My lovely friend and fellow contributor, Joli, recently posted an article highlighting some amazing bookish finds on Etsy. I mean, look at that gorgeous Sense and Sensibility clutch. But, what if you need to find a gift for someone who leans more toward Stoker than Austen? Well, in addition to Joli’s finds, I’ve compiled some of my favorite literary horror gifts on Etsy. (People in my life, please note, I want ALL OF THESE.)
The Raven By Poe Book Scarf
Passersby will know how moody and tormented you are while you bury your head in a book at a coffee shop, your neck wrapped with the immortable words of Edger Allan Poe’s The Raven.
Classic Monsters Set – Large Book Cover Posters
So, these are large 300dpi downloadable images, which means you can print them out however you want, and you get the images instantly. Personally, I love the setup shown in the below picture. Get them printed, frame them, and have a constant conversation starter in your room. “Oh, I see you are admiring my monster posters. Do you have an opinion on monsters?” See? Instant conversation.
I want, nay, NEED these bookends. Nothing would complete my collection of favorite horror novels (which includes The Shining) better than flanking them with these.
Frankenstein Quote Bracelet
Frankenstein is as much a tragedy as it is a horror novel, and it is an absolute classic with powerful writing as evidenced by the quote stamped into this bracelet: “Beware, for I am fearless and therefore powerful.”
We Have Always Lived in the Castle – Book Locket
This one is super exciting for me. Not only am I currently working on a collaborative illustration project based off of the work of Shirley Jackson right now, but this is also my very favorite book of all time. If you haven’t read “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson, stop what you are doing and read it now. This particular Etsy store is run by a full-time librarian who also crafts these lovely lockets.