If you’ve visited an old university with a dark academia library, you’ll understand why so many people are in love with the aesthetic these days. The sub-culture has been described as maximalist and nostalgic, there is also a proclivity to romanticize the discovery of beauty and poetry in dark themes.
Dark Academia is a rising trend and here are some great gifts for the dark academia aesthetic lover in your life. They are also quite elegant room decor to help you create your own dark academia escape for hours of study and relaxation. To find more inspiration, please check our guide here.
Dark Academia Keyboard
✅ Best Wooden Retro Typewriter Keyboard
Absolutely Love it – The classic typewriter style is integrate with premium hot swappable blue switch keyboard technology. Accelerate the speed of typing and enjoy the “Click”feeling by the old royal typewriter
Dark Academia School Supplies
✅ Best Dark Academia School Supplies
Great Value – You will get 120 retro DIY scrapbook stickers, material paper, tag cards and hand account collage cards, including pillow boxes and twine; The styles and colors are different, you can choose the stickers and material paper you like to use; The abundant quantity can satisfy your daily use, and you can also share it with your family or friends.
Unisex Leather Journal For Dark Academia Zine
✅ Best Vintage Leather Journal
VINTAGE LOCK AND STURDY BINDING – The vintage lock will keep all your valuable writing locked inside.Sturdy hand stitched binding to make sure that no paper comes out loose from your vintage notebook.
✅ Best Unisex Leather Journal For Women
VINTAGE STYLE HANDMADE PAPER – The Modest Goods Rustic Scrapbook Journal is made with 240 pages of Antique Paper which looks like it was pulled from a fantasy. You love with the the multicolored antique handmade cotton paper in 5 colors which is unique to your journal Notebook.
Dark Academia Bookmark
✅ Best Leather Bookmark Page Marker For Book Lovers
What a great product!! – What an amazing bookmark product! Very high quality of workmanship, especially if you like leather!
✅ Best 27 Pieces Feather Metal Bookmarks
Novelty design – Each metal feather bookmark with a small hole at the end, convenient for you to store, you can also DIY with a beaded, tassel or others as you like.
Dark Academia Leather Bound Notebooks
✅ Best Leather Journal With Lined Pages
Beautiful Quality – Easily carry this vintage journal in your daily life and on your most exotic adventures. Features 2 bookmarks to help you easily keep track of important notes. Perfect for use as a prayer journal, writing journal, DnD notebook, poetry journal and more.
Dark Academia Aesthetic Stickers
✅ Best Vintage Art Shaped Stickers For Laptop
Great to use in art or to decorate items – These are incredible stickers! Great quality, bright imagery, and affordable! They stick very well–so sticky, that you cannot remove them from paper, so once you place them down, there is no going back.
Dark Academia Zodiac Wall Decor
✅ Best Dark Academia Zodiac Wall Decor
An Astrological Gem – Love this gem. Smaller in size that expected. Please read the dimensions. Still will look beautiful with the appropriate frame. Arrived very quickly and packaged to prevent destruction. you were please with the quality and will order again from this seller.
Dark Academia Decorative Books
Dark Academia Removable/Peel And Stick Wallpaper
✅ Best Dark Academia Removable/Peel And Stick Wallpaper
Striking and easy to hang for an accent wall – The finished product looks fantastic – you’ve received a ton of compliments. That’s the good. Putting it up is some what straight-forward but patience is the key. The manufacturer did a good job of showing how it should be done, so just read the instructions, follow them, and you’ll be okay. Do not rush this or you will not be happy with the results.
✅ Best Door Wall Sticker Wooden Bookshelf
Awesome product, GREAT company! Super fast shipping!! – The door mural is made of top quality, durable fabric material. Feels great, won’t tear and was no trouble to apply smoothly. Ordered both the back and gold door mural and the bookshelf mural.
Dark Academia Artwork
✅ Best Dark Academia Artwork
DARK ACADEMIA ROOM DECOR – Infuse your bedroom with some dark academia flair with Haus and Hues’s aesthetic posters for room. This poster features an aesthetic snippet from Bartolomeo Cavarozzi’s classical painting Virgin and Child and Angels. If you’re searching for grandiose artwork to fill your DA room, this elegant painting poster is the one you are looking for. It adds drama and an academic feel to your room, capturing the elements of Wuthering Heights, Dead Poets Society, and Harry Potter.
Dark Academia Desk Accessories
✅ Best Antique Calligraphy Writing Quill Feather Pen
Stunning gift – High material alloy nib, smooth for writing, wear-resistant, and not easy to damage. Copper Pen stem and real feather make our pen to be stored for many years. Lightweight, very comfortable to hold, thus very handy to practice calligraphy with it.
Dark Academia Car Accessories
✅ Best Forged Black Composite Carbon Vinyl Wrap Roll
A great buy of a really keen, AND seemingly rare product;!! – Rapid Tac & heat gun is a MUST especially for surfaces with high curvature. Holding up well. All bubbles and wrinkles can be removed by peeling tint up, heating, and reapplying. Anyone talking down on this wrap just wasn’t patient enough. It’s very durable.
✅ Best Absorbent Car Coasters For Cup Holders
Worth it! – Kinda pricey for just 2 put love them and they fit perfectly. They’re super colorful and bright in person also.
Dark Academia Bedding Set
✅ Best 100% Linen Comfy Luxurious Duvet Cover With Pillow
Natural & Excellent Fabric – Made of 100% imported flax fiber from France, where the finest long staple linen fiber in the world is produced,our liner duvet cover set select the most excellent linen which features excellent softness,breathability, moisture absorption and durability to create a most satisfying bedding essential for you.
Dark Academia Style Bag
✅ Best 16″ Vintage leather Backpack
Beautiful and sturdy bag! – Purchased to be used by an adult going back to college. The craftsman is very nice and it is very well made although the leather arrived rather dry. t holds enough books and supplies for 2 college courses per day which is perfect and looks very high-end. After looking at multiple other such bags, very satisfied with the purchase.
Dark Academia Candle Holder
✅ Best Iron Taper Candle Holder
Elegant handmade candlesticks – These are very high quality, hand crafted candlesticks. They lend elegance and a little bit of drama to your dining room! LOVE them. Excellent customer service, would highly recommend buying from this seller.
Dark Academia Collage Kit
✅ Best Dark Academia Aesthetic Room Decor Stationary Pack
Amazing quality, absolutely worth the purchase – Packaging was amazing and felt personal, almost felt bad opening it to get to the beautiful vintage prints. each one looks and feels authentic and look amazing, the stickers are so pretty. definitely worth it!
Dark Academia Christmas Decor
✅ Best Vintage Artificial Full Black Christmas Tree
Awesome tree!! – This is the best tree ever! Its way bigger and fluffier than other normal green spruce tree that was $250 and the black is awesome! Its heavy and quality material. This tree is amazing! So beautiful and so full! Tree was a lot bigger than expected. It’s tall and is big at the base. Each branch is connected to the stem and the branches fold down so the branches don’t come off the tree individually. It’s much nicer and easier to put together.
Dark Academia Classroom Decor
✅ Best Nautical Cove Treasure Chest Wooden Box
Handcraft – Wooden Pirate Chest Box features decorative iron overlay, brackets, and accents for a truly unique and authentic treasure chest! Differences in finishes are likely due to the handmade nature of this chest.
Dark Academia Desk Decor
✅ Best Metal Libra Jewelry Display Tray Organizer Storage
Absolutely Adore!!!! – Very sturdy metal, shiny black, it’s just as described! So perfect for all the many bracelets have! May change to knick knacks over time but it’s perfect for a Libra 🕯🔮💖
Dark Academia Dorm Decor
✅ Best Dark Academia Room Decor
GIVE YOUR WALLS A STORY and LIGHT IT UP! – Let’s light up your aesthetic room decor with dark academia wall collage kit. Express your ideas for vintage wall decor with these 50 vintage and dark academia posters. You can create awesome dark academia wall decorations with this aesthetic wall collage kit.
Dark Academia Bathroom Decor
✅ Best Kate and Laurel Arendahl Traditional Arch Mirror
Gorgeous, vintage looking, perfect color – This is an absolutely perfect mirror. The antique gold color looks classy and elegant (and not gaudy). The ornate detailing is gorgeous and it is very sturdy.
Dark Academia Office Decor
✅ Best Three Pack Chess King Queen Knight Sculpture Ornaments
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love these statues. Purchased them to decorate home, still trying to figure out where to place them. Other than that they are a great size. The gold is shimmery and not to solid gold or over powering. Very beautiful. The king is the tallest then queen and the knight is the shortest. Well worth the money. Really love this one. Came packaged well to avoid breaking.
Dark Academia Shelf Decor
✅ Best Ancient Greek Philosopher Statue
It’s a great piece and well made – Love it. It looks great, has a solid base and looks high quality. As the other reviews said, it is very dark but it’s still looks good. It also came extremely fast in the mail. Very impressed overall. Definitely worth it.
Dark Academia Desk Chair
✅ Best Salinas Mid Back Tufted Office Chair
Very supportive! – The chair arrived 2 days earlier than expected. It was easy to assemble. The chair is exactly as described. Dark cherry finish legs, with easy rolling wheels. The adjustable height and easy tilt lever were a must when looking for a chair. And what you like the most is- how elegant it looks. The chair is new and hope to remain happy with it over the next few months.
✅ Best Stylish Swivel Home Office Chair
360° Swivel Chair – The X-shaped frame features better stability so it is not easy to break and can provide long-term service. At the same time, the swivel desk chair is easy to assemble. Other than that, the cozy accent chair can be rotated 360°, which will bring you the convenience of finding your desired direction.
Vintage Desk Lamp
✅ Best Industrial Rustic Farmhouse Accent Table Lamps
Absolutely Lovely Lamps! – Obsessed! Beautiful Lamps! Well worth the money spent. Plus, the packaging was exceptional; the company definitely packaged these lamps with care. They look exactly as pictured.
Dark Academia Living Room Chess Table
✅ Best Dark Academia Living Room Chess Table
Beautiful Game Table – Nice looking, sturdy piece of furniture. That’s what was looking for. It’s a functional game board, and a piece of furniture that looks good. Solid and sturdy. Easy to assemble!
Dark Academia Bedside Table
✅ Best The Lord Byron Vintage Decor Stacked Books
Great Purchased – This review is for Design Toscano’s Lord Byron Compendium of Books Mirror. The item is well made, unique, and was securely packaged for safe S&H. The mirror is primarily made from metal, and each paper-like book cover is weathered to reflect an antique. The size of this weighty mirror provides impact within your home office setting.
Dark Academia Advent Calendar
✅ Best Christmas Bookshelf-8 x 10 Advent Calendar
Original and very pretty – This is a very nice change from the run-of -the-mill calendars with verses from ‘Twas a Night Before Christmas behind the doors. If an advent calendar is a tradition in your home, one doesnt want the same theme every year. A lovely calendar and a fresh idea!
✅ Best Unique Vintage Musical Gramophone Advent Calendar
Sweet alternative to traditional Advent calendar – This delightful and alternative advent calendar is a minature working gramophone. It comes with 24 interchangeable vinyls, one for each day of advent, which can be swapped to play a different musical tune every single day. Simply move the stylus to the vinyl and it will begin playing! The whole family will love playing the mini vinyl to see which tune plays that day. Illustrated by Barbara Behr.
Classic Poetry Books
✅ Best Book Leaves of Grass (Leather-bound Classics)
A beautiful little book – Lovely book, used this for English coursework and it was an enjoyable read. Whitman really encapsulates what it meant to be a common American man in his era and it makes sense why his influence is still prevalent in modern day America (Lana Del Rey). Hope his legacy lives on for he really is one of America’s greatest poets. His free verse style allows the reader to be taken to wherever his mind wanders to, really great stuff. In terms of the book itself, its very good quality and well worth the money.
Dark Academia Tapestry
✅ Best Magical Castle Tapestry Books On Bookshelf
Enchanting, full wall coverage! – The tapestry if very light but still feels as though it will last. The colors are vibrant and warm. Also nice though not taking advantage of it yet is that it seems that the way it is printed you could put multiples of this tapestry together to cover a longer wall. The opposite edges would seems to match up so a second tapestry would appear as a continuation of the first.
Dark Academia Bookends
✅ Best Gem Polished Dyed Black Agate Bookends
They are great! – This was a great value, plus very pretty. Love it, rocks are BEAUTIFUL. Showed up on time and these are great book holders.
✅ Best Royal 79101t Classic Manual Typewriter
Awesome – Always wanted a typewriter and it is finally here! writing more than you ever. If your thinking of it just buy it you’ll be glad you did.
A Mug With A Poem On It
✅ Best Abbey & CA Gift Footprints Mug
Words of inspiration – Great for someone who attends church or is religious and you aren’t sure what to get them. Having a coffee or tea and reading that mug will lift you up for the day.
Book Lover’s Charm Bracelet
✅ Best Infinity Love Books Bracelet
Very Hip for a Book Lover! – This came very promptly. It was so pretty. It came in a really cute golden gift box. Great presentation great product!!
Old Books Candle
✅ Best OLD BOOKS Book Lovers’ Candle
Pretty good a little to subtle though. – Perfect edition to home library. Scent is not overpowering and smells amazing even after its blown out. Its was packaged beautifully and it has a nice neutral look allowing you to put it anywhere. Highly recommend!!
✅ Best Eco-friendly Natural Beeswax Vertical Candle
Love this specialty old fashioned candle – Functional, unique mood-lighting that goes with my steampunk decor. The candle requires a bit of care and attention when adjusting the wick, but it’s sort of therapeutic to do so. The stand is well made and the copper/brass finish is gorgeous. This sits on top of bookcase and get lots of compliments on this piece.
Wax Seal Kit
✅ Best Wax Seal Stamp Kit
Wonderful kit – Overall this is a nice set for a beginner. The wax is colorful and nicely pigmented. The stamps are fun and well detailed.
Library Card Set
✅ Best Vintage Library Due Date Card Set
Unique Conversation Pieces– These are just so unique had to have them. If you are a reader or frequented the library often as a youth, these will give you those feel good memories. If you don’t mind the price, these are great as a gift or for your living room, library or office. These look just as they do in the photos.
Vintage Wall Clocks
✅ Best 17th Century World Map Wall Clock
High quality and gorgeous – The large quiet Vincenzo World Map Wall Clock is a wonderful addition to your TV room. It was easy to hang.
✅ Best Antique 16 inch Desktop Globe
Great Size and Easy to Read -This globe is vibrant in color, easy to use! It replaces an old globe that was badly worn!
✅ Best Torre & Tagus Latitude Vintage World Globe
The best gift you can give anybody! – It is a beautiful, elegant and unusual globe that stands out wherever it’s placed. And it’s admired by all who see it. The silver continents and the silver text against the shiny black background stand out with superb clarity and precision. Admirable !
Vintage Fountain Pen
✅ Best Vintage Fountain Pen
Another great Pilot pen – The fountain pen is amazing. 14 K solid gold nib. The look is nice. The only problem is the box. This box is ok for 25 $ pen. You don’t need wood . But something better then a paper . Box for collectors is imported.