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Dragonfly Gift Ideas and Free Gift Tags

Today’s post starts with a little background story before I share all about Dragonfly Gift Ideas. Did you know dragonflies are often associated with joy and happiness due to their positive meaning? story continues below

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Natural Beauties Dragonfly Necklace from Waxing Poetic for Bridesmaids Gifts and Mother of the Bride and/or Groom. Click to Download your Free Dragonfly Thank You Gift Tags. As seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #dragonfly #bridesmaids #motherofthebride

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In many cultures, dragonflies are considered a symbol of good luck. I love knowing this as I have always loved them and my daughter had gifted me with a dragonfly necklace that I would wear everyday. One day the chain broke from my dragonfly charm and I honestly felt lost without it. That was until I was able to find the perfect replacement - this gorgeous Natural Beauties Dragonfly Necklace from Waxing Poetic. I now have a very special dragonfly necklace that I can wear daily again.

Pretty Dragonfly Necklace made from recycled silver and precious metals from Waxing Poetic. Makes the perfect bridesmaids gift or gift for the mother of the bride or groom. As seen on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com #jewelrydesign #jewelrymaking #dragonfly #bridesmaids #motherofthebride #jewelry #giftideas

Call me crazy, but I honestly feel more energized wearing my dragonfly as “The Spirit of the Dragonfly” is said to remind us that anything is possible.

Along with this dragonfly necklace, Waxing Poetic also has many other beautiful pieces to choose from are made from recycled silver and precious metals. Their quality jewelry designs makes the perfect gifts for bridesmaids and of course the mom of the bride or groom.

Free Printable Dragonfly Thank You Gift Tags. The prettiest way to add the finishing touch to your gift package. Pairs perfectly with the dragonfly necklace from Waxing Poetic - come see the full review on Brenda's Wedding Blog www.brendasweddingblog.com and download your free dragonfly gift tags #dragonfly #gifttags #printables #printable #freeprintables #freebie

Don’t forget to add the finishing touch to your Waxing Poetic jewelry box with these dragonfly thank you gift tags that you can download below, for free.

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A Secret Jewelry Sale Just For You from Blue Nile . . .

Today is an exciting day as the holiday season has started. But, in all honesty, how is it November already? Luckily, I have some great news to share with you . . . a secret jewelry sale has just started at Blue Nile. The timing is perfect with upcoming holiday weddings, office parties, family gatherings, and date nights either out on the town or at home by the warm fire. This jewelry sale is for a limited time and you can save 40% on select items from Blue Nile's collection of fine jewelry. To save the 40% - simply enter SECRETSALE at checkout. Below is a preview of the great jewelry that's on available for 40% off. UPDATE: Diamond Earrings have now been added to the sale!

Click here to start shopping and saving for your next "something fancy" and make a statement at your next party or date night.

Terms:  Save 40% on select items. Valid while supplies last on jewelry products found here. Offer not valid on sale merchandise, loose diamonds, settings, Build Your Own Diamond Jewelry™, gift certificates, Designer Collective, Zac Posen jewelry, Monique Lhuillier jewelry, polishing cloths or cleaner purchases. Not valid for special orders. Reference code SECRETSALE must be entered in cart or mentioned over phone at time of purchase. Offer may not be combined with any other offer, cannot be applied retroactively and does not apply towards any duties, taxes or shipping insurance fees. Void where prohibited. Offer expires midnight EST 11/25/2015. The offer terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply.
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My Top 5 Ideas for Bridesmaids Gifts - a Free eBook

Happy Wednesday! I'm happy to be back after taking a bit of an extended break for the holiday and I hope you had a terrific holiday too with family + friends.

I'm excited to share my first mini e-Book I created ... My Top 5 Ideas for Bridesmaids Gifts ... download It for Free below ...

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If yes, then you will love the top 5 gift ideas I’ve collected for you + your bridesmaids. This Bridesmaid Gift eBook can be downloaded at no cost and saved for viewing anytime you need a little gift inspiration. Now is the time to give your bridal party members a gift that will make them say “thank you” immediately. These gifts will ensure they think of you each time they use your gift after the big day.

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Bridal Party Gifts as Special as the Bridesmaids Themselves

I have a great article to share with you today that has unique ideas for bridal party gifts. Whether you are looking for a gift to thank them for being a part of your wedding day or a special gift for the holidays - here are 3 unique approaches to finding the perfect gift for your bridesmaids.

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3 Unique Ways to Find the Perfect Gifts for your Bridesmaids
Standing up for a friend or relative at her wedding is an honor, but let's be honest, the bridal party gifts are also part of the fun. Take a unique approach to gifts for your bridesmaids. A purse or a trinket box are traditional go-to's but don't necessarily reflect the relationship you have with each member of your bridal party. Step outside the flower-lined aisle and give your girls a gift that will make them smile and think of you every time they use it.

1. Individualize

Just because your attendants are all wearing the same gown or same color doesn't mean they'll all like the same gift. Pick an overall theme and give each person a version of it that speaks to them.

Buy each bridesmaid a charm bracelet and adorn it with a wedding-related bauble and an ornament that represents them specifically. For example, a heart charm will remind each lady of you, while a dog charm for your pet enthusiast friend shows her you know where her heart lies.

Give each woman a bottle of her favorite wine or cocktail ingredient with matching glassware. Put a cosmopolitan mix or bottle of vodka in a bag with martini glasses and a fun cocktail recipe book. Or pair a bottle of wine with glasses and stemware charms.

2. Personalize

How about cashmere scarfs and pashmina wraps you can embroider with each bridesmaid's name or initials? Match the wraps to the color of their dresses if your wedding day might be chilly. Or get each girl her favorite color to wear the other 364 days of the year.

Pamper your attendants with a spa bag embroidered with their names. Fill the bag with massage oils, scented candles and body lotions. Match eye masks, moisturizing gloves and socks to the color of the bag. Oprah suggests including makeup and perfume samples, as well as other great 'freebie' gifts you may have received during your holiday shopping at department stores like Macy's. Make the at-home spa experience even more indulgent with a loofah and a CD of relaxing music.

3. Reminisce

If your bridal party members have been in your life for a long time, give a gift that celebrates your lasting bond.

Consider a heart-stamped, U.S. state pendant for each bridesmaid. If everyone hails from the same place, the matching state charms will evoke a sense of history. If each woman is from a different area, the variety of states will tell the story of your journey and the friendships you made along the way.

Buy photo albums or scrapbooks at your local craft store and create a memory book for each bridesmaid with mementos of the good times you've shared. Recount the memories each photo brings to mind with a caption beside it. Use images from the Internet of favorite movies, bands or hairstyles from times past for added history. Fill the album up or leave blank pages for each bridesmaid to add to as your shared memories continue.

No matter the gift you choose, make it unique with a modern-day "mix-tape" of songs on CD that mean something to you and each of your bridesmaids. Create your own liner notes and give the story behind each tune.

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The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift : Hand Painted Glassware that is Personalized and Customized to Their Likeness
Personalized Bridesmaids Wine Glasses - hand painted to their likeness

If you are looking for a wedding gift that will be treasured by your bridesmaids you will love the Hand Painted Bridal Party Wine Glasses and Wedding Flutes from Ginta of Magic Brushes Workshop. All of her glassware including wine and champagne glasses are made by order which lets you give each of your bridesmaids a truly customized and extraordinary gift that's painted to their likeness. Whether you are looking for personalized caricatures or caricature cartoon portraits - you will simply send photos of your bridesmaids and dresses to Ginta and she takes it from there with the customization. Each glass is only $24.50 and at no extra cost, Ginta can add flower bouquets, names and dates, titles or other personalized sayings. Ginta prides herself on paying attention to the small details and embellishments including flowers, jewelry and shoes. Even though Ginta is based in the UK, she ships worldwide.

Personalized Wine Glasses for Bridesmaids - painted to their likeness
Personalized Wine and Champagne Glasses for Bridesmaids - painted to their likeness
Personalized Wine and Champagne Glasses for Bridesmaids - painted to their likeness with all the details

In addition to her hand-painted glassware, Ginta also creates custom burlap linen guest books and rustic photo albums with or without custom text on the cover. These make a gorgeous handmade gift for the bride.

Handmade Burlap Photo Album with Custom Illustration #rustic #weddings

Ginta also creates handmade rustic ring bearer pillows from natural burlap linen that have a soft filling inside and are decorated with a fine illustration. You can even change the illustration colors and Ginta even loves to receive new ideas from her customers.

Handmade Burlap Linen Ring Bearer Pillow #personalized #weddings #rustic

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