Thursday, September 4, 2014

Theming Thursday/Make it a Gift: The Fault in Our Stars


I know it's been awhile since I've done a Theming Thursday, so I figured it was about time to share something new! This Theming Thursday is actually a mix between my Make it a Gift options I include with certain book reviews, so it will be a bit shorter than normal.


If you are wishing to gift someone a copy of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, then here are a couple items that match the book (and voila, there's our theme!).

 

 In the novel, Gus buys cigarettes to put between his lips, but he never actually smokes them. It's a metaphor, which you will understand if you've read the book or seen the movie. However, instead of gifting someone real cigarettes, I would suggest giving them the candy version! You can get one pack of candy cigarettes for 40 cents at Old Time Candy. I know some places sell them in stores too, so be sure to look around in person as well.


Over on Etsy, Jacolyn Murphy offers a four pack of tissue labels for TFIOS to soak up the tears you are sure to cry while reading this novel!! You can get this for only $6.00; it would make a really cute favor if you had a TFIOS movie night with some friends as well.

And there you have it, my Theming Thursday/Make it a Gift for The Fault in Our Stars!

26 comments:

Erika Sorocco said...

The tissue labels are so cute!!

xx

Tracy Terry said...

Oh I remember these candy cigarettes from my childhood. Given the anti-smoking lobby I'm surprise you can still buy them.

Andrea Thompson said...

Oh gosh, I used to love candy cigarettes as a kid. Does that tell you how old I am?! great post!

Kindlemom said...

What a really fun idea. The tissues are a definite must if giving this as a gift.

Brandi Kosiner said...

Love the movie and neat post for gifting

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Some great ideas there. I still haven't seen the movie but I did finally get around to reading the book.

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

Hah, Augustus and his cigarettes, best metaphor ever. And when I decide to reread, I'll definitely need those tissues. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

From what I hear, you need a tissue BOX! :D Love how you paired everything. Brilly!

Lauren D. said...

These are such cute ideas for gifts that go perfectly with TFIOS! Thanks for sharing!!

Zoe N. said...

I <3 this SO MUCH! <33 Thanks for these ideas and for sharing! <3

~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

Cleo Bannister said...

I love your themed posts and this is the best one yet! I remember the candy cigarettes as a child!

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Allie @ Little Birdie Books said...

Candy cigarettes! Used to be obsessed with these when I was younger (thought I was so cool pretend smoking haha)

Candace said...

I love this one! The candy cigarettes are quite delicious. I remember buying them on Sundays on the way to church. I'm sure they are hard to find these days though. The tissue covers is such a creative idea!

Keertana said...

I love this feature--so creative--and I've never heard of these candy cigarettes before but it's definitely a unique idea! :D

kimbacaffeinate said...

Ooo I remember candy cigs, and this sounds like such a great idea to package together for a gift. I love it Lauren.

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

Candy cigs! No Halloween was complete without a little superhero themed box in my bag, lol. I love the tissues, you'll definitely need them!

Medeia Sharif said...

I love the tissue labels and I haven't had candy cigarettes in ages.

Tanja - Tanychy said...

LOL at the tissues! That's such an amazing idea :D I cannot stop laughing though. Great post :)

Krysten Quiles said...

Oh my gosh cute!

Aimee (Deadly Darlings) said...

I don't think I've seen cigarette candy yet, but I would love those! So adorable! ;) I love the tissue packets as well--they would have been useful while I was watching the movie!

Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

Synchronized Reading said...

The tissues are so cute and I use to love those little cigarette candies when I was a kid. Great post!

Montana @ The Book Belles said...

This is such a cute idea! I especially like the tissue labels; those are definitely perfect for watching the movie :)

Aylee said...

Aww the tissue labels are pretty cute! And yeah, together with the book or movie, these things would make a very special gift. I'm sure there are a ton of other TFiOS things on Etsy too. Makes me want to see the movie again just thinking about it!

Christy @ Love of Books said...

LOL - I didn't think they even made candy cigarettes anymore. Crazy.

JaimeLovesStuff said...

I used to LOVE candy cigarettes when I was a kid. That just brought back a memory. The Fault in Our Stars is one I still need to read. I have heard so many great things about it!

Carla said...

Those are such cute ideas for gifts to go with it. My son wants to read the book. He's still pretty little, though, so I definitely want to read it first.


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