No Time to Holiday Shop? ASC’s Got You Covered


There’s no place like home for the holidays, and this year that’s more true than ever. Though Christmas Present looks a little different, we can still do the best thing of all: throw on our Christmas pajamas, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and curl up on the couch to watch ASC’s cinema-quality A Christmas Carol or a favorite holiday movie.

At the end of the day, the holiday season is a time for family and community. Whether celebrations take place in-person or over Zoom, the holidays provide an opportunity to connect with the people we love.

One way we connect with others is gift-giving! But with malls off-limits and online shopping inducing screen fatigue, finding the perfect gift can be a hassle. Enter: ASC’s Holiday Gift Guide! We want your season to be as stress-free as possible, so we’ve compiled our favorite, affordable items from our online store below.

From mugs to sweatpants to decor, we’ve got the perfect gifts for all lovers of Shakespeare, theatre, and everything in between. So get clicking — and when you’re done shopping be sure to treat yourself to another cup of cocoa and a virtual ticket to ASC’s digital production of A Christmas Carol.

OUR HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

FOR THE QUARANTINE BAKER: SHAKESPEARE COOKIE CUTTER

Nothing says Christmas quite like an old-fashioned sugar cookie, and what better way to satisfy that sweet tooth than with a Shakespeare-shaped cookie cutter? Plus, at just $8.50, this item is perfect for your socially-distanced Secret Santa exchange.

Also available in a Dickens edition!

FOR THE COFFEE ADDICT: ASC HAMLET MUG

We here at ASC believe that you can never have too many mugs, especially when those mugs have our famous Shakespeare eyes logo and classic Hamlet quote! One of ASC’s most classic souvenirs.

FOR THE HOLIDAY DECOR ENTHUSIAST: ASC BRASS ORNAMENT:

There’s always room on the tree for one more ornament, so tell your friends and family to leave a limb for this multi-layered ASC brass ornament. Featuring both the logo and the Blackfriars chandelier, this stylish ornament has a little something for everyone (and then some).

FOR THE TEACHER OR LIFELONG LEARNER:
SHAKESFEAR AND HOW TO CURE IT

Have no Shakesfear, ASC’s own Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen is here! “Shakesfear and How to Cure It” provides a comprehensive approach to the challenge and rewards of teaching Shakespeare. Refuting the idea that Shakespeare’s language is too difficult, this book is sure to please any teacher or lifelong learner in your life.

Shakesfear
FOR THE PLANT PARENT: FERTILE MINDS SUCCULENT PLANTER

If you’ve been to any farmers market or grocery store lately, you know that succulents are having quite the moment, especially among millennials and Gen Z. Succulents are pretty much mess-and-stress free, so simply tell the recipient of this planter to stick Shakespeare in a sunny place and water him from time to time. They can do it!

FOR THE WORK-FROM-HOMER: WORDS SWEATPANTS

Gone are the days when we had to don blazers and button-downs every day! Now, our sweatpants are working overtime —which means it’s never a bad idea to purchase an extra pair. These Hamlet-inspired sweatpants are equal parts serious and silly, making them the perfect accessory for any work-from-homer.

FOR THE PET LOVER: PET BANDANA WITH ASC LOGO

Don’t forget your furry friends this holiday season. Treat your pets to this adorable ASC bandana. (You’re highly encouraged to tag ASC in any adorable photos of your pets enjoying said bandana. It will definitely brighten our day!)

FOR THE MIXOLOGIST: SHAKESPEAREAN INSULT SHOT GLASSES

Everyone knows someone who became an amateur mixologist during quarantine, and videos of experimental cocktail creations flooded social media. But all that shaking and stirring gets tiring, which is where these Shakespearean shot glasses come in really handy – all you have to do is pour and drink! You don’t even need salt and limes, the insults on the glasses will do the trick.

OR, GIVE IT ALL AT ONCE: THE ASC HOLIDAY GIFT BUNDLE

For one low price, you can have an ASC/Shakespeare-themed smorgasbord delivered to your door! The bundle includes 2 mugs featuring our exclusive Holiday 2020 ‘Keep the Lights On’ design, a Shakespeare Mad-Libs book with an ASC pen, a Shakespeare cookie cutter, two ASC-exclusive SHX-beard face masks, and an ASC Holiday Ornament. It’s up to you: do you give these goodies away or keep them all to yourself?!?

This year has been hard, to say the least, but the holidays don’t have to be. Our gift guide is designed to please all the personalities in your life, so you can spend less time holiday shopping and more time (safely) celebrating what matters most.

Happy Holidays, from all of us here at ASC.


Giving or receiving ASC gifts this year? Let us know by tagging us on social media; we can’t wait to see your loved ones’ reactions! Our December 4 live stream performance of “A Christmas Carol” is so close – PURCHASE TODAY! Or, explore our other Holiday Season virtual viewing options – CLICK HERE!


BY KATHRYN BAKER, MARKETING INTERN

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