It can be so difficult to find a gift for the women in your life for a wedding, holiday or event. I find that the gifts that mean the most to me are the ones that are personalized and when I wear it I feel the love of that friend or family member with me. My girlfriend, Kim gave me a beautiful charm necklace on my birthday with a simple "Lo" on the front and "luv u k." on the back. I don't wear a lot of jewelry, but this is something that makes me feel special when I wear it. I employed the same idea when my dear friends Kathleen and Kelly's mother died last year. I found a massive array of artisans on Etsy.com who customize jewelry to fit any budget. I loved working with an individual instead of a factory and I was so thrilled when the necklaces arrived beautifully packaged. It seemed a fitting gift to let my friends know that they were special to me.
I worked with a bride yesterday on her wedding day and I fell in love with this peacock bag that she purchased on Etsy. She had her new initials embroidered on the inside of the teal lining. I love these easy creative ways of making a gift to yourself or others special!