20 Bloody Brilliant Gifts for Anglophiles

20 Bloody Brilliant Gifts for Anglophiles

20 Bloody Brilliant Gifts for Anglophiles

Looking for a gift for someone who loves Britain? You’ve come to the right place! In this gift guide, you’ll discover 20 bloody brilliant gifts for Anglophiles that any Britain-lover would be absolutely chuffed (delighted) to receive!

ANGLOPHILE  •  noun

A person who greatly admires or favors England and things English.

ANGLOPHILE  •  noun

A person who greatly admires or favors England and things English.

Looking for a gift for someone who loves Britain? You’ve come to the right place! In this gift guide, you’ll discover 20 bloody brilliant gifts for Anglophiles that any Britain-lover would be absolutely chuffed (delighted) to receive!

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1. Union Jack Flag Gifts

Nothing says “Britain” like the iconic Union Jack flag.  That’s why Union Jack-themed items are perfect gifts for Anglophiles. Plus, you can buy almost any item with the Union Jack flag emblazoned on it. The possibilities are endless! 

Here are a few examples of great Union Jack-themed gifts for Anglophiles…

2. Shakespearean Insults Day-to-Day Calendar

English playwright William Shakespeare was a master of throwing shade. This Shakespearean Insults Day-to-Day Calendar is a brilliant gift for Anglophiles, English majors, teachers, thespians, and anyone else who wants to hurl biting insults and throw shade like it’s the year 1596. Enjoy 365 days of scathing insults and epic smackdowns with this unique calendar!

3. “Keep Calm and Carry On” Gifts

The phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On” is quintessentially British and perfectly sums up the British resolve. Items bearing this phrase make great gifts for Anglophiles!

“Keep Calm and Carry On” English Breakfast Tea

“Keep Calm and Carry On” Stemless Wine Glass

“Keep Calm and Carry On” Canvas Wall Art
“Keep Calm and Carry On” Luggage Tag
Now for a little history on the origin of this beloved motto…

The slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On” was coined by the British government’s Ministry of Information in the early days of WWII. According to historians, the British government printed the phrase on approximately 2.5 million posters in white lettering on a red background. The government planned to hang the posters in areas targeted by German bombers.

However, due to concerns that the public would perceive the slogan as patronizing or too obvious to be inspiring, as well as disagreements among officials about the appropriate time to release the posters, the “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters were never hung. In 1940, most of the posters were destroyed and recycled by the British government during a paper shortage.

Then, in 2000, a bookseller discovered one of the few remaining posters in a box of old books at an auction. When the bookseller hung up the poster at his bookshop, customers started asking where they could get a copy of the poster. And, thus, the “Keep Calm and Carry On” craze began, and this long-undiscovered slogan became a British motto.

4. Football Club Gear

Football-loving Anglophiles will love receiving gear emblazoned with the logo of their favorite football club. Whether they cheer for Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Ted Lasso’s AFC Richmond, or some other club, fans of football (or soccer, as we say in the States) will love showing their team spirit!

5. British Tea

Brits are known for their love of tea, and tea-loving Anglophiles will also enjoy having a “proper cuppa” themselves. Therefore, a box of tea from a traditional British tea brand—like Twinings, Taylors of Harrogate, or Harney & Sons—is a wonderful gift for Anglophiles!

6. The Great British Baking Show Cookbook

A Great British Bake Off cookbook is a perfect gift for Anglophiles who already love baking or want to learn how to bake! Fans of The Great British Baking Show (a beloved baking competition featuring amateur bakers from all over Britain) will enjoy honing their baking skills with one of these fantastic Great British Bake Off cookbooks.
With these cookbooks, Britain-loving bakers can make traditional British classics and recreate some of the best bakes from the show. They’ll also learn essential baking tips—like how to avoid the dreaded “soggy bottom!” These tips will help them take their baking to the next level as they strive to create bakes worthy of a coveted Paul Hollywood handshake or Star Baker award!

7. British Baking Box

A British baking box is another fantastic gift for Anglophiles who want to embrace their inner British baker! British baking box kits include step-by-step recipes and all the pre-measured dry ingredients necessary to make traditional British bakes (including Bakewell Tarts, Victoria Sandwich Cakes, Lemon Slices, the Traditional British Trifle, and more). 

Multiple companies offer British baking kits—including The Bake Off Box (the official baking box from The Great British Bake Off show) and The British Bash Baking Box. However, there are differences between the baking boxes these two companies offer (in terms of price, subscription plans, the baking box options available without a subscription, the items included in the kits, and delivery regions). So visit the individual websites for The British Bash Baking Box and The Bake Off Box to compare the two.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  At the time this gift guide was published in 2021, The Bake Off Box was only available for delivery in the United Kingdom. But, luckily for Anglophiles living in the USA, The British Bash delivers baking boxes throughout the continental United States.

8. The Great British Baking Show Star Baker Apron

There’s no greater honor on The Great British Baking Show than being chosen as the Star Baker. Anglophile bakers will love wearing one of these Star Baker aprons while trying recipes from the Great British Bake Off cookbooks or the bakes featured in their British baking box!

9. British Telephone Booth Gifts

The red telephone booth is a British cultural icon. Therefore, it’s no surprise that gadgets shaped like red telephone booths and items bearing the image of British telephone booths make great gifts for Anglophiles!

Here are a few examples of fun British telephone booth-themed gifts for Anglophiles….

British Telephone Booth Smartphone Case

British Telephone Booth Canvas Wall Art
British Telephone Booth Bookends

10. Winston Churchill Gifts

Winston Churchill—the British statesman and wartime Prime Minister—is one of the most famous and revered Brits of all time. Churchill was known for his extraordinary leadership and tireless resolve during World War II. He was also known for his many iconic quotes and pithy one-liners. Anglophiles and fans of Churchill will love receiving Churchill-related gifts like:

  • a rocks glass etched with one of Churchill’s famous quotes about whiskey!

11. Classic Trench Coat

Looking for a wearable gift for Anglophiles that epitomizes British style? Look no farther than this British staple:  the trench coat.

a woman wearing a khaki trench coat with her hands in her pockets

This iconic coat has been around since the 1800s (although the term “trench coat” first appeared in print in 1916). The British luxury brands Burberry and Aquascutum were two of the original makers of the trench coat, and they’re still big players in the trench coat market today. 

But if you’re not too keen on the idea of spending a few thousand quid on a Burberry trench coat, don’t worry. There are plenty of reasonably-priced trench coat options for Anglophiles who want to look the part without breaking the bank! Check out the stylish trench coats pictured below, which are available from Amazon.

Also, if you’re interested in reading more about the history of the trench coat, I recommend this fascinating article from Smithsonian Magazine.

12. Hunter Wellington Rain Boots

A pair of Wellington rain boots (aka “Wellies”) is a must-have for Anglophiles who want to look the part and keep their feet dry!

Hunter is an iconic British brand that has been synonymous with rubber rain boots since the late 1800s. In the 1950s, Hunter began making the Original Green Wellington boot (pictured above), which is Hunter’s most famous rain boot. Today, Hunter boots come in a variety of colors and styles (including both tall boots and short boots).

13. Clear Umbrella

A clear umbrella is another great gift for Anglophiles. It’s the perfect finishing touch for a Britain-inspired rainy day ensemble!

14. British Christmas Ornaments

Britain-themed Christmas ornaments are wonderful gifts for Anglophiles!

There are a wide variety of British Christmas ornaments from which to choose—including ornaments shaped like a black London taxi, a red telephone booth, the Union Jack flag, a Scottish Santa with bagpipes and a kilt, Big Ben, a red double-decker bus, and Father Christmas himself!

These fun Britain-themed Christmas ornaments are guaranteed to put Anglophiles in the yuletide spirit!

With a Christmas tree filled with British Christmas ornaments, the Anglophiles in your life will have a very Happy Christmas indeed!

15. British Salt & Pepper Shakers

A set of Britain-themed salt and pepper shakers is another fun gift for Anglophiles! 

16. United Kingdom Travel Guide Books

UK travel guide books are another excellent gift for Anglophiles (for both trip planning and as mementos for their bookshelves). Below are several highly recommended UK travel guides from my favorite travel guide brands—Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, and Rick Steves!

17. British Graphic Tees

A Britain-themed graphic t-shirt is another great gift for Anglophiles! This shirt showing Queen Elizabeth II wearing Union Jack aviators is particularly fun!

18. Harry Potter Gifts

Anglophile fans of the Britain-set Harry Potter series will love receiving Harry Potter themed gifts! From decanters to water bottles, key hangers, blankets, patterned socks, and ceramic storage jars, Harry Potter themed items make magical gifts for Anglophile muggles and wannabe wizards!

19. Sherlock Holmes Gifts

Anglophile fans of Sherlock Holmes—the famous fictional detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—will love receiving Sherlock Holmes themed gifts!

If you’re looking for a gift for a Sherlock-loving Anglophile, you can’t go wrong with Sherlock-themed mugs and socks, volumes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories, a Christmas ornament bearing the address of Sherlock’s London flat (221B Baker Street), or a pipe that Sherlock himself would envy!

As the pipe-puffing detective himself would say, it’s elementary that Sherlock Holmes themed items make fantastic gifts for Anglophiles!

20. Doctor Who Themed Gifts

Doctor Who is a long-running British sci-fi TV show first broadcast by the BBC back in 1963. A fixture in British popular culture, Doctor Who has gained a cult following both in Britain and abroad. Fans of this iconic British show—sometimes called “Whovians”—will love receiving Doctor Who themed gifts!

Doctor Who themed items (like the ones pictured below) make fantastic gifts for Anglophile Doctor Who fans!

So, there you have it—20  gifts that Anglophiles will love!

Can you think of any other great gifts for Britain-lovers that should be on this list? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!

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