Recommendations for British Gifts?

Hiya...

Anyone from UK - London Area here?

My aunt is visiting Milton Keynes area for a few days from Boston... What are some must have British Gifts she can bring for me and SO... :)

Something which one would not find easily in the USA and can be readily available in stores/ shipped to Milton Keynes, UK before Nov 22...

Heard that Tea/ chocolates (no eggs/ no gelatin) / Christmas decor is top notch?

Thanks in advance!!

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer
    edited November 15

    Tea would also be ironically interesting, considering Boston…

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  • edited November 15

    Brittons love fish & chips also tea as well, which they call it 'chaa', according to all those English class books we red.

    Just ask yourself a question: What gift would impress Philomena Cunk? :heart:
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  • I’ve got you covered:

    • Toblerone
    • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
    • Marmite
    • Queen Elizabeth II face mask
    • Framed watercolour of Big Ben
    • Video message from Nigel Farage
    • A Ladyship
  • And Jaffa Cakes.

  • @ahnlak said:
    And Jaffa Cakes.

    Did you know they do Jaffa Donuts now?

  • @Nekki said:

    @ahnlak said:
    And Jaffa Cakes.

    Did you know they do Jaffa Donuts now?

    I saw those, wasn't sure if they'd be awesome or disappointing (so I bought some Tunnocks Teacakes instead).

    I think what we're all ignoring here is that someone is flying across an entire ocean to go to ... Milton Keynes?!

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  • edited November 15

    Milton Keynes is a bit crap really, commiserations to your aunt! Hopefully she'll get to escape and see somewhere nice while she's in the UK! But if she can't go far and has a spare day and likes computers and/or codebreaking, then I'd highly recommend a visit to Bletchley Park. It is a bit niche though!

    If you're after tea, then the main iconic brand is Whittard's. They do have a store in MK apparently. I've bought these for people I'm visiting when going abroad, and they've always been received well. I think Taylor's is probably well known too, but to me it seems less special (but maybe just because my mum used to drink it at home). I should add that I don't really drink tea myself.

    If the gifts are just for you, then you should probably just let her enjoy her trip and not put a burden on her to go shopping for you! Just buy any old random chocolate bar and it'll taste better than that stuff you have in the US!

  • @ahnlak said:

    @Nekki said:

    @ahnlak said:
    And Jaffa Cakes.

    Did you know they do Jaffa Donuts now?

    I saw those, wasn't sure if they'd be awesome or disappointing (so I bought some Tunnocks Teacakes instead).

    I think what we're all ignoring here is that someone is flying across an entire ocean to go to ... Milton Keynes?!

    It does seem a bit mental. I’ve only been there twice myself - once to the Bowl when I worked the bar at a Metallica gig and another when the M1 was closed northbound and we had to detour through MK to get round the closure.

  • bdlbdl OG
    edited November 15

    Cadbury Creme Eggs, Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Irn Bru - yes, some aren't British

  • @bdl said:
    Cadbury Creme Eggs, Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Irn Bru - yes, some aren't British

    Which of those aren’t British?

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    Best gift I ever received from the UK were two record albums by T Rex, Electric Warrior and The Slider.
    Of course you can find them on YouTube these days so I probably didn't help you any with that suggestion.

  • @Janevski said: Philomena Cunk

    How her surname pronounces? Kunk or Cunk? Outstanding British accent. "Disgosting" what a pearl.

  • @legendary said:

    @Janevski said: Philomena Cunk

    How her surname pronounces? Kunk or Cunk? Outstanding British accent. "Disgosting" what a pearl.

    Cunk is a pure-bred Bolton-ite.

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  • @Nekki said:

    @bdl said:
    Cadbury Creme Eggs, Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Irn Bru - yes, some aren't British

    Which of those aren’t British?

    I was thinking some Scots make take offense to the the latter two being labelled as British :)

  • @bdl said:

    @Nekki said:

    @bdl said:
    Cadbury Creme Eggs, Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Irn Bru - yes, some aren't British

    Which of those aren’t British?

    I was thinking some Scots make take offense to the the latter two being labelled as British :)

    Last I checked, the majority of Scots voted to remain in Britain.

  • @vyas said:
    Tea would also be ironically interesting, considering Boston…

    Bwhahaha, so true. But, again, I love tea!!

    @Nekki said:
    I’ve got you covered:

    • Toblerone
    • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
    • Marmite
    • Queen Elizabeth II face mask
    • Framed watercolour of Big Ben
    • Video message from Nigel Farage
    • A Ladyship

    Marmite, looks interesting... Never tried it. Any particular brand you can recommend?

    @ahnlak said:
    And Jaffa Cakes.

    nice................. seems it contain eggs... Sigh... that will be a problem...

    @ahnlak said:
    I think what we're all ignoring here is that someone is flying across an entire ocean to go to ... Milton Keynes?!

    My aunts family is there... So, yeh....

    @ralf said:
    Milton Keynes is a bit crap really, commiserations to your aunt! Hopefully she'll get to escape and see somewhere nice while she's in the UK! But if she can't go far and has a spare day and likes computers and/or codebreaking, then I'd highly recommend a visit to Bletchley Park. It is a bit niche though!

    Of course, she will be visiting other places... But, still, family always calls. Will suggest the Bletchley Park

    If you're after tea, then the main iconic brand is Whittard's. They do have a store in MK apparently. I've bought these for people I'm visiting when going abroad, and they've always been received well. I think Taylor's is probably well known too, but to me it seems less special (but maybe just because my mum used to drink it at home). I should add that I don't really drink tea myself.

    Will check Whittards/ Taylors...Thanks

    If the gifts are just for you, then you should probably just let her enjoy her trip and not put a burden on her to go shopping for you! Just buy any old random chocolate bar and it'll taste better than that stuff you have in the US!

    Hahahaha yeh - but she insisted if I wanted something from there :)

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    Ohhhh, love these... we get them in States too

  • Thanks all!

    As I said, most biscuits/ cakes contain eggs.. which are a no no for me... Sigh...

    Not sure if there are any particular vegan based cookies/ macrons/ cakes which someone may have tried?

  • edited November 15

    @bdl said:

    @Nekki said:

    @bdl said:
    Cadbury Creme Eggs, Tunnock's Tea Cakes and Irn Bru - yes, some aren't British

    Which of those aren’t British?

    I was thinking some Scots make take offense to the the latter two being labelled as British :)

    The Scottish are British, as Scotland is in Great Britain, which is part of the British Isles.

    They may, at some unspecified point in the future, choose to no longer be part of the United Kingdom, but that won’t stop them being British.

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    @vyas said:
    @Nekki said:
    I’ve got you covered:

    • Toblerone
    • Terry’s Chocolate Orange
    • Marmite
    • Queen Elizabeth II face mask
    • Framed watercolour of Big Ben
    • Video message from Nigel Farage
    • A Ladyship

    Marmite, looks interesting... Never tried it. Any particular brand you can recommend?

    Marmite.

    Don’t buy random supermarket-brand yeast extract or Vegemite. They’re not the same.

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  • Black pudding if I may suggest.

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  • Depending on how strict your egg restriction is, Twiglets.

    (they don't contain egg but do have an allergen warning because their factory uses egg and they're paranoid about cross contamination)

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  • edited November 17

    @ahnlak said:
    Depending on how strict your egg restriction is, Twiglets.

    (they don't contain egg but do have an allergen warning because their factory uses egg and they're paranoid about cross contamination)

    Oh man, last Christmas my Sainsbury's had massively overstocked and were selling the 500g massive cans for about 19p each. I must have bought about 80 or so. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but trust me it's not. The temptation to just eat them all day long is too hard to resist.

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