An Insider’s Guide to the Best Royal Family-Inspired Gifts—Curated by a Kate Middleton Fan Girl

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Whether the royal fan in your life has been invested since the ‘80s or is just coming up to speed via The Crown (omg, season 5), these royal-inspired gifts are both awesome and insider-y—take it from me, co-host of Royally Obsessed, a podcast for the, well, royally obsessed. Now, you know what the Brits say: Keep calm and shop on!

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Penguin Random House

1. ‘Spare’ by Prince Harry

It’s true: As of right now, you can only pre-order Prince Harry’s new memoir, set to be released January 10, 2023. But royal watchers also haven’t had a tell-all like this since the days of Princess Diana and Prince King Charles. Add to cart.

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2. Polène Numéro Sept Mini

Let’s just say Kate Middleton carried this Instagram “It” bag from Parisian leather goods house Polène twice in one week. And we kind of want it in every color.

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Hill House Home

3. Hill House Home Alice Hatband

Equal parts elegant and regal, this lightly padded velvet style will dress up any outfit year-round. (Did we mention Princess Eugenie is a fan of the brand?)

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Warm & Wonderful

4. Warm & Wonderful Sheep Sneakers

The royal fan in your life already owns the sheep sweater, which is quite possibly one of Princess Diana’s most iconic looks of all time. These sneakers—part of a partnership with Sperry—are the obvious next step. (They're also available in a variety of colors.)

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Gallery Media Group

5. Corgi Tote

The best way to support your favorite royal podcast: Royally Obsessed.

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6. Rothy’s The Point Flat

Meghan Markle was first pictured wearing this sustainable style down under on her Australian tour in 2018. Reasons to love them: They’re made from plastic water bottles, but they’re also comfortable and, well, pretty. Even better, you can toss them in the washing machine to clean them.

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Celadon Books

7. ‘HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style’ by Elizabeth Holmes

This coffee table book from royal influencer Elizabeth Holmes—famous for her “so many thoughts” franchise on Instagram—recognizes the sartorial trajectory and thoughtful style details attached to the most iconic royal ladies: The Queen, Princess Diana, Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle. (Prepare to reference it constantly.)

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Draper James

8. Draper James Priscilla Wrap Dress

Kate Middleton has been donning polka dots all year long. This crepe style with ever-so-slightly puffed sleeves is elegant and figure-flattering, not to mention the perfect homage.

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9. Cuyana Luna Ear Jacket Earrings

Made from 14K gold plated recycled brass, these geometric earrings are made up of three pieces and can be worn a variety of different ways. (Meghan Markle is famously a fan of the brand and has worn this exact pair on several occasions.)

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Ulysses Press

10. ‘Royal Trivia’ by Rachel Bowie & Roberta Fiorito

Yes, this author is biased, but this book—in question and answer form—covers all your favorite royals (William & Kate, Harry & Meghan, Charles, Diana, the Queen) is the ultimate fact check for season 5 of The Crown.

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Farmgirl Flowers

11. Farmgirl Flowers ‘Royal Welcome’ Bouquet

Actual members of the royal fam aren’t the only ones entitled to pretty posies and blooms. Case in point: This lovely bouquet featuring queen protea, plus a flourish of festive foliage. Send to all your royal-loving friends.

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12. 2023 Illustrated London Calendar

It’s not just any calendar, this one is created by the same artist chosen by the Prince and Princess of Wales (i.e. William and Kate) to dream up this year’s virtual Christmas card invite—and the scenes are stunning.

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Thunder Bay Press

13. ‘The Crown in Vogue’ by Robin Muir and Josephine Ross

An exquisite tribute to the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the entire British Royal Family, this book is a salute to a century of history-making royal occasions—and the fact that British Vogue has borne witness to every single one of them.

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Great Jones Goods

14. The Dutchess Cast Iron Dutch Oven

OK, this nod to royalty—by name only—is subtle, but wouldn’t this cast iron, 6.75-quart Dutch oven be the perfect place to whip up Prince William’s Bolognese? (Just saying…)

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Grand Central Publishing

15. ‘The Queen’ by Andrew Morton

Hot of the presses from the royal biographer who first broke the story of Princess Diana's troubled marriage to Charles is this comprehensive account of the queen's extraordinary reign.

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Lingua Franca

16. Lingua Franca ‘Never Complain, Never Explain’ Sweater

It’s the hand-stitched version of Queen Elizabeth II’s infamous life mantra on a beautiful (and luxe) cashmere sweater. You can’t go wrong.

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Emma Bridgewater

17. Emma Bridgewater Queen Elizabeth II Mug

This hand-painted tribute to Her Majesty is one to treasure. (Bonus: You could even add the accompanying plate.)

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Flavor Paper

18. Flavor Paper Queen Elizabeth Wallpaper

Who doesn’t want to bedazzle their bathroom—or bedroom—with this iconic Andy Warhol print? (Note: It’s also available in removeable paper, perfect for anyone who rents.)

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St. Martin's Griffin

19. ‘The Lady Di Look Book’ by Eloise Moran

A deep dive into the hidden messages sent by Princess Diana through her clothes, this gorgeous coffee table book is a welcome off-shoot of British fashion journalist Eloise Moran's popular @ladydirevengelooks Instagram account—and a must-read.

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20. An Airbnb for the Coronation

This option in Mayfair looks lovely and has availability—the ultimate royal gift.

For more about the royals, listen to the Royally Obsessed podcast with co-hosts Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito. Subscribe now or follow us on Instagram @royallyobsessedpodcast.

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