Shopping for a Downton Abbey fan? If you’re not a fan yourself, you probably don’t understand. So let me help you. Here’s a guide for what to buy a Downton Abbey fan for Christmas! This post was hugely popular last year and I’ve updated it for 2017 with NEW gifts for the Downton Abbey fan!
And right off the bat I have to show you this item that is NEW this year!
It’s the Downton Abbey Board Game. Did you hear me? The.Downton.Abbey.BOARD.GAME. Yes, please.
The fast moving game that transports you into the world of Downton Abbey. As maid or footman, you have to complete the tasks you are given as quickly and efficiently as possible. Starting in the Servants’ Hall, each player is dealt Destination cards which have varying values indicated by the number of bells on the card. This relates to how important or difficult the task is. The player must then navigate their way around the corridors and stairs of the Abbey, throwing the dice to determine how many moves they can make. Once they reach the destination of a task, they collect their bell tokens, and the next player throws the dice to set off for the next job. But nothing is that simple! Along the way, a player can land on a ‘Carson Card’ space and have to take a card, which could either help or hinder them. On other spaces, the players may have to collect a ‘Letter’ which could call them away from the Abbey, slowing them down, or costing them bells! And which route will they take? A short easy looking one to get a job done earning only one bell, or a longer route with the possibility of collecting a higher reward? The winner is the player who has completed all their jobs and collected the most bells. Good luck and enjoy the game!
Honestly, you should have stopped reading at the mention of the board game and just clicked and ordered. BUT if that didn’t float your boat, you can go the safe route and get your Downton Abbey fan the Downton Abbey 2017 Wall Calendar.
The Downton Abbey 2017 Wall Calendar features beautiful images of the stellar cast from the sixth and final season of the award-winning drama.
Or you can always go for a Christmas ornament. There are dozens of Downton Abbey Christmas Ornaments you can choose from. This first one here just happens to be my favorite! I hang it on my tree at Christmas but keep it in my curio cabinet year-round because it’s too pretty to pack away!
Or this Downton Abbey Castle Glass Ball Ornament that looks like it could have hung on a Downton tree itself!
And dozens more to look through here.
Downton Abbey is loved the world over for its fabulous costumes, beautiful scenery, wonderful characters and intricate plot lines, but what keeps millions of us coming back time after time is the stellar quality of the writing. With each stroke of his pen Julian Fellowes seems to gift us with a cuttingly dry quip from the Dowager Countess, a perfectly timed word of wisdom from Mrs Patmore or a touchingly nostalgic pronouncement from Carson. Here in The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes has gathered together her favorite quotes from the complete Downton Abbey oeuvre to take each of us back to the most memorable moments from the show and ensure we are armed with the very best ripostes should we ever need to chastise an impertinent lady’s maid.
Or you can dive into the history of the REAL Downton in Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle.
If your Downton fan likes their afternoon tea, you can get The Republic Of Tea Downton Abbey Bate’s Brambleberry Tea, 36 Tea Bags, Fine Black Tea And Fruit Tea or other fine teas inspired by the show (and adorned with the faces of different characters.)
If your Downton fan prefers coffee to tea, how about one of these mugs?
Funny Guy Mugs What Is a Weekend? Ceramic Coffee Mug, White, 11-Ounce holds not only coffee but one of the funniest lines from the show. Ever. Don’t get it? Well, you’re not a Downton fan!
You also can’t go wrong with Downton Abbey-esque Her Ladyship Fine China Mug By Haysom Interiors.
Another great line from the Dowager – and this one is on a handmade candle!
If your Downton fan likes to cook you can always go with The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary’s Crab Canapes to Mrs. Patmore’s Christmas Pudding – More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs
And top it off with the 32″ Downton Abbey Life “Never a Dull Moment” Women’s Damask Kitchen Chef’s Apron
I hoped this helped you shop for the Dowton Abbey fan in your life!