An Outlander Gift Guide

We have a super special treat today for Outlander Saturday. A few awesome Etsy shops have been kind enough to share some of their products so you can see how they look in real life, and get our opinion on their beauty, functionality, and cost. Remember, when you shop small, you’re not paying into corporations or getting a massed produced piece that everyone has. We hope that you loved these pieces as much as we did! One of these shops even gave us an additional piece to share with one lucky winner!

♥A Happy Thought Indeed♥

This charming shop is run by Sue Smith, who sent Kelsey this fabulous earring and necklace set. She specializes in nature and literature pieces.

img_7119These earrings, although large, weren’t heavy, and didn’t irritate Kelsey’s lobes like some pairs do. Also, she loved that each one was a small homage to Jamie and Claire, right out of the book!

img_7151When it comes to the necklace, Kelsey is certainly a huge fan. The metal trim aged it beautifully and you could almost imagine how great it would be again some rugged tartan. Also, she loved the length of the necklace. It lays beautifully on a sweater and is a great conversation starter when you meet a fellow Sassenach! The necklace is available here for $15 and you can order the earrings here for $10. Personally, Kelsey is a bit matchy, so having the set was very nice.

IMG_7154.JPGA Happy Thought Indeed also has items from dozens of other beloved books like Nancy Drew and The Lord of the Rings! You could get all of your literature friends some lovely pieces at an affordable price. And if you don’t see a certain one you love, Sue even takes custom orders.

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Shop the entire A Happy Thought Indeed collection here.

Follow them on Facebook!

Like them on Instagram @Sueshappythoughts

Or email Sue directly at Bugandclover@yahoo.com

♥Everyday Regalia♥

The lovely Christine McGrail from Everyday Regalia sent Kelsey and Sarah two very different items to test, but both were fantastic.

Sarah recived a custom wine stopper with the quote If my last words are not “I love you”-ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.

Sarah loved her wine stopper, especially as it was a surprise custom by Everyday Regalia. A wine stopper is something you never know you need until you find yourself with half a bottle of wine to store with no cork to be found. A total tragedy. But one of the most romantic lines in the Outlander series being included was an awesome touch.While this particular item isn’t readily made, you can always request a custom one just for you!IMG_7301.jpgKelsey received this charming “Love” key necklace that looks like it came right out of the lock at Lallybroch. While it doesn’t straight up say “Sassenach”, you can imagine it’s something that Jamie would have given to Claire, to remind her, you are my home.

img_7114The pendent was light, delicate, and sat perfectly on my chest. It’s even quite durable, as my child stole it off my dresser and it returned to me in perfect condition! My particular necklace costs $15, but for the quality and sturdiness, it’s well worth it.

img_7147Everyday Regalia makes a wide array of items, most of them Outlander themed. For example, there’s a darling Outlander book bangle and this “Sassenach Strong” keychain! But there are also items that don’t pertain to our obsession, but could be perfect to give as a gift, like this memorial bangle. Or, you can even request a custom order, like Sarah’s wine stopper!

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Shop Everyday Regalia here!

Follow them on Facebook!

Like them on Instagram @everydayregalia

Or email Christine at everydayregalia@yahoo.com

The River Maiden

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The River Maiden by Meredith R. Stoddard is really the perfect book to read during droughtlander. Kelsey sought out Stoddard when she posted about The River Maiden in an Outlander Facebook group they are both members of. Stoddard was kind enough to send Kelsey an ebook version, so she can share the story, and her thoughts, with all you lovely readers.

Sarah MacAlpin was raised in the Appalachian Mountains. Her Scottish heritage was always a focal point in her life, as she lived with her traditional grandmother. While it sometimes alienated her from her peers in her youth, Sarah still embraced her culture and even planned on writing her thesis on Scottish folklore. But when her musical research brings her to Dermot Sinclair, Sarah will be forced to face her past, fight for her future, and maybe run for her life.

This book is perfection, in the realm of researched Scottish writing. Stoddard brings her readers true life, accurate Gaelic, and a story that leaves you pining for the second novel in the series. Kelsey appreciates a well fleshed out Scottish book, as she researches Celtic songs and lore in her own work. When you read, it’s abundantly clear that Stoddard takes the time give you a fully immersive experience without slowing down the pace. As The River Maiden comes in the ebook version, as well as a paperback, it’s the prefect gift for yourself, and you best reader friends.

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See what Stoddard is writing and but some merch on her homepage!

Like her on Instagram @mrstoddard

Get all of her books on Amazon

Follow her on Twitter

♥Liruco♥

This perfect Spanish shop, run by Lidia Ruiz, was kind enough to not only gift Sarah and Kelsey each a necklace, but to add a third to the package for a giveaway! We got three identical necklaces in the mail; a delicate chain with a dragonfly charm, an amber colored gem, and the words Ye are blood of my blood and bone of my bone. You wouldn’t know it, but the literary themed jewelry maker hadn’t done any Outlander themed pieces before now, but her craft is flawless.

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Kelsey loves, loves, loves this necklace. It’s an obvious, but not in your face, tribute to her all time favorite book series. It’s feminine, delicate, and overall perfect for daily wear.

img_7149It’s no secret that Sarah has what’s called the zipper scar after having a mass removed from her heart. So, she is really leery about wearing necklaces because they can irritate the scar and sometimes they are too heavy. This necklace fell right on top of the scar, but it was light and the backs of the pendants are smooth. As a result, it didn’t bother her at all and it wasn’t too heavy. Sarah loves this necklace!  img_7300Another thing that makes this shop so great is the adorable packaging. It can come right from Spain and into the hands of your loved one without having to drag out the wrapping paper!

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Shop Liruca’s entire collection here

Follow Liruco on Instagram @liruco

Or email Lidia at info.liruco@gmail.com

♥The Outlander Gift Guide Giveaway!♥

 

 

IMG_7299.jpgWant another fun fact about me? Viví en España para cuartro meses cuando estaba en la Universidad. Por eso, hablo español. Me encanta este collar porque es muy peso ligero y esta bonita tambien. Pienso que es el collar perfecto para lluego todo el día sin irritacion. Voy a añádelo a mi rotación de joyería. Sí quieres ganar uno de los collares, puedes elegir, solomente se gusta en nuestra pagina de Facebook, sigue nuestra Instagram, sigue el Instagram de Liruco, o se gusta uno de las picturas en Instagram. Una persona será elegido martes.iví en España para cuatro meses cuando estaba en la Universidad. Por eso, hablo español. Me encanta este collar por ques es muy peso ligero pero esta bonita tambien. Pienso que es el collar perfecto para lluego todo el día sin irritacion. Voy a añádelo a mi rotación de joyería. Sí quieres ganar uno de los collares, puedes elegir, solomente se gusta en nuestra pagina de Facebook, sigue nuestra Instagram, sigue el Instagram de Liruco, o se gusta uno de las picturas en Instagram. Una persona será elegido martes.

A special thanks to all the wonderful Etsy shops that shared their products with us and a special thank you to Lidia at Liruco. We hope you all find something beautiful for your loved ones and yourself because you deserve some holiday cheer.

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Come back next Saturday for all new Outlander posts!

Sarah and I both have books out now, so if you like our posts, you’ll probably love our books! First Semester is a thrilling college romance that you can get HERE. Queen of Emeralds is a historic romance set in the highlands that you can get HERE.

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