14 very proper Christmas gifts for the Downton Abbey fan in your life

Please the period drama fan in your life this Christmas with these splendid and proper presents



Write awfully articulate blackmail threats with this suitably dramatic pen. Plumage pen, £10

This vintage pill box wouldn’t be out of place in Lady Edith’s pocket. Plus it’s filled with balm to protect your lips in chilly winter weather. Handy, right? Vintage pill box and lip balm, £15

Keep covered up in style with this silk 1920s-esque kimono. Perfect for lazy Sunday mornings, lounging around in your drawing room or taking on (ahem) “sketching” trips. Fringe Kimono and Slip, £70

Piece together the drama. It’s the perfect way to wile away those desolate hours after the Christmas special… Highclere Castle Puzzle, from £25.95

Bat your lashes at your suitors from under the brim of a hat like Lady Mary’s. Just remember to go upstairs before you dare take it off… Dark Red Wool Hat, £35

Travel in style with these period suitcases. Now all you need is Septimus Spratt to hand them to your driver. Vintage Style Suitcase, £35.99

Wear your love for Downton on your sleeve, and keep up with changing times, with this elegant watch. Pearl Petal Burgundy Slim Strap, £95

Walk in the footsteps of the Dowager Countess, have a morning cuppa at Mr Drewe’s Yew Tree Farm and visit Grantham House, as well as other locations from the drama. One for truly dedicated Downtonians… Downton Abbey Town & Country Filming Locations Tour for two, £120

Document all those wise words and Dowager Countess witicisms on your very own fancy writing paper. Lady’s Writing Set, £29.99 

Ensure you’re the fairest of them all – bar Lady Rose, of course. Handheld mirror, £9.50

Drape yourself in period-style jewels, courtesy of John Lewis. The department store was totally around during the Downton era. It’s probably where the Crawleys themselves stocked up on their bling. Crystal Fan Drop Earrings, £30

We’ll take tea now, Mr Carson… Attingham Tea Cup, £12

Remind everyone of your status. We’re pretty sure Robert has one… Lord of the Manor Cushion, £29


Secret love children, distressing car crashes, improper propositions, romantic engagements, murder trials and all. Watch it all over again. And again. And again. Downton Abbey series 1 – 6 DVD, £39.99