“The Morning was all bustle & shopping…” [P&P]

The season is upon us! ~ I append a few thoughts for Austen-related gifts for the upcoming gift-giving holidays, and what better than to shower your friends and family with all things Austen!

 I have chosen sample items from various sources ~ follow the links for prices and ordering information; you will also find other products for sale.  Have fun!

To begin, see the JASNA website for Austen-themed gifts for the holidays available from several chapters [remember that your purchase supports the chapter] ~ here are a few of the many items:


Holiday cards from Eastern PA JASNA Chapter








Wisconsin JASNA Chapter 2009 calendars





At the Metropolitan New York Chapter, you can purchase Gene Gill’s new book:

Jest for Janeites,  by Gene C. Gill

This gently priced collection of hilarious cartoons by JASNA-NY’s Gene Gill sends up the sequels, the prequels, the films, and even ourselves. Grab copies of this book for yourself and as a stocking stuffer for friends!  [$11.00 each (includes shipping costs)]


After you have perused all the JASNA Chapter offerings, you can meander to these sites …  there is a feast out there!


If you have any friends who do NOT have this, now is the time to give them the Jane Austen action figure  ~ at Amazon.com:  there is a full shop here of Austen-related products, but as always, I advise you to shop at your local bookshop first!







A Lizzie-inspired bonnet from Austentation.com







Jane Austen note cards from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath













An I Love Jane button at Cafe Press.com












An Austen pop-art print , also at Cafe Press.com  [there are many Austen-related products at this site…]













A Regency dance-inspired tote bag at the Pemberely Shoppe [also from Cafe press, but through The Republic of Pemberley site]







knightly-paperdollIf you tend toward paper dolls  ~ here is your chance to get one of each of your favorite Austen characters, or even Jane herself! see Legacy Designs 

[please note:  if you will be attending the JASNA-Vermont December 7th Birthday Tea, you can buy them from us and help to support your local chapter!]








The Jane Austen wearable art pin from Etsy





 There are several Austen images at CartoonStock.com and the Cartoon Bank at The New Yorker [at the former you can purchase an image to put on any number of items: tee-shirts, mugs.]  I am not attaching any images as a license was required, but please visit the sites to see some of their very funny cartoons, including a wet-shirted Darcy!


“Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley—why are all your heroines so glamorous?”

 [this is one of Gene Gill’s cartoons, and Ted Adams of San Francisco won the caption contest at the Chicago AGM ~ see above for a copy of Gill’s book, Jest for Janeites.]




 An Advent calendar of Westminster Abbey from Bas Bleu


Jane Austen Notable card at Shakespeare’s Den, where there are other Austen gifts (including the action figure noted above), and a feast of Shakespeare gifts… such as:



anne-hathaway-teapot      this Ann Hathaway  teapot!









Books will be given a post of their own, but for movies visit the PBS Shop  for the many BBC productions of Austen’s works … like this latest Sense & Sensibility (where ITV at least gave it enough time to be meaningful!…and really, who can resist David Morrissey as Colonel Brandon?!)



And while you are watching your movie, a glass of wine is in order ~ corked with your new Jane Austen Novelstops wine stopper from Bas Bleu

“I will drink the wine myself”


ja-rose-sneaker1and finally, I ked [sic] you not ~ the Jane Austen Rose Sneaker by Keds at Zazzle.com [lots of other products!]

[please note:  these are on MY Holiday wish-list, in case anyone is in need of an idea!….]








Happy Shopping!

Cheerio, Deb [who hates to shop, but one can never have enough Austen! ~ stay tuned for some book thoughts ~]