If you’re a fan of Jane Austen, or have one in your life that you’re looking for a unique and fun gift for, you’ve seen all the usual Jane Austen gifts and spin-offs like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Pride and Prejudice on Blu-ray. It’s a little trickier to find a truly original gift that will surprise and delight a Jane Austen fan.
We’ve scoured the web and found 7 essential gifts for Jane Austen fans that any Janeite will love.
Jane Austen Action Figure
Every fandom deserves action figures to display proudly on their shelf, and the Janeites are surprisingly not left out on the fun. Accoutrements makes thie 5″ vinyl Jane Austen action figure, outfitted with a mini Pride and Prejudice, a quill pen and writing desk to compose her next great novel. Jane wears a bonnet and a pink and white dress.
Keep her on display to show your love of Jane Austen, to remember the novelist’s great accomplishments, or to inspire a burgeoning writer. This also makes a great gift for young readers who enjoy playing with toys.
Jane Austen: The Complete Works
Most Janeites already own well-worn and loved paperback copies of all of Austen’s novels, but nothing will look better on their bookshelf than this hardcover boxed set. The covers and books are designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, with a gorgeous vintage feel in vivid colors that capture the essence of each book.
Included are seven of her books: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Love and Friendship. Enjoy these classic stories and dazzling prose in beautiful bound cloth and foil stamped hardcovers.
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Glamourist Histories series, made of up five books by Mary Robinette Kowal, are often described as what you would get if Jane Austen wrote fantasy or Pride and Prejudice with a dash of magic. Using Jane Austen’s style and signature spellings, Kowal has crafted a magical world in this regency romance that will delight and entertain any Janeite.
The novel is about a woman named Jane (named after Ms. Austen herself) who is competing with her sister for the attentions of eligible men. While Jane is better with Glamour (magic), her sister is more beautiful. Soon Jane discovers that one of her sister’s suitors plans to take advantage of her, and works to stop him while discovering her own romance.
The book is available in paperback, hardcover, ebook for Amazon Kindle, audiobook and Apple iBooks.
Marrying Mr. Darcy Board Game
The romance and society of Pride and Prejudice come to life in the card game Marrying Mr. Darcy. In this role-playing game for 2-6 players, each takes the role of one of the female characters from Jane Austen’s famous novel. By improving themselves by increasing skills during the courtship stage of the game, the players compete to become the most desirable wife. Then during the final proposal stage of the game, they use those skills to land an engagement with the male characters from the book.
This game will provide hours of fun for any Jane Austen fan and board game fans alike. Compete with your friends to discover who is worthy of Marrying Mr. Darcy.
Check out board games for book lovers for more literary themed games.
Jane Austen Toothpaste
For a silly gift and an awesome stocking stuffer, the Jane Austen toothpaste will surprise and delight any Janeite. This officially licensed toothpaste is rose flavored and features an illustration of Jane Austen on the box and the tube. Immerse your mouth in the romantic 1800s world of Jane Austen with this unique and awesome item.
If you want to completely Jane Austen-fy your life, make sure to grab a package of Jane Austen bandages for your medicine cabinet and Jane Austen Temporary Tattoos to display your love of her directly on your skin. All three make a wonderful gift bag for any Janeite.