I have been a big Downton Abbey fan since day one. I know there are millions of fans out there too, so this gift is perfect for everyone! I can’t wait until January 5, 2014, season 4 premiere, to see what twists and turns will happen with the Crawley family and the many wonderfully delicious lines that Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham will sling this season.
In the meantime, Christmas is just a few days away so let’s get this Gluten-Free Downton Abbey Party Gift rolling so that everyone on your list will be ready for a party. I selected a few, very proper items to add to a gift bag (Not sure if the limited edition Downton Abbey reusable bag is still available but grab it if you see it.) You can always add the items to a pretty basket or a serving tray if the bag is gone. The fun part is that everything can be found at your local World Market in store or online. Even better they have a few items on sale right now!
A party is only proper if you serve the proper tea, in a proper tea pot, served in a proper tea set…whew! That’s quite a bit of proper wouldn’t you say! I think I need a cuppa-tea and a Gluten-Free biscuit! Speaking of Gluten-Free biscuits, add Pamela’s Products Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies, found at your local market, to the gift!
Make sure you go online and enter the World Market Downton Abbey Sweepstakes to win a trip to London and more. Ends 12/27/2013.
You can always buy the previous seasons on your local PBS station during their fundraising campaigns.
So put on your Downton Abbey inspired proper party hat, found on Etsy or your local consignment store and get the house ready for prime viewing in 2014. Now if we only had house staff to help us get things all tidy … the countdown has begun!
“Mary you will be a wonderful mother” …
“you will be my Mary for all eternity and I love you more and more everyday” – Matthew Crawley.
Good luck shopping and good day to you,
Please note, I added Hammond’s chocolate bar to my gift suggestion. A party really is never complete without chocolate, at least in my book! Here is Hammond’s list of Gluten-Free items. I would suggest adding their toffee to the list. See their site for where to buy.