If you are looking for authentic gifts to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee this year then search no more. The team at Highgrove work with skilled craftspeople all year round to create unique products for the home and garden, and this year they have been extra busy with a special range of collectable items, specifically designed for the Jubilee.
Best of all, you can be sure that the profits from the sale of Highgrove products are paid to The Prince’s Charities Foundation, so rather than buying some old mass-produced rubbish that everyone else has, why not indulge in a unique item from the Highgrove website?
From tea towels costing a mere £9 to limited edition teddy bears you can keep for years to come, there really is something here for everyones taste and price range. I’ve picked out a selection to give you an idea of what is to offer.
Diamond Jubilee Limited Edition Hanging Decoration – £20
Discover a stunning keepsake. Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this beautiful hanging-decoration has been specially created for Highgrove in the style of ‘Zari’ – meaning gold – embroidery.
This unique weaving technique, using precious metal wires and jewels, originated in 16th Century India. Here tradition is given a modern twist in this marvellous memento, smartly presented and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Size approx. 10 x 10cm.
Diamond Jubilee Coffee Mug – £25 – Care Instructions: Not dishwasher proof and not suitable for use in microwave ovens. Height 9cm (3.5″) Width 8cm (3″).
Diamond Jubilee Domed Pillbox – £30 – Care Instructions: Not dishwasher proof and not suitable for use in microwave ovens. Height 5cm (2″) Diameter 8cm (3.1″).
Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Plate – £95 – Care Instructions: Not dishwasher proof and not suitable for use in microwave ovens. Diameter 27cm (10.6″).
These official range of English fine bone china celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and has been commissioned by the Royal Collection.
The Royal Coat of Arms on the china has been specially painted for the occasion. The border decorations are based on the famous Rockingham Service, made between 1830 and 1837 for William IV who was a great patron of English porcelain.
It was first used at Queen Victoria’s coronation banquet in 1838. These English fine bone china is entirely made by hand in Staffordshire using traditional methods unchanged for 250 years. Each piece is finished with 22 carat gold.
Diamond Jubilee Royal Crest Cushion – £95
Commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with this super-soft, luxurious, velvet cushion edged with a rich gold cord.
Hand made in Scotland, this chic keepsake is embroidered with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Crest and the Diamond Jubilee year – 2012, marking a very special occasion. Size, approx: 45 x 45cm.
Diamond Jubilee Teddy Bear – £175
A truly wonderful heirloom. This very special teddy bear has been created to commemorate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Only 250 bears exist and with each one made by hand, every bear has its own original character.
The Highgrove design team worked hand-in-hand with Merrythought, one of the oldest and most prestigious English toy manufacturers. Together they came up with the idea to make a traditional, fully jointed, mohair bear that would be fitting to celebrate such a historic event.
Every detail is thoughtful, from the hand-sewn features to the soft, silk paws that are embroidered with gold thread. Created in a limited edition of 250, each bear comes in a presentation box with a numbered certificate of authenticity.