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Charm Buying Guide: Choosing a Charm for Someone Else

Thinking of a gift for someone special is no easy task. For one, you want to give the impression that the gift is well thought out and that you considered the person’s lifestyle and personality in buying the item. For people who want to create an unforgettable gift-giving experience, sentimental gifts are the best choice.

They are called sentimental gifts because they take the receiver back to a special moment in their lives that bring them nostalgia. One example of a sentimental gift that is both meaningful and personal is a charm that the receiver can add to his or her bracelet to signify special occasions and important things in the wearer’s life.

 

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To help you determine which silver charms to give to the special people in your life, Ross from Fraser Ross put together this guide on which charms are best to give on certain occasions:

 

For your newborn daughter

You don’t have to make your newborn baby wear jewelry at such an early stage, but you can buy a charm bracelet that they will be able to wear when they grow up. Build up a collection of charms that represent important milestones in your daughter’s life, and give it to her as a gift when she’s older. More than getting memorable charms, be sure to get a bracelet that is made from sterling silver, and stay away from nickel silver which can cause allergic contact dermatitis.

 

For your special someone

Nothing is more unique than your own love story. Mark your special moments with charms that can be customized with a personal message, and charms that are engraved with ‘Anniversary’. Giving a charm bracelet complete with charms that celebrate your love is a great way to make every moment count with your special someone.

 

Your sister

Charms are a great way to celebrate your special bond with your sibling. To make it more personalized, consider her personal style as well as the activities she enjoy doing, and get a necklace that will fit her lifestyle. For instance, if she likes hanging pendants and charms on her necklaces, you can get her a sterling silver or gold chain that can accommodate the weight of charms. If you intend to give her charms that are large and heavy, go for twisted link chains and heavy rope chains.

 

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Making the gift personalized

If the person you are giving the charms to has a job that requires typing, you may want to get charms that will fit closely onto the bracelet so that they don’t get in the way when he or she is typing. If your sister or your special someone loves creative accents, buy dangle charms and Murano glass beads that will add drama and a touch of color to the gold or silver chain.

 

Types of charms

When shopping for charms, you will find that there are different types of charms that range in prices based on the material used and on the presence of stones or diamonds.

 

14k gold charms– luminous charms that are made from 14 karat gold. This type of charm is more resistant to scratch due to the presence of other non-gold metals. You can find 14k gold charms in a wide range of designs including opulent flowers, heart clip, and shimmering droplets

 

Sterling silver charms – this type of charm goes well with sterling silver chains. You can choose from dangle sterling silver charms, unicorn charms, and dog tag style charms, just to name a few.

 

Two tone charms (gold and silver) – the perfect type of charm to add elegance into your current charms collection. Two tone charms are made from 14 karat gold and sterling silver.

 

Murano glass charms – these charms draw on centuries of craftsmanship. Intricate methods and traditional techniques are used to create them. Murano glass charms are crafted to accentuate the beauty of color and the depth of the design.

 

When buying charms as a gift, it is important to choose charms that will not damage the bracelet. Pandora charms, for example, have an inner thread that allows the charms to move smoothly around the bracelet without causing scratches.

 

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Transitioning Your Child’s Wardrobe from Summer to Winter

I like going through the kiddies wardrobe every 3 months. That way I get to take out clothing that no longer fits or items that no longer look good. This allows me to ensure they have all they need for the new time of year. I usually do this at the start of a new season, so if there are gaps to fill, I get them filled as soon as possible.

A few weeks ago, I transitioned my children’s wardrobe from Summer to Winter. It was a lot of fun for me to do as always. One of my favourite jobs is sorting wardrobes out, which kind of explains why I wanted to pursue a career in fashion styling, but that is a story for another day.

 

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The kiddies have their Winter wardrobe ready transitioned! Ready for the colder months! So, we said goodbye to some of the Summery pieces and hello to the Autumn/Winter wardrobe. All the warmer clothing and footwear are in place ready to be worn, and the kiddies are loving their new pieces and the new way of styling them.

 

If you are thinking of sorting your child’s ware out for the new season, then you are reading the right post. Here are 4 easy ways of transitioning your child’s wardrobe from Summer to Winter –

 

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Check what you need

The first part of transitioning is to check what your child needs. It makes no sense duplicating pieces or buying clothing that is not needed. Once you have gone through the wardrobe, then you will see where the gaps are and how to go about shopping for them. Some great piece’s I have started with are from the Children’s Designerwear by Strawberry Children. It is a great high-end fashion children’s clothing store with so many stylish pieces for both boys and girls.

 

Get the layers ready

Having layers ready is a great way to ensure your children look stylish and comfy this season. I like to ensure my kids have light layers to complement some of their clothing. So, boleros, cardigans, waist coats, sweaters in various colours and designs must be in place. That way, they can still wear some of their Summer pieces like light shirts and dresses in the Autumn/Winter months. The kids outgrow their clothes so quickly so being able to wear the most of their clothes is also good value for money.

 

Shop for Winter staple pieces

I like to shop for Winter staple pieces and get them ready in time for the season. These include; thick tights, woolly hats, gloves, scarves and coats. It is smart to have a couple of these items as tights tend to rip quite quickly, and gloves and hats usually grow wings, especially with kids at school.

 

 

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Invest in great footwear

It makes sense to invest in great footwear for your children especially in the colder months with the snow and icy roads. Summer footwear is not appropriate, so it is time to make way for the boots, wellies, and trainers to ensure maximum comfort. It might be worth having their feet measured before buying any footwear, just so you get the right sizes.

 

How are you getting your child’s wardrobe ready for Winter? Please share your tried and tested tips below.

 

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Mens Footwear Wishlist

I love fashion. Always have and always will. If I had an unlimited budget, I would be shopping every week. There are many amazing pieces and accessories I would want in my life right now. And there are so many cool fashion items I would love to gift my family and friends while I am at it. M loves shoes. He doesn’t get to shop as frequently because he leaves most of the shopping to me. Which is fine because that is what I do best. M is very into shoes at the moment, which has got me looking at mens footwear. And that is why you are reading this Mens Footwear Wishlist post.

Here are some of the items we have been looking at in the last few weeks.

 

Emporio Armani Driver Shoes Brown £155

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I am so in love with this Emporio Armani Driver Shoes and so is M. The Toffee Brown shade is a beauty and I love the slip on driver style. Emporio Armani makes the most amazing shoes. I wore a pair of Armani sneakers in my last outfit post and they are loved by me and many others. So I can see why this beauty caught our eye instantly. Plus they are dead wo

The design is eye catching with the signature Giorgio Armani Eagle logo lazer cut out across the brown suede tongue and the signature Emporio Armani logo is embossed on the outstep of the ankle. If you are after a new pair of shoes for your man, then you should seriously consider grabbing this stylish pair of Emporio Armani Driver Shoes from Mainline Menswear.

 

Dobell Black Leather Oxford Shoes £49.99

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This Dobell Black Leather Oxford Shoes is so sharp. I love the smart look. The shoes are made from great quality leather and they look so good paired with a suit. M has a pair and loves wearing them so much. They are great office shoes for sure. M has a few items from Dobell already so I knew this was going to be a quality pair of shoes before seeing them. If you are after fabulous black formal shoes, then you need to get this pair.

 

Kurt Geiger London Donnie Trainers £99

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Kurt Geiger is another favourite brand of mine. We have a couple of Kurt Geiger here and we are forever adding to our collection. I love the design of this Kurt Geiger London Donnie Flat Lace Up Sneakers. They come in different colours but this navy blue is my favourite shade. These shoes would look so stylish with a pair of jeans and t-shirt. I love it so much.

 

Simply Sartorial Simply Black 6 Pair Gift Box £69

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A good pair of socks is very Important when it comes to mens footwear. Which is where this stylish box of luxury socks comes in. This London Sock Company luxury 6 pair sock gift for men is a beauty. I adore the packaging. It is so sleek and elegant. This box would be perfect as a gift. These luxury men’s cotton socks look so good. They come in the traditional style, with just a dash of colour, which I think is so pretty. I like the fact that they are finely knitted using luxury Scottish Lisle Cotton blend.

If you are after an elegant box of luxury socks to gift the special man in your life, then you need to check out London Sock Company for this stunning box and many other options.

 

What do you think of these mens shoes and socks? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a lovely weekend.

 

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