I’ve always considered myself more of a Francophile than Anglophile, but in the past few years (no offense to France) things have shifted. Thanks to design influences such as
Faye Toogood, magazine, the folks at The Gentlewoman The New Craftsmen, and the frocks at Egg, I’m a total convert.
Here are six gifts for the always-Anglophile or new wannabes in your life.
Above: The London Traces Leather Keyring is designed by AFP from tanned leather and stamped with London’s urban grid map; £23 ($30) at Another Country. Above: Another version of London’s map is the Brutalist London Map from Blue Crow Media, which charts 50 of London’s best examples of Brutalist architecture; $7.59 at Amazon. Above: The classic Brown Betty Teapot is a can’t-fail gift for the Anglophile. Made by Cauldon Ceramics from Staffordshire clay; $53 for the large 10-cup pot at the New Craftsmen. Above: The Melin Tregwynt St Davids Cross Blanket in slate is a Welsh blanket made on the Pembrokeshire coast; £149 ($200) at Another Country. Above: Although the Sänger Rubber Hot Water Bottle, £8 ($1) at Labour & Wait, is German, it’s a staple in many of Briton’s households. (And emerging in US households; we like the New York Times Letter of Recommendation story on hot water bottles.) You can also source more colorful versions of the hot water bottle on Amazon. Above: from the Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life presents paintings of London’s East End streets in the 20th century; $27.24 at Amazon. East End Vernacular