Small, sweet and deliciously crafty, John Lewis – a department store that holds a cherished place in British hearts – has this Make Arcade craft kit among its jubilee offerings with all the ingredients needed to create a wreath, glitter flag and a corgi toy, for £18.
The Royal Collection Trust, part of the organization that manages Britain’s royal palaces still held by the Crown, has a special collection of Jubilee products. Her collaboration with Radley resulted in this £209 shoulder bag, stitched with humor, soldiers wearing bearskin hats and a depiction of Buckingham Palace.
Her Majesty’s own bags are made by the fearsome Launer firm, founded by Sam Launer who emigrated from Czechoslovakia during World War II. Still handmade in Walsall, the Queen is estimated to own around 300 Launer bags today, including those originally purchased by her mother.
Awarded a Royal Warrant in 1950, this year the company’s Jubilee handbag, based on a 1972 design, comes in eight colours, but the runaway hit is the purple version, priced at £2,500 with a double handle, a mirror bound in leather and gold -plated logo.
Silk scarves have been part of the iconography of Queen Elizabeth II for over 70 years. Holland Cooper – based in Gloucestershire – pays tribute to the monarch’s undying love of horses and racing with this silk version, hand-rolled and made in England, priced at £149.
Food baskets, with all their multitude of treats, are a quintessentially British gift. Fortnum & Masons, with a Royal Warrant, offers a delightful collection, including the Happy and Glorious basket with over twenty products in collector’s boxes, including Jubilee tea blend in a tea box, porcelain plate and a special tea towel for £450.
Selfridges also has a collection of baskets to celebrate, but also a delightful Keel corgi dog toy for £17, referencing the Queen’s devotion to the breed.
Champagne house Moët & Chandon, a royal warrant holder since 1883, produced a special Platinum cuvée (£43), a tradition the company has followed with British coronations and jubilees, a blend of pinot noir, miller and chardonnay.
At the age of 96, on doctor’s orders, the Queen may have recently given up her daily dry martini, but the Cotswold distillery has produced this Jubilee blend, with notes of strawberry, raspberry and pink peppercorn, and designed to be drunk in the summer. It’s available through – the aptly named Majestic – Majestic.
For something a little more daring, Solovair has produced a special version of its Gibson shoe. Solovair, based in England’s shoe-making district of Northamptonshire since 1881, was the originator of the cult Dr Martens sole.
With a whiff of the punk (and Silver Jubilee) summer of 1977, the upper comes in a Union Flag design and costs £179. London’s brand new Underground line – the Elizabeth opened in May 2022, just in time for the Jubilee. The London Transport Museum has furniture including the Chiswick Stool for £450 in the distinctive, purple Tube Line carpeting.
Wolf & Badger also injects humor into its Jubilee offerings, including these slippers, which the Queen, after reappearing in public for a series of events recently, might just be dying to step into. the evening. They cost £45.