I find normal birthday gifts hard enough to buy for some people but when it comes to a milestone birthday I struggle even more.
These are the birthdays you want to mark and make special and a bunch of flowers, bottle of wine or even a pub lunch just won’t cut it for these special birthdays.
These are ones you’ll want to find a perfect gift for so they can look back and remember it fondly.
I still have gifts I was given for my 18th and 21st birthdays and these are amongst some of my most treasured items, a musical gold loose powder case which was my late nan’s was given to me on my 18th by my parents. My Nan passed away when I was young and this is an item I hold dear to my heart. It has never been used to actually hold make-up and is in immaculate condition, every now and then I do like to take it out, wind it up and listen to the music play.
Another item I received on my 18th was a charm bracelet, my parents had been slowly making it up for me for 18 years adding a charm each year – some to mark special events in my life – a cross for my Christening etc. It is something I cherish (too heavy to actually wear but one of my favourite piece of jewellery because of the amount of thought which went into it), I am actually making up one of these bracelet’s for Emmy’s 18th because I love mine so much.
My Mum is about to celebrate her 60th Birthday next month so I have been seeking out the perfect gifts for her to mark this occasion – We are all having a family holiday staying in a Holiday park in Great Yarmouth and I have paid for the Caravan for my parents as her main present but I want to have something she is able to unwrap on the day.
Here are a selection of the gifts I thought she would like:
I love my Mum to the stars and back so this is a way of giving her her very own star – to name one after her!
Naming a star for your loved is a beautiful notion which in recent years has become a reality. Plucking a star from obscurity, the Intergalactic Star Database will give it your chosen name, and a unique database number which belongs solely to the recipient!
You’ll receive detailed info to help you track down your star with a telescope, and an official certificate proving that it has been registered. This is a thought-provoking gift idea; romantic when given to a partner, heart-felt and loving when given to a child or parent.
Whatever the thought behind this magical gift, it brings with it all the enchantment of the galaxy and the night sky, and anyone who loves to look up at the stars is sure to be over the moon with it!
Ladies Engraved Bracelet Watch
This fantastic engraved jewellery gift beautifully combines a ladies quartz watch and a bracelet in one, with a gorgeous silver plated finish and a choice of onyx or pearl coloured inset.
You can choose which coloured inset you prefer in the drop by using the drop down selection box on the website. This item can be personalised with engraving on the back of the watch – 33 characters over 3 lines. This lovely engraved watch has a spring opening, you just push back the inset end of the bracelet to reveal the watch underneath, letting go returns the watch to it’s hidden position meaning it won’t keep getting scratched with day to day wear. Once engraved your personalised bracelet comes in it’s own presentation box meaning you don’t even have to wrap it up if you don’t want to. Available from Giftsonline4u along with other personalised watches, add the wording you like to make ultra special – how about adding a nickname which only the two of you know for an ultra special gift?
This items is like wearing two pieces of jewellery at the same time, I know I hate wearing watches and often they clash with my outfits for this is a great choice for the fashion conscious. Check out other engraved gifts for her over on the website.
These are Earrings which are a little different. with just a single stud earring these give the illusion that you are wearing 3 hooped earrings at the same time, from certain angles they look like they spiral through 3 separate holes in your ears when actually they are illusion earrings made to look like you’ve extra piercings.
Available in 3 colour options: Rose Gold on Sterling Silver, Sterling Silver & 18k Gold Vermeil on Sterling Silver. These retail at £49 and come presented in a beautiful gift box with velvety carry bag – all packaging is made from eco-friendly materials and all products from 100% recycled silver.
This bracelet is beautifully crafted and can be personalised with wording or numbers to your choice, each silver finished bracelet is adorned with wonderful black and silver charms, some of which are bejewelled or otherwise decorated to make them even more eye-catching.
One charm, too, is particularly special thanks to both its shape and its adornment. That charm is the large heart-shaped one that graces each bracelet and which is expertly engraved – I have had this engraved with ’60’ on ready for mum’s birthday.
It is sure to catch the eye, the beautiful engraving adorning that charm can be fully personalised to display any age you wish, to make it just right for the landmark birthday.
This pretty double mirror made with beautiful high shine chrome this really is a gorgeous piece of engraved jewellery. A special gift for a special girl, this classy mirror would make a great present on Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or a loved one’s birthday. Handily sized for makeup check-ups on the go, this mirror is the perfect addition to any handbag or nightstand. And with a large personalisation area on the face (a maximum of 20 characters per line), there’s ample opportunity to leave the perfect message.
I have had this engraved from the kids to Nanny and thankfully it also comes in a cute velvet pouch for safely storing in her handbag to help avoid scratches.
This is actually the one thing I treat myself to each month, I’ve had an ongoing subscription for over 2 years now and it’s a great way of trying out new make-up and beauty products at a fraction of the price.
Each month a selection of miniature items arrive at your door – up to 6 and sometimes there will be full sized products too, ranging from face creams and scrubs to make-up items, make-up brushes and perfume samples it’s a fun way to try something new and if you like it you can go to the website and purchase the full sized items.
This is an online monthly magazine subscription, gone are the days of your house being cluttered with magazines – you can now have them on your phones, tablets and computers and for a fraction of the cost too – just £7.99 and you are able to read as many as you like!