Xmas Gift Guide
Visit our award-winning shop this Christmas and pick up a selection of wonderful gifts for both children and adults.
Show them you know them this festive season with a unique present from our museum shop. Retail Manager Zuzu picks out a selection of this year’s best gift ideas!
London Salt & Pepper shakers, £6.99
For the knick-knack addict, a piece of postal history to brighten up your home, these salt & pepper shakers are the perfect stocking filler.
The Trafalgar socks from The London Sock Exchange, £12
For the die-hard Londoner, these pigeon design socks from The London Sock Exchange will make a quirky addition to your everyday essentials. Made from soft stretch cotton, they are constructed using 200 needles – the highest gauge used on socks – for a dense weave that is both finer and stronger than the average pair.
Amelia Earhart from Little People, BIG DREAMS series, £9.99
For the next generation, this book follows Amelia Earhart, whose strong will and self-belief helped her overcome prejudice and technical problems to become the first female flier to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Amelia’s life at the back.
Hobsons’s Postman’s Plum Porter, £4
For the beer enthusiast, this special delivery based on Hobsons’s Postman’s Knock not only celebrates the quintessential Shropshire Prune but also the anniversary of Simon Evans. This year marked 120 years since the birth of Simon Evans, who settled in Cleobury Mortimer after returning from World War 1 and made a name as a poet postman.
Tibs the Post Office Cat book, £11.99
For the cat lover, this charming story is based on the life of a real cat called Tibs who was employed by Post Office in the 1950s to catch mice, earning a tidy sum of 2s 6d a week for his dedicated service. Featuring a cast of warm and loveable characters, this book will have children captivated by a nostalgic world of stamps, letters and underground mail trains.
Legendary Routes of the World book, £16.95
For the explorer, Legendary Routes of the World takes its readers on a splendid pop-up journey through some of the planet’s most famous itineraries including the pioneering Aéropostale, which was the first French airborne mail delivery system that connected France with South America.
Each one of the legendary routes is inventively presented as a double-page pop-up spread accompanied by interesting anecdotes and information.
Have you found your favourites? Located in both The Postal Museum & Mail Rail, our two shops offer unique gifts for all ages. Open every day from 10.00 – 17.00, your last chance to get Christmas prezzies will be Sunday 23 December.
– Zuzu Dowd, Retail Manager