Best King Charles III coronation memorabilia and souvenirs: from mugs to collector's coins
The first coronation in most of our lifetimes is just around the corner. Here's our pick of the best memorabilia and souvenirs to celebrate the occasion and remember it in years to come.
The last few years have been ones of great change for the royal family, but this week on Saturday 6th May we will see arguably the biggest change of all — the coronation of a new monarch.
King Charles III will be crowned in an event which is, for many of us, the first coronation in our memory. And we're seeing lots of retailers making the most of the occasion, with a whole host of memorabilia and souvenirs available to help you celebrate the day and remember it for years to come.
Whether you're looking for an item to sincerely and respectfully mark the occasion, or are looking for something to put a smile on your face, there'll be the right gift out there for you. Here at RadioTimes.com, we consider ourselves somewhat experts in merchandise and memorabilia, but even we have been surprised by this event.
We've seen everything from this £350 collectable pottery crown (so popular that it had a collector's presale before it was available to the general public) to this knit-your-own tea cosy in the shape of King Charles III in his coronation uniform, which we have to say we rather fancy. Long live the tea cosy!
If you're planning on spending time with friends and family over the bank holiday weekend, there's also lots out there to make it an event to remember. You'll find table decorations, tea towels, mugs and even edible treats to enjoy over the days off.
Here's our guide to the best King Charles III coronation memorabilia and souvenirs to buy right now.
Best King Charles III coronation memorabilia and souvenirs at a glance
- Coronation hand wash and hand lotion, for £12.50
- 1,000 piece King Charles III coronation jigsaw puzzle, for £16
- Spode King Charles III coronation plate, for £18
- Coronation King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II two mug set, for
- King Charles III coronation mug, for £22
- Coronation musical biscuit tin, for £35
- 2023 United Kingdom brilliant uncirculated commemorative coin set, for £50
- Three cheers for King Charles III teapot, for
- King Charles III coronation biscuit collection and tin, for £58
- Three cheers for King Charles III large cake stand, for
- Coronation food hamper, for £85
- Wedgewood bone china coronation commemorative mug, for £95
- The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III 2023 UK 1oz Silver Proof Piedfort Coin, for £99.50
- The coronation celebration hamper, for £160
Best King Charles III coronation memorabilia and souvenirs
Three cheers for King Charles III teapot
Emma Bridgewater's pottery is hand crafted in Stoke-on-Trent, and is well known for celebrating royal events. This eye catching teapot would take centre stage in any afternoon tea, and holds four mugs worth of tea — perfect if you're gathering with a small group of friends of family.
Emma Bridgewater is currently holding a 30 per cent off sale across the Royal Collection. Items are selling out fast so we recommend you act sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
2023 United Kingdom brilliant uncirculated commemorative coin set
Whether you're a regular coin collector or are looking for a memento of the coronation, this collection would make a timeless item. It's the first Annual Set to be released which includes the first coin portrait of the new King Charles III on every coin. The five coins are each finished the the brilliant uncirculated standard, which is the premium standard, higher than that of the coins we use everyday.
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Three cheers for King Charles III large cake stand
The coronation is a great excuse to come together and spend time with friends and family over the long weekend. This cake stand is a lovely way to display a baked centrepiece, like the classic Victoria sponge or something more experimental. Plus, the stand will be a great memento of the coronation with its bright colours of red, yellow and purple, featuring the crown motif and the cry "3 cheers for the King"!
The coronation of His Majesty King Charles III 2023 UK 1oz Silver Proof Piedfort Coin
This silver coin is a real keepsake for collectors and non-collectors alike.
To commemorate the coronation of our new monarch, this coin features the new King Charles III on one side, with the Royal Arms on the reverse as designed by John Bergdahl. The coin is struck in one ounce of 999 fine silver and finished as Proof standard.
Coronation hand wash and hand lotion
This would make a lovely keep sake for your home. This set of hand wash and lotion are perfect for keeping your hands clean and soft especially if you're a keen gardener like the new king. The bottles show the scene outside Westminster Abbey where the ancient ceremony will take place, with a banner reading 'God Save the King!'
The bottles can be refilled once empty to reduce the amount of plastic you use, plus to keep the memory of the coronation alive in your home.
1,000 piece King Charles III coronation jigsaw puzzle
May is already a month filled with bank holidays, and this year, the coronation bring another. With weather which is often changeable, if it does happen to be drizzling, there are few ways to pass the time better than by doing a puzzle. This 1,000 piece jigsaw features the King at different stages of his life with the crown, orb and sceptre at its centre.
Spode King Charles III coronation plate
Spode is a classic British brand, and this commemorative plate would make a great addition to any collectors of the blue and white porcelain. This limited edition design features the royal coat of arms bordered by a floral pattern including thistles and roses.
Coronation King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II two mug set
This collection features two mugs depicting King Charles III and his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II. The hand painted mugs would make a lovely gift as they come boxed, or they could be a nice addition to your own mug collection.
The design features Union Jack flags alongside the two monarchs favourite dogs — the Queen's famous corgis and the Kings Jack Russell terriers.
King Charles III coronation mug
This fine bone china mug features a green floral pattern with the crown in the centre. Harrods is an iconic British brand, and it has chosen this pattern to commemorate the coronation of a green fingered and environmental king.
We think the mug would be perfect for your morning cup of tea or coffee, or even a hot chocolate on a colder day.
Coronation musical biscuit tin
This biscuit tin is a stunning keepsake from His Majesty's coronation. Not only does it feature an eye-catching design of a brightly coloured floral garden with a peacock, but when you wind up the tin it plays the National Anthem, God Save the King.
In your biscuit tin you'll get different flavours, including Fijian ginger, clotted cream and milk chocolate Macadamia hut.
King Charles III coronation biscuit collection and tin
Biscuiteers make a great gift for pretty much any celebration. This collection for the coronation features carefully crafted biscuits, hand decorated in the shapes of the crown, carriage, Westminster Abbey and much more.
If you're heading to a street party to celebrate the long weekend, this would be a lovely thing to bring, plus the biscuits come housed in a lovely tin which would make a great keepsake.
Coronation food hamper
This selection of food items from iconic British brand Selfridges would make an excellent gift for the royal watcher in your life, or if you're heading to a coronation-themed picnic over the long weekend.
Selected from Selfridges's food hall, the hamper includes shortbread biscuits in a commemorative tin from Walker's, royal earl grey tea from Newby, the London collection of Prestat chocolates, a selection of three British jams from Selfridges and a bar of fine milk chocolate by House of Dorchester.
Wedgewood bone china coronation commemorative mug
This fine bone china mug is from British brand Wedgewood, made to celebrate the coronation. The design features the crown, lion and unicorn and is inspired by a mug that was designed by Richard Guyatt, who designed a mug for the late Queen's coronation in 1953. Reflecting the Festival of Britain style of the early 1950s, this mug would be perfect for tea or coffee.
The coronation celebration hamper
If you're attending a big bash over the bank holiday weekend, you're sure to be popular if you arrive with this hamper from Cartwright and Butler. It contains everything you need for a great picnic or garden party, including a bottle of Moet champagne, the coronation jewel fruit loaf cake, milk chocolate chunk biscuits and whisky fudge.
The steamed wicker hamper will be perfect to take on future picnics, too.
Check out our Going Out section for all the latest things to do in London over the bank holiday weekend, including the best London bus tours, the best London walking tours and the best West End shows.