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Dark academia gifts are for that friend or relative who loves worn-out books, classic literature, low-light of candles, classic music, and victorian decoration.
Dark Academia is an amazing nomenclature, linked with stunning visual storytelling, that makes it easier for us to identify a lifestyle we love.
We love aesthetics, and for every gift guide we write, we choose products that are inserted in a context, to make it easier for the buyer to link it with someone’s personality. It is like putting a movie character in a real scenario instead of a green or white screen. Everything changes in the perception of that character once we have an atmosphere surrounding them!
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No modern lightning effect can replicate the powerful magic of the fire burning and dance in the dark and creating light. The mood set by candles is an important feature of the dark academia aesthetic, therefore, this is a gift that certainly will warm up a loved one heart.
Coffee and candles are two things that everyone in the dark academia lifestyle loves. So what about an affordable little candle in a coffee mug? It will certainly give extra comfy vibes to a reading moment.
$12.00 – Thymeandtarotmagic
Books and poetry inspired
Few things make a dark academic person happier than cozy bookshop days or turning off the real world and feeling and sensing a good book for hours.
If you know someone who loves the book smell, refuses to read on Kindle and has antique libraries as their safe place, this is the perfect gift.
$15.00 – GreenPactAclhemy
A stunning and unusual lamp with an accordion-like form that resembles the shape of an opened book. Twisting and bending it, you connect both sides of the object. They stick together to form an otherworldly-looking ring because their ends are magnetic.
$69.00 – UncommonGoods
A cute mug designed with a dark academia aesthetic. The romanticized vision of glasses is a way of relating them to intellectual vibes. An affordable and nice gift for light and dark academia fans.
$40.00 – UncommonGoods
From the victorian to regency era. These wonderful times in history are the set and ambiance of most dark academia classic novels and were the inspiration for modern-vintage jewelry comes from.
A victorian cameo necklace is a must-have accessory for any dark academia lover. Among so many options on Etsy, I chose this one for its richness in details and antique visual aspect.
$30.00 – ragtrader
Book lockets are also a classic item for dark academia collectors, and this Cameo on antiqued silver plate book locket is also pleasing for cat lovers.
$27.00 – ragtrader
There is a powerful symbolism and something magically mysterious about keys. No wonder keys and keyholes are often an element of horror or mystery books. A Witchy, exquisite piece handmade in Portugal.
$191.25 – Kind Nature Jewel
A beautiful vintage key charm to wear on bracelets, necklaces, or earrings
$25.00 – Kendra Scott
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The Academia meaning of dark academia is obvious. It is related to the classic academic lifestyle. The dark, though is a reference to the Horror-vintage-gothic moods and connections and what makes this aesthetic unique with its mix of erudite-sober-gloomy moods. If you have someone who loves the dark part of the dark academia lifestyle, go for the gift ideas below.
One of the must-read books in the dark academia lifestyle is Dracula. If you know someone who adores the Classic King of Darkness, then this aesthetic vintage book page with the most popular quote from the book is perfect
$41.57 – TurnthePageDesign
The ultimate dark academia aesthetic Fine Bone China. Slightly Victorian and super cute, just like everything else in this aesthetic. These unique items can be bought individually or as the whole collection
$43.99+ – Twig New York
This handmade real-size human skull is made from plaster of Paris and painted for a weathered appearance. A creepy, poetic, and beautiful dark academia gift.
$40.93 – Vicious Noodles
Collecting antiquities, whether real antique gems or objects that are inspired by rare artifacts from the past centuries is one of the favorite hobbies of a dark academia enthusiast.
For that smart friend who loves antiquities and the mysteries of the heavens. These are little replicas of two 16th and 17th artifacts that are on display at the British Museum in London. These beauties offer an analog method of establishing the current time and will connect its user to the technology of the past and the spirit of the old explorers.
$40.00 – Uncommon Goods
Vintage Magnifying glass is essential in the dark academia enthusiast collection. This iconic gorgeous detective tool from Anthropologie is both decorative and functional.
$26.60 – Anthropologie