The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is a wonderful chance to celebrate our passion for all things patriotic and British. From the 2nd to the 5th of June 2022, the long weekend of festivities honours the unprecedented 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II since her coronation as monarch on 6th February 1952.
If there's one thing that members of the great British public love even more than a celebratory street party, it's an item of memorabilia to use, display or give as a gift. We have selected the best commemorative pieces, suitable for a variety of budgets and tastes, including decorative-yet-functional household items, commemorative stamps and freshly-minted coins. All items are available to buy online in the UK from Amazon, John Lewis, Emma Bridgewater and more.
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Before buying something that demands more mantle space, you might want to consider a multi-purpose memorabilia item – one that both looks good and functions well in everyday life. An added bonus of choosing a practical-yet-beautiful item, such as a tea towel or china mug, means that you get to really notice and re-enjoy the commemorative item each time you use it.
Of course, some memorabilia items are designed to be kept in a pristine manner, such as collector's coins and stamps. Others such as tea trays and posh mugs can be displayed on a shelf and kept pristine – you can even frame a particularly nice tea towel and use it as affordable artwork.
For those of you looking to give memorabilia items as gifts, then consider the intended recipient's preferences – usually analysing the type of gifts they buy for you is a fail-safe way to tell whether they consider a perfect present to be practical or beautiful. Still stuck? We'd say with confidence that any Emma Bridgewater gift is a great option, as they are always tastefully designed and functional.
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Many commemorative items are designed to be used sparingly and treated carefully, so before buying a Queen's Jubilee cup, for example, consider whether a dishwasher-safe mug might be more appropriate for your busy household.
A fine china teacup and saucer, meanwhile, would get the love and care it deserves from someone who adores the pomp and ceremony of a traditional afternoon tea – or from someone who is happy to do what is required to keep their prized tableware in mint condition.
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A Nostalgic Round Tray to Display or Use
A Tea Towel for Those Who Are Patriotic and Planet-Conscious
A Joyfully Royal Half-Pint Mug for the Jubilee
A Set of 8 Stamps Showing the Queen Across the Decades of Her 70-Year Reign
A Useful Tin for Now and for Generations to Come
Joanna Lumley's Anthology About Her Heroine The Queen
A Delicate Bone China Cup from Harrods
The Royal Mint
The Freshly Minted £5 Coin Keepsake
A Striking Tote Ideal for Taking Along to a Jubilee Street Party
The Royal Collection
A Beautifully Crafted Set of UK-Made Souvenir Teaspoons
The traditional-yet-striking crown motif of this tray's design means this versatile choice can be displayed as a piece of artwork or used to serve drinks to guests. Very appropriately, this commemorative steel tray has been designed by another national treasure – Emma Bridgewater.
This would be ideal to use when serving drinks and snacks at a jubilee street party or tea party at home, but it is attractive enough to warrant year-round use and to have on display when it is not in service.
A commemorative tea towel is always a good choice as it can either be kept pristine and displayed or loved and appreciated during everyday use. This pretty piece is extra special as it highlights the green sentiments of our Queen and includes the brilliantly rhyming entreaty to 'Plant a Tree for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee'.
If you know someone who is planting a tree this year in honour of the Queen's reign, then this would make a lovely physical gift to remind them of their planet-saving efforts. £2 from each tea towel sold goes to charity, so it really is a feel-good buy.
This seemingly understated mug, with '70 Glorious Years' displayed on it, is actually full of royalty-related joy and fun. You'll find 'Our Longest Serving Monarch' printed on the far side, lion motifs guarding the handle, plus – our personal favourite – the image of a standard-bearing corgi declaring 'Best Queen Ever'.
As you'd expect from Stoke-on-Trent pottery legend Emma Bridgewater, the mug is ergonomically designed, holds a pleasing large 1/2 pint of hot drink and is beautifully finished. The underside also displays a jubilee message, which becomes visible to others as you sip. This design won't fade and neither will our gratitude to the Queen for her service to the nation.
The Royal Mail have put together a beautifully curated set of stamps celebrating the Queen's dedication to serving her country during her 70-year reign. Those who love the Queen for her impeccable dress sense will adore this collection.
Stamp collecting can be seen as a niche hobby, but for those who want a memorabilia item from a historical royal event, the portability and easy storage of a stamp set should be appreciated. These stamps provide a stunning overview of our Queen's record-breaking reign.
You will have seen other commemorative tins from past royal events – the Charles and Diana tin still endures in many a British household, holding sewing buttons, tea bags or old coins. This shows that a tin is an excellent item of memorabilia to buy, as it will be cherished and used for years to come.
This design is also available as a tea caddy-style tin, but we love that this one takes up minimal space if you want to use it purely as storage, or that it can be propped on its side to fully display its '70 Glorious Years' design.
The comedian, author, activist and national treasure Joanna Lumley admits on page one of this anthology that she is a huge fan of the Queen. This book is an easy read, filled with delightful tales and illuminating snippets about protocol, key events and, of course, fashion.
First-hand diary entries, interviews and letters are used, reaching as far back as Churchill, to bring the past 70 years to life. Joanna Lumley skilfully leads you through the unfolding story with grace, humour and poise – much like the Queen herself.
This delicate bone china cup from Harrods is decorated in pleasingly muted tones around a central crown and floral motif. It will appeal to tea or coffee connoisseurs who enjoy drinking from fine china and those who have a whole collection of such royal-inspired tableware.
Whilst quite clearly being a tea or coffee mug to treat with care – it must be hand-washed – this cup is not so ornate that you'd fear to use it. In fact, it's the perfect cup to bring a smile to the face of any true Queen Elizabeth II devotee.
A freshly minted £5 coin, which has never been in circulation, is a shiny and beautiful thing to behold. This is the perfect keepsake to give to a child as a special gift to mark the occasion. On the reverse of the coin is the Platinum Jubilee portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on horseback, designed by renowned artist John Bergdahl.
The smart and informative presentation pack that the coin comes in explores the changing face of coins over the Queen's reign, capturing her growth from young novice to experienced monarch. This is the most budget-friendly of the coins available from the Royal Mint for this occasion – serious collectors can spend hundreds of pounds on commemorative coins.
The construction quality and striking design of this tote bag mean that it can be used as a daily bag for shopping and also taken along to a street party – we'd certainly be happy for it to feature in the background of our Instagram photos.
The main design is the imperial state crown, as worn by Queen Elizabeth on her coronation in 1952. The rich, regal red of the background of the bag is inspired by the long crimson velvet mantle of state. If you want to take a lovely piece of patriotic pride out and about with you every day, then this bag is for you.
A set of decorative teaspoons is a classic memorabilia choice as they can either be kept safely in their box and admired or brought out to use with the best tea service. These pewter spoons are gold-plated and polished to a high shine, so they should be washed by hand if used as they are not dishwasher safe.
The handle tip of each is adorned with an iconic coronation miniature – the crown, the throne, the orb and finally the sceptre (which features an inlaid crystal gem). The dish of each spoon is embossed with the lettering 'Platinum Jubilee 2022'. The elegant presentation box means that these would make an ideal gift.
Written and researched by Lucy S
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