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Stocking Fillers Matt Cartoon Mugs £7.95

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Statement Cushions £74.95

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Meet our Expert Panel

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

Thomasina Miers

Tom Barber

Laetitia Maklouf

Alice Rose

Gaia Geddes

Debora Robertson

Food Writer & Cook

Co-founder, Original Travel

TV Gardener & Writer

Freelance Writer

Fashion Editor

Associate Food Editor, Red

Dan Black

Rhoda Parry

Lucy Cleland

Kate O’Donnell

Industrial Designer

Editor, Country Homes & Interiors

Editor, Country & Town House

Freelance Style Writer

Eugenie Evans Lombe

Georgie Coleridge Cole

Fashion Editor

Founder, Sheerluxe.com

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Unusual & Inspiring Gifts CHRISTMAS 2012

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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Stay in touch with us:

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

Tom Barber Co-founder, Original Travel

2. By phone 0844 482 9707

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.

Delivery from £4.95 or FREE when you spend over £75

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.7)

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

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

See p.32

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 delivery when you spend over £75

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

New Arrivals

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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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

FREE delivery when you spend over £75

£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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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

£24.95 £19.95 £24.95 £19.95

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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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

40329-1

£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

FREE delivery when you spend over £75

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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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

93002-1

£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

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

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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”

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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.

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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

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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.

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Solar Mobile Phone Charger

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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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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

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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

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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”.

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Wooden Signs

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 useful week-perview to-do list. 50310-1

£6.95

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Too Good to Forget Note Book Use this book to create your own anthology of the things that have captured your imagination - be it a quote, a poem or something funny that’s too good to forget. 144 pages. Embossed cover with grosgrain ribbon. 15 x 10cm.

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This is a brilliant and attractive way of storing fresh eggs in date order. As you take out the bottom egg, another gently rolls along to take its place, meaning you always use the oldest egg first. Holds up to 20 eggs. “I love this quirky and practical idea - great for hen lovers” – Rhoda Parry 85142-1 Cream 85142-2 Black

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Classic Satchel Bags Stylish, hardwearing and extremely practical. What’s not to love about these classic satchel bags in a range of fabulous colours? 100% leather with adjustable strap. Approx size 32 x 20 x 6.5 cm. “From school child to media trendy, satchels have never been so sought after” – Georgie Coleridge Cole 31051-1 31050-1 31050-2 31050-3 31050-4

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Glitter Ball Earrings and Necklace If you want a bit of sparkle, look no further than these twinkly earrings and necklace. Sterling silver with cubic zirconia detail. Earrings: 0.8cm diameter. Necklace pendant: 1.5cm diameter. Chain: sterling silver, 46cm. “A sparkling investment” – Eugenie Evans Lombe 31002-1 Earrings 31004-1 Necklace

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“Gold-leafed notebooks are always stylish and this size is good to go everywhere” – Kate O’Donnell 31033-1

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These fabulous, 100% wool throws are as versatile as they come; for beds, over sofas or kept in a car. We have two versions, classic natural wool that offers fantastic value, or luxurious reversible merino wool. Merino: Reverse shows spot with inverse colourway. 140 x 185cm. Wool: 130 x 200cm.

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Top Ten NEW – FOR HER This Works Beauty and Deep Sleep Ranges A former Vogue beauty editor is behind this blissful aromatherapy range that delivers on its promise. The soothing and sleep-inducing oils of lavender and vertivert have been combined in the pillow spray and bath salts for a better night’s sleep. Soft and Perfect Hands and Feet will give hard-working extremities a moisturising and reviving treat. Pillow Spray, Perfect Hands & Feet all 75ml. Bath soak 200g. “I’ll give this to my sleep-deprived new mum friends” – Amanda Fox

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Knitted Body Warmer A safe, simple, scented alternative to a water-filled hottie. Simply pop the removeable insert in the microwave to warm, and release the essentialoil scent. Snowflake scent: cranberry essential oil. Cable scent: lemon, lavender, neroli and patchouli. “Every spare room should have one” – Alice Rose 31045-1 Cable 31045-2 Snowflake

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Coloured Hyacinth Vases A gorgeous way to grow hyacinths and other small bulbs season after season. Glass. 16 x 9cm. 31022-1 Clear

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“Hyacinths are so easy and a real pickme-up over the cold months” Laetitia Maklouf

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Ultimate Cashmere Gloves, Wristwarmers and Scarf This trio of incredibly soft cashmere covers all bases. We’ve got practical wristwarmers that allow you to keep nimble fingers moving, elegant long gloves that are, well, elegant and warm, and a cosy yet luxurious oversized scarf. 100% cashmere. Long Gloves: 21cm from wrist. Wristwarmers: 25cm long. Scarf: 160 x 37cm.

“They’ll be praying for snow with these” – Amanda Fox

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White Wooden Photo Tray This walnut and black photo trays (see p.21) have proved so popular we have added this elegant white version. Insert your own photos like a photo frame. 47 x 36 x 4cm. “We love our new white version of a handpicked classic” – Jo McGivern 30101-3

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Home Keepsake Box Photo Frame This attractive wooden frame has a secret. It hides a storage box that’s the perfect size for special keepsakes. Environmentally friendly mango wood. Takes 5” x 7” photo in lid. 25 x 20 x 6.5cm. Handpicked because: Provides storage that’s as pretty as a picture. Give it to: Anyone with something to hide. 31023-1

Butterfly Folders £11.95 (p.36)

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Soft Leather Journals £19.95 (p.7)

“A frame that displays and conceals really appeals to my inner show-off and secret squirrel” Debora Robertson

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Table Mirrors for Party Sparkle We’ve been on the hunt for affordable versions of these fabulous mirrored table centrepieces for a while, and think we’ve cracked them (not literally…). Makes flowers and vases look twice as good, and doubles the glow of a burning candle. Foam backed to protect tables. Small: 12.5cm diameter. Medium: 20cm diameter. BEST Large: 30cm diameter. SELLER

Photo Tray

Our wooden Photo Trays provide a fantastically useful gallery. Use the four spaces provided, or remove the mount (walnut and white tray only) to insert one large photo or a montage of images, favourite postcards and pictures. Space for four 4” x 6” photos. Insert your own photos like a photo frame. Walnut: 39 x 39 x 6.5cm. Black: 44 x 44 x 5.5cm. White: 47 x 36 x 4cm.

Handpicked because: We confess we stole the idea from countless party organisers.

Handpicked because: These make a fabulous gift you can personalise yourself.

“Great for drawing attention away from a less-than-immaculate tablecloth too” – Alice Rose

Give it to: Granny so she can have tea every day with Junior; Newlyweds, with shots of the big day.

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Give it to: Reflective types.

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“A one-off. A great wedding present too” – Alice Rose 30101-1 Walnut 30101-2 Black 30101-3 White (See picture on p.19)

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Set of Six Jewel Bud Vases Make a statement with these tiny vases by adding flowers in clashing colours. They look stunning on our Table Mirrors (see above). Recycled glass. Set of 6. 6 x 5cm. Handpicked because: The fun of pick ‘n’ mix for flower arrangers. Give it to: Creative table decorators. “I love that the recycled glass gives each of these its own character” – Alice Rose 40423-1

Chunky Glass Candlesticks Glass candlesticks are a design classic, and our chunky versions are pleasingly contemporary. The thick bubbles of glass are topped with a platform that supports tall thin dinner candles or thick chunky church candles. Glass. Large: 24 x 9cm. Small: 18 x 9cm. Handpicked because: Glass doesn’t have to mean fragility. Give it to: Clear thinkers. “I find it hard to find candlesticks I like – the simple lines and dual use of these make them ideal” – Thomasina Miers 30365-1 Small 30364-1 Large

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Sweetheart Mini Keepsake Chest

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This adorable wooden chest is perfect for keeping special little items safely in one place. Whether it is jewellery, buttons, ribbons or hair accessories, everything needs and deserves a safe home. Painted wood. 10 x 24 x 28cm.

Butterfly Meadow Jewellery Stand Bracelets flutter as prettily as butterflies and our useful stand features perforations for earrings and a tray for baubles. Metal. 13 x 13 x 19cm.

Handpicked because: Great for little girls’ knick knacks too.

Handpicked because: It’s a space-saving version of our larger Meadow Jewellery Stand (p.26).

Give it to: Hunter gatherers.

Give it to: Shiny, happy people.

“Adds New England glamour to any room” – Eugenie Evans Lombe

“Packs in a huge amount of jewellery for its bijoux size” – Amanda Fox

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FOR HER – HOME Black + Blum Flower Loop This simple design lets the flowers take centre stage. An is-it-or-isn’t-it artificial Calla lily is included with every vase. Steel. 29 x 14cm.

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Handpicked because: It’s blooming lovely! Give it to: Flower arrangers with a limited supply of blooms.

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“For when less is more” – Georgie Coleridge Cole 30208-1

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Bird Cage Tealight Holder Light up a corner or mantelpiece with a bird cage tealight holder that casts beautiful shadows. Painted metal. 24 x 10 x 10cm. Handpicked because: We love tealight holders that make an attractive display even when they’re not lit. Give it to: A bird looking for a gilded cage.

Cream Marrakech Lanterns

These look fabulous lighting a garden path, and also sit beautifully in a fireplace. Simply add a tealight or two and let the play of shadows and light work their magic. Metal. Holds any tealight or pillar candle. Small: 29cm. Medium: 40cm. Large: 48cm.

“A cheerful, chirpy addition to a side table or shelf” – Debora Robertson 31015-1

Handpicked because: Tradition updated with smart cream paint.

£11.95

Give it to: The very Moorish.

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“These look great beside my fireplace” – Natasha Cubitt 50283-1 Small £9.95 40389-1 Medium £14.95 40446-1 Large £19.95

Can be personalised too

Bradley’s Flower Scissors These flower arranging essentials have brightly coloured pink handles to make them easy to locate among even the blowsiest blooms, and a serrated edge to cleanly cut. With leather pouch.

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Handpicked because: Pretty and practical. Give it to: Rose. “Match with your pink Giambatista Valli evening coat and you can prune with style” – Gaia Geddes 95016-1

Silver-Plated Heart Dish A romantic way to serve chocolates or canapés, and looks just as good on the bedside table taking care of valuables. 18cm wide.

£19.95

Olive Wood Heart Chopping Board Our heart-shaped board looks beautiful on display, and olive wood contains such high levels of oil it’s naturally anti-bacterial. You can now personalise your board with up to 25 characters. Hand-cut so variations may occur. 21 x 19cm. Personalised version: order online only before 17 December.

Handpicked because: Useful and heartfelt – not many things manage both.

Handpicked because: Also perfect as a serving board.

Give it to: Hostesses with heart.

“I’d heap this with cheese, olives and salami” – Thomasina Miers

“Hammered anything remains ever fashionable” – Kate O’Donnell 30137-1

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£26.95

Give it to: Cooks with heart.

85075-1 Plain 85203-1 Personalised

FREE delivery when you spend over £75

£14.95 £26.95

HOME – FOR HER Porcelain Bird Vase

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children too

This unusual vase is so pretty and you don’t need to use many blooms to make it look beautiful. The clever design means the ‘branch’ can be filled with water, into which you insert individual blooms. Biscuit porcelain. 22 x 9cm.

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Handpicked because: It gives the modern home vintage charm. Give it to: Those kind people who put flowers in your room when you stay. “This should take pride of place on your mantelpiece” – Georgie Coleridge Cole 40412-1

£14.95

House Curio Shelf An adorable home for those mini treasures that end up hidden at the bottom of drawers because they are too small to sit pretty anywhere else. Painted wood. 54 x 45cm. Handpicked because: It’s also perfect for little girls bedrooms.

Children’s Art File & Frame The little darlings bring home hundreds of pictures, and there are only so many walls any house has. Now you can display current favourites, and file early works for posterity (or rotation) - the frames are deep enough to store numerous pictures or 2D works with attachments. Painted wood. Can be hung vertically or horizontally.

Give it to: Hoarders. 50359-1

“A home for all those gloriously pretty things that you’d otherwise lose” Jo McGivern

£34.95

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Handpicked because: Banishes blu-tac and turns the playroom into a gallery. Give it to: Mini Monet, and his/her Mum/Granny. “Charming way to turn scribbles into art” – Jo McGivern 30207-1 Single A4 30207-2 Double A4 30207-3 Triple A4

£14.95 £19.95 £24.95

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Tea Box This is an at-home version of the tea containers used in smart restaurants. After all, rummaging around a kitchen drawer for herbal teas can outdo the relaxing benefits of drinking them. Wood with glass lid. 15 x 9 x 23cm. Handpicked because: Keeps your lapsang separate from your lemon and ginger. Give it to: Fans of a tea party. “A sleek, pared-down tea caddy that would look athome in a rustic or urban kitchen” – Kate O’Donnell 85125-1

£22.95

Caterpillar and Circle Bud Vases Our joined row and circle of bud vases make an impact even when you’ve only a small handful of blooms to play with. Glass. Caterpillar - 6 balls, 24 x 6cm. Circle - 9 balls, 30cm diameter. Handpicked because: Fewer flowers mean a smaller florist bill. Give it to: Flora. “Use the circle vase for a table decoration with candles in the centre” – Amanda Fox 30366-1 Caterpillar £9.95 30406-1 Circle £29.95

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FOR HER – Kitchen

Kitchen Perching Bird China Sophie Allport Textiles

Fabulously chunky with a vintage French feel and made even more covetable with the addition of decorative detail of the moment, a stylish bird. Stoneware. Jug: 14 x 18cm. Butterdish: 12(d)cm.

We love Sophie Allport’s fabrics and these kitchen textiles are made to last and brighten up any kitchen. 100% cotton. Machine washable. Gauntlet and oven glove lined in towelling. Handpicked because: Delivers country style that doesn’t stray into twee. Give it to: Families who live in their kitchens. “For the country kitchen I wish I had. It’s a start!” – Amanda Fox 85043-1 85043-4 85046-1 85046-4 85041-1 85041-4

Handpicked because: French styling brought up to date in dishwashersafe ceramic. Give it to: Those longing for a holiday house in France.

Kitchen Gautlet - Chickens Kitchen Gautlet - Labradors £9.95 Double Oven Gloves - Chickens Double Oven Gloves - Labradors £11.95 Hob Lid Covers - Chickens Hob Lid Covers - Labradors £10.95

Pair of Magnetic Hob Lid Covers These great-looking pads for the lids of AGA-style cookers attach with heat-resistant magnets. AGA pads that won’t fall off are nothing short of a kitchen revolution! Linen lined with towelling. 36cm diameter.

85099-1 Jug

£21.95 85100-1 Butterdish

Handpicked because: Made in Britain brilliance. 

£9.95

Give it to: Cooks needing one less thing to worry about. “Rustic chic that stays where it belongs” – Kate O’Donnell

“Lovely for the breakfast table”

31037-1 Floral 31037-2 Linen Check

Alice Rose

£34.95

Glass Teapot Set Olive Oil Dipping Dish

Sophie Allport Butterfly Jugs

This simple dish is inspired by the terraced olive groves of Italy. Fill with oil, dip your bread, and drain the excess off the ridged sides. China. 12.5cm.

These jugs are really pretty and make any table setting look lovely. They can also double up as vases. Fine bone china. Large: 1.1l. Medium: 500ml. Small: 300ml.

Handpicked because: Brings la dolce vita to the dinner table.

Handpicked because: Beautifully British - Sophie Allport lives and works just outside Lincoln.

Give it to: Mediterranean foodies.

Give it to: A painted lady.

“Perfect for dunking a crusty loaf and scooping up as much olive oil as possible”

“I’d serve homemade lemonade or elderflower cordial in this lovely jug” – Rhoda Parry

– Dan Black

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£19.95

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Our glass teapot features an inbuilt infuser to help you brew from fresh or dried herbs. Comes with a packet of mint seeds, metal plant marker and a booklet of herbal tea recipes. 20 x 8 x 15cm. Capacity: 1l. Handpicked because: Its refreshment potential is clearly obvious. Give it to: Allotment owners with healthy herb harvests. “You know when tea has to be a rich zenlike experience? Well, this pot is for that cup” – Laetitia Maklouf 30428-1

FREE delivery when you spend over £75

£22.95

Bath – FOR HER

Bath

Handpicked Hero

Ortigia Bath & Body Some beauty products look great. Others smell sublime. Ortigia’s do both. Soap: 40g. Bath oil: 200ml. Handcream: 75ml. Bath salts: 75g.

Handcream

Bath Oil

Only the finest natural ingredients make the grade in this range of indulgent products. We’ve chosen two of our favourites: a gift bag containing a neroli and rose reed diffuser and a rosebud-topped organic soap, and a set of three different scented reed diffusers. Gift Bag: reed diffuser 100ml. Soap 200g. Set of 3 diffuser scents: citrus & lavender, green tea & grapefruit, neroli and rose.

Handpicked because: The spectacular packaging is almost too hard to open… until you smell the contents. Bath Salts

Give it to: Any girl with a bathroom and a nose. “Utterly spoiling” – Natasha Cubitt All available in Geranium and Sicilian Lime. 31024 31077 31026 31076 31025

Soap Bath Salts Handcream Four Soaps Bath Oil

£4.95 £4.95 £15.95 £16.95 £27.95

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Handpicked because: These winning combinations look as good as they smell. Give it to: The stressed. One sniff guarantees instant calm. “What a treat to have diffusers for three different rooms” – Jo McGivern 31016-1 Gift Bag 31017-1 Reed Diffuser Set

Branche d’Olive Reed Diffuser

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Heyland & Whittle Gift Bag and Reed Diffuser Set

£24.95 £34.95

If you want to scent your house 24/7, simply place the rattan sticks in the bottle and let them soak up the glorious essential oils. There are four different fragrances presented in a weighty glass bottle that wouldn’t seem out of place on a Fifties’ starlet’s dressing table. Scent lasts for up to two months. Bottle: 100ml. Rattan sticks: 21cm. Refills available online. Handpicked because: This contemporary classic means lights out for the scented candle. Give it to: House-proud sister or mother; aunt (or uncle) with too many dogs. “Calling this air freshener is like describing Chanel as part of the rag trade” – Amanda Fox 30109-1 30109-2 30109-3 30109-4

Thé Vert Garrigue Fleur de Cassis Rose

Compagnie de Provence Bath & Body Range Wish your were en vacances among the olive groves? Waft a south of France atmosphere into your home with our authentic Marseille toiletries. All 300ml and available in Olive & Lavender, Wild Rose and Fresh Verbena.

Robin’s Egg Soaps and Lemon Leaf & Soap Dish Robin’s Eggs is a box of six little speckled soaps containing exfoliating pieces of oatmeal and wheatbran, infused with the soothing extracts of chamomile and meadowsweet. The lemon soap is the kind of throwback we like - and the pretty leaf soap dish will last long after the soap is finished. Robin’s egg soap: 4.5cm each. Lemon soap: 8cm.

£21.95

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Handpicked because: With these it’s like having Spring all year round. Give it to: People who love a pretty bathroom. “Such a gorgeous twist on the traditional guest soap” – Natasha Cubitt 50146-1 Robin’s Egg Soaps 30452-1 Lemon Leaf & Soap Dish

£19.95 £12.95

Handpicked because: Natural ingredients blended with French je ne sais quoi. Give it to: Lovers of simple luxury. “I swear by this brand – they smell and feel gorgeous” – Thomasina Miers Fresh Verbena, Wild Rose and Olive & Lavender. 30384 Handcream £13.95 30382 Foam Bath £9.95 30381 Liquid Soap £9.95

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FOR her – Jewellery

Jewellery Butterfly Meadow Jewellery Stands Your jewellery will appear to float on our stands’ butterflies. Hang necklaces and bracelets from the hooks, use the perforated butterfly wings to keep earrings safe, and the rest can sit neatly in the tray base. Very clever. Metal. 36 x 46 x 15cm. Handpicked because: A fabulously dressy touch for your dressing table. Give it to: Social butterflies with jewellery scattered across their bedroom. 31043-1 Small

£16.95 31042-1 Large £29.95

“Cuts down on frustrating minutes untangling necklaces and pairing earrings” Debora Robertson

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Vintage Glass Bathroom Bottles Fill these scalloped glass bottles with your favourite lotions and potions. Large: 23cm. Small: 17cm. Handpicked because: There’s no easier way to give a bathroom instant glamour. Give it to: Bathing beauties. 31078-1 Small 31079-1 Large

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£7.95 £9.95

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Jewellery – FOR HER

Handpicked Hero

Sterling Silver Starfish Earrings and Necklace

Sterling Silver Necklaces A family of sterling silver birds or double skeleton leaf pendant hang at just the right length to make an impact with any outfit. Sterling silver. Chains can be extended from 40.5 to 45.5cm. Birds: 5cm. Leaf: 3.5 x 2cm. Handpicked because: Bold designs always look eye catching.

Twinkle, twinkle little starfish…these suit young and old alike and will add a subtle shot of glamour to your look. Necklace: Sterling silver snake chain: 46cm. Starfish: 1 x 1cm. Earrings: Sterling silver. 1 x 1cm. Earrings are not returnable. Handpicked because: Everyday jewellery needn’t be boring. Give it to: Shining stars. “For that ‘running barefoot along the nearest beach’ vibe” – Kate O’Donnell 31003-1 Earrings 31005-1 Necklace

£44.95 £49.95

Pearl Tag Necklace & Bracelet We love our bestselling pearl jewellery - there aren’t many pieces that work just as well with jeans as with a little black dress. The simple studs or drop earrings complete the look. All gift-boxed. Freshwater pearls with 925 silver heart tag and toggle clasp. Bracelet 20cm long. Necklace: 45cm long. Drop earrings: 1.5cm long. Earrings are not returnable. Handpicked because: Timeless and ultra-flattering, a girl can’t have enough pearls. Give it to: Your favourite pearly queen. “There are so many people I could give this set to myself included” – Natasha Cubitt

Give it to: The naturally beautiful. “Wear against dark clothing to show them off to their best effect” – Kate O’Donnell

30159-1 Bracelet 30160-1 Necklace 30231-1Stud Earrings 30229-1Drop Earrings

30446-1 Birds in a Row £39.95 31027-1 Leaf £39.95

Temple Beaded Bracelet

£29.95 £44.95 £9.95 £17.95

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Sparkling metallic beads are strung on five cords to create the kind of bracelet that commands attention. Adjustable - one size fits all.

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Handpicked because: The twinkly beads make your wrist look like a disco ball! Give it to: Disco divas. “Get in on the stacking trend” – Eugenie Evans Lombe 31014-1 Grey 31014-2 Black

£24.95

Message Necklaces

Peas in a Pod Necklaces

These simply sweet necklaces come with a printed message card to guarantee good karma. All silver-plated, nickel-free. Chains adjustable from 38 to 43cm. Heart and Wishbone: 0.6cm. Star: 0.8cm.

This jewellery communicates an irresistably lovely message, and dresses up and down equally well. The freshwater pearls nestle in a pod cast in either sterling silver or gold-plate. Gold-plate or sterling silver pendant and chain. Chain: 46cm. Two pea pendant length: 3.7cm. Three pea pendant length: 4cm.

Handpicked because: We love it when sentiment meets style.

Handpicked because: Unusual but pretty jewellery is hard to find.

Give it to: A friend indeed.

Give it to: The other pea in your pod.

“Everyday jewellery that makes a simple statement. Stunning” – Jo McGivern

“Sensual and stunning - one to have and hold for life” – Jo McGivern

31010-1 Sparkle Heart £11.95 31011-1 Lucky Wishbone £17.95 31013-1 Bright Star £14.95

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Gold Two Peas Necklace Gold Three Peas Necklace Silver Two Peas Necklace Silver Three Peas Necklace

£160.00 £166.00 £108.00 £118.00

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FOR HER – YOUNG & FUN

Young & Fun

Disco Mirror Ball Disco divas, your moment has come with our in-house instant party ball. 20cm diameter with metal chain to hang. Handpicked because: Even Monday breakfasts would be improved by a household glitter ball.

3-in-1 Nail Art Pens This does a gorgeously professonal job. Paint nails with the brush, then use the micro nib to draw the design of your choice. Add gems and ta-da! 2 nail art pens, each with a micro nib for drawing, brush for painting, and gems to decorate.

Give it to: Saturday night girls. “You’ll always feel ready to party with this around” – Jo McGivern 31036-1

Lovely

Handpicked because: Salon talons at a fraction of the price.

hung up by

Give it to: Girls with style on their hands.

a window

“Fun meets fashion. Doodle addicts have a brand new canvas to play with” – Amanda Fox 61022-1 Neon 61022-2 Gold/Black

£14.95

to reflect sunlight

£7.95

Heart-Shaped Card Holder If you end up with greeting cards and invitations sliding off the mantelpiece, you need one of these. Instead of chaos, you’ll create a wall-mounted, useful and beautiful scrapbook by slotting in keepsakes. Metal. 51 x 56cm.

Silver Stars Dream Friendship Bracelet Twinkle, twinkle little row of four stars strung on a simple cord and presented on a sweet message card. Silver-plated stars on adjustable 23cm cord.

Handpicked because: Turns correspondence into an everchanging artwork. Give it to: The friend who never RSVPs because she can’t find the invitation.

Handpicked because: Friendship bracelets are always warmly welcomed. Give it to: Your favourite star.

“Use for hanging jewellery too “ – Natasha Cubitt 31089-1

“Wear in multiples because more is more with sophisticated friendship bracelets” – Kate O’Donnell

£12.95

31012-1 Red

£9.95

Blue

£9.95

Earrings, Bracelets, Necklaces Holder

Practical Princess Perfect Wardrobe

This clever spacesaving jewellery holder neatly stores and displays your jewellery. Pop on the inside of a wardrobe, or make a feature by pinning to a wall. 20 x 25cm. Handpicked because: Cute and clever.

Declutter, organise your wardrobe and transform your life in the process, with this guide written by stylist and wardrobe consultant to the stars, Elika Gibbs. Hardback. 19 x 23.5cm.

The World is Your Oyster Travelcard Holder This tactile leather, embossed card holder will keep your travelcard safe. Leather. 9 x 6cm.

Give it to: Literal thinkers. “I want - and need - several” – Thomasina Miers 30275-1

£9.95

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41011-1 Pink 41011-2 Turquoise 41011-3 Brown

£14.95

Handpicked because: This kind of advice can cost hundreds of pounds. Give it to: Friends with too many clothes who never have anything to wear. “Sack the stylist… this book will do the job perfectly and without the attitude” – Gaia Geddes 30405-1

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31012-2

FREE delivery when you spend over £75

£14.95

General Gifts – FOR HER One Line a Day Five-Year Memory Book

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Who has time to write a full diary? Write a simple sentence each day and it’s amazing how the memories will flood back. Beautifully bound with gilt edged pages. Hardcover. 370 pages. 9.5 x 16cm. Handpicked because: Makes it easy to record history in the making.

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Partridge Jewellery Tree

Give it to: The 140 characters or fewer Twitter generation. “I’m addicted to this. It takes me seconds every day but gives hours and hours of memories” – Jo McGivern 50312-1

£10.95

The cute birds perching on swivelling branches keep your baubles safe and easy to access. The base of the jewellery stand is curved to act as a useful tray for rings and other precious items. Transparent acrylic with metal pole. 17 x 36cm.

Handbag Tidy/Pencil/Glasses/ Make-Up Case We love beautiful multi-purpose objects and this slim, smart, sleek luxury French leather case is ideal to slip into your handbag with pens, slim-line glasses, make-up and other small handbag essentials. Leather. 20 x 7 x 5cm.

Handpicked because: Pretty jewellery trees are almost impossible to find, so we were thrilled when we found this one. Give it to: Ruby, Pearl or Gem-ma. 30184-1

£19.95

“Little birds standing guard over my jewellery! - Charming & useful in equal measure” Laetitia Maklouf

Handpicked because: Too useful to ignore.

“I use this for my sewing supplies

Give it to: Ladies with cluttered handbags. 30412-1 Pink 30412-2 Brown 30412-3 Blue

and stamps!” Amanda Fox

£24.95

Hammamas Towels These are based on classic Turkish bath towels. Lightweight but super-absorbent, they make great looking sarongs, handy baby wraps, tablecloths, picnic rugs and chair throws. 100% cotton. 150 x 90cm. Handpicked because: If these were any more versatile they’d be running the country. Give it to: The alfresco aunt, uncle and their children. “I once spent hours tracking down a fabled stall in a Syrian souq that sold these!” – Tom Barber

Classic

Original

ila Sport Personal Alarm Pedometer This fantastic pedometer with built-in alarm makes exercising safer. Light and easy to carry, the pedometer displays distance travelled information as well as calories burnt, and comes with an easy to activate alarm if the user finds herself in a threatening situation. Pedometer, calorie counter and 130dB siren combined. 9.5 x 4.5 x 3.5cm. 30297-1

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40462-1 Classic - White & Stone 40462-2 Classic - White & Red 40462-3 Classic - White & Blue

40395-5 Original Denim 40395-2 Original Pink 40395-4 Original Sand

£29.95

£21.95

Touchscreen Gloves These clever gloves allow you to use the touch screen of your phone without exposing your fingers to the elements. Carbon fibre tipped fleece gloves with adjustable wrist strap. One size fits all. 31031-1

£24.95

£19.50

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Classic Calligraphy Set Beautifully crafted letters in this day of electronic communication are very special to receive; get creative with this beautiful Italian calligraphy set. Contains 8 coloured inks and a wooden pen with 2 nibs.

Jewellery Roll This smart leather jewellery case will keep your baubles on sparkling form wherever they’re taken. Its neat size is ideal to keep safely in your handbag when travelling. Deep zipped inside pocket, second inside zipped pocket, 4 pairs of earrings storage and ring roll. 14cm long when open.

Handpicked because: Perfect for making invitations and dinner party place names look fabulous.

Handpicked because: Earrings at the bottom of your washbag is never a good idea.

Give it to: Ladies of letters.

Give it to: Owners of large jewellery boxes.

“Makes letter writing a whole lot more pleasurable for writer and reader” – Lucy Cleland 30315-1

“Not enough people understand the necessity of jewellery rolls” – Gaia Geddes

£24.95

31090-1 Turquoise 31090-2 Navy

Cosy Beanie, Arm Warmers and Snood

Scented Foot Warmers

Our huggable set of classic cable knits will keep you cosy this winter. All 100% acrylic and machine washable. We recommend wiping for the Beanie to preserve the fur.

Soothe and warm tired feet with these dual-insert microwaveable warmers. They’re a fantastic take on traditional slippers and contain natural wheat infused with rose, lavender and neroli essential oils that relieve many conditions such as arthritis and poor circulation. 100% cotton. Fits up to a UK size 7.

Handpicked because: Neutral colours mean you can wear them with anything.

Handpicked because: Slippers given the ultimate upgrade.

Give it to: Bugs that want to be snug. “Get Keira’s off-duty look” – Eugenie Evans Lombe 31028-1 31029-1 31029-2 31030-1 31030-2

Beanie - String Arm Warmer - Praline Arm Warmer - String Snood - Praline Snood - String

Give it to: Dog walkers and other footsore friends. “A great gift for anyone living in a chilly country pad” – Georgie Coleridge Cole

£27.95 £24.95 £24.95 £29.95 £29.95

31006-1 Taupe Meadow 31006-2 Blue Rosebud

ila DUSK Personal Alarm

£24.95

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This ingenious alarm dangles prettily from a handbag or keyring for easy and quick access, but don’t be fooled by its shiny good looks. In vulnerable situations, you can lose your voice. Traditional personal safety devices sound like car alarms - and can be ignored. The ila Dusk emits a scream-like yell, which research has shown others are more likely to respond to, and scare off any attacker. To activate pull the chain at the base & replace to de-activate. Battery life is 3 years. Emits a 130 decibel scream that lasts for at least 10 minutes. 8 x 3.5cm. a

Leather Boasting and Business Card Envelopes This smart leather envelope is the perfect size for ten or so photographs (any more and boasting becomes boring). Great for receipts too. The small envelope is ideal for business cards. Boasting: 20 x 13cm. Business card: 11.5 x 7 cm.

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Handpicked because: Makes them safer without compromising their style.

Handpicked because: Carry precious photographs with you without the fear of damaging them.

Give it to: Cherished wives, girlfriends, daughters and best friends. “An alarm that looks great, so you can put it somewhere visible and accessible” – Natasha Cubitt

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30216-5 (a) Blue Blossom 30216-6 (c) Leopard 30216-3 (b) Chinese Flowers 30216-7 (d) Light Pink Flowers More colours available online £19.50

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Give it to: Granny, grandpa, new mums and delirious dads. “Stop the digital revolution and start printing keepsakes” – Eugenie Evans Lombe Both available in Navy, Pink and Turquoise. 31086 Boasting £24.95 31087 Business Card £15.95

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LUXURY – FOR HER

Handpicked Hero Wilbur & Gussie Coco Bag This has pedigree. It’s designed in the style of a Thirties evening bag and features a bee clasp inspired by the designer’s grandmother’s collection of brooches. Includes dust bag. 20 x 14 x 5cm. Handpicked because: Perfect to make the transition from daytime chic to evening glamour. Give it to: Those who know dancing around your handbag really isn’t cool. 31093-1 Black Glitter

£249.95

Wilbur & Gussie Charlie Clutch Bags This envelope-style clutch with optional wrist strap features an internal pocket for cash and credit cards. 21 x 12cm. Handpicked because: It’s just the right size for essentials and, more importantly, an evening of glamour. Give it to: The sister who knows bags of glamour when she sees it.

“1930’s Hollywood glamour. Wear with skinny jeans

30410-1 Gold 30410-5 Multi Glitter 30410-4 Purple Satin

and a boyfriend jacket for a cool, modern vibe” Kate O’Donnell

£139.95

Vogue: The Covers

Belts with Interchangeable Buckles This genius set includes a leather belt and two different buckles so that you can instantly change your look. Filigree: brown belt, antique brass buckles. Flower: black belt, silver buckles. Gift-boxed. Belt width 4cm.

Filigree

Handpicked because: Some days mean jeans and sparkle, others are more low-key.

Handpicked because: The evolution of fashion, art, photography and stylish life as we know it.

Give it to: The neatly waisted. “In these days of miniscule baggage allowances, this is a great gift for the smart traveller” – Debora Robertson 31070-1 Filigree Small (80cm) 31070-2 Filigree Medium (90cm) 31070-3 Filigree Large (100cm)

This history of the iconic fashion magazine chronicles over 100 years of the images that influence past and present style. Hardback. 272 pages. 31 x 23cm.

Flower

Give it to: Cover girls. “Every discerning coffee table should be dressed with this” – Eugenie Evans Lombe

31088-1 Flower Small (80cm) 31088-2 Flower Medium (90cm) 31088-3 Flower Large (100cm) £64.95

31049-1

£34.95

Ultimate Pure Silk Dressing Gown, Pyjamas and Pillowcase Pamper yourself with the best ever reason to enjoy an early night. Our luxurious nightwear and pillowcase are created from the finest grade of silk and are the ultimate in spoiling. 100% silk. Small (size 8-10); Medium (size 12-14); Large (size 16-18). Pillowcase: 50 x 75cm. Handpicked because: Did you know that silk contains proteins that naturally enhance the skin? Give it to: Sleeping beauties. “Total glamour. Perfect for recreating fashion’s current love affair with bedroom looks” – Kate O’Donnell All available in Small, Medium, and Large 31065 31066 31067 31068 31069

Dressing Gown Nude Dressing Gown Black Pyjamas Nude Pyjamas Black Pillowcase Ivory

£189.95 £189.95 £189.95 £189.95 £54.95

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FOR HER – Luxury

Peony & Moore Leather Slouch Bag

Handbag Book The place to write things down - and keep track of them - while on the move. Iguana embossed cover with grosgrain ribbon. 144 pages. 15 x 10cm.

You cannot go wrong with this stylish and practical bag, whether buying for yourself or as a gift. In gorgeously soft leather and with just the right number of internal pockets, this slouchy bag fits perfectly under your arm, so you’ll forget you’re using it. Shoulder strap & detachable across body strap, 116cm. Handles, 26cm. 2 large external pockets, 3 internal pockets and a zip pocket. Cotton striped lining. With protective dustbag. 39 x 33 x 10cm.

Handpicked because: Life becomes much easier when you stop using the backs of envelopes and receipts for important information. Give it to: Idea generators and list makers.

Handpicked because: It’s the kind of high fashion but practical bag that tends to attract a waiting list.

31032-1 Navy 31032-2 Red

Give it to: Your favourite fashionista. 30401-2 Navy 30401-4 Tan

£24.95

£219.95

“Bags this good and at this price don’t come around often” Georgie Coleridge Cole

Handbag Tidy £24.95 (p.29)

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Handpicked Hero

New lower price!

Five-Way Cashmere Poncho 100% cashmere wrap/scarf/stole/ poncho and shrug. Really. The shape-shifting of the cashmere poncho is possible because of a clever trick with mother-of-pearl buttons (a pretty design feature in their own right). Gift-boxed with instructions on the five different ways of wearing it. 100% cashmere. 136 x 70cm approx when unbuttoned.

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Savannah Leather Shopper

Handpicked because: Lends chic warmth to black tie, school runs, and dinner parties.

This clean-lined eco-chic leather shopper is as at home on the school run as in a smart boutique. We’re also fans of its ethical credentials. It’s handmade from leather dyed using extracts of bark and plants by a cooperative of 40 families in Rajasthan. Leather “We all need a is untreated so has a naturally weathered look. Lined in pretty season-less printed cotton. 34 x 14 x 28cm.

Give it to: Chilled women everywhere. “Beautiful. Five gorgeous garments in one” – Fabia McDougall 31062-1 31062-2 31062-3 31062-4 31062-5 31062-6

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Ultimate Fluffy Slipper Boots These ankle-length, fluffy and Sherpa fleece-lined boots might make you stay quite happily indoors all winter. Machine washable. Handpicked because: No more draughty ankles. Give it to: Owners of houses that whistle when it’s windy.

our It-bag” Georgie Coleridge Cole

Give it to: Could-be-even-morebeautiful people. 30329-1

£99.95

shopper alongside

Handpicked because: Indulges our passion for fashion and support of Fair Trade.

£89.95

Ultra Cosy Boot Liners Some so-called boot liners are merely cuffs. Ours line the entire boot, something you’ll be thrilled about in the depths of a field in February. Faux fur top and fleece inners. Machine washable. Handpicked because: Ask your toes. Give it to: Winter walkers and anyone whose feet get the blues.

“Snug as a bug, yes please!” – Georgie Coleridge Cole

“Phew - another layer between me and the elements” – Amanda Fox

31021-1 Small (size 3-4) 31021-2 Medium (size 5-6) 31021-3 Large (size 7-8)

30397-1 Size 3-5 30397-2 Size 6-8

£29.95

£39.95

Ultra Cosy Tippet Scarf

Softest Leather Gloves We all ‘ooh-ed’ collectively when we first saw and felt these. Butter soft leather with a silk lining and just long enough to keep wrists warm too. Leather with silk lining.

These elegant faux fur scarves keep the wearer snug and cosy without adding bulk. Machine washable at 40 degrees and cool tumble dry. Faux fur. 94 x 11cm.

Handpicked because: Quite simply, these are the perfect leather gloves.

Handpicked because: Adds warmth and panache to any outfit

Give it to: Someone who understands old-fashioned quality and craftsmanship.

Give it to: Mums on the run.

“These are what the glove box is for” – Natasha Cubitt 31064-1 Berry S/M (size 7) 31064-2 Berry M/L (size 8)

31064-3 Mocca S/M (size 7) 31064-4 Mocca M/L (size 8) £64.95

“Elegant and ethical - we like” – Jo McGivern 30398-1 Black 30398-2 Brown

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£29.95

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Retox and Detox Pamper Packs

Tired eyes will welcome this luxurious silk mask infused with real lavender. 100% silk backed with cotton velour. Dry clean only.

Before a hard night on the tiles, indulge with the retox intensive pampering package. When the party is over, you’ll sleep easy after indulging with the detox revitalising care package. Retox includes: cucumber & aloe vera face mask, wild rose revitalising eye pads, jojoba revitalising hair mask, aromatherapy foot cream. Detox includes: pomegranate & pawpaw face mask, grape & ginseng eye gel pads, almond oil leave-in hair mask, shea butter & peach kernel softening foot cream.

31046-1 Pink 31046-2 Blue Birds

31084-1 Retox 31084-2 Detox

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Lavender Infused Silk Eye Mask

Wash Me Wear Me Embroidered Bag

Genius. One half of this bag is for dirties, the others for cleanies. Both sides zip up, and the entire thing squashes easily into a suitcase. 100% cotton zip-up bag. 21.5 x 53cm when flat.

£9.95

£7.95

50198-1 £14.95

Lingerie and Shoe Bags These linen bags offer a smart way of keeping delicates and shoes protected, or laundry separate in your suitcase. Prettily embroidered and has drawstring ties. 100% cotton. 37 x 37cm. 30223-1 Lingerie 30235-1 Shoe

Fifty Dresses that Changed the World

£12.95

Quick Drying Hair Turban

Heart & Rosebud Soap

Made of clever microfibres, this dries hair ultra-quickly, saving time and split ends, as less time is needed on the hairdryer. Comes in a travel bag.

This beautifully boxed heartshaped soap smells as divine as it looks. Rose scented. Made with goat’s milk. 41g.

30409-1 £9.95

31072-1 £6.95

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Even if you lock a hotel room from the inside, you can’t always control who can access it from the outside. Jam our door alarm wedge under the door and it will be harder to open, plus it will emit an ear-splitting alarm if the door is moved. Also alerts parents if children try and open the door. Great for peace of mind for travellers and students in communal accommodation. Alarm triggered when door opened, emitting a 130dB siren. 14 x 6 x 3cm.

30318-1 £12.95

This Works Beauty Baubles

KeepCup is the first barista-standard reusable cup. It’s the same size and shape as a standard takeaway cup, meaning end to paper or plastic takeaways. BPA-free. 340ml (12oz).

These baubles are designed to be hung on a Christmas tree to make the festive season extra beautiful. Sleep Balm is a soothing combination of potent lavender, vertivert and camomile to aid sleep. Shimmer Balm delivers instant radiance in a handbagfriendly pot. Dab the balm containing monoi oil, cocoa butter and rose oils to hydrate and scent, you’re good to go. Both 10g.

85115-4 Turquoise 85115-5 Charcoal

31035-1 Sleep Balm 31035-2 Shimmer Balm

50250-1 Blue 50250-3 Red

50250-2 Black £18.00

Environmentally Friendly KeepCup

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Affectionately known as the ‘frocks that rock’, the iconic dresses described have all had a huge impact on the world of fashion, design and life as we know it. Hardback. 22 x 16cm.

£8.95

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£9.95

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Pantry Recipe Box This doesn’t quite come with a lock and key, but does provide a safe home for your special recipes. It perfectly fits major supermarket recipe cards. Cardboard with 6 dividers. BEST 23 x 11 x 17cm. 85063-1

Ladybird and Butterfly Bowls Mum Knows Best Brilliant tips to help save anyone who curdles custard and shrieks at headlice. Hardback. 256 pages. 14 x 18cm.

We’re all a-flutter about these adorably pretty bowls featuring embossed ladybirds and butterflies. They bring summer into canapé hour, and add chic to a sideboard or dressing table. Ceramic. Butterfly: 5 x 14cm. Ladybird: 7 x 14cm. 31081-1 Butterfly 85133-1 Ladybird £5.95

31073-1 £8.95

£7.95

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Over-Worked Mother’s Bath Oil and Harassed Cook Soap These natural bath and body products will sooth and calm mothers who do too much. Bath oil: contains chamomile, seaweed extract, wild thyme and lavender oils. 250ml. Soap: Fragranced with sandalwood and myrrh. 100g. 31074-1 Bath Oil 31075-1 Soap

£6.95 £3.95

Bread and Apple Bird Feeders

File O’Pegs One Egg Frying Pan This dinky non-stick frying pan isn’t just cute, it’s the ideal size to fry one perfect egg. Non-stick. 24 x 12cm. 85131-1 Pink 85131-2 Ivory

£4.95

Filing will never be the same with this pack of eleven different pegs with useful (and original) messages ranging from “File” and “Pay” to “Not My Problem”. Label sizes vary, from 4cm wide. Standard peg 7.5cm long.

Pretty Washing Up Gloves

31000-1 £12.95

31080-1 £4.95

Our spotty pink pals will make you feel marginally better about scrubbing off dried-on scrambled eggs. Latex/PVC. One size.

Watch the birds flock with these clever bird feeders. A note from the RSPB - soaked bread is easier for birds to digest, and brown is better than white. Apple feeder: 20cm high. Bread feeder: 17cm high. 95077-1 Apple Feeder 95078-1 Bread Feeder £4.95

Present Wrapping Storage Bag

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Animal Milk or Cream Jugs Which is your favourite? The adorable kitty with pouring paw or elephant with clever trunk? There’s a new pet for everyone with our porcelain animal creamers. Porcelain china. Approx 9(h)cm. 85141-1 Elephant 85141-3 Cat 85141-5 Duck

Bird Kitchen Roll Holder

Your kitchen rolls will look much more cheery with a cute 85141-2 Dog birdie perched on 85141-4 Cow the top. Metal. 23 x 45cm. 85141-6 Rabbit £4.95 85096-1 £9.95

This consigns sessions of hunt the Sellotape/scissors/ wrapping paper to history. There are ten external pockets, a huge central one, and a drawstring closure. 27 x 10 x 58cm. 40381-1

£14.95

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Herb Cutting Scissors & Cleaning Comb These nifty five-bladed scissors snip herbs without crushing them, and will have you chopping with the speed of a professional chef. Includes cleaning comb. 22.5 x 5 x 22.5cm. 85143-1 £9.95

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Hanging Heart Photo Frames

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Make a design statement with this pretty and useful answer to boring Post-It notes. Includes 480 assorted sized sticky notes. Tin size: 11 x 16cm.

These are worth saving up very special photographs for. They are wonderful frames to have on a bedside table so the first thing you see every morning are your favourite people. Wood. Twin: 24 x 13 x 3cm. Single: 13 x 13 x 3cm.

50227-1 Butterflies 50227-2 Birds

30341-1 Twin 30463-1 Single

Sticky Notes in Tin

£9.95

£9.95 £6.95

ila Pebble Personal Alarm

Little Letter Sewing Kit

This cute little alarm will sit usefully on your keyring and, if you feel in danger, emits a piercing high-decibel alarm when activated at a push of a button (a clever catch ensures you cannot activate it by mistake). 5cm.

These cuties contain scissors, 15 needles, 10 reels of cotton, thimble, tape measure, unpicker, pin cushion, buttons and safety pins. 13 x 9.5 x 5cm. 31041-1 Red 31041-2 Blue £9.95

50213-1 Red with Polka Dots 50213-2 Black Swirl £9.95

Jumbo Fold-Up Bag It’s recycled, fits in everything including the kitchen sink, and scrumples up to almost nothing. Store seasonal clothes and toys, keep winter blankets out of harm’s way, or take abroad in case you shop till you drop. Recycled plastic. 28 x 55 x 48cm. 50189-1 Retro Spot 50189-2 Paisley Rose 50189-3 Alphabet

Wildlife File Folders Vintage butterfly, birds and other images from the natural world give these office essentials that covetable touch. Heavyweight paper. 12 loose folders per pack with 1/3 cut tabs. Holds A4 paper. 31063-1 Butterflies 31063-2 Flora & Fauna £11.95

Personal Library Kit It is frustrating to lend books and never see them again. With this kit, both you and the BEST SELLER borrower will be able to keep tabs on whose it is / who has it. And don’t we all have ‘Shhhh’ fantasies about being the librarian doing the stamping? Includes 20 adhesive pockets and checkout cards, date stamp and inkpad. 50343-1

£5.95

£12.95

Can’t Sleep Write Now Notebook

Large Silver Tealight Holder Treat yourself to this sparkling tealight holder to make a statemen t either on its own or grouped with others. Recycled glass and silver. 9cm high. 40424-1 £5.95

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Trolley Keyring No more thwarted visits to the supermarket where a silly amount of time can be spent searching for a pound coin. Leather. 3.5 x 3cm Ring and chain length: 6cm. 31018-1 Turquoise 31018-2 Pink

£8.95

Labrador Keyring

keyring is This oversized flexible -loving a perfect helper for dog . cm 7.5 x friends. 10 31082-1 £4.95

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How many great ideas/inventions have been lost because they came to someone at night who did not write them down? Sleep therapists advise writing down your thoughts at night to stop your mind racing. This bedside journal includes writing prompts and quotes about sleep and night. 200 pages. 18.5 x 13cm. 50311-1 £10.95

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For Him

Sandalwood Candle Rekindle an old flame with this reassuringly masculine scented sandalwood candle. 100% natural. Handmade in the USA using soy wax and 100% natural essential oils. 40 hours burning time.

Ultimate Leather Wash Bag £54.95 (see online)

Handpicked because: Candles aren’t just for girls. Give it to: Atmosphere appreciators. “Has ‘bachelor pad’ written all over it” – Georgie Coleridge Cole 21025-1

£37.95

Scout Soap Dish £21.95 (p.39)

Geo. F. Trumper Travel Shaving Brush This classic shaving brush comes in a travel case, and features a smart looking faux ivory handle. It guarantees a comfortable shave every time so is particularly good for sensitive types. Handpicked because: Badger hair is best for shaving because, like human hair, it absorbs water. The more water a brush can hold the better the lather and shave will be. Give it to: Frequent fliers who are bored of airline restrictions on liquids. “The case is such a clever idea – an end to soggy washbags” – Natasha Cubitt 21065-1 £34.95

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Top 10 New Gifts for MEN

Corkcicle

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No more messy ice buckets or emergency ice cubes - use the clever Corkcicle to keep wine chilled from the inside. Simply open your prechilled wine bottle, pour out just a sip’s worth to avoid overflow (it’s always good to have a sip or two before the guests arrive) and insert the pre-frozen Corkcicle. Your wine will then stay chilled and you simply remove the Corkcicle from the bottle prior to pouring. Afterwards, hand wash and re-freeze for next use. Filled with a thermal gel designed to hold its temperature. Handpicked because: A clean and tidy alternative to an ice bucket? Give it to: Disorganised drinkers. “My favourite thing in our kitchen” – Tom Barber

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Engraved Flasks

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Star Wars Art Comics Collection

Star Wars debuted on the comic book page in 1977 and this book brings together the very best artwork from the history of Star Wars comics publishing, hand-selected and curated by George Lucas. It showcases original art from the world’s top comic artists including interior pages and fully painted covers, as well as new work created exclusively for this book. Hardback. 180 pages. 27 x 32cm

Your everyday stainless steel hip flask, created to fit snugly in a pocket and with a range of amusing engravings. Cheers! Handpicked because: A tactile flask is an essential component of any man’s outdoor kit. Give it to: Chaps who know exactly what hair of the dog means. “Perfect pocket-size vessels for your tipple of choice” – Dan Black

£24.95 £24.95 £26.95

20325-1 Hair of the Dog (3oz) 20325-2 Salut (3oz) 20325-3 Three Sheets to the Wind (5oz)

£19.95

Handpicked because: Darth Vadar fans would destroy the universe to get hold of this. Give it to: If I Am Your Father, I’ll probably like it. “My husband loves this. My son sleeps with it. My brother visits just to browse through it” – Jo McGivern 21034-1

£24.95

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Casual Waxed Leather Belt

Showing a bit of boxer might be en vogue for teenagers, but is not a look one would encourage for those a little more mature. This classic brown belt will look as good on jeans as cords, and keep everything as it should be! 3.3cm wide. Handpicked because: A staple every wardrobe needs multiples of. Give it to: The suited, booted but not belted.

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Medium (Fits 86-91cm) Large (Fits 94-99cm) Extra Large (Fits 102-107cm)

Hours could be spent drooling over this collection of over 50 of the most important and delectable British cars designed between 1907 and the present day, from the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost to the Jaguar XK180. Each car is stunningly photographed and its history, design and performance highlighted. Hardback. 288 pages. 24 x 30cm. Handpicked because: A passionate book about a passionate subject.

“This classic belt is ageless” – Amanda Fox 21044-1 21044-2 21044-3

British Auto Legends

Give it to: Petrol heads.

£24.95

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£29.95

FREE delivery when you spend over £75

“Even I can see the appeal of this as a coffee table book” Natasha Cubitt

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Outdoor Lighter in Leather Case It will take a hurricane to blow this classic out. Presented in a smart pouch to prevent pockets becoming scented with eau de petrol. Stainless steel flip top lighter in leather pouch with metal belt clip. Spare flints and wick included. Gift-boxed. Handpicked because: Matches are too unreliable to use outdoors. Give it to: Smokers and bonfire enthusiasts. “Not even the Great British weather can dampen this…” – Tom Barber 21021-1

Leather Weekender Bag and Satchel

£16.95

Scout Soap Dish This ceramic soap dish is stamped with the Scout motto ‘I pledge to lead by example, to be true and brave.’ Niagara china. 11 x 9cm.

Use for cuff links by the bed side or stamps on the desk

Manbags are tricky things. We hunted far and wide to find our favourites and love these handmade modern leather designs that are spacious, sturdy and good-looking. The Satchel is the perfect working life or day bag whilst the timeless Weekender is ideal for a short trip’s travelling essentials. It has an inner zipped compartment and mobile phone holder, as well as two pockets on the outside that snap shut. Both: handmade leather, lined with cotton. Weekender: 46.5 x 36 x 19cm. Handles 55cm. Satchel: brass fittings. 35.5 x 29 x 10cm. Adjustable strap 168cm long.

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Handpicked because: A true way to a clean start to the day.

Handpicked because: These are timeless classics.

Give it to: Your scout.

Give it to: Men with worn-out pockets.

“Inspiring words to read first thing in the morning and last thing at night” – Kate O’Donnell 21024-1

“Smart manly luggage – a beautiful present your man will love”– Amanda Fox 21059-1 21060-1

£21.95

Berlin Weekender Bag Amsterdam Satchel

£174.95    £124.95

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Sheepskin Moccasin Slippers

No More Clothes! NAKED Laundry Bag

Admit it, you can almost hear their feet sighing with gratitude? These classic slippers will be hard to take off. Cornish sheepskin with suede sole.

When the drawstring on this super strong nylon bag can no longer close, he won’t have anything left to wear. 56 x 89cm.

Handpicked because: British sheep help make these the cosiest slippers you’ll ever wear.

Handpicked because: Reminds chaps that laundry day isn’t an annual event.

Give it to: Big foot.

Give it to: The brother with a limited wardrobe. “Smart manly luggage – a beautiful present your man will love” – Eugenie Evans Lombe 21015-1

£14.95

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Size 7 Size 8 Size 9 Size 10 Size 11 Size 12

£49.95

“Instant tootsie toastiness. All they need is a chair, a fire and a good book and they’ll be in heaven” Kate O’Donnell

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FOR Him – Wine

Wine Lovers BEST

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Normann Copenhagen Cognac Glasses

Handpicked because: Eau de vie deserves nothing less. Give it to: Serious drinkers. “These look quirky, but they really enhance the aroma of the cognac” – Debora Robertson

£34.95

Decanter Drainer Drinking your favourite vintage is fun. Cleaning it afterwards can be dangerous. This collapsible decanter drainer lets your crystal drip-dry in one piece. Dismantles for storage. 30cm high.

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We’ve long been fans of the shape of this particular kind of decanter. Its wide base really helps enhance the wine’s bouquet combining practicality with gorgeous design. Glass with oak stopper. Capacity: 2 Litres. Handpicked because: Beautiful when empty, practical when in use, and fantastic value. “Such an elegant and contemporary design – and I love the idea of an unbreakable stopper” – Debora Robertson 40369-1

£24.95

Scarlett Willow’s The Cast and Very Vintage Placemats, Serving Mats and Coasters Handmade in the UK these coasters, serving and placemats are printed with reproductions of some of the world’s finest wine labels and prettiest casting flies. Gift-boxed. Placemats: Set of 4. 29 x 21.5cm. Serving mats: Set of 2. 38 x 30cm. Coasters: Set of 4. 10 x 10cm. Handpicked because: Scarlett Willow specialises in placemats of such exceptional quality that they’ve graced Bafta tables for five years running.

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Give it to: Fly fishermen and wine lovers tend to be fans of the finer things in life. “Transform a table into something very elegant” – Natasha Cubitt

Handpicked because: You’ll feel safe to use the wedding present instead of leaving it in the cupboard gathering dust.

All available in Very Vintage and The Cast 21075 Serving Mats set of 2 £42.95 21067 Placemats set of 4 £44.95 21068 Coasters set of 4 £24.95

Give it to: The father-in-law whose wine cellar you’d like to keep on drinking. “For friends with a taste for life’s finer things“ – Charlotte Mackaness 20333-1

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Give it to: Friends with good taste.

A cognac glass has many functions. It has to help the drinker appreciate bouquet, maintain the right temperature, hold the right volume, and feel good in the hand while the amber nectar is swirled around. Our version shapes up to perfection, combining function with style. Set of 2. 11(d) x 7(h)cm.

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Decanter with Oak Stopper

£14.95

Decantus Wine Aerating

Silver-Plated Cartridge Wine Coaster This weighty wine coaster is ideal for sporting lunches, stylish dinner parties, and even on the dressing table to take care of cufflinks and coins. Silver-plated. 5.5(h) x 11.5(w) cm. 21040-1 £37.95

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Giant Crown Bottle Opener This traditionally designed bottle opener is larger than the beer bottle itself. Brass & nickel-plated. Gift-boxed. 20(l) x 8.5(w)cm. 21005-1

£19.95

Pourer

Experience softer tannins, increased bouquet and enhanced flavour with this unique wine aerating pourer. It is the only one on the market proven to reduce sulp hites by an average of 56%. Great for when you’ve drunk all the red wine you let brea the but the party is still going – it is as quick to work as pouring the wine. Plastic. 7.5cm. 20287-1 £17.95

FREE delivery when you spend over £75

Wine – FOR Him

Wine Breather Carafe BEST

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You won’t believe how quickly this ingenious 2 in 1 carafe works, decanting and adding oxygen to your wine using only the force of gravity. Pop the carafe on top of your bottle, turn upside down and the wine will flow through the breather located inside the neck of the decanter. You can then either serve in the decanter or pour back into the bottle to serve. Glass. Specially designed collar on decanter spout enables drip free passage of wine from the bottle and back. 21cm. Handpicked because: 120 seconds to perfection.

“Once you use it, you will swear by it”

Give it to: Quick drinkers. 20292-1

Dan Black

£46.95

Rechargeable Corkscrew

Whisky Tasting Company Regional Selection

Enjoy a unique opportunity to sample limited edition whiskies drawn from a single oak cask, the most premium form of single malt. This selection contains whiskies from the Highlands Islands, Speyside and Islay, Scotland’s most famous whisky producing regions. Tasting cards for each single malt are included and give detailed information for each whisky. Includes: 5 x 30ml whiskies, 5 whisky tasting cards and whisky tasting mat. Gift-boxed.

Decantus Wine Aerator

Handpicked because: Like very grown up pick ‘n’ mix.

Give it to: The family sommelier.

Give it to: Dram queens. “A great way of honing your palate” – Debora Robertson 21027-1

This amazing gadget is super efficient and can open 50 or more bottles in one charge. It easily slices through corks and modern cork replacements and comes with foil cutter. Rechargeable cordless system. Handpicked because: This gets the party started in 5 seconds flat.

Give it to: Owners of vast cellars.

We’re talking serious curves. This graceful aerator, in the shape of a Greek amphora vase, delivers maximum oxygen to wine as you pour. Includes a base, velvet storage pouch and cleaning brush. Acrylic. Handpicked because: Great looking set for serious connoisseurs. “We’ve tried this in blind tastings and it really does work” – Natasha Cubitt 20150-1

£39.95

“Great value, cool design and bound to please every gadget-loving male” Georgie Coleridge Cole

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£29.95

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£36.95

Deluxe Lever-Arm Corkscrew Set

rn to putting Once used you’ll never retu the cork half ing out your back and leav up glides and arm the pull ply Sim behind. : metal ding inclu set your cork. Five-piece lay disp per, stop g chin mat , lever-arm er and a spare stand, twist action foil cutt . xed -bo Gift m. wor w corkscre 21031-1

£39.95

Roll-Around Decanter

Take a look at our decante r’s unusual base. Its wide surface area helps aerate wine, and you can help the process alon g by rolling it around on its slip-free mat . Glass with silicone mat. Holds up to 3 bottles of wine. 28(h) x 22(d)cm. 40369-1 £24.95

Cool Breather Wine Decanter White wine benefits as much as red wine from breathing and now you can cool it and let it breathe at the same time. Attach the decanter over the bottle, turn the entire thing over, and wine will cascade without a single drop being spilt, and then get cooled by the central cooling stick. Glass, silicone, steel and plastic. 29.5(h) x 8(d)cm. Capacity: 1 litre. 21014-1

£47.95

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Ultimate Log Sack Makes easy work of carting the logs into the house. Also useful as a trug for clearing clippings and pruned branches in the garden. Canvas with rubber coated lining. 68cm long.

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Stargazer’s Stellarscope

Handpicked because: Lightens the load when it comes to winter chores.

A great introduction to the night skies. Dials around the outside of the barrel should be set to the hour and date required, and it shows the stars and constellations visible on an accurate, computergenerated disc within. The star map can be referred to through the focusing viewfinder with one eye, whilst alternatively observing the real night sky with the other, making identification quick and easy. Has latitude compensation rings, northern hemisphere mapping and night illumination. 19 x 4cm viewing map. Only works in northern hemisphere between latitudes of 20 - 60 degrees.

Give it to: Firemen. “Useful and good-looking” – Tom Barber 40129-1

£29.95

Handpicked because: Unusual and thoughtful. Give it to: The star in your life.

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“Now you can identify more than just ‘The Plough’” – Tom Barber 20298-1

£29.95

Portable Food Smoker It’s just like your mother warned you: once you start to smoke it quickly becomes a habit. This is incredibly easy to use, and perfect on the beach or riverside, or simply at home. Don’t just use for fish - meats such as venison, chicken and duck taste sublime smoked too. Includes 2 bags of oak-smoked sawdust. Enough room for 2 3lb salmon pieces which would take fifteen minutes to cook. Stainless steel. 36 x 28 x 10cm. Handpicked because: Offers a radically different way to enjoy your food. Give it to: Gourmets and fishermen on the go. 20296-1

£59.95

“Home smoking is addictive and much simpler

than you might think” Debora Robertson

Silver-Plated Shot Cartridge & Stirrup Cups This gorgeous silver drinking set is destined to become a family heirloom. Cartridge contains 8 cups with numbered bottoms. Silver-plated. Gift-boxed. 9.5 x 5 x 5cm. Each cup is 4.5cm high. Handpicked because: This shoots straight when it comes to a great gift. Give it to: Grown up tots. “Use a few times and pretend they’ve been in the family for generations” – Tom Barber 20206-1

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Combat Survival Kit Where to start? A snap knife, firestarter steel, combat wire saw, candle, compass and fishing kit are part of this 19part kit. He might think he’s prepared. Now he will be. Box size: 12 x 10 x 3cm. Also includes: sewing kit, matches, emergency whistle, signalling mirror, pencil, safety pins, snare wire, cotton wool, 10 water purication tablets, accident report form, survival instructions. Phew! 21019-1

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Take Everywhere Binoculars These neat-sized 8 x 21 binoculars have red coated lenses to help reduce glare and make out the smallest of detail. Comes with case, lens cloth and manual. Gift-boxed. 8 x 21 binocular. 9.2 x 10.5 x 3.3cm.

£19.95

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Water Wars Water Pistol Game This waterpistol and vest set for two turns messing around with water guns into something far more exciting, because the targets on our water vests turn red when hit. Includes 2 water pistols & 2 vests. Vests turn back to white when dry. Age 8+.

iPhone Ferrari Driver Turn your iPhone into the controller of a remote controlled 1:50 Ferrari Enzo. An authentic Ferrari Dashboard and attention to detail makes you feel like you’re driving the real thing. Well, almost. Compatible with iPhones 3 & 4, iPod Touch, iPad 1 & 2. Requires free driving app to be downloaded . Batteries and screwdriver included. Car size: 9 x 4 x 2cm.

Handpicked because: Like paintball but without the sting. Give it to: The wet & wild. “My son enjoyed this as much as my husband” – Amanda Fox

£19.95

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Clocky Runaway Alarm Clock Never oversleep again with this runaway alarm clock. Clocky gives you one chance to get up. But if you don’t act fast it will jump off the nightstand and wheel around your room, beeping until you turn it off. Snooze time from 0-9 mins. Jumps up to 3 feet. Has a ‘disable wheels’ function. 4 x AA batteries required (not included). Handpicked because: You’ll never be late for work, a date or Sunday lunch with the parents again. Give it to: Sleepy. “Perfect for fans of the snooze button” – Natasha Cubitt 21018-1

Joseph Joseph Record Worktop Saver

£39.95

Our record motif worktop saver is created from toughened glass with non-slip rubber feet. Lifetime guarantee against breakage. 30(d) x 0.4cm. 21047-1

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iWallet This clever iPhone cover has a compartment for cards (and notes) so you don’t have to carry around a bulky wallet. Carbon fibre effect finish. Compatible with iPhone 4. Handpicked because: Gives plastic and cash a safe home while protecting your precious iPhone. Give it to: Men who look like Morris Dancers because they keep patting their pockets. “Genius. Why hasn’t this been designed before?” – Eugenie Evans Lombe 21056-1

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A T-shirt folder? We were equally skeptical until we tested this and saw the magic it worked. Clothes are precisely folded for easy stacking, meaning you can get away without ironing them. Laminated card with magnetic flaps. Folds flat. Handpicked because: Makes your mother sigh with relief that at least one of life’s lessons has been learnt. Give it to: Those resistant to ironing. “Anything that reduces his ironing has to be a good thing” – Jo McGivern 46072-1

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There are no losers with this . This is guaranteed to go down a storm just before those big nights out or to entertain you on a big night in. Includes 16 shot glasses. 30cm diameter. 20302-1 £19.95

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“The Danes are known for their design, and this is a perfect example. Not sure what Danish whisky is like, though, so better leave it to the Celtic experts” Tom Barber

Poker Dice £6.95 (p.48)

Normann Copenhagen Whisky Glasses Our new Normann Copenhagen Whisky Glasses provide a satisfying mix of designer style and function. The curved base sits easily in the hand, and the bubble detail in the base elevates ice cubes for the perfect whisky on the rocks. Glass. Set of 2. Gift-boxed. 7.3(d) x 8.2(h)cm. Handpicked because: Makes drinking whisky into a meditative experience. Give it to: Swirlers and sippers with whisky galore in the drinks cabinet. 20120-1

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Handsome Playing Cards £9.95 (p.17)

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Handpicked Hero Bouffadou Fire Starter & Poker As Lauren Bacall so memorably said, ‘It’s easy. Just put your lips together and blow’. Blow down the pipe and the Bouffadou gets fires going in seconds by concentrating the flow of oxygen. Its secondary important role is as a poker. Mild steel. 74cm. Handpicked because: Chemical firelighters stink, in both senses. Give it to: The uncle whose bellows aren’t up to the job. 20321-1

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“If like me, you can’t light a fire properly, this salvages the situation without getting you covered in soot!” Tom Barber

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Tide and Moon Thermometer Clocks

Chestnut Roaster, Toasting Fork and Bellows Once staples in every home, these fire accessories are now hard to find. Our wrought iron chestnut roaster, toasting fork and wooden bellows are made at a forge in Somerset to the highest standards and will be part of the family for decades to come. Chestnut roaster size: 56cm long. Toasting fork size: 49cm long. Both wrought iron. Bellows: wood with leather. 48 x 20cm. Handpicked because: Nothing is more heartwarming than roasting chestnuts or marshmallows on your own fire. Give it to: Men with fiery tempers. “Anyone who has an open fire will find these so useful” – Dan Black 21022-1 Bellows 20262-1 Chestnut Roaster 20228-1 Toasting Fork

£54.95 £19.95 £19.95

Telling the time just got interesting. For the Time & Tide Clock, simply set the hand to the full tide position at exactly high tide for your chosen location, then throw away your tide table! Also indicates how many hours remain until high or low water. The Indoor / Outdoor Moon Thermometer Clock will keep you posted on temperature as well as time (how very British of it) and also tracks the lunar cycle which is ideal for predicting peak gardening times and mood swings! Works as well in the garden as the study. Time & Tide: 20 x 20cm. Moon Thermometer: 16 x 26cm. Handpicked because: You won’t believe it but these are made of recycled coffee cups and yoghurt pots. Not that you’d know - they enjoy a heavy, quality-feel much like natural slate. Give it to: Clock watchers and frost fearers. “Proof (sort of) of climate change” – Tom Barber 21032-1 20121-1

Clock/Tide Reader Moon Thermometer Clock

£36.95 £29.95

Table Lighter Every home needs a lighter for candles, stoves and guests with bad habits, and this larger than life table lighter will never be misplaced as it looks as good on display as on the mantelpiece, coffee table, sideboard or in the kitchen. Comes with gas and is refillable. Acrylic and chrome. 7cm³. Handpicked because: No one enjoys playing hunt the matches during a power cut. Give it to: Enlightened chaps with an eye for design. “A design classic that will always look cool” – Dan Black 20270-1 Slate (main picture) 20270-2 Blue 20270-3 Clear £24.95

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Pencil Sharpener Desk Tidy

Remote Control Tidy There’s nothing more frustrating than losing the remotes, and most of us now boast a brace or more. Keep them handy in this eyecatching design. Non-slip rubber. Holds up to 4 remotes. 13 x 13 x 9 cm. 21008-1 £12.95

Fee fi fo fum. We stole this enormous sharpener from a passing giant. Sadly, we couldn’t lift his pencils, but regular sized ones, pens, scissors and other paraphernalia fit in just fine, making your office cutting edge and tidy. Wood and stainless steel. (Doesn’t sharpen pencils!). 12 x 8 x 8cm. 20140-1

£14.95

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We’ve used only the hardest nuts to decide which cracker works best. The old-fashioned screw version (which also looks great on display) makes light work of any nut. The portable traditional nutcrackers will raise a smile with the messages engraved on the side. Screw nutcracker: cast iron. 13 x 13 x 17cm. Message nutcrackers: silverplated. 19cm long.

Juice Collecting Carving Tray by Menu & the Ginger Pig Meat Book Stylish Scandinavian design combined with discreet practicality. The cutting board and serving tray can be used separately or together, and a hole in the centre of the board allows meat juices to drip down into the tray. Makes a wonderful gift combined with the much lauded Ginger Pig Meat Book, written by the owner of the multi award-winning Ginger Pig meat producers from Yorkshire. Carving tray: sustainable bamboo board and melamine tray. 35cm. Book: hardback. 336 pages. 24 x 20cm. Handpicked because: Ever found you have more juice on your worktop than in your gravy? Problem solved. Give it to: The head of the family. “Seems like a present in my interest too” – Amanda Fox 20293-1 20299-1

Carving Tray Ginger Pig

£59.95 £24.95

Handpicked because: More revealing than the BBC forecast.

Handpicked because: The oils found in nuts are hugely beneficial to health. These harvest them without mess or fuss. Give it to: Vinnie Jones and other hard nuts. “Save money by buying un-shelled nuts and have fun cracking them” – Laetitia Maklouf

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Cast Iron Screw You Crack Me Up I’m Nuts About You Wisecracker

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Heyland & Whittle Men’s Gift Set It is a much ignored fact that men like quality smellies too. This beautifully packaged set of three classic soaps smells beautifully masculine, and includes a sisal nail brush and brilliant soapsaver (which truly does what it claims). Three scents: oatmeal & spice, citrus BEST SELLER grove & hemp & walnut. Giftboxed. Handpicked because: Self-styled ‘purveyors of fine soaps to the gentry and filthy rich’ have come up trumps with this.

Weather Girl In / Out Forecaster You’ll be in no doubt about the forecast for the coming day. The “Weather Girl” dresses (and undresses!) to show you what to expect and with the varied British climate she is going to be kept busy. Displays indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity with min/max recording. The time is set automatically by radio signal. With desk stand or can be wall mounted. Records information from sensors able to transmit up to 300ft. Requires 2 x AAA batteries. 14 x 6.5cm.

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Give it to: Soap dodgers. “Perfect for masculine grooming” – Dan Black 20284-1

£19.95

Men’s Cashmere Scarf & Gloves Classics like this are always warmly welcomed. 100% cashmere. Gloves: one size. Scarf: 152(l)cm. Handpicked because: These are just right. Ultra cosy, ultra warm and ultra spoiling, and in classic masculine colours that won’t date. Give it to: The other half with winter blues. “They look manly even though they’re so damn soft” – Tom Barber 21037-1 21037-2 21036-1 21036-2

Charcoal Grey Gloves Navy Gloves Charcoal Grey Scarf Navy Scarf

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Give it to: The resident Michael Fish. “Does this indicate what my husband will be expecting me to wear that day?”  – Jo McGivern 20297-1

£34.95

Tottering by Gently Coasters and Placemats Each of these boxed sets of coasters and tablemats features a different hilarious illustration. Our favourite coaster is “It’s my husband’s turn to drive so I’m drinking for two…” For mats it is “If my smoking bothers you, please feel free to have your coffee out on the driveway - umbrellas by the door…” Both sets of 6 and felt-backed. Gift-boxed. Coasters: 11 x 9cm. Mats: 24 x 20cm. Handpicked because: A talking point if ever conversation falls flat. Give it to: Messy eaters with a sense of humour. “Dicky and Daffy protecting furniture - whatever next!” – Jo McGivern 21003-1 Coasters

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Mini Picasso Personalised Cufflinks Immortalise your child’s special artwork or photograph onto a pair of personalised cufflinks – a very useful and heartfelt gift for the man in your life. Rhodium-plated. Instructions supplied after ordering. Allow 10 days for delivery once artwork submitted. Order by 14 December.

Black + Blum Flow Wine Rack It’s easy to see why this sculptured wall-mounted wine rack is a hit with bachelors living in minimalist penthouses. Its space-saving virtues are just as relevant for anyone else. Brushed stainless steel. Includes wall fixings. Holds 8 bottles. 55(h) x 4.5(w)cm.

Handpicked because: These are funny but the novelty won’t wear off. Give it to: Shirty men to raise a smile. 20185-1

Handpicked because: Turns your wine rack into a work of art.

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£39.95

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Give it to: Minimalist vinophiles. 21069-1

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Waterproof Phone Case Thought water and electronics don’t mix? Think again. Our 100% waterproof iPhone case will protect your phone from the elements - water, sand and snow. And here’s the ingenious part – the transparent, flexible, touch-sensitive skin means your device is still fully functional when sealed away. Hinged case with Perspex skin and durable rubber seal. 100% waterproof at depths of up to 1 metre. iPhone 4 compatible. Handpicked because: You can lounge on your lilo, chill out on the beach and head off piste, whilst still connected to your favourite apps. Give it to: The permanently connected. “There’s something very satisfying about trotting off emails whilst lounging on a lilo” – Tom Barber 40394-1

A Year of Salmon We love the idea of a gift that keeps giving – especially when it gives generously to our tummies. A Year of Salmon is a side of finest MacGilvray smoked Scottish salmon sent every quarter on a date decided by the lucky recipient. Four 650g sliced sides of MacGilvray smoked salmon including delivery. Comes as a gift voucher and the recipient can call to arrange when they would like to receive their salmon. Handpicked because: Smoked salmon isn’t just for Christmas. Give it to: Fishermen. “We all know the way to a man’s heart…”– Natasha Cubitt

£19.95

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Leather Travel Photo Frame The next best thing to taking them with you. Our smart leather frame fits four photos and fastens together with a magnet. Holds 4 6” x 4” photos.

1001 Battles that Changed the Course of History

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From the Battle of Troy to the Battle of Fallujah, this charts the epic wars man has fought and reveals the fascinating, and sometimes surprising, ways key military events have shaped the world in which we live. Paperback. 960 pages. 21 x 16cm. 20300-1

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Golf’s Dream 18s This book pulls together fabulous courses made up of real holes from the greatest courses around the world. At the end there is the Ultimate Course, made up of the best of the best. Hardback. 304 pages. 24 x 30cm. 21033-1

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Whisky Rocks Our stone drinks cubes provide a quirky but useful ice-breaker. You take the cubes from your freezer to use as ice cubes in your drink and wash and re-use time and time again. They are made from Granite which harbours less bacteria and fewer impurities than ice. Serious whisky drinkers will love them as they chill the drink witho ut diluting. These drinks cubes can be used anywhere the water cannot be trusted, which means an ice cool drink anywhere in the world! 8 cubes. 2cm³ . 50159-1 £9.95

Computer Mug Warmer Ever got so involved in your work that your cuppa’s gone cold? This computer-powered gizmo plugs into a USB hub to solve the problem and raise a smile. Keeps liquid warm to approx 50 - 80C. Daddy Cool Mug £9.95 see p.17. 50220-1

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Record Cover Frame

Fifty cars are examined, from the 1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 Smart Car, to explain why each has attained iconic status. Written by the Design Museum. Hardback. 21 x 15cm.

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Cocktail making is elevated to an art with these carved wooden muddlers. They come in a linen bag printed with the ultimate Mojito recipe.

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On the Rocks Ice Mould and Glass & Set of Two Ice Moulds The moulds create a round ice cube, the drinker rolls it around the ‘iceberg’ detail inside the glass and enjoys a perfectly chilled drink. On the Rocks Set: gift-boxed. Ice ball mould 6cm diameter, glass 8.5cm high. Ice Ball Moulds: 2 jumbo (6cm) ice ball moulds. 21007-1 On the Rocks Ice Mould & Glass 21046-1 Set of Two Ice Ball Moulds

Our simple frame is configured to fit an LP album cover, helping you create a recording studio vibe from your favourite vinyl. Suitable for 12’’ vinyl records. Black plastic frame with clear plastic insert. 20304-1

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Sobriety Test

Bond Girls Playing Cards Each card in this quality deck features a different Bond girl. Now try keeping a poker face… Featuring 55 original photographs of the Bond Girls from 1962 to 2006. 21041-1

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Recite ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’. Next curtsy while balancing a ball on your fist. Easy? Now try, along with many other sobriety indicators, at your next party with a group of friends all equally ‘merry’. Includes 75 game cards, 36 drink tokens, juggling ball, baton, rope loop, blindfold, die and timer. 21039-1

£14.95

Amazing but True Sports Quiz Game The Wicked Wit of Churchill This hilarious collection brings together hundreds of the great man’s quips, aphorisms, puns and jokes. Hardback. 160 pages. 20.5 x 13cm. 21051-1

£9.95

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This sports-themed quiz will keep everyone on their toes because its questions are wacky enough to give everyone a chance to answer them. Contains playing board, 300 questions on cards, playing pieces and die. 21048-1

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Five-Minute Shower If you have to share a bathroom with others, the chances are you know someone who could do with this. Also, reducing the length of your shower from eight minutes (the national average) to five, means you use nearly 10 gallons less water a day. Suction hook. 8 x 8cm 50324-1

Fold-Back Fingerless Mittens Genius. Flip back the glove tops when you need to use your fingertips. The black version will go as well with City suits as slacks and the olive version has suede palms and is lined with Thinsulate® for rural types. Acrylic. Glove stays flipped back by a discreet Velcro patch. One size.

Soak in a bath with one of these cures designed to raise a smile, and say goodbye to a hangover, get the commute home out of the system, or consign a day in the bunkers to history. Hangover and Angry Driver: 4 herb pouches to infuse a bath. Weary Golfer Bath Oil: pure lavender, chamomile, and seaweed extract. 250ml.

Geo. F. Trumper Shower Gel

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Hangover Cure, Angry Driver Cure and Weary Golfer’s Bath Oil

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Gin & Tonic Bath & Shower Gel There’s no hangover potential with this pick-me-up shower gel scented with juniper and lemon. And don’t fear, the smell is fresh and clean – there is no chance you will end up smelling like the night before. Glass. 300ml. 50219-1 £7.95

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The Hungover Cookbook We all dread the drilling headache, waves of nausea and realisation that yes, dancing on the table was only the beginning. Identify the nature of your hangover and tailor a treatment accordingly. With Mexican ranch eggs or tahini and tomato toast, restoration is just a whisk and chop away. Hardback.120 pages. 13 x 19cm.

Infused with the classic scent of West Indian lime, this zingy Geo. F. Trumper shower gel will perk up the morning routine. 200ml. 20212-1

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A Week of Hankies

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Thirst Extinguisher Water Bottle BEST

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This smartly embroidered bag rolls up into nothing, and helps the man on the move make clean work out of travelling. 30 x 40cm. 50154-1

£12.95

Extinguish a raging thirst with our go-anywhere metal water bottle that has a serious side. It’s a collaboration with WaterAid and 50p of each bottle sold is donated to the charity. Stainless steel with twist flip straw lid. 600ml. 27 x 7cm. 21028-1

£9.95

Any Knife Sharpener

Gnome on a Rope This watermelon-scented, vegetable-based bathroom buddy loves hanging around until it’s time for a shower.  41062-1

£7.95

This award-winning tool shar pens any knife, including serrated ones, with diamond precision . And when summer is in full swing you’ll be thrilled that this ama zing sharpener can even sharpen lawn mower blades (without the need for removing them). 85104-1 £14.95

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National Geographic Night Vision Goggles Build Your Own Combustion Engine

Our fun headgear makes outdoor exploration possible even at night. The goggles feature two highpowered nightlights and a magnifier scope. Batteries not included (3 x AAA). Age 8+. 70180-1

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Construct a fully working model of a petrol engine, including ignition sound and illuminating spark plugs. Age 10+. 61017-1

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Battleship

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Every boy adores this game of luck and skill. Two players try and sink each other’s battleships while hoping their own will stay afloat. Two players. Age 7+. 61259-1

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Snowball Blaster

Outdoor Adventure Den Kit Know a wannabe Bear Grylls? See how they measure up with this den kit that comes in a camouflage bag and includes a tarpaulin, groundsheet, mallet, rope, camouflage paint, webbing haversack, tent pegs, metal mug, and (phew), instructions. 70159-1

Soldier Bookend Attention! Our giant-sized toy soldier keeps shelves on the straight and narrow. Plastic polyresin. Single bookend. 19 x 11cm. 61012-1

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Explosive Experiments Set This set is packed with all the kit needed to enable boys (and girls) to make loads of stuff they think they can only dream of concocting. They can create and launch a rocket, watch a volcano erupt, create a lava lamp and mix up some seriously slimy snot. Contains everything needed for 6 experiments. Adult supervision required. Age 10+. 61006-1

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Pray for a snowy winter because this helps even a raw recruit make and fling snowballs up to 50 feet. A target is included, but we’re sure others will be easily found… Makes and launches a snowball up to 50 feet at a time. Adult supervision recommended. Age 8+.

Supermarine Spitfire Construction Kit Haynes, the greatest name in automotive publishing, and Airfix, number 1 in mode l kit construction, have combined force s to produce this model kit of a true Britis h icon from WWII. Age 8+. 61274-1 £9.95

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National Geographic Digital Metal Detector Every beach, garden or walk in the country holds a potential pot of gold with this. Don’t forget a spade so you can work out if you’ve discovered a cache of Viking gold or last week’s empty baked bean can. Rotating, backlit digital LCD. Age 8+. 70179-1

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Flip-Flop Manicure Set Cute and kitsch, this flip-flop shaped manicure set will ensure nails don’t run wild. Choose from BEST blue with lemons, SELLER pink with cherries or green with strawberries. Set includes: nail scissors, nail file, nail clippers and cuticle tool. 5 x 11.5cm. 70122-1 Pink

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3-in-1 Nail Art Pens This does a gorgeously professonal job. Paint the nail, then use the micro nib to draw the design of your choice. Add gems and ta-da! Includes: 2 nail art pens, each with a micro nib for drawing, brush for painting and gems to decorate.

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Ribbon Watch Incredibly cute, beautifully packaged and fabulous with a party frock or pair of jeans. This stylish watch with 11 interchangeable self-tie ribbon straps will impress any self-assured young lady, and might just tempt mummy to steal it for a night out. One-year warranty. Quartz movement, stainless steel case. Fasten by tying BEST ribbon with a knot or bow (rather than a buckle). 60126-1

Spring Jewellery Tree

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Indulge young girls with this cute jewellery tree which will keep their favourite sparklies in order. Metal. 36 x 15cm.

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House Curio Shelf

Treetops Tidings Fold & Mail Stationery

An adorable home for those mini treasures that litter a girl’s bedroom. Painted wood. 54 x 45cm.

No envelope required. Even better than the old air mail letters these mimic – and knocks email for six. 40 letters, 5 designs. Ruled.

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Sweet Shop Lipgloss Each cute sundae contains a different lipglos s in a lipsmackingly gorgeous flavour. Set of 3. Each pot: 2.5 x 3cm. 61275-1

£7.95

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Friends & Family Hanging Photo Folder If their room is littered with photographs, here’s a great looking way to tidy and display them. Holds 9 x 5” x 7” photos. Sold individually. 70181-1

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T-Shirt Graffiti Got a message you’d like the world to read? Decorate a T-shirt using the eigh t permanent fabric markers and the word’s out forever. T-shirt not included. 61021-1 £5.95

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Circus Diabolo

2 in 1 Earth & Constellation Globe

Up, up and away with this high quality circus-standard diablo. Learning the basics takes minutes, though it could take a bit longer before they’re busking for a living. Wood and plastic. Diablo: 13cm(w). Age 6+. 61020-1

£19.95

Electric Plane Launcher Get granny and little sisters out of the way because this launches paper planes at speeds of up to 50kph. Age 14+. 70175-1

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Archery and young children don’t usually mix, but this safe set uses sucker arrows. Addictive fun for young and old. Includes 3 arrows, target and bow. Plastic. Target: 42cm diameter. Age 3+. 91050-1

See earth by day and space by night, with this two-in-one globe. By daylight, the map of the world shows geographic features including political boundaries, natural features and major cities. By night, the illuminated star map reveals 88 constellations. When it gets dark, a light sensor automatically turns the globe to its right version and vice versa. Requires 4 x C batteries (not included). 23cm diameter. Age 8+.

£17.95

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Top Secret Intruder Alarm A definite vote winner. Parents can be kept at bay with this kit to make an alarm for the bedroom door. Science and mischief all mixed together. Age 8+. 60132-1

£12.95

Remember the days when we didn’t have a Nintendo round every corner? Delve into our batteryfree box and enjoy old favourites including dominoes, tiddlywinks, ludo, playing cards and instructions for 55 games. Includes: 3 dice, dominoes, marbles, pack of playing cards, draught board, ludo board, tiddlywinks, 50 page games booklet and plastic counters. 29 x 20.5 x 3cm. Age 8+. 61007-1

Cures for an Untidy Bedroom and Petulant Teenagers It would be a miracle, but one can but try with these bath herbs. No more picking up trainers or slammed bedroom doors if these work their magic. Four pouchettes of bath herbs in Victorian-themed packaging. 61008-1 Untidy Bedroom 61008-2 Petulant Teenagers £2.95

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Original & Junior Stomp! Rockets This one is aimed at children, but every father we know jumps to it the second they see it. It’s simple to use: jump on the air pad, and watch as the rocket shoots up. The Original reaches up to 400 feet in the air; the Junior a more tame 100 feet. Original: 6 rockets. Age 8+ Junior: 3 rockets. Age 3+. 95059-1 Original 95071-1 Junior

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Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab Car

Countries of the World Factfinder

Construct a vehicle powered solely by air and learn about the science behind the force. 10.5 x 25.5 x 12cm. Age 10+.

This portable rotating disc map features fun facts about 193 different countries. Information includes flag, capital city, population, currency, location and more. 34 x 2 x 28cm. Age 6+.

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For Kids Scented Knitted Animal Hotties Part soft toy and part hotty, these little cuties heat without the risk of scalding. Simply pop the inner pad in the microwave to warm and release the essential-oil scent. Wool front, fleece back. Removeable lavender-scented inner sack filled with wheatgrain. 25 x 18cm.

The Original Flying Bird™

My First Pottery Set

A really great kit for youngs ters to try their hand at pottery. Con tains real clay which can be shap ed into pots, little creatures and any thing their imagination thinks of. Air-drying clay, rolling pin, modelling tool, ceramic pain ts, paintbrush and guide. Age 6+. 61005-1 £12.95

Make Your Own Insect House Children love learning about ‘mini beasts’ in school, and know how important it is to create safe insect havens. Age 3+. 61197-1

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This amazing flying bird has been delighting kids for over forty years. The patented mechanical toy flies by flapping its tear-proof wings up to 50 metres, powered by a high quality rubber band mechanism which can be handled by a child. Wing span: 40cm. Age 4+. 61002-1

61023-1 Owl 61023-2 Dog £24.95

£12.95

Art Jar

Fairy Sunshine Jar

Everything a little person needs to let their creative side run wild, and there’s an ideas BEST sheet to SELLER provide plenty of inspiration. Contains hundreds of pompoms, wiggly eyes, sequins, shredded paper, crepe paper, felt alphabet, beads, pipe cleaners, straws and much more. Age 3+.

Place outside or inside in sunlight and fairy folk will gather up sunbeams to use when night falls. Shake to wake BEST the fairies (and SELLER the light), and to switch it off. Glass with a metal lid. No batteries required as the fairy jar is powered by sunlight, however if there’s no sunshine, there’s back-up battery life.

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Design Your Own Umbrella Our unreliable British climate is made a little more bearable when you’ve a self-made piece of art to shelter under. Includes: stencils, paint, paintbrush and instructions. 55cm diameter. Age 5+. 61263-1

£14.95

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Personalised Bunting Choose your word or name and whether you’d like heart-shaped or traditional triangle bunting. The results, on a range of fabrics and felt letters, will look fantastic. 9 or 10 flags included depending on length of name. Order online only by 1 December. 61018

£19.95

Make Your Own Perfume

Today I Will Be Wearing… Pegs

Mix fruity and floral scents in pretty bottles by following the recipes in the guide or creating your own signature scent. Includes: 5 fragrances and 5 bottles. Age 8+.

Simply peg up tomorrow’s outfit, including accessories, and they’re good to go in the morning. Wood with 7 pegs. Two metal wall fastenings. 11.5 x 50cm.

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61000-1 Flowers 61000-2 Rockets £24.95

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Traditional Tree Swing This comes with all the kit needed to attach your swing to a tree to give hours and years of fun. Pine seat with polyhemp ropes. Seat: 45 x 19cm. Ropes: 2 x 300cm. 91044-1

£29.95

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My Top Secret Stuff Box

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In other words, KEEP OUT, because this is where all his (or her) special treasures are hoarded. In a deliberately distressed paint finish to make it look as though it’s been run through enemy lines... Red painted metal. Lockable lid (padlock not included). 26 x 15 x 12cm. 70177-1

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They’re a war-like lot, little boys. Help them feel regiment-worthy with our gilet, bag and waist pack with drinking bottle. Gilet: Polycotton outer with 11 pockets. Waist Bag: Includes drinking bottle. 22 x 18 x 11cm. Side Pack: Cotton with shoulderstrap and two internal divides. 28 x 24 x 12cm.

Amazing Magic Tricks They’ll love fooling you with these quick-to-learn magic tricks. Just look into their eyes, and enjoy seeing them smile. Includes 15 tricks. Age 8+. 61240-1

Kids’ Camouflage Gilet, Side Pack and Waist Bag with Water Bottle

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Small Gilet (age 5-6) Medium Gilet (age 7-8) Large Gilet (age 9-10) Waist Bag Side Pack

Secret Message Writing Set

Classic Jokes

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It doesn’t get much better in life than making someone fall for the ‘Snapping Chewing Gum’ trick. Or making granny sit on the Whoopee Cushion. This pack of four classic japes, which also includes Nail Through Your Finger and Creepy Crawly Ice Cubes, will get the house roaring. Age 8+. 60334-1

61268-1 Skull 40431-2 Hearts

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Create Henry the Hippo and you will have a loyal room-mate for years. Try and beat the estimated build time for extra satisfaction! Wood. Age 5+.

61209-1 Racing Planes £4.95 50327-1 Paper Aeroplanes £7.95

There’s no end to the clutter, sorry, treasures, the kids (and you) will be able to hide away in our set of three cases. Tough card. Largest: 30cm wide. Set of 3. Age 3+.

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Henry the Hippo Construction Kit

Racing planes consist of three fast, lightweight gliders, perfect for racing with friends. They can be hand-launched or zoomed off with a rubber band (not supplied). The Paper Aeroplanes Kit includes 60 planes to fold and fly. Age 8+.

Nesting Suitcases

Move over James Bond. This set of two pens writes with invisible ink. The cap of each contains a ‘blacklight’ UV beam, which illuminates the message. Batteries included. 3 x LR41 batteries. Age 5+.

£6.95

Aeroplane Kits

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£5.95

Bendy Buzzle

Bug Box

We all tried our hand at this sort of challenge at school and village fairs. Our clever version offers the ultimate dexterity test as it can be moulded to whatever shape you fancy! Make it as hard or easy as you like. 19 x 10 x 33(h)cm. Age 5+.

Not many mini insects get a handpainted home to stay in. Trap them inside so that you can study without harming them. Wood and net. 14.5 x 20 x 13.5cm. Age 3+.

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Scootrix Scooter Accessories

This fab range of practical accessories helps you keep tabs on your child’s scooter. Once a scooter has been personalised it’s much easier to locate among the dozens of others in the playground, leading to fewer cases of mistaken identity, lost scooters, and heartbroken children.

Flower Press Pretty and great-value version of a traditional favourite. Wood. 10cm2. Age 3+. 70103-1

£5.95

Scootrix Mini Handlebar Bag This waterproof bag zips shut and has adjustable rucksack-style straps for a secure fit. 20 x 16 x 8.5cm.  

Scootrix Scootag Light An essential companion for dawn and dusk scooting trips. Simply wrap the silicone attachment around the scooter pole and push the button to turn the light on or off. 61242-1 61270-1 61271-1 61272-1

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Scootrix Bottle Holder This insulated bottle holder slips onto a scooter’s handlebars to help keep kids hydrated on the move. 21 x 9 x 9cm.

Personalised Scootrix Number Plates The junior version of a personalised car number plate. Use the letter and number stickers provided to create your own colourful scooter ID. Plastic. 3 sheets of stickers. 24.5 x 17 x 4.5cm.

All Scootrix products are suitable for age 3+. Fits most bikes and scooters.

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Bathroom Duck Shoot If you’ve ever struggled to get the children into the bath, invest in this spinning duck water pistol game. Includes four spinning duck targets and water pistol. Target board: 59cm. Age 3+.

Pump-Up Torches

61014-1 £5.95

Banish bedtime blues with our eco-friendly torches that don’t need batteries. Pump the animals’ arm or wing to power the triggerpowered dynamo that lights the bulb. A minute’s charging produces hours of light. Plastic. 11(h)cm. 60203-1 60203-2 60203-3 60203-4 60203-5

Penguin Pig Cow Chick Dog

Wooden Sword & Shield

Every child gets the opportunity to make like a knight with our sturdy wood sword and shield, nicely finished with a heraldic crest. Shield: 34cm. Sword: 57cm. Age 3+.

£5.95

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Baking Sets Not just for pretend play, these cute baking sets can actually be used for baking. Includes: wooden spoon and rolling pin, metal whisk, 2 cookie cutters, 72 fairy cake cases, apron and 30 page recipe book. Suitcase size: 9 x 22 x 16cm. Age 3+. 70150-1 Retro spot

£9.95

61235-1 Spaceboy

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White Rabbit Night Light

Train Set in a Tin This cute miniature train set can be assembled in seconds for fun on the move. Battery included. Assembled track: 56 x 26cm. Age 3+. 61001-1

£9.95

Penguin Race

Pair of Bus Frame Bookends

Children will be entranced by this ever-popular game that sees three penguins make their way to the top of the ‘ski lift’ before whizzing down a slope. Plastic. 32.5(h)cm. Age 3+.

All aboard! Pop a photograph into each of the bus windows and drive the bus to the end of the line on the bookshelf. Wood. Holds 9 2 x 1.5cm photos. 17 x 15 x 10cm. Sold individually. Age 1+.

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Sweet dreams will be ensured with this cute LED nightlight that offers just enough light to banish any fear of the dark. Batteries included. 7 x 10 x 15cm. Age 3+. 61010-1

£4.95

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London in a Bag Don’t let Boris Johnson have all the fun. Create your own version of London with our colourful wooden play set depicting the capital’s best known landmarks. Includes 10 Downing Street, the London Eye and Tower Bridge. Comes with 24 wooden pieces. Age 3+.

Doodlemat

£14.95

Wind-up Tin Train

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This great looking retroinspired tin train will chug around the playroom for years. 34(l)cm. Age 3+. 61135-1

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Pop Goes the Weasel Jack in the Box This bright and breezy tin music box is a must in any nursery. Older siblings love setting it off for young ‘uns too. 13 x 13 x 15cm. Age 2+, (younger if supervised). 61128-1

Small £59.95 61264-1 Ladybird 61264-2 Bee 61264-3 Mouse Large £69.95 61265-1 Ladybird 61265-2 Bee 61265-3 Mouse

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Wheelybugs go backwards, forwards, sideways, round and round... they can be ridden, pushed, pulled, kissed and cuddled! These ride-on bugs almost have minds of their own. Wood base. Aluminium handle. Small: 39 x 23.5 x 31cm. Age 1-2.5 years. Large: 47.5 x 28.5 x 33cm. Age 2.5-5 years. Takes up to 7 days to deliver. Order by 14 December.

Anyone who has seen the elated reaction of toddlers as young as two sitting and bouncing around on one of these would be running out to buy one. Can be used inside or outdoors. 50 x 26 x 26cm. Age 18m+.

This exact copy of the Sixties original is a great clicking, ringing, pull-along for today’s little chatterboxes. 30 x 14 x 19cm. Age 1+.

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Wheelybugs

Happy Hopperz

Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone

These are perfect for drawing, writing or simply scribbling, either on the move or at the table, and can be used time and time again using the dry wipe marker included. The small version is portable and has a metallic back so can be attached to the fridge. The Large one is backed by corkboard so doubles as a tablemat. Large: cork backing. 39 x 27 x 0.5cm. Standard: magnetic backing. 29 x 22 x 0.3cm. Campervan Standard Rocket Standard Campervan Large Rocket Large

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Circus Push Alongs Our brightly coloured traditional push along toys offer children all the fun of the fair. Wood. 55cm long. Age 2+. 61255-1 61255-2 61255-3 61255-4 61255-5 61255-6

(a) Monkey (b) Bear (c) Blue Hat Clown (d) Yellow Hat Clown (e) Green Hat Clown (f) Seal £5.95

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Fisher-Price Record Player Recall the sounds of the Sixties and Seventies with this reissue of the original FisherPrice favourite. Five double-sided ‘records’ play a tune on each side. Batteries not included. Age 18m+. 61201-1

£29.95

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Wooden Dolls’ Pram An heirloom toy, this cute pram will be loved by generations and provide a safe home for favourite dolls and soft toys. Wood with rubber wheels. 42(l) x 44(h) x 25(w). Takes up to 7 days to deliver. Order by 14 December. Age 2+. 61266-1 Natural 61266-2 Red £69.95

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Children’s Silhouettes from £74.95 – order online only

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Designed by Doodle London

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Ultimate Log Sack £34.95 (p.42)

Savannah Leather Shopper £89.95 (p.33)

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Fisher-Price Record Player £29.95 (p.56)

Photo Frame Coasters £4.95 (p.9)

Thank you to interior designer Nicola Borton whose home in London was the location for many of the images in this catalogue. To contact her for a design consultation, email nicola@borton.org.uk.

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Wheelybugs

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One Line a Day Five-Year Memory Book

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Mini Picasso Personalised Keyr

Ribbon Watch

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Stocking Fillers Matt Cartoon Mugs £7.95

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Statement Cushions £74.95

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Unusual & Inspiring Gifts CHRISTMAS 2012


The Handpicked Collection Christmas catalogue