This year, hardtofind turns 10! And to celebrate we’re eating our weight in birthday cake and party pies. But we’re also taking a trip down memory lane and recapping some of our top products from the last 10 years. After a decade of supporting small, creative businesses, founder Eri has seen some pretty awesome things pass through hardtofind HQ – here are her top 10 favourite ever finds…


1. ‘My Dad’ Personalised Book for Fathers

“My youngest daughter asked me to buy this for my husband last year for Christmas. She wrapped it up all by herself and proudly gave it to him on Christmas day. He absolutely loved it, and it’s now the story my daughter chooses most nights to read before bed.”


2. Personalised Shooting Stars Ear Climbers

“I have the gold pair of these star ear climbers, and every time I wear them I get so many comments! They sit nice and flat against my ear, which I like, and they’ve never tarnished.”


3. Personalised Map Location Square

“We have this framed, personalised map in our living room. I chose Italy for the map because I’m half Italian, so Italy is very close to my heart. It’s also where my husband proposed to me! We were able to take the kids to the very spot in Fiesole where he proposed, last year – a very special family holiday.”


4. Personalised Grey Kit Bag

“This personalised duffle bag continues to be my go-to buy for blokes. I’ve bought one for my husband, one for my teenage son, and quite a few as birthday presents for my son’s mates.”


5. Personalised Script Socks

“I seem to have collected about three pairs of these personalised socks over the years! They are super warm and comfy – perfect for lounging around in – and they make great stocking fillers.”


6. Body Surfing Handplane

“The design and craftsmanship of these body surfers is exquisite. I bought one for my son a couple of years ago, and he loves it. My dad has one, too. At our last Christmas market, these handplanes sold out!”


7. Personalised Couple Boudoir Cushion Cover

“This personalised cushion sits on our bed at home. The lovely lady who cleans our house once a fortnight fell in love with it, so I bought one for her. Then all her friends started asking her to ask me to buy them one, too! Quite funny – I think I’ve bought four or five of these cushion now…”


8. Iconic Treat Sequin Purse

“This sequin purse is one of my favourite products on the site. It reminds me of fairy bread, and of being a kid. For a trip down memory lane, I highly recommend checking out this seller.”


9. Tour De France 1950 Print

“We have this framed on our wall at home. My husband loves to cycle, and he loves watching the Tour de France! I’m mad for vintage prints.”


10. ‘Super Cool and Fabulistic Sexy Mama’ T-shirt

“I bought myself this T-shirt recently and I love how soft the material is. The slogan says it all, really…”


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