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The 12 gifts of Shakespeare

  From decorations and books to digital theatre experiences – here are the best Shakespeare-inspired Christmas presents for 2020

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Text: Christmas at the (Snow) Globe, image of Sandi Toksvig dressed as a snowman

Digital tickets to Christmas at the (Snow) Globe

With undoubtedly more of our time being spent indoors this Christmas, how about gifting someone you love with a truly spectacular festive film to watch?

Christmas at the (Snow) Globe returns this year as a made-for-film event. Join Sandi Toksvig and the gang for laughter and carols as they save the magic of the holiday season.

We’ll email the gift directly to the recipient on your preferred date so you can just sit back and bask in the glow of being the best gift-giver of all time!

A series of circular wooden Christmas tree decorations.

Wooden Shakespeare Decorations

Add some Shakespearean sparkle to your Christmas tree with our selection of wooden decorations.

From Shakespeare himself, to our wooden ‘O’, to his much-loved characters, there’s a beautiful bauble suited for all trees.

A blue book with the text: A Tudor Christmas in gold lettering.

A Tudor Christmas

Contrary to popular belief, our modern Christmas wasn’t in fact invented by the Victorians. Many of our favourite festive traditions date back much further to Shakespeare’s England.

Learn more about the origins of carol-singing, present-giving, mulled wine and mince pies in A Tudor Christmas.

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Gift Memberships

Give the gift of Shakespeare for a full year with our Gift Memberships.

As a Member, not only will you support our work, you’ll also get access to exclusive events, copies of our Globe magazine, and priority booking for theatre productions when we reopen our doors in 2021.

William Shakes-Feet

No Christmas is complete without a pair of socks in your stocking.

Keep your feet warm with this funky number complete with a portrait of the Bard and skulls.

Two white ceramic cufflinks featuring details of the Globe Theatre.

Globe Theatre Cufflinks

Wear your heart on your sleeve with these stunning ceramic and silver plated cufflinks of our very own Globe Theatre.

Each cufflink features a photographic image of part of the theatre’s iconic architecture, and is handmade with the finest white earthenware clay.

An illustration of a bee with the quote: To be or not to be? on a kraft notebook.

Hamlet ‘To Bee’ Notebook

To write or not to write?

Gift the playwright in your life with this handy pocket-sized notebook to jot down all their future Olivier award-winning plays.

A white porcelain mug with a Globe Theatre and star pattern

‘I like this place’ porcelain mug

There’s nothing better at Christmas than warming up on a snowy winter’s day with a cup of warm hot chocolate (and all the marshmallows!)

Our favourite mug is made of lovely white porcelain with a star-filled illustration of the Globe Theatre on both sides, alongside the quote from As You Like It.

A large blue and yellow boo, with colourful character illustrations

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

We love settling down to a good story at Christmas time. Treat younger readers to this beautiful anthology of twelve of Shakespeare’s best known stories, retold for children.

Featuring much-loved classics such as The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello, each tale is stunningly illustrated by Alice Lindstrom.

Three Christmas themed greeting cards

Shakespeare’s Globe Christmas Card

Oh, let it snow!

Let a loved one know you’re thinking of them this Christmas and New Year with our red-nosed reindeer, festive snowman, or Santa’s catchphrase belly-laugh Christmas cards.

A snowglobe with a cartoon of a round wooden theatre as its background

Snow Globe

Hold your very own Snow Globe in the palm of your hand with our Shakespeare’s Snowglobe and watch the snow fall around our wooden ‘O’.

A man wearing yellow cross-gartered stockings leers at a man in white painted Elizabethan makeup.

Shakespeare On Demand

Fed up of the Christmas offering on your telly? Grab your popcorn and settle down for an evening of Shakespeare with our selection of productions on DVD or why not download them on Globe Player.

The hilarious Twelfth Night, with Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry, makes for perfect viewing.


Shop our full Christmas Gift Guide.

Last order dates for Christmas are: 2 December 2020 for international delivery and 16 December for UK delivery.

Use code SMILE10 for 10% off your first order. Every purchase supports the work of Shakespeare’s Globe.