Little Women-Inspired Holiday Gift Guide for 2019 By Elise Hooper


[Note from Frolic: Today, we welcome author Elise Hooper to the site! She’s sharing a Little Women inspired gift guide! Take it away, Elise!]

With Greta Gerwig’s cinematic Little Women adaptation releasing soon, Christmas won’t be Christmas without something to delight fans of Louisa May Alcott. Here’s a round up of gifts inspired by Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy that will delight your bookish friends.

The Louisa May Alcott Candle-$25

Does your favorite Louisa May Alcott fan need a little more namaste in her life? This hand-poured soy candle could be the answer.

The Little Women Cookbook-$14.27

Need something for your foodie friend who appreciates a side of literature with their main course? This cookbook goes beyond recipes and includes a March sister personality quiz and Alcott-related historical trivia.

Lime Fruit Slices-$6.99

Forget pickled limes, these sugared lime candies are perfect for the Amy in your life.

Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra-$12.80

The March sisters have been re-imagined into modern life in this fun retelling of Little Women

Little Women Pouch-$9.99

This is the ideal stocking stuffer for the Meg in your life who likes to keep things organized and fashionable. 

Louisa May Alcott Mug-$11.88

Keep your favorite bookworm well-caffeinated with this adorable mug.

“Bookmarks are for Quitters” T-Shirt-$16.99

Can you find a better gift for your friend who insists she’s read everything? I don’t think so.

Louisa May Alcott Socks-$10.99

These socks are perfect for your sweet Beth who likes to stay at home, watch the 1994 Little Women starring Winona Ryder (my favorite), and post cat photos to her Instagram.

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About the Author:

A native New Englander, Elise spent several years writing for television and online news outlets before getting a MA and teaching high-school literature and history. She now lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.

The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper

Elise Hooper’s debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right.

We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Now, it’s time to learn the truth about the real “Amy”, Louisa’s sister, May.

Stylish, outgoing, creative, May Alcott grows up longing to experience the wide world beyond Concord, Massachusetts. While her sister Louisa crafts stories, May herself is a talented and dedicated artist, taking lessons in Boston, turning down a marriage proposal from a well-off suitor, and facing scorn for entering what is very much a man’s profession.

Life for the Alcott family has never been easy, so when Louisa’s Little Women is published, its success eases the financial burdens they’d faced for so many years. Everyone agrees the novel is charming, but May is struck to the core by the portrayal of selfish, spoiled “Amy March.” Is this what her beloved sister really thinks of her?

So May embarks on a quest to discover her own true identity, as an artist and a woman. From Boston to Rome, London, and Paris, this brave, talented, and determined woman forges an amazing life of her own, making her so much more than merely “The Other Alcott.”


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