Holiday Shopping

Holiday gifting EngravingI can’t believe is already mid December. With the holiday season upon us. I have been going over my list of gifts for my friends and family. And I want to make sure I am not missing anyone. When I am looking for ideas on what to buy for a gift. I think of something I would like to possibly buy for myself. If I love it, they might too. Lately, I have been all into custom personalized things. I am talking about something like engraving a piece of jewelry or an accessory.

I got most of my holiday shopping during Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. But I still have a few gifts I still need to get, these are some ideas I have added to my shopping cart.

I am a big fan of monograming and have found some really cool options of bags and wallet or keychains, that you can hang onto your bag. It is incredible how adding a few initial letters, can make that gift extra special. If it someone you really don’t know their personal taste, another alternative, is getting an item for the home. A cute mug that you can fill up with cookies or candy or if they are like me and like wine there are some really cute bottle stoppers, made with Marble or Quartz with a letter.

Holiday Shopping Ideas

For gold jewelry, I have been loving brand AU-Rate, due to their affordable pricing on conscious gold. I just recently learned that they offer, the service of personalized engraving onto some of their pieces. I am really liking the simpleness of their designs, which makes them easy to wear everyday. My pick for gifting would be one of the necklaces that you can customize the pendant with engraving up to 10 characters and add a birthstone.

Engraving pendant
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One more idea is if you are crafty like me, maybe make your own water bottle either by painting it or using DIY kit that you could shop online.

Do you like the idea to give or receive a personalized gift? If so let me know on the comments!

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