We’re taking a week off from Brit Telly Headlines here at the Great British TV Site, for the Thanksgiving holiday and whatnot. But what we DO have is a great list of gift suggestions for the Anglophiles in your life!
My blog co-author (Jackie Bailey) and I took the trouble to write a whole book about British TV, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention it here! Consider buying your own copies of Bingeworthy British Television: The Best Brit TV You Can’t Stop Watching for yourself and your closest Anglophile friends! If you are shopping at Amazon from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, we’ll be discounting the price from its regular $19.99.
For the Anglophile TV fanatic/reader in your life there’s actually a great range of books available. The lovely team over at I Heart British TV also has a book out titled The British TV Field Guide, which is not as chatty as our book, but which DOES list a lot of programs for you to track down. Some other more specific choices might hit the spot: titles like Anita Singh’s The Story of the Great British Bake-Off or Tara Bennett’s The Making of Outlander or Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion.
Anything over from our good friends at Anglotopia: their gorgeous new 2020 calendar, a subscription to Anglotopia Magazine (I got this for my niece last year and she LOVES it, plus I get to read it when she’s done), or anything from their imports store.
I have this map hanging on the wall in my kitchen and I LOVE it. Not only does it remind me of London, but I struggle with anxiety, and for my money, there’s nothing more calming than reading the station names off this map. West Acton, North Acton, East Acton, Central Acton, South Acton, Acton Town, ahhhh it’s better than counting backwards from 100 by sevens.
Or perhaps a colorful advert for the London Underground is more your cuppa?
I know they’ve rather fallen out of favor as everyone now streams their TV, but if you know any Anglophiles who are still old-style DVD users you might want to consider some DVD sets: Poldark, The Durrells in Corfu, Vera, the classic miniseries North and South, Downton Abbey the Movie (which is being released right before Christmas),
Gift boxes or subscription packages of British nibbles!! Elevensies, anyone?
It is universally acknowledged that any Jane Austen fans anywhere will be in need of this Jane Austen books ornament.
A prayer candle featuring the Hot Priest as played by Andrew Scott on Fleabag. Wow. You really can buy everything on the Interwebs.
Happy Shopping! (Psst…if you’re an Anglophile…what are you hoping to get as a gift this holiday season? Let us know in the comments!)