So, here are some gifts that I, in my limited expert experience on the subject, think that a Gail Carriger fan would really enjoy. Just getting into the spirit of the season.
Gifts for the Gail Carriger Fan
Parasol Straws ($3.50).
Octopus Cookie Cutter ($5).
Octopus necklace ($7) for any member of the OBO who doesn’t want to get a tattoo.
Octopus Bottle Stopper ($12) for those who prefer wine over tea.
1800s Balloon Art Airship Stainless Steel ID or Cigarettes Case ($14). This is the airship design that the Flywaymen air dinghies are based off of in the Finishing School series.
Or if you’re buying for a big OBO Madame Lefoux fan, the same company makes versions of this case with octopus on the cover.
Lace overlay parasol (not good for rain) $16, come in range of colors.
Wonderful Ocean Octopus Nightlight ($18) that I might have to buy for my office. So cuts! Perhaps Rue had one of these while a child.
Mademoiselle Geraldine’s preferred Tea Cozy ($11). Let the tiny cakes fly!
Tentacles Wall Decal Sticker ($30).
Lucky Ladybug Shaped Teapot ($18). For Primrose to serve tea aboard the Spotted Custard.
My favorite tea, Twinings 1706 Strong ($12).
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
Your Moment of Parasol . . .
|Francisco Goya (Spanish artist, 1746-1828) The Parasol|
Your Infusion of Cute . . .
|Millinery prints (1891 – 1896) by G. Gonin (France, active late 19th century)
Image and text courtesy LACMA. Costume and Textiles
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Deep Sea Robots Livestream Ocean Floor Landscapes, Creatures
Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
A Literary History of Dot, Dot, Dot
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