Think Pink

October is upon us, which means so is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Check out these 7 gifts that support Breast Cancer research and funding:

1. Circle of Strength Tee: show your support with Ford’s Warriors in Pink Tee! $23

2. New Balance Pink Ribbon:  running shoes that support the cause! $89.99

3. North Face Pink Ribbon Denali: the classic Denali with a pop of pink! $179

4. Resilience Cuff: show your support with this gorgeous rose gold cuff! $34

5. Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar: what better way to support the cause then with chocolate? $3.50

6. Vegan Leather Bag: gorgeous bag  – perfect for Fall! $98

7. Blush and Brush Set: add a pop of pink to your cheeks! $50

Affordable Bling

I recentley became a stylist for Stella & Dot – a jewelry and accessory brand that I LOVE!

Not only is the line fashionable and funky, it is affordable!  Nearly half of the pieces are under $50, and here are a few of my faves – (that happen to make excellent gifts):

1. Artisan Marquis Cuff:  comes in silver and gold $44

2. On the Mark Necklace:  adorable arrow attached to a 16″ chain $49

3. Maylee Ring: adjustable ring – comes in silver and gold $29

4. Deja Vu Pearl Studs:  reversible earrings, can be worn as a pearl or a stud $39

5. Pave Ear Jackets: super fashionable, they come in gold too! $49

6. Beauty Bag:  tribal print bag to hold all of your products $36

7. Sentiment Stone Drops:  3 different color choices – I love the blue! $49

8. Isabelle Wrap Bracelet:  awesome layering piece! $39

Please let me know if I can help you find the perfect gift, and don’t forget that all of Stella & Dot’s packages arrive gift ready! 🙂

New Adventure

I recently became an independent stylist for Stella & Dot – a fashion-forward jewelry and accessory line (that I am obsessed with)!

I am loving every minute of my journey so far, and wanted to let you know that you can now come to Gift Mama (under the BLING Tab at the top) to check out the latest and greatest that Stella & Dot has to offer!

I’ve also set up a direct link for Gift Mama readers to shop my site:  http://www.shopgiftmama.com 

If you have any questions about this fabulous line, or are interested in hosting a trunk show or becoming a stylist, feel free to contact me at: mama@giftmama.com

 

Handwritten Jewels

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, and I just HAD to share!

The Custom Signature Nameplate by Tres Sorelle uses the actual handwriting (of a child, loved one,etc) and turns it into a gold or silver nameplate!

These thoughtful gifts start at $110, and you can check them out here:  Tres Sorelle Nameplate

Ella Watch

I love a gift that gives back, and this watch does just that!

Made from tempered glass and stainless steel, the Ella Timepiece comes in three gorgeous band colors: teal, pink, and white.

The Ella Watch is $29.95 and a portion of the proceeds goes to Save The Elephants.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and I’ve got everything you need to make mama happy!  My first rule for Mother’s Day is to treat Mom like the queen that she is, and my second rule is to NEVER, I repeat NEVER buy her an appliance of ANY KIND (even if she says she wants one).

Getting an appliance for Mother’s Day, is like getting a toothbrush on Halloween…

Here are some of my favorite gifts for Mother’s Day 2015:

1. Mug + Joe – give mom an inspirational mug and a gift certificate to her favorite coffee shop.

2. Club W – if mom is a wine lover, sign her up for a monthly vino club!

3. Spa at Home – the clarisonic mia is always on my must HAVE list – pamper mom at home!

4. Personal Stylist – give mom a new wardrobe – carefully curated and sent right to her door!

5. Handbag – you cannot go wrong with a new bag for mom, like the one that I want this year (hint,hint) 🙂

6. Bling – you also can’t go wrong with some new jewels – I love these handmade stacking bracelets.

Handwritten Bling

There are many options when it comes to customized necklaces, but this one is truly unique because you can wear your love-one’s handwriting around your neck!

The handmade necklaces come in silver, gold, and rose gold.  They are made in the US, and start around $90.

Check them out here: The Urban Smith

Lucky Charms

Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day!  Here are 8 gift ideas to bring you a little luck this St. Patrick’s Day:

1.  Pot of Gold: foil wrapped chocolate covered oreo cookies $24.99

2.  Lucky Penny Necklace:  handmade and personalized $24.00

3.  Gift Basket: delicious soda bread and other yummy Irish treats $39.99

4.  Floating Clover: handmade gemstone necklace $34.00

5.  Green Candle: Dublin clover candle $9.99

6.  Key Chain:  handmade flour leaf clover key chain $15

7.  Bracelet:  green leather wrap bracelet $22

8.  Cookies:  pot of gold cookie collection from one of my favorites! $39.95

XOXO

The Criss-Cross ring is THE ring on the hands of all of the celebrities these days.  That being said, to get your hands on one of them could cost you upward of $6,000!

Leave it to our friends at Joyus to find a comparable solution for wayyy less!  Pictured above is the Ella XO Pave Gold Ring and it is much more affordable at $58.

I also found a few affordable options on Etsy:

This sterling silver and gold fill ring is $50

This rose gold pave ring is $44

And, this double xo ring is made from sterling silver and is $49.50

I love all of them- so cute and stylish 🙂

Fair Treasure December

I am just LOVING getting my Fair Treasure Subscription Box (and I’m sad that it is coming to an end)!  Each month I’ve been giving you a glimpse at what’s inside, and December, just like the other months did NOT disappoint! 

December’s box featured a handmade elephant ornament (made in Nepal), a beaded necklace (made in India), and a gorgeous holiday greeting card (made in the Philippines).

Fair Treasure is a subscription service that curates fair trade products from around the world and delivers artisan goods right to your doorstep!  One month you might receive a pillow from Peru, the next month, a necklace from Nepal – each item is hand-crafted, unique, and follows the fair trade guidelines.

Check out Fair Treasure to see all of their fair trade products, and learn more about the subscription service-it makes an awesome gift!