Stores normally ‘cash in’ on big movie releases by selling items that are inspired by pieces (jewellery, clothing etc.) seen in the movie. In the case of The Great Gatsby, stores have gotten on the 1920s bandwagon, selling items inspired by the era and items with art deco motifs on them. I thought I would kick off my ‘5 days of Gatsby’ with few of my favourite Gatsby inspired gifts.
Make cocktails like they’re illegal with this ‘Gatsby Cocktails’ book, full of authentic cocktail recipes from the 1920s and 1930s. Learn how to make prohibition style cocktails and feel like you have stepped back in time to an underground speakeasy!
Gatsby Cocktails, Available from Lark for $14.95
Add a touch of elegance to a Gatsby themed party with a speakeasy drink tray. All you need is some champagne coupes (or other cocktail glasses) to go on it!
Speakeasy tray $58 from Pottery Barn (AU)
The new MOR essentials range contains a few different soap tins and scented candles that have art deco motifs printed on them. The one that reminds me the most of The Great Gatsby’s logo, is the Black currant iris scent.
MOR Essentials triple-milled soap bar in Black Currant Iris 170g $12.95 and MOR Essentials scented candle in Black Currant Iris 170g $19.95, are available from Priceline and the MOR online store
Pearls are perhaps one of the most recognised accessories worn in the 1920s, back then they were worn only by the rich (like Gatsby’s party guests), but today you can buy costume jewellery that is just as nice as the real thing!
Multi-strand grey and cream pearl necklace $24.99 from Lovisa
Embellished headbands or other head wear were also popular in the 1920s. The above headband reminds me very much of something one of Gatsby’s female party guests may have worn. It’s all about the bling!
Feather and diamante headband $24.99 from Diva
I hope you like my Gatsby inspired gifts! come back tomorrow for day 2 of my ‘5 days of Gatsby’. 😉