25 Marie Antoinette Inspired Holiday Gifts

December 02, 2015

25 Marie Antoinette Inspired Holiday Gifts

Marie Antoinette "Noel" Christmas Card by PaperNosh

Largely inspired by the wonderful list of Jane Austen Inspired Holiday Gifts on Austenprose, I have compiled a list of Marie Antoinette Inspired Holiday Gifts! Is your list taken care of yet??

Gift Items

1. Guillotine
Guillotine is a super fun card game! Historical entertainment everyone can enjoy!

2. Parfumarie Curiosite: Let Them Eat Cake No. 11
Let Them Eat Cake combines the fragrance notes: Sugar Cane, Coconut Milk, Vanilla Orchid & White Musk, need I say more?
3. Juicy Couture Clue
The Classic game of Clue gets an 18th century inspired make over by designer Juicy Couture.  

4. 18th-century Playing Cards
"Published in 1707, these are pictorially the most elaborately engraved set of playing cards ever issued, and demonstrate fully the adulation at that time accorded to the first Duke of Marlborough during his overseas battle campaigns.
Although primarily intended as a compliment to the Duke's successes, the pack deals with a variety of European political issues and includes several portraits of royalty connected with the campaigns. The spade suit comprises almost entirely a series of savage, not to say scurrilous, attacks upon the French king, Louis XIV."

From the Pimpernel website

5. Monarch Art Print
Rifle Paper Co. has come out with this beautiful Marie Antoinette art print!

6. Reproduction of Marie-Antoinette's Tea Service
This tea cup, accompanied by a saucer, reproduces the historic tea service of queen Marie-Antoinette, made by the Royal Manufactory of Sèvres in 1782.

The delicate "beads and cornflowers" pattern shows cornflowers between two rows of beads on a green background framed in a gold fillet. Two original pieces of this service still exist, one of which is in the Château de Versailles.

7. Versailles Votive Light
Bernardaud artisans use the same technique of hand-sculpting fine, bisque porcelain that was first demonstrated by French artist Paul de Bourgoing in 1828. The glow of a candle shines through the raised and carved surface to contrast light against shadow, revealing a richly detailed design. Bernardaud VotiveLight™ candles add a warm, decorative glow to any room of the home. 

8. Let Me Eat Cake Mug 
Gold polka dots! Cake! Coffee! Tea!

9. Laduree: Entertaining: Recipes, Ideas & Inspiration
This beautiful volume of recipes and photos comes boxed and hardcover. The images, colors and layout are stunning! Such a great gift idea  

10. European Chair Christmas Ornament, Versailles

This enchanting ornament is based on a splendid fauteuil à la reine, or armchair with a straight back, in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. 

11. Engravings of fashion at the time of Marie-Antoinette - Bag 
The Queen can be recognized among the young ladies of the court. She is wearing a violet coat adorned with gold fleur-de-lis, while her hair is adorned with pearls, aigrettes, flowers and diamond pins.
12. Marie Antoinette slouchy bag
I have a smaller version of this bag, with the fashion plate images on the front and a floral design along the top. 

13. Marie Antoinette inspired cross stitch


14. Lipstick Queen Let Them Eat Cake - Lilac
This is another hydrating lip color, described as delicate lilac. Lipstip Queen's Let Them Eat Cake is  semi-sheer.
15. Christian Dior Dior Addict Ultra Gloss #707 Trianon Silver - 6.3ml/0.21oz
Meet Trianon Silver. The luxy lipgloss from Dior's Trianon collection, inspired by... you guessed it! Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon and Hameau! I posted some more items from the collection here!
16. Sunday Riley Modern Lip Color-Marie Antoinette
Sunday Riley's Marie Antoinette lip color is a dusky rose and uses natural pigments and keeps lips moisturized. Shop the full collection of colors here.

17. Dior Trianon: Nail Polish!

Fiction Books

18. Marie Antoinette Series by Juliet Grey
Although Confessions is the third novel in a trilogy about Antoinette, I found it read as a stand-alone story. I have a feeling the first two novels are full of the 18th century court life and etiquette we miss out on in Confessions, so you may want to start there! Read my review of Confessions of Marie Antoinette here!

Non-Fiction Books

19. Marie Antoinette: The Journey
This widely loved biography by Antonia Fraser tells the tale of Marie Antoinette, from her childhood home in Vienna to her two week journey to France. The Journey continues as she gains a new French home and family until she is forced to leave it when she is just in her thirties.
20. Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore To The Revolution
This is one of my go-to books for anything regarding Marie Antoinette's fashion. 

Children's Books

21. The Time Traveling Fashionista At The Palace of Marie Antoinette
Slipping on a beautiful old fashioned gown, Louise finds herself back at Versailles during Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI's reign.  She is a suddenly a member of Antoinette's inner circle and tries to navigate her way through court life and find her way back to the present! Ages 8+

22. Marie Antoinette and Moi
Told from the eyes of Marie Antoinette's pug, this children's book is a very fun mini biography of Marie Antoinette. Ages 5-11.

Bath & Beauty

23. Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm
A really lovely lip balm: French Vanilla, shredded Coconut and a hint of cocoa!

24. Let Them Eat Cake No. 11 Shea Butter Lotion-2.3 oz.

25. Marie Antoinette Bubble Bath, Large, 33.8 Fluid Ounce
Bubble Bath! Made with extract of Japanese Green Tea, hydrating Avocado and Olive Oils and Vitamin E

This is a selection from my List of 40 Marie Antoinette Inspired gifts!