The best coronation gifts to celebrate King Charles III

Everything from crown-themed clothes and foodie treats to official memorabilia and souvenirs to mark the coronation of King Charles III

A collage of some of the items featured in roundup of the best coronation gifts 2023
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The coronation of His Majesty King Charles III is now just over a week away but there’s still time to finalise your celebration preparations and snap up the best coronation gifts.

The King and Queen Consort are due to be crowned at Westminster Abbey in a coronation ceremony on Saturday 6th May 2023, following a formal procession in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach from Buckingham Palace to the Abbey. Members of the Royal Family are expected to make an appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace later that day and on Sunday evening, Windsor Castle will host a celebratory coronation concert.

So whether you’re going to a coronation street party or planning to watch the historic coronation proceedings on TV with some celebratory food and fizz, this is a one-off opportunity to enjoy some royal-themed fun and festivities - not to mention an extra bank holiday

From crown-themed clothes and keepsakes to royally good foodie treats and toy, we’ve rounded up some of the best coronation gifts, memorabilia, and souvenirs to mark the occasion of King Charles’ accession. To make sure there's something on our list for all ages, we've gone for family-friendly buys with the odd treat throw in for the grownups!

Best coronation gifts

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King & Queen Coronation Carriage Set, £18 | ELC

King & Queen Coronation Carriage Set, £18 | ELC

How cute are these little King and Queen Consort Happyland characters?! The Happyland King and Queen Coronation Carriage Set is available to pre-order now or you can purchase it in-store and online from the Early Learning Centre from Friday 5th May. 

Personalised Commemorative Coronation Coin, £10 | Not On The High Street

Personalised Commemorative Coronation Coin, £10 | Not On The High Street

This personalised commemorative coronation coin would make a lovely keepsake for kids. Presented in a personalised printed box, it's made from silver acrylic and engraved with the official emblem of the coronation.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Coronation Chocolate, £10 £8.50 | Cadbury Gifts Direct

Cadbury Dairy Milk Coronation Chocolate, £10 £8.50 | Cadbury Gifts Direct

Cadbury and Fry’s are launching four limited edition collectable ranges to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The new designs, featuring a specially created crown design will appear on Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Bournville, Fry’s Cream and Fry’s Turkish Delight bars. 

McVitie's Coronation Commemorative Biscuit Selection, £5.50 Sainsburys

McVitie's Coronation Commemorative Biscuit Selection, £5.50 Sainsburys

McVitie’s, a Royal Warrant holder since 1893, has launched a limited-edition biscuit tin containing a delicious assortment of biscuit classics, including Custard Creams, Jam Rings, and Shortcakes. The tin features the flora of each of the four nations: the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales, and the shamrock of Northern Ireland, surrounding the Royal Crest.  

The King's Crown, £7.99 | Amazon

The King's Crown, £7.99 | Amazon

This cute lift-the-flap book features a colourful castle with many hidden treasures for little ones to explore, along with vibrant illustrations and a rhyming, follow-along story to enjoy together.

Coronation T-Shirt, £17 | Boden

Coronation T-Shirt, £17 | Boden

Made from soft jersey with red and blue trims and a cute crowned dog motif, this limited edition coronation t-shirt will still be cool long after the bunting has been taken down. 

Camelot Jr £26.99 | Smart Games 

Camelot Jr £26.99 | Smart Games 

A brilliant game for the kids at your street party, this brain-training game challenges players to create a path for a knight and his beloved princess to be together - but they can only walk up stairways or along the top of walls! (4+) 

Coronation Dress, from £38 | Very

Coronation Dress, from £38 | Very

If your own little princess needs a frock for a coronation street party, this Celebration Disco Dress is surely one of the best coronation gifts to surprise her with. It's fancy enough for such a historic occasion, with a twirly skirt made from 100% recycled polyester, but it's also machine washable. Hurrah! There's plenty of stock at Very in sizes to suit those from 3-13 years old. 

Design a Mug, £12.95 £9.95 | Baker Ross

Design a Mug, £12.95 £9.95 | Baker Ross

The perfect crafty activity for your Coronation party! Invest in some paint pens or porcelain paints and let the kids get to work decorating their own commemorative Coronation mugs. You get 4 in a set so this is a bargain. 

London Bus Pyjama Set, £12-16 | John Lewis

London Bus Pyjama Set, £12-16 | John Lewis

Coronation pyjamas? We're here for it. Featuring some of London's most iconic sights, this soft and snuggly onesie is made from pure cotton jersey and available in sizes to fit those from 2-12 years old.

King's Coronation Bundle, £109.95 £79.99 | Sylvanian Families

King's Coronation Bundle, £109.95 £79.99 | Sylvanian Families

How cute is this bundle of royal-themed Sylvanian Families toys? Looking for a coronation gift for youngsters that will keep them occupied while you watch the historic event on TV? This is it. You get the Guardian Bear dressed in the Queen's Guard outfit, a Classic Telephone Box that actually opens and closes, the Chocolate Rabbit Family Limited Edition (exclusive to the online store), plus the Royal Princess Set of baby figures dressed in princess costumes and, my fave, the Royal Carriage Set so little ones can match their play to the coronation procession!

Coronation Bear Soft Toy, £15 | Ocado

Coronation Bear Soft Toy, £15 | Ocado

A cute and cuddly teddy bear - but make it coronation! With a regal crown on his head and a Union Jack design on his paws, this would make a lovely gift for a baby born in the year of King Charles' coronation. Currently still in stock but probably not for long!

Magnetibook Princess/Fairytales £18 | Kidly

Magnetibook Princess/Fairytales £18 | Kidly

Ideal for car journeys due to the travel-friendly design, Janod’s Magnetibooks let youngsters create their own stories and images on a magnetic background and are available in Princess or Fairytales designs as a nod to all things royal. 

King's Coronation Cake Mix, £10.99 | Bottled Baking

King's Coronation Cake Mix, £10.99 | Bottled Baking

Let the kids bake up a feast fit for a King (or Queen Consort...) with this coronation cake mix in a bottle. It comes with everything you need to make a truly regal, coronation-worthy cake. Including, of course, red, white, and blue sprinkles!

The King's Pants, £7.99 £6.49 | Amazon

The King's Pants, £7.99 £6.49 | Amazon

A hilarious tale for kids who love a giggle, The King's Pants tells the story of a King who has a special pair of pants for every occasion. He cannot be crowned without his coronation pants but - disaster - they've accidentally been posted to the King's subjects all over the country!

Craft Crowns, £9.99 £8.99 | Small Kins

Craft Crowns, £9.99 £8.99 | Small Kins

No coronation celebration is complete without a crown, and this royal-inspired craft set gives little creatives three different crowns to decorate using jewel-inspired stickers that are included. (5+)

Coronation Love Hearts, £5.99 | Swizzles

Coronation Love Hearts, £5.99 | Swizzles

This super-limited edition gift box from Swizzles has been launched to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III and comes in an elegant gift box. Inside are bespoke Love Hearts rolls with four new messages ('Congrats', a crown image, 'Charles', and 'King') plus a commemorative coin.

Dress-up Outfit, £18.95 | Pretend to Bee

Dress-up Outfit, £18.95 | Pretend to Bee

If you're taking the kids to a street party to celebrate the Coronation or hosting a bash at home, treat your own little Prince or Princess to this royal cloak and crown costume. It'll be a hit in the dressing-up box long after the Coronation party is over. 

Merino Throw, £149.99 £112.49 | The Wool Room

Merino Throw, £149.99 £112.49 | The Wool Room

Upgrade your favourite blanket to mark the King's coronation with this Merino Lambswool throw in traditional red, white, and blue, made and designed in Britain using wool from one of the UK's last remaining vertical woollen mills.

Jack Russell Cake, £9.25 | Waitrose

Jack Russell Cake, £9.25 | Waitrose

Colin the Caterpillar is so last year. The only cake to serve at your coronation street party or garden party is this cute cake inspired by the King and Queen Consort's Jack Russells. It's chocolate sponge rolled with chocolate-flavoured buttercream, covered in milk chocolate and hand finished with sugar paste and sugar decorations. Yum.

King Charles III Coronation Peg Doll, £17 | Etsy

King Charles III Coronation Peg Doll, £17 | Etsy

We love the idea of marking the occasion with a coronation-themed decoration for your Christmas tree. This King Charles III Peg Doll is just the thing. It's hand-painted with eco-friendly paint and decorated with over 30 crystals. It would also make a lovely gift since it comes in a coronation gift box and a royal purple drawstring bag. It's also available as a figurine rather than a Christmas ornament.

Hayman's London Dry Gin, £28 | Hayman's

Hayman's London Dry Gin, £28 | Hayman's

Wondering what to take to your local street party? Hayman’s, the London-based gin distiller that still uses the original family recipe from 1863, has launched a limited-edition gift wrap for their London Dry Gin to coincide with the King’s coronation. Featuring commissioned artwork by London artist, Rose England, it's exclusive to Waitrose and features London-iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, black taxis, and phone boxes. We taste-tested it and it's delicious.

Picnic Hamper, from £44.99 | Cutter & Squidge

Picnic Hamper, from £44.99 | Cutter & Squidge

Want to celebrate the extra bank holiday without having to go to lots of fuss? Treat the family to this picnic hamper filled with a range of treats from lemon loaf cake and chocolate brownies to herb and cheese swirls, made with fresh, homemade parsley garlic pesto. You can order it with or without  Prosecco and it can be delivered by post anywhere in the UK, making this the perfect coronation gift!

Lindt Lindor Limited Edition King’s Coronation, £6 | Lindt 

Lindt Lindor Limited Edition King’s Coronation, £6 | Lindt 

Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate truffles in a limited-edition Union Jack box? Yes, please. They'll be available for a limited time from the end of April from Sainsbury’s, WH Smith, Tesco, and Lindt. Or for a more indulgent treat, go for a commemorative and exclusive Lindt LINDOR Pick & Mix tin with a Union Jack sleeve (£25), containing 48 of the delicious truffles including exclusive flavours such as Pistachio, Stracciatella, and Raspberry & Cream.

Jellycat Betty Corgi, £34.40 | Amazon

Jellycat Betty Corgi, £34.40 | Amazon

Jack Russells might well be the new corgis but we can't resist including this adorable cuddly corgi in our roundup of the best coronation gifts. It's such a sweet nod to her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and sure to be adored by little ones.

Jubilee Short Sleeve Collar T-Shirt, £22 £13.20 | Cath Kidston

Jubilee Short Sleeve Collar T-Shirt, £22 £13.20 | Cath Kidston

Made from soft pink cotton jersey with the cutest puff sleeves and a cotton poplin scalloped collar, this cute coronation tee is decorated with the Cath Kidston Royal Jewel placement print, featuring a crown and jewels with diamanté sparkles. Every little Princess needs one.

The Coronation Tote Bag, £27 | Radley

The Coronation Tote Bag, £27 | Radley

For a coronation gift that's practical as well as timeless and which will be put to great use long after the celebrations have ended, look no further than this cool but classic tote bag from Radley. And if your budget allows (£99) and you're looking for a super cool Radley coronation gift, we absolutely love the Radley Women's Coronation Matinee Purse. Wonder if the Queen Consort has one?!

Coronation Cupcake Selection Box, £21.95 | Hummingbird Bakery

Coronation Cupcake Selection Box, £21.95 | Hummingbird Bakery

Want to send a fancy Cozzie-themed treat to someone you can't celebrate with in person? The iconic Hummingbird Bakery can take care of that with this selection box containing two red velvet, two vanilla, and two chocolate cupcakes topped with impressively intricate crowns, stamps, and Union Jacks. We can confirm the cupcakes are every bit as delicious as they look - a real Coronation showstopper!

And... if Union Jacks and sentiments about God saving monarchs aren't your cup of tea, have a browse of the fabulously quirky range of Marks and Spencer coronation items that our Consumer Editor has her eye on.

Heidi Scrimgeour
Deputy Editor

As a parenting specialist for more than 15 years, Heidi has written for most national newspapers and for a wide range of consumer magazines, including Mother & Baby where she was the Shopping Editor for six years, looking after regular consumer features including buying guides and gift roundups.