Shop now for a traditional British Christmas


If you’re a Brit now living abroad, you might miss some of the trappings of a traditional British Christmas. From Christmas pudding to roast turkey and all the trimmings, us Brits have a certain way of approaching Christmas that can be difficult to replicate abroad.

As such, expats across the world often like to shop in the UK when it comes to Christmas time for that authentic British feel.

Here are some of the things you can buy online in the UK for delivery to your UK address.


Hanging a stocking by the fire or at the end of the bed is one sure fire sign that Santa is on his way! From the traditional to the modern, knitted to felt, you can select your stocking to go with the rest of your Christmas décor.  For something extra special, these initial stockings make a great choice, as do these personalised name ones.  And if a stocking just isn’t big enough for all those Xmas goodies, this personalised sack is ideal! Don’t forget – a stocking isn’t just for the kids – big kids love them too!


Despite e-communications dominating the way we interact in our day to day lives, there’s still something nice in the giving and receiving of Christmas cards. Charity Christmas cards are always a popular choice, with charities including Cancer Research and Oxfam now having online shops to buy from. Multipacks of cards from the likes of Marks and Spencer and Next are high quality and offer a range of gorgeous designs – from traditional to modern.

For those special people in your life, personalised cards are always great fun. Moonpig  offer a great choice for the whole family.

Christmas decorations

Sprucing up our homes for Christmas brings festive cheer for the family and visitors alike. From wreaths to baubles, garlands to lights and everything else in between, there are some gorgeous decorations around for 2017. So if your Christmas box is lacking a bit of lustre, head over to Next, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and House of Fraser for inspiration.

Christmas tree

Whether you favour a traditional looking spruce or a more modern day interpretation, everyone loves a Christmas tree. For a great range of artificial trees, from large trees 6 foot and over to more modest ones, check out Homebase and Argos.

Christmas tableware

When it comes to entertaining at Christmas, we tend to like to go the extra mile. Whether you opt for a Christmas centrepiece, festive candles or Christmas table linen, there are some beautiful items around that will go a long way to bringing that touch of British Christmas to your dinner table.

The good news is, there’s still plenty of time to get online and shop for delivery in time for the start of the festive season. Although some UK websites don’t offer international shipping, you can still get hold of all those Christmas essentials via our parcel forwarding service. Click here for more details.