If you are a fan of mystery, horror, or gothic novels, you probably know these genres wouldn’t be what they are now without one man – Edgar Allan Poe.
During his lifetime, Poe was a highly influential American literary critic. He contributed to the birth of science fiction genre and is widely considered the inventor of the detective fiction. It’s not how people remember him, right?
Because Edgar Allan Poe is best known for transforming the horror story.
His most popular darkly short stories are The Fall of the House of Usher, The Masque of the Red Death, Black Cat, and The Tell-Tale Heart.
However, when you research how Poe influenced today’s popular culture, you’ll quickly realize it’s dominated by his single work – The Raven narrative poem. Published in 1845, it became an instant success, offering supernatural atmosphere and musically-flowing language.
The image of the raven and Poe’s portrait are most sought-after gifts by the fans of the master of macabre. We’ve managed to find and add to the list some less obvious Poe-related gifts, accessories, clothes, and home decor items.
17 best Edgar Allan Poe gifts, accessories, home decor
“The Raven” Handmade Metal Tombstone Bookmark. This handmade bookmark will make a great gift for every fan of gothic novels. It features a tombstone charm. One side of it reads “RIP” and shows a raven; “Nevermore” is on the other side.
The charm dangles from a row of gothic black and silver Czech glass beads securely wrapped with sturdy titanium wire. ⇢ Amazon – $22.99.
Edgar Allan Poe “Life or Death” Poster. Take a look at this minimalist poster with the quote from the horror classic The Premature Burial. It reads: “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”
The poster is available in two sizes, and you can choose from five background colors, including Purple shown above. ⇢ Etsy – $13.99.
Edgar Allan Poe Coloring Book. The macabre world of Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling poems and stories is a perfect topic for an adult coloring book. The illustrations, however, have to be special. Such are the ones created by Odessa Begay.
Images are inspired by The Black Cat, The Oblong Box, The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, and more. You can get a book in either a paperback or spiral-bound format. ⇢ Amazon – $10.99.
Poe “The Raven” Literary Brooch. House of Ismay offers some of the finest literary gifts. You’ve probably seen jewelry made of damaged copies of classic books.
Good news is, you can get the brooch with the text of Poe’s “The Raven”! The brooch is covered with three coats of varnish for protection and a super glossy finish. ⇢ Etsy – $13.99.
“Nevermore” Woman’s Scoop Neck T-shirt. The t-shirt from Binary Winter refers to Poe’s most famous poem, The Raven. It depicts the raven perched before a cellar door and framed by the text of the poem.
The design is silk-screened by hand onto a black American Apparel 100% cotton jersey scoop neck tee. ⇢ Etsy – $24.
“The Raven” Fingerless Writing Gloves. From items offered on Amazon Handmade by Storiarts, we’ve selected writing gloves that will surely help you follow Edgar Allan Poe’s dark imagination.
The gloves are handmade using super soft 100% cotton knit fabric and feature the text from The Raven. ⇢ Amazon – $25.99.
Edgar Allan Poe “Nevermore” Scented Candle. Poe’s The Raven is an endless source of inspiration. The scented candle inspired by the poem smells like oakmoss and amber, a deep woodsy and musky scent.
This eco-friendly candle is made with renewable soy wax. It’s hand-poured and can burn for even 50 hours. ⇢ Etsy – $11.99.
Get Fictional “Nevermore” Scented Candle. From Get Fictional comes a soy candle that carries notes of soft smoke, vanilla, cloves, and jasmine – inspired by Poe’s The Raven poem.
You can get the candle in one of three sizes. You can also choose between a wooden or cotton wick. ⇢ Etsy – $8.
Dark Gothic Poe Portrait Art Print. Edgar Allan Poe’s face is so characteristic that no matter how much you modify it, it still belongs to Poe. It’s the case with the caricature acrylic painting created by Rustic Goth.
You can get an 8 × 10-inch print taken from the original painting. It’s printed on archival premium Epson matte paper. ⇢ Etsy – $18.
“Nevermore” Edgar Allan Poe Unisex T-shirt. Sometimes one word is enough to link you to the topic you’re fascinated with. And it often can be decoded only by people like you.
The stylized “nevermore” word combined with the shape of the raven is available on a few kinds of t-shirts, in as much as eighteen colors. ⇢ Redbubble – $20.99.
“A Dream Within a Dream” Bracelet. If you are looking for gifts inspired by Poe’s other works than The Raven, take a look at this minimalist bracelet.
It’s made of aluminum, comes in three different widths, and features the text from A Dream Within a Dream poem. ⇢ Etsy – $20.
“The Raven” Hand-lettered Poster. Are you looking for a wall art featuring the entire text of The Raven? You’ll love the poster offered by Poster Revolution. The text is beautifully hand-lettered to create a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe.
The poster is 13 by 19 inches in size and ships safely in a sturdy protective tube. ⇢ Amazon – $9.45.
“Macabre Mansion” Jigsaw Puzzle. Finally, something to play with rather than wear. This amazing jigsaw puzzle is called “Macabre Mansion” and illustrates twenty of Poe’s short stories in one big, creepy house.
The puzzle contains 768 pieces and will measure 18 × 24 inches once assembled. ⇢ Etsy – $35.
Edgar Allan Poe Literary Kitchen Magnet. A series of literary magnets from East Grove Studio also includes the stylized portrait of Edgar Allan Poe accompanied by his quote: “With me, poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.”
You can buy the magnet either separately or as a part of the five-magnet set. ⇢ Amazon – $5.
Edgar Allan Poe “The Raven” Pillow. Get the supernatural atmosphere of The Raven to your living room or bedroom. Mod Mod Designs offers on Etsy a hand-crafted pillow cover featuring the text of Poe’s poem against the shape of the bird.
This pillow cover comes with a heavy duty zip closure on both canvas or velveteen fabric. ⇢ Etsy – $35.
“The Raven” Paper Bead Bracelet. This gorgeous bracelet was made of paper and gunmetal glass beads. The paper beads were created using pages from Poe’s anthology of short stories. The dangling charm is a metal alloy raven.
The beads were strung on to memory wire which is easy to wrap on to your wrist. ⇢ Etsy – $35.
“Cool Story, Poe” Edgar Allan Poe Mug. Obvious State offers a series of clever literary mugs. Our favorite: “Cool Story, Poe.”
“Paranoids, sociopaths, demons, harbingers of doom. But none are quite so cool in their nefariousness as our favorite: the black cat.” ⇢ Amazon – $18.
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Where to buy Edgar Allan Poe gifts?
Have you found on this list the gift you love? If not, make sure to explore these great sites for more gift recommendations.
Amazon Handmade – many users find gifts on Amazon. When you search the entire store, you may easily get disappointed with too many items that look cheap. However, in Amazon’s sub store called Handmade, you can find goods that are beautifully hand-crafted to order and can be personalized.
Not on the High Street – the site is a default online destination for gift-seeking users from the UK. If you want to find inspiration for homemade gift ideas, this is the site you should check out.
Zazzle – it’s one of the largest online destinations for gifts and accessories of all kinds. You can pick up an artwork and choose the item you want it on. If you prefer to use your own photo or design – you can do it! A customized literary gift? Try Zazzle.
Redbubble – a marketplace for custom designed items, including prints, stationery, cases & covers, or t-shirts. Opposite to other sites, such as CafePress, the quality of artwork is much higher.
Etsy – visit Etsy and you’ll immediately realize it’s loaded with gorgeous gifts any book lover would be grateful to receive. As all items are made to order, there are several ways to add a personal message – also for the bookish items listed above.
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