Gift guide for the Jane Austen fan.

Gift guide for the Jane Austen fan.

For the Jane Austen fan in your life (and that may very well be YOU): here are 9 gifts she’ll adore.

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

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.

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

Emma spiral notebook from Kate Spade ($15)

This personal notebook is pretty inside and out. 112 lined pages to write your deepest thoughts or your to-do list.

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

Jane Austen action figure ($11)

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.

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

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!)

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

Jane Austen typography tshirt ($24)

The locations from Pride and Prejudice, listed typography-style on a plain black tee. From the fabulous Austen-themed Etsy shop Brookish.

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

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.

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

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.

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

Cozy classics ($6-$9)

Jane Austen’s classics, board book-style, told in 12 words and illustrated with 12 beautiful needle-felted illustrations. Not just for kids. Austen fans can choose from Pride and Prejudice and Emma.

9 gifts that are perfect for your favorite Jane Austen fan. (Even if that Jane Austen fan is YOU.)

Miscellany

There is so much good Austen stuff to be had: choose from band-aids, temporary tattoos, journals, postcards, stickers, bookmarks, bangles, and more.

What would you add to the list? 

 

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33 comments

  1. Ana says:

    Just read Longbourne and I ADORED it. The P&P references are great, but its a good story in its own right. I was actually thinking of ordering myself one of the Litographs Austen Tees (I am, you see, buying all my own presents this Christmas, so I know for a fact I will not be disappointed. I have a budget and a list!)

  2. Sarah Beals says:

    Love the Austen Tshirt. My oldest would love!! The Brookish Etsy shop is currently closed, just FYI. Don’t want your readers to order for Christmas and be disappointed. 🙂 Merry Christmas, Anne.

  3. Anne says:

    I asked for the Keira P&P soundtrack as a gift one year. I might also look for a Regency nightgown. I remember buying something like that at Past Times.

  4. liz n. says:

    THE ACTION FIGURE!!!

    You know, if the grown man who lives in this house can have comic book action figures displayed on top of my bookcases, I can darn well have Jane! Her powers are superior to theirs, anyway!

    Jane, darling, you’re about to meet your new friends, Batman, Deathstroke, and whoever the green one is….

  5. Kristen says:

    I have that cover to cover book and LOVE it. I also got a shirt from Brookish recently, but a persuasion one, I want that P&P one. Longbourn is on my list to read, I’m a bit nervous!

    • liz n. says:

      Amazon has a lot of cute Jane stuff: Jane Austen band-aids (yes, seriously), the “What Would Jane Do?” book, the pocket posh…lots of fun things!

    • Anne says:

      Yes! There are great bumper stickers on Etsy (“I’d rather be at Pemberley,” etc), Jane Austen candles, band-aids, journals, What Would Jane Do? book, Marrying Mr Darcy board game, tshirts, scarves, mugs, you name it.

      She also might like The Mother Daughter Book Club series. We’re new fans around here (“we” being my 9-year-old daughter and I). One of the main characters is named Emma and her brother is Darcy, you can guess where the names come from. Book 3 is called Pies and Prejudice. 🙂

  6. Jaime says:

    Not related but had to share…Zulilly has the Puffin deluxe boxed set (8 books) for $53 now. I might just have to self-gift this one!

  7. Amanda says:

    I recently purchased An Austen Education at my local Dollar Tree! So, if anyone else is intersted, you may want to check there!

  8. LiviaRose says:

    I saw a bracelet (brass colored) with Darcy’s proposal printed on it. I would take one in silver with Captain Wentworth’s letter! I’ve seen scarves with these passages printed on them too.

    I’ve seen lovely watercolors of JA characters on etsy too.

  9. Gracie Lehmann says:

    Ok… I may need to bùy myself a Jane Austen action figure. Whoever thought of this should get a medal or something!!! Ingenious!

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