• Steampunk Gifts
    Gifts

    Steampunk Gifts

    Welcome to steampunker! With Christmas approaching (yes – we are allowed to mention the ‘C’ word once we hit October!) it’s time for a round up of the best Steampunk Gifts you can buy. Today Steampunk Gifts blog includes jewellery, books and steampunk accessories. Baban Cufflinks These Baban cufflinks are the perfect addition to any ensemble and will make sure the wearer stands out from the crowd. The mechanical, steampunk style cufflinks feature an intricate, clockwork design making them a beautifully, unique accessory. Such fine workmanship has gone into the creation as each cufflink was delicately sculpted by hand to ensure the upmost care and attention to detail. The cufflinks…

  • Octopus gifts
    Gifts,  Steampunk

    Octopus Gifts

    Octopus gifts are popular with steampunk lovers as this fabulous creature represents the industrial revolution. It could be to do with the way that it moves mechanically or appears to be wearing steampunk goggles! They also influenced the Kracken – the giant mythical sea monster of Norweigan folklore and fantasy. But lets get technical about tentacles….Octopuses have arms not tentacles. That’s because tentacles only have suckers at the ends whereas appendages that have suckers going all the way up are called arms. Squid and cuttlefish have 2 tentacles and 8 arms. My D&D playing scientist husband has just put me right on that one. So don’t get your tentacles in…

  • Octopus wine glasses
    Gifts,  Interiors

    Octopus Wine Glasses

    There’s nothing steampunkier than sipping wine from an Octopus wine glass while wearing your favourite steampunk clothes! Today I have scouted out the best Octopus wine glasses on the internet! But first of all, why are Octopuses so steampunk? Why is the Octopus Steampunk? Octupuses feature heavily in steampunk literature and design. The steampunk fascination with them probably stems from one of the most famous steampunk novels 20,000 leagues under the sea. The Octopus also influenced the Lovecraftian novel ‘Call of Cthulu’ although this is more fantasy than steampunk. If you take a look at the Octopus, it naturally looks like it should be wearing goggles! But what is important…

  • steampunk dog
    Gifts

    Steampunk Dog Gift Ideas

    I first learned about ‘Steampunk Style’ fashion when I saw a great episode of ‘The Guild’. I was inspired to combine this with my other passion – dogs! The Steampunk dogs in this post feature great accessories – you will be sure to see the odd top hat and monacle! But for dogs, Steampunk is all about the goggles…should dog goggles be called doggles?! So, here goes my hunt for the best steampunk dog items that you can buy online! Please note – I own my own patterdale terrier and do not endorse dressing up dogs if they are uncomfortable or suffering in any way. Many of the dogs featured in…