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 ~]
Hey, thanks for the shopping tips! These are delightful gift ideas… wonder if they are available in Canada though.
Everything should be available to you in Canada…all are online!…you however are way ahead of us getting “Lost in Austen,” which I see you have written about on your blog!
Thanks for commenting…