Swallows and Amazons themed gifts for Christmas

Every Christmas I have been suggesting a variety of useful, literary gifts. I love these Swallows and Amazons bookmarks available from sky.n.fern for £2.50. They stock an assortment of unique stationery, which you can see here

This year, I bought packs of these book-ish Christmas cards from the charity SchoolReaders. They have a variety here.

I’m selling a variety of T-shirts with my Swallows and Amazons map of Coniston Water on the Redbubble site where you can also find cushion covers

along with throws, duvet covers and a variety of products from phone covers to laptop sleeves if you fiddle around with the site here

There is a whole selection of socks, which I have listed here

The Nancy Blackett Trust have wooly hats and some great clothing, embroidered with Arthur Ransome’s good little ship. They have an online shop where you can also find yachting caps here

These new anniversary tea towels make a useful gift for sailors, which can be purchased here

I found this spectacle chain decorated with swallows, appropriate for web-footed grandparents, available here

For someone without much space, you can find handmade dolls house miniatures of the ‘Swallows and Amazons’ books here Each tiny book has tunable blank pages 1:12th the original size. I’m not sure if they are paying royalties to the Arthur Ransome Estate but what a compliment to the author. I’d be thrilled if they made miniatures of my books.

There is ‘Swallows and Amazons’ confetti, for sale on this site. Each heart is about one inch in size and can be used for a table decorations.

Jago Silver has some new ‘Never Stop Exploring’ cards, journals and notebooks, which you can find at his online shop here

Here is something for sailors, which could include a voucher to sail Swallow, the dinghy from the 1974 film of ‘Swallows and Amazons’, which you can find out about here.

One of Jago Silver’s designs

A digitally hand drawn reproduction of StudioCanal’s Vintage Classics film poster for the original movie of ‘Swallows and Amazons'(1974) is available here

Or you could give a copy of the book on how the film was made. Large paperbacks can be ordered from Amazon or direct from the publisher here or other stockists listed here.

'The Making of Swallows and Amazons (1974)'

You can find ‘Swallows and Amazons’ mugs and other gifts here

Swallows and Amazons mugs
Mugs printed with maps used to illustrate Sophie’s books

Ideas for Christmas gifts or birthday presents with a Swallows and Amazons theme

Everyone uses mugs – if only to store pens and pencils. These bone china cups depicting Ransome’s yachts Peter Duck and the Nancy Blackett are available from The Nancy Blackett Trust. They cost £19.99 for a pari. The trust also sells a selection of books, audio books and videos for Arthur Ransome enthusiasts with any profits going towards the upkeep of the historic vessel.

Here are some of their other useful mugs that could be bought as a set of three, easily sent through the post:

For a full selection of Swallows and Amazons mugs, please see my earlier post here.

– Mugs depicting scenes from the 1974 film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ –

Some of my favourite things the Nancy Blackett Trust stock in their online shop are tea towels, including this one that depicts Spurrier’s map of the lake in the north

The Nancy Blackett Trust Swallows and Amazons Tea towel

Claudia Myatt’s design featuring three of Arthur Ransome’s yachts called, ‘I saw three ships’, is possibly more Christmassy. Mugs and tea towels make great presents for sailors.

Three Ships Teatowel by Claudia Myatt

The Little Boathouse can make up coastal map cufflinks, personalised especially for you.

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They also have a selection of nautical charms

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Jago Silver has a tent and trees necklace for sale, which struck me as being inspired by Wild Cat Island or anyone into walking and camping:

with a campfire kit

and an expresso gift set to use once you go camping:

Jago also has ‘Never Stop Exploring’ notebooks and prints available

Jago's notebooks

The film distributors StudioCanal have a range of jigsaws and other Swallows and Amazon (1974) film merchandise here  including a 400 piece jigsaw of Secret Harbour:

Swallows and Amazons jigsaw by StudioCanal

For further ideas of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ themed presents please click on my earlier post here

and here – although these are not particularly Christmassy.

Derwentwater cushion

and for ideas I put together last year, please click here

Windermere iphone cover

We have designs for cakes and party ideas with a few gifts here. And then there are books. Here is one I contributed to last year, available on Amazon:

Merry Christmas Everyone

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