12 Gifts for Anglophiles As Brilliant As a Ticket to London
If your loved one drops British slang left and right, constantly tries to prove the British version of "The Office" is superior to the U.S. version, dreams of one day finding her own Mr. Darcy, or is still waiting for his Hogwarts letter, there's a good chance you have an Anglophile on your hands.
You might be holding out for a ticket to England so you can give the best present ever (and we honestly don’t blame you), but in the meantime, the editors at Travel + Leisure put together a list of the most English-centric gifts to please all types of Anglophiles, from Jane Austen and Harry Potter fanatics to English breakfast tea drinkers and Cath Kidston trendsetters.
With any one of these gifts, you’ll be able to inspire trips to England, excite those who already have a trip in the works, and provide a nice memento of their favorite country when they get back home.
Scroll down to find our 12 picks that will get any fan of British culture chuffed.
'Claridge's: The Cookbook'
Claridge’s incomparable brunches, cocktails, afternoon teas, and desserts helped it earn its reputation as one of the best luxury hotels in the world. In this long anticipated cookbook comes over 100 food and drink recipes straight from the 5-star hotel. From Bircher muesli to Truffled macaroni gratin and Pommes château, this delectable cookbook will give the elegant Londoner on your list a taste of the city’s beloved hotel.
To buy: amazon.com, $36
Men's Oxford University Print Short Sleeve T-shirt
If your bloke holds Oxford aspirations — or an affinity towards famous alumni J.R.R. Tolkien or Emma Watson — he’ll want to show off his university pride in this comfy T-shirt.
To buy: amazon.com, $20
24 Count Custom Tea Bag Gift
Treat your friend to a cuppa with this customizable box set of England's favorite drink. You can select up to 24 individual tea bags from 49 different options, including classic British Breakfast and Earl Greyer Black Teas, fruity Vanilla Apple and Blueberry Hibiscus Teas, and indulgent Banana and Red Velvet Cuppa Chocolate Teas.
To buy: republicoftea.com, $14
'Secret London Unusual Bars & Restaurants: Eating and Drinking Off the Beaten Track'
This brand-new London guide is a true insider's take on more than 100 lesser-known establishments — with "amazing decor, eccentric owners, bizarre food" — worth checking out on their next trip. It's available for pre-order now and expected to ship in early January, but you can assure them it will be worth the wait.
To buy: target.com, $22
Harrods Elevator Mug
The world-famous department store is known for its luxury goods and designer clothing, but you can find affordable gems there. This glitzy mug is not only inexpensive, it's necessary for a hot cup of tea on a chilly day.
To buy: harrods.com, $14
Cath Kidston Small Cotton Backpack Rucksack
Snag a cute backpack from London’s darling lifestyle brand, decorated with its iconic floral pattern. It’s large enough to fit everything you need for exploring the city and lounging in your local coffee shop, but not so large that it becomes a burden to lug around. As a bonus, the rucksack comes with a front zip compartment for quick storage.
To buy: amazon.com, $67
One Pound Coin Pendant
This gorgeous necklace is perfect for the Anglophile born between 1983 and 2007. Choose the year and gift your loved one with this British pound-turned-pendant set in rose gold.
To buy: etsy.com, $34—$47
Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
Potterheads will love putting their Harry Potter movie knowledge to the test. This magical version of Trivial Pursuit comes with 600 questions in six categories: The Dark Arts, Hogwarts, Magical Spells & Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People, and Animals & Magical Creatures.
To buy: amazon.com, $20
These infinity scarves will keep any bookworm warm with their cotton knit material and romantic prose. Featuring passages from four classics — Sense and Sensibility, Alice and Wonderland, Jane Eyre, and Pride and Prejudice — avid readers of English literature will delight in wearing both their love of words and English culture.
To buy: uncommongoods.com, $48
'The Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking'
For fans of the popular BBC baking competition show, this cookbook features 120 recipes from your favorite judges and bakers. Test out Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood's Signature Bakes, or whip up the competitors’ best biscuit and pudding recipes to surprise and delight guests at any garden or afternoon tea party.
To buy: amazon.com, $29
Vintage London Mini Notebooks
This set of three notebooks features iconic London landmarks, including Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Tower Bridge. Each notebook has 96 pages, so there is plenty of space to wanderlust over England’s capital.
To buy: papersource.com, $12
Red Union Jack Toss Throw Pillow 2 Pack
Charming and plush, these two pillows carrying the U.K. flag will add lovely British flair to your favorite Anglophile’s dorm room, office, or living room.
To buy: target.com, $30