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Cute gifts for your friends this Christmas

We don’t want to forget our friends this time of year but sometimes they can be hard to buy for. Here are a few of our favourite picks for our besties this season.

gold Sparkle Bee StudsCrystal Gold Bee Ear Studs

These adorable ear studs make the perfect gift for your adventurous best friend who reminds you of those long summer months. They are absolutely stunning with fifteen white stones set in each – almost as gorgeous as they are!

Two-Tone Tiny Butterfly Ear StudsTwo-tone butterflies

So cute! These earrings perfectly pair silver and gold to give the impression of the butterfly’s wings gently moving. They are absolutely perfect for every day wear and school with that classic look that will match their style wonderfully.

gold Star and Moon Ear StudsAsymmetrical Star and Moon Ear Studs

If they’re a little more edgy why not give them these moon and star aymmetrical studs? Gold plated and paved with sparkling stones, they capture the night sky in a beautiful gift for your friend. Pair with our Mini Star necklace for a complete look.

gold Paved Initial NecklacePaved Initial Necklace

Give them a personalised gift with their initial as the center piece! They will love this sparkling initial necklace and the thoughtfulness of the gift. It’s perfect for every day wear too, so they will never have to take it off!

gold sweetheart necklaceMini Courage Heart Necklace

Lend them a little strength and love with this dainty necklace. Available in silver and gold, this necklace sits delicately on the collar bone to comfortably accentuate the neckline. Your best friend will love this symbol of your bond.

Tiny Smiley Tag Necklace sterling silverSmiley Tag Necklace

Give them a reason to smile come Christmas morning – or just give them a smile! This necklace does both, paired with an eye-catching texture and glistening diamante eyes. Available in both silver and gold plated sterling silver.

pink Tree of life friendship bracelet

Tree of Life Friendship Bracelet

Tell them your friendship will survive the test of time and go on forever, just like the tree of life symbolised here. With four different coloured bands to choose from, they’ll love whatever you choose and wear it every day.

 

Birthstones

NuNu talk birthstones and their meanings for the perfect gifts. Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash.

 

We all love to ensure that our gift holds an extra special meaning for the recipient and there is no surer way to do this than to pair the wearer with their birthstone. As each stone embodies its own unique meanings, your loved one is sure to identify with the stone and all it stands for.

 

 

January – Garnet

Garnet Attic Store birthstone

Prosperity – Motivation – Vitality

The garnet is a beautfully rich stone with a luxurious colour. Besides a great gift for those born in January, it also symbolises immortal friendship and would make a perfect present for your bestie. The stone can bring energy and protection into your home making it perfect for those about to embark on a challenge, such as university students, and keeps us grounded in reality.

 

February – Amethyst

Amethyst Attic Store birthstone

Peace – Courage – Clarity

A member of the quartz family, amethyst will bring your loved one the protection, stability and courage necessary to acheive their dreams. One of the more affordable gemstones and available in a wide range of colours besides the widely known purple (my favourite is the delightfully subtle green amethyst) this gemstone is adaptable and suitable for all tastes. Amethyst is an excellent enhancer and is sure to aid you in any goal.

March – Aquamarine

Aquamarine Attic Store birthstone

Tranquility – Harmony – Creativity

Named for the colour of the sea, this gorgeous gemstone can range from the deepest of blues to the bright, clear colour of an early morning sky. Traditionally used by sailors to ensure safe passage on rough seas, aquamarine embodies the unstoppable power of the ocean. Gift to a loved one who reminds you of the ocean’s wild beauty and for protection against hard times.

 

April – Diamond

Diamond Attic Store birthstone

Strength – Protection – Eternal Love

Derived from the Greek word for ‘Invincible’, diamonds the the quintescential unbreakable substance. Eternally strong and cut to utter perfection, we give diamonds to those we love most to symbolise everlasting love and more. Lucky for April babies, this stone also belongs to them and represents the cycle of rebirth that begins in the spring.

 

May – Emerald

Emerald Attic Store birthstone

Wisdom – Truth – Friendship

The stone of loyalty, the emerald brings unconditional love and strengthens our existing friendships. To those born in May it improves clarity and positivity in day to day experiences. Traditionally a Royal stone, emeralds are incredibly valuable and make an exceptional gift for those you love most.

 

June – Pearl

Pearl Attic Store birthstone

Sincerity – Integrity – Purity

Steeped in mythology and tales of magic, pearls bring an air of elegance and mystery to those who wear them. Effortlessly luxurious and highly adaptable, there is a piece of pearl jewellery out there for everyone. Pearls are also traditional gifts for eighteenth and twenty-first birthdays.

 

July – Ruby

Ruby Attic Store birthstone

Love – Vitality – Guidance

A bestower of good fortune and powerful protector, ruby is a strong stone with its meaning steeped in love and success. Its natural power draws the wearer along the best paths in life, enhancing stability and good health. Commonly associated with wealth and treasure, bestow rubies upon those who have it all or on whom you wish good furtune.

 

August – Peridot

Peridot Attic Store birthstone

Protection – Positivity – Healing

Peridot is a soothing stone with calming and peaceful properties. It is said to enhance growth and improve healing for the wearer whilst protecting them against ill feelings and evil spirits. Peridot is an ancient stone and brings with it wisdom and experience. It’s bright colour improves overall mood and makes a fantastic statement piece to add to your collection.

 

September – Sapphire

Sapphire Attic Store birthstone

Prosperity – Honesty – Love

A sought after stone, sapphire has been highly regarded for centuries for its rich blue colour and natural resilience. It can be found in many colours besides the classic blue, such as yellow, pink and orange for an even rarer twist. A wonderful gift for your friend whose loyalty, trust and strength you value.

 

October – Opal

Opal Attic Store birthstone

Creativity – Peace – Loyalty

No two opals are the same – light plays across their surfaces in an endless variety of ways, each ray sparking a flash of gorgeous colour. Opals can be found in just about any shade, with black fire opals being the most valuable. They are lively stones and ever changing. Buy for your loved one who is endlessly creative and who sees beauty in everything.

 

November – Topaz

Topaz Attic Store birthstone

Communication – Love – Luck

These stones are available in a variety of shades, from bright yellows to clear blues. It is said to heighten the strength of the wearer and lead them to find luck and lasting love. It can recharge and re-motivate, making it ideal for students and fitness fanatics, with the possibility to release tension and promote relaxation.

 

December – Turquoise

Turquoise Attic Store birthstone

Communication – Mindfulness – Positivity

Turquoise is a very calming stone, balancing each of the chakras and acting as a ward against negative energy. It can also be worn as a personal good luck charm or to boost attributes you already possess. A perfect gift for December babies to differentiate their birthdays from Christmas and make them feel extra special.

 

Love from Team NuNu xx

Building a staple collection

Ever find yourself searching for a piece of jewellery that you don’t own? Maybe it’s a pair of oversized hoops to go with that roll neck sweater or an extra long chain to match the plunging v neckline of your favourite dress. Here at NuNu we believe investing in a few staple pieces will complement your go-to styles without breaking the bank. Here’s how to build a jewellery collection that keeps on giving.

 

The classics

 

sterling silver gold plated Baroque Pearl Hoops

Hoops

No jewellery collection is complete without a pair of hoop earrings. Whether a dainty, fine circle or shoulder brushing loops are more your thing, a hoop will add class and elegance to any outfit. Why not spice it up by mixing in another classic – pearls – with these pearl drop earrings?

 

gold Starfish Necklace

16″ Necklace

Perfect for framing your neckline and mirroring your cheekbones, the classic princess line necklace is a must-have. Mix and match pendants or layer for added interest but most of all find the one you really love – you won’t ever want to take it off! This starfish necklace is minimalist yet interesting – the irregular shape allows light to play across its surface in fascinating waves. It would make the perfect addition to almost any outfit.

 

sterling silver hug and kiss earrings studs

Studs

More practical than hoops, a good pair of decorative studs will lift any outfit without being overbearing. We recommend keeping it simple with well loved motifs such as flowers and stars and adding a little sparkle with colourful gemstones. Work in a little quirky style with icons such as these kiss and hug studs.

 

gold brid choker

Choker

Short enough to sit above most necklines, this necklace is essential for trickier styling situations. The ideal companion for a little black dress and high, round necklines everywhere. Stick to a simple chain for maximum wearability or a conservative design such as this bird.

 

Sterling silver gold plated disc necklace dainty

Longer chain necklace

For when you need a little more swing in your life, an extended length necklace can offer that extra oomph you’ve been looking for. Wear with plunge and square necklines, over sweaters and in layered looks. This disk necklace allows a perfect drop of silver to elegantly complement the look.

 

The Statement pieces

sterling silver Silver Leaves Climbersterling silver gold plated Initial Hoops

From earrings to necklaces to rings, a statement piece will elevate your look and communicate your own personal style. When choosing statement pieces focus on colour and form – make sure that the colours you choose complement those already within your wardrobe for maximum wear. Mix and match chain weights and pendant size to cover all the bases. Make sure they are comfortable to wear – we all have that one pair of earrings that are drop dead gorgeous but are too heavy for more than a couple of hours and lie disregarded in the bottom of our trinket trays gathering dust. Choose a piece that you’ll want to wear again and again, if only to steal glances at it in every reflective surface. Choose wisely and have fun!

gold Stone paved boho style necklacePearl Disc Necklace on model

The Art of Giving

No matter how far you look back gift giving has been a cornerstone for human connection.

Ever since the cave days we’ve gifted for much the same reasons as we give today – to share a moment of compassion, and to show our loved ones that we care and appreciate them for just being them. For millennia gifts have been bestowed to express emotion, gratitude and to strengthen relationships. They are symbolic of both the giver and the receiver, of the memories we have together and all the crazy things we’ve done. They let our friends know that we noticed them staring at those gorgeous earrings, and that more than simply marking the occasion, we truly, deeply care for them.

So, with no further ado, how to give the perfect gift.

 

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