17+ Very British Gifts for Christmas
December 04, 2019

Being the British company we are, we naturally have heaps of very British gifts. From quintessential tea gifts to experience presents that’ll leave them shaken, not stirred, we’ve got them all.

No need to spend a fortune - some of them only cost a few bob - so grab your cuppa, form an orderly queue and have a butchers at these truly British gifts.

Tea-Related Gifts


What else to start with but the quintessential cup of tea? As a nation of Mrs Doyles, anything tea-related gets a big thumbs up, be it a teapot, kettle or a vintage Teasmade. We’ve also got travel mugs so they can take their tea on the go. 

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Harry Potter Gifts

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Invented by the ingenious English author, J K Rowling, Harry Potter is well and truly part of our modern culture. If you know a muggle who can’t stop reading about the Boy Who Lived, we’ve got plenty of wizarding gifts to add a touch of magic to their Christmas, including an amazing golden snitch drone with actual flapping wings.

Traditional Scottish Shortbread

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Nothing beats that sweet buttery taste of traditional Scottish shortbread. With our selection of Stewart’s shortbreads in classic tins, you can’t go wrong. Choose from tins featuring a pretty robin redbreast or stately stag. We’ve also got shortbread tubes in either a nutcracker or penguin design, which make great stocking fillers.

Afternoon Tea Experience

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It’s time for tea again (we are Brits after all). Traditional afternoon tea experiences make great British presents. You could take them to a range of venues, depending on where you live, or to the lovely Patisserie Valerie. You could also gift them an afternoon tea at a spa for an extra-special treat!

The Very British Problems Board Game

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Sorry but we had to put this in for those awkwardly British gift recipients out there. Perfect for a rainy day (you know we have plenty of those), it’s a chance to see who’s the most British of you all. With topics about our supreme politeness, the rain (sorry to bring it up again) and apologising too much, it’s brilliant fun.

A Classic Pub Quiz Game

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Who doesn’t love a good pub quiz? For those who relish them, this game makes a great stocking filler or secret Santa gift. It includes 2,000 different questions and flip charts for scoring, so you can play up to ten themed rounds with two teams - perfect for indulging their competitive streak.

Aston Martin Driving Experience

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There is and always will be only one car that is quintessentially Bond - the Aston Martin. This exciting gift experience is one car fan's chance to drive one of the coolest vehicles in the world! And if they change their mind about the Aston Martin, they can opt for a Ferrari, Lamborghini or other top cars.

McLaren P1 Remote Controlled Car

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Another one for car lovers, or more specifically gadget lovers, this McLaren remote-controlled car makes a great gift for kids and big kids alike. Fully controllable with forward, back, left and right controls, they can drive this mini car around like the real thing.

Poppy Presents

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A symbol of remembrance and a pretty wildflower that blooms across the land, poppies are undeniably British. We’ve got plenty of poppy gifts for all your patriotic friends, from gorgeous gardenwares like this Mansion Garden Bird House to pretty homewares like this 2-tier cake stand.

Robin Presents

This cute little bird is not only a symbol of Christmas but also a wonderful British bird that we love to spot. Check out this hand-painted glass robin table or birdbath for those who love these little feathered friends.

Great British Food

This Clearwater Hampers Great British Tastes hamper includes delicious Snowdonia cheese, Walkers shortbread, Yorkshire crisps, a Union Jack bar and loads of other very British foods (not forgetting the 10 English teas). Who could resist?

Union Jack Guitar

You can’t get any more British than the great Union Jack. This beginner’s guitar package is ideal for any budding rock star.

Monopoly Roald Dahl Edition

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If you know a child who loves Welsh-born Roald Dahl's novels, they'll love this themed Monopoly game. Featuring elements from of all the best stories, they'll get to invest in Wonka's chocolate factories and trade their way to success - and perhaps find a golden ticket or two along the way!

Puzzle Gifts

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Take them on a trip down memory lane with this 1,000 piece puzzle! Perfect for any proud Brit.

Very British Preserves

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A tasty treat for foodies, award-winning Mrs Bridges preserves are both delicious and quintessentially British food gifts. The much-loved brand was created after Mrs Bridges’ huge success as a cook, moving up from serving ‘respectable’ Victorian families in the English countryside to devising elaborate menus for leading London figures, including King Edward himself. Since then, her brand has immortalised British heritage and become the perfect choice for food gifting.

Sprout and Pudding Pass the Parcel

Love them or hate them, Brussel’s sprouts are a quintessential part of the British Christmas dinner - as is the Christmas pudding. Put these together with family fun and what do you get? Sprout and pudding pass the parcel games!

Jamie Oliver Gifts

You can’t beat our Jamie when it comes to the kitchen. The beloved Essex chef has a whole range of cooking equipment on our site, such as this handy pestle and mortar


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If you still can’t find any very British gifts that tick all the boxes, keep calm and carry on browsing. Try our collection of fun games and puzzles based on British TV programmes and more, or be inspired by other gift ideas in our entire Christmas Shop.
Have fun shopping!