Best Merchandise to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen’s Speech in the House of Lords during the official opening of Parliament in the House of Lords (Getty Images)

Unless you’ve been MIA under a rock on the Moon’s Sea of ​​Tranquility, you’ll know that this year the nation is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – that’s 70 years of wearing the crown.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne aged just 25 in 1953, the day after conquering Mount Everest. His reign has seen remarkable events, from the rise of the Beatles, the supersonic age of Concorde and the launch of the World Wide Web.

She’s seen 14 British prime ministers come and go, met 13 US presidents and four popes, and been a human mum to many corgis (she’s also credited with creating the ‘dorgi’, a mix of dachshund and corgi done when one of them dogs reunited with his sister Margaret’s puppy).

Is it any wonder Netflix has produced a hit series of all of this?

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She is the UK’s oldest reigning monarch, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who herself reigned an impressive 64 years and had an entire age in history that bears his name. A Platinum Jubilee is incredibly rare: we won’t see another for at least the next three Sovereigns. To mark the occasion, the UK will enjoy a four-day Jubilee weekend from June 2-5, filled with special events, parades, street parties and more.

If you want to join in with more than a few flags and bunting, there are plenty of commemorative products rolling off the production line. Grab an HRH-inspired Barbie doll (once it’s replenished, that is), a jar of pickles for your celebration, and burn the calories on a Platinum Jubilee rowing machine (yes, really).

From the weird to the wonderful, here’s our pick of the best merchandise to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Fortnum Platinum Jubilee Mini Musical Cookie Tin, 150g

Royal grocer Fortnum & Mason’s musical cookie tins are almost as coveted as the brand’s basket selection. They’re usually for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas, and now the team has designed a limited-edition version for the Platinum Jubilee. Roll it up to hear a rousing rendition of “God Save the Queen” as you munch on the dark chocolate macadamia nut cookies inside.

Buy Now £14.95, F&M

F&M The Jubilee Tea Party Basket

If you’re looking for an excuse to splash out on one of those aforementioned F&M baskets, the Jubilee is for you. The F&M team has put together this lavish compilation to help you show off your patriotism in foodie style. Expect a wicker basket filled with old favorites and new creations: think pistachio and clotted cream cookies, vintage marmalade, musical box, rose and berry jam, a limited edition Jubilee tea and, of course, a commemorative tea towel.

As a royal warrant holder, Fortnum & Mason pulled out all the stops for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with gifts, food and jewelery for the event. See the full offer here.

Buy Now £150.00, F&M

Straight Royal Gherkin Tracklements

Planet-friendly pickle brand and kitchen cabinet staple Tracklements has concocted a brand new condiment to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Named Right Royal Pickle, the vegan spread features Lincolnshire onions and a balanced blend of sweet (Muscovado sugar) and sour (malt vinegar) along with tamarind paste, chili, all the spices and lemon juice. Try it in a classic Plowman or lay it on your street party table and let it be the star of the show.

Buy Now £6.05, Tracklements

Cartwright & Butler The Platinum Jubilee Collection

Aside from Her Shift and a penchant for queuing, there really isn’t anything more British than a good old cup of tea. Cartwright & Butler have put together this selection of bikes they believe would get the royal seal of approval. It’s hard to disagree – all the favorites are here, crumbly shortbread, chocolate brownie cookies and even a packet of Earl Grey.

Also available from Selfridges.

Buy Now £18.00, Cartwright & Butler

Whitley Neil Platinum Jubilee Original London Dry Gin

Until recently, it was an open secret that the Queen enjoyed a glass or two a day, including a Dubonnet aperitif, made with 30% gin. Raise a glass to him in June with Whitley Neil’s Commemorative London Dry Gin, which works well in HRH service or as a classic G&T.

Buy Now £29.00, Harvey Nichols

Queen Emma Bridgewater Platinum Jubilee 1/2 Pint Mug

British ceramics brand Emma Bridgewater has joined in on this great event with a classic half-pint mug. It features the silhouettes of the lions and unicorns found on the royal crest along with the dates of Queen Elizabeth’s reign: 1952 – 2022. There are two other designs; a God Save The Queen mug and a green look with the words 70 Glorious Years.

Find more Jubilee products from the brand here.

Also available from John Lewis.

Buy Now £22.00, Emma Bridgewater

Buckingham Palace X Biscuiteers Platinum Jubilee Cookies

Where there’s a special event, there’s a limited-edition Biscuiteers box. This Queen-themed selection includes cookies frosted to look like her beloved corgis, plus soldiers, Buckingham Palace, the royal carriage and of course, a crown.

Also available from Selfridges.

Buy Now £58.00, Cookies

Harrods Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Apron

Knightsbridge’s luxury department store, Harrods, is bringing kitchenware to the party in the form of this cream and blush apron, to celebrate the Queen’s long reign. The cotton design will make an ideal gift for the baking or cooking enthusiast in your life.

Buy now £25.00, Harrods

The Make Arcade Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Mini Corgi Cross Stitch Kit

Can’t get over your cross stitch addiction? Create an HRH she’ll be proud of with this kit, which places her beloved pets as the main attraction. The pretty cross stitch is an ideal project for beginners as well as royal fans.

Buy Now £10.00, John Lewis

Ulster Weavers Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Linen Tea Towel, Multicolor

Major royal events are usually marked by some type of merchandise: commemorative plates, mugs and tea towels. Ulster weavers present their own version with this floral tea towel, rendered in lovely pastel shades. It’s a sweet thing to own or give to your mother or grandmother.

Buy Now £12.00, John Lewis

Cadbury Jubilee Cadbury Roses

A box of Roses chocolates may look more like Christmas, but this year Cadbury is placing a crown on her head in honor of the Queen’s 70-year reign.

The rounded box features the famous jeweled helmet in front of ruby ​​red roses to mark the special occasion. There will also be a part-sized Dairy Milk Jubilee bar with the competition’s official seal of approval highlighting the confectionery brand’s relationship with The Firm.

As if we needed any other excuses to savor our favorite sweets. Available from May 1.

Buy now, Cadbury’s

Box of Pierre Marcolini Queen’s Platinum Jubilee chocolates

A shock box is always a winner on any occasion. Whether you’re the party organizer or just a guest, have Pierre Marcolini’s delicious confections on hand, ready to share. Presented in a box emblazoned with the Union Jack under the Queen’s crown, the selection consists of 33 of the brand’s favorite luxury chocolates.

Available from April 29

Buy Now £25.00, Pierre Marcolini

Limited Edition Platinum Jubilee Teacup and Saucer

Who doesn’t love a bit of pomp and ceremony – even when it comes to a humble cup of tea? With only 100 of these tea and saucer sets made, your brew will taste even better sipped from this ornate fine china set. Although, as it’s finished with 22k gold, this could be some sort of display-only situation.

Shop the Platinum Jubilee Collection here.

Buy Now £225.00, Royal Collection

Hydrow x Alex Echo Limited Edition Jubilee Rowing Machine

One of the most surprising jubilee products, but all for a good cause. Twenty percent of sales of this bright and beautiful machine designed in collaboration with artist Alex Echo will go to Parkinson’s UK to further research into the disease.

Buy Now £3500.00, Hydrow