I’m a big animal lover, animal fan, animal fanatic- however you want to put it. That’s why I can’t seem to get enough of jewelry depicting the little beasts, I suppose. I don’t think it’s an accident that people are instantly attracted to jewelry with an animal theme, especially when it’s well rendered. We’ve depended on animals for protection, affection and food for millennia.
In case you haven’t noticed, the election is over and we can now go about preparing for the holiday season. I think we all deserve to kick back a little and enjoy ourselves. It’s certainly been a tense couple of months, so time to unwind and think about some gift giving, eggnog and happier times.
Are you looking for something to brighten up the mood of a young friend? I think a pretty but affordable sterling silver pendant could be just the ticket. I know many of my friends are trying to cut down on their holiday budget this year, and I understand. But you can do that and still give tasteful and meaningful gift items to those you love. And if your little darling is a charm collector, you can go the other route with something like a pretty silver charm she can add to her collection.
For my money, these are two of the best jewelry items you can spend your holiday money on. I like gifting things that I know will actually be worn
Last year I decided to go a different direction and gave all my family rather expensive coffee table books. I think I surprised them; in the past I’ve gone the route of lovely gold or silver jewelry or attractive jewelry boxes. Oh, did I neglect to say that the coffee table books were about jewelry around the world? I don’t seem to stray very far from the subject at hand.
If you are feeling extra flush and want to be a bit more flamboyant, there are still a lot of bargains in gold and gemstones. Of course, you can expect to pay more for high quality items, so do your selecting carefully. I like to pick things out in person if at all possible- I always like to see and feel the stone myself, and see it under different lighting, but that’s just me.
Enjoy your shopping, and have fun! The best part for me is picking out the gifts and imagining the look on the face of my friend or family member when the realization hits- this is a gift that was tenderly chosen, and just for her.