the best present I ever received…

Sophie Cornish, Co-founder and Managing Director

the best birthday present I ever received…

My husband had the prettiest necklace and earrings made for me the birthday I had just before we got married. I was, and still am, ridiculously fussy, which was why he had them specially made so they would be just right. I wore them on my wedding day, of course, so they are doubly meaningful.

the worst birthday present I have received…

A step-ladder, at my 21st birthday party. I had just bought my first flat at the time and someone thought it would be a very amusing and original present to help with my decorating. My then ten-year-old sister climbed it, fell off, broke her arm and my mum spent my party in the casualty department. Monogrammed lavender bags are so much safer!

the latest present I bought from notonthehighstreet.com…

I bought a hand-painted bird house for a friend who really does have everything, including a rather lovely garden! She hung it outside her kitchen window there and then and it makes me happy to see it every time I sit drinking tea with her.



To read about the notonthehighstreet.com team’s favourite and least favourite gifts click here!