Scousers, the proudest of them all. Whether red or blue, north or south, posh or salt of the earth, we’d defend our city and each other to the ends of the earth. We’re also a stickler for supporting local business and when there’s a chance to own a piece of local scouse history, culture, music or replica footy merch, we’re all over it!
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best Scouse products everyone should have in their homes, so if you’re a student, newbie or if you’ve got friends and family abroad, have a scroll through these gems and drop us a line on socials @TheGuideLpool if you’ve got something to add to the list!
The look of puzzlement on people’s faces when they clap eyes on our farm-yard fruity friend never gets old. From ceramic replicas to keyrings, mugs, tea towels and teddy versions, every home should have a Superlambanana. Get yours from any one of the National Museums Liverpool shops, or order online here.
Liverpool has produced some of the finest chefs and restaurants. When it comes to recreating your favourite recipes at home, you simply must have Nisha Katona’s Mowgli Street Food and Onwards & Upwards from the amazing Paul Askew, in your cook book collection. Mmmm bunny chow for tea anyone?
What’s your favourite flavour of Liverpool Gin? It’s the rose petal one isn’t it? Valencian Orange? Ahh you’re an original Liverpool Gin kind of gal! Did you know you can make your very own blend with a personalised Liverpool Gin bottle label? Head this way to find out more about the gin lab experience at Liverpool Gin Distillery.
The Royal Albert Dock Liverpool is home to The Nest – a design shop which showcases local artists and their incredible creations. From chopping boards to original prints of iconic Liverpool clubs, sparkly Liver Bird pins, cushions and artwork to exquisite handmade jewellery, The Nest is where proper Liver Birds get their little piece of the city. More info here.
Our iconic skyline and cityscape has been captured in many different guises. Artist, Keith Drury has created a Liverpool collection of incredible paintings which perfectly capture the city’s landmarks, buildings and statues, all under a twilight sky – they’re so good, we’ve even got one at The Guide Liverpool HQ! Get one for yourself here.
Fanatical about football? Chances are you have either a framed/ signed shirt on your walls or a ‘This is Anfield/Goodison Park sign on your stairs! If you like your postie or visitors to know which persuasion you are, you could always get a house sign with the club badge on. Official reds fan store here, Blue Noses this way.
When we looked at the sheer amount of Scouse autobiographies on offer, we were genuinely gobsmacked! Thousands of Scousers have had their life stories immortalised in print and each and everyone tells a truly unique tale of this amazing city. Essential Scouse reading: Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Fergus, Paul O’Grady, Steven Gerrard and Melanie Jones. Our must-read list here.
We’ve gone spotty, stripey and this year we’re in for a surprise – but one thing is for sure, we all adore the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Matalan pyjamas. Every year a new design is released and every year they sell like hot cakes – all helping to provide first class care and develop research as our world class children’s hospital! More on this year’s pyjamas here.
Who doesn’t love a good candle? Lifts your mood, sets the scene for a cosy night in, helps you relax or concentrate? Well the ultimate Scouse candle has to be an Owen Drew creation. Based in Birkenhead, Owen Drew Candles are available online and include a stunning range of calming, invigorating and christmassy scents! Check out the range here.
Everyone loves a novelty coaster don’t they? The one and only Scousebird sells some corkers in her Crosby shop including a huge range of suburb-relative ones which pits the sound against the posh! Which one are you? Full range available here.
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