If you are someone you know is frothing at the mouth waiting for the U.S. premiere of the soapy PBS hit Downton Abbey, temporarily distract yourself with these fun gift ideas (heck, I’ve been known to unashamedly shop for myself in the holiday season!).
Downton Abbey Seasons 1 & 2 Limited Edition Set is a handsome box set on both Blu-ray and DVD. Relive every juicy turn, tragedy, miracle, and romance so you can prep for Season Three, debuting January 6th, 2013 on PBS.
Since you know you are going to buy it anyways, just get it out of the way and pre-order a copy of Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3 DVD (Original U.K. Version) now, since it comes out on DVD January 29th, 2013.
While you are at it, check out the lavish behind-the-scenes book The World of Downton Abbey, written by Jessica Fellows, niece of series creator Julian Fellows. Also, check out her follow-up book, The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era.
If you are still looking for the gift for the fan who already has everything, check out these awesome and hilarious t-shirts from shopPBS.org. I showed these to a friend, and she immediately exclaimed, “FREE BATES!!!”