5 of the best: British Christmas gifts

Christmas is coming so it’s time for us to round up some beautiful British gifts ideas to inspire you this festive season.


Have a very sweet Christmas

R CHOCOLATE LONDON is a new shop in Belgravia’s Ebury Street offering luxury chocolate. Founded by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Jessica de Rothschild and entrepreneur Ben Elliot (co-founder of Quintessentially and nephew to Camilla Parker Bowles) it aims to be finest chocolate brand in the UK by offering bespoking and personalised chocolate creations –including fabulous festive scenes – to order, so you give your loved ones a sweet Christmas treat they will truly love.


Wrap up in Welsh wool

Pembrokeshire company Melin Tregwynt, based at an 18th-century mill, produces sturdy Welsh wool products that are as practical as they are stylish – gracing interiors magazine and luxury hotel rooms. Its newest range, Vintage Star, is a reworking of a 1950s archive pattern – a riot of colour that mixes celebration of that hope-filled post-war decade and the firm’s hallmark Welsh ‘doublecloth’ weaving. The geometric design comes in six colours and, with a 100 per cent pure wool throw available for just £145 ($188), is perfect for getting cosy in time for the cooler weather.


Table service

Recreate the warmth and charm of National Trust properties at home with this lovely new fine china afternoon tea set. The work of acclaimed artist and designer Dee Hardwicke, the five-piece collection is inspired by the floral-filled borders in the cottage garden at Barrington Court in Somerset. The Dee Hardwicke cottage garden collection includes a teapot, cup and saucer, sugar pot, jug and mug, and 100 per cent of the profits will support the National Trust’s conservation work.
Prices start from £8 ($11).


Stocking fillers

If you want the best of British manufacturing and style this Christmas, look no further than these fabulous festive stockings and Santa sacks from luxury fabric firm Ian Mankin, famed for producing the very best weaves. Made from 100 per cent linen and cotton woven in a Lancashire mill, the stockings (£35/$46) and sacks (£65/$85) will ensure your gifts will come with bags of classic British style.


All aboard the Christmas tree

The most luxurious department store in the world, since 1707, Fortnum and Mason is renowned as a treasure trove of hampers, tea, coffee and sweet treats, as well as particularly British gifts. mark your love of Britain this Christmas with this cute classic black London cab free decoration. Complete with  F&M embroidery and gold stitching, the lovely ornament and keepsake is £15.

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