Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Best Friends Deserve The Best Gifts

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Some of the most memorable and life changing relationships are the ones that come from our time at school. Through all of the fun, the challenges, the good AND bad times, your friendships get you to the other side.

This gorgeous set of engraved rose gold bracelets are headed out to 8 friends who have forged their bonds over pizza, coffee, late night study sessions, crying over assignments, and laughter long after reasonable people have gone to sleep (hey, they earned that fun night after all the studying!)

They are now young women, leaving the craziness of their university years behind them, and they will ALWAYS be connected. Sharing this set of engraved bracelets will remind each of them that they belong to this tribe of women. Even if they end up in different cities, countries or time zones, they will remain strengthened by their connection to one another while sharing this set of bangles.

No matter who your best friends are, or where they live, share your love for them by giving them a personalized gift that reminds them that you are there for them, no matter what, across any distance (after all, you can talk to them on Snapchat any time you want!)

Here are just a few more ideas to keep your friendship top of mind, no matter where you all call home.

The Girls 5x7 Frame

The Girls 5×7 Frame

Enjoy the Journey Keychain

Enjoy the Journey Keychain

Earth Angel Friend Bracelet

Earth Angel Friend Bracelet

Silver Bar Necklace

Silver Bar Necklace

High Heel Compact

High Heel Compact

Friends Daisy Trinket Box

Friends Daisy Trinket Box

 Create a BFF memory that travels wherever life’s journey takes you.

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Friends Staying Connected, No Matter the Distance

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Wherever we are, it is our friends that make our world. Henry Drummond

If you are lucky enough to have an amazing friend in your life, you already know the value of that relationship. A good friend is priceless.

Recently, one of our online customers, Melissa, sent us an order for a lovely friendship trinket box. We asked her who the gift was for, because we were very intrigued by the engraved message she added to this box.

friend trinket box

Distance doesn’t have to make us distant.

Melissa has a very special friend named Christine. They have been BEST friends since elementary school, and Christine was Melissa’s bridesmaid just last year. They are also known to spend some time socializing together. Melissa says of Christine, “We have shared many good memories that we still laugh about and she is always there when I need a friend.”

Now Christine is about to move to new Brunswick, and we are sure she will love it there. But that does mean these two friends will have to find ways to stay connected between their visits. Thankfully, in today’s connected world, there are LOTS of ways to do that.

But we also loved that Melissa is gifting this special friendship box as a means to stay connected offline too. Every time Christine uses her gift, she will be reminded about Melissa and her friendship.

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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Looking for a friendship gift to give to someone special to you? The possibilities are endless, really. You can choose a gift that is sentimental, silly, practical or beautiful. Whichever you choose, your friendship will be strengthened by your show of love. This is our newest puzzle piece key chain set, which is perfect to gift a friend on the move.

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To purchase a friendship gift for YOUR best friend, visit our website or find it in a store near you.

 

Mom’s Summer Bucket List

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Whether you’re a Mom who stays-at-home with kids all summer or a Mom who works full time, we hope every Mom will take some time for herself this summer to cross some things off the summer bucket list.  Here are 10 suggestions:

1.  Read a book or two Mom…. one in July and one in August… is that doable?

2.  Go on a picnic – they seem like a lot of work – preparing the food in advance, packaging the food, carting the food to an outdoor location – However, think of it this way… once you’re in the park or at the beach, there is at least another 2-3 hours of activities for kids to do that doesn’t require your constant attention (sure, watch them on the monkey bars and don’t let them drown in the lake but they’ll be amused for hours) and all you had to do was pack a sandwich and some crackers – I’d say that’s a pretty good return on your efforts.

3.  Have a sleep over – with or without your children.  If you have close friends who also have kids you could have a family sleep over in the living room (or tents in the back yard?).  OR, better yet, if you can get some time away from your dear children, maybe you and your girlfriends could have a girls-only-old-fashioned sleep over.  Remember when you were a teenager and you watched girly movies (Dirty Dancing, The Notebook, The Princess Bride, Titanic to name a few), you ate junk food and stayed up really late?  You and the girls played board games and truth or dare?  Fond memories, right?  Make it happen again!

4.  Visit a new town or city.  Chances are you haven’t explored all of the nearby towns so take a day-trip to a new place within a reasonable distance from where you live.  It’s amazing what you can find when you set your mind to have an adventure!

5.  Try a new recipe. Do you use Pinterest?  It is the best source for finding inspiration on new foods to make and try.  If not, you can google pinterestsummerjust about any recipe that might interest you.  Have you always wanted to learn to make amazing fudge?  With or without nuts?  Try 3 or 4 different recipes and see if you can find the perfect one!   Taking a trip to the store or market to get the necessary ingredients, preparing the recipe, and eating it, can be a new way to spend 3-6 hours.  If you did this once a week all summer, you’ll have tried many new recipes and expanded your horizons.

6.  Make a craft.  Painting, home-made jewellery, needle-point, etc.   Your local dollar store is FULL of inexpensive stuffs from which you can make some pretty interesting things.  You can keep children and adults busy for hours on $10 or less.

7.  Help someone; volunteer.  You don’t have to spend your entire summer donating your time, efforts, and talents (although some people do, and kudos to them!), but it does feel good to help out in your community.  Maybe you can cross off “Good Samaritan” from your bucket list this summer?

8.  Visit and appreciate nature.  Some people like to hike, ride their bike, jog or walk.  If you live in a city, you might choose to leave the city to find some country-side or wooded area to explore.  However, there are walking paths and trails within many major cities.  Is there one you haven’t explored yet?  There is a great big outdoor playground waiting for you (and your children); go visit it.

9.  Have a tea party.  Again, with our without children; it can be fun either way.  You just need to make or buy some scones or tea biscuits, make some “fancy” sandwiches (which don’t have to actually be that fancy to LOOK fancy – eg. spread cream cheese on white bread, add sliced cucumbers, remove the crusts, cut into triangles – not ‘fancy’ but looks high class!).  Make a pot of tea and you’re set!  A tea party can be themed (e.g. I’ve read about some Downtown Abbey inspired teas lately) or dress up (fancy hats), for an added flair.  Really, it’s about the experience and the fun!

Tea Time ideas from Pinterest!

Tea Time ideas from Pinterest!

10. Connect with an old friend. You probably have friends you haven’t connected with in a long time, too long.  Reach out to someone who you’ve lost touch with; chances are they’ll be happy to hear from you.  Get together for coffee and discuss what’s new in each others’ lives.  See if you can rekindle a once-strong friendship.

Those are our great ideas on ways to make this summer more interesting and keep busy doing some new and old things.  Tell us, what is on your summer bucket list?

 

From your Things Engraved Social Team,

Things Engraved Social

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