It's that time of year again, the few months leading up to Christmas when we all start worrying about finding the perfect Christmas gifts for our loved ones! I probably spend way too much time over thinking and over analyzing the gifts we give at Christmas. I always wonder if the gift we're giving sends the right message to the recipient and expresses how much we care for them, and thought about them when we were buying their gift. Gifts needn't be extravagant or costly, but thoughtful, and hopefully, unique. Of course there is always the easy way out, a gift card, but I try to avoid giving gift cards because they feel so impersonal.
My favorite kinds of gifts to give at Christmas (and receive!) are personalized ones! Engraved photo frames, custom note paper, monogrammed make up bags, embroidered blanket throws, and engraved jewelry, to name a few. Stella & Dot offers a wide variety of beautiful jewelry that you can customize to say anything you want! They have necklaces, cuff links, bracelets and charms.
When I was deciding what I wanted on my necklace I had a hard time deciding because the combinations and options are endless! You could put...
Your partner's first initial + your first initial
Your last name
Your first name
Your dog's name
Any special number in roman numerals
Your company's name
...I could go on and on!
Like I said, I had a hard time deciding what to put on my Signature Engravable Bar Necklace, a piece of jewelry I'd likely be wearing everyday for a long time. I thought about putting Owen and Baby #2's first initials, but I knew I'd want to wear the necklace right away, and we're not ready to give his name away yet, so I decided against it until after he's born.
The next most obvious choice was our wedding date, August 7th, 2010 or 08.07.10! It's was a very special day to us, of course, and after five years of marriage and nearly two children later, it's a nice reminder of the day we said "I do!". It's also special because we share a wedding date with my parents, who were married on August 7th, 1976.
The Signature Engravable Bar Necklace is $59 and comes in silver or gold, and all engraving is complimentary. I love that I can wear the necklace alone, or stacked with other longer necklaces!