Gift guide for Jane Austen fans

Gift guide for Jane Austen fans

For the Jane Austen lover in your life (and that may very well be YOU): 12 gifts she’ll adore.

Northanger Abbey Oval Sticker
1. Northanger Abbey sticker.

Stop using your car to brag about your beach vacations to HHI, OBX, or PCB, and use it to brag about your imaginary vacations to fictional literary locations like Northanger Abbey.

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2. Obstinate, headstrong girl enamel pin.

I have a friend who named her daughter after Elizabeth Bennet, who assures me that being an obstinate, headstrong girl is preferable at not-yet-one-and-twenty than at age seven. (But wouldn’t this pin look great on your tote bag, regardless of age?)

3. Every so Austen socks.

I suspect that Jane Austen socks are naturally superior to other socks—especially in the eyes of the Janeite who discovers them in her stocking.

4. Austen tee.

I would totally wear this (hint, hint) fun Jane Austen tee from Etsy shop Exploring with Words. More styles available, but this is the one I’d want to find under my tree.

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5. Talk Darcy to me mug.

Make her mornings with this mug from Bookery Boutique on Etsy.

6. Jane Austen action figure.

Let this Jane Austen action figure bring your Austen fan joy every time she sits down to her desk. (You better believe Jane is sitting on mine.)

Marrying Mr. Darcy Board Game

7. Marrying Mr. Darcy card game.

In this card game, players take on the role of female Pride and Prejudice characters and work to improve themselves and attract desirable suitors. The player who attains the best marriage wins the game, of course.

8. Jane Austen: The complete works.

The seven books in this Penguin Classics box set—Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Love and Friendship (early writings and juvenilia)—are essential titles for any Austen lover’s personal library. And they’re gorgeous.

9. Pride and Prejudice locations tee.

Share the love of your favorite Pride and Prejudice locations with this tee from the Austen-inspired shop Brookish.

 

 

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10. Jane Austen bookplates.

Don’t let your friends forget who they borrowed your books from, or who your favorite author is.

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11. The Bennet sisters clothespin doll ornaments.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Christmas trees benefit from bookish enthusiasm.

Paddywax Candles Library Collection Jane Austen Soy Wax Candle, 6.5-Ounce (Gardenia, Tuberose, Jasmine)

12. Jane Austen candle.

Gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine combine to make this sweet scent in honor of Jane.

What are your favorite Austen-themed gifts? What would you add to the list? 

P.S. Want more Jane Austen gift ideas? Check out the 2017 Jane Austen gift guide right here. You may also like 3 imaginative Pride & Prejudice retellings I’ve enjoyed recently, and my favorite Jane Austen film adaptations. Click here to check out the complete 2018 MMD Gift Guide for Book Lovers.

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  1. I have way too many (if it’s possible) Jane Austen things in my home. I have numerous mugs, and my husband bought me a Jane Austen scarf from Storiarts (https://storiarts.com/) one year for Christmas. A good friend gave me a plaque with the “In vain, I have struggled. It will not do; my feelings will not be repressed…” Darcy speech on it since my husband proposed to me with some quotes from that. 🙂 She got it from some UK shop on https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/ (which is like our Etsy).

    One of my favorite things, though, was a gift to myself — I happened to be in London when The Royal Mail released the Jane Austen commemorative stamps. I bought them and framed them, and they are now on display in my writing office. I also gave a framed set to another Austen-obsessed friend.

  2. Grace says:

    I just picked up a few books from the Little People, Big Dreams series (it’s an amazing children’s book series of inspiring women through history) and there’s one on Jane Austen!

  3. KIrsten says:

    Last fall, the UK also released a new 10 GBP note with Jane Austen on it. It took awhile to get into circulation, but I picked up some notes a few weeks ago during a trip to London and got them matted and framed when I returned home. My best friend also got me a throw pillow with a passage from P&P on it that is proudly displayed on our couch.

  4. Stephanie F says:

    I received two different pride and prejudice graphic novels to add to my collection which were super fun because they are so different! I also have “pride and prejudice: the game” which is a board game I received that has been fun to play. It involves some trivia questions you have to answer to move around the board.

  5. I LOVE Brookish products! I have multiple shirts from them, and two mugs. Unfortunately the one I had my eye on next is out of stock. It said “Make Haste!” which sounds about right for mornings at my house.

  6. Melissa says:

    I love Marrying Mr. Darcy! A friend gave it to me when I got married and it quickly became a favorite in our house. My husband even loves it, though he’s pretty easy going.

  7. Marilyn says:

    I would love the Jane Austen Action Figure and the set of books. The clothes pin dolls are adorable and the socks are a pretty color. I have a Jane Austen Journal that I keep a record of all the books I have read in the last two years. It still has plenty of pages to fill.
    Marilyn

  8. Michelle says:

    My friend makes the most beautiful handmade, Austen-themed soap:
    https://northangersoapworks.com/
    All the soaps are inspired by specific moments in the novel, and they are simply delightful.
    Also, she posts videos of the soap-making process on Instagram stories, and they are so satisfying to watch. 🙂

  9. Marie K Whelan says:

    May I add the only monthly subscription box for lovers of books, tea and Jane Austen – Pembertea.com? And there is a bunch unique Austenesque T-s, Sweatshirts, Mugs, Totes, Shoes, Purses, Socks – etc at PemberteaManor.com

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