DRACULA Themed Gifts for Your Favorite Stoker Fan
One of the best things about Bram Stokers Dracula is how ingrained it has become in our pop culture. Meaning that, among other things, when I went searching for Dracula themed gifts and goodies I rather hit the motherlode. The downside of Dracula being such a megalith of modern culture is that most of the amazing goodies I found were influenced by the novels many adaptations, not the novel itself. I did my best to keep this list novel specific, but as you scroll through this list of fabulous fangy finds youll probably notice that a few of them are adaptation specific.
But why a list of Dracula themed gifts in the middle of winterwouldnt you say thats more of an October idea? Well you see something very neat is happening in a few months. This April, for the first time, the Horror Writers Association is taking their annual convention, StokerCon, and moving it across the pond to Scarborough, England, only about a 30 minute drive from Whitby Abbey itselfone of the inspirations for Stokers novel. This will also be my first StokerCon and needless to say I am pretty excited. You might even say Im stoked(Im so sorry)
So why not celebrate by compiling a massive list of Dracula themed gifts for the Stoker fan in your life? (Even if that fan is you. A gift is still a gift if you give it to yourself!)
Dracula Themed Gifts: Apparel
According to the product description, this cover is from the 1927 Grosset & Dunlap StagePlay edition, and I would just like to say: Not Okay. Not okay, Grosset and Dunlap. That face is going to haunt me for days.
These are available in seven colors, including candy red, and much less likely to give me nightmares.
Hi, yes, hello, how ridiculous cute is this?
This made me laugh because everyones names are way too long to really fit in this popular T-shirt meme.
Dracula Themed Gifts: Scarves
Fact Check: Im pretty sure the quote on this scarf is actually from the 1992 Dracula adaptation, not the book (feel free to tweet me if im wrong), but honestly whos going to read your scarf, for one, and two, this is delightfully dark and dramatic.
Now this is the actual novel, and a delicious shade of red, AND extra wide so that you can wrap yourself in it while exploring some damp, cold castle ruins. I love it. I want to rub my face on it.
Little bit of red, little bit of black, whole lot of pretty.
Dracula Themed Gifts: Bags
I want to marry this tote. Can I do that? The sketch of the castle on one side is killing me. So pretty. So spooky.
You know you want it. The purse is the life
A tiny Dracula bag to go in your big Dracula bag.
Not, technically, 100% a bag, but definitely 110% awesome.
Dracula Themed Gifts:Jewelry
Oh so shiny.
Those teeth are extra chompy, and hey you get to customize your bracelet by choosing three of the available six charms!
Okay, Jessica, I know that one is from the 1992 film. Yes, but its just so awesome. That scene with vampire Lucy in the crypt? Still the scariest part of the movie.
You dont get to customize this one, but it does have more charms on it, including a little tiny Dracula book.
Frankly, I think all bats are great.
Oh no. The evil cover is back.
For the speedy undead in your life.
How cute are these?!
Dracula Themed Gifts: Prints
I love the colors on this one. I dont know if its actual a vintage print as it purports to be, but it really is fantastic.
I thought maybe that was supposed to be Jonathan, because thats his quote at the bottom, but then I spotted the red eyes, so say Hey there to pretty Dracula.
This makes my literary nerd heart happy.
You know there had to be at least one bookmark on here.
I always hear this quote in Gary Oldmans really strong (really fake) transylvanian accent: Leeeeeesen! The cheeeldren of the naaaaght. What sweet music they make.
This print is a bit more subtle than some of the others, but I like that the text inside the shadow is a collage of Draculas lines from the novel.
Now, see, this quote seems so friendly and cheerful out of context.
Always embrace optimism in the face of bloodsucking aristocrats.
Dracula Themed Gifts: Candles
The cheeeeeeeldren of the naaaaght (candle). What sweet smells it makes.
It smells like cranberries, woods, wolfsbane, and the ominous whispers of the locals that you refused to heed.
You have your choice of scents for this candle, whats really special is that oh-so-pretty tin.
Described as A blood-chilling blend of black oak currant, stony musk, and rich merlot. But I never drink wine. (Yes I know thats not from the book.)
This one actually sounds really nice. Merlot and clove! (And death.)
Miscellaneous Dracula Themed Gifts
Ba dum tish. But come on, you know you want one.
Im thinking about getting this for the plane ride to the conference. Yes? No?
Okay but how adorable is this? Add a little spooky to your tea.
Speaking of tea, this sounds delightful. Its a caffeine free fruit tea that includes Morello cherries, so that when you steep it it turns a bright red color. You know you want it.
If youre going to drink a Dracula tea, you need a Dracula mug to drink it with.
Im stopping now, really. But just look how lovely this is!
Im going to put it on my Christmas tree if I dont get eaten by vampires in April.
If you want more horror swag that isnt Dracula related, make sure to hop over to this fabulous Book Fetish horror post, or this list of enamel horror pins (I seriously covet that little Baba Yaga house). And if you check out this list of spooky literary swag, you might recognize one creepy-as-hell T-shirt.