jub2While my head is somewhere over the pond joining in the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend, I am helping myself with my envy by exploring some of the commemorative merchandise available to mark the occasion.

First stop is the Diamond Jubilee Collection from London‘s most iconic merchant, Harrod‘s of Knightsbridge

tp1I love the Diamond Jubilee Teapot from Harrod‘s collection, described as:

“Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the way we Brits know best, with a lovely cup of tea! This glorious four-cup teapot from Emma Bridgewater has been made from English earthenware and beautifully painted in patriotic colours. Whether bought as a gift or as a memento, it will certainly make your celebrations a Royal affair.”

However, if you are going to go to Harrod’s, why not splurge on a decidedly British traditional hamper? 

tp2Harrod’s has created a wonderful Jubilee Hamper, described as:

“Celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with this lavish hamper from Harrods. Create a delicious British spread with our strawberry preserve, special blend tea, biscuit selection and Jubilee tableware, and don’t forget to raise a toast with the fine Harrods NV Champagne. All presented in a woven basket.”

This hamper is the perfect starting point for planning a great Jubilee picnic in Hyde Park.

Meanwhile, slightly down-market, my favourite UK retailer, Marks & Spencer (M&S), is pulling out all stops to help the locals celebrate the Jubilee. 

M&S has put together great suggestions for holding a traditional English garden party to celebrate and has a full line of “Jubilee party essentials.”

tp3Among M&S’ Jubilee party collection are really cool plates featuring the Union Jack emblazoned with the Queen’s beloved corgis.

Now I am inspired to host my own Jubilee-themed garden party this summer.

God Save the Queen!