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 Lockets
This is a sweet gift for any fan of Jane Austen’s work. The Locket Library specilizes in detailed book lockets. They offer six Austen lockets using vintage book covers of her classics Northanger Abbey, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion. Each piece is handmade and you can choose between six finishes (gold, silver, bronze, copper, rose gold, and black). The lockets can be made as a necklace, bracelet, keyring, or even a bookmark.
These lockets 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. Jane’s Men T-shirt
This tee is a fantastic gift for readers who can’t get enough of the dreamy men in Austen’s work. The names featured on this shirt are Darcy, Bingley, Wentworth, Ferrars, Col. Brandon, Knightley, Bertram, Tilney, and Collins. If you’d prefer they leave Mr. Collins off the shirt, you can request it when you order.
These screen printed t-shirts are available in heather gray with white or black ink, in women’s sizes small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large.
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. Jane Austen Dictionary Print
This is a very cool and unique gift for Jane Austen fans. CollageOrama takes old books that are about to be destroy and upcycles them as beautiful art prints. They have an entire series feature famous authors, including Austen herself. These creatives prints look 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 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 some Jane Austen Temporary Tattoos to display your love of her directly on your skin. All three make a wonderful gift bag for any Janeite.
10. Pride and Peppermint NovelTeas
If you or the Jane Austen fan you’re shopping for loves tea, then this is a must have item! NovelTeas specializes in punny teas based on classic literature. Their delicious teas come in collectible tins that look like vintage hardcover books. This one is based on the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice, offering a refreshing mint tea in a gorgeous tin.
The front of the tin features an illustration of Elizabeth Bennet and looks perfect display on a shelf, desk, or table. Include this Jane Austen quote mug to create an unforgettable gift bag. They’ll be sure to enjoy this tea every day.
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. Novel Creations takes hardcover mini books of novels by Austen and turns them into gorgeous wallets. After removing the pages, the books are lined with fabric and they add pockets and zipper closures for all the necessities. The wallet closes with a customizable button and loop. These gorgeous wallets work great as a clutch or in a larger bag.
You can choose from covers of Austen classics like Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, or Sense and 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. Handmade by Ectogasm, this enamel pin features the famous Jane Austen quote: “A good book is always too short.”
Made from black plated metal and beige enamel fill, this pin has two clasps on the back to attach it securely to 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. Keep Calm and Read Jane Austen Pillow
In hectic, stressful times, there’s always one solution that makes us feel better. This pillow says it best: “Keep calm and read Jane Austen.” Handprinted on a 100% cotton pillowcase, this decorative pillow features the silhouette of a lovely couple at the top. Perfect to decorate a favorite reading chair or a cozy bead. Available as the case only or with pillow filling.
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.