Author Gift Guide: 7 Gifts Inspired by Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

We know all you really want for the holidays this year is some new books, but in case you’re interested in branching out, we asked some of our favorite authors to create gift guides based on their books and characters!

E. Lockhart picked out this list of gifts based on her newest psychological thriller Genuine Fraud. The book is full of twist and turns, but this list will not steer you wrong. . .

You don’t want to spend Christmas with Jule West Williams.

In Genuine Fraud, she spends the holiday in a bus station eating M&M’s from a vending machine and contemplating her crimes while a drunk sings “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”

But in other parts of the novel, she and Imogen Sokoloff live large—their lives are full of makeup, rings, delicious food, and other holiday-friendly items. So if you know someone who loves Genuine Fraud, here’s what to buy them this holiday season:

Chocolate Cake

Jule loves chocolate cake. She eats it for breakfast. Zingerman’s does mail-order baked goods like you wouldn’t believe.


Great Expectations by Charles Dickens—this book comes up often in Genuine Fraud. Both Immie and Jule have read it, and Jule references Estella, saying, “I have no heart.”

Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

A serious, don’t-mess-with-me red lipstick is essential for all your criminal activities. Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in blood crimson is excellent.

Passport Wallet

A good-looking passport wallet is also essential. I like this marble one made by WanderlustCover and sold on Etsy.

Jasmine Perfume

Imogen’s scent is jasmine—available from the Body Shop in a pretty bottle.

French Bulldog Ring

Immie has a collection of rings in animal shapes. Here is a French bulldog wrap ring for a great price. It is one of the cutest of all the animal rings I have seen.

Silver Whale Ring

And this silver whale is pretty awesome, too. Sold on Etsy by mrd74, who makes many different animals.

Which gift will you get for the Genuine Fraud lover in your life? Tag us @GetUnderlined!

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