With the nation preparing to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we asked five independent gift retailers what products they predict will do well for his big gifting occasion.
Bryony Taylor-Edwards, head of marketing and home, gift and toy buyer at Yarnton Home & Garden in Oxfordshire, said: “With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee fast approaching, we are getting very excited. The word on the street says that the plan for a lot of our surrounding villages is a good old-fashioned street party – so we have made sure we are fully stocked with Union Jack bunting from Powell Crafts, and everything required for a brilliant Jubilee tea party from Talking Tables. Pimm’s Jam anyone?”
Claire Leigh, owner of Two Ducks in Woking, said: “We have brought in a beautiful commemorative line from British brand Victoria Eggs which includes tea towels, mugs, coasters, tins of biscuits and tea. We know lots of people may do the more traditional bunting, so we’ve avoided buying this in.”
Julie Hunt, owner of The Beach Hut in Eastbourne, said: “We have received a range of Platinum Jubilee-inspired merchandise which is already selling out. The products include souvenir fridge magnets, keyrings, boxed mugs, teddy bears, tea towels, tote bags, flags and bunting – all from Elgate Products. Plus, souvenir coins, pin badges and spoons from Tradition Giftware.”
Erica Coombes, buying, events & experience manager of Denby Pottery Village in Derbyshire, said: “We are doing a feature window to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The window will be in a red, white and blue street party theme with bunting. Denby’s Made in England product will be the main focus. And our Bistro & Coffee Shop will serve a special Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea.”
Susi Mason, owner of Casa Fina in Salisbury said: “For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we’re stocking Bridgewater commemorative mugs, but I would say our vintage style Union Jack bunting will be our best seller.”