These Anne of Green Gables inspired gifts make the perfect present for any fan of L. M. Montgomery’s novels. Put them on your own wish list or gift them to a kindred spirit!
More often than not, we bookworms are proud of the books we love. I’m happy to identify myself as a fan of Dickens…Charlotte Bronte…Agatha Christie…Louisa May Alcott.
And L. M. Montgomery. Always Montgomery. I have a growing collection of her books, and they look good on my shelf. But I don’t simply leave them there. Year after year, Montgomery’s novels find their way into my reading repertoire. Thoroughly steeped as I am in her world of Prince Edward Island, a Montgomery-inspired gift is almost always a sure bet for me come Christmas or birthday time!
If you have an Anne fan in your life (or you are one yourself!) see if one of these gift ideas is a good fit. I’m asking for #4 myself(: And more of #6!
9 Gift Ideas for Fans of Anne of Green Gables
1. The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook by Kate Macdonald
This is a gorgeous cookbook, full of photographs and illustrations, and written by L. M. Montgomery’s granddaughter. You’ll find recipes from three of the Anne books, as well as a few from Montgomery’s own kitchen. Note: This was originally published in the ’80s, but this new version is expanded!
A boxed set of the 8 complete Anne books actually isn’t too expensive! The one I pictured here is currently only $26 on Amazon. If you know someone who loves Anne but hasn’t read the full series, this will be a treat…all of the books are wonderful!
Blueberries grow wild on Prince Edward Island, so you can picture yourself there while you sip this tea and read Montgomery’s books!
4. The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables by Catherine Reid
This one’s on my Christmas list! Released just this year (2018), the book takes you on a visual journey of Prince Edward Island. The author explores the life of Montgomery through her journals, scrapbooks, and photographs, giving you a deeper appreciation both for her and for Anne. It’s the next best thing to visiting the Island in person.
5. A bookish, Anne-inspired candle
I was doing a little browsing, and apparently Anne Shirley has inspired quite a few candle makers! There’s this raspberry cordial scented candle with 90 hours of burn time, an Avonlea candle, and a “kindred spirits” candle. A bookworm like Anne might also enjoy a bookstore-scented candle!
6. Other novels by L. M. Montgomery
Unlike some of the other authors I love (i.e. Charlotte Bronte!) Montgomery was quite prolific. She has many other captivating novels and short story collections that are a treat for any Anne fan. There’s the Emily trilogy, two Pat of Silver Bush novels, and a few stand-alones such as Jane of Lantern Hill (which I reviewed over here). For short story collections, check out The Road to Yesterday, which features stories about the Blythe’s neighbours, and Among the Shadows, which deals in ghostly and supernatural tales.
Many of Montgomery’s books have gotten new editions lately, and there are some gorgeous covers to choose from! I’m one of those readers who finds book covers important, so I definitely take those aesthetics into consideration. Some of the new covers capture their contents perfectly; although I do have a soft spot for the old Mass Market paperbacks I grew up with! Browse editions on Amazon to see which ones evoke the stories for you.
8. A journal
A beautiful, whimsical journal is an apt gift for anyone who shares Anne’s love of writing. If you haven’t seen them before, take a look at the gorgeous journals from Peter Pauper Press. They definitely look like something Anne would’ve cherished to record all her imaginings. This one is a reproduction of a 1905 bookbinding (Anne was published in 1908). This one looks like a moonlit walk down Lover’s Lane, and this one is summer on the Island.
Note: These journals are not officially Anne themed, they just remind me of Montgomery’s heroines!
9. An Anne of Green Gables art print
Etsy has so many lovely Anne-themed art prints and quotes! There’s one that looks like a vintage travel poster, and here’s a silhouette that contains the entire text of the novel as the backdrop! I also love this dreamy cherry tree print.
More blog posts for Anne fans:
The Day I Realised All I Wanted Was Green Gables (a reflection post on my other blog, Richly Rooted)