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 a list of essential gifts for Jane Austen fans that any Janeite will love.
1. 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.
2. Jane Austen Book Necklace
This is a sweet gift for any fan of Jane Austen’s work. Chainge the Subject specilizes in romantic vintage style jewelry. They offer three Austen necklaces using vintage book covers of her classics Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma. They are custom made to include the initial of your beloved.
These necklaces make gorgeous gifts for anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or even Christmas.
3. 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.
4. Society of Obstinate Headstrong Girls T-shirt
If you know an obstinate, headstrong Jane Austen fan, then they need this shirt. The design features a cameo with the text: “Society of Obstinate Headstrong Girls seriously displeasing people since 1813.”
Available in a variety of sizes of t-shirts, v-necks, tank tops, kids, toddler, and baby onesies in 15 different colors.
5. 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.
6. Map of Jane Austen Novels Print
This is a very cool and unique gift for Jane Austen fans. Bibliotography makes this awesome map which shows the location of allof Jane Austen’s novels. Literary nerds will be wowed by this map print. This print looks great framed and displayed in any library or office.
7. 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.
8. Pride & Prejudice Book Scarf
I always say the best gifts are not only thoughtful, but practical as well. This lovely scarf makes an excellent fashion accessory for chilly days, while also paying tribute to one of the classics of literature. Made in the USA, this infinity scarf features a soft ivory fabric printed with a quote from the book Pride & Prejudice. This makes a great gift for Christmas.
9. Jane Austen Temporary Tattoos
Even Janeites can be a little punk rock–at least temporarily. This unique set of temporary tattoos is inspired by Jane Austen and her literary worlds. This set includes 22 tattoos in a giftable tin.
10. Pride and Peppermints
What’s better than fresh breath? Add a Jane Austen twist and find out! This cute tin features an illustration of the famous author and says “Pride and Peppermints.” A cute and fun stocking stuffer for any literary fan.
11. Persuasion Quote Cuff Bracelet
Now you can carry Jane Austen’s beautiful words with you everywhere. This gorgeous cuff bracelet by Jezebel Charms features a passage from Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. The passage is from the love letter Wentworth writes to Anne. While perfect for any occasion, this bracelet is a romantic gift for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary.
The bracelet is made from brass with a splash-proof finish perfect for everyday wear. It’s classy enough to wear to the library, school, the office, or on a night on the town.
The bracelet is handmade when you order it in Dorset, England.
12. Jane Austen Saint Candle
You already worship Jane Austen and her writing, so take that devotion to the next level. The Unemployed Philosophers Guild makes secular saints candles of inspirational figures and artists. This Jane Austen candle proclaims her as the patron saint of poor relations, hidden greatness, and the anonymous. The front features an illustration of Austen holding a book. The back lists her Saint’s Day and her prayer.
This is a fantastic gift for any fan who lives and breathes Jane Austen’s work.
Made in the USA.
13. What Would Jane Do? Quips & Wisdom from Jane Austen
This clever quotebook is a lovely gift for any fan who already owns all of Austen’s work. It takes quotes from her novels and her own personal letters and lays them out in a gorgeous, hard cover gift book. It’s a great source of inspiration and lovely little reminders of the beauty of Jane’s words.
14. Dinner with Mr. Darcy Recipe Book
This is the perfect cookbook for foodies who are obsessed with Jane Austen. Food is a frequent theme in her stories and this recipe book collects authentic dishes from the period while taking inspiration from the food in her novels and letters. No worries, these recipes are easy to follow and updated for modern cooks. Make these dishes for your book club or just to cook for fun.
15. Jane Austen Book Wallet
Looking for an original Jane Austen gift idea to blow someone’s socks off? Check this out. Classic Book Wallets makes gorgeous faux-leather wallets that feature the covers of beautiful vintage books. The bi-fold wallets are 5″x4″ in size and available with the cover of Emma, Persuasion, and Sense & Sensibility.
16. Jane Austen Quote Mug
This must have for coffee addicts and tea lovers who enjoy Jane Austen. This oversized mug features gorgeous illustrations and quotes from Jane Austen’s work. Comes in a lovely box perfect for gifting. Perfect for teachers and librarians who want to show off their favorite writer. Add in some of their favorite coffee or tea to make a nice gift bag.
This 14 oz. mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.
17. Jane Austen Quote Enamel Pin
If you’re looking for a gift to slip into a Jane Austen fan’s stocking, this is perfectly sized and priced. This pin features a silhouette of the author with the quote “My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”
Made from gold toned metal and while enamel fill, this 3cm x 3cm pin looks great on any bag or jacket.
18. Socks & Sensibility Knee High Socks
This gift is fashionable and fun. These cute mint-green socks feature gorgeous vintage silhouettes from the stories of Jane Austen. These knee-high socks are one size fits all for women with shoe sizes 5-10. Add on a few other cute Austen themed items to create a literary gift bag for your Jane fan.
19. Jane Austen Quote Pillow
In hectic, stressful times, there’s always one solution that makes us feel better. This pillow says it best: “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” The design is hand-stenciled on burlap fabric on a 16″ x 16″ pillow. Available in five colors: cream, natural, ash gray, pink, navy. Perfect to decorate a favorite reading chair or a cozy bed.
20. Jane Austen Book Coaster Set
This is a classic, cool gift that every Jane Austenite should have in their library or living room. This set of six coasters are designed to look like vintage hardback covers of Austen’s wonderful novels. Made with recycled rubber backs, the top is made of a matte fabric that absorbs condensation and protects your surfaces. This is a fun and useful item for any book lover.