'Downton Abbey' holiday gift guide: Wine, luxury bath items and more

downton-abbey-holiday-gift-guide.jpgHoliday shopping season is upon us and if you're like us, you are always looking for fun suggestions for loved ones. For the special "Downton Abbey" fan in your life, here are some recommendations from Zap2it.

Gifts under $50

Wine charms (four for $12): There are several sets of these available, with character names and various quotes. Our favorite set is the one for Robert and Cora.

"Free Bates" T-shirt ($9.99): There are a lot of "Downton" shirts available, but this one is the must-have item, because star Hugh Bonneville was sporting it at the 2012 TCA press tour.

A navy tote bag ($19.99): The official PBS store has a lot of run-of-the-mill items (mostly DVDs and books), but this caught our eye because it features one of our favorite quotes from the Dowager Countess printed on it (pictured above, left).

Collectible tea cup and box ($20 for two): If you're like us, you love to curl up with your favorite "Downton" episodes and a spot of tea. Now you can drink it out of a collectible tea mug that comes in its own decorative box.

Gifts under $100

DVD set with pull-bell ornament ($69.99): We're recommending this DVD set from PBS because we love the Christmas tree ornament that is included (pictured above, right). The DVDs include the first three seasons plus "Secrets of Highclere Castle," the estate where the show is filmed.

downton-abbey-luxury-bath-collection.jpg"Downton" luxury bath collection (~$80): The "Downton" toiletry collection has been released, with smaller items ranging from roughly $8 to $26. But this ultimate collection is a lot of bang for your buck (pictured, right).

A tour of Highclere Castle (~$90): If you're in England, a tour of Highclere is a must. A family of up to five can tour the castle, exhibition and gardens for £55.00, which is roughly $90. Tickets for the summer tours go on sale in February.

Gifts over $100

Edwardian period dresses (~$100): All About Eve's has Edwardian-style gowns available in a wide array of sizes that would be just spiffing if you'd want to host a "Downton Abbey" party.

A case of "Downton" wine ($179.99): Two period-appropriate wines have been released, a red Claret and white Blanc. You can order a mixed case and be as good-natured as the late Lady Sybil was all holiday season.

A portrait of your favorite character ($750): Do you want to have your favorite "Downton"-ite hanging on your wall forever and ever? You're in luck, because a rather talented Etsy artist has several 11x14 paintings available. We think we'd go with Lady Edith (pictured above, middle).
Photo/Video credit: PBS, Etsy, Marks & Spenser
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