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This ingenious alarm dangles prettily from a handbag or keyring, 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 are roundly ignored. The Ila Dusk emits a scream-like yell, which research has shown others are more likely to respond to. Click here to read more about the Ila Dusk on Handpicked Blog.
A suitably menace-worthy joke for every day of the year, from the makers of the Beano magazine.
Handpicked because: Twine, labels and seed packets can get in a muddle if you don't give them a proper home - and a soggy shoe box under the kitchen sink doesn't count.
Super Lightweight. Never kinks, twists or tangles. Expands up to three times in length. Automatically contracts in seconds. Made from a strong and durable dual layer construction. Fits standard ¾ inch thread tap.
A solid oak, hand-carved block on which to slice cocktail lemon and limes. It’s made from sustainably grown European oak, and makes a great feature at drinks o’clock.
Handpicked because: The words of the world's most famous soldier, war correspondent, novelist, statesman and cigar smoker are worth reading up on. 
The ultimate in sophistication, the Lauren offers fine lines, a striped cotton lining, supple Italian leather and gorgeous leather tassle. A drawstring dustbag protects little Lauren on the rare occasions you're not showing it off. It's the perfect go-anywhere bag, from office to garden party.
A portable MP3 mixing deck that makes it possible to flip between tracks playing on two MP3 players or iPods. The fader function is the finishing flourish to make you feel like a real DJ.
Traditional fudge goes gourmet with this delectable selection of differently flavoured squares, each enrobed in white, milk or dark chocolate. Handmade in Cornwall, and presented in a gift box.
A long-length gold vermeil necklace set with blue topaz, citrine, green amethyst, garnet, rose quartz, iolite and peridot. With so many gemstones, this will match most of your wardrobe.
More details: Only holds Nespresso capsules. Simple assembly required. Attaches to the wall with foam pads with residue-free removal. 28(d)cm.
Please note that this product is not available for Next Day Delivery. It may take 7 - 10 working days to arrive as it is sent directly from our suppliers. The item will come separately to the rest of your order.
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£7.77
Socks, but much more exciting. The revolutionary new Soxks brand employs one of the world's most prestigious hosier manufacturers to hand-finish each of their fabulously fun designs.
We aren't missing a consonant. Each pair of Liberty print knickers is presented in a gift pot.
Handpicked because: 365 iconic pin-up girls with a related quote adorn the pages of this stunning hardback book. It's a perpetual calendar so at the end of the year go back to the beginning and start again.
Collect, organise and store seeds by planting month in this stylish shoebox-sized tin. Comes with pencils, monthly dividers and five special seed envelopes. The Seed Packets Organiser is made of metal so will withstand cold months in the garden shed. It also has a handle for easy transportation round the garden.
The rope handle on this candle holder speaks summer evenings with a sea view. Even when you're really on a patio in Pinner. Also available in Large and Medium.
We're in love. This glamorous necklace combining a sterling silver tassle, sinuous chain and love knot charm.
Smart hankies are very much to be sneezed at - your nose will thank you.
Looking for the perfect everyday bag? We think we’ve found it. Peony & Moore’s Gilly is handmade in Europe from the finest Italian leather. Both the top handle and the cross-body strap can be easily adjusted, allowing you to sling the bag over the bulkiest coat or filmiest blouse s to fit snugly under the arm. We’re also fans of the luxe brushed gold ‘postman’s lock’, the signature cotton striped lining and the useful pockets. There’s a large front pocket, an anterior zip pocket and three open pockets...
How many great ideas/inventions have almost 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.
This award-winning tool sharpens any knife, including serrated ones, with diamond precision. And when summer is in full swing you'll be thrilled that this amazing sharpener can even sharpen lawn mower blades (without the need for removing them).
Made from a single piece of wire, the elegant low level T Loop is ideal for areas where you want a subtle run of light.
Keeps up to four long tools and six hand tools tidy and ready for action.
A garden in south-west London was the inspiration behind this decidedly weighty bangle. The designer picked a rose stem and cast the bangle in its image.
It's finally safe to leave your lounger. Who'd dare intrude when this cotton velour, ultra-absorbent masterpiece is guarding your space in the sun?
If you’re a fan of the classic good looks epitomised by timeless beauties such as Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn, we think this is for you. Peony & Moore’s Camilla is made from soft vanilla cream Italian leather with a gold clasp that opens to reveal three concertina-style compartments. The finishing touches are a detachable shoulder strap and a shorter top handle.
Give your neck a hug with this ethically beautiful scarf created with the finest cashmere and recycled fox fur pom poms.
The work of contemporary illustrator Karin Akesson is a firm Handpicked favourite because it makes people smile.
Handpicked because: This dreamy combination of gorgeous colour, Fair Trade credentials and a strokeable finish make this the ultimate shopping wallet. Inside is a coin zipper, six slots for cards, two for notes, and plenty of space for receipts.
£5.72
This classic puzzle is an essential part of any puzzle collection. This version has sturdy construction with smooth movement and high quality vinyl stickers.
The perfect match for our eclectic Lulu Liqueur glasses, this set of four handmade champagne glasses brings eclectic chic to cocktail hour.
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.
Grown-up friendship bracelets are wonderfully wearable. Just look at this leather wrap entwined with scores of silvery balls.
Draughty British houses are no joke in winter, but this brushed cotton dressing gown will combat the winter blues and chills.
The dinner loop is fashioned in the same Fibonacci-inspired form as Black + Blum's bestselling Candelabra Loop. Its lower height allows a better view of your dinner guests, and vice versa.
Portion control is a tricky thing, and most of us end up preparing more than we need. Take the guesswork out with this easy-measure system which pours out a perfect cup half cup (75g) each time.
This beautifully weighty pure silver bangle is cast from an olive branch picked in the designer’s garden. The detail and texture are exactly the same as the original twig, giving a pleasingly tactile quality. Also available in a Gold Plated version.
Sometimes you need a smaller than normal handbag that is not a clutch. This great all-rounder features the no-nonsense lines of a satchel, but with a fluid design. In supersoft leather with a patterned lining.
Watch the birds flock with this clever bird feeder.
How do you like your tea? In a fine bone china mug, naturally, but this one is printed with anything you'd like to say. "One lump and skimmed", for example. Or "Please can I go home after I've drunk this?". The choice is yours!
Ever suffered a dispute over golf ball? Prevent it happening again by branding your golf balls with this easy to use monogrammer.
Fee fi fo fum. We stole this enormous sharpener from a passing giant. Sadly, we couldn't lift the pencils, but regular sized ones, pens, scissors and other paraphernalia fit in just fine, making your office cutting edge and tidy.
You'll love both the design and the sentiment behind this sterling silver necklace spaced with intricate love knots.
You'll love both the design and the sentiment behind this sterling silver necklace spaced with intricate love knots.
He'll be firing from both barrels after a session with this set of four shot glasses.
One thing every plant needs is water, and grown-up watering cans are too heavy and cumbersome for junior gardeners. This scaled down version delivers precision sprinkling every time.
Luxurious cashmere combines with recycled fur pom poms to playfully stylish effect.It's ethical fashion from a trusted London designer.
We love to indulge, and this trio is perfection. Our beautiful gift set contains a pair of pure cashmere Wristwarmers in go-with-anything grey. Our chocolate fudge is gooey, crumbly and full of old-fashioned flavour. Enjoy with a mug of tea from a Cornish clay Sweet William Ditto Mug.
We find you never have quite enough table space when eating outside. This useful tray and stand will provide room for the salad, wine or bread basket and also means you can move everything inside and out with ease. Also works well as a rustic side or bedside table. Folds away flat.
Chew, chew! A delicious selection of the finest, foil-wrapped chocolate, butter and treacle toffees presented in a smile-worthy ‘big top’ box. The original Mr Stanley produced handmade treats in Yorkshire in the 1800s, each created from the finest ingredients to bring maximum happiness. Little has changed, except the date.
Forget worrying about bra straps showing when wearing vest tops. These gorgeous Liberty print bra straps deserve their place in the sun, and attach to the front and back of a bra in place of normal straps.
Robust and hardwearing, this utility chic unit is made from untreated spruce. Fix it to a wall in the potting shed or enjoy freestanding in the laundry room or office, its nine cubby holes make mess look magical.
Keep him organised with our pocket-sized Gentleman’s Notebook, and he’ll enjoy a reminder that spring and summer are around the corner when the Chillsner will come into its own. This ice probe keeps beer chilled while it’s sipped. The final flourish is a pair of stylish Labrador Cufflinks.
Not sure what to get them? Why not let them choose. Our Deluxe Gift Vouchers are presented in a silver embossed box and wrapped with ribbon, making them look gorgeously indulgent. The recipient can use them for up to one year for anything at The Handpicked Collection. They don’t even need to spend them all at once; the outstanding balance will simply be credited to their Handpicked account.
Help children create the right potting and growing conditions with this useful sieve. It sifts out rocks, and is great fun to use (try hiding a coin or toy in the soil and see a little face lighting up!).
More details: Made in solid oak. Some variations in texture and colour may occur. Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 4.5cm. Made in the UK.
New In We're excited to introduce our latest collection. Our expert panel have ruthlessly vetted these new, unique gift ideas to make sure you find something perfect for everyone you know in one place.
Left it a little late? Or simply want to spoil them with their own choice of present? Our email gift cards are the answer. We email them to the recipient the second you order them and they are valid for 12 months. If the entire voucher isn’t spent at once the balance is stored in their account for them to dip into later. And if you’ve more time to play with, why not send one of our beautifully boxed Deluxe Gift Vouchers ?
£32.50
Handpicked because: Hand-enamelled cufflinks with a hard-wearing anti-tarnish silver finish. Smart, sporting and a nice reminder that there's a world beyond the office.
More details: Leather. Featuring a built-in MicroUSB cord and two adapters, the Mighty Purse is compatible with all iPhones, BlackBerry, Samsung Galaxy, Android, eReaders and any phone with a micro-USB connection. The battery is simply recharged by connecting to a USB port. Lithium Polymer battery with LED Light Battery Charge Indicator. Recharger: 7hrs. 20 x 2.5 x 12.5 cm.
Cut from a single piece of hard-wearing oak wood, this good-looking board helps you serve pizzas in style. It's also great for canapés, cheese or anything else that's nice to share.
Housewarming Gifts Help friends and family stamp their mark on their new home with our handpicked selection of housewarming gifts. From beautiful silk flowers to brighten up new rooms to decorative picture frames and creative holders for their new keys, it’s those finishing touches that count.
Only the most skilled glass artisans have what it takes to create this distinctive decanter. Its shape is at once elegant and practical: the hand-crafted central hole makes the decanter easy to hold and pour.
If he grew up with Doctor Who (who didn't?), being able to control a Dalek will be a long held fantasy. Our version inflates to an impressive 2ft.
£12.95
A great looking bag to keep your shoes separate in your suitcase, or chuck your highest heels inside then decant the on-the-move flip flops or trainers once you reach the party. Prettily embroidered and fastens shut with shoe string ties.
Handpicked because: Turn any table (the larger the better) into a fabulous ping-pong table.
Immortalise your child's special artwork or photograph onto a pair of personalised cufflinks.
This individually hand-carved wooden pod holder is a beautiful place to store those all-important caffeine hits.
Six boiled sweet-bright teaspoons to add panache to afternoon tea, dinner party puddings, and breakfast jams. Stainless steel is so sterile.
Not for the faint-hearted. Larger than anything that exists in the wild (thank goodness) and realistically hairy, this remote control tarantula is the stuff of little (and big) boys' dreams. It scuttles backwards, forwards and sideways just like the real thing.
Neckline skimming gold vermeil set with blue topaz, citrine, green amethyst, garnet, rose quartz, iolite and peridot - a little like a very grown-up version of pick 'n' mix! With so many gemstones, this will match most of your wardrobe.
Hand-felted in Kathmandu, these adorable animal slippers are made with organic wool and slowly shaped in the sun.
Bring a smile to food prep time by presenting your favourite sous-chef with his or her own heart-shaped board carved with their name. Just one line of text is recommended as two lines encroaches into the usable space of the board.
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…
This jewellery communicates an irresistably lovely message, and dresses up and down equally well. This beautifully cast gold-plated pod is home to two pearl peas.
The junior version of a personalised car number plate. Includes three sheets of letter and number stickers to help create a colourful Scooter ID.
A zip-up set containing everything to clean your shoes. There are Hard and Soft brushes, tins of black and neutral polishes and a cleaning cloth.
Here's how to make someone special the star of their own fairytale. Simply give the name and a book will be printed with them as the hero or heroine.
Ever hopped round in the rain struggling to get your boots off? Us too. Which is why we love this combined jack and brush.
Have your child or children turned into a classical silhouette. We fell in love with these the minute we saw one. Simply email a profile photo of the people you want captured, (we will send you instructions on how best to take the photo), and the silhouettes will be created. You will have the chance to approve before it is finalised. Available in single, double, triple, framed and mounted.
£24.95
Store the Chillsner in the freezer and once frozen pop it into a beer bottle to keep the contents chilled. A drink-through spout means there's no need to remove the Chillsner while you enjoy your drink.
Please note that this product is not available for Next Day Delivery. It may take 7 - 10 working days to arrive as it is sent directly from our suppliers.
Part of a new range of British beauty products based around Kukui Oil, a treasured health and beauty secret which has been used by Hawaiians for centuries to keep skin soft and smooth. Papaya extract cleanses the skin of dead cells, then aloe vera and kukui oil pump up the moisture content in this fabulous body wash.
Keep a monopoly on your loose change by zipping it up into this useful purse, based on money from the iconic game.
This clever cover for iPhone 5 has a compartment for cards (and notes) so you don't have to carry around a bulky wallet.
Gifts for Girls Princess in pink or tree-climbing tomboy, you’ll find something to delight her in this comprehensive group of gifts for girls. From new arrivals to tricky teens, there’s something for everyone, whether it be practical or frivolous.
Want to know what Tiddles really gets up to when your back is turned? Track his or her every move with the world's first GPS recorder for pets. This lightweight little gadget attaches to a collar and, using an ultra-sensitive multi-channel GPS receiver, tracks your pet's every move. When you want to see where your pet has been, simply download on to your personal profile page on the G-Paws website (it's easy to set up). Here you can view maps of his or her wanderings, and build up a day-by-day profile...
Draughty British houses are no joke in winter, but these brushed cotton pyjamas will combat the winter blues and chills.
Our Experts have handpicked a selection of beautiful bedroom accessories to decorate, organise and enhance the most important room in the house.
Infused with a potent blend of calming lavender and soothing Roman chamomile essential oils, this scented candle will help lull you to the land of nod.
Make a decorative impact, without changing an entire room, by injecting a bit of humour. These luxury cushions are embroidered with various messages - sink back and enjoy.
A former Vogue beauty editor is behind this blissful aromatherapy range that delivers on its promise. The soothing ad sleep-inducing oils of lavender and vetivert have been combined to help you unwind and enjoy a better night's sleep. Run this therapeutic balm on your pulse to help you relax.
We aren't missing a consonant. Each pair of Liberty print knickers is presented in a gift pot.
This brilliantly remodelled cricket bat even uses original bails as hooks. It's a 'howzat' of a piece in the hall or boy's bedroom.
Please note that this product is not available for Next Day Delivery. It may take 7 - 10 working days to arrive as it is sent directly from our suppliers.The item will come separately to the rest of your order.
An adorable fox in the woods illustration is accompanied by a child's name and date of birth and printed on natural linen.
Connock London have struck gold with their scented candle. Its elegant fragrance of Hawaiian flowers will filter through your home, immediately transporting you to balmier climes. We can personally recommend a candle-lit bath with their conditioning bath oil.
Connock London have struck gold with their scented candle. Its elegant fragrance of Hawaiian flowers will filter through your home, immediately transporting you to balmier climes. We can personally recommend a candle-lit bath with their conditioning bath oil.
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