hellomagazine.comPrince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding: we round up the best commemorative gifts to make sure your celebration is fit for royalty!
Not long to go now before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot! The upcoming royal wedding has got us thinking back to when Prince William and Kate said "I do" in 2011, and the nation celebrated with hundreds of street parties. It's time to dust off the bunting and celebrate for round two, as Harry and Meghan are marrying on Saturday 19 May.
From mugs to tea towels to biscuits and aprons, there are stacks of commemorative gifts on sale to make your celebration fit for royalty! Click through our guide, starting with…
Emma Bridgewater mugs
Emma Bridgewater has created two special commemorative mugs, handmade in the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-On-Trent. The first features elegant scripting with the groom and bride's names and wedding date as well as the text: 'Game changers, free spirits, big hearts & well-suited.'
The second mug features a classic hand-applied spongeware design, with the couple's names and wedding date, as well as regal scrolls and crowns in blue and red.
£19.95 each, emmabridgewater.co.uk
Ulster Weavers tea towel
Perhaps one of the prettiest commemorative tea towels we've seen, this is perfect for any themed royal wedding parties you're organising!
Hosting your own tea party to celebrate Harry and Meghan's big day? Personalised Gifts Shop has a whole range of items on offer, including this commemorative placemat that has the all-important details of the royal wedding.
Toast the happy couple with a G&T made using No 2 Chelsea Flower Gin, available soon in Partridges. The London-based shop holds a Royal Warrant to the Queen and supplies Buckingham Palace with groceries, so their commemorative gin is only fitting to celebrate a royal wedding!
For Richer, For Poorer T-shirt
Want your souvenir to stand for more? Non-profit brand For Richer, For Poorer has launched a commemorative range, which is being sold in aid of the Windsor Homeless Project to help those living on the streets.
Souvenirs include postcards, magnets, mugs, tea towels and bunting, while the hero item is the £5,000 commemorative plate, featuring a bespoke crest.
The proceeds of sales will go towards supporting homeless people in Windsor; this £30 T-shirt can buy fresh socks and delicates for someone living on the streets, or someone moving off them.
Souvenirs from £10, forricherforpoorer.org
Royal Wedding Biscuit Tin
This embossed biscuit tin featuring some very regal motifs - including palace guards and a golden carriage - contains lemon biscuits and triple chocolate biscuits. Too good to share? We think so!
William Edwards Home has released a special range of fine bone china to commemorate the wedding. Items including the coaster, mug, plate, teacup and saucer can be bought separately, but those wanting to pull out all the stops for the big day can purchase the complete set!
Each item has been hand-decorated with a delicate pale pastel eau de nil mica and embellished with both platinum and 22 carat gold.
Prices start from £15, williamedwardshome.co.uk
Newby Teas of London
The luxury tea company has created a stunning commemorative gift box that is filled to the brim with 36 sachets of tea. The assortment includes the classics, such as English Breakfast and Earl Grey, and the very aptly named Jasmine Princess, as well as other flavours. When you've drunk your way through the box, don't throw it away – it can double up as a hat box!
Fancy a very illustrative tea towel of Harry and Meghan? Cally Lathey has hand drawn the playful portrait of the couple on her 100 per cent cotton piece, alongside sailor-style tattoo drawings and of course, the wedding date!
What better food to serve at a royal wedding tea party than these HECK sausages, which are infused with ginger and American mustard, in ode to Harry and his LA-born fiancée Meghan? The sausages will be available from April. Here's to the happy couple!
£2 per pack, Sainsbury's
Official Commemorative Wedding China
The official commemorative wedding china for the wedding is now on sale, which Harry and Meghan will have approved. The range, which is cornflower blue with white detailing, features a golden monogram with the couple's initials and is surmounted by Harry's coronet. The collection includes a miniature coffee mug, a standard coffee mug, a pillbox, a tankard and a plate. The plate is the most expensive item, selling for £49, while the minature coffee mug is £19.95.
Sophie Allport's Commemorative Mug
This fine bone china mug made by British homeware designer Sophie Allport features a carriage procession from St George's Chapel - Harry and Meghan's venue. The bride and groom are seen in the first carriage, while the Queen and Prince Philip are in the second. The Queen's corgis, William and Kate's dog Lupo and Meghan's beloved Guy the Beagle and Bogart the Labrador-shepherd cross are also involved in the procession. The best bit about the mugs? Ten per cent of sales will be donated to Harry, William and Kate's mental health initiative, Heads Together.
Re-enact Harry and Meghan's love story with this quirky, fun book that features paper cut-out dolls. Chapters include Meghan saying 'yes' to the dress, Harry proposing at home over a roast chicken dinner, and the groom celebrating his wedding with an imaginary stag do in Las Vegas. The book is a perfect souvenir for all the 'kidults' out there!
£7.99, published by Ilex Press, illustrations by Dan Evans