10 Gifts for Charles Dickens Fans That Will Satisfy Their Great Expectations
Major Works of Charles Dickens Box Set
Let's start with the most obvious. Every Charles Dickens fan is a fan for one reason—his writings. And while most fans might already have their own copies, it's probably not as nicely presented as this. The boxed set includes Great Expectations, Hard Times, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Bleak House, and A Tale of Two Cities with foil-stamped designs, bound in a colorful linen case designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels for Amazon Kindle
While it's easy to assume that most Charles Dickens fans would rather read on the old paper, we are also in a time where some technological advancements are just stupidly hard to pass up on. The Amazon Kindle, for example, or any electronic book reader. Case in point, for only [PRICE], you get all of Mr. Dickens' major works—in one convenient, pocketable device. Imagine that. Just make sure they own a Kindle. But hey, if they love reading, they probably already do.
Charles Dickens Bust
If you know someone who is knee-deep in their adulation for one of history's most renowned English writers, you might want to consider this display bust. These are 3D printed on light, acrylic material so you can expect utmost quality and consistency. It may not be an authentic sculpture but hey, it does not break even if you drop it. But don't do that to Mr. Dickens. Available in 3 sizes with the largest one standing 9.5 inches tall. Click here to check it out.
Dickens Novels Coasters
If you are looking for something truly unique and unexpected to give to a Dickens fan, then these coaster set is definitely it. I mean, who would expect to see coasters featuring some of the Victorian era author's novels. Six coasters in all so we have Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, plus his profile. Made from high-density fiberboard protected by a glossy finish.
A Christmas Carol LEGO® Tribute
Any Dickens fan who've had a decent-enough childhood would enjoy this LEGO® tribute set. It contains 333 pieces in all, and has a book platform that does a lot of things (you can open the book in the middle for an even bigger platform). And of course, you have the mini figures—Ebenezer Scrooge, of course, with his always-miserable look, Bob Cratchit, and his son Tiny Tim. Highly rated product, this one. Check out the reviews from the product page.
Charles Dickens Mugs
What the Dickens Coffee Mug
For any Dickens fan, what better way is there to enjoy their morning brew with this kickass Dickens coffee mug. Those were drinking days, and most men drank hard. — A Tale of Two Cities, Book 2 Chapter 5. Well, in this case they can drink all the coffee or tea they want. Actually, they can drink whatever they want from this mug, who cares. Check out this awesome mug featuring one of the greatest novelists the world has ever known. Click here.
Charles Dickens Author Profile Mug
For our next mug, we have a simple Charles Dickens author profile on a coffee mug. Why? We're not entirely sure, but it seems to have to do something about coffee and reading. Oh right, those two go together. So the next time you or your gift receiver chills with a cup and a classic book, at least they get to learn more about their favorite Victorian era author. Approximately 9.5 centimeters tall with a 10-ounce capacity. Click here to check it out.
Dickens' Dream Mug
Charles Dickens's Dream. There's an interesting story to this one. Robert William Buss (1804-1875) was hired by Dickens's publishers to provide two illustrations for The Pickwick Papers after the original illustrator, Robert Seymour, committed suicide. The publishers were not so pleased with the illustrations so they gave the job to someone else. But Buss remained a lifelong admirer of Dickens, which is evident in this watercolor painting of the author surrounded by the characters he created. And now you can have the amazing artwork in this cool mug.
Charles Dickens Village Series
Scrooge and Marley House Building
Probably the most iconic piece in the Dickens village collection is the house building of Scrooge and Marley. After all, A Christmas Carol is probably out there on top in terms of popularity because of its universal theme-ness (if that's even a word). This building display stands a little less than 10 inches tall and is designed and hand-painted by the artists of Department 56. Includes light bulb and cord. Click here to check it out.
Up next we have another important character (or group of characters) from A Christmas Carol. The Cratchits, an impoverished but hardworking and warmhearted family inspires us to look at the real definition of a home. The eight of them (6 children) may be cramped in this smallish house, but that does not matter so long as they have food and are together for every meal. Stands 9.5 inches tall and is also lit; set comes with the bulb and cord.
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