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Belle of the Ball


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The new Disney live action take on Beauty and the Beast is coming out this week, and I thought it’d be fun to create a little Belle-themed gift guide for your enjoyment. Growing up, Belle was my favourite Disney Princess because of her brown hair, her love of books, and that dress. Here are some great gift ideas for any real-life Belles.

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My Bibliophile – $14.79 @ Amazon.ca
Belle of course, is known for her love of books. This handy little journal lets you track your reads, give them ratings, and jot down others you’d like to get your hands on. It’s sort of like an analogue Goodreads.

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Signature Sass Mini Dress – $59.99 USD @ ModCloth
You know how in the late 90s they remade all these Shakespeare plays into teen movies? I feel like that’s going to happen with fairy tales next. And this little goldenrod mini-dress is totally what teenage Belle would wear when dancing with the beast at a party.

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Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum – $111 @ Hudson’s Bay
There are a million rose-scented perfumes out there, but I think Belle would pick this one for its pretty flower-shaped cap and the fact it has not one, but two roses as part of its heady floral bouquet.

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Candelabra – $24.99 @ JYSK
The Beast’s castle is famously bewitched with living objects, including Lumiere, the casanova of the bunch. Add a little light the next time you’re saying ‘Be Our Guest’ by adding this dramatic centrepiece to the table.

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Coal and Canary Baguettes & Sunsets Candle – $30
True Belle might write off ‘the baker with his bread like always’ as a bit provincial, but surely she wouldn’t say no to one of Coal & Canary’s cafe-themed candles. This one smells like freshly baked baguettes and butter.

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Fine Bone China Heart Mug – $45.60 @ Amazon.ca
Belle enjoys more than one cup of tea (or coffee) while staying at the Beast’s castle, alongside Chip and Mrs. Potts (where is Mr. Potts?) Make like Belle with this sweet mug that turns your favourite warm beverage into a heart shape.

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Beauty & The Beast iPhone 6 Case – $19.95
While I mostly tried to stay away from literal gifts for Beauty & The Beast fans, I couldn’t resist including one of the items released for the film. This (slightly oddly modern) phone case looks swell and lets you check your lip gloss on the fly.

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Ellen Tracy Wool Blend Cape with Faux Fur – $139.90 USD @ Nordstrom
Belle famously rocks a faux fur cape a few times in the film when dealing with the elements. For a modern take, pick up this cozy cape. For a more literal interpretation, try here.

Alright folks! Those are a few fun gift ideas for Beauty and the Beast fans! Now earn an extra entry into this month’s Meriance giveaway by telling me in the comments below – are you looking forward to the film? Which of these gift ideas would send you swooning?

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29 Responses to “Belle of the Ball”
  1. The heart tea cup is so cute

  2. Tom D. says:

    Looking forward to see the LeFou character in the new movie Beauty and the Beast. I like the Ellen Tracy Wool Blend Cape with Faux Fur.

  3. Judy says:

    Not looking forward to the film, but I do like the heart mug.

  4. Joan G. says:

    I will watch the movie – I like the Dolce Rosa Exceisa Eau de Parfum

  5. Aimee says:

    I’m going to go to this movie with my daughter. I like the heart shaped mug

  6. Heather Swanson says:

    I would like to see the film I like the perfume & the candle.

  7. katydidit21 says:

    I will wait for the movie to come out on DVD and watch it then. I like heart shaped mug and the cape.

  8. Alyssa says:

    I’m excited for the movie and I liked the candle

  9. Lindsey says:

    I think I prefer the animated original! But I love the Coal and Canary candle and the cape with faux fur.

  10. Kim K says:

    I like the heart shaped mug!

  11. Dawn gordon says:

    I am a subscriber

    Fun post !

    I love the coat and candelabra

    The perfume a bit pricey for me !

    Yes we are seeing the movie on Friday !

  12. sophie lapierre says:

    I am a subscriber and the movie looks great ! I really love the coat from Nordstrom and the heart shaped mug too !

  13. baylou says:

    Indifferent about the film. But the book, candle, coat in your list like.

  14. jared says:

    heart shaped mug. it is always interesting to see how a movie rates against another version of the story

  15. Alison K says:

    BONUS Meriance ENTRY: I am looking forward to the film as it’s always interesting to see how a movie plays out in real life. Of these gift ideas the Fine Bone China Heart Mug – $45.60 @ Amazon.ca would send I swooning if only it wasn’t bone.

  16. intensev5 says:

    I can’t wait to see the movie. I love the Ellen Tracy Wool Blend Cape.

  17. Susan says:

    I hope to see the movie with my granddaughter. I love the Fine Bone China Heart Mug!

  18. Wanda Bee says:

    Extra entry for Meriance giveaway. I am totally looking forward to The Beauty and the Beast. I’ve always loved that story. My favourite item is the Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum. It’s such a pretty bottle and I love the scent of roses!

  19. Anne Derkat says:

    I’m very much looking forward to the film and I’d love the Ellen Tracy cape.

  20. Carol Oddy says:

    I love the coat, very nice. I am looking forward to the film coming out…very cool prizes in the contest, hard to choose.

  21. cookie3 says:

    looking forward to the film & love the cape

  22. Victoria Ess says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing the movie! Iove that cape!

  23. Diane p says:

    I like the heart mug and I am looking forward to the movie.

  24. Amy Doyle says:

    Cannot wait to see it. Love the heart mug.

  25. janicour says:

    I love these local Coal and Canary Baguettes & Sunsets Candle – $30 They are wonderful.. We went last night to the movie. Fantastic!!!

  26. william fraser says:

    heart mug!!!

  27. Denae Boucher says:

    I love coal and canary candles. I am also dying to see this movie.

  28. Mary Danieli says:

    I am looking forward to the film. Can’t wait to see what Dan Stevens does with his role. Love, love, love Emma Watson. I would swoon over the Ellen Tracy Wool Blend Cape with Faux Fur!

  29. Lisa S says:

    I don’t know how excited I am about this movie yet. I love the My Bibliofile journal though. I badly need something like this.

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