Gifting for holidays and special occasions can be a real challenge for many people. We’re raised with different ideas about what gift-giving should be. Some families exchange opulent gifts, some families give socks. Some people don’t celebrate or exchange gifts at all. The wrong gift (or no gift) has caused plenty of breakups, even divorces. Here are some knockout accessories just for her that will send the right message. These are affordable luxuries.
Trendy Terrific Vegan Tote:
A great tote is not just a fashion statement, it’s a must-have in today’s busy world where we tote too much around! This stylish tote by Doshi is not only good-looking, but it is also large enough to fit an entire long weekends’ worth of items inside. There’s even a secured, padded section for your up to 15″ laptop. The tote has a full zipper closure plus a long strap and two adjustable tote straps. Therefore, I call it a “dream bag.” Doshi not only makes chic and cool-looking vegan fashion, but it also offers high quality.
Some faux leather is hard and can crack or peel. However, Doshi uses soft, pliable vegan material that looks like leather and feels like it too. The hardware is also high quality and is the satiny lining and extra interior pockets. The straps are adjustable and long enough to sling easily over your shoulder. Shorten them to wear the tote over your arm.
Either way, this is the tote for today. The beautifully crafted tote comes in navy or black. It’s the one I keep reaching for. It is large enough to take to work (or school) and stuff extras in for date night right after. The best tote I’ve ever found for travel, and even for shopping when I know “retail therapy” is going to make me carry extra bags. Get one for you and one for someone special ($59) Visit the Doshi Shop Website.
Party Perfect (or anytime) Pearls:
Delicora lives up to it’s name, with beautiful and modern jewelry that is (for the most part) lightweight and somewhat delicate. There’s nothing wrong with that!!! For $48 you can gift these beautiful freshwater pearl “IDA” earrings from Delicora’s “Pearl Powder” collection. Pearls have been a classic for centuries. But what I really like bout these is that they are not boring pearls at all! The hammered gold-filled circles are suspended from slim ear wires making them totally modern, as well as light and easy on the ears. The white pearl drops are large and lustrous, elevating a classic pearl look with a drop of 1.5.” These wear for every occasion earrings are big enough to make a statement but not so much that they become annoying.
It’s also good to know that Delicora started a “give back” program in 2018. For every piece of jewelry sold, 20 meals are donated to children and families in need through Feeding America.
Delicora has donated jewelry and profits to Santa Cruz county public schools, Dress for Success, Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, Save Our Children, Save Our Shores, Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, and various local initiatives. The Delicora jewelry line is currently available in 24 boutiques across the United States, and online at: www.delicora.com.
Infinitely Lovely, An Infinity Necklace:
Advicesisters.com first featured Starlette Galleria in a travel article earlier this year. This company makes great travel jewelry that looks like the real thing but doesn’t cost a fortune. Therefore, for the holidays I really like this classic eternity circle necklace ($60). It will dress up anything you’re wearing. The pendant is 925 sterling silver and is plated in 14K gold or rhodium. The stones are 100% simulated diamond material (AAA CZ). in prong settings. The chain is extendable up to 17″, and the circle measures approximately 1/2”.
However, the eternity circle is such a strong symbol. That’s why I love it as a romantic gift or a special mom, sister, daughter gift. When you purchase something from Starlette Galleria the order was fulfilled by a stay-at-home mom of three that can work flexible hours around her kids’ schedules. And, that product is most likely supplied by one of the several small family-owned wholesalers. For more fabulous faux jewelry pieces Visit the Starlette Galleria.
Express Yourself With Personalized Jewelry!
I hate to play favorites, by the name necklaces by (woman-owned) brand Sincerely Silver really has me so excited! Name chains or “name necklaces” have been around for a long time. I received one for my 16th birthday and I still have it. But the ones by Sincerely Silver take the concept and make it modern, and affordable.
The Dainty Name Necklace is an eye-catching beauty that is just $45 for sterling silver, $55 for gold, and $60 for rose gold like the one I’m showing you in my photo. The name hangs from a 15″ chain, but you can also opt for 18″ and 20″ versions. I couldn’t choose just one so lucky me! Sincerely Silver sent me all three plus the Soundwave Necklace below.
If you’re looking for something even more unique and personalized, it’s got to be the Sincerely Silver custom Soundwave necklace. Send the company a sound file and they will turn it into a personalized necklace. Try it for a “will you marry me?” The proposal, or your first dance along, the baby’s heartbreak, or anything else you wish. If you wish you can choose to add the words on the back. Ours is an editorial sample and it says “I Love You!” Get this in a vertical or horizontal bar for $129 in sterling, gold, and rose gold is $139.
These are not flimsy. I am layering my soundwave and name chains with other small pendants and they look amazing. Or get all three of the name chains and wear them together so everyone really knows who you are! Check out these great items and more at https://www.sincerelysilver.co/
Here’s a Fab Way to “Fidget:Are you looking for an everyday necklace that can be layered? The Patti + Ricky Tula Bar Fidget Necklace by Love Dawne ($33)is a perfect, trendy fit. The delicate necklace is available in 7 different silver chain lengths from 16″ to 28.” The six fidget balls are available in gold-filled, rose gold-filled, or simply sterling silver.
Fidgets are everywhere these days. They are particularly popular right now because they can help some people to concentrate better and relieve stress and anxiety. This jewelry version is not just discreet and practical, it’s going to enhance the necklaces you like to layer. For more information and to see other jewelry items in this “adaptive marketplace” visit the Patti + Ricky website.
A Blanket to LOVE:
Oprah’s Pedicurist Pampers Your Feet:
I’m not always so comfortable suggesting skincare as a holiday gift idea. But whether you are buying this for yourself or for someone else, pampering your feet is (almost) priceless. Poor heels! They’re always the forgotten part of your body. That is, until your wear socks or hose and your heels snag them! Therefore, I’m suggesting the Footnanny 1-2-3- Starter Set ($50) as a great way to smooth your feet. Footnanny was created by Oprah’s personal pedicurist. You know Oprah isn’t going to settle for products that don’t work for her. The line has all sorts of foot-pampering products, but I like the starter set because it’s not complicated to do.:
Step 1 Dry Buff the bottoms and sides of both feet prior to getting feet wet. Then cleanse feet and moisturize with Footnanny Eucalyptus (or choose another scent or unscented) Cream. Our sample had a decadent chocolate scent but due to time constraints, I’m showing you the eucalyptus set.
The final step is to wear the included cotton ankle socks (or your own if you prefer) and let the cream absorb deeply into your skin. Wait about half an hour. The boxed kit is good for about 30 uses. Find all sorts of foot faves on the Footnanny website.