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120 years of Peter Rabbit

'120 years of mischief' is the official tagline for Beatrix Potter's first and some might say most beloved character, to celebrate Peter Rabbit's anniversary. Here are our favourite Peter Rabbit gifts to celebrate this grand number...

peter rabbit M&S romper

HAPPY 120th ANNIVERSARY PETER RABBIT!

120 years of Peter Rabbit! 120 years of mishchief! Goodness time flies when you’re having fun. The first of Beatrix Potter’s stories to be published, Peter Rabbit has become a household name with books, television series and films all dedicated to this mischievous little bunny and his scrapes in Mr McGregor’s Garden. Peter Rabbit first featured in a series of illustrated letters that Beatrix Potter sent to the children of  her old governess Annie Carter Moore, who later persuaded Potter to publish them as books. A reason to keep on posting hand written letters if ever we heard one.

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Luckily, the children had kept the letters in pristine condition and they made the perfect beginnings for the whole series of the Beatrix Potter books we know and love today. Peter Rabbit with his sweet cotton tail has somehow stolen the show and continues to entertain children today who love the stories of  Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter the little rebel in a tailored powder blue jacket.

(ABOVE: Romper, from a selection at Marks & Spencer)

Here are our favourite gifts to celebrate this sprightly rabbit’s 120th birthday:

Peter Rabbit Ceramic Nursery Set, £40, NEXT
Peter Rabbit Garden Leggings, £12, Blade & Rose
Avenida Home Peter Rabbit Linen Tablecloth, £105, Liberty
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Peter Rabbit Suitcase x 2, £35, Meri Meri

Peter Rabbit Blue Sleepsuit (Newborn-18 Months), £9, Tu Clothing
The Tales of Beatrix Potter -The Heritage Collection by Beatrix Potter, Illustrated by the author £99.95, The Folio Society
Peter Rabbit™ 2022 UK £5 Brilliant Uncirculated Colour Coin (Limited Edition 8,600), £17, Royal Mint
M&S Collection Pure Cotton Peter Rabbit™ Dress (0 – 3 Yrs), £14, Marks & Spencer
Peter Rabbit Soft Toy, £15, Biscuiteers
Charbonnel et Walker Peter Rabbit Milk & White Chocolates 100g. £12, Liberty