Last Updated on December 27, 2021
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Because giving really is one of the best parts of the season, our gift guide is also a giveaway. While all the items here can be purchased individually, we’ve grouped them into 12 bundles for our giveaway, for 12 winners, in honor of the 12 days of Christmas.
We know it has been a hard year for many, so for the gift guide this year, we’ve rounded up gifts that will bring lots of comfort and joy. We wish you both, and the best of luck in the giveaway – our biggest ever!
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Gifts For Fans of Period Dramas & Classic Literature
1) They Burn for “Bridgerton”
We’ve found the nicest gifts for fans of the Netflix hit series “Bridgerton,” and just in time for the second season.
I Burn For You Duke of Hastings Candle: We know that “Bridgerton” fans will be missing the Duke in Season 2, so here’s a way to keep him in the show. This soy wax “Smells Like the Duke of Hastings” candle is free from additives or dyes, has a 100% braided cotton wick, and comes in a white glass container that is double painted with a wooden lid. The scent? Bourbon Brown Sugar, with a light orchid undertone. Bold and smooth, like the Duke himself. Get yours now.
The Tea Will Spill Lady Whistledown Sweatshirt: Season 2 of “Bridgerton” is on the way, and one thing is for sure… the tea will spill! Be ready in this super cute sweatshirt bound to keep you comfy episode after episode. It’s a pre-shrunk, classic fit that’s made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel and reduced pilling. Get yours now.
The Tea Will Spill Mug: Fill with your favorite brew, and hold on tight: “Bridgerton” promises to be rather exciting in Season 2. Get yours now.
Do Not Disturb I’m Binge Watching Bridgerton Socks: “Bridgerton” fans take watching the romantic period drama very seriously, and these socks will playfully remind everyone not to interrupt. Get yours now.
2) They Feel Cozy with the Brontes
Know someone who is tight with the Bronte sisters? These gifts are just for them.
Team Bronte Mug: We all like Austen, but in truth, some of us are Team Bronte. This mug celebrates the excellence of Charlotte Bronte, every day. Get yours now.
Bronte Sisters Unisex Hoodie with Emily, Anne, and Charlotte: Everyone needs a cozy go-to hoodie to curl up in, so go for one that’s soft, smooth, and lets the world know you love the Bronte sisters. It’s the perfect choice to wear while watching period dramas like “Wuthering Heights” and “Jane Eyre” on those cooler evenings. Get yours now.
Bronte & Austen Literary Bookmarks: These lovely bookmarks are handmade in Cork, Ireland, and the full set of five include quotes from Austen and the Brontes, like “I would always rather be happy than dignified,” and “I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free… “ Get yours now.
3) They Can’t Get Enough of PBS
It’s hard to go wrong with giving a British period drama fan any of the following DVDs and books, because PBS Masterpiece does drama and mystery right!
All Creatures Great & Small (Season 1): It’s 1937 and Glasgow is in the grip of depression. James Herriot, fresh out of veterinary college, moves to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales for work, and soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners. Get yours now.
Grantchester (Season 6): 1958: Rev. Will Davenport relishes his role as a firebrand vicar, willing to challenge conventions to help people. But this puts him at odds with his own ideals when Leonard Finch is caught up in a scandal. With new crimes around every corner, and morality and legality at loggerheads, it’s going to take all of Will’s skill and empathy to navigate these choppy waters and help the ones he loves. Get yours now.
Grantchester Books 1 & 2: For anyone who has watched the period drama, but hasn’t read the books, gift them the introduction on the page to Sidney Chambers, a 32-year-old bachelor, vicar of Grantchester, and amateur sleuth. Get yours now.
Agatha Triple Feature: “Agatha and The Truth of Murder,” “Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar,” and “Agatha and the Midnight Murders”: These films, shown on PBS, imagine what might have happened to the author Agatha Christie. Get yours now.
Home Fires (Seasons 1 & 2): “Home Fires” tells the story of a rural English town on the verge of World War II. As two powerful women struggle to put aside their differences in The Women’s Institute, a community learns to unite amidst the chaos and uncertainty of wartime. A heartwarming story of courage, friendship, and holding onto light in our darkest moments. Get yours now.
Murder on the Home Front: Set during the London Blitz of 1940, “Murder on the Home Front” is a vibrant, original crime drama. This is a world where people live life in the moment. It is also a world where criminals can use the blackout and devastation to hide their darkest activities. As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs, below people are literally getting away with murder. Get yours now.
4) For the Tea-Drinking Jane Austen Fan
An Austen fan who also drinks tea? Pretty much every Austen fan, ever. Give them the gift of many afternoons of the good company of tea served in their new favorite mugs.
Austenite Tea Bundle: Spoil your favorite Janeite with three tea blends designed to sip while watching her most beloved books and period dramas. Inspired by Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility, these blends (Organic Rooibos with Chamomile and Peppermint, Loose Leaf Green Sencha Tea, Loose Leaf Puerh Tea) will make the watch — or read — all the more enjoyable. Featuring Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy and one of the Dashwood sisters. (Elinor and Marianne take turns to appear on the label.) Get yours now.
Lizzie Bennet Mug: This mug pictures Elizabeth Bennet reading a book – maybe it’s Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Seems she’s stumbled on Caroline Bingley’s words “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” Get yours now.
Mr. Darcy Mug: Who wouldn’t be warmed by this “Pride and Prejudice” inspired mug featuring a most ardent Mr. Darcy? Get yours now.
5) For the Adventuress
While you can’t shop the mystery box, you can enter to win it in our giveaway. It will make a lovely gift for you, or someone you love.
The Mystery Box: “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” Or, seek adventure in our giveaway with a leap into the unknown. Straight from Willow and Thatch’s personal collection: a mystery box of period dramas on DVD, historical novels, and classics we think you’ll love. Some may have been previously enjoyed.
6) For the Romantic
Know someone who thinks swooning should come back into style? Here are two gifts fit for the most romantic of romantics.
Pride & Prejudice Bracelet: Choose from 3 Different Quotes, in German Silver: This 6” x 1/4″ cuff bracelet comes in a choice of three different quotes from Pride & Prejudice: “You have bewitched me body and soul.” “You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you.” or “Completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.” No matter which you pick, it will shine, in German silver. Get yours now.
Literary Love Postcard Set – Quotes About Love: Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, L. M. Montgomery… This set of 6 postcards with literary quotes about love would be beautiful framed, showcased on the fridge, or could be mailed along with some handwritten cheer. No matter which, they are just the gift for the romantic in your life. All swoon-worthy, from Bronte’s “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own,” to Alcott’s “Love is a great beautifier,” and Austen’s “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” Get yours now.
7) They’d be Most Happy with Anne Boleyn
Maybe she’s a history buff, maybe she loves the Tudors. Either way, these gifts will make her the most happy.
The Most Happy Anne Boleyn Mug: Start the day with “The Most Happy” coffee or tea. The perfect mug for every Anne Boleyn fan! Choose from a black or yellow handle/liner color. Get yours now.
Anne Boleyn Tudors Linen Tea Towel: This linen Anne Boleyn Tudors Tea Towel features a design based on a vintage engraving of Anne Boleyn, and on the back is her signature and the Tudor rose. Get yours now.
Henry VIII and his Six Wives Drink Coasters: Sip in style fit for a queen with these vibrantly colored illustrations from Colouring History: Tudor Queens and Consorts and Colouring History: The Tudors. Eight coasters in a set include illustrations of Henry VIII, Katherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, Katherine Parr, and the Tudor Rose. Get yours now.
8) They’d Rather Be at Green Gables
Who wouldn’t rather be at Green Gables? This bundle has everything required to transport any “Anne of Green Gables” fan to the place of her dreams while staying cozy at home.
GazeboTV: Gazebo is the exclusive streaming home for the beloved period dramas “Anne of Green Gables,” “Road to Avonlea,” “Wind At My Back” — and many other family friendly period-set titles — from Sullivan Entertainment. Gazebo lets the viewer purchase or rent just the titles they want to see, with no monthly fees. Watch on any device with an internet connection via an internet browser, and with Roku, AppleTV, iOS or Chromecast. (Our giveaway winner will receive a code for $50 credit for rental or purchase of titles of their choice.) Get yours now / See available titles.
Green Gables Mug: Have your favorite beverages in this mug featuring a watercolor rendering of Green Gables by artist Diane Henderson and the Montgomery quote “When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.” Get yours now.
Avonlea Afternoon Loose Leaf Tea: And to go in your new mug? A strong and fragrant Avonlea Afternoon Loose Leaf Tea, a blend of high elevation Ceylon and Keemun teas. Get yours now.
Anne of Green Gables Library Card Socks: Look smart in your Anne of Green Gables Library Card Socks, featuring card-holders of all your favorite characters from L.M. Montgomery’s cherished novel. Remember what it was like when you used to check out books at a local library and you wrote your name on the check-out card? These are just as fun. Get yours now.
Everyone can feel like a winner: use coupon code Willow&Thatch for 10% off “Anne of Green Gables” related products (and more) at Shop at Sullivan. And Willow and Thatch readers receive $10 off the “Anne of Green Gables Trilogy” by using the code WILLOWTHATCH at checkout at GazeboTV.
9) For the Stylish “Outlander” Fan
Do you need a gift for that special Sassenach? Or maybe you are you thinking “Say, could that lass be I?” because yes, it could be.
Romantic Scottish Luckenbooth Necklace: The Luckenbooth is one of the most romantic Scottish symbols of love dating back as far as the 17th century. This Luckenbooth necklace is offered with a choice of handmade velvet or tartan ribbon, and is finished with an extender chain and wee imitation pearl. Presented in a pretty white gift box finished with Sassenach ribbon, this lovely necklace makes a thoughtful gift for any “Outlander” fan or Scottish lass. Get yours now.
Claire’s Sassenach Brown Cowl Replica: This gorgeous, soft, hand-knitted cowl was made with the goal of getting it as close to the one worn on “Outlander” as possible, with a lot of testing done to duplicate the soft drape of Claire’s. While we suggest choosing the original TV version color – a rich, barley brown with flecks of cream, browns, and black to keep that homespun appearance – any color would be lovely as the 80/20 acrylic-wool blend yarns were all chosen specifically for their ability to have been reproduced using natural dyes for a more historic feel. This scarf style is SO soft, comfortable, squishy, and will keep you warm even on the coldest Scottish nights! Get yours now.
10) They Love Their British Tele
What to gift to that certain someone who loves British television, and the leading men who star in their romantic period dramas, mysteries, and other TV series.
British TV Star Mugs: Straight from the Lake District, come a series of mugs featuring some of our favorite leading men in British period dramas. Imagine having your morning cup of tea with Aidan Turner from “Poldark,” James Norton from “Grantchester,” Regé-Jean Page form “Bridgerton,” Hugh Bonneville form “Downton Abbey,” Colin Firth from “Pride and Prejudice,” Sam Heughan form “Outlander,” Alan Rickman from “Sense and Sensibility,” or Benedict Cumberbatch from “The Hollow Crown.” Who would you pick? Impossible question, so we are offering one winner their choice of two mugs. Get yours now.
Bingeworthy British Television Book: The Best Brit TV You Can’t Stop Watching is every Anglophile’s companion guide to the best British television – period dramas and beyond – to watch right now. In this guide you’ll learn everything about more than 100 of your soon-to-be-favorite programs, like how long it will take you to bingewatch each one, the most noteworthy performances of Brit actors and creators, must-know trivia, and suggestions for related viewing. Get yours now.
11) They Read the Books First
Some watch the period dramas first, others read the books that inspired them first. These gifts are our picks for the latter crowd.
Pemberley Library Card Throw Blanket: Cuddle up with a throw blanket that looks like a library card from Pemberley Library. The signatures are the names of the main characters in Jane Austen’s novel Pride & Prejudice. The first check-out date is the original publish date for the classic, and the last check-out date is the day Jane Austen died, and it seems that Elizabeth Bennet has written “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” on the card. Get yours now.
Literary Couples Bookmarks: Hold your reading place with these bookmarks inspired by literary couples from Pride and Prejudice, Bridgerton and Anne of Green Gables, in designs that echo romantic embraces from the books’ popular screen adaptations. The set of three includes Elizabeth and Darcy, Daphne and Simon, and Anne and Gilbert. Get yours now.
Pride and Prejudice Tote Bag: For books, for DVDs, for anything. This handy, durable tote bag with an inner pocket depicts Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, featuring a gold peacock design based on the original 1813 book cover drawn by Hugh Thomson. The back of the bag is decorated with the timeless quote: “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises with every attempt to intimidate me.” Get yours now.
Pride and Prejudice Notebook: Whether it’s for shopping lists, school notes or a record of all those romantic British period dramas you want to watch, this 118 page spiral notebook with ruled line paper is a perfect companion in everyday life. The durable Pride and Prejudice printed cover makes the owner proud to carry it everywhere. Get yours now.
12) For the “Anne With an E” Girl
You know someone who fell for the latest adaptation of “Anne of Green Gables.” There are “Anne With an E” gifts she’ll fall in love with too.
Ultimate Anne of Green Gables Vinyl Sticker Set: This set of adorable vinyl stickers are perfect for any “Anne” fan’s laptop, tablet, mirror, notebook or journal. Get yours now.
Anne With an E Unisex Hoodie: Inspired by the opening credits to “Anne With an E,” and Lucy Maud Montgomery quote from Anne of Windy Poplars “it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine.” The hooded sweatshirt is perfect to keep you warm and cozy throughout the winter or on cooler evenings when you need that little something extra, or for when you climb that tree, because, wouldn’t it be lovely? Get yours now.
Anne With an E Bookmarks: This set of 6 colorful, cute bookmark designs resemble the characters in the tv show “Anne With an E,” based on Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Get yours now.
The Period Drama Gift Guide Giveaway
ABOUT the GIVEAWAY: The giveaway is now CLOSED. Winners are listed at the end of this page in the cheat sheet. Please check your email and respond to let us know where to mail your goodies, and if there are size / style choices, to communicate those preferences with us.
Please read everything carefully before entering; entries that don’t follow the rules will be ineligible. There will be 12 winners, one for each numbered bundle in our gift guide.
US residents, age 18 an older are eligible to win all bundles 1 – 12. If you are from the US, you must mention that at the time of entry.
Residents of Canada, age 18 and older are eligible to win bundles 8 – 12, but not the others. If you are from Canada, you must mention that at the time of entry.
Residents of the UK, age 18 and older are eligible to win bundles 9 – 12, but not the others. If you are from the UK, you must mention that at the time of entry.
All winners will be chosen randomly, and will be announced here in the days following the close of the giveaway. Winners will also be emailed.
Giveaway opens Sunday, December 5, and ends Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 9:59 PM EST.
To ENTER the GIVEAWAY: For one chance to win, leave a comment below with your top 3 choices, by number, in order of preference. For example, if you are from the US and your top choices are the For the Stylish “Outlander” Fan, They’d Rather Be at Green Gables, and They Feel Cozy with the Brontes, you would comment “My choices are 9, 8, 2. I live in the US.”(It’s okay to add in personal comments too if you like.)
For a SECOND CHANCE to WIN, share this giveaway to one of your social networks like Pinterest, Facebook, etc. You must share it publicly, and comment in your entry where you shared it, so we can confirm that the post was shared. Using the above example, if you were Willow and Thatch, you could comment “My choices are 9, 8, 2. I live in the US. I publicly shared the giveaway on Twitter as @willowandthatch.” Be sure to insert your own name on the social platform instead of ours in the @ part!
Please note that comments are approved manually, so if you don’t see yours right away, that’s why. Enter just once, and please do so by starting a new comment, not by replying to someone else’s comment. If you are one of our winners, we will do our best to award you one of your choices, but if that is not possible we will select a different item from the guide for you. If you do not own a DVD player, please mention that so we can try to avoid awarding you the DVD bundles. If an item becomes unavailable at the close of the giveaway, we reserve the right to make a substitution.
Please remember to check here and your email the week of December 20 for the list of winners: a new winner will be chosen in the case that a winner fails to respond in 7 days time. Bundles will ship after Christmas.
Ready to make your top three bundle choices for the giveaway? Here’s a cheat sheet to help, and remember, bundles 1 – 12 are open to US, 8 – 12 to Canada, and 9 – 12 to the UK.
1) They Burn for “Bridgerton”: The Tea Will Spill Lady Whistledown Sweatshirt, The Tea Will Spill Mug, I Burn For You Duke of Hastings Candle, Do Not Disturb I’m Binge Watching Bridgerton. (Open to US Only) Winner: Kate Z.
2) They Feel Cozy with the Brontes: Bronte Sisters Unisex Hoodie, Team Bronte Mug, Bronte & Austen Literary Bookmarks Full Set of 5. (Open to US Only) Winner: Genny C.
3) They Can’t Get Enough of PBS: On DVD: All Creatures Great & Small (Season 1), Grantchester (Season 6), Agatha Triple Feature, Home Fires (Seasons 1 & 2), Murder on the Home Front. Books: Grantchester Books 1 & 2. (Open to US Only) Winner: Kayla V.O.
4) For the Tea-Drinking Jane Austen Fan: Austenite Tea Bundle, Lizzie Bennet Mug, Mr. Darcy Mug. (Open to US Only) Winner: Rachel W.
5) For the Adventuress: Mystery Box of period dramas on DVD, historical novels, and classics we think you’ll love. Some may have been previously enjoyed. (Open to US Only) Winner: Catherine C.
6) For the Romantic: 1 Pride & Prejudice Bracelet, Choose from 3 Different Quotes, in German Silver, Literary Love Postcard Set of 6. (Open to US Only) Winner: Allison G.
7) They’d be Most Happy with Anne Boleyn: Anne Boleyn Tudors Linen Tea Towel, Henry VIII and his Six Wives Drink Coaster Coaster Set, The Most Happy Anne Boleyn Mug. (Open to US Only) Winner: Yasmin O.
8) They’d Rather Be at Green Gables: GazeboTV $50 credit, Anne of Green Gables Library Card Socks, Green Gables Mug, Avonlea Afternoon Loose Leaf Tea. (Open to US and Canada Only) Winner: Doris A.
9) For the Stylish “Outlander” Fan: Romantic Scottish Luckenbooth Necklace, Claire’s Sassenach Brown Cowl Replica in choice of color. (Open to US, Canada, and UK only) Winner: Liza D.M.
10) They Love Their British Tele: Choice of 2 Brit TV Stars mugs, Bingeworthy British Television Book. (Open to US, Canada, and UK only) Winner: Deborah M.
11) They Read the Books First: Pemberley Library Card Throw Blanket, Pride and Prejudice Tote Bag, Pride and Prejudice Book Cover Notebook, Literary Couples Bookmarks Set of 3. (Open to US, Canada, and UK only) Winner: Teresa W.
12) For the “Anne With an E” Girl: Anne With an E Unisex Hoodie, Anne With an E Bookmarks Set of 6, Ultimate Anne of Green Gables Vinyl Sticker Set of Five Pieces. (Open to US, Canada, and UK only) Winner: Nicole S.
Phew! Good luck everyone. And while you are looking for that perfect something, we hope you’ll also explore Willow and Thatch’s Jane Austen Period Drama Adaptations merchandise, and the period-inspired products from our Lovely Things Shop. Thank you!
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