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Okay, so now it is December 15! Close to zero hour for holiday gifts. Maybe you have a Janeite on your list you need a last-minute gift for? (Or even a non-Janeite who needs to be converted!). Never fear–there’s a plethora of choice out there for everybody. There’s always classics, like a beautiful copy of a favorite book or a DVD of a favorite movie (or a Jane Austen action figure! Mine is very useful–she sits on my desk and lectures me about getting to writing work when I’m wasting too much time, er, blogging). But there are some more unusual choices, as well:
A Pride and Prejudice board game! (Who gets to Pemberly first??)
A Jane doll from the fabulous Unemployed Philosophers Guild
This charm from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath! (I have a silver bracelet with charms from my travels–I would love to add this one)
A bracelet from the BBC website
If you have an infant and want to indoctrinate them into Janeite-ism early…
T-shirts! (Many to choose from–I just ordered one that says I am a “Headstrong, Obstinate Girl”)
Mugs (again, many to choose from! This one asks What Would Jane Do?)
A beautiful pendant from Tartx (I own a few of her pieces of jewelry and they are beautiful)
Happy birthday, Jane! (And happy birthday to my mom, too, who had the good luck to be born on the same day! Maybe I need to get her a Jane item for her present). What Jane present would you choose?
Ooh, I love the idea of a race to Pemberley! I’m off to drop some hints…
What a gorgeous way to start the day! Thanks for the clip, Amanda! I may have to schedule a movie night, now. The bracelet is very pretty. If I had a little one, I’d definitely go for the outfit.
I love the Mr. Darcy baby clothes! Although I think (not confirmed yet, just a feeling) that I am having a boy. Do they make something similar in blue? Maybe something that says “When I grow up I want to be like Mr. Darcy”?
So I don’t know if I should admit this, but excluding the baby outfit I own every single one of these items. I love Tartx. I just bought a great print from her that is called “Recruiting a New Alice” (http://www.tartx.com/item/Recruiting_A_New_Alice/945/c7)
I LOVE it! Check it out. Even though I have owned the board game for nearly 7 years no one will play with me. I wonder if I could get a long distance game with some of the regulars who comment and write on Risky Regencies? It’s worth a shot. You can also find some fun things at cafepress.com….Sarah, I love the idea of a boy onsie that says When I grow up I want to be like Mr. Darcy.
I kind of want that coffee cup. I would drink tea from it.
Jane Austen, I’ve played that P&P game! At one of our Washington Romance Writers Retreats, Kathy Seidel, an Austen scholar and romance author, brought it. I was horrible at it!
Last Christmas I bought my writing friends this tote bag
from the Jane Austen Centre. They now have it in black!
“(not confirmed yet, just a feeling) that I am having a boy. Do they make something similar in blue?”
Yes!!! I saw the perfect one–it says “Future Mr. Darcy” (your future daughter-in-law will definitely thank you). I can’t remember where I saw it, but will do some looking around. It may have been on Cafe Press.
I have a JA Centre tote bag! It’s getting sadly faded, though. I may need another trip there to stock up in the gift shop. 🙂
I think they are all fun but I would go for the jewelry.
Oh for me, the doll, the charm (to go with space shuttle charm that I finally got last month!), and while it’s not Monopoly, somewhere along the way I started collecting Monopoly games that are of the interests I like (such as Star Trek/Wars, Disney, etc), and that would fit right in. 🙂
How about one of each! What great stuff!! I have two gifts on the way from Jane Austen Centre for my CP.
I have to investigate the jewelry. How lovely.
Sara, you definitely need the Future Mr. Darcy outfit for your little one! Too cute!
Here is the Mr. Darcy onesie! It was at Republic of Pemberley 🙂
My favorite Jane Austen gift: The Republic of Pemberley’s (yes, I know – shameless promotion) Amiable Rancor calendar, featuring Ackerman prints and wonderful quotes from Jane Austen’s letters.
Happy Birthday Amanda’s mom!
And I like the bracelet and I lurve TartX. I friended her on FB. You can too!
Happy Birthday, Mrs. McCabe! Perfectly appropriate day to be born given your talent and expertise and the talent and expertise of your daughter.
Action figures! I have a JA one and a Nora Roberts one.
Ooh, the BBC bracelet’s so pretty!
I would probably like the board game.
My boss is a huge Jane Austen fan. We are having a Jane birthday tea at the library tomorrow (today).
I searched all over the web today for the infant outfit you show. We couldn’t find it anywhere. She has a granddaughter due next year and wants one. Where did you find this one?
One of each please! My SIL is about to have a baby girl so that onesie will come in handy. I believe in starting them early in their love for all things Austen. My daughters are over the top about Austen.
Please add the book ‘Lost In Austen’. It follows each of her books but stops in certain areas and gives the readers three different directions to take the stories in. Utterly brilliant.
Ooh, fun stuff! I’m intrigued by the board game and tempted by the jewelry.
What a lot of wonderful items!
Diane, did you enjoy the game? Was there strategy involved, or was it basically like Chutes & Ladders or another such totally-luck game?
Amanda, I do remember that doll… 🙂
Cara, the P&P game involves correctly answering questions about the book. As I recall, that was how you advanced on the board. I would have enjoyed it better had I answered more questions correctly!!!
Thanks, Diane! Now that I know that, hmm…maybe Todd wants that game as a present. 🙂
Librarypat, I couldn’t find that exact onesie again, but I did find this one which is adorable!
They had other designs as well. I am a big believer in starting them early, too. 🙂
I love the bracelet; I’d choose that being a bracelet person.
Cafe Press was the first place I looked. Saw lots of cute ones. My boss was looking for that specific one. The baby isn’t even due until March and already she has a Jane Austen gift pack waiting for her.
Evil of me, but I’d laugh if the ultrasound reading was wrong and it turned out to be a boy. She’ll have to trade it all in on Darcy stuff.
librarypat, it could happen that the baby is a boy. The couple in the hospital next to us when our daughter was born were phoning their parents to say that the girl was a boy. The doctors had gotten the mother’s cell from the amniocentesis instead of the baby’s.