There are all types of merchandise available to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee from traditional tea cups to irreverant t-shirts. To celebrate Her Majesty's 60 years of service, here's my pick of the best.
Guide To Buying Royal Diamond Jubilee Gifts Online
Selection of ideas for gifts, available to buy in the USA, to commerate the Royal Diamond Jubilee.
Relive her reign
It's been 60 years and that's a whole lot of history.
You can relive, remember, or catch up with what's been going with the royals over the last six decades by either reading a book, watching the DVDs or if you want to make doubly sure you haven't missed even the tiniest detail, you could do both.
The DVD Collection, The Queen 60 Glorious Years, contains 4 world-class documentaries:
- THE FIRST WINDSORS - Originally called Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, King George V, became the first royal Windsor when he changed the family name in 1917. This documentary, is one hour long, and features colour footage of George, Queen Mary, and their grand-daughter Elizabeth, born in 1926.
- THE KING WHO SAVED THE CROWN - When his brother Edward VIII gave up the Crown for love, it was Elizabeth's father's responsibility to become King. This documentary looks at reign of King George VI, and his role in guiding the nation through WWII.
- CORONATION BRITAIN: THE MAKING OF A QUEEN - At just 25 years old, Elizabeth II rose to the throne in 1952. This documentary looks at how Elizabeth II became the most famous woman in the world, and took the throne of a country still recovering from war.
- THE QUEEN: A MONARCH FOR ALL SEASONS - A new documentary created to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, looking back at the major events of the Queen's life.
The book, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Diamond Jubilee Souvenir 1952-2012, includes plenty of color photographs to illustrate the retelling of the Queen's life.
A touch of class
A quick look on Amazon or eBay will give you hundreds of Jubille-inspired gifts, but not all Queen-celebrating tea cups were created equal.
For a touch of class, and authentic Britishness, check out the Jubilee range from Emma Bridgewater, a notable British ceramics desginer.
She has something to match every budget, from fun dishcloths (or tea towels as the Brits call them), to stunning collectors pieces.
Quirky and Fun
Zazzle have a good selection of independently designed, Jubilee-inspried items, from t-shirts to phone cases, tote bags to pin bages.
You can see a sample of the most popular items below, or follow the link to see all items tagged as 'Diamond Jubilee'.
Gifts Shipped From England
If you want to go for true authenticity, check out the Diamond Jubilee merchandise available from The British Museum Shop. They are stocking some beautiful collectors china pieces, a replica Diana / Kate engagement ring, and a stunning commemorative chess set. I have checked and they will ship to the US.