It's that time again! Time for this year's compilation of all the best historical gifts to give to your friends, your loved ones, or yourself (shhh!).
This year I'm focusing on small businesses run by members of our very own historical costuming community - these are bloggers, seamstresses, reenactors, and period craftsmen and women creating gorgeous goods through love, research, and a bit of entrepreneurial zing.
So without further ado...
Lover's Eye Necklace - $25 - The Bohemian Belle | 2. Hatpins - $7-$15 - K Walters At The Sign of the Gray Horse | 3. Hair Comb - $33.61 - Regency Regalia | 4. Regency Earrings - $14 - Dames a la Mode | 5. Edwardian Crystal and Pearl Necklace - $30 - Fleur de Lys Originals | 6. Victorian Fly Earrings - $10 - North South Emporium
1. Regency Reticule - $17 - The Bohemian Belle | 2. 18th c. Yellow Mitts - $35 - Williamsburg Rose | 3. 18th c. "Housewife" Sewing Kit - $45 - Fashionable Frolick | 4. Edwardian Silk Stockings - $25 - American Duchess | 5. Regency Painted Fan - $25.21 - Regency Regalia | 6. Cherry Fascinator Hat - $48 - Fancy Nancy Hair Updos | 7. "Fleur" Rhinestone 18th c. Shoe Buckles - $40 - American Duchess | 8. Silk Bamboo Fans - $4 - Litttle Bits
18th c. Cosmetic Starter Box - $35 - Litttle Bits | 2. Vanilla Lip Balm - $3.50 - Talbott and Co. | 3. Pewter Patch Box - $35 - Williamsburg Marketplace | 4. Victorian Ringlet Hair Piece - $68 - Fancy Nancy Hair Updos
Lemon Soap - $2 - Williamsburg Marketplace | 2. Handmade 18th c. Blank Books - $30 - $75 - From Common Hands Studio | 3. Jaw Harp - $12.95 - Williamsburg Marketplace | 4. Viking Drinking Horn - $15 - Heddles and Treadles | 5. Moustache Wax - $10 - Litttle Bits
Tudor Schole-House Lace - $8.82/half yard - The Tudor Tailor | 2. Paper Millinery Roses - $2.50 - Dames a la Mode | 3. Teneriffe Lace Starter Kit - $24.54 - Gina-B Silkworks | 4. Regency Reticule Pattern - $5 - Portmanteau Fashions | 5. Vintage Ribbon - prices vary - Duchess Trading | 6. Angelus Leather Shoe Painting Kit - $28 - American Duchess
Remember, this is only a small bit of the offerings on hand from these shops. Browse the entirety of their storefronts for all manner of delights, from reproduction lace and buttons, to sparkly hair pins, to hats, neckerchiefs, and hair powders.