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The Royal Central Valentine’s Day Gift Guide


Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that tends to creep up on you by surprise, and with it being less than a week away – and our UK readers still on lockdown – you might be struggling for ideas. If you’ve got a royal enthusiast in your life, not to fear, because we’ve got plenty of royal gifts to bring some cheer this Valentine’s Day (and with the current state of postal services if it arrives late, they’ll understand).

From books to jewellery, stationery and more, we’ve got something for every royal fan, and if you want to do a bit of cheeky shopping for yourself, we won’t tell …

Jewellery

The online shop from Historic Royal Palaces has a dizzying range of royal-inspired jewellery, and you can search by theme or member of the Royal Family. My picks include these blue topaz and crystal drop earrings inspired by the George VI Victorian Suite, a Diana-inspired faux sapphire and pearl choker, and the Queen Mary button stud earrings (I own these and they’re gorgeous).

The Royal Collection shop has a similarly lovely range of jewellery, such as this floral basket brooch inspired by The Queen’s, or the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland bracelet.

Royal books

A gorgeous coffee table book like Modern Monarchy by royal photographer Chris Jackson, Buckingham Palace: The Interiors by interior designer Ashley Hicks, The Other Side of the Coin by The Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly, or The Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Modern Royal Style by Telegraph fashion reporter Bethan Holt would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the reader in your life … even better if accompanied by flowers!

You can find a range of royal gift books out there like This is a Book for People Who Love the Royals by royal Instagrammer Rebecca Stoeker, with its adorable pink cover, or Long Live the Queen: 23 Rules for Living from Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch by Bryan Kozlowski. And in terms of fiction, check out the Royal Central team’s recent “best of” suggestions.

Homewares

A royal mug filled with some favourite chocolates would be the perfect little Valentine’s treat to send to a friend, sister, or your mum. Emma Bridgewater released a new design to celebrate the Cambridges’ 10th anniversary (U.S. readers can find it for much affordable shipping at The Bee’s Knees British Imports) or you could go with one of the Longest Reigning Monarch mugs from the Royal Collection shop.

If you want to splash out a bit bigger, this commemorative coronation teapot is sure to impress, or these limited edition Sèvres Parrot teacups.

Sweets

Obviously, we can’t forget about the chocolates. A royal hamper will definitely go over well this Valentine’s Day, whether it’s from Buckingham Palace or royal favourite Fortnum’s, or send some lovely chocolates like this box of Buckingham Palace floral creams, handmade English chocolate selection, or an assortment of handmade fudge from royal residences like Windsor Castle.

About author

Kristin is Chief Reporter for Royal Central and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, Sky News, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.