Finding the perfect gift can be tricky, particularly when much of what we visibly see in the shops is over-commercialised. Cue a new company called Inking, who have come up of the clever idea of handpicking a selection of gifts from all over the Internet. Some of the ideas are tested favourites, whilst others are bespoke picks. You can find pamper days, gift experiences, luxury items and plenty of other gift inspiration ideas. I was invited to be a Guest Editor recently for some of the Food & Drink items on the new site and it’s certainly nice to see some more unusual ideas for gifts all in one place. On the home page, there is a simple box which says ‘I’m looking for a gift for…’ followed by ‘He/She is…’ and then ‘A Student/Young Adult/A Senior…’ etc which helps you find the perfect gift in different price ranges to suit your gift profile and budget.
For example, I spotted this lovely cook book holder by Laura Ashley
Photo Credit: Laura Ashley
And this gorgeous Pip Studio cake stand (definitely on my wish list!)
Photo Credit: John Lewis
Whilst another Editor spotted these pretty and colourful French Macarons via Not on the High Street
Photo Credit: Not on the High Street
It’s a simple concept, but I hope it takes off as it certainly helps to have suggestions from lots of different places around the web. You can also save ideas for a later date or click ‘Buy Gift’ which then takes you directly to the site the gift was originally found on.
Pop over and see if you can find some unusual, handpicked gift ideas for Mother’s Day or any occassion ahead or follow @An_Inkling for gift ideas by tweet.
Disclosure: Guest Editing at Inkling is an unpaid role although there is a small commission for any click through on my Editorial picks. I have not received any remuneration for writing this post.