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Posh Gifts for Anglophiles Who Love to Cook

Even if you're not gifting to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, you might have a friend who's a fan of all things British, so we're here to help with finding the perfect present.

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Big Ben, Westminster Bridge and red double decker bus in London, England, United KingdomShutterstock/S-F

Move over francophiles, the anglophiles are having a moment! Thanks to the buzz around the impending royal wedding, gift shops and websites are buzzing with gifts from across the pond. If you have a friend in your life who’s a lover of all things British, it’s time to get shopping!

Psst…fully embrace the spirit and whip up a few of these Great British Baking Show treats.

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Union Jack lunch box

Your middle school lunch boxes were onto something. Insulated to keep whatever you’ve got inside hot or cold, this lunch box is the perfect way to show off your love for the Brits. Your colleagues won’t only be jealous of your delicious lunches, but this bag too.

Find it here.

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Commemorative mug

Celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle with this fine bone china mug. Featuring the happy couple, the Queens Guard, and corgis of course, you’ll feel like a queen while you sip your morning tea and enjoy some lemon blueberry scones.

Get it from the BBC gift shop.

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Tea towel

Capturing six of London’s most iconic figures: a telephone box, black cab, double-decker bus, Big Ben, a post box and the London Eye, you’ll love having this minimalist tea towel on display in your kitchen when your mates are over for tea and crumpets.

Get it on Amazon.

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Cookbook holder

Keep your favorite cookbooks and recipes in tip-top shape with this set of bookends, perfectly suited to keep everything nice and tidy. Available in six colors—black, blue, pink, white, sky blue, and of course red—there’s bound to be a shade that matches your kitchen scheme.

Shop for them here.

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apronAmazon.com/Homeware

Tube apron

Learn the ins and outs of the London underground tube even if you have never trekked across the pond with this apron featuring the colorful map. Perfect for wearing while you whip up classic dishes that are beloved by the Brits like trifles or scotch eggs, your guest will be impressed with your skills and style.

You can order it here.

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Cookbook

What good are all of these gifts if you don’t have any inspiration? Take a page from Jamie Oliver’s book, the UK native who has appeared on our screens and on our bookshelves since his debut as The Naked Chef in 1999.

Get his book right here.

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table runnerAmazon.com/Yoovi


Table runner

Perfect for tea parties and wedding watching, or if you’re really embracing the British spirit all year round, this table runner is right for the anglophile in your life.

Grab this runner from Amazon.

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Tea strainer

While you can sip your English breakfast tea after steeping a bag, fine tea strainers are really the way you want to go if you have loose tea. This set comes with four colors, perfect for inviting your mates over for a classic tea party without any mix-up. Be sure to include a few tasty tea sandwiches at your party, too!

Get your set here.

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coastersAmazon.com/Design Ideas

London map coasters

Explore the city of London without ever leaving your home with these coasters, for party or everyday use. Perfect for you guessed it, a cup of tea, but also for an herb-infused cocktail, which are very much British, and very much delicious.

Find these coasters right here.

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Salt and pepper shakers

This fun set of salt and pepper shakers comes in two varieties: telephone boxes or post boxes, both in an iconic shade of cherry red that will have you missing the streets of London!

Find both sets here.

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teapot Amazon.com/Brown Betty

Brown Betty teapot

When it comes to making the best cup of British tea, you’ll need the best British teapot. Handmade today with the same clay used in the 17th century, more Brits prefer this pot over any other.

Get yours here.

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Oven mitt

This Union Jack oven mitt will make pulling some fresh crumpets out of the oven all the more fun! Hang it in your kitchen for a little splash of color even when you’re not cooking or baking.

Grab one here.

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Jacqueline Weiss
Jacqueline is a blogger and writer, passionate about sharing the latest in helpful tips and trends in food and cooking. In her spare time, you’ll find her trying new restaurants and experimenting in the kitchen.

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