Christmas Gift Ideas

Alpaca Country Socks?  Wine Glass Draining Rack? Pocket Folding Secateurs? Rainbow Coloured Hip Flasks?  Robin’s Eggs Soaps? Quick Drying Hair Turban? Pocket Fishing Rod? Computer Mug Warmer?

I can see why The Handpicked-Collection prides themselves in unusual and inspiring gifts.

I was sent a catalogue to peruse. I really struggled to choose something to review as there were so many things that I wanted.  In the end, I was torn (excuse the pun, you’ll see why) between Herb Cutting Scissors and a Slate Cheeseboard.  I lucked out and they sent me both.

I have no idea why I chose either, as they were rather indulgent, not something I needed but things I’d like to receive as a gift, take note Hubby!  The Herb Cutting Scissors (£9.95) may look naff but I really like them.  As soon as I took them out of the box you could feel the quality.  I used to struggle to cut herbs, at one point I had one of those Herb Rocking Cutters but didn’t get on with it.  These 5 blade scissors do the job in a jiffy!  Plus, I do like gadgets, including those for the kitchen.

I haven’t used the Cheeseboard (£14.95) yet, as we don’t entertain that often, but again the quality is excellent and I can’t wait to impress our next guests when I ply them with cheese and port. Or come to think of it, I have a friend who is a real foodie and this would make the perfect Christmas present for her!  Would it be inappropriate to re-gift it?

If you need some gift ideas for those difficult to buy for people at Christmas, I’d recommend checking out The Handpicked Collection.  They have gifts for everyone including domestic goddesses, keen cooks, bookworms, gardeners and trend setters starting from as little as £2.95.

Disclosure:  Guessing it’s a no brainer, but I received the products complimentary in return for this post.