Give the Gift of PBS Box Sets up to 50% off SRP {2016 Holiday Gift Guide}

PBS isn’t just a great place to find educational content for children. In fact, PBS offers some really great shows for adults, too. This Holiday season there are a few PBS box sets that will make great gifts for anyone on your list who is a fan of mystery or drama shows.

Currently, many of these box sets are priced up to 50% off SRP at and/or! Here are a few great PBS box sets that are discounted right now as well as pricing at each site.

*Prices are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change. Affiliate links have been included.*

MasterPiece: Mr. Selfridge The Complete Series

mr selfridge complete box set holiday gift box setsCreated by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bridget Jones’ Diary), Mr. Selfridge brings to life the story of American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge, the colorful and visionary founder of Selfridges, London’s lavish department store. Pioneering, reckless, and with an abundance of charm, Harry Selfridge created a theater of retail for early 1900s Londoners, where the latest topics or trends were showcased and traditions were challenged.

Starring: three-time Emmy® Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as ‘Mile a Minute Harry’, the brilliant ensemble cast features Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Imitation Game), Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street), and Frances O’Connor (The Missing)

Run Time: Approximately 30.5 hours on 12 DVDs

SRP: $89.99

Available From: ShopPBS ($84.99), Amazon (currently $46.51)


Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis The Complete Series

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Inspired by the Inspector Morse novels by Colin Dexter, comes the long-running series Inspector Lewis. Inspector Robert Lewis (Kevin Whately) steps out of the shadow of his mentor, the inimitable Inspector Morse, in this highly-acclaimed series of intricate mysteries. Together with his brooding, inscrutable partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway (Laurence Fox), they take on the elite criminal underworld of Oxford, England, relying on Lewis’ instinct and Hathaway’s intellect to see past appearances and into the hearts of their upper-crust foes. All eight seasons of Oxford’s favorite detectives, Lewis and Hathaway are included in this complete series box set.

Run Time: Approximately 50 hours on 18 DVDs

SRP: $99.99

Available From: ShopPBS ($94.99), Amazon (currently $50.38)


Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection

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Led by Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, and Maggie Smith, the acclaimed ensemble cast brings to life all the drama and intrigue of the inhabitants of Downton Abbey, the lavish English country manor, home to the Earl of Grantham. This complete collection set, available just in time for the holidays, includes all 52 episodes of the series of this Golden Globe® SAG® and multi-Emmy® Award-winning series, following the Crawley family and their servants through all of the splendor and romance, desire and heartbreak, scandal and rumor that Downton Abbey viewers across the globe have grown to love.

Run Time: Approximately 3001 minutes on 22 DVDs or 21 Blu-ray discs


Blu-ray $129.99

DVD $149.99

Available from:

Amazon– Blu-ray $71.55, DVD $63.40

ShopPBS (includes FREE Tea Sampler)- Blu-ray $99.99, DVD $89.99


Downton Abbey: The Complete Limited Edition Collector’s Set

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“Downton Abbey: The Complete Limited Edition Collector’s Set” is the perfect gift for Downton Abbey fans. All six seasons – 52 episodes – of the Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG® Award- winning program are offered. The set contains 13 hours of bonus content including 5 all new hours as well as exclusive collectible keepsakes that lovers of the series will cherish forever. This is the ultimate Downton Abbey box set and a must-have for every fan!

The Beautiful Gold Keepsake Box Contains:

  • Working Downton Abbey pull-bell (the famous bells from the Downton Abbey open!) ready to hang on the wall or stand on a shelf.
  • Collectible set of six elegant cork-based coasters featuring the official Downton Abbey crest.
  • The Costumes of Downton Abbey, an exclusive photo-filled booklet featuring a forward from executive producer Gareth Neame.
  • Collectible hardcover book with 22 discs featuring all 52 episodes including each season finale Christmas special, video extras from each season, full color photography and favorite quotes from iconic characters.

Run Time: Approximately 3001 minutes on 22 DVDs

SRP: $199.99

Available From:

Amazon– $109.96

ShopPBS (includes FREE Castle Collection Market Bag & Tea Sampler)- $124.99

These PBS box sets are priced at a major discount, so now is the perfect time to stock up for holiday gifts or maybe even a gift for yourself! Don’t forget to check out Brainfoggles’ 2016 Gift Guide & Giveaway Extravaganza for even more great gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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  1. Jennifer, this is so cool. I was struggling with a gift idea for my brother who is a die-hard downtown abby fan. Thanks!