Platinum Jubilee 2022: Best memorabilia to celebrate the Queen
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This year marks 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne, making her the first-ever monarch to reach the Platinum Jubilee milestone.
With celebrations, including a bonus bank holiday, taking place in June, many of us in the UK are getting ready to host street parties and deck out our houses with not only patriotic decorations, but also a few commemorative additions that we can treasure for years to come.
Best places to shop for Platinum Jubilee memorabilia
Best for affordability: Marks & Spencer and Amazon
Best for choice: John Lewis
Best for investment: Fortnum & Mason and Harrods
From hampers bursting with delicious treats and beautifully illustrated tote bags to the ultimate commemorative gift sets and covetable ceramics, we've searched high and low to find the most covetable Platinum Jubilee-themed buys out there (and let us tell you, they are selling out fast!).
So whether you're a big fan of the royal family or you just love a theme, there are some great memorabilia options out there. And, who knows, they might be worth something in years to come.
Best Platinum Jubilee memorabilia to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II
Gibsons Our Glorious Queen Jigsaw Puzzle, 1000 Pieces | £9.59 from John Lewis
This popular jigsaw - featuring lots of amazing photos of The Queen has been reissued for the Platinum Jubilee. Possibly the most photographed person in history, you'll see her many expressions - regal, thoughtful, happy and...glorious.
Platinum 45 x 45cm Silk Twill Scarf | £95 from Liberty
Available in black or green, The Queen’s Jubilee silk scarf capsule collection is a special limited edition piece. Each is hand-drawn in Liberty’s London studio and presented with a hand-numbered card and features classic British iconography.
Platinum Jubilee Medium Zip Top Multiway | £289 from Radley
This royal blue leather bag makes a statement. Featuring a witty illustration of Buckingham Palace Guards and a Corgi, it has the cutest multi-coloured straps in the colours of the British flag. And there's plenty of room and pockets inside.
Platinum Jubilee Medium Open Top Tote | £25 from Radley
A stylish fabric tote in heather blue, this features an adorable illustration of dogs (including a Corgi, natch) celebrating the Jubilee. It's selling fast so don't delay.
Fortnum's Platinum Jubilee Plate | £45 from Fortnum & Mason
This fine bone china Platinum Jubilee Plate with a stunning illustration and gold trim has been crafted exclusively for Fortnum's by the Walpole Company in Stoke-on-Trent, this is a timeless keepsake that's also the perfect size for your scones and cream.
Fortnum's Platinum Jubilee Mug | £35 from Fortnum & Mason
Tea will taste even better when you sip it out of this stunning collectable cup. Made of fine bone china, it's a beautiful piece to use regularly or keep on display to celebrate the Queen's 70-year reign.
Seconds Queen's Platinum Jubilee 70 Glorious Years 1/2 Pint Mug | £17 Emma Bridgewater
If you like your cuppa super-sized, this celebratory mug is just the thing. It's from Emma Bridgewater's 'seconds' range, so it might have a slight fault but it won't affect its functionality or collectability.
Platinum Jubilee Cotton Tea Towel | £4 Dunelm
This seriously pretty, 100% cotton tea towel with its vibrant colours and pretty illustrations looks almost too good to use. It's a great gift to self, or for the Royal fans in your life.
Jubilee Royal Bouquets Easy Adjust Apron | £26 from Cath Kidston
Making cakes and sandwiches for your Jubilee party will feel more special if you're wearing this limited-edition apron featuring gorgeous illustrations of Royal Bouquets including the Queen's fave flower, Lily of the Valley. Plus there's a beautiful portrait of Her Majesty on the centre pocket, framed with foliage, pearls and regal jewels.
Her Majesty the Queen Floral Tribute Silk Scarf by PJ Studio Accessories | £80 from Wolf & Badger
This beautiful silk twill scarf with hand-rolled hem is a statement piece that will still be wearable in years to come. Measuring 90x90cms or 36x36 inches, it has a soft pink background with navy blue trim and gorgeous hand-painted floral designs. The piece de resistance is the centrepiece - a stunning portrait of the young Queen wearing her Royal Crown.
The Jubilee Hamper | £80 from Selfridges
This 16-inch wicker basket is filled to the brim with delicious Jubilee-themed treats - think Walkers Platinum Jubilee shortbread, Ahmad Platinum Jubilee tea, House of Dorchester Platinum Jubilee salted caramel milk chocolate crowns to name a few.
Fortnum's Platinum Jubilee Crown Tea Towel | £12.95 from Fortnum & Mason
An elegant memento, this statement tea towel was made by fifth-generation artisan weavers in Northern Ireland. It features a specially commissioned crown design featuring many of the Queen's passions - think racing pigeons and champion horses, plus lily of the valley that was in her wedding bouquet.
Fortnum's Platinum Jubilee Bag for Life | £12.95 from Fortnum & Mason
This planet-friendly, 100% plastic-free shopper has a stunning design inspired by the interests of our lovely Queen. Spot the Corgi, alongside things like the lily of the valley that was in her wedding bouquet. And, similar to Elizabeth II herself, this Fortnum's Platinum Jubilee Bag for Life bag is classy, resilient and strong.
Pure Cotton Union Jack Jubilee Throw | £39.50 from Marks & Spencer
This union jack throw has been on our radar for a while, but sells out faster than we can add it to our basket.
Whether you have it draped over a sofa or at the end of your bed, this pure-cotton throw is sure to get you in the patriotic spirit.
Fortnum's St James Tea for Two Set | £395 from Fortnum & Mason
Tea for two has never been so chic. Made in England from fine bone china, this delicate Fortnum's St James Tea for Two Set includes cups, saucers, a milk jug and a sugar bowl. Each piece has been decorated with a gorgeous Chinoiserie design in soft teal (aka Eau de Nil) with gold touches. Pass the shortbread.
The Tarbay Botanist The Queen's Jubilee Gin | £25 from Daniel Stores
Created by Windsor-based gin distillers, The Tarbay Botanist. This special gin is infused with earl grey tea, lemon and rose, which are some of the Queen's favourite flavours. It’s also sold through Royal Warrant holders, Daniel Stores, a department store that is a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle.
Fulton Platinum Jubilee Birdcage Umbrella | £24 from Daniel Stores
If you’re after a practical piece of memorabilia, what could be more fitting than a Platinum Jubilee umbrella? The limited-edition brolly by Royal Warrant holders, Fulton, is the same birdcage dome design as what the Queen herself often uses on rainy days at Royal Ascot.
Silken Favours Jubilee Silk Print Scarf, Navy, Red & Eau de Nil | £150.00 from Fortnum & Mason
The design on this stunning, 100% silk scarf features stunning illustrations of all sorts of beautiful creatures - from unicorns to bees and butterflies, alongside, yes, two crowns representing Her Majesty. We'll be draping this Silk Print Scarf over the shoulders of our trench coats this summer.
Harrods Small Queen's Platinum Jubilee Shopper Bag | £25 from Harrods
Of course Harrods has arrived at the party with the most classic of Queen's Platinum Jubilee memorabilia. This limited-edition tote commemorates this once-in-a-lifetime event with a little sophistication. There's also a very chic pink design for £30.
Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Apron | £25 from Harrods
If you’re hosting a Platinum Jubilee party you may very well just need this special apron.
Created as part of the Victoria Eggs collection to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II, this floral apron carries the designer’s ornate, hand-drawn print.
The Queen: 70 years of Majestic Style | £18.99 from Waterstones
Another great coffee table addition is The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style, which celebrates the sartorial evolution of Elizabeth II through 230 fabulous colour photographs. This fascinating book also explores how Queen Elizabeth II has used her ensembles as a way to communicate effectively with diplomats and crowds throughout her reign.
The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II by Karen Dolby | £3 (Was £9.99)
When thinking of the Queen, our first image is one of dignity and authority. She is the very definition of majesty: the British monarch, the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and the head of the Commonwealth. But as anyone who knows her will tell you, in person she has a wicked sense of humour.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Celebration: 70 Years: 1952-2022 by Brian Hoey | £7.99 (Was £9.99)
When she succeeded her father, King George VI, on 6th February 1952, Elizabeth was only 25 years old. Married for just five years with two young children, her life changed irrevocably. The responsibilities of monarchy have taken precedence over all else, and the public duties invariably have first call on the Queen’s time and energy.
This book celebrates the highlights and challenges of the Queen’s reign over the past seven decades.
The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin | £10 from The Royal Mint
This uncirculated keepsake features a Platinum Jubilee portrait of the Queen on horseback. If you're looking for a lovely gift for a Royal family-lover, this coin is set in packaging which explores the Queen's reign through her various portraits.
Victoria Eggs Queen's Platinum Jubilee Biscuits | £8.50 from Victoria Eggs
These shortbread biscuits, served in a drum, are the loveliest treat to serve at any parties or gatherings you're having to celebrate. Made in Britain, the shortbread container even features a hand-drawn design of the dress worn by The Queen during her Coronation in 1952.
The Queen Elizabeth II Bear Platinum Jubilee Edition by Merrythought | £275 from Merry Thought
This is a very special edition bear created by the longest-standing manufacturers of bears in the UK. Each bear is individually numbered and comes with its own certificate, making it a fantastic collector's item.
Cartwright & Butler Limited Edition Platinum Jubilee Biscuit Collection | £16 from Cartwright & Butler
It's official, we've found the ultimate biscuit selection for any work Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Nobody can deny feeling extra excited when the Cartwright & Butler biscuits come out in a meeting, and this on-theme selection is guaranteed to deliver.
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