Personally, buying that perfect gift is something I love to do. It takes a lot of time however and patience especially online. I literally spend hours searching for and saving links to my wishlist. Then go back and pick my favourites. The best trick I have found is to first check out the delivery terms and pricing as this is often a deal breaker, especially when the shipping rates are not self evident. Gifting websites and online flower order sites often promote the same style of things and comparing the value can be daunting. So, this is my contribution to all those gift hunters out there who are passionate about finding not just distinctly British gifts, but also support local UK businesses.

Twinings

There isn’t anything more British than a nice cup of tea and at the Twinings Tea Shop you can find whatever you may need to indulge in the tradion. With hundreds of types of tea and infusions, stylish gifts, teaware, accessories & more to choose from. With over 300 years experience Twinings is the world leader in the tea tradition and with Worldwide delivery offered by affordable Royal Mail shipping you too can send a tea related gift to a loved one or sip the finest tea from a beautiful teapot, cup and saucer, wherever you are in the world..

Highlights:

  • Tea Related Gift Sets and Hampers
  • Teaware Tea Pots, Compartment Boxes
  • Tea Masterclass and High Tea Experiences in the heart of London
  • Delightful hampers in collaboration with The English Tableware Company
  • Union Jack Selection Boxes
Tea Gift Hampers

Inscripture

Inscripture offer a personalised handwritten gift inscription service with many exquisite,  sentimental gift ideas, for both adults and children. Worldwide delivery available from £3.45 and free within UK. As an independent online store with a studio based in Essex, their focus is quality, customer service and reasonably priced items.  They believe in creating and designing beautiful, original, meaningful and functional items for both Adults & Children, a little bit different to the high street and personality driven.

Highlights:

  • Personalised & non personalised gift ideas
  • Children’s drawing jewellery range is engraved with a miniaturised version of your little ones very own artwork
  • Gifts for Men, Women and Children
  • Specialists in handwritten, personalised jewellery
Inscripture Personalised Gifts

English Heritage Shop

Shop at English Heritage for the perfect gift ideas for all ages and any occasion, many of them exclusive. You will also find original ideas for wedding gifts and christening gifts as well as an extensive range of traditional and wooden toys children love. Profits made on their online store go to English Heritage’s work to preserve some of the England’s most important historical sites. Worldwide delivery is available so you too can find the perfect English inspired gift for that special someone at English Heritage’s official online shop.

Highlights:

  • An eclectic selection of gifts for men, women and children inspired by England’s rich history
  • Original gifts include beautiful replica models, drinking accessories and books as well as pretty scarves, luxurious soaps and lotions, striking jewellery and mugs.
  • For children, dressing up clothes, wooden toys and soft toy animals.
English Heritage Gifts

Hampers.com

Hampers.com are one of the UK’s leading gift hamper companies, offering a large selection of delectable collections worldwide. You will find special hampers for any occasion or age group here. Delivery to the UK is free for those wishing to send a thoughtful gift to loved ones in the UK. Price varies for other countries which can be discovered on their website in the international delivery section.

Highlights:

  • Beautifully designed gift hampers from £22 with free UK delivery
  • Great selection of traditional, festive hampers and also flowers
  • All our UK gift hampers are made by us by our in-house hamper creation team
  • Shop by any occasion
  • High quality food hampers and gift baskets
  • Delivery to many countries available plus Free & Fast Delivery to all addresses in the UK.
Gift Hampers Uk

The Whisky Barrel

The Whisky Barrel are one of the worlds leading online Whisky Retailers, with over 1000 varieties to choose from. They also offer a selection of old and rare Rum and quality Gins for your delectation. Worldwide Shipping is available.

Highlights:

  • Gift finder to search a huge range of single malt whiskies
  • Premium gift wrapping available
  • Whisky specialist from Scotland
  • The Whisky Barrel was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade in 2019
  • Unrivalled variety from independent bottlers and many distilleries
  • Buy some of the rarest and oldest whiskies ever to be bottled.
Whisky Gift Ideas

ARRAN Sense of Scotland

Bath, body and home fragrance products inspired by the natural beauty of Arran. A sprig of gorse, a breath of sea air and a pinch of seasoned wood. These elements combine to conjure vibrant, evocative scents that are uniquely Scottish, uniquely Arran. Choose from their range of beautifully presented gift sets to bring the scents of Arran to someone you love, or for a more personalised gift build your own.

Highlights:

  • FREE UK Delivery over £40
  • Mens and Womens Gift Sets
  • Beautiful range of bath & body products, skincare, candles and home fragrances
  • Creates vibrant, evocative scents from their Home Farm factory on their island home Arran in Scotland
Frangrance Gift Boxes

Chocolate Trading Company

The Chocolate Trading Company is the largest independent online chocolate store in the UK. They offer a huge range of the finest chocolate in various forms. There is also a great selection of gifts and hampers to drool over, as well as a full range of ingredients for making your own chocolate or baking goodies.

Highlights:

  • UK delivery only
  • Gourmet gift boxes to single origin bar
  • Luxury hampers and corporate gifts
  • Offer a free gift message with every order
  • Or choose your own greeting card design to personalise your chocolate gift
  • Unique chocolate novelties and specialist chocolate treats
Chocolate Gift Hampers

National Gallery, London

The National Gallery in London contains one of the world’s best collection of paintings. On their online store they sell a wide range of gifts, books and prints. The print and framed print service features over 2,200 paintings by some of the world’s most famous artists. Each print is of the highest quality and colour checked against the real paintings hanging in the Gallery. With international delivery available to over 80 countries, you too can have a masterpiece hanging in your home, or find art themed gifts.

Highlights:

  • Jewellery inspired by famous paintings
  • Art themed gifts, jigsaws & games
  • Quality prints and framed prints from The National Gallery, London collection
  • Every purchase made in their shops and online generates valuable revenue for the Gallery to help look after some of the world’s greatest paintings
  • Silk Scarves and Ties
Art Inspired Gifts

Rita Farhi Confectionery

Rita Farhi offer lavish confectionery and delectable high quality gifts. They offer a variety of chocolates, medjool dates, bonbonieres, as well as their speciality chocolate covered fruits and nuts. Their handmade papier mache gift packaging is exquisite. You may have seen the products available in some of the World’s premium department stores? Why not buy direct from Farhi and treat someone you love, or indeed yourself!

Highlights:

  • Luxury gift box & indulgent treats including chocolates, fruits and nuts
  • Whatever the occasion be it birthdays or anniversaries to weddings and christenings, these favourites will be a consistent hit
  • Vegan friendly chocolate options available
Bonbonieres Gift Ideas

The Truckle Cheese Co.

The Truckle Cheese Co. based in Cambridgeshire offer a delicious assortment of fine British cheeses, chutneys, a selection of fine foods and food gifts and hampers. Their delicious British Cheeses include Mature Farmhouse Cheddars, flavoured cheddar cheese, blue cheeses, Lancashire ‘bomb’ Cheese and raw milk or unpasteurised cheese such as Baron Bigod and Midsummer blue veined soft cheese. Their Cheese Celebration Cake will turn the traditional cheeseboard on its head as well as add a show-stopping, jaw-dropping spectacle to any occasion.

Highlights:

  • Add a hand written gift card with your own personal note
  • With their heart in the rural farming community and over 15 years within this specialist sector they are trusted for quality and consistency
Foodie Gift Ideas

Hersey & Son Silversmiths

Hersey & Son is one of the few remaining traditional silversmiths in the UK. Manufactured by hand in their London workshop, their sterling silver tableware, jewellery and silver gifts have been a trade secret for nearly 70 years. The ‘SH’ Stewart Hersey Sterling Silver hallmark is your assurance of quality whichever affordable luxury silver item you choose.  With worldwide shipping available, if you are looking for an heirloom piece which will not only last a lifetime but be also passed down the generations, this is the online store for you.

Highlights:

  • Craftsmanship is at the core of everything they do
  • Meet the new Zodiac collection for the ultimate personalised gift
  • The wonderful world of wedding gifts – for the bride & groom, bridesmaids and ushers
  • Traditional hand crafted silver pieces for the home
  • Silver cufflinks – the ideal gift for fathers day
Silver Jewellery Gifts