Inspired by Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women, we’ve trawled the Internet to seek out a range of gifts for the folklore and fairy tale lover in your life. From the stunning to the quirky, we’re sure there’s at least one thing here that will thrill its recipient.
1. Baba Yaga pendant:
This pendant featuring an ammonite fossil is definitely eye-catching … and looking at it onscreen, there’s a definite sense that she’s watching. There’s wisdom in that gaze. It’s available here.
2. V for Vasilisa:
We loved these custom-designed typeface prints – especially the V for Vasilisa. The original illustration was created using pencil crayons, graphite, water colour crayons and white watercolour. Prints are available here and there are plenty of other fairy tale-inspired letters to choose from.
3. Katie Crackernuts’ bluebird
In Kate’s retelling of ‘Kate Crackernuts’ aka ‘Katie Crackernuts’, Katie gives a fairy child hazelnuts in exchange for a bluebird so she can save the young lord who’s exhausted from dancing all night, every night. This gorgeous pendant is a lovely reminder of freedom. Buy it here.
5. The Serpent Prince
A brave gardener’s daughter marries a giant serpent to save a prince. That’s a pretty big display of love and so is this solid, high grade silver vintage Indian snake chain belt. It’s not for everyone, but then again, neither is marrying a serpent! Available here.
A princess is kidnapped by an evil fairy and has only her dog, cat and a Rainbow prince to keep her company. But he only visits when the sky is cloudless. This crystal sun catcher is bound to bring colour and light into your days. Available here.
6. The Singing, Springing Lark
In her blog post titled The most gorgeous fairy tale books in the world, Kate recommends The Lady & The Lion (a version of ‘The Singing, Springing Lark’, retold by Laurel Long and Jacqueline K Ogburn) for its ‘utterly exquisite’ illustrations. Buy here.
6. The Stolen Child – shawl pin
In Kate’s retelling of ‘The Stolen Child’, a young woman knits an otherworldly shawl and offers it to the faery folk who have stolen her baby. This antiqued silver plated brass pin with a Victorian-style design of a maiden and harp is a real beauty and would suit a delicate shawl. Available here.
7. The Toy Princess
For the puzzle-lover, why not check out this hand-cut, collectible wooden jigsaw puzzle. The image reminds us of Ursula in Kate’s retelling of The Toy Princess when she returns to the well-mannered but joyless kingdom of her birth. Buy the puzzle here.
8. Stories are made for recycling
We truly believe that we need to keep telling and writing stories to keep them alive. This beautiful leather-bound book journal includes illustrations and select “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” stories. You can order this or something like it here.
9. Quirky and cute
This fairy tale themed umbrella will definitely make its owner stand out in a crowd. Best of all, it’s not just for fashion – it can get wet! You can buy this here.
10. Tea time
How cute is this fairy tale themed tea cosy? Its creator says:
Fairies like to move about
From their world to our own
And when they come to visit ours
I want them to have a home
You can buy this here. Serve with your favourite tea pot and tea cup – you could even try the Fairy Tale blend from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Are you inspired? Let us know your favourite.
But wait, there’s more …
Pre-orders of Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women are now open and come with a free gift for the first 1000 orders.