Customizable Puzzle Piece Necklaces

Here’s a gift that will work for either your best friend, boyfriend, mom, grandma or really anyone who appreciates a well thought out sentimental gift. Its a personalized puzzle piece (try saying that three times fast) necklace from Things Remembered I feel as though people tend to shy away from Things Remembered unless they are shopping for a wedding gift or their grandma, but it is actually a really neat store with a lot of sentimental trinkets. And I love anything sentimental.


What I love about these necklaces is that even though the puzzle piece is girly, the chain gives it a masculine feel. I got these necklaces for me and my boyfriend on our one year anniversary and he likes it (he does not really wear it but he carries it on him).  These may work better for a best friend or for a guy that you know will wear it, but even if he does not wear it (like mine) he will appreciate it.

These stainless steel puzzle piece necklaces with a 40″ adjustable chain are $40.00. I believe the engraving costs $5.00 for the first word and $3.00 for each word after, at least that is how much it cost when I got mine done two years ago.

The fact that these necklaces are so customizable and work for any gender make it a truly versatile gift. Tis’ the season for letting that special someone in your life know how much you care.

You do not have to get them engraved. It is still an attractive piece of jewelry without it. The puzzle pieces will still fit together whether or not you added words to it, so people will still know you belong to each other.

If necklaces are not your thing but you still like the puzzle piece idea, there is a key chain option for the same price. They are still customizable, but you do not have to wear them around your neck.

Weddings: They’re Not Just for June

Customizable hanger, perfect option for a wedding gift.

Customizable hanger, perfect option for a wedding gift.

I know what you’re thinking, weddings are usually a summer topic. And yes, while most weddings happen in May and June, there are still a few scattered about throughout the year. Take my friend Allison for example, she just married the love of her life this past Saturday. So yes, while weddings may be a more popular subject for the summer months, fall- and even winter- weddings are indeed a thing. That being said, we cannot forget about the weddings gifts!

I was racking my brain deciding what to get Allison and David. I could have gone with the traditional blender, or knife set, but that is so boring! As I have said before, I love getting personalized gifts that actually mean something. One of my favorite sites to go to for weddings gifts is Etsy. Etsy is a super popular, well known site so you know you its trustworthy, and because most of the gifts are hand-made it is the perfect site to go to if you want something personal!

The gift I chose for Allison and her hubby David were these super cool customized hangers. Like I said, they were hand-made out of wood and use twisted aluminum wire to write out the last name of the bride and groom. You can add a bow, pearls, or both to the hanger and its as cheap as $5.99 plus tax.

The reason I love this gift idea so much is because, generally, the hanger is used to hang up the brides wedding dress (and if you get one for the groom he can hang up his suit- if he didn’t rent it of course). The wedding dress is probably the most important keepsake from the brides special day. Therefore, it deserves more than just a cheap, plastic hanger from the dollar store.

I chose to put Allison’s new last name on the hanger as a way to commemorate her special day, with her special guy, and needless to say she loved it. Now she can hang up her dress and show off her new last name at the same time. Best of luck to the both of you!


Hugs, kisses and best wishes y’all!

Amazing Anniversary Gifts at RedEnvelope

blog-anniversaryAn anniversary is something to celebrate. Not every couple can withstand the test of time, and “these days” not every couple lasts as long as they used to. Anniversary gifts can be given to one another, or to another couple to celebrate their success together.

My favorite anniversary gift I’ve received was a gorgeous right hand diamond ring. It was very simple but definitely something that I cherish.

I found some great anniversary gifts at RedEnvelope, which is a place I love to go for gifts for all occasions. I found this adorable personalized famous couples pillow cover. It can be personalized with two names, which are highlighted by having them a different colored font. This would be a great anniversary gift for friends or family members who are celebrating being together for an amount of time–whether it’s two years or twenty, it’s something to celebrate and cherish!

Another Great Etsy Sign



I feel like I’ve been spending more time than ever on Etsy, checking out some of the great homemade and unique custom gifts. The signs on Etsy of course can be given for any occasion, but during this time of the year it’s hard to think of anything but Christmas!

I found this custom family name block sign that has gotten GREAT reviews on Etsy. These are individual letter blocks that are put together to make a name sign. Not only can this be personalized to fit your family name, but it can be created to accommodate the colors in your home that you decorate with. Simply send a picture of the room for which you want the sign to go in and they will coordinate the colors of the sign. The seller then sends you a picture of the blocks for your approval before shipping so that you are 100% satisfied before it ships!

Personalized Shot Glasses Make a Great Gift For Your Wedding Party

Wedding season is here. If you are helping to plan a wedding or you are a bride-to-be or groom-to-be, take note and listen up for this great gift idea. It’s tradition on the night of the rehearsal dinner or groom’s dinner to give each person in your bridal party a gift. It can be hard to come up with something that’s unique, fun, is something that they can use, and won’t break your bank. Weddings are expensive, so you don’t want to go over-budget.

I found the perfect give to give your bridesmaids. They are personalized shot glasses. They are so cute and each person’s initials can be added to the shot glass. You can choose what colors the polka dots and initals should be. You can customize them to each person’s favorite colors. The company will also do this to wine glasses if you’d like to give those to your bridesmaids instead. It makes a perfect gift!