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A Persuasion ladies gift guide: 10 gifts for 10 ladies

What would you choose as gifts for your Persuasion gal pals? See what Northanger Soapworks chose for them! #janeausten

I am going shopping for all the women in Persuasion.

After all, these women are in my thoughts constantly for inspiration and laughs (and without so much as a by-your-leave!!) so they deserve nothing less than a thoughtful gift in return.

To the ladies of Persuasion–these gifts are for you!

  1. To Mrs. Mary Musgrove (née Elliot), I would give a bar of The Waters of Bath. The eucalyptus and tea tree herbal refresh will perk her right up. She’ll be volunteering to go on long walks in no time!
  2. Anne Elliot must be given her namesake soap, naturally.
  3. Mrs. Clay is mad for lotion (you remember the Gowland’s lotion that carried away her freckles?). She would adore the lavender water scent of Barton Cottage body lotion. I’m very torn between giving her that or Face in the Fire facial bar to soothe any damage done by the horrid Gowland’s!
  4. Elizabeth Elliot needs to relax in a major way. Raspberry vanilla bath salts for her!
  5. Mrs. Musgrove of Uppercross must have something lavish–the Pemberley in Pink gift set 💟 for a warm-hearted woman.
  6. Mrs. Croft. Oh…you are my favorite so I’ll give you my current favorite bar, Lovers’ Vows.
  7. Lady Russell deserves my most regal soap, The Chimneypiece.
  8. Henrietta Musgrove goes on a long walk to get her man. She should have A Proper Wedding (without the irony, of course!)
  9. Louisa Musgrove should have this four balm gift set so she looks kissable as she convalesces.
  10. Mrs. Smith should have beautiful things to make her home delightful to be in as she stays in most of the time. This Pemberley in Pink candle and a lavender Pemberley’s Closet beeswax sachet will be just the thing.

Do you agree with my selections? What would you choose instead? Tell me your suggestions in the comments 💕📝.

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Jane Austen Gift Guide: Christmas 2018. Eleven+ things you need!

This Jane Austen Gift Guide covers all your bases for handmade or unique gifts for the Jane Austen lover. Enjoy shopping this year and we hope this guide helps!

You need the perfect Christmas gift for the Jane Austen lover in your life, but where to start? One of the privileges of being a Jane Austen soapmaker is meeting other Jane Austen makers who have an array of lovely and unique products. I’ve compiled a curated list of unique items that I’ve found and delighted in. If what I’ve linked to is sold out, most of these shops have an abundance of other Jane Austen and literary inspired items sure to soothe the soul.

The list totals eleven items (and a couple extras I snuck in), but I could have gone on with more! I hope you enjoy perusing them! All are unique and most handmade.

  1. Lively Lines Poster. A delightful poster full of words from Jane Austen’s novels and letters. Available from Uncommon Goods.
    Lively Lines by Jane Austen from Uncommon Goods
  2. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy Worry doll set, available from House of Worry Dolls on Etsy. These can come as ornaments too! With so many literary inspired figures in this shop you are sure to find something.Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Worry dolls by houseofworrydolls on etsy
  3. Watercolor with Jane Austen quote, available from Lucy in the Sky on Etsy. Features a favorite quote of mine.Watercolor House with quote from Jane Austen, by ShopLucyinthesky on etsy
  4. This embroidered art featuring Sense and Sensibility is a one of of kind piece from EttinMoor on Etsy. She has several other embroidered pieces inspired by Jane Austen in her shop.Embroidered Sense and Sensibility Frame, by EttinMoor on etsy
  5. Mary Musgrove’s Restorative bar soap. A wintery herbal soap inspired from Persuasion, by Northanger Soapworks. (that’s me!) So many other Jane Austen inspired bath products are in the shop too.Are you feeling terrrrribly ill? Mary Musgrove knows just how you feel. In lieu of Anne Elliot to cure us of our ailments, a breath of this in a hot shower will perk you right up! The perfect Jane Austen gift for a Lady.
  6. Pride and Prejudice map by Pemberley Pond on Etsy. Such a fun and whimsical item.Pride and Prejudice map, by Pemberley Pond on etsy
  7. Pride and Prejudice Literary Handbag, by Enjoy the Traffic on EtsyJane Austen handbag by EnjoyTheTraffic on etsy
  8. Longbourn Wedding Tea, by Bingley’s Teas. This company has so many Jane Austen concoctions, you’ll be kept very warm indeed!Longbourn Wedding tea by Bingley's Teas
  9. Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark, by Carrot Top Paper Shop on Etsy. So many lovely things in this shop I want them all!Elizabeth Bennet Bookmark by Carrot Top Paper Shop on etsy
  10. Regency Jockey Bonnet by Thomas Fortin Creative on Etsy. I have been so impressed with the quality workmanship and detail of these bonnets. Thomas Fortin Bonnet
  11. Mr. Darcy Art Print christmas ornament, by Antique Fashionista on Etsy. Such beautiful art prints.Mr. Darcy Christmas ornament, by Mashalaurence etsy shop


This gift guide isn’t book focused but I had to mention two new books that have come out this fall that I look forward to reading. The first is Rational Creatures, a new anthology with sixteen stories of Austen’s heroines. The second is Praying with Jane: 31 days through the prayers of Jane Austen. I’m so excited for them both!

Happy shopping to you all! I hope this guide has been helpful to those looking for just the right gift. If you are looking for more ideas, check out my Jane Austen gifts Pinterest board!

Yours ever,

Lady Laura