Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for People Who Love Roald Dahl


We think there's no better holiday gift than a good book. But sometimes you want to kick it up a notch, so we've put together a few fun gift lists based around some of our favorite books and authors.

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Roald Dahl’s silly, spectacular world is full of spunky heroes and heroines, deliciously evil villains, and all kinds of scrumptious treats. If you’ve got a reader who’s gone exploring with James, explored a candy factory with Charlie, loaded up a library tote with Matilda, or otherwise lived vicariously through one of Dahl’s fabulously imagined characters, one of these gifts might be the golden ticket you’ve been looking for.


There’s something comforting about knowing that the Big Friendly Giant is out there protecting you from bad dreams at night and whispering happy dreams in your ear. This cuddly little BFG plush is a perfect present for big and small dreamers.


Roald Dahl print

A fancy framed print of a favorite Roald Dahl quote is a daily reminder that there’s magic to made out in the world. 


fantastic mr fox print

Or go with a real book lover’s print: This poster from the Roald Dahl Museum shop contains the full text of The Fantastic Mr. Fox. (Isn’t it so cool?)


Roald Dahl necklace

This lovely handmade necklace by Deborah Blyth looks perfectly polished, but its Roald Dahl engraved message will subtly announce your affection for the beloved children’s author.


Every Roald Dahl fan needs a golden ticket — and this one comes in a cuddly cushion form. 


Speaking of Roald Dahl fan essentials, no Dahl loving bookshelf should be without The Roald Dahl Dictionary, a witty, whimsically illustrated companion to Dahl’s works. You’ll never be at a loss to explain a word like gobblefunking, jumpsquiffling, or squacking again.


Roald Dahl tea towel

When you’re feeling like one of the poor, overworked children forced to do housework for terrible adults in Roald Dahl’s books, at least you can dry the dishes with this adorable towel featuring some favorite characters.


Matilda tote bag

I think you’ve just discovered your new library tote bag. 


Frobscottle popcorn

I usually avoid transatlantic shipping issues, but how can any Dahl fan resist a batch of frobscottle popcorn? (You could also just whip up a batch of homemade frobscottle for your holiday toasts.)


Roald Dahl Game

Put your Roald Dahl knowledge to work in an I Spy-style game featuring illustrations by Quentin Blake.


If you don’t already have all the Dahl classics, here’s your chance to get a boxed set of 15 of his best known books for your bookshelf, including classics like The Witches and James and the Giant Peach with lesser-known but equally wonderful books like George’s Marvelous Medicine and The Twits.


Celebrate the way Matilda is the only person who really understands how much you love books every time you have a mug of chocolate this winter.


Did you know there’s a Roald Dahl coloring book? It’s all original art, so no Quentin Blake or Tony Ross (alas), but these are imaginative, fantastically detailed images that you’ll immediately recognize from the Dahl-verse.


Because the only thing better than reading a Roald Dahl book is having Roald Dahl read his books to you, we present for your consideration the Roald Dahl audio collection.


What would you make out of this whimsical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fabric? I’d wrap it up as-is for a crafty kid or use it make a cute Kindle case if I was feeling crafty myself.


Roald Dahl chocolates

Honestly, I don’t think you have to be a Roald Dahl fan to get excited about this chocolate collection, which includes a frobscottle and cucumber white chocolate bar, Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate fudge cake dark chocolate bar, and the “perfectly normal” milk chocolate bar.


Adorable slippers

You never know when you might get kidnapped by a Big Friendly Giant, so step up your pajama game with an old-fashioned printed nightie and a pair of velvet bear slippers. 


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