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