These 15 very British Christmas gifts are worth flying to London for
Aston Martin DBR1 model from The Pullman Gallery
There can be few car enthusiasts who don’t recall pushing scale models around the carpet on Christmas day when they were young. Reminisce about those moments with this hand-formed aluminium model of the 1959 Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1.
Mackintosh Single Breasted Coats
A modern take on a timeless gentleman’s staple, these single-breasted coats from Mackintosh’s Mayfair boutique will ensure you cut a dash whenever you step out this Christmas.
Holland & Holland Christmas Gift Set
From the go-to shooting store in London, this Holland & Holland gift set includes a cartridge carrier, a shotgun sleeve and a book about the history of the Royal gunmaker.
Morgan EV3 UK1909 and Selfridges driving kit
Make your New Year’s resolution to be both more eco-friendly and stylish, with the zero-emission Morgan 3 Wheeler and its accompanying bespoke British accessories kit from London’s historic department store, Selfridges.
Scale model Concorde from Bentleys Antiques Shop
Resplendent in full period British Airways livery, this 1:36 scale model of the legendary Concorde is sure to make any aviation enthusiast break the sound barrier when they open it. Working out the best way to go about wrapping it is up to you, however.
Lock & Co Madison Trilby
From the world’s oldest hat shop, Lock & Co Hatters, on St James’s Street, this rakish trilby will have your colleagues talking upon your return to work in the New Year.
Swaine Adeney Bond Attache
You can use this special issue case from Swaine Adeny, the makers of James Bond’s attaché, to carry around those frivolous gadgets you’ll no doubt receive this Christmas.
Alice Made This Copper Gift Set
Stocked by Manchester’s burgeoning 100% British menswear brand, Private White, this handmade gift set from Alice Made This features copper cufflinks, shirt studs and a lapel pin – foolproof additions to any outfit over the festive period.
Asprey Ram Head Decanter
Proudly topped by a sterling silver ram’s head stopper, this artisanal masterpiece from Asprey is worthy of the finest single malt. Who doesn’t love a nightcap over Christmas?
Andy Warhol Christmas cards
Send Christmas wishes your family and friends will remember this season, with these cards featuring imagery from the Pop Art pioneer Andy Warhol, offered by Christie’s in South Kensington.
Backgammon Set by Pickett
Take a jaunt to Burlington Gardens for this handmade backgammon set, and you’ll be guaranteed hours of fireside entertainment with your family this Christmas.
The Purdey Sporter
Be the envy of all your fellow guns on the New Year’s Day shoot, with this beautifully engraved British double-barrel beauty.
Drake’s Pocket Squares at Trunk Clothiers
When it comes to style, the devil is in the details. The perfect finishing touch to your Christmas-day outfit, these pocket squares are hand-rolled in the capital.
Olive Wood handled razor by Geo. F. Trumper
Whether visiting its St. James or Mayfair locations, Trumper's shops take you on a trip back in time to when London was truly establishing itself as a style capital. Enjoy a sharp shave worthy of a bonafide man-about-town with this beautiful Olive Wood handled open razor.