For the Jane Austen fan in your life (and that may very well be YOU): here are 9 gifts she’ll adore.
Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers by Margaret C. Sullivan ($18)
This gorgeous hardcover—covering everything from the original editions to Pulp! The Classics—will have Austen fans drooling. This is coffee table material, beautiful to display and worth reading again and again.
This personal notebook is pretty inside and out. 112 lined pages to write your deepest thoughts or your to-do list.
This action figure has been hard to find for years but Archie McPhee brought Jane back for Christmas. Let this little figurine grace the desk of your favorite Austen fan as her new muse.
Longbourn by Jo Baker ($10 paperback; $20 hardback)
Downton Abbey meets Pride and Prejudice: Baker retells Austen’s classic from the servant’s perspective. Austen fans love it or hate it, but its excellent fodder for discussion either way. (Wait till you see what she did with Mr. Wickham!)
The locations from Pride and Prejudice, listed typography-style on a plain black tee. From the fabulous Austen-themed Etsy shop Brookish.
Bingley’s Teas (from $12)
Loose leaf tea available in a wide range of flavor profiles just for Austen fans. Choose from Compassion for Mrs Bennet’s Nerves (chamomile, peppermint, and passion flower), Lydia Had More Fun (a blend of Rooibus and flakes of coconut shreds), Wicked Wickham (Pai Mu Tan white tea and pomegranate), and more.
A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz ($10)
Part memoir, part literary criticism. Grad student Deresiewicz had zero interest in reading Jane Austen, but then he was forced to read Emma for class. This is his story of how—and why—he fell in love with Austen’s works. The chapter on Mansfield Park is my favorite.
Cozy classics ($6-$9)
What would you add to the list?