ou’d be forgiven for thinking that royal memorabilia is, well, a bit naff really. After all, the Queen’s Coronation special edition coin and commemorative tea towel from the wedding of Charles and Diana that your granny so cherishes are hardly the height of interior design sophistication.
But allow us to stop you there. With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the horizon, luxury brands from Nyetimber and Harvey Nichols to Annoushka and Asprey are seizing on the opportunity to offer something altogether chicer to mark the occasion. Sure, you can probably find a mug featuring a dodgy sketch of Her Majesty if that’s what you really want – but we recommend you check out our Platinum Jubilee gift guide first…
London-based jeweller Annoushka Ducas has made a name for, among other things, her Mythology range of exquisite and irreverent charms crafted with utmost attention to detail. In honour of the Platinum Jubilee two new editions have been released: a reimagining of the famed royal orb featuring a spinning pearl encased in a platinum and diamond crown, and a playful gold, diamond and ruby corgi sitting atop a red agate ‘velvet’ cushion.
Sage x Atopia bouquet
London-based florist Sage has teamed up with low-alcohol drinks brands Atopia to create a special bouquet bundle for the Jubilee weekend. Available for a limited time only, Sage founders Iona and Romy have designed a gorgeous pastel-hued bouquet inspired by Atopia's two new flavours: Hedgerow Berry and Rhubarb & Ginger, one of which will be delivered complimentary alongside the Sage bouquet.
Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut Platinum Jubilee Limited Edition
Having held a Royal Warrant since 1893, when Queen Victoria bestowed the champagne house with one of the earliest honours of its kind, Moët & Chandon has made a habit of celebrating royal milestones with special edition bottles – and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is no different. For this landmark occasion, Moët has redesigned its classic Impérial Brut and Rosé Impérial to feature the Royal Warrant insignia, Platnum Jubilee logo and a message from the house. Planning a serious party? The Impérial Brut is also available in magnum and jeroboam sizes.
Asprey Platinum Jubilee Decanter Set
Another Royal Warrant holder, fine jeweller, silversmith and tableware merchant Asprey has chosen Her Majesty’s love of all things equestrian as the inspiration for this special edition decanter. Mouth-blown and hand-cut in lead-free crystal, each piece in this limited edition of 20 features five of the British horse breeds that the Queen is known to keep at her royal estates around the country: Fell ponies, Windsor greys, Highland ponies, Cleveland bays and thoroughbred racehorses.
Harvey Nichols Jubilee Celebration Hamper
What would a bank holiday be without a picnic? For an occasion as special as this, we recommend you turn to Harvey Nichols, which has designed a variety of opulent hampers for every kind of Jubilee celebration. Our recommendation: go all out with the Platinum Jubilee Celebration Hamper. Packed with patriotic treats, including Whitley Neill gin, specialty tonics made in Edinburgh and Charbonnel et Walker Union Jack chocolate, alongside a bottle of Litmus pinot noir, a fine nut selection and sweet and savoury snacks, all you need do is sit back and enjoy the festivities.
Bruichladdich 30-year-old Single Malt Whisky
Distilled at Bruichladdich Distillery and bottled by whisky investment company VCL Vintners, this 144-piece limited edition bottling of the Bruichladdich’s highly regarded 30-year-old single malt Scotch is in fact a symbol of extraordinary foresight. Each bottle comes from cask number 2504, which was filled in 1991 and earmarked specifically for the occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from the very beginning – an absolute collector’s item.
Penelope Chilvers Jubilee Slippers
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee happens to coincide with Penelope Chilvers’ own 20th anniversary and to mark this double celebration it's released two new editions of its signature Dandy slipper. The limited edition unisex silhouette is available in elegant navy or purple velvet with a calfskin lining and embroidered alternately with the official Platinum Jubilee emblem or the Queen’s official EIIR cypher.
Cartwright & Butler Jubilee Celebration Gift Box
English grocer, hamper specialist and purveyor of all things decadent and delicious, Cartwright & Butler, has put together a range of special gift sets and hampers for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Our pick is the Jubilee Celebration gift box – an indulgent array of treats featuring a special edition Jubilee biscuit tin, chocolate loaf cake and mini bottle of prosecco.
Dukeshill Carving Set
Planning a lavish Jubilee street party spread? You can’t go far wrong with a high-class joint from Royal Warranted ham supplier Dukeshill. Alternatively, the Telford-based brand has created an elegant steel and walnut carving set finished with the Platinum Jubilee emblem making the perfect memento for those who take their roasts seriously. Including a carving knife, carving fork and honing steel, it’s a fitting accompaniment for the most famous of British dishes.
Louise Sinclair Charms
Hatton Garden-based fine jeweller Louise Sinclair has created a range of 9ct gold and white gold crown-inspired charms to mark the Jubilee. Available in two designs and as single charms to be worn on a necklace or as charm earring sets, a portion of the sales from each charm will be donated to the Queen’s Green Canopy, a tree-planting initiative supported by Her Majesty encouraging people across the UK to plant a tree for the Jubilee.
Nyetimber Platinum Jubilee Classic Cuvee
Storied English Sparkling Wine brand Nyetimber is getting in on the Jubilee action by giving its signature Classic Cuvee a patriotic makeover. Wrapped in a platinum-hued sheen and finished with Union Jack and crown emblems, it's the perfect finishing touch to any picnic spread.
Hummingbird Bakery Jubilee Cakes
Speaking of picnics, no spread is compete without some great cake – and Notting Hill-based Hummingbird Bakery is more than happy to provide. Alongside red, white and blue iced cupcakes and ‘crownies’ (see what they did there?), it has also created limited edition vanilla and raspberry, chocolate biscuit and red velvet cakes featuring the iconic Queen’s head and the dates of her reign.
Bags of Ethics x The Queen’s Green Canopy
Bags of Ethics, a planet positive accessories label that teams up with fashion brands to support sustainable and ethical production processes, has partnered with the Queen’s Green Canopy to create a range of garden and homewares to celebrate their mutual environmental mission. As well as ivy-hued tote bags, reusable bottles designed by Rixo and chic cool bags, we’re rather taken with the rollable picnic blanket and leather-strapped gardening apron. We’re sure HM would approve.