Christmas; it's the most wonderful and exciting time of the year. But for diehard #Outlander fans, it's just another stretch of time that stands between now and the 2017 premiere of Season 3. While this may feel like an unbearably long spell for fans of the Fraser clan, there's one thing that always helps to distract from the lengthy wait: Presents!
Luckily, you've got the ultimate Outlander gift guide (AKA cheat sheet) at your disposal. Forget t-shirts with cheesy slogans and generic coffee mugs— here are some better-than-bonnie trinkets that look like they've come straight out of 1743.
1. Fine 'Outlander' Wine
For those who fancy a cheeky dram while they catch up on their favorite scandalous sassenach, this limited edition authentic Outlander wine collection will do the trick. Each of the four wines is based on a specific character, so now you can choose your wine pairings using character preference rather than flavor. Are you in the mood for a floral, adventurous Claire Randall Vin Blanc white wine blend, or a more mature, robust Claire Fraser Pinot Noir?
2. An Apothecary Kit Worthy Of Master Raymond
Where would Claire be without her trusty apothecary kit? The novice herbalist has worked her medicinal magic to get herself out of many a tight spot, and now you too can be equipped to harness the healing power of plants. This apothecary kit from The Sleeping Sirens provides the perfect place to store your foraged finds, with an authentic antique feel.
3. A Bonnie Kilt For The Outlander In Your Life
Show your Scottish pride with an official Outlander tartan kilt! Featuring the exact same tartans as the show's very own Fraser clan, there's a range of styles and fabric to suit any highlander. Ideal for battling the British, long horseback rides across the country or just kicking back in the tavern with a bottle of whisky. Watch out for that updraft!
4. Claire's Makeshift Wedding Ring
Getting hitched? Congratulations! Hopefully your wedding is a little less rushed (and more reciprocal) than Jamie and Claire's. Luckily there's no need to stress over finding a decent village blacksmith; this beautiful replica's as good as the real thing.
5. The Complete 'Outlander' Book Set
Can't wait for Season 3? Catch up on Claire's daring adventures with the complete Outlander book set by Diana Gabaldon. It includes books 1-8 — for those not in the know, Season 3 will be based on the third book, Voyager. But be warned: With writing this good, you might just be tempted to read ahead in the series, which could lead to potential spoilers for the show!
6. Stunning Silver Apostle Spoons
The Fraser clan's heirloom Apostle spoons were Jamie's christening gift to a pregnant Claire when the couple were living in Paris. These Steve Millingham Pewter spoons are the exact same ones commissioned for the show, and perfect for hoarders of trinkets and treasures.
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7. Enchanting Craigh na Dun Bookends
What better way to protect your Outlander novels than with an enchanted stone circle? This tiny replica of the ancient druid site is sure to impress any Outlander fan— just be careful not to get transported back in time when wrapping it! Take a look at the stones in action back in Season 1:
8. A Toasty Fraser Clan Blanket
Stave off the Scottish winter chill with a premium lambswool blanket in proud Fraser Clan colors. It's soft enough to wear wrapped around you and secured with a belt Claire-style, or can even be used as a decorative throw in your private chambers.
Wether it's 1945 or 1743, Claire Fraser knows how to keep it classy. While the vibrant ball gowns she favored in Paris are probably a little too extravagant for the 21st century, there's a whole array of accessories and attire to bring out your inner sassenach.
- 9. Chunky Knitted Mittens
Castles can get mighty cold. Better protect your mitts with these chunky knit mittens! These are the exact same mittens purchased by the Outlander costume department, and worn by Caitriona Balfe (Claire) on screen. It doesn't get much more authentic than that!
- 10. Claire's Cowl
Those Highland winds can be biting. What better way to protect your neck than with a licensed Outlander cowl? This retro infinity scarf is Claire's must-have accessory, and adds a folksy touch to any outfit.
- 11. Capelet Knitting Pattern
Everyone knows homemade gifts reign supreme over anything store-bought. Bust out the knitting needles and whip up this capelet that was just made for wandering around the forest. Or better yet, gift the pattern to a crafty friend!
- 12. Poison-Detecting Necklace
You never know when foes are near— best to be on your guard! This druzy quartz necklace is almost identical to the magic stone Master Raymond gifted Claire after an attempt was made on her life. There's no guarantee it will change color when poison is around, but it'll surely be enough to ward off would-be attackers. D Baker Jewelry also make a range of affordable Outlander earrings, so you can accessorize like Claire any day of the week.
What will you be buying your beloved this Christmas?