For the make up aficionado: This Etsy store called the LBCC Historical Authentic Cosmetics & Apothecary carries a really cool line of historical makeup. It has been researched to use authentic and natural ingredients, and they work too! Check out their Etsy store here.
For the jewelry lover: Every Austen fan wants to wear this moment of Pride & Prejudice close to their heart. Check out this adorable necklace by CSLiteraryJewelry or the other pieces in their shop.
For the binge watcher: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a youtube series created in 2012-13 and is a fantastic modernized adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. Get your dose of Jane Austen set in modern day in entertaining 5 minute increments! If you watch the DVDs, I guarantee a binge watching session of extreme proportions. Buy the DVD set here.
For the academic: For the historically minded Austen fan, check out "The Annotated Pride and Prejudice" which brings a greater depth and understanding of the work to modern audiences. For the mathematically minded, check out "Jane Austen, Game Theorist," which explains game theory using Austen's works.
For the tea drinker: Be sure to visit Bingley's Teas for a full selection of Jane Austen inspired teas. All of your favorite Austen characters have a special tea created just for them, including sassy blends like "Compassion for Mrs. Bennet's Nerves" and "Lydia Had More Fun."
For the collector: This beautiful cloth-bound set of Jane Austen novels looks pretty on your bookshelf, coffee table, or pretty much anywhere. It includes all six of Austen's novels and the full set is available at Juniper Books.
For the fiction fan: There are a lot of great Pride and Prejudice adaptions out there, but one I really enjoyed this year puts a modern spin on the classic story. Check out "First (Wrong) Impressions" by Krista D. Ball. This is the story of Lizzy’s quest for happiness, security, and love in the 21st century.
For the t-shirt lover: Nothing says Pride & Prejudice fan quite like an "I heart Darcy" shirt. Declare your love for that proud, disagreeable man by wearing him boldly on your chest. This shirt design from Customized Girl is available in many colors, shirt types, and sizes.
For those in good humour: Maybe the critics didn't love the movie adaptation of Austenland but I laughed out loud in the theater many times! Starring Kerri Russell, Jennifer Coolidge, and the super dreamy JJ Field, an Austen fan who loves to laugh will enjoy Austenland.
For the Darcy obsessed: For the Pride & Prejudice fan who simply must marry Mr. Darcy, now you can! Marrying Mr. Darcy: The Pride and Prejudice Card Game is a light strategy card game where players take on the roll of one of the unmarried ladies from the novel. You must work to improve yourself by gaining accomplishments, attending events, and using your cunning to your advantage. One lucky lady might get a proposal from Mr. Darcy! Easily played by both novice gamers and players who have never read the book, Marrying Mr. Darcy is a fun time for everyone!
Happy black Friday everyone! If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the Janeite in your family or circle of friends, look no further! Whether they love Jane Austen or are obsessed with Mr. Darcy, you'll find our favorite picks for your holiday present needs in 2014.
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