I’ve been collecting further ideas for Swallows and Amazons presents.
Kate Lowe of Bagsymefirst has brought out these pocket mirrors carefully made form re-cycled book pages.
Kate also makes a handbags out of old books – and will make up your favourite. She says, ‘The last one was made for a bridesmaid at a sailing-themed wedding.’ Please click here for her sales site.
While a DVD of a film or a book makes a good present, the illustrator Jago Silver has brought out some wonderful Swallows and Amazons notebooks perfect for keeping a ship’s log:
as well as inspiring enamel mugs in two designs:
Jago’s other nautical mugs and and limited edition screen prints, which you can spot on his website here.
The Nancy Blackett Trust have a shop, the proceeds of which go towards the upkeep of Arthur Ransomes’s favourite little ship. Their new items including beautiful coffee mugs and lovely tea towels – can be viewed by clicking here.
If you know anyone who has pierced ears you can find appropriate Literary Gifts here They also sell Swallow broaches.
‘Little bookish things can make up pendants featuring your favourite book cover, please click here for the site. There are cufflinks, pendants and makeup bags can be found on Esty here. They also had these little dollshouse miniature books that open, with blank pages inside.
The Arthur Ransome Trust can make up ‘Swallows and Amazons’ T-shirts
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, StudioCanal offer a selection of mugs, puzzels, prints, mousemats and film posters on their website here. If you search around the site you can find stills from the film made into similar merchandise, click here for an example.
I made up a selection of mugs and other useful gifts featuring maps of Swallows and Amazon locations that are featured in my book on ‘The Making of Swallows and Amazons’:
Another idea would be to give a year’s membership to The Arthur Ransome Society. For information please click here.
Sophie Neville, Member of TARS
7 thoughts on “Swallows and Amazons themed gifts and presents”
How do I order from Canada. I’d like one of the never stop exploring enamel mugs with the Swallows & Amazons flags.
Contact the artist Jago Silver direct – via his website. He is on Twitter @jago
Jago tells me ‘I have plenty of mugs in stock at the moment, they measure 8cm high and 9cm diameter’
Some really great ideas here; I particularly like the pocket mirror and the notebook.
I’ll look for some new things for Christmas 2021