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Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

Black Friday traditionally marks the first shopping day for Christmas, and to help you find the perfect Elizabethan or Renaissance gifts, I've compiled a list of stores and items that would be perfect for the ones you love.

The Shakespeare Folger Library is not only the largest source of Shakespeare's work, but they also have a fantastic museum shop (see
here) with Shakespeare themed items or Elizabethan items. Here's some of my favorites below:

Henry VIII and His Disappearing Wives Mug

"We Are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made of" pillow

Queen Elizabeth Sieve Poster

The British National Portrait Galley is another great museum, and also has another great museum gift shop (see here), some things they offer:

Great Music from the Court of Elizabeth I

Music for the Six Wives of Henry VIII [I own this and it is great, highly recommend!]

The National Portrait Galley Book of Tudors

Postcards: 16th Century portraits [including Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I, and Richard III]

And of course I couldn't forget my favorite store, Etsy! I've found many great things there over the past few years and here's some of my favorites:

Elizabethan Ruff: Sonnet to Delia

Tudor French Hood

Anne Boleyn "B Necklace" shirt

For those who want to give a gift to the younger children, here are some items to think about:

Queen Elizabeth Barbie

Princess of Portuguese Empire Barbie

Renaissance 'Go Fish'

Medici vs. Strozzi Board Game

And Finally, the fun and quirky gifts for just about anyone (from

Quill pen and ink set

Catapult and Trebuchet kit

BBQ sword

Sword Handle Umbrella

Happy Shopping!

1 comment:

  1. Lol at the disappearing wives mug. Great gifts, Emma! :D