As a lover of all things classic literature, I couldn’t help myself with this gift guide. There is something about the classics that just never really get old. They are truly stepping stones for all of the books we have now. You’ll look through this list and there will unapologetically be quite a bit of gothic classics, but hey, it’s who I am. I won’t forget you classic romance lovers, though. There’s a little something here for all the classic literature lovers. Pick something up for yourself too! We won’t tell.
The holidays just feel classic, don’t they? I can’t describe it, but it’s true. Getting cozy in your favorite blanket with a classic novel– Nothing can compare. Per usual, I love supporting small businesses especially around the holidays, so all of these gifts are from Etsy. Make someone’s holiday by supporting their work!
1. Bram Stoker’s Dracula & Library Card Necklace
I’m struggling to not buy everything I’ve placed into this article. How cute is this library card necklace of Bram Stoker’s Dracula? It would really complete the vibe while your classic literature lover reads this gothic novel. I vote that you buy them the book and necklace– Just to be safe! This necklace is only $33 from Retold79’s Etsy shop. Get yours in time for the holidays!
2. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice & Matching Tote Bag
I’m positive the classic literature lover in your life needs a classic book themed tote to carry around all their classic books! (How many times can we say classic in one article? The limit does not exist). If you haven’t noticed, I went the extra mile to pair a classic novel with a gift related to that novel. Camelsota’s Etsy shop offers many options for customizing– The tote comes in standard or large and gives the option for front print only or front and back. Get one for $19+. This Pride and Prejudice tote makes the perfect gift this holiday season.
3. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla & Gothic Enamel Pins
Who doesn’t want to wear a bunch of gothic themed enamel pins while they read one of the best vampire books of all time? Sorry Bram Stoker. Etsy seller, LiteraryEmporium, offers an abundance of gothic pins to choose from or you can get a bundle for $50. That classic literature lover you have in your life is sure to know all of these quotes.
4. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre & Matching Necklace
This quote necklace is iconic. Truly. The true Jane Eyre lover will scream when opening this during the holiday season! The necklace reads, “I am no bird and no net ensnares me.” With three chain lengths to choose from, this makes the perfect gift. Buy the book to go along with it just to show how much you appreciate them. You can never go wrong with an extra copy to highlight your favorite quotes!
5. Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights & Book Cover Poster
A favorite amongst all of us. It isn’t a secret. Wuthering Heights is unlike any classic out there. Select the color and dimension to complete any reading nook with this book cover poster from Etsy shop, AnthiLeoniDecor. At a price point starting at $15, go ahead and grab the book too!
6. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby & Themed Book Candle
How adorable is this book and gift pairing? If your classic literature lover can’t get enough of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, they must have this matching candle. There are three scents to choose from depending on what they like that include: Comfort Spice, Sea Breeze, and Vanilla Bean. If you ask me, Comfort Spice and Vanilla Bean sound perfect for the holidays.
7. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter & Matching Scarf
This Scarlet Letter themed scarf is so cute! Reading the classic novel is amazing, but what about being able to wear it around your neck during the holiday season? Nothing says cozy like a book themed scarf and for only $43, you can’t ask for better!
8. Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray & Gothic Literature Postcard Set
If I received one of these postcards, I think I would cry! Your classic literature lover will have so much fun sending these to the people in their life or maybe they could use them as bookmarks. The possibilities are endless! For $15, you get 12 handmade postcards and you support someone’s business. Can you think of anything better?
9. Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway & Virginia Woolf Book Covers Poster
Everyone loves Virginia Woolf and this poster of her classic book covers is a must for any reading nook. StudioPrintly offers this print in various sizes ranging from 8×10 to 24×36 depending on how much wall space you’re looking to fill. With pricing starting at $14, buy them the book to go with it.
10. Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth & Book Quote Sticker
Last but certainly not least, I paired Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth with a bookish sticker quote by the author. Everyone loves stickers! I don’t know about you, but I put stickers on everything– Especially bookish ones. SauceboxStickers offers various bookish stickers. This one in particular comes in different sizes ranging from two inches to five inches, which all vary in price.
I hope one or all of these gifts make it on your gift list, and luckily they won’t break the bank either!