London, UK (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
The Handpicked Collection's sleek new catalogue is hot off the press! Jam packed full of fresh ideas and unique tips on shopping and entertaining, this year The Handpicked Collection is bursting with even more classic and original gifts for Him, Her and the Kids, and launches just in time for the Christmas rush to ensure a glittering "it's perfect" response from everyone on your list! Their expert panel, made up of lifestyle journalists and industry experts have had a busy year. It's their job to spot trends and the products that stand out from the rest, and they vet everything that features in The Handpicked Collection.
The Handpicked Collection is beautifully photographed, featured within a coffee-table worthy catalogue and easy to navigate website, and each product is backed up by pithy editorial to give a sense of why it's so special. What unites every product is originality, show-stopping style and a sense that it must have taken the giver months to track it down.
The latest catalogue includes a new book section with a choice of page-turners for all ages and interests from Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted To Know (£14.99) to delicious recipes from Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, a golden treasury of classic treats (£16.95).
Other newcomers to the collection include a luxurious Violet May Blackberry Mobile Phone Purse (£184.95) and stunning Laptop Bag (£494.95) padded with raspberry cotton lining, an exclusive silver Dragonfly Pendant bedecked with baubles (£39.95) that will dress up or down any outfit and a Pure Cashmere Travel Wrap (£224.95) which will ensure she looks the part and is wrapped up well at any event this Winter.
With over 125 products costing £15 or less, including triple-milled soaps, marble drinks cubes, enormous Jolly Mugs, Fridge Frames, and Drinks Coasters that can be personalised with photos or names, you can even wrap Christmas up with style without spending a fortune.
A choice of gifts for gentlemen from every age, be he trendy teen, city slicker, country gent or budding chef, the bold and beautiful Very Vintage Wine Coasters (£22.50 for a set of four) will guarantee a fine reception and the Norman Copenhagen Cognac Glass (£29.95) helps any serious drinker appreciate the bouquet, holds the right amount and allows the liquor to maintain the right temperature. For something a little quirky and imaginative the Natural Slate Cheeseboard (£16.95) can be personalised with chalk so you can name the contents before they're wolfed up.
You've been framed! Now it's time for the piste performer in your house to show off their exploits in the fabulous Ski and Snowboard picture frames (£24.95), give grandmother a cute walnut Photo Tray with mounted spaces for photos (£27.95) or make a statement out of cocktail hour with the quirky Frame Drinks Coasters (£14.95 for a set of four) that also help theme a party.
Mums and dads can banish bedtime blues with the eco friendly Pump Up Penguin Torch (£5.50), perfect for reading under the covers and brighten up their bedrooms with the Pirate and Ballerina clocks (£12.95). Make little ladies feel grown up with a watch with interchangeable ribbon straps (£13.95) - great for girls who like to match and teach your tots about London's most important landmarks in time for the 2012 Olympics with London In A Bag (£12.95). Even rainy days can be fun with the new Paint Your Own Umbrella (£11.95), guaranteed to give sunny smiles and the My First Rocking Horse (£39.95) - just the right size for tiny tots to gallop indoors.
Other winning presents for adults include the Travel Alarm Case (£29.95) which comes with its own leather pouch, Brown Leather Sketch Book With Tie (£34.95) for arty types or those who love to scribble notes on their travels and intricately decorative Etched Glass Storm Lanterns (£25.95) that work well inside or out.
Once the giving and receiving is over put pen to paper on the Boxed Note Cards (£14.95) made with stiff ivory card to make your correspondence that little bit more special.
The Handpicked Collection is the lifestyle shopping bible, offering a choice of smaller gifts and perfect stocking fillers as well as more spoiling presents for everyone.
For orders: http://www.handpickedcollection.com; 0845 6023578
KPR Katie Buik katie @ kpr.uk.com 07796 176 037or Kaya Rozwadowska kaya @ kpr.uk.com 07813 111 423
Notes to editors:
The Handpicked Collection is a website and series of catalogues featuring classic and hidden gems. It differs from other websites in that everything in it has been vetted by an independent, expert panel of journalists, entrepreneurs and trendsetters aimed at giving customers the confidence to shop knowing that they're getting something special. Every product is endorsed with helpful editorial explaining what makes it special. All products from the gift catalogue continue to be available on-line or can be bought over the phone and all deliveries will be made within 48 hours. Last orders for Christmas will be accepted on December 18th.