12 years ago this year Gifts from Handpicked was launched. Having been made redundant from a 12 year catering career Natalie yates the owner decided to try something completely new! Inspired by a lovely Gift Shop in Harrogate she visited her first trade show and bought enough items for some ladies nights. Selling online wasn’t part of the plan, all she wanted was a part-time income as her son was just 1. Little did she know the journey she was about to embark on.
They have recently just moved into Brand New premises nearly 3 times bigger than the previous in July 2020, juggling the busy period during covid-19 where sales boomed with the rise in online sales along with moving a whole unit with over 2,500 lines! Previously in 2015 GFHP moved into premises in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire from the small office space in the garage attached to Natalie's house. Natalie never thought the stock that was once in the airing cupboard at home would fill a huge warehouse. With over 2500 product lines they are now bursting at the seams. (It’s all the trade shows!!) They have 5 members of staff, 3 websites and still manage to make light work of the thousands of orders a week at Christmas!!
GFHP is an award winning website (they've even won awards for their website design!) that is easy to navigate, enticing and attractively designed. It’s what’s at the heart of the business, along with amazing customer service, attention to detail and a personalised approach. They source all their products themselves and have very high standards!
They have quickly established themselves as the “go to” website for all things gift related. Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, engagement or a child's gift there’s something to suit your needs and budget. For those who love to buy decorations for their home, from frames to cushions there’s a brand, colour and style in our warehouse to decorate every home.
Their aim is to enhance your shopping experience, offer choice, excellent customer service and quality gifts which will make you and your receiver smile. Fun, quirky, beautiful and special – are just some of the gifts they sell. From mugs, tins, keepsakes and children’s gifts to our wide range of seasonal - our Christmas collection is never ending!
GFHP has featured in the press and even had their products on television. They ship all over the world from Germany, Israel, New York to Australia you name it, there’s probably a GFHP gift somewhere! They do stunning gift wraps too, so they can send your gift straight to the recipient without paying the postage twice.
Order from them before 1pm, your order will be sent that day. They pride themselves on being a family business sharing the same values. They offer a no quibble returns policy and if you contact them – you can expect a reply that day Mon-Fri. It is simple really. They take their customers seriously – after all, where would they be without you?
Supported by a great team who you can see on this page, with 5 staff members throughout the year and more temps at their busier times. (pictured right to left) all from an ex caterer (Natalie) who gave it her all with a lot of help from her Mum, a Clarks shoe fitter (Zoe), a travel agent (Lyndsey), a school leaver (Maddie) and an apprentice (Charlotte), a winning combination!!!
Wishing you an enjoyable shopping experience,
Natalie, Zoe, Lyndsey, Maddie and Charlotte