In less than 100 days it’s Christmas! Maybe you are looking forward to that. But I am already thinking… what will I give my best friend or my daughter with Christmas? A bit of panic! My big thumb cannot come up with a great gift idea. So what do you do, when you want to give something special with Christmas?
In some countries or regions, they don’t celebrate Christmas with presents. They have the big event ‘Sinterklaas’. That is a kind of Santa Claus who gives presents to the children. This event is around the beginning of December. But whatever ‘gift party’ you attend to, this blog post can help you out finding special gifts.
Working with Christmas lists?
In a lot of families, everyone who is attending makes a ‘Christmas gift list’. And the gift industry already made a digital version of those lists. Including a lot of advertisements of course. Our family with quite a few youngsters works with the digital version. And my husband, the digital illiterate in the family, hates this.
He makes a list on paper. Period. And sends it around. Unnecessary to say that a lot of jokes are being made about this attitude.
What to ask?
In our family, we set the number of presents and the total price of all the presents you give. We celebrate ‘Sinterklaas’ and that means that you have to write a kind of funny poem with every gift.
I always have problems with what to ask. And those lists looks the same every year. Like socks and body products. And the grandchildren tear the advertisements papers apart to illustrate what they would like to get from ‘Sinterklaas’. Their list is huge!
Today we come together and talk about where and how we will celebrate ‘Sinterklaas’. And here starts my brain searching exercise again: What to ask? And what to give?
Making it a surprise gift?
Those lists are practical. But I love surprises. And I love to see with what my loved ones come up with to give me with Sinterklaas (or Christmas). It takes more effort to find out with what present you make someone really really happy. But ii is also a big challenge.
Since I am into ‘the jewelry’ I hope to find a great surprise gift there. A few years back I had a great success giving zodiac jewelry. The female part of the family got earrings, made of their birthstones. Big success.
If you don’t know what is the birthstone of a certain person, click on the button and I will send you a PDF with all the birthstones and some information about them.
What about a ‘community gift’?
Say you want to give something special to a very dear person. And you really want to make it a ‘never forget’ Christmas present. Maybe because that person did something special for you for a long time, like taking care of your children of you when you were ill. Or you just want to thank for the life she gave to you.
A very durable and special gift is a piece of jewelry, no doubt about that ?. But jewelry is not cheap and it is possible that your budget does not allow the special piece of jewelry you had in mind.
A great tip:
You can find some other persons, maybe your friends of siblings, that feel the same and put your budgets together. And of course, you choose a beautiful piece of jewelry. Why?
- When you get a piece of jewelry you receive a memory, that lasts very long
- Jewelry is durable, eco-friendly and you can recycle the material
- Jewelry makes somebody more beautiful and gives confidence when you wear it.
Come together with the persons that want to join to give that special person a jewelry gift. And make up your minds together what kind of jewelry it should be:
- Necklace, bracelet, earrings or brooch
- Type (statement, minimalist, etc.)
Selection from the collection of FlorenceJewelshop
FlorenceJewelshop will help you out
Send the outcome to FlorenceJewelshop (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will give you a few suggestions. And all of you decide what it will be. Your special present will be wrapped nice and send from the Netherlands (regard the shipping time). And bear in mind that the piece of jewelry you choose (or I make for you) is one of a kind, exclusively designed and made for a special person. And will not be duplicated. Every design is used only once.
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As promised: the PDF about the birthstones. It’s free, just let me know where to send it to.