Believe it or not, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! This faux holiday was invented in 1995 by two friends in Oregon as a joke, but the joke ended up being on them, because it stuck. Long before Jack Sparrow became a hit on the big screen, pirates have been thrilling our imaginations. And the chances are, you’ve probably got a friend or three who love the rascals. Help them release their inner pirate with this guide of eight of my favorite pirate gifts.
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Do you have a Princess Bride fan in your life? No doubt you do! That movie is pure brilliance. All Princess Bride fans know the secret of the Dread Pirate Roberts, and with this mask, they can share a part of it with the world. The mask is available in a bunch of different colors, including yellow, blue, and white, as well as without the quote. It’s a super fun way to stay safe and celebrate your fandom.
I have a pencil case that says, “Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn, then always be a unicorn.” As much as I love unicorns, this sticker might be my new favorite. Who doesn’t want to be a pirate? Or at least to pretend they’re one. This 4-inch-wide vinyl sticker is water-resistant and removable, so your giftee can stick it on your laptop, notebook, window, wherever! It’ll make a great pirate gift by itself or paired with one of the others in this gift guide.
Check out this gorgeous artwork from designer Ronald Kuang! I love the colors, that beautiful red moon, and the pirate ship heading into its next adventure. The artwork is available on phone cases, throw cushions and notebooks, but my favorite is this tote, allowing your favorite pirate lover to carry their adventure with them everywhere they go. The tote is 13 inches square, so a nice size to show off this wonderful pirate picture.
I love clever mashups, and this is a great one. It’s funny and piratey! You can also get the design on a bunch of different styles and colors of T-shirts, including long sleeve, fitted and relaxed. Have it your way. 😉
Get your pirate on with this spooky skull face mask. It’s one part of the pirate’s skull and cross bones and will warn off everyone around you, in the most fun way possible. The non-medical mask is made of two layers of soft fabric that’s 95% polyester and 5% spandex. It measures 7.25 inches wide and 4.6 inches tall. Each ear strap is 7 inches to make a face mask that fits snugly over the mouth and nose. Help your friends and family members show off their pirate side with this fun mask.
I highly approve of this message: “Work like a captain – Play like a pirate!” It’s a great pirate variation on the old “all work and no play” saying. And having it on a T-shirt is the perfect way to celebrate the idea. The design is available in a bunch of different styles and colors, although I like this baseball shirt in green best. Choose the best one for your pirate-loving giftee.
As a big Peter Pan fan, I am absolutely in love with this T-shirt. It features Peter, Wendy and her brothers on the clock tower before they head off to Neverland to battle the pirates. It’s the start of the adventure, and your giftee can imagine that they’ll be ready for adventure every time they put it on. The shirt is available in a number of styles and colors. Another style I really love is the graphic tee with the design super-sized.
Got a favorite pirate gift you love to give? Let us know in the comments.