So, I’m thinking Christmas already. My boyfriend is a HUGE Sherlock Holmes fan. A few years ago I gave him those nice new annotated sets, which he loves. He also has the Grenada DVDs, with Jeremy Brett. He’s the kind of guy who loves nice old stuff, though, although he doesn’t treat himself much and he doesn’t have a lot of money.
Also, Christmas and his birthday are fairly close together.
So, I was thinking I’d see about getting some sort of early edition with the Paget illustrations, which I know he’d adore. That’s kind of easy.
What else could I get? He’s not a huge fan of Basil Rathborne, so those movie posters are out. Something cool and old is way better than something cool and new. Last year I hunted all around for a real calabash (gourd) pipe, and struck out - he’s got tons of pipes, though, several of which I gave him, so a pipe isn’t great. I’m nowhere near as into this as he is, so I don’t really have a handle on the kind of things that are available. I also don’t have millions of dollars to spend, although I’ll spend a few hundred on something that’s cool enough. Any suggestions?