London is so hot right now – coming off of a three year high, the United Kingdom could not be more popular. From the Royal Wedding to the London Olympics quickly followed by the baby of the century, everyone loves London. Using our “London Calling Gift Guide,” tap into your inner anglophile to give or receive the perfect British-inspired gifts this year.
A Guide to Our Favorite London-Inspired Gifts
Tea, tea, tea – is there anything more English? The tea most favored by royalty is earl grey, and rumor has it they prefer Fortnum and Mason’s earl grey blend. Lucky for us, Williams-Sonoma now sells a few products from the London landmark with international shipping available.
London is calling – literally. Get your iPhone Santa-ready with a festive case from Cath Kidston. Kidston is an iconic British brand, famous for vintage prints and fun illustrations. You can’t be a Grinch when you see a case this cute.
A little cosmetic bag can go a long way. Nothing says luxury like a leather pouch for your lip gloss, and LK Bennett knows how to say it! We love this cosmetic bag from LKB – the current “it” brand for British leather goods. For extra Christmas spirit, fill the bag with (wrapped) Cadbury sweets or homemade cookies.
Jo Malone is a fabulous British fragrance brand. My personal signature scent is Jo Malone – and the combination smells like London in the fall. Their Rose and Rosemary candle is a limited edition, luxury scent designed to smell like you are immersed in a rose garden. The proceeds from the candle go to charitable organizations promoting sustainable gardens – if you order from the US site, the organization is in NYC; if you order from the UK site, the organization is in the UK.
The great debate – who is more iconic? Alexander McQueen or Elizabeth the Queen? Liz might win that debate, but you won’t have to choose with this positively gorgeous Alexander McQueen scarf. The iconic image of Her Majesty with the more-iconic Union Jack in the background from the incredibly iconic McQueen… you can’t say British much better than this!