Gift Guide for the Jane Austen Fan

This is a very good time to be a Jane Austen fan, especially around the holidays: there are so many good Jane-inspired gifting options!  Here are some of my favorites:

1.  A pretty copy of Pride and PrejudiceThis is the one I have, $25 at Amazon.com. (Used copies are available starting at $9.38.)

2. Pride and Prejudice 10th Anniversary Collector’s Set, $55.95 at Amazon.com. (Used copies from $29.99.)  This 1995 version starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is the best adaptation, and the set includes the excellent book The Making of Pride and Prejudice. (The book can be purchased separately for $15.64; used copies start at a penny!)

Emma pencil pouch

3.  Emma pencil pouch ($30) or notebook ($14) by Kate Spade.

4.  Jane Austen Action Figure, $17.99 from Amazon.com. For the serious fan with a whimsical sense of humor.

5.  Death Comes to Pemberley is a brand-new release from British mystery novelist P. D. James, $15.57 at Amazon.com, 12.99 kindle edition. I don’t do fanfiction, because the little I’ve read has been terrible.  But I was intrigued by the recent book review Mr. & Mrs. Darcy to the Rescue in the Wall Street Journal, and I’ll be giving this fanfiction a try.  I’m sure many other Austen fans will enjoy doing the same.

6.  Isn’t this Jane Austen window decal fun?  Available from the Etsy shop Eaton for $3.

7.  For Austen moms: Little Miss Austen Pride & Prejudice board book, 9.99 at Amazon.com (and eligible for its ongoing 4-for-3 promotion).  This counting-themed board book is for the younger set–and their parents who do the reading aloud to them.

8.  A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz was just released last April, and it’s terrific. Highly recommended reading (and gifting) for any Austen fans. $16.21 at Amazon.com.

 

What’s your favorite Jane Austen-inspired gift?

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  1. says

    I’ll take one of each please. Thanks for thinking of me. ;-) Seriously though, I’m adding several of those to my wish list for future gifts (or possible uses for Christmas cash). The ’95 version of P&P IS the best, and dear hubby surprised me with it on DVD a few years back (I had the 6 VHS version). Both of the books look interesting and I may just have to add those board books to my collection even without having any little kiddos (I DO have a half-American/half-British niece now…)! :-) LOVE this list!

  2. says

    Marianne’s Wild Abandon Tea from Bingley’s Teas Limited is DELICIOUS!

    Here is their description:
    “A blend of lively green and black teas with colorful flowers and passionate fruits that throw themselves together for a passionate combination! Candied fruits along with the vibrant flowers in this blend will entice you to run free and seek your heart’s desire.”
    (http://bingleysteas.com/products/green/marianne.html)

    All of Bingley’s Teas are divine. The descriptions of the Jane Austen Tea Series are spot on with the characters they are named for. Be sure to visit their site and see for yourself!

  3. says

    awwwww… this makes me want to read all the jane austen books again!
    also, i REALLY loved “A Jane Austen Education”, and i really want to give a Jane Austen mug to someone – one that says: “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you…” (as seen on Pinterest, no idea if they sell them anywhere) :)

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