5 gift ideas for daughters of all ages

Daughters have a tendency to grow into young women all too soon. While they will always be your little girl, dolls and cuddly toys quickly come off the gift wish list to be replaced by clothes, shoes, jewellery and cosmetics.

Is your little girl starting to grow up? If she is and you are stuck for ideas about what to buy her for Christmas this year then you might like to consider these ideas:

  1. Charm bracelet – a great choice for of all ages. For younger girls the sterling silver charm bracelet from the Little Wishes collection will make the perfect gift. The beautiful bracelet will hold any of the lovely charms like the Silver Ballet Shoes, Silver Ice Cream, Silver Bumblebee and Silver Rabbit.

The Lovelinks range is diverse and offers something special for everyone and Biba’s sophisticated range are perfect for a more mature recipient. Charm bracelets also give you the opportunity to continue buying charms as gifts on special occasions in the future.

  1. An experience – sometimes the best thing you could buy your daughter is a memory. Taking her to a West End show or a concert is a fun and thoughtful way to celebrate over the holidays. Other experiences that make the perfect girl include spa breaks, beauty parlour vouchers or a fine dining meal with the family. A day or night on the town is an especially great choice for larger families where one-on-one time can be hard to come by.
  1. Pendant necklace – Pendants look gorgeous on girls of all ages and often come in sets with matching earrings. These sets are perfect for Christmas and can be worn both separately and as a pair. The Heart Locket pendant from Little Wishes is perfect for younger girls while your adolescent daughter will be thrilled to receive simple yet elegant necklaces from Swarovski or Michael Kors. As your daughter ages, pear pendants or diamonds will be welcomed additions to their jewellery boxes.
  1. Art – canvasses, photographs or paintings are a special way to say happy holidays this season. This is true for girls of all ages because the range of artwork available is extensive. For a younger girl, consider creating canvass out of their favourite photograph or a snap of the family. As daughters enter their early twenties and begin to venture out on their own, there is not always a budget for decorating. Many brands currently sell affordable prints or graphic art that can lighten up their flat.
  1. Watch. A watch is a wonderful gift for any daughter and there are so many to choose from that you are sure to find one to suit at a price you can afford. The Baby-G ladies watch is a chunky watch that the active girl will love and Ice-Watch has a collection of fun, colourful and inexpensive watches. There are also sophisticated, elegant watches at modest prices from manufacturers like Citizen, Michael Kors, Vivian Westwood and Chanel.

Jewellery, experiences and artwork are perfect Christmas gifts for your daughter or daughters irrespective of their ages. Little Wishes has a great collection that is just right for younger girls, while for older girls there are a range of brands and styles available that will be sure to make your special little girl happy.

Anna Adams is a blogger on fashion and shopping.

Marry You, Marry Me? But One Must have a Ring First

Tis the season for marriage proposals! Seems to me that late Spring/early Summer is the season for the weddings and during the colder month season it becomes times for couples to engage each other with a proposal for a lifetime of love together. Notice, I did not say lifetime of bliss, but if you choose the right person to marry then I suppose maybe you will have a lifetime of bliss. It all depends on the choices we make and the first choice a person makes when proposing is the engagement ring. Mind you, not every wedding proposal carries a man down on one knee with a ring in hand but that’s my silly little fairy tale idea that plays out in most romantic films.

There are many companies online that offer a better pricing range than most local shops, at least that has been my experience. Most recently I was introduced to Whiteflash, a company that sells Certified Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and other jewelry for the jewelry lover in your life. If I were to ever, ever get married again I would prefer a man down on one knee with a 3 stone ring in hand, beyond that, I want him to do something unique to who he is to show his love to me in that moment. While I am not a huge money spender, I do know putting forth the most heart felt, personal proposal for the woman you love will become a memory of a lifetime.

3 Stone Proposal BandI can completely understand how it would be difficult for a man to choose an engagement ring for their proposed future wife, that is if the wife has a very specific opinion on what jewelery she will accept for an engagement ring. Maybe if that is the case, you should wait on proposing and give you a ring of commitment instead such as one of the hearts and arrows diamonds ring selections. Proposing to the woman of your dreams is not all about her, it is about the love you two share. The future wife and husband; together in harmony being one combined couple, building a family or combining a family you all have already; depending upon if you are starting fresh or coming back to the idea of marriage after having been divorced previously.

There are so many amazing wedding band ideas as well as engagement ring ideas out there for even the most simple of men. I know not all men are super romantic and that is okay but be sure to know if you are buying a ring with certified diamonds because later on when that ring breaks or a “diamond” is lost, it will be extremely important to know if you purchased a fake diamond ring (cubic zarconia) or certified diamonds. Designer engagement rings may cost a bit more, but they are known to last quite a bit longer. With some products, especially jewelry, money spent can really make or break the long term wear and tear a jewelry piece can handle.

My advice to you is that if you are ready to be proposed to, do not rush your partner into the idea. It is always best to leave the partner you absolutely love to be ready on his/her own to get to that step because then, and only then, will you know for sure that you are marrying someone who proposed to you when the time was right for you two as a couple for the long haul.

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NOVICA Decor is Going to Bring Beauty to New Living Room

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Today I am sharing with you all a wonderful site called NOVICA, a fair trade artisan website.  NOVICA works with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. There are two parts to today’s article because I am not only reviewing a gorgeous piece of art that will hang in my new home but I am sharing the NOVICA Curation site where you can look around and pin to Pinterest the pieces you like most.

I had a look around at all of the beautiful items on the NOVICA website and must admit it was rather difficult to choose just one thing. After over an hour of looking at the site I had decided on a mirror that has song birds around it and this is the most beautiful mirror I have ever laid eyes upon…

 NOVICA Mirror

I am going to be sharing more on this mirror and the details behind the artist once I get settled into my new place because at this time, I wasn’t really able to unpack the mirror for fear of not being able to get it safely packed back tight for the move.

Like I said, NOVICA is a site with many items for you to view and purchase. There  is something about the jewelry on site that grabbed me too. There were the most beautiful Amethyst Dangle Earrings on NOVICA’s website too! Since purple is my favorite color, Amethyst jewelry has always sucked me in by it’s sparkling beauty.


With Summer coming I bet jewelry for all of your parties may be needed and that my friends is why I believe you may enjoy these Silver Pendant Necklaces to go with your outfit on a nice cool Summer evening get together.

In all honesty you can find jewelry, home decor, handbags, accessories and much more over at NOVICA’s website. I suggest you go take a peek yourself at their Garnet Dangle Earrings and remember to Like NOVICA on Facebook as well as follow @novica on Twitter to keep up to date with their latest news & happenings.

What is your favorite piece or item found on NOVICA’s website?

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Jewelry to Represent Ancient Traditions

I am a sucker for astrology, my sign Scorpio fits me near perfectly so being that is the case I always look for various ways to wear my sign. I plan to get a tattoo in all honesty some day with my astrological sign but that’s a bit more time consuming than getting jewelry that displays my sign proudly!  Astrology Jewelry is a great way for me to show off my sign and my daughter loves jewelry like this as well so it makes the perfect gift for holidays and birthdays!

Whether you are into astrological signs or other areas in science, there is a jewelry store that mixes fashionable jewelry with science and makes beautiful selections for every woman’s fashion desires. The Sacred Geometry Jewelry  for example has the flower of life pendants which are just gorgeous. The flower of life is great for healing and connecting one with their higher self. I would love a friendly reminder to be healthier and be more in tune with my higher self. The flower pendant is gorgeous too.  I am still personally stuck on Scorpio jewelery no matter what other gorgeous selections I find.

So when I was looking for jewelry as a gift idea and happened upon David Weitzman – Jewelry artist work I was amazed! He is a cosmic jewelry artist and the work he does is simply amazing. I love for starters that there are gold and silver options to just about every option of his sacred artistic  jewelry collection. The next best thing about David Weitzman’s jewelry is that he covers a wide range of sacred beliefs and tradition in art form, jewelry.  If you are looking for jewelry that has meaning behind it then I would certainly say to check out David Weitzman’s work!

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CLOSED {Extended]Nanostyle $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway #win #giveaway @NanoStyleJewel


Today I am excited to share some information about a company called Nanostyle in addition they are offering one lucky person who enters and is chosen randomly to win a $50 Gift Certificate for Nanostyle!

I hear that every woman loves jewelry, is this right? Well then if you are a woman or someone who is in love with a woman you need to check out what I have to share about NanoStyle.

About NanoStyle

NanoStyle’s contemporary jewelry collections present an exquisite range of onyx and cubic zirconia jewelry collections interconnecting faiths and beliefs through the power of adornment. NanoStyle pendants are made using a unique imprint technology with outstanding visual impact coupled with the flawless CZ stone to bring everlasting beauty to your expression of faith, belief or ideas.

Offering a wide range of jewelery that will fill the wish list of any female in your life! Jewelry is a great gift idea for any woman!  I know I would love the Scorpio Zirconia Pendant for my 30th birthday this year! It’s a beautiful pendant to show I am Scoprio!

Another style pendant I noticed at NanoStyle was the love pendants, I mean what a great, stylish way to say I love you! I noticed that they have a variety of selections to choose from which means you can say I love you in whatever way works best for your loved one! This jewelery collection will certainly bring a smile to your loved ones face this anniversary, birthday or other special occasion.

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