or anyone born in the 80s, Roald Dahl’s books remain a symbol of childhood. Matilda taught us that being a bit of a nerd is cool, Charlie taught us to never give up hope and George taught us that self-medicating is not a particularly good idea.
Children are still enthralled today by the literary works of this incredible man, which remain as relevant now as they were 30 years ago. Here are some of the best Roald Dahl- inspired gifts out there - and they’re not just for kids either.
1. Weekly Planner
For the friend who can never remember to save the date, this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory weekly planner is just the golden ticket. It comes with 54 tear off sheets- more than enough for the whole year.
£8.38, Amazon, Buy it now
2. Illustrated Mug
This porcelain mug is covered with the beautiful Quentin Blake illustrations immortalised by Dahl’s books. Perfect for anyone who loves to settle down with a cup of something steaming and a good read.
£5.99, MugBug, Buy it now
3. Golden Ticket Cushion
Everyone’s a winner with this embroidered golden ticket cushion. It would look just as good on a child’s bed as it would on a sofa.
£15, B & Q, Buy it now
4. Quote Pendant
This gold plated pendant keeps close to the heart one of the most important lessons that Roald Dahl ever taught us. Any literary whizz will know exactly where this quote comes from.
£70, Not on the High Steet, Buy it now
5. Colouring Book
If you know someone who works too hard, this themed mindfulness colouring book will help them relax and de-stress. Filled with 45 images of some of the most memorable scenes from Roald Dahl books, it’ll lift their spirits after a long day at work.
£7.99, Waterstones, Buy it now
6. The BFG Limited Edition Copy
Mark Rylance’s recent captivating performance in the film version has brought the story of the BFG back to life. Waterstones have made an exclusive hardback edition that is bound to become a collector’s item in years to come.
£11.99, Waterstones, Buy it now
7. Willy Wonka Hand Drawn Quote
This stylish original art is hand drawn by Simple Kid Industries onto heavy weight textured card. Just right for anyone who needs reminding to let go once in a while.
£11, Not on the High Street, Buy it now
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tote Bag
A great little canvas tote, this is perfect for anyone who now has an entire cupboard filled with 5p bags. It’s easy to fold, meaning it can be carried when nipping to the shops on the way home from work. Stylish and saving the planet all in one go.
£14.99, Amazon, Buy it now
9. Good Thoughts T Shirt
Jennifer Lawrence has been seen walking around with this quote on a t shirt which goes to show just how cool it is. This saying will remind the Roald Dahl lover in your life that negative thoughts will give them wrinkles.