Gifts with Shakespeare themes are easy to buy or not to buy. These are 8 Christmas gifts for Shakespeare lovers starting at just one dollar.
Hamlet Finger Puppet Shakespeare Gifts: The play’s the thing when you’ve got finger puppets. Little Shakespeare fans will be delighted with this set including Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius, and Gertrude, plus a playbill with production ideas. The box doubles as a theater for the magnetized puppets. ($20.95)
Poetry Magnets with Shakespeare Themes: Adorn your refrigerator with your own verse using 240 Bard-inspired word magnets. It’s a great family Christmas gift that provides years of entertainment. ($12.95)
Mug with Shakespeare Theme Insults: Help a coworker lighten up at the next staff meeting. This mug is printed all over with Elizabethan-style insults for babbling boils and other workplace menaces. ($11.95)
To Be or Not To Be Necklace: For the Shakespeare scholar or anyone who’s feeling indecisive, this sterling silver necklace has a pendant printed with the famous quote hanging from an 18 inch chain. Instead of flipping a coin, you could spin the pendant around to make up your mind. ($38)
Shakespeare Pot Belly: This miniature figurine looks less serious than a bust and has a hidden compartment for rings or other mementos under his head. It’s 2 inches tall and cast in hand painted marble. ($16.95)
Teachers Toolkit Shakespeare Gifts: This kit is great for the homeschooler or teacher who wants to introduce the Bard to their kids. All the contents come recommended by teachers nationwide including texts of selected plays, a handbook, DVDs of performances by 5th grade students and professional actors, and a flash drive with podcasts, images, lesson plans and more. ($75)
Shakespeare Theme Fortune Cookies: If you’re tired of the same old fortunes, these cookies have famous quotes from the plays and the sonnets. They’re packaged to look like ordinary take-out in a pint-sized red cardboard container with 6 cookies inside. ($5.95)
Shakespeare Doll: Give your little Shakespeare fan this cuddly plush doll. It’s 12 inches tall and handsomely dressed in a frilly white shirt and black velvet. ($17)
Shakespeare Theme Temporary Tattoo: If you’ve only got a dollar, you can still buy a Shakespeare gift. These temporary tattoos are 2 by 2 inches with an image of the Bard’s face for the hip Shakespeare lover. ($1)
All these Shakespeare gifts come from the Folger Library in Washington DC where you can find lots of Christmas gifts with Shakespeare themes.