We’ve got five Shakespeare-themed Christmas gift ideas for you, selected from the Folger shop and all under $20. Find something for your friends, your family members, or yourself! (And if you want more ideas, see our nine present picks from last year.)
1. Great Shakespeare Deaths Card Game
From the celebrated comedy ensemble Spymonkey and acclaimed illustrator Chris Riddell, this hilariously morbid (and informative!) card game has players compare stats such as PITEOUSNESS and DRAMATIC QUALITY while having a lark with everyone’s favorite Shakespearean construct, the amazing deaths.
2. Sonnet 18 T-shirt
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.”
This t-shirt has a heart design created using Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.
3. “Life Is Ruff” Mug
This handsome mug features an image taken from the Zuccaro Shakespeare, which we now know wasn’t painted by Federico Zuccaro and the sitter was not Shakespeare, but it’s still a fine mug with an inscription that just sums it all up. The original painting (part of the Folger collection) is featured in the exhibition Painting Shakespeare, on view at the Folger through February 11, 2018.
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