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Gift Ideas From The Handpicked Collection

Have you heard of The Handpicked Collection? They’re a new find for me, and a lovely one at that.

the handpicked collection

The Handpicked Collection is an award-winning online emporium providing a compilation of the best of the best. We handpick only the most unusual, specialist and innovative products from on and off the high street so that you don’t have to trawl it yourself. Comprising stylish home and garden accessories, must-have gadgets, beautiful jewellery and classic children’s toys and games, all of our products are perfect as gifts or even better to keep for yourself.

Unlike other online retailers, everything in our collection is chosen by our unique panel of experts who have done the hard work for you and selected products based on their style, price, wow factor and how they fit with the latest trends. Every product has a helpful description, including the reasons our experts deem it special enough to be Handpicked.

They have a huge range of products available, to suit all budgets and with gift ideas for most people. They offer next day delivery if you place your order by 3pm, and orders over £75 qualify for free delivery. So I thought I’d indulge myself a little in some virtual shopping and share a few of my favourite items from their shop, with my family in mind….

My mum would like….

mum's gift from handpicked

Caterpillar Bud Vase, Bee Fayre Candle & Rabbit Ring-Holder. That vase is so sweet, holding several smaller stem flowers. I can just picture it with her sweet pea crop in it next year.

The Husband would have fun with….

the husband's gifts from Handpicked

Pico Genie P50 Pro Pocket Projector & Click Bluetooth MusicClock. He does so love a gadget!

My brother would love…

personalised canvas map

Personalised Canvas Map. My brother loves maps and geography, and there is a really good range in there that would appeal to him.

My kids would enjoy….

kids gifts from Handpicked

Build Your Own Playhouse Rocket, Rabbit Nightlight & Farm in a Tin Playset. Well, what’s not to love?!

And I love, love, love this One Line A Day Five Year Memory Book

one line a day five year memory book

Track your life day by day in this beautifully bound book with gilded pages. As it says on the cover, there’s room for just “one line a day” – and you’ll be surprised by how evocative that one line can be.

The Experts Say:
A diary for the Twitter generation
Handpicked because who has time to write reams every night?
Give it to those who are short and to the point
Write a line a day over five years and revisit precious memories

Gorgeous idea.

So if you’re looking for a bit of Christmas shopping inspiration, I do hope I’ve helped!

What are your favourite picks?

Disclosure: I received a gift as compensation for writing this post, but all words and opinions remain my own. 


  1. Donna November 29, 2014
    • Jocelyn Reading November 30, 2014
  2. Lysa December 1, 2014
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