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The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Loved Ones
We’ve created the perfect Christmas gift guide for all your family and friends, with presents we think they’ll love. Our guide features presents for her, for him, grandparents, pet lovers, mums-to-be and even a stunning gift under £70. We’ve carefully...
Our Founder’s Favourite Christmas Gift Picks
Have you put your Christmas decorations up? Finished your present shopping? The festive season is just around the corner, and it’s feeling very Christmassy at the Hand on Heart studio.  Our exceptionally talented elves have been busy creating your beautiful...
How to Get the Kids Involved in Christmas Gift-Giving
Christmas is a magical time for children, and there are some brilliant ways you can involve them in gift-giving. We all know how difficult it can be to take children shopping at the best of times, never mind when it’s...
Christmas Presents For Your Dog
‘On the Fur-st day of Christmas, my human gave to me…’ – Our Favourite Gift Ideas for Dogs!  Have yourself a furry little Christmas and guarantee a wagging tail this December with our festive gift guide for four-legged friends.   To...
How to Help Children Deal with Grief
Did you know that one child in every UK classroom will experience the death of someone close by the time they reach the age of sixteen? That heart-breaking fact comes from our charity partner, Grief Encounter – an incredible charity...
What to Buy for New Parents Who Are Expecting in 2022?
Finding the perfect gift for new parents can be a challenge. The list of things to buy often feels endless, and of course, there's always the risk of buying something they already have. So, how about buying the expectant parents...
Helping a Loved One Deal with Grief at Christmas
If your loved one is dealing with grief at Christmas, it can be difficult to know how to help them. Grief is an intense, upward struggle that can feel relentless, and coping with grief at Christmas can be especially hard. ...
Push Presents - they're more popular than you think!
'Push Presents' can be a little divisive, but there's no doubt that they've soared in popularity over recent years. Considered a modern way of saying 'congratulations,' push presents are a gift given to a woman after she's given birth (usually...
Where The Ashes of The Famous Are Scattered
The decision of what to do with cremation ashes is a complex one. We understand it’s an incredibly personal decision – do you scatter them in a place that your loved one adored? Or create something out of the ashes...
Ways to Remember Your Beloved Pet
Pet loss and grieving a pet is an extremely difficult experience. There's no denying the magical connection between a person and their pet. Pets are such a special part of the family, which makes saying goodbye to them a really...
Why Your Christmas Doesn't Need to be Perfect
Christmas is 'The Most Wonderful Time of The Year' and we love Christmas here at Hand on Heart, but we understand that it can be a stressful period too.   So much goes into Christmas – there's present buying, the logistics...
The first Christmas without a Loved One
The first Christmas without a loved one can be difficult. Coping with grief at any time isn’t easy, but the festive period can be especially challenging. Even if you lost someone a long time ago, Christmas could bring memories to...
Ten Tips to Start Your Christmas Shopping Early
The festive countdown can naturally feel a little frantic. December always seems to rush by in a tinsel-sprinkled blur of house decorating, present shopping (and wrapping!), mince pie baking, and planning for Christmas dinner. Of course, it's much more enjoyable...
3 Beautiful Ways to Remember Loved Ones at Your Wedding
A wedding is one of life's most exciting celebrations! There's nothing more wonderfully heart-warming than watching two people exchange their vows and say 'I do' in front of loved ones.  However, as happy as a wedding is, it can also...
Grieving the loss of a pet
It’s a heart-breaking experience when a beloved pet passes away. Pets are part of the family, and the grief can be just as strong when a pet dies as mourning the loss of a family member or friend. We share...
22 Unique Things to do with Cremation Ashes
Remembering a loved one is personal to you and the relationship you had with them. Deciding what to do with cremation ashes is never an easy decision, but it's something you should do in your own time and when the...
June's Donation of Profits to Grief Encounter

Did you know that every 22 minutes, a child in the UK is bereaved? We are now 10 days into donating 10% of all gross profits to Grief Encounter in the month of June, and already have over £800 to be donated.

Baby Loss and Handprint Jewellery, A Real-Life Story
(Trigger Warning - Baby Loss) Back in 2010, we were exhibiting at a large show. There had been a lady gazing intently at the jewellery in our display cabinet for a good while. On being offered assistance, she had quietly...
Supporting Grief Encounter
We're delighted to have chosen Grief Encounter, a charity which supports children following the untimely death of a family member, as our Charity of the Year. Throughout the month of June, we will be donating 10% of all profits to Grief Encounter....
Emma's HoH Story...
We love hearing the stories behind our Hand on Heart creations. Emma's story highlights that it doesn't matter how much time passes, our loved ones never leave our heart.... "I wanted to buy something special for my Nan's 80th birthday...
Helen's HoH Story
Helen shares her Fingerprint Necklace made in memory of her sister who tragically passed away at the age of 22...