Sunday, December 06, 2009

10 Great Audrey Gifts For $20 (or less)

It's that time of year again . . . Everyone's buying frantically, running around looking for the perfect gift, but times are especially tough right now, no matter who you are or where you live in this lovely world of ours. And whatever you celebrate during December -- shoot, even if you don't celebrate anything at all, toast yourself for living through 2009! -- finding an amazing gift at a great price makes you feel extra good, doesn't it? Everyone loves Audrey Hepburn, and if they don't, it's only because they haven't met her yet. If you're searching for the perfect gift for someone but don't have a lot of funds right now, consider these fabulous items for under 20 U.S. dollars (hey, that's not much in any market). The established Audrey fan will be pleased. If your recipient doesn't know about her, then you have the added pleasure of creating a new fan. :)

1. Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers - written by Audrey's son Sean, it's a dear and intimate look into the real Audrey. With loads of rare pictures and even a few recipes, it's an amazing book that anyone would be happy to have. $13.57

2. Audrey Hepburn (Barry Paris) - the definitive biography on Audrey written by an outsider. Brilliant, with an amazing amount of detail, it's a loving but not syrupy look at the actress and humanitarian. $14.49

3. Roman Holiday - The Centennial Collection (Mastered in High Definition) - world, meet Audrey. You'll never be the same. $15.99

4. Breakfast At Tiffany's - Paramount Centennial Collection (Mastered in High Definition) - even if they've never seen the film, this is what Audrey is known for. Show them why everyone loves Audrey's Holly Golightly and give them the added pleasure of watching her sing "Moon River" in that divine way no one has ever been able to match. $15.99

5. How to Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life - Perfect for a new fan or a young lady you'd like to see grow up proper, this little book is jammed full of tips on life, love, and everything in between given by Audrey herself over the years. The quotes are lovely and it's a sure way to bring a smile to someone's face. $12.21

6. Funny Face - Paramount Centennial Collection - Know any fashionistas? It doesn't matter how modern and cutting edge he/she is, it is scientifically impossible to not swoon over the combination of Givenchy couture and Audrey Hepburn sporting them all over Paris. Plus, she sings and dances with the legendary Fred Astaire! $16.99

Charmed by Audrey: Life on the Set of Sabrina - perfect for the more advanced fan who may already own everything listed above, this new book is crammed absolutely full of never before seen pictures of Audrey on the set of Sabrina. Thought to have been lost for nearly 50 years, these photos were snapped before Roman Holiday became huge and Audrey won the Oscar, when she was still relatively unknown but on the brink of becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Also full of sweet quotes from the lady herself. $12.89

8. The Nun's Story - a lesser known, more serious film, but if you'd like to show someone once and for all that Audrey Hepburn wasn't just another pretty face, this is all you need. An absolutely brilliant, nuanced performance that really should have won her a second Oscar. $5.79

9. Charade - Audrey Hepburn! Cary Grant! Givenchy! Paris! What, you want more? Fine, how about a brilliant plot as well, and it's all directed by Stanley Donen. The Criterion edition is fantastic but excessively expensive, so stick with this one. $7.99

10. Audrey Hepburn 2010 FACES Square Wall (Wall Calendar) (Multilingual Edition) -the gift that really does keep giving, 365 days of Audrey. It's everything my mother said I should be: "useful and decorative." $13.49


Tay Tay said...

Golly gee! What wonderful ideas! I wouldn't be surprised if I buy the whole list!

Thanks for the help! Christmas shopping hasn't been as exciting this year, but this will definitely put a hop into my step!

:)God bless!

The Fabulous Audrey Hepburn said...

Glad to help! I thought this would be good for Secret Santa gifts, which usually have a low spending limit, or even stocking stuffers. And I know many people who come here are students without a lot of extra cash, so giving a neat little gift in their budget can really brighten their day.

ratu lakhsmita indira said...

thank you very much for the link!
you are now on my link list too :)

Oo, ive read "How to be lovely: The Audrey Hepburn way of life"!
It is lovely indeed!

Have a lovely day ok.
i'll be back soon, your blog really is fabulous!!!


~ mita

clarita cinéfila said...

hi!! I am a spanish audrey fan and i believe that you give good ideas for christmas !!
I have the book how to be lovely and the film brakfast at tiffany´s, my favorite!!
a calendar it´s a good idea! but also a pillow, a purse or a poster of her!!
I like your blog so I am going to follow/ join you!!^^

ratu lakhsmita indira said...

just stopping by to wish you a lovely weekend sweet friend!



my wonderland said...

Wow! great blog! now I'm following

Anonymous said...

Great ideas, thanks for posting!

My mother got me this fabulous set for Christmas:

And also head here:

Photos from when I went to the Style Icons Musuem at Newbridge in Ireland. Massive Audrey Hepburn Display!

Dee x

The Fabulous Audrey Hepburn said...

Dee - fantastic pictures! I'm quite envious. :)

Eibhilín said...

Just found your blog - it's great!

I can't find another means to contact you, my question isn't relevant to this post. I'm trying to find out who designed this headpiece that Audrey was photographed in:

Can you, or any readers, help?


filmgeek said...

Just letting you know I love your blog and have nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award

its libertys sound said...

hei, i draw an illustration of audrey at my blog :)
i love audrey too

u can see it at

Anonymous said...

fuuunny story so me and my friend are both obsessed with audrey and we both got eachother the sameee audrey gift. it was a box set of five movies for like 20 dollars from amazon. love it hahah

great blog xoxo daisyy

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Jill Berger said...

Thank you for the tips! I love your blog and Audrey Hepburn! <3

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