Top Ten Christmas Gifts
for England Lovers

England is one of the most fascinating places in the world. It has 6000 years of history, gorgeous countryside, amazing buildings and stunning cities. And above all, it's whimsical, eccentric and thoroughly charming.

Picking a present for the England lover in your life should be a doddle... but if it isn't, then you can check out our Top Ten Christmas gifts for England lovers for inspiration.


1000 Piece London Bridge Jigsaw Puzzle | amazon.com

1000 Piece London Bridge Jigsaw Puzzle


St. Cuthbert Leatherbound Notebook | english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage St. Cuthbert Leatherbound Notebook


Whitby Jet & Marcasite Pear Shaped Pendant | english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage Whitby Jet & Marcasite Pear Shaped Pendant

Christmas holidays and jigsaws seem to go together - at least, they do in our house. We rarely do them at any other time of the year, probably because they take up so much space and can become rather addictive. This beautiful Tower Bridge Jigsaw is really something the whole family can get involved with. The kids can do the bridge, the sky will be a challenge for the grown ups and the Thames and the multitude of reflections need the hand and eye of an expert like grandma.

If you love notebooks as much as I do, then this St. Cuthbert one might be right up your street. Plenty sturdy and has space for many notes and observations, plus a couple of stories! And for anyone who loves Whitby Jet, this material so beloved of the Victorians, this pear shaped pendant would make a lovely gift.



Mens Bluestone Pendant | english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage Mens Bluestone Pendant


Stonehenge socks | english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage Stonehenge Sheep Bamboo Socks


Stonehenge Sarsen Stone Trilithon Earrings | english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage Stonehenge Sarsen Stone Trilithon Earrings

The next three of my top ten Christmas gifts for England lovers are Stonehenge-themed!  I love the Bluestone pendant and would wear it either as intended or even wrapped around my wrist. Earrings always make a great gift and since I like warm feet, picking out the bamboo socks wasn't a stretch for me.



English Heritage Cluedo | english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage Cluedo


English Heritage Castle Chess Set | english-heritage.org.uk

English Heritage Castle Chess Set


Tower Bridge Lego Set | amazon.com

Tower Bridge Lego Set

Finally, some games. The Tower Bridge Lego Set is definitely one amongst my top ten Christmas gifts that will have dad and the kids fighting over, like train sets or scalectrix. Chess sets always look great, and this one standing on castle towers really looks the part.. And I love the idea of an English history Cluedo so much, I've bought one for our own Christmas entertainment. Let's see what kinds of clues we'll come across.

And the ultimate gift for an England lover..


Replica suit of armour | english-heritage.org.uk

Replica suit of armour | english-heritage.org.uk

Replica suit of armour | english-heritage.org.uk

Suit of Armour with Stand

...is a 1/3 replica suit of armour with sword and stand. This would look stunning in a hallway, especially if your home has a gothic look. But I'm convinced it would look equally stunning beside the bookshelves in my living room. What do you think?

Right, that's - for the moment - my list of top ten Christmas gifts for England lovers. There's plenty more where that came from, of course, so keep checking back as I add other lovely English things.

For more Christmas, recipes, ideas and traditions, please check out our Christmas in England page.