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Jewelry That Will Enchant You

My cousin has always been inspired by the history and culture of other countries and loves anything that is different or that has a story behind it. Because of this I could not resist sharing the beauty of Tikanchay’s Peruvian jewelry with her. Each of the pieces that they offer has a different story to tell and a different past and origin whether it be from the jungles or ocean floors of Peru. All of the handcrafted bracelets that they offer are exquisite and represent a different aspect of the Peruvian culture and story. I gave her their stone and shell silver bracelet for her birthday years ago and she still speaks of how much she loves it to this day. The bracelet is masterfully crafted from mother of pearl, chrysocolla and spondylus shell to create a unique look that will be noticed from across any room. The relaxing colors of the stones and shells are sure to calm you. It makes the perfect gift for any friend or family member. After giving it to my cousin I could not resist purchasing one for myself and I have a feeling that you will feel the same once viewing it and will soon too become enchanted by its natural beauty. 

    A Basket of Goodies

    A great way to give a gift for any occasion to someone is to select a theme and pick various smaller presents relating to it and put it into a basket. This gift is not only fun for the person to open but also to make. For instance we all know at least one person with that caffeine addiction, so find a giant mug and fill it with specialty coffee beans, a gift card to their favorite coffee shop and biscotti. For anyone who enjoys a bottle of wine with dinner, a basket filled with specialty wine, wine glasses and cheese is hard to resist. My Mom has always loved to take a bath as her way to escape from work and a long day and would always love a gift compiled of bubble bath, bath salts, and various lotions and candles. You can also throw in their favorite magazine or a new book. If you are scrunched on time stores such as Bath & Body Works sell prepackaged baskets that will do the trick. This is also a great idea for anyone who is about to travel. Just fill a backpack with a camera, suntan lotion, and a journal and they will be ready to go. Kids will love this idea too and will be ecstatic with the idea of getting more than one present. With gift baskets you can find something for anyone and it is easy to personalize and to include their favorite things or even inside jokes. 

      Jewelry Outside the Box

      When you are looking for a gift for the person who has everything try to think outside of the typical chain stores and instead look at smaller companies or even ones that specialize in products from outside of the United States. This is one of my favorite things about the online jewelry store, Tikanchay. All of their jewelry is expertly handcrafted in Peru and this unique distinction is made evident in each of their pieces. All of their collections masterfully blend the traditions and materials of ancient Peru with the modern style of today to create a look that is all its own. They have handcrafted earrings of all styles and each one has a story behind it that is easy to incorporate into your gift to show the person that you truly care. The earrings that stand out to me the most are their dove gourd earrings. These earrings serve as a perfect example of this blend of cultures as they combine the sleek elegance of sterling silver with carved gourd, an ancient Peruvian craft. Peruvian jewelry makes a great gift for any woman and is sure to be a gift that they will remember forever and that will stand out in their mind. 

        A Cup of Joe

        As the temperature begins to steadily fall, I love the thought of coming home or waking up to a nice warm cup of coffee. This makes a coffee maker a great gift and is the perfect way to warm you up from a frigid day. This is also not only great to give to an individual but to a family as well. When giving this though try to stay away from some of the ordinary appliances and splurge for either a cappuccino machine or a new innovative device that goes far beyond making just a simple pot of joe. The new single serve coffee machines are quick and easy and allow you to create a cup of coffee in seconds with little to no clean up. The single cup idea is also great if the person you are buying for lives alone or has a family that runs on completely different schedules. Even if your friend or family member isn’t a caffeine addict the modern gadget also allows you to create hot chocolate and tea that is sure to satisfy any taste bud. 

          A Hint of Elegance

          Each year when my sister’s birthday comes around the corner, it always sends me on a mad search of what to get her, as she truly does have everything. While she is not your typical girly girl she still loves to dress up. This past year I decided to shop at my go to website; Tikanchay. The sterling silver jewelry that they have is simple and elegant and made with the highest quality. While in most jewelry available the silver content is .925, all of Tikanchay’s is .95 and when looking at the jewelry this difference becomes obvious. The jewelry all has a unique flair that is incomparable. I got her the ethereal sterling silver filigree necklace and now have yet to see her without it on. The necklace is light and airy and will add the perfect touch of sophistication whether you are going to the grocery store or out for the night. After her obsession with the necklace it makes my job easy for Christmas thanks to the matching set of earrings that Tikanchay offers. 

            The Handy Man

            No matter what your personality or physical ability everyone can use a toolbox, man or woman, making it the perfect gift for anyone. Toolboxes are easy to find and come in such varieties that it is easy to find the right one for anyone. If you just need a quick gift there are a large variety of sizes, starting with a small one that includes just the basic hammer and wrench to super size ones that are complete with everything you could ever imagine. It is an essential item that every man must own. While the typical toolbox may not be as practical for a woman there are tons of great alternatives. They now make hammers that are covered in floral prints and just the right size for daily household handy work. Inside each of the hammers they also often come with built in screwdrivers of all types and sizes that will help you do anything from hanging pictures to changing batteries. It makes for the perfect small gift and is what helped me survive in my first apartment. 

              Come Sail Away

              Speaking of taking a get away, if you are looking for an anniversary gift, a vacation is the perfect present. While the options are endless, a cruise is my ultimate recommendation. A cruise allows you to pay a set fee from the start and then enjoy your time off without having to worry about bills or any additional expenses, as food is already included. With all expenses included you better get ready to eat your heart out with an endless supply of meals and irresistible desserts that will be available to you 24/7. The endless amount of activities and events that are already planned will allow you to both finally get a chance to relax and let others take control as you soak up the sun. Most ships also stop in multiple locations throughout the trip, which allows you to visit various locations and get a taste of different cultures and histories often all within a week. I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go on two cruises and both of them have given me experiences that will last a life time such as swimming with dolphin and parasailing. Cruises are great for any age and also a fun idea to plan with other couples or family and friends. So book your ticket and get ready to sit back and relax!

                I ♥ New York

                Especially today, with the stress of today’s economy we could all use a get away. When choosing a gift instead of selecting another materialistic item, why not plan a day trip for you and your friend to have time to relax without having to worry or make decisions. If you live close enough, New York City is the perfect option. There is a never ending supply of things to do, whether you are on a tight budget or willing to go all out with spending. The Today Show and other morning shows often offer free concerts and it’s easy to go online and scope out your friend’s favorite band or musician to pick the perfect day. If you’re not a morning person there is a large variety of other free shows that are easy to get tickets to such as Rachel Ray or The Daily Show. If you have some time to kill and are not up for shopping, Central Park is a great place to just walk around. While Times Square is swarming with restaurants, you’re often better off staying away from the central tourist areas. Il Vagabondo is a great Italian restaurant that is filled with a classic look and history. The restaurant also has a bocce ball court inside that gives it a unique flair. The dozens of comedy clubs and lounges that line the street are also great ways to fill your night and are sure to bring you back for more. 

                  Simply Irresistible Silver Bracelet

                    It’s safe to say that most girls have a rather impressive collection of jewelry. If you have already exhausted all of your jewelry options, a jewelry box is the perfect accessory to give. If you pick the right one it will not only make a great addition to your loved ones house but will also finally create a spot to hold all of their jewelry. It’s easy to find high quality mahogany boxes that will match nearly any décor and will finally organize all of their pieces. A lot of them will even come with a glass top that is easy to have monogrammed and a great way to personalize or add extra thought to a gift. For an added surprise you could always give your friend or family member a head start on filling the box by adding a bracelet or necklace into one of the drawers. The online jewelry company Tikanchay offers high quality inexpensive handcrafted jewelry, that makes the perfect addition. Their simple sterling silver pieces will match any style. Their unique qualities allow the jewelry to be either dressed up or dressed and each silver bracelet is simply irresistible. 

                    Gifts That Will Make You Always Welcome

                    When invited over for a dinner or to someone’s house for any occasion you can never show up empty handed. A nice bottle of wine is always perfect to bring and it’s often easy to figure out their favorite type. If you’ve already overdone it with the wine, a wine accessory kit is a great new addition. If wine isn’t appropriate for the gathering, there aren’t many people who could resist dessert. Don’t be afraid to stray away from the cliché chocolate chip cookies either and make something original. Cookbooks also make great presents. After all you can never have too many recipes. There are many specialty books that focus on eating healthy or different styles of food that you can match according to your friend’s personality. You could always create a cookbook of your own using your favorite dishes and maybe even your top-secret recipes. A nice basket with lotion and soap is also something that everyone could use. Lots of stores offer sets of clever lotion sets that smell like margaritas and some of your other favorite drinks.