Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Downton Abbey


Mother’s Day is that one special day when we love to bestow lavish gifts upon our Mums to show them just how great we think they are.  This year we had a couple of ideas that might help you out when it comes to picking that special gift for the most important lady in your life.

Downton Abbey

Our obsession with Downton Abbey, one of the most loved shows on T.V. has come to an end.  The incredible journeys our favourite characters have taken led to more ups and downs than a roller coaster.  With the show over there is only one way to console ourselves and Mum, that is to get the DVDs and binge watch them together!  Yes all six series and Christmas Specials re now to be released on DVD for your viewing pleasure.  As well as the stunning episodes, the new Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection also contains a number of fantastic extras that every fan will love! The perfect gift for the Mum who adores Downton.

The extras include…


  • The Story of Downton Abbey – 90 min. documentary
  • The Creators Favourite Scenes – Writer Julian Fellowes and Exec. Producer Gareth Neame talk about their favourite moments from the series
  • Supercuts – Highlights from across all 6 series

Disc 2

  • Character Documentary – Short films on the key characters from the series
  • BAFTA Celebrates Downton – Celebration of the show with presentation of a special BAFTA award

A brilliant all access pass to behind the scenes of the show, the extras really add so much to the viewing pleasure of any fan.  Looking at the actual story behind Downton and the favourite scenes of the creators allows us to get a glimpse of just how much the show meant to them too.  Of course the real exciting aspects of the special features in the set are the documentary films that have been created about each character.  

The extras alone are not to be missed, celebrating the success of the show and all of the incredible talent that went into creating it, including writer Julian Fellowes and member of the substantial cast.  This includes Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham; Hugh Bonneville as Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley; Elizabeth McGovern as the Countess of Grantham, Cora Crawley; Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley; Jim Carter as Carson; Brendan Coyle as John Bates; Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates; Phyllis Logan as Mrs Hughes; Samantha Bond as Lady Rosamund Painswick; Sophie McShera as Daisy Mason; Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith Crawley; Robert James-Collier as under butler Thomas Barrow; Penelope Wilton as Isobel Crawley; Kevin Doyle as footman Joseph Molesley; Raquel Cassidy as Lady’s maid Phyllis Baxter; Harry Hadden-Paton as Bertie Pelham; Matthew Goode as Henry Talbot; Lesley Nicol as Mrs Patmore; Jeremy Swift as butler Septimus Spratt; David Robb as Doctor Clarkson; Sue Johnston as Lady’s maid Gladys Denker; and Michael Fox as footman Andy Parker.

Let Mum fall in love with Downton Abbey all over again with this fabulous collection and incredible extras.


DOWNTON ABBEY: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION comes to DVD on 29th February, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK)



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Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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