Taking a trip to the UK some time soon? Britain is endlessly distinctive, and tends to be worlds away from the rest of the globe in the experiences that differentiate it. With that in mind, we’ll ensure that you can bring home the perfect souvenirs and gifts to your loved ones, with a collection of things that you can only buy in England.
We’re going to jump straight in with this one. Tea tends to be the first thing that comes to mind when we think about England, along with a full English fry or fish and chips. There are a variety of different types of tea across the world, as well multiple ways of making it. We recommend picking up an old reliable in the UK, the dependable breakfast tea. Pop the tea bag in your favorite mug, add boiling water, a dash of milk and some sugar depending on your level of sweet tooth. We might be a little biased, but we think you and everyone back home will be hooked!
Famed across the globe as one of the leading chocolatiers, we borderline insist that you take some Cadbury’s home with you. The brand’s world-renowned Dairy Milk bar is their best-selling chocolate bar since 1914, and is still endlessly popular over 100 years later. Created using the finest of ingredients, its creamy taste and texture solidifies it as a national favorite. Known across all age brackets for being completely delicious, it will widen your palette and become a new favorite in your far-away sweet cabinet.
A Miniature English Landmark Key Chain
The little souvenirs are sometimes some of the most heartfelt, don’t you think? A tiny piece of memorabilia from an incredible trip is certainly the way to go. With a selection of key chains and fridge magnets available, you’ll have a wide selection of famous English landmarks and trademarks to choose from, such as Big Ben, a vibrant red telephone box, a double-decker London bus or one of the Queen’s guards.
A Union Jack-Printed Item
Statement yet personal, the Union Jack is instantly recognizable. From t-shirts and phone cases to flags, tote bags and homeware, there’s a wide selection available, and something for everyone back home. Both practical and distinctive, they’ll make the perfect reminder of a fun-filled and unforgettable trip, even for those that weren’t able to join you.
Buckingham Palace Merchandise
The royal family have been of wide interest for centuries. With so much history behind the family, it’s not hard to see why they have a huge fanbase on a global scale. With that in mind, why not choose a gift for a loved one directly from the source? Add a touch of royalty to someone’s home with a tea towel, some special tableware or some tasty biscuits in a gorgeous printed tin.
Harrods’ Annual Teddy Bear
Because what could be more traditionally English than a visit to Harrods? Every year, the chain store releases a unique teddy bear for their collection. Well-known across the UK, it’s a heartfelt souvenir for someone special. If their annual bear doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s an array of other cuddly toys throughout the store, such as adorable dogs, bunnies, foxes and pandas. A cute addition to anyone’s collection, we’re sure you’re loved ones will savor this sweet gift.
A Unique Vintage Treasure
With an abundance of vintage and thrift shops prevalent across England and the UK, you’re guaranteed to find something completely distinctive to bring home. With everything from clothes and accessories to homeware and varying trinkets, you’re sure to find something thoughtful and personal for your nearest and dearest, or alternatively for yourself as a reminder of your trip.
Coming to the UK soon? We have a selection of London tours available!