20 Cheeky Gifts Every Royal Family Fanatic Will Love
When it comes to finding a special something for your friend who studied abroad in London or your sister who made you tune in to the Royal Wedding, look no further than these British-inspired gifts.
There are some foods the royal family won’t eat in public. So when Her Majesty The Queen grants a Royal Warrant of Appointment for the supply of these shortbread cookies for the royal household, you know they’re the real deal. Walkers Shortbread has been making shortbread cookies since 1898 in the Scottish Highlands and is a leading brand of food exported from Scotland. The shortbread cookies do not contain artificial flavorings, coloring, or additives, and are certified Kosher. With six fingers, six triangles, three thistles, three rounds and three hearts, The Buckingham Palace gift set is good for anyone who wants to eat like the Queen.
The Gold Standard
The Gold Standard, a five-piece patent shine 10x nail lacquer collection from butter LONDON, is launching in November, just in time for the holidays. The set contains full-sized polishes in deep warm nude, soft beige creme, true red creme and dark blackberry creme, which is paired with a glistening, 24 karat gold-flecked topcoat sure to impress the royals. Some of their other royal-ready polishes have mini crowns, and other have fur Buckingham palace guard “hats,” with names like “Her Majesty’s Red.” Use these genius tips to make your manicure last longer.
The Royal Stewart Tartan
A British-made blanket in royal tartans will make anyone feel like royalty. The Stewart tartan belongs to the Royal House of Stewart, and is worn by today’s current royal family. (Need an explainer on who’s who? Check out this royal family tree.) This tartan could once be worn only with express permission from the Queen. The Tartan Blanket Company’s Royal Stewart Antique tartan has a lightly brushed finish to give depth to the blanket without adding weight. The colors of this luxurious blanket are expertly blended, making it a beautiful sofa or bed cover while also keeping you warm and cozy in the evening.
Olive & Cocoa Precious Crown Necklace
For anyone dreaming of discovering their true heritage as the Queen of England—or the Princess of Genovia—Olive & Cocoa’s gold-plated crown necklace is a perfect gift. The charm dangles from a delicate gold-filled chain and arrives gift wrapped in a hand-crafted wood crate tied with a ribbon.
MAKE’s New Medieval Palette
For the beauty-obsessed philanthropist in your life, MAKE’s new medieval palette says Britain without something so obvious as the Union Jack. Referencing art and natural elements, British designer Faye Toogood drew upon two Romantic landscape painters to create this collection. The palette includes four matte eyeshadow hues ranging from moody grays to smoke and cool blue. Lips go bold and matte in daring orange, everyday neutrals, and autumnal hues. Plus, 10 percent of sales are donated to the We See Beauty Foundation, a nonprofit that supports women-led, worker-owned businesses in at-need communities.
Keep Calm Harry Is Still Single T-Shirt
Although “Keep Calm And Carry On” was first distributed by the British government in preparation for World War II, Royal family obsessives might take solace that Harry hasn’t tied the knot just yet. A “Keep Calm Harry is Still Single” T-shirt is a great gift for your friend who is convinced she will be at the center of the next royal wedding.
Clear Pink Ice Cream Tote
Designed by Brit Emma Lomax and hand crafted by seamstresses in India, this clear pink ice cream tote bag has an authentic English aesthetic. It will also bring you one step closer to the Duchess of Cambridge; Lomax learned how to embroider at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace from the same seamstresses who created the embroidery work on Kate Middleton’s wedding dress.
God Save the Corgis
Make your corgi—or any pup!—feel like royalty with these low calorie, limited-edition treats from The Dog Treat Company. Baked at the British company’s own bakery, these treats will give your regal canine a tasty treat with their mix of chicken liver, organic coconut oil, garlic, turmeric, black pepper, and chia seeds—a wholesome healthy treat for your precious pooch. The treats are baked in small batches at the family-based business located on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Add these treats to the 14 things you need to buy for your new dog.
Puzzled Big Ben Wooden Puzzle
For a unique children’s gift, look no further than Puzzled’s Big Ben wooden puzzle. The set, which includes 29 high-grade 3mm wood puzzle pieces individually shrink-wrapped, instructions, and sandpaper, is a challenging and creative activity for all ages. After you put it together, you can share how Big Ben and other world monuments are cleaned.
Perisphere & Trylon Touring England
Map lovers will freak out over this competitive game in which two to four players revisit the main cities and towns of 1930s England and Wales. The first one to visit various towns and return home is the winner. The map game is a great way to orient future travelers with the United Kingdom’s geography.