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Hundreds of gifts for him, for her and for kids and irresistible treats for you too...

Fabulous things to give or keep www.handpickedcollection.com

2012/2013


Welcome

Our Pick of Handpicked

We’re thrilled to announce that it’s officially Christmas. Which, at Handpicked, means: ‘Don’t panic because we’ve got the ideal present for everyone on your list’. We’ve got a larger selection of personalised gifts (get in early because some take three weeks to deliver), fun stocking fillers, indulgent cashmere and silk, and plenty of ideas for the home that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Casts a soot hing glow to children to lull the land of nod. Natasha Cu bitt, Managing Director Rabbit Nigh tlight £4.95 Se e p.55

This year, we’re even more confident that we’ve something for every taste. The launch of The Handpicked Foodstore brings a gourmet choice of food gifts straight to your door. From award-winning smoked Scottish salmon, to artisan chocolates and single estate virgin olive oils, all make delicious additions to the Christmas table. See the scrumptious collection at www.handpickedfoodstore.com

Ensures you always get the oldest egg first - genius. Jo McGivern, Founder Egg Spiral

Thank you for shopping with us, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if we can help with anything.

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Meet The Handpicked Collection’s Expert Panel. Those featured below reviewed our newest products and the rest of the panel can be seen at www.handpickedcollection.com

Dan Black Industrial Designer

Lucy Cleland Editor of Country & Town House

Georgie Coleridge Cole Founder & Editor of Sheerluxe.com

Lucy worked at Condé Nast Publications before co-founding Country & Town House.

From fashion to food, SheerLuxe.com is the definitive guide to the very best in online shopping.

Tom wrote for GQ, the Evening Standard and Tatler before co-founding award winning travel company Original Travel. originaltravel.co.uk

Dan founded black+blum with his business partner Martin Blum in 1998. Their award-winning designs are sold all over the world. black-blum.com

Eugenie Evans Lombe Fashion Editor

Gaia Geddes Fashion Editor

Laetitia Maklouf TV Gardener & Writer

Thomasina Miers Food Writer & Cook

Eugenie has written for New York Magazine, Bazaar and Glamour. She is now Acting Executive Fashion Editor for Harpers Bazaar.

Executive Fashion Director & Jewellery Editor at Harpers Bazaar Gaia has also worked for leading style magazines including Vogue and InStyle.

Author of The Virgin Gardener and Sweet Peas for Summer, Laetitia has been nutty about plants ever since she discovered a packet of seeds at the back of a cupboard. laetitiamaklouf.com

Winner of BBC2’s MasterChef, Thomasina has since published four cookery books, done numerous TV series and co-founded the Wahaca restaurants. thomasinamiers.com

Kate O’Donnell Freelance Style Writer

Rhoda Parry Editor of Country Homes & Interiors

Debora Robertson Associate Food Editor of Red

Alice Rose Freelance Writer

Like the readers of the magazine she edits, Rhoda loves a beautiful home and garden, cooking seasonal food, creative crafting, and the British landscape. countrydays. wordpress.com

Permanently “shopping, gardening, cooking or thinking about food,” Debora also recently published Gifts from the Garden. lickedspoon. blogspot.com

Kate worked for Vogue and InStyle before going freelance, and more recently has written for net-a-porter. com, Psychologies, Harrods and Space NK magazine.

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Alice is a freelance writer and has contributed to Tatler and Homes & Gardens and edits Tatler’s Schools Guide.


WHAT’S INSIDE

What’s inside... New Arrivals For Everyone For Everyone – Stocking Fillers For Her For Her – Stocking Fillers For Him For Him – Stocking Fillers For Tweens For Kids

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Grown in the UK Bucket £17.95 (p.5)

Cast Iron Bootjack & Brush £24.95 (p.10)

Our Awards

Thank you for your ongoing support. We’ve won three prestigious awards this year and couldn’t have done it without our loyal customers.

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new arrivals The team at Handpicked, and the unique expert panel who vet everything in the catalogue, reveal the products they’re most excited about this season.

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Handpicked by Thomasina Miers

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Handbag Book

Take note – you’ll never forget a quote or telephone number ever again. 31032 £24.95

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Handpicked by Kate O’Donnell

Pair of Bus Frame Bookends Take friends and family on the nursery express! 61011-1 £9.95 See p.55 Handpicked by Alice Rose

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What’s going to be your favourite gift this Christmas?

FREE FREEdelivery deliverywhen whenyou youspend spendover over£100 £75

Bellows Starting a fire shouldn’t leave you breathless. 21022-1 £54.95 See p.45 Handpicked by Tom Barber


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Scarlett Willow Placemats

An affordable way to enjoy fine wine at your table every day. 21067 £44.95 See p.40 Handpicked by Natasha Cubitt

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White Rabbit Night Light Sleep well, this makes sure the bugs don’t bite. 61010-1 £4.95 See p.55 Handpicked by Laetitia Maklouf

Vogue: The Covers

The definitive tome to fabulous fashion in all its glory.

31049-1 £34.95 See p.31

Handpicked by Georgie Coleridge Co le

Wilbur & Gussie Coco Bag

Glamour inspired by ant ique brooches and Fifties’ chic.

31093-1 £249.95 See p.31 Handpicked by Eugenie Evans Lombe

Silver-Plated Cartridge Wine Coaster What a hit. No-one likes red wine ring marks. 21040-1 £37.95 See p.40 Handpicked by Amanda Fox

We’ve hundreds of unusual new gift ideas throughout the catalogue, many exclusive to The Handpicked Collection.

Scootrix Mini Handlebar Bag One thing less for harassed mums to carry! 61271-1 £8.95 See p.55

Handpicked by Lucy Cleland

Amsterdam Satchel

Like a fine wine, this gets even better with age. 21060-1 £124.95 See p.39 Handpicked by Dan Black

Black Labrador Cushi

The smart way to own a pack of labradors.

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40408-1 £19.95 See p.8 Handpicked by Jo Mc Givern

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If you’re looking for the perfect game for lots of generations that can be played with energy but no batteries, you’ve found it. Racing Demon is completely addictive - as is watching Granny try to beat six-year old Jack. Includes 6 packs of cards, 2 pencils, rule sheet and score pad. For 2 to 6 players.

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Greenhouse Gardening Caddy Twine, labels, seeds, ties and secateurs can get in a real muddle if you don’t give them a proper home. Metal. 28 x 20 x 17cm. Handpicked because: When the demands of gardening start to become overwhelming it’s good to have the right kit to hand.

Handpicked because: For noisy family fun there’s no better game. Give it to: Competitive families.

Give it to: The green “all fingers and thumbs” brigade. 41003-1

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Rhoda Parry

Pucket! Don’t be fooled by this elegant wood board, which, from a distance, looks not too dissimilar to backgammon. Pucket is a fast and furious game that involves using the elastic to fire pucks through the gate. The winner is the person who gets rid of all their pucks first. Handcrafted in India from sheesham and mango wood. Board: 61 x 41cm.

Give it to: Puck(er) up - this could be yours! “More thrilling than backgammon, less sedate than draughts” – Debora Robertson 41028-1

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£49.95

All Bottled Up Wine Puzzle A twist on the gift of a bottle of wine. Insert a bottle of wine into the puzzle before handing over to an unsuspecting recipient who needs to solve the puzzle before they can access the contents. Wooden puzzle. Wine not included. 13 x 35 x 13cm. Handpicked because: Much more fun than simply giving a bottle. Give it to: A wine snob. Always fun to make him sing for his supper.

“Different coloured backs make easy work of sorting out the cards at the end of the game” – Kate O’Donnell

“Carry it around as you garden”

Handpicked because: It’s the new classic family game.

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Racing Demon Gift Set

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£39.95

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Black + Blum Eau Good - Natural Filter Water Bottle Now you can enjoy purified water straight from the tap with this award-winning bottle featuring an ancient Japanese natural filtering system. The bottle holds a stick of Binchotan active charcoal that reduces chlorine, mineralises the water and balances the pH - making tap water taste great! BPA free bottle and charcoal filter with 6 month life. 800ml. Handpicked because: Over 22 billion plastic water bottles are discarded around the world every year, need we say more? Give it to: Heavy (water) drinkers.

“A great way to get people chatting at a dinner party” – Rhoda Parry

“I never get on my commuter train without this and save £££s every year” – Jo McGivern

41012-1 £14.95

85160-1 Water bottle 85161-1 Replacement filter

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£14.95 £3.95


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Top ten NEW – FOR Everyone Handsome Hare, Engaging Elephant and Clever Cat Bookend Pairs These generous bookends are big enough to support your largest books. In folklore, hares are associated with longevity, elephants never forget, and cats are fiendishly cunning, so it’s appropriate that these duos, handmade in the UK, will protect precious books. Handmade. Reclaimed wood. Elephant: 19 x 31 x 11cm. Hare: 32 x 32 x 9cm. Cat: 30 x 31 x 11cm. Handpicked because: These useful pets will stop your books running away. Give it to: Bookworms. “The fastest way to make a feature of a book shelf” – Georgie Coleridge Cole

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41031-1 Hare 41031-2 Elephant 41031-3 Cat £39.95

Scratch Map Poster This clever map is based on the idea of a scratch card. Scratch off the places you have visited and bright colours will be revealed underneath as well as facts about different countries and cities. Rolled in a card tube. 82 x 58cm.

WOW Wireless Speaker

Compact and easy to connect and recharge, this wireless speaker makes music portable. Big on sound, the WOW streams music from any Bluetooth device, including iPhones and other mobiles. Extremely well protected in toughened plastic - it literally bounces when dropped. Built-in rechargeable battery (recharged via USB). Up to 6 hours play time. 70 decibel output. Bluetooth connection up to 10 metres. Handpicked because: What can we say but WOW? Give it to: Pop-up DJs. “A cool functional design in bold colours” – Dan Black 41006-1 Black 41006-2 White 41006-3 Red

£54.95

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Handpicked because: It will make you think twice about going to Portugal every year. Give it to: Globetrotters.

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“Checking off your favourite places – so exciting” – Thomasina Miers 41010-1

£14.95

Personalised Magnetic Noticeboards

Banish boring pin boards and use our contemporary magnetic canvas boards to display your photos and memos. Why not turn your favourite photo into a useful noticeboard? Or get your child’s name personalised on one of our stylish designs aimed at kids. Comes with four magnets to attach to board. 57.5 x 35.5cm. Delivery within 7-10 days. Order online only by 9 December.

Handpicked because: You could always pretend it’s just a huge photo if you have no invitations to pin onto it. Give it to: Magnetic personalities. “The best looking notice-board you’ll have – depending on who the photo is of!” – Natasha Cubitt

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41032-1 Picture £64.95 41034-2 Union Jack Name £49.95 More designs available online.

Grown in the UK and Kindling Buckets Grow your own is a growing (forgive the pun…) trend, and kindling benefits from a dry home. Powder coated steel. Metal handle with wooden grip. 30(h) x 29.5(d)cm. Handpicked because: Wipe-clean, easy to carry sturdy metal makes sense for carting in the kindling or harvest from the garden. Give it to: The nation’s allotment holders. “An absolute must for a muddy harvest, and for chilling a cheeky bottle of champagne at the bottom of the garden!” – Laetitia Maklouf

41024-1 Kindling Wood 41024-2 Grown in the UK

£17.95

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FOR Everyone – Home

Home

“A great price gift that we’d all find use for” Georgie Coleridge Cole

Decanter with Oak Stopper £24.95 (p.40)

Set of Three Cheese Knives Say cheese. Or say ‘Sharp, Stinky or Creamy’ because each stainless steel knife is engraved with the name of the cheese type it should be cutting. Gift-boxed. Stainless steel. 15cm. Handpicked because: Helps you find your way around the cheese board. Give it to: Mrs who likes squidgy brie and Mr who likes mature cheddar. 85002-1

£29.95

Long Olive Wood Board £26.95 (see online)

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Chunky Candlestick From £14.95 (p.21)

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Home – FOR Everyone

Classic Station Lanterns

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These gorgeous and sturdy lanterns will light up anyone’s life, and look fantastic inside the house or out. Stainless steel and nickel plate. Candle not included. Small: 26 x 13 x 13cm. Medium: 40.5 x 15 x 15cm. Large: 51 x 17 x 17cm.

Proud Labrador

made from labrador is hand Our go-anywhere a kitchen on sily ea as s and sit reclaimed wood epiece. dresser as a mantl . cm 3.5 x .5 30 x 22.5 £17.95 41043-1

Handpicked because: Our faces lit up when we saw them. Give it to: Alfresco entertainers.

40374-1 Small £32.95 40315-1 Medium £46.95 40375-1 Large £64.95

“Built to withstand a hurricane!”

Other great new gifts arrive online daily -

Amanda Fox

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Puppy & Duckling Doorstops Cute little Rover is heavy enough to prop open a door, and fully trained to give visiting children a hug. Also available is his friend, Ducky. Cotton. Puppy: 20(h)cm. 0.9kg. Duckling: 31(h)cm. 1kg. Handpicked because: Doors that refuse to sit are a pain. Give it to: Door slammers. “These are the sweetest things and would have my toddler bewitched” – Thomasina Miers 41029-1 41030-1 41029-2 41030-2

Striped Duckling Striped Puppy Union Jack Duckling Union Jack Puppy

Soft Leather Journals with Tie These Fair Trade super-soft old-fashioned journals are perfect for travelling and sketching. They contain plain, recycled acidfree cotton paper suitable for all pen types, watercolours, oils and pastels. Leather cover and tie. Tiny: 11 x 9cm. A6: 15 x 11cm. A5: 21 x 15cm. 40396-1 Tiny £19.95 40393-1 A6 £24.95 40392-1 A5 £29.95

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Polished Silver-Plated Champagne Chalices Super-shiny and very elegant, this pair of chalices makes the act of drinking champagne even more special. Silver-plated. Gift-boxed. 23(h)cm. Handpicked because: Keeping champagne cool is essential, and these are far more chilled than mere glass. Give it to: Bubbles. “Instant party atmosphere. Nothing speaks indulgence like a silver chalice” – Natasha Cubitt 41083-1

£54.95

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Block

great lly tactile so offer These are beautifu e sitting at u’r yo en wh l tia distraction poten . 14 x 9cm. your desk. Wood 40434-1 Black £12.95 40434-2 White

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cheer Add holly for instant festive

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Tottering by Gently Tray and Matchbox Holders Annie Tempest’s much loved Tottering by Gently cartoons immortalised on a sturdy tray or matchbox holder. Captions: “How on earth do people without horseboxes cope with a trip to the bottle bank after a good dinner party?” and “It’s my husband’s turn to drive so I’m drinking for two.” Tray: 48 x 34cm. Matchbox holders: 12.5 x 8cm (matches included). Handpicked because: Tempest’s cartoons are modern classics. Give it to: Those gently tottering too. “At least the contents won’t totter off“ – Amanda Fox 20223-1 Bottle Bank Tray £29.95 46034-1 Bottle Bank Matchbox £15.95 46034-3 Husband’s Turn Matchbox £15.95

Chrome Bath Caddy

Black + Blum Candelabra Loop We’re loopy about this designer candelabra. Use on its own, or entwine two or more to create an intricate centrepiece. Chrome finish. Holds standard 22-24cm candles. 28 x 20cm.

Handpicked because: The only thing it won’t do is scrub your back.

Handpicked because: Modern style from one of Handpicked’s favourite design houses.

Give it to: Bathing belles and beaux.

Give it to: Anyone who looks better by candlelight (though perhaps word it slightly differently on the gift tag).

“Eradicates the wine glass slipping in the water dilemma I always face - genius” – Lucy Cleland

“Imagine a whole row of these down a table with greenery intertwined - stunning” – Thomasina Miers

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Our favourite indulgence product has got it all: two wine glass holders for you and your bath companion, a candle holder and book stand, as well as lots of room for less essential bathtime things like soap! Adjustable arms to fit most baths. Simple assembly required. Inner tray: 38.5 x 20cm.

£19.95

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£44.95

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Black Labrador Cushion & Matchbox Holder The reaction to our Wagging Tail Dog Clocks (opposite) has proved we really are a nation of dog lovers, so we couldn’t resist adding this elegant cushion and useful matchbox holder to our collection. Cushion: Double-sided print. Removable cotton cover. 45 x 45cm. Matchbox holder: Matches included. 12.5 x 8cm. Handpicked because: These dogs will definitely be allowed in the living room. Give it to: Fans of Britain’s most popular dog. “The cushion would look just as at home in an Islington loft as a Cotswolds’ cottage” – Alice Rose

40408-1 Cushion 40287-5 Matchbox holder

£19.95 £16.95

My Life Story – 100 Year Diary

Carolyn Sheffield Elephant Tray

This beautifully presented book is a 100-year diary to help record the events of a lifetime. As well as pages to record details of achievements, jobs, useful skills and people never to forget, each year also has plenty of space to record year highlights, things / people you currently love or hate and much more. Hardback with pocket. Comes in a presentation box. 16 x 22 x 6cm. Handpicked because: Records family history as you live it.

Handpicked because: When buying home essentials it’s worth investing in something that will look as good in 20 years as now.

Give it to: Clever godchildren, diary addicts and anyone with a life!

Give it to: Your supporting act.

“I love the idea of keeping track of all those important things in one place” – Thomasina Miers 40220-1 Black

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This classic tray is handsome, useful and designed to last for decades. A bit like the perfect husband. Wood. 47.5 x 34cm.

£34.95

40220-2 Natural

£34.95

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“Keep it on the coffee table and load with books and candles” – Amanda Fox 40439-1 £49.95

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HOME – FOR Everyone Spineless Classics Complete Novel Art Posters

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These stunning art posters amazingly reproduce every word of a classic favourite novel, then add a silhouette to match the theme. Beautiful, thoughtful and unique, not to mention utterly genius. Sold unframed. Pride & Prejudice: 119 x 84cm. Wind in the Willows: 100 x 70cm. Alice in Wonderland: 50 x 70cm. Great Gatsby: 70 x 100cm. Handpicked because: Read all about it these art posters are intriguingly beautiful. Give it to: Friends with novel ideas. “Hours upon hours of reading in the downstairs loo” – Georgie Coleridge Cole 46050-1 Wind in the Willows £44.95 46049-1 Alice in Wonderland £39.95 46054-1 The Great Gatsby £44.95 46052-1 Pride & Prejudice (see online) £44.95

Photo Frame Coasters & Tablemat

Wagging Tail Clocks

Our heatproof, glass coasters and tablemats make a statement out of cocktail hour or dinner, look smart protecting furniture and are brilliant pressed into service to theme parties. Just insert photos, menu, memorabilia, place-names or even a birth or wedding announcement. Coasters: Set of 4. 9cm². Tablemat: Individual. 25 x 20cm.

There’s something wonderfully reassuring about having man’s best friend keeping time, and the cat is just as trusty. Their tails are the pendulum equivalent appreciatively ticking the minutes away. Labrador: 46 x 34cm. Spaniel: 48 x 30cm. Dachshund: 48 x 30cm. Cat: 29 x 22cm. Handpicked because: The streamlined silhouette lends canine character without making your interior look like Crufts. Give it to: Pets, and their owners, who always have an eye on tea-time or walkies. 46055-1 46055-2 46055-3 46055-4

Labrador Spaniel Daschund Cat £44.95

Handpicked because: Elevates humble tableware from supporting roles to star players.

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Give it to: Great entertainers.

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“A quirky way to keep everyone in the picture” – Amanda Fox 46031-2 46031-1 46032-1 46032-3

“However busy the day gets this will remind you there’s always time for walkies”

Coasters - Black Coasters - Frosted £4.95 Tablemat - Black Tablemat - Frosted £6.95

Natasha Cubitt

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Designer Desk Accessories

Vintage Union Jack Pin Board

This picks up on the never-ending trend for Union Jacks, and keeps your study/kitchen/ hallway neat and tidy. 50 x 40cm. 40321-1

£19.95

Inject some colour with this pen holder, based on the iconic BIC pen. The weighty tape dispenser is designed in the shape of a tape cassette (you might need to explain what they are to a young niece) and has space for all those other office staples. Pen Holder: 24 x 8cm. Desk Tidy: Tape included. 17 x 6 x 11cm. 41008-1 BIC Pen Lid Pen Holder 41050-1 Rewind Desk Tidy

£10.95 £17.95

Silver-Plated Water Pit

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Not just a pretty face. This silver-plated pitcher is fabulous to use inside or out. Virtually unbreakable, it keeps contents super cool in summer and glit ters by candlelight at night. 27cm high to lip. Capacity: 1.4 litres. 40152-1 £84.95

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FOR Everyone – GARDEN

Garden

Seed Packets Organiser Collect, organise and store seeds by planting month in this stylish shoebox-sized tin. Comes with pencils, monthly dividers and five special seed envelopes. 16 x 28 x 20cm.

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Handpicked because: Creates a miniature library of seeds for the potting shed.

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Give it to: Dads whose pockets rattle. 95039-1

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£19.95

Plant Pot Maker “Brilliant for organising what you want to plant when”

Thomasina Miers

Cast Iron Bootjack & Brush Ever hopped round in the rain struggling to get your boots off? Us too. Which is why we love this combined jack and brush. Cast iron. 20 x 26 x 9cm. Handpicked because: You’ll now have an excuse to jump in muddy puddles. Give it to: Country cousins surrounded by fields. “In my dreams, mud always stays OUTSIDE perchance this will make my dreams come true” – Laetitia Maklouf 91022-1 £24.95

Our ingenious device creates sowing and seedling pots from old newspaper. When it comes to planting out, the ‘pot’ biodegrades naturally. Wood. 12.5 x 8 x 8cm. 91021-1

Garden Tool Apron This extra strong garden apron features adjustable neck and waist straps, and four pockets for tools - there’s even one for a mobile phone. Tools not included. Canvas. 48 x 58cm. Handpicked because: Protects you from the rougher elements of gardening and gives you access to the tools to fight back.

Gardener’s Knee Pads Our sturdy knee pads may look a little like horses’ hoofs, but the comfort they offer your knees will make gardening a breeze. Leather. Handmade in Shropshire. 17 x 14 x 7cm.

Give it to: The father who looks as though he’s been dragged backwards through a hedge. “This apron is the only thing that come between me and a massive dry cleaning bill” – Laetitia Maklouf 91023-1

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Bradley’s Anti-Bramble Gauntlets These are supple, made of water-repellent leather, and feature long cuffs to protect the forearm from thorns. When you need to take decisive action in the garden, these will laugh in the face of upstart brambles. Leather with Thinsulate® lining. Handmade in Shropshire. Handpicked because: Wow! That was the reaction of keen gardeners to these gloves.

“Perfect for attacking the nastiest jobs” – Alice Rose 94000-1 Men’s (10 ½) 94000-2 Ladies’ (7 ½)

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£9.95

When you’ve got a big day in the garden, load up the side pockets with all your tools, and put your packed lunch inside. Tools not included. 39 x 29 x 32.5cm. Handpicked because: Lightweight, dual-purpose, folds flat.

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Give it to: Anyone who likes sitting down. “Also superb for fishing” – Matthew Dennison

£37.95

46033-1 £29.95

Portable Garden Stool & Tool Carrier

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Give it to: The person unafraid to tackle thorny subjects.

£9.95

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£17.95

Leaf Composting Sacks Every autumnal garden has a potential organic source of rich nutrients. We’re talking leaves and they’re free. Fill our hessian sacks, toss at the end of the garden and return the following year to use as a soil conditioner. 41042-1 Pack of 2 £5.95

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Kitchen – FOR Everyone

Kitchen -Pot

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Black + Blum Thermo

ign houses created One of our favourite des which is wide pot d foo this go-anywhere straight out of without enough for you to eat bowl. It keeps the a to needing to decant hours, and a nifty six to up for hot ts conten by magnets to the d che atta y spoon is strongl el. Includes spoon. pot’s side. Stainless ste acity 500ml. Cap . 17 x 12.5 x 12.5cm 41002-1

£29.95

Natural Slate Cheese Board & Cheese Wire Cheese needs to be served at room temperature if it’s to be properly savoured. Our slate cheese board keeps it just cool enough, and you can write the names of the cheeses on with the included chalk. Also useful for serving canapés. Our elegant cheese wire is its perfect partner. Cheese board: slate with foam on base. Chalk included. Gift-boxed. 35 x 25cm. Cheese Wire: stainless steel. Gift-boxed. 12 x 13cm.

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Handpicked because: It’s only polite to name them before wolfing them down.

“No more quizzes explaining what’s what”

Give it to: Dairymaids. 85004-1 Cheese Board £14.95 85013-1 Cheese Wire £19.95

Nibble Coaster Let’s face it, drink o’clock is much more fun accompanied by an olive or nut. This protects the furniture while you indulge your self… Ceramic. 16 x 11 x 2.5cm. 41049-1 £12.95

Debora Robertson

Mix Master Cocktail Shaker

Ceramic Notepad Our ceramic notepad is written on with chinagraph pencils or dry markers, and can be used indefinitely. Keep it to hand by the phone, on your desk or near the fridge to remind you to stock up on essentials. Dry marker included. 13.5 x 2 x 20cm. Handpicked because: Eco and useful. Give it to: The motherin-law addicted to old envelopes.

Handpicked because: You never forget the first time you enjoyed Sex on the Beach.

“How many numbers do I lose a week on scrappy bits of paper... might need five” – Thomasina Miers

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Have you got what it takes to become a mixologist? Give yourself a flying start with this classic shaker featuring pour markings for six cocktails. Includes built-in strainer. Capacity 16oz.

Give it to: White Russians.

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£14.95

£16.95

Black + Blum Fruit Loop King & Queen Salt & Pepper Mills

dining Bring a touch of grandeur to the grinders. table with these stately chess piece gs. settin se coar to fine e Adjustabl erised Wood with ceramic grinder and rubb . 16cm en: Que . 18cm : base. King 41015-1

£29.95

Unlike conventional fruit bowls, this keeps air circulating to prevent soggy surprises. Designed by an Anglo-Swiss partnership based in London’s iconic OXO Tower. Chrome-plated steel. 14 x 26cm. Handpicked because: Easy access to your five a day. Give it to: Anyone loopy about fruit. “No more mouldy mandarins” – Alice Rose 82004-1

£27.95

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Silver-Plated Jugs These hammered silver-plated jugs look gorgeous and transform the ordinaire into extraordinaire. We’ve found so many uses for the large one - water, Sangria, Moscow Mules, flowers - that we introduced a small version ideal for cream, gravy or small posies. Silver-plated. Gift-boxed. Large: 1.7litres. 21cm(h). Small: 0.9litres. 12cm(h).

Great as a vase too!

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Handpicked because: Adds sparkle, even when the company falls flat. Give it to: Shiny happy people. 40238-1 Large 40347-1 Small

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“Really elegant and makes a perfect housewarming present”

£49.95 £24.95

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Kitchen – FOR Everyone

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Salmon or Ham Board/Tray with Carving Knife This carving duo is ideal for serving salmon or ham. It comes with a rubber wood cutting board and a stainless steel ultra-sharp knife. Turn the handles one way to create a tray, fold them below the board and you’ve a useful raised platter. Gift-boxed. Carving knife: stainless steel 39cm. Board: stainless steel handles and rubberwood. 27 x 58 x 5cm. Handpicked because: Large sides of salmon or whole hams can be tricky to serve and display.

Rocking Glasses - Set of Four

Give it to: Impressive entertainers.

Our rocking glasses redefine getting tipsy. Their curvaceous bottoms help the contents roll around, to release the bouquet, or simply keep the drinker on his or her toes. Set of four. 30cl.

“I don’t have a huge kitchen so love multi-tasking products” – Natasha Cubitt 41021-1

Handpicked because: You could also use as they do Stateside, in New York’s MoMA cafe, to serve puddings.

£59.95

Give it to: Anyone who finds it difficult to put down their drink. “The self-help solution for everyone who prefers their drink stirred and not shaken” – Matthew Dennison 40161-1

£16.95

Wine Glass Draining Rack This won’t let your best crystal end up in a heap on the floor, and prevents unsightly tide marks. Holds up to 12 glasses. Dismantles flat. 31.5(h) x 30.5(w)cm.

Personalised Enamel Tins and Dog Bowl No excuses - these do what they say on the tin, and if they say they are “Grandpa’s Treats” then hands off. You choose the message, and we’ll emblazon it on these smart enamel tins or dog bowl. Text available in Brown, Red and Black. Hand-painted to order, allow 7-10 days to deliver. Order online by 12 December. Tins: Small: 18cm. Medium: 21cm. Large: 26cm. Dog Bowl: 23cm.

Handpicked because: The usefulness of this one-off will be crystal-clear to the person who does the washing-up. Give it to: Clumsy vinophiles. 20334-1

Handpicked because: We all have things we’d like to keep to ourselves.

£19.95

“How many otherwise wonderful evenings have ended with me picking up shards of glass?”

Give it to: Possessive people. “Domestic goddesses will love these personalised household items” – Georgie Coleridge Cole

Debora Robertson

85148 Tins from £29.95 41084-1 Dog Bowl £34.95

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Cooking Guide Apron

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Wooden Toast Tongs What a nifty idea. The next time your toast, crumpet or teacake gets jammed in your toaster you’ll be very glad that this safe rescuer is at hand. Untreated beechwood. 17.5cm. 85144-1

£3.95

New to the Handpicked family: The Handpicked Foodstore. Award-winning smoked Scottish salmon and fine food delivered to your door. www.handpickedfoodstore.com

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1000-Piece Classic Puzzles Just look at them. One glance is enough to tell you that it won’t all be over by teatime. 1000 pieces. 70 x 50cm. Handpicked because: They are masterpieces. Give it to: The relative you’d like to keep distracted and away from the Christmas sherry. 41056-1 Canaletto’s Venice 46045-1 The Thames

Personalised Pet Bed This super comfy pet bed can be embroidered with your pet’s name. It’s fully machine washable and comfortably squashable. 100% cotton cover. Machine washable. Large: Limited to 7 letters. 96 x 68cm. Small: Limited to 6 letters. 60 x 44cm. Allow 14-21 days for delivery. Order online only by 1 December.

£12.95

“Guaranteed to make you

long for a rainy afternoon” Debora Robertson

Handpicked because: It’s the cat’s whiskers and dog’s something-or-other… Give it to: Owners of pampered pets. “So good I think the cat will hijack the dog’s. That is, until I can teach her to read” – Debora Robertson 41019-1 Blue Spot (Small 41019-2 Floral (Small) £49.95

41018-1 Blue Spot (Large) 41018-2 Floral (Large) £64.95

Smart phones are smart but what’s with the dismal battery life? Avoid getting caught out by having this solar-powered phone and gadget charger close to hand. Includes travel pouch. Rechargeable lithium battery inside with USB input, Micro USB and iPhone output plug integrated. 8 x 5 x 1.5cm.

Demon Gilt Bridge Set You can’t trump this gift for a card lover. Stunning livery gives this gift set real finesse. Boxed. Includes 2 packs playing cards, 4 scorepads and 4 eraser-ended pencils.

Handpicked because: If you love being in the great outdoors but need to remain in touch, you need one of these.

Handpicked because: Bridge players tend to be a demanding bunch, and peeling, bent cards won’t get by.

Give it to: The constantly on the go. “A total essential for summer festivals and fun outdoors” – Thomasina Miers

Give it to: Card sharks. “Beautiful enough to persuade me to give bridge a go” – Kate O’Donnell

41046-1

Solar Mobile Phone Charger

£24.95

41022-1

£44.95

Your Own Comic Photo Frame

Hurricane Umbrella

Dining Room Table Tennis

Be prepared! Given our four seasons in one day climate, this super strong umbrella is a good investment. Boxed. 58cm long.

Turn any table (the larger the better) into a tabletennis table with this fabulous ping-pong set. Includes 2 quality bats, full-size net and 3 balls. Case: 26.5 x 18 x 5cm. Net: 145 x 14.5cm.

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£24.95

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Pow, boom, ka-pow! Give friends and family the opportunity to star in a comic strip. Insert pictures, write suitable captions on the sticky speech bubbles included, and no adventure is out of reach. Contains reusable speech bubble stickers and pen. Holds up to 6 photos. 28 x 22 x 3cm. 41016-1

£12.95

£19.95

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GENERAL GIFTS FOR Him – FOR Everyone – Wine Personalised Map or Photo Jigsaw Puzzle

Mini Picasso Personalised Keyring

This comes in two formats: Standard or ‘We First Met Here’. Supply the address and postcode of your choice and we’ll create a jigsaw of the area in the form of a map or aerial photograph. Ordnance Survey Landranger mapping works best in rural areas and villages, London Streetview for London addresses, and for other urban areas choose Ordnance Survey Streetview. Alternatively, choose an aerial photo for a bird’s eye view. The centre of each jigsaw is your chosen postcode, with a house-shaped jigsaw piece for the Standard map and a heart-shaped piece for We First Met Here. Millboard. 400 pieces. 47 x 31 x 1.5cm. Takes up to 7 days to deliver. Order online only by 18 December.

Give it to: Those in need of direction. “Endlessly fascinating - our house, in the middle of our street (or one’s castle, in the middle of one’s estate)” – Alice Rose Personalised Map (Aerial) Personalised Map (Landranger) Personalised Map (OS Streetview) Personalised Map (London Street Level) Personalised Map (Victorian) We first met (Aerial) We first met (Landranger) We first met (OS Streetview) We first met (London Street Level) £29.95

Handpicked because: Those funny figures can stay with you forever. Give it to: Naïve Art lovers. “Some of their early works need to be rescued from the bin and preserved” – Jo McGivern

iPad case

Classic Mah Jongg Set Dragons, winds and chattering tiles - move over dominoes. It doesn’t take long to learn the rules of this ancient Chinese game, but be warned: it’s incredibly addictive. Comes in a wooden presentation box. 24 x 18cm. Handpicked because: Ask any family who has a set how much they love playing.

This touchingly protective cover is designed to be more tactile than the famously touchable iPad. When flicked open, the cover becomes a stand. Handcrafted in leather. Compatible with iPad1 and iPad2. 25 x 19.5 x 2.5cm Handpicked because: What is their most treasured possession? We thought so. So protect it.

Give it to: The computer game addict - he’ll soon see there is more to life than Nintendo.

Give it to: Fans of the big screen. “iPads combine form and function to perfection and deserve a beautiful home“– Amanda Fox 41013-1 Black 41013-2 Turquoise £79.95

“This is the best game ever – every family should own a set” – Thomasina Miers

£19.95

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Immortalise your child’s special artwork or photograph onto a personalised keyring. Simply upload a copy See of the masterpiece on our website, or our send the original cufflinks by post, and a on p.47 very useful and heart-felt gift will come back in return. Gift-boxed. Instructions on where to send artwork or photograph supplied after ordering. Takes up to 2 weeks to deliver. Keyring image 3 x 2.4cm. Order by 14 December.

Handpicked because: It’s a really thoughtful choice for anniversaries and housewarmings.

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Grandparents’ Journal Give to a grandparent and they will love starting a record of your genealogy and the little details of daily life their family will treasure. Section by section, the grandparent reveals answers to questions about schooling and career, and special pages provide a home for family photographs. Has pages for both grandparents in each section. Hardback. 144 pages. 20 x 3 x 25cm. 41014-1

£14.95

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Mini Pocket Pad

Photo Frame Cube Haven’t I seen this before? The answer is yes, probably on your bedside table when you were a teenager. It is just as brilliant now, holding six photos or personal mementos. Plastic. 9cm³. 50333-1

£4.95

Every inside pocket or handbag needs this useful leather notebook and pen to keep scrap pieces of paper with lists and notes at bay. 10.5 x 7.5cm. 41025-1 Black 41025-2 Turquoise

£22.95

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Stocking Fillers After Dinner Games and Utterly Outrageous Drinking Games

Homework Help for Mums & Dads

Hints, tips and shortcuts to help your offspring master everything from fractions to what exactly happened when in history.

We’ve one for everyone here, whether your parties normally end with “Utterly Outrageous Drinking Games” or are better suited to the more restrained but equally amusing “After Dinner Games”.

41055-1

Wooden Signs

£9.95

Take Away Menu Organiser

41009-1 After Dinner Games Collection £7.95 41053-1 Utterly Outrageous Drinking Game Compendium

When a curry or pizza is called for, you want the right number to hand now! Here’s a great looking way to keep tabs on your takeaways so you don’t spend half an hour looking for the menu you love.

£9.95

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Matt Cartoon Mugs The Telegraph’s famous cartoonist brings his most amusing works to teatime. We found it hard choosing between the themes as all are laugh-out-loud genius. Bone china. 3 different cartoons of same theme on each mug. 350ml. 9 x 8.5cm. 41023-1 41023-2 41023-3 41023-4

Dogs Parenting Booze Police £7.95

er This clever gadget has a suck that attaches to the back of a phone making it sit upright so you can make a hands-free call or watch a film. 4 x 3cm.

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£4.95

On/Off Duty Grandparents £11.95 Put Chickens to Bed £9.95 The Dog’s Been / Not Been Fed £9.95 The Cat’s Been / Not Been Fed £9.95

Sticky Notes Choose the appropriate theme and use liberally to remind yourself, and anyone else who can read, about life’s essentials. 100 sheets. 7.5 x 7.5cm. 50308-3 50308-4 85121-1 50308-1 50308-2

Notes to Self Don’t Forget Recipe Notes Nag Note All Out of

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Bicycle Puncture Repair Kit Every cyclist needs a specialist puncture repair kit because potholes are everywhere. 2 metal tyre levers, tube of rubber cement, yellow crayon, metal grating tool, piece of chalk stone, 6 different sized rubber patches. 13 x 4 x 2cm. 41059-1

Waterproof Notebook

iPhone iStand

41036-1 Pink 41036-2 Black 41036-3 Green

£14.95

Hang our signs somewhere prominent and you’ll never leave the hen house open or overfeed Kitty or Doggy ever again. And Grandparents will appreciate the chance to indicate with the on/off duty sign whether Connect 4 is on the cards or if it’s snooze time. The grandparent, dog and cat signs are double-sided. Wood with metal hanger. Grandparents: 23 x 5cm. Chickens and Dog & Cat: 16 x 6cm.

Wake Me Up At… Sign

We had incommunicative teenagers in mind when we picked this but it could also be han dy for parents hoping for a lie-in. Wood with rope hanger. Chalk inclu ded. 9.5 x 24.5cm. 41035-1 £9.95

You could use this waterproof notebook in the shower, but we had sailing types and gardeners in mind when we picked it. You can even write on the pages when wet. Stone paper covered in vinyl. 80 tear-out pages. Includes 100% graphite pencil. 41054-1

£8.95

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£4.95

Votives in Wooden Tray

Create atmosphere in seco nds simply by lighting the tealight s in our slimline wooden crat es containing plain glass voti ve holders. Wood and glass. Tealights not included. Set of 7: 45 x6x 7cm. Set of 3: 22 x 6 x 8cm . 91030-1 Set of 3 £6.95 91029-1 Set of 7 £14.95


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Pocket Folding Secateurs How often have you been out for a stroll and noticed the need for emergency pruning? Secateurs in your pocket has been impractical (and not a little dangerous) until now. Four extra tools hidden in handles (garden knife, mini saw, weeder and handy tool). Cuts up to 1.5cm diameter. 3 x 9cm when folded.

£11.95

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Fetch My Keys! Flashing Dog Key Finder Lost your keys? Put your lips together and blow. Whistling sets off a beeper and causes the dog’s nose to flash. Includes batteries. 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.2cm. 41061-1

£4.95

Tottering by Gently Wine Gift Tin & Tray

Handsome Playing Cards

The perfect tray for everyday use amusingly illustrated with Dicky and Daffy’s different styles of lawn-mowing. The Wine Gift Tin will ensure you raise a smile as well as a glass when you hand over a bottle of wine. Tray: 30cm. Wine Tin: 33 x 10m.

Demon makes fabulous quality cards, on vibrant coloured backgrounds. Single pack of playing cards in a stylish hardwearing box. 41027-1 Demon 41027-2 Hunters 41027-3 Fish

41048-1 Tray £6.95 41047-1 Wine Tin £7.95

£9.95

I’d Rather Be... Mugs Candle Accessories Living by candlelight will be a lot easier (and cleaner) with this candle armoury. The sharpener helps cut the candle base neatly to fit your candlestick; the snuffer is the simple way to safely extinguish and the clever tealight tongs are designed to tidily remove tealights. 41038-1 Candle Sharpener £4.95 41039-1 Candle Snuffer £4.95 41040-1 Tealight Tongs £5.95

Mugs We all know a Glamorous Granny, Yummy Mummy and Daddy Cool. These mugs are made of cream porcelain in Stoke-On-Trent. 9.6 x 8.3cm. 50105-1 Yummy Mummy 50105-2 Daddy Cool 50105-3 Gorgeous Grandad 50105-4 Glamorous Granny 50105-9 Favourite Uncle 50105-12 Giddy Aunt £9.95

Sometimes a cup of tea hits the spot. At others... Well, let’s just say this mug says it how it is. Porcelain 8.5cm high. 50230-1 50230-2 50230-3 50230-4 50230-5 50230-6 50230-7

In the Pub Drinking Champagne Sailing Playing Golf Fishing Not be Hungover Drinking Gin & Tonic

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Ready Set Novel Plan and plot your upcoming masterpiece with this essential guide. Contains helpful checklists, writing prompts, plot maps and fun activities. 160 pages. 46025-1

£11.95

Grandma’s Secret Wrinkle Remover When you’re on the move, it’s not always possible to find an iron. Use this instead. Spray, smooth with your hands, and - ta da! - crisp rather than crumpled. It’s tempting, but it really doesn’t work on faces. 8oz. 40404-1 £6.95

Mini Hottie Handwarmers Have a heart or fly the flag while keeping your hands nice and toasty with our easy to-use warmers. Just click the disk for instant heat. Re-usable. Removable warming pouch. 12 x 8.5cm. 50342-1 Heart 50342-2 Union Jack £4.95

To Do Mousepad Notepad Make your mousepad work harder with our 60 sheet to-do list. 50310-1

£6.95

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Mini Picasso Personalised Keyr £19.95

£10.95

See p.15

For Kids Wheelybugs

£59.95

For Her

One Line a Day Five-Year Memory Book

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For Tweens Ribbon Watch

£13.95

See p.29

£7.95

See p.51

Our Expert Panel help handpick everything in our catalogue – meet them all inside

Alice Rose

Laetitia Maklouf

Food Writer & Cook

Co-founder, Original Travel

Freelance Writer

TV Gardener & Writer

Dan Black

Rhoda Parry

Lucy Cleland

Industrial Designer

Editor, Country Homes & Interiors

Editor, Country & Town House

Georgie Coleridge Cole Founder & Editor, Sheerluxe.com

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Meet our Expert Panel

Thomasina Miers Tom Barber

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Stocking Fillers Matt Cartoon Mugs See p.16

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