a month ago
We love this store and visit every time we shop at themetro. The items that are stocked are of a very good quality. We've bought a number of the jellycat toys from the store The staff are always lovely. This is one shop worth visiting.
- Travelling w
2 years ago
A regular Aladdin's cave of excellent gifts and pressies and all supporting the local college, students and businesses to boot! Ran by a really friendly bunch of peeps too. What's not to like? There's always something in there that makes you thing "Oh, wouldn't that be great for [insert name of relative/friend/pet/colleague here]?" :-) And if like me, you are a bit challenged when it comes to thinking of good gift ideas, handPICKED might just be the answer to your problem.
- Mark H
a year ago
Adore this shop! Beautiful and original gifts. Only wish they had a website!
- Nessy B

About us

handPICKED is a test trading shop in a prime position in the Intu Metrocentre, run by Gateshead College. The shop is a social enterprise with profits donated back to the Gateshead College Foundation. The shop helps to promote and support student entrepreneurship; provides real projects in a business setting; builds network connections and supports and promotes local enterprise by offering an affordable outlet in a prime retail space.

We offer exclusive, special, top quality products at affordable prices.

We are an independent gift shop with a colourful array of handpicked delights and the products range from stylish home-ware, beautiful jewellery, vintage prints to local products which reflect our geordie heritage.

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Unit 1.51 Upper Green Mall, Metrocentre Metrocentre
NE11 9YG
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat:9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun:11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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