Theatre Lovers Holidays Gift Guide

Hedda House // Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Christmas shopping.

Gifts for Theatre lovers … that aren’t plays.

Hello fellow female playwright fans. It’s December (already!) and time for the crazy holidays season. To help you out with the, let’s face it, sometimes tricky theatre lover in your life I’ve compiled a little list of my pick of gifts with a theatrical theme.

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Let’s get cracking.


Support the while writing in style with this RSC Lipstick pen.
Hedda House Gift Guide // Support the RSC while writing in style with this Lipstick pen.

Feel like treating the girly girl in your life while supporting the RSC? How about writing in style with this Lipstick pen. It’s a ball point with blue ink and costs £1.50 via the RSC’s own website.


I’thy face T Shirt

Hedda House Gift Guide // I'Thy Face t shirt
Hedda House Gift Guide // I’Thy Face t shirt

This is a genuine quote from Ben Johnson’s ‘Bartholomew Fair’ (act V, in case you’re going looking for it).

And in the interests of transparency, this is a design I initially just made for myself because I liked it, and is now in my Cafepress shop. So I can also vouch for the quality of the fabric, it’s super soft. Price $23.99.


Playwright Mug

Know a playwright? I bet a mug stating “I never dreamed I would be a super cool playwright, but here I am, killing it!” would make their day. Price £10.99 (plus £3.00 p&p) on Amazon.

Aphra Behn tote

Hedda House Gift Guide // Aphra Behn library quote Tote bag.
Hedda House Gift Guide // Aphra Behn library quote Tote bag.

“That perfect tranquility if life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.”

Know someone who loves libraries and books as much as theatre? Then this Aphra Behn quote tote might just be your perfect choice. Price £8.99 and available from The Literary Gift Company.


Memorable quotations from playwrights of the past

Oh, okay, you caught me. I snuck in a book. You didn’t think I’d get through a whole Gift post without it. And it’s not technically cheating as it’s not a play. This Kindle ebook, compiled and edited by Carol A. Dingle will make a lovely virtual prezzy for the theatre lover who lives a long way away from you. Price £2.62, or free with kindleunlimited.


Writing Charm Bracelet

For the writer, perhaps even female playwright ?, in your life this silver, four charm bracelet would make the perfect thoughtful present. Priced at £29.03, it’s available in Amazon’s global store. But hurry, at the time of writing there are only four left for sale.

Dodie Smith earrings

Hedda House Gift Guide // Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle earrings.
Hedda House Gift Guide // Dodie Smith I Capture the Castle earrings.

A sweet pair of earrings featuring Dodie Smith’s ‘I Capture the Castle’ earrings. Available from The Literary Gift Company with the price tag of £16.00.

Agatha Christie pin

Hedda House Gift Guide // Agatha Christie Quote enamel badge/pin.
Hedda House Gift Guide // Agatha Christie Quote enamel badge/pin.

Show your love for the most successful female playwright if all time with this cute little badge (or pin, or whatever you choose to call them). Price £5.99 via The Literary Gift Company.

Toys and Games

Be a Broadway Star board game

Priced at $40 USD (but £58 forthose of us in the UK, both Amazon) it’s not a cheap option but for the star struck kid in your life could provide endless hours of entertainment. And dreaming.

Dance on Broadway wii game

Got a gamer to give to? Try this wii game, again from Amazon and priced at £9.15.

Subscriptions & Tokens

Or, there’s always the classic options of gift tokens or supporting a theatre by joining a membership programme.
Here are three ideas to get you started.

United Kingdom

National Theatre £80.


Manhattan Theater Club Prices start at $225 for a 3 Play package.

New Zealand

Auckland Theatre Company $370 for a full season pass.

Theatre Tokens

Which would you like to receive?





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