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Put on your Outlander tartan footie pajamas, boys and girls, and relax. Auntie Julie is about to read you a little story:
‘Twas 65 days before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, but the click of a mouse
The Claire knitted arm warmers were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that Outlander would soon be there.
Since you’ve been very good children with your faithful viewings, tweeting, voting for any and every fandom award known to man, and campaigning for a gold statue that rhymes with semi and shall remain nameless – you are on Starz nice list.
The wait for Outlander became a little more bearable this week as the Outlander Official Store launched their re-opening, which means you can finally send out your Outlander Christmas wish list slideshow, complete with “Skye Boat Song” playing over images of Claire’s knitted cowl, the Jamie Fraser teddy bear, and that “Scotch on the Rocks” tee shirt.
Your family is going to love you.
Once again, my Twitter/letter writing campaign for the official swan nipple coverings yielded no results, but there’s always next year.
So what should you buy the ultimate Outlander fan? What gift will make up for the fact that you didn’t get them that one-way trip to Scotland or construct actual time traveling standing stones once again? Here’s just some of the official Outlander swag worthy of that “Add To Cart” status.
I know. I had you at wine.
If we learned anything from Outlander last season is that you need cellars – yes, plural – of wine in order to survive 18th century France. Who needs a liver when you can have dinner parties and balls where men attempt to make out with your feet?
In honor of the Frasers time in wine country and – what we hope – a nod to the always filled glasses in That’s Normal’s Hangoutlander, Outlander and Lot18 will soon release the Official Outlander Wine Collection (November 7th):
The limited edition collection features four hand-crafted blends and uniquely designed labels to honor the essence of Claire Randall, Frank Randall, Claire Fraser and Jamie Fraser. With only 2500 of each specially created bottle, these delicious wines are available exclusively at Lot18.com while supplies last. For die-hard wine lovers, the first 100 orders will receive a special gift with purchase, a set of 6 official “Outlander” wine charms.
Is anyone else hoping that “honor the essence” means that Tobias Menzies, Caitriona Bale, and Sam Heughan personally crushed the grapes with their own feet? No? Just me? Liars.
I’m also crossing my fingers that at least one of the charms will be the swan. If you can’t get it on your body, at least it will be on your wine glass.
Remember when Outlander first premiered, and you flipped over Claire’s blue coat?
Dedicated hours to scour Etsy for your very own cowl knit scarf? Wore nothing but a pearl necklace and your tartan throw blanket that you found at the end cap aisle at Target? Of course you received a company memo reminding you of “appropriate work place attire,” but whatever. You looked amazing.
Now, you can channel Claire all day long and without threat of a company write up for dress code violation.
Hot Topic – yes, the same Hot Topic that sells t-shirts of bands you had no idea existed, comic book figurines that you leave in the box, and glow-in-the-dark Bob Marley posters – is your official online stop for Outlander inspired clothing.
First, can take a moment to lust over this modern version of Claire’s riding coat?
Sure, it’s not the blue coat. But the faux fur on the hood (yes, hood!) and sleeves, the brass buttons, and the asymmetrical cut are enough to give that coat some winter coat rotation competition. Added bonus? The coat’s lining featuring all the herbs Claire uses on the show, which comes in handy when you are in the woods and need a quick guide on which plants will alleviate period cramps.
And for those who want to be wrapped in Jamie Fraser’s tartan, Hot Topic has you literally covered with Fraser Family-inspired tartan skirts and dresses. Unlike its kilt inspiration, you don’t have to roll on the floor to put this on.
The downside? Jamie Fraser not included.
You finally have your official Outlander tartan shawl. You’re rocking your Hot Topic Claire Riding Coat like a true sassenach. You’re gracefully sipping your Outlander wine out of your Jamie glass. Still, there feels like there is something missing. (Once again, Jamie Fraser in the flesh is not available for purchase. Sorry.)
Be forewarned: placing your hands on these items will not send you back in time. You’ll just end up looking like a deranged person, feeling up some jewelry. But at least you’ll look great, Sassenach.