There are many ways to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, a historic milestone that marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service on the throne.
Whether it’s going to a street party to eat copious amounts of sandwiches, dressing up in Union Jack flags, or taking the more measured approach of using the four-day holiday to catch up with loved ones, let’s just say you have options.
But whatever you choose to do – from the birthday parade to searching the web for the Barbie Platinum Jubilee – you definitely don’t want to miss this selection of merchandise and memorabilia to commemorate that special anniversary.
There’s something for every budget at a range of popular UK retailers including John Lewis, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, M&S, Emma Bridgewater and Harrods.
The best Platinum Jubilee merchandise at a glance
- The Jubilee Tea Gift Set£50.00
- Mini Corgi Cross Stitch Kit£10
- Radio Times: Her Majesty The Queen£9.99
- The Selfridges Jubilee Basket£80
- God Save The Queen Jubilee Mug£22
- Buckingham Palace 500 piece jigsaw puzzle£5
- Fortnum’s Mini Musical Cookie Box£14.95
- Queen’s Platinum Jubilee shopping bag£30
- Personalized Jubilee 4 Mug Teapotfrom £66
- Platinum Jubilee Shortbread Box£11.99
- Cocktail Jubilee Platinum Picnic Bag£50
- The Jubilee Memorial Gift Box£100
- Make Arcade Jubilee Sewing Kit£22
Best Platinum Jubilee Merchandise to Buy This Year
The Jubilee Tea Gift Set, £50
Fortnum & Mason’s Jubilee Tea gift box is a great keepsake, with limited edition tea including a loose leaf blend and a fine bone china Platinum Jubilee mug featuring a crown design with gold detailing.
Mini Corgi Cross Stitch Kit, £10
Make Arcade’s cute Corgi themed sewing kit is ideal for beginners (14+) who want to participate in a craft project to celebrate the Jubilee. You get everything you need in the pack, including a ‘How to Cross Stitch’ brochure to guide you.
Radio Times: Her Majesty The Queen, £9.99
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Radio Times publishes a 116-page commemorative edition, Radio Times: Her Majesty The Queen. The bookazine features covers, articles and illustrations from the Radio Times archives, as well as advertisements and photographs from Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign. Significant events covered in the edition include several jubilees, the very first BBC broadcast of Princess Elizabeth in 1940 and her coronation as Elizabeth II in June 1953.
Selfridges Jubilee Basket, £80
Selfridges has this wrapped Jubilee hamper available for £80 which includes a 300g tin of Walkers shortbread, a 60g Ahmad Platinum Jubilee tea tin, House of Dorchester Jubilee 80g salted caramel milk chocolate crowns, a House milk chocolate bar of Dorchester 80g, a Trio of 112g Tiptree Preserves and a 16 inch Wicker Basket.
God Save The Queen Jubilee Mug, £22
There are a variety of Platinum Jubilee mugs available from Emma Bridgewater to mark the anniversary, but we’ve chosen this striking red 1/2 pint mug which comes with the words ‘God Save The Queen’ printed on the front.
Buckingham Palace 500 piece jigsaw puzzle, £5
Looking for an activity to do over the long weekend? This 500 piece jigsaw puzzle from Corner Piece features the Queen, a flag waving crowd and the Queen’s Guard outside Buckingham Palace. Measuring 48cm x 34cm, this puzzle is a great option for the whole family.
Fortnum’s Mini Musical Cookie Tin, £14.95
An item exclusive to Fortnum & Mason, the Platinum Jubilee Mini Musical Cookie Tin plays a rendition of “God Save the Queen” as it gently spins. Not only that, but it’s also filled with delicious dark chocolate macadamia nut cookies.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Shopping Bag, £30
This limited edition navy bag from Harrods has been specially designed for the Platinum Jubilee. It has a graphic crown and Royal Cypher printed on the front and will be perfect for showing off your love of royalty while shopping.
Personalized Jubilee 4 Mug Teapot, from £66
If you want to add your own personal touch, this set of four Emma Bridgewater mugs allows you to add a name or special message to the front of the teapot, which is accompanied by a pattern of red and blue crowns and gold hearts to mark the occasion.
Box of Platinum Jubilee shortbread, £11.99
This commemorative platinum jubilee box showing Queen Elizabeth II on the front includes 300g of pure butter shortbread marked with union jacks. Tasty.
Jubilee Platinum Cocktail Picnic Bag, £50
If you want to celebrate the platinum jubilee with a cocktail, this Marks and Spencer picnic bag set has you covered. One for adults, it contains a selection of drinks to fill the Jubilee-themed Cool Bag, including Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Pina colada, Gin and Diet Tonic, along with Jubilee-branded napkins and 20 Jubilee paper straws.
The Jubilee Memorial Gift Set, £100
This limited-edition Fortnum & Mason gift set includes Platinum Jubilee Blend tea, a jar of very berry rose and berry jam, a miniature musical cookie tin, and a Platinum Jubilee tea towel and plate, perfect for items memories.
Make Arcade Jubilee Sewing Kit, £22
This cute sewing kit from The Make Arcade – sold exclusively through John Lewis – lets you create a mini streamer chain. Suitable for ages 14+, it comes with everything you need including instructions, a wool felt and a needle/thread.
Want to watch the special anniversary coverage on TV? Here is the Platinum Jubilee BBC schedule of shows and programming until Monday 6th June.