November 30, 2008 3:34 PM   Subscribe

Secret Santa filter!!! What to get a co-worker for her secret santa present? Shakespeare related gift required. Price preferably around $30 AUD

My coworker is in her mid 20s and is mad about Shakespeare, to the point that she used to work at the Globe theatre in London, and even now has a mini Shakespeare figurine on top of her monitor. What can I get her that is Shakespeare related but that she would be unlikely to already have. I'd like to keep the price at around $30 Australian.
posted by robotot to Shopping (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This site has a lot of Shakespeare gifts. Can ship internationally in 6-10 days.
posted by nel at 3:40 PM on November 30, 2008

Shakespeare Action Figure? Though, she may already have that. Actually, in looking for a link to the action figure, Shakespeare's Den looks like a promising place to find something.
posted by katemcd at 3:44 PM on November 30, 2008

Buy her a pound of flesh steak.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 3:46 PM on November 30, 2008

Or what nel said.
posted by katemcd at 3:46 PM on November 30, 2008

"I am but mad north – north – west; when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw." –– Hamlet (2.2.361-2)

A (toy) Hawk and Handsaw
posted by Confess, Fletch at 3:48 PM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

ETSY.COM has interesting stuff and she's sure not to have it.
posted by beccaj at 3:52 PM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

Frick! This is the figurine on her desk right now! I'm guessing she's bought things from this site once before.
posted by robotot at 3:52 PM on November 30, 2008

Theater tickets.
posted by phoenixy at 3:56 PM on November 30, 2008

As a Shakespeare geek, I really want this one-page-book edition of "King Lear." Scroll down to see posters from other plays.

By the way, your friend may be different from me, but I really don't want action figures and jokey stuff, like pounds of flesh. But if you bought me a DVD of a really good performance -- or a nice edition of a play or tickets to a good production -- I'd be thrilled!
posted by grumblebee at 3:57 PM on November 30, 2008

This toy theatre is pretty awesome.
posted by grumblebee at 3:58 PM on November 30, 2008

Even better -- a papercraft Globe Theatre.
posted by grumblebee at 3:59 PM on November 30, 2008 [1 favorite]

The Drama teacher at my high school has the posters grumblebee links to for King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, and Merchant of Venice. They really are amazing!
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 4:36 PM on November 30, 2008

Shakespear magnets
posted by tamitang at 4:39 PM on November 30, 2008

What about one of these dolls? I'm not big on the kitsch but this one cracked me up. It's probably more than $30 after shipping - damn the exchange rate drop! The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has an online shop - you might find something there. Or you could get her a bunch of appropriate flowers? Though that might be tricky in Australia too!
posted by Emilyisnow at 4:42 PM on November 30, 2008

It looks like everything is pointing towards Shakespeare's Den.
After all that I'll probably go with the "insults coffee mug".
thanks everyone.
posted by robotot at 5:52 PM on November 30, 2008

Something from here...
posted by schyler523 at 7:21 PM on November 30, 2008

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