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Luke’s Diner Mugs
Like Lorelai, we also wish we could be hooked up to a coffee IV. But if we have to settle for drinking coffee the old-fashioned way, we might as well do it in style. The Etsy shop BethLynnDesigns sells hand-painted Luke’s Diner coffee cups from $18. They also offer Gilmore Girls-inspired products, like Doose’s Market tote bags.
BethLynnDesigns Luke's Diner coffee cup ($18) at etsy.com/shop/bethlynndesigns.
Keep your lips moisturized with GG-inspired lip balms from Urban Tee Farm. Vicious Trollop, a pink-orange vanilla lip tint is named after Lorelai’s favourite lipstick; Spring Break is a mango-mint flavour with an orange tint for Paris and Rory’s beach vacation in their first year at Yale; and (of course) there is Java Junkie, a coffee-flavoured balm. One stick is about $6.70, but you can get all three for a little more than $16.
Urban Tee Farm Lip Balms in Vicious Trollop, Spring Break and Java Junkie ($6.70 each) at urbanteefarm.com.
Brija Cosmetics' Gilmore Girls-inspired eye shadow collection. Credits: Brija Cosmetics
Brija Cosmetics is vegan, cruelty- and dye-free e-shop that offers a Gilmore Girls-themed eye shadow palette with 17 different hues. Each colour is inspired by a character, like “Truly Important” for Miss Patty and “Notes in the Margins” for Jess. You can get them in various sizes, but why not purchase all 17 for about $125.60.
Eye shadow palette ($125.60) at brijacosmetics.com.
Eat Like a Gilmore Cookbook
Gilmore Girls superfan Kristi Carlson launched a Kickstarter campaign back in March to fill a Gilmore-diet-sized void in her (and our) lives. Carlson raised over $63,000 to create her unofficial cookbook, which contains over 100 recipes inspired by the show. Each recipe is labelled under one of three categories: Sookie’s Kitchen, Luke’s Diner and Emily’s Staff, making it easy to cook to your mood. Get ready to cook like you’re trying to impress Sookie.
Eat Like a Gilmore cookbook ($35) at chapters.indigo.ca.
Full disclosure: you’ll have to drive to Brooklyn if you really want to try Ample Hills Creamery’s Gilmore Girls-inspired ice cream. The shop, which hand-makes the dessert, held a contest last month asking fans for flavour and name ideas. The winner? “They Scoop Gilmores, Don’t They?” (referencing the infamous dance-marathon episode when Dean and Rory break up), a coffee, chocolate pudding ice cream with Snickerdoodles and pink Pop Tart sprinkles.
Gilmore Girls-inspired ice cream four-pack ($48.62) at amplehills.com.
Soon, you’ll be able to bring Rory, Lorelai and Sookie home with you thanks to these adorable Funko Pop! figures. You can choose from three dolls: Rory dressed in her Chilton uniform, Lorelai with a Luke’s coffee cup and Sookie in her typical chef’s outfit. The figures will be available in stores and online in December.
Funko Dolls ($13.39 each) at funko.com.
Austin-based Kindred Handicrafts offers some 30 colourful GG-inspired tees to choose from. Our faves? Hep Alien (Lane’s band) one and one with Lorelai’s oft-quoted line, “Oy with the poodles already.” You can get your own for about $37.60, or make it a family affair with the e-store’s baby and toddler sizes.
Gilmore Girls-themed T-shirts ($37.60 each) at kindredhandicrafts.com.
Deck out your brand-new GG tees with these ultra-charming enamel pins from Heartificial. There are tons to choose from, including a Luke’s Diner logo and an “in omnia paratus” umbrella for Team Logan and Rory. There are even Rory and Lorelai pins that come in a two-pack, because, obviously, the Gilmore Girls can’t be separated.
Enamel pins ($8.78 each) at heartificialco.com.