Great gifts for British history buffs


Whether they’re homesick for Old Blighty or just fans of Bridgerton, the British history buffs on your list will appreciate these thoughtful gifts.

1. His Majesty; $ 55

TASCHEN’s rich tribute to Queen Elizabeth II features historical events and private moments of the oldest British monarch in stunning photos. Your giveaway will see the Queen in a whole new light thanks to images from David Bailey, Yousuf Karsh and other top photographers.

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2. Loch Ness tea towel; $ 10

If the recipient of your gift has always dreamed of spotting Nessie but hasn’t had the chance to visit Loch Ness, you can help them out with this tongue-in-cheek tea towel. Samuel Lamont’s 100% cotton towel is made in the UK and features Scottish Highland scenery artwork.

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3. Electric kettle; 16 $

No legitimate Anglophile should be without an electric kettle. This life-changing Ovente gadget can boil water to brew tea in under six minutes, saving energy compared to the stovetop method. An automatic shut-off function prevents boiling. It is also available in black, white, red, chartreuse and fuchsia.

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4. Classic Twinings tea collection; $ 22

Twinings has been in the tea business since 1706 and has been the official supplier to the Royal Family since the time of Queen Victoria. The recipient of this sample of classic Twinings teas will enjoy eight varieties, including English Breakfast, Earl Gray, Lemon and Ginger, Peppermint and more.

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5. Reverse umbrella; 25 $

Your gift will surely appreciate this durable and windproof umbrella from MRTLLOA, designed to withstand the famous UK weather. A single button automatically opens and closes the inverted umbrella, which comes in handy in a thunderstorm, and its cheerful interior print will stand out in a crowd.

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6. Phone booth bookends; $ 14

These pretty Winterworm metal bookends, styled on the iconic British phone booth, will brighten up the library with your gift. Each bookend has non-slip pads on its base to ensure their Jane Austen collection stays in place.

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7. Shakespeare’s British Puzzle; $ 24

When completed, this 1,000-piece puzzle from National Geographic and the New York Puzzle Company will reveal a nearly 20-inch by 27-inch map of Elizabethan Britain, complete with sea monsters, unicorns, and an inset map of William Shakespeare. hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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8. Scottish tartan notebook; $ 15

Waverly’s stylish ‘regular notebooks’ are covered with authentic Scottish tartan fabric, featuring designs such as Macduff, Royal Stewart, Douglas Ancient (pictured) and more. Inside, the cream-colored pages are aligned on the right and blank on the left, and a ribbon marker maintains the writer’s place.

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9. Reproduction of travel posters in Edinburgh; 11 $

A stylish addition to any Anglophile wall, this 10 inch by 13.5 inch print from A Slice in Time reproduces a vintage early 20th century London, Midland and Scottish rail advertisement. Prints from London, Cornwall, Ireland and other global destinations are also available.

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10. “We are not amused” T-shirt; $ 20

May Queen Victoria really pronounced her famous deadpan words are irrelevant – your gift will appreciate the monarch’s DGAF attitude on this t-shirt, which features a picture of Victoria and is available in a range of colors.

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11. Your guide to avoiding murder in a picturesque English village; $ 14

An essential guide for any Agatha Christie fan, this surprise bestseller from Maureen Johnson and Jay Cooper includes Gorey-esque illustrations and helpful tips for avoiding death in this charming tea room near the ivy-covered church. .

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12. Piece of British land; $ 39

This specimen of genuine British soil comes with a comprehensive guide to its origin, including a photo booklet and GPS coordinates of the actual plot. If you know someone who has always wanted to own British land, this is your chance to make their dream come true.

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13. Anglophile sweatshirt; $ 48 to $ 55

Wear your love of all things British on your sleeve and everywhere else with this comfy crew neck sweatshirt adorned with all manner of iconic English imagery. Pull on a pair of jeans for a perfectly comfy outfit for a day at the pub.

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14. LEGO Trafalgar Square building kit; $ 80

LEGO enthusiasts can build one of London’s famous squares out of brick form with this 1197 piece set. The design features the monuments of the square, including Nelson’s Column, its four lion sculptures, and the National Gallery. There are even a few black London taxis and double decker buses for an authentic streetscape.

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15. One year subscription to BritBox; $ 70

Your recipient can stream British TV series, storylines and documentaries as they wish with a one-year BritBox gift subscription (also available through Amazon Prime for $ 7 per month). Downton abbey; Cranford; classic Dr Who; Up down; Death in paradise; and many other series are available.

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