring, but the bulk of their wealth was built with merchandising. After Sauron was defeated, kids all over Middle Earth wanted to dress up like their heroes: Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin. The following year, pipe tobacco companies saw a 45% sales increase; not to mention the hobo jackets, ring replicas, pomade for wild hair styling, you name it. Hobbit Fever was unstoppable.
“The One Shirt” by patrickspens shows familiar some Baggins garb complete with the One Ring hanging around the neck. Instant Halloween costume: just add hairy feet.. and pipe.. maybe some pomade.. Sting for poking.. Well, take it as far as you want. Just remember to destroy it when you’re done.