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Looking for something to buy your Janeite friends, Austenesque readers, or yourself this holiday season?  Want some Jane Austen with your Christmas?  I sure would!!!  My most favorite gifts are the ones that relate to dear Jane!  Whether it be a book, ornament, calendar, or apparel, I love finding an Austenesque gift under my Christmas tree!!!

Hopefully this handy list will help you discover all the lovely Austenesque treasures out there! And maybe even give your loved ones some ideas of what to buy for you!  (You could slyly email them the link to this post…)

CHRISTMAS BOOKS:

A Darcy Christmas by Carolyn Ebehart, Amanda Grange, and Sharon Lathan

Christmas at Pemberley by Regina Jeffers (2011)

Fitzwilliam Ebenezer Darcy by Barbara Tiller Cole (2011)

Jane Austen’s Christmas by Maria Hubert (1996)

Pemberley Celebrations by Kara Louise (2011)

OTHER EXCEPTIONAL BOOK IDEAS:

Austenatious Crochet by Melissa Horozewski (2011)  I love to crochet, and Jane Austen crafts sounds like like a brilliant idea!

Jane Austen Made Me Do It Edited by Laurel Ann Nattress (2011)  A perfect introduction to Austenesque literature for your friends!

In the Garden with Jane Austen and Tea with Jane Austen (2011) by Kim Wilson  Beautiful, informative decadent books that any Janeite will enjoy!

Persuasion: An Annotated Edition by Jane Austen, Edited by Robert Morrison (2011)  For all the romantic people you know…

 

 

 

 

 

APPAREL:

– I just love these two shirts I found on zazzle.com!



STATIONARY:

Some lovely cards and bookmarks created by Masha Laurence of Antique Fashionista were featured in the Austenesque Extravaganza giveaway this year.  And there are so many more to be found in Masha’s etsy shop.  Here’s some of the ones I greatly admire and secretly want for myself!  Aren’t they just so beautiful?

UNIQUE TREASURES:

I heard about Bingley’s Teas Limited on the blogsphere a while back, but never really checked them out.  Until now…Wow! Their Jane Austen Tea Series looks INCREDIBLE!  Not only do the blends sound delicious and soothing, but they match perfectly with the Jane Austen character for whom they are named.  A bag of any Jane Austen Tea Series blend is sure to be an excellent gift for a fellow Janeite who enjoys this aromatic brew, perhaps you should pair it with Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson?

What are my favorite blends?   Judging by their ingredients, these are the blends I am most eager to try.

Marianne’s Wild Abandon: “A blend of lively green and black teas with colorful flowers and passionate fruits that throw themselves together for a passionate combination! Candied fruits along with the vibrant flowers in this blend will entice you to run free and seek your heart’s desire.”- from bingleysteas.com

Longbourn Wedding Tea: “Sparkling Champagne flavor, Rose buds and Raspberry are dressed in a Lovely White Tea. Exquisite Silver Needle and pai mu tan white tea hold this blend that is sure to make a special moment whenever you share this tea! For very festive occasions, chill your Wedding tea with simple syrup and add to a glass of Champagne with rose petals.”- from bingleysteas.com

Wicked Wickham: “Dashing tart flavor with a candy like after taste in a humble white tea. A tea with so much charm it may lead you into temptation! The naturally withered, Pai Mu Tan White Tea and Pomegranate are both reported to have many anti-oxidant health benefits. Wicked Wickham, how bad could he be?” – from bingleysteas.com

Compassion for Mrs. Bennet’s Nerves: “A tisane of chamomile, peppermint, passion flower, rosehips, and lavender, sooth the most agitated of moments in a delicious cup. We recommend a touch of honey for added bliss!” – from bingleysteas.com

LOL!  It’s not every day that I pick Wickham and Mrs. Bennet over Elizabeth and Darcy!

 

Hope you found this list helpful for some Austenesque holiday gift ideas.

For more Austenesque gift ideas, check out:

A Jane Austen Holiday Wishlist 2009

 

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  6 Responses to “A Jane Austen Holiday Wishlist 2011”

  1.  

    Those teas look amazing. I am going to have to check them out, thanks for posting about them!

  2.  

    Jane Austen themed teas!! Where have you been all my life? Oh, my goodness, they sound wonderful! Thanks for posting about them (and all of your other holiday ideas, too!)

  3.  

    This is a fab list. I love Bingley Teas.

    Thanks for posting!

  4.  

    What great Austen-ish gift ideas!! And I LOVE that “good opinion” shirt… going to have to check that one out!! 😉

  5.  

    Amei essas sugestões de presentes!!!Eu mesma quero todas!!! 😀

  6.  

    How nice it is to see the teas included in your list. Bingley’s Teas is also giving away a free Darcy tee shirt for all orders of $50 or more until Sunday. the 18th as part of Jane Austen’s birthday week too!

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