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  • Bridesmaids Tips ~ Before you Say YES!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bridesmaids!!!!!

     

    Many things come to mind when we think about bridesmaids; giggling girlfriends shopping for dresses, a lot of elegant bridal parties in preparation for the bride's big day, a luxurious and exciting bachelorette party -- fun, fun and more fun!!! It is such an honor to be asked, especially if you are being asked by a dear friend or close family member to be one of her bridesmaids. You may be willing to invest much more time and money than if the bride is one of best friends -- but what if she isn't? Either way, before you say "YES!" you'll definitely want to consider some very important things first, and on the Charming Chick blog today we want to give future bridesmaids the information they need.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Weddings are  time to celebrate love, friendship and all of the wonderful joys that uniting two people and two families can bring. However, there are other things that can throw a bit of a wrench into all the joy. If you are prepared for the things that can happen, then you'll know how to deal with it and whether or not you are up to taking on the duties and costs associated with becoming a bridesmaid.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The High Cost of Being a Bridesmaid

     

    Bridesmaids to have to pay their way for a lot of things, so being a bridesmaid can get expensive. You may think you'll only be out the price of a dress (which can cost a fortune if you have a bride with expensive taste) and shoes -- but there is so many other things to consider. Here is a list of potential items bridesmaids may have to pay for:

     

    *dress

    *shoes

    *accessories

    *hair

    *makeup

    *bridal shower

    *bachelorette party

    *wedding gift

    *travel and lodging expenses

    *and more....

     

    This can add up to be $1500 but often more! If your friend is frugal or at least conscious of trying to keep the costs low for the wedding party -- give her a BIG hug and tell her thank you. Spending $1500-$3000 might not seem like much to you, especially if you are headed for a tropical destination wedding but for many bridesmaids that is a huge expense. That being said, there are some very generous brides who will pay for many things for their bridesmaids, but that is the exception and not the rule.

     

    Communicate openly about your budget restrictions and if you don't want to go into debt -- well, gracefully and humbly bow out. There are always other duties you can help out with.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Bridesmaids Have Many Duties

     

    As a bridesmaid you do need to know that you will expected to help out with some of the wedding activities. You must show up to all the pre-wedding parties and you will also be expected to help plan some of them, especially if you are the Maid of Honor. You will also be expected to assist the bride in any way possible the day of her wedding but she may also ask for your help in putting some wedding projects together as well.  After the wedding you may need to help gather the gifts, the bride's dress, tuxedos, etc. If you don't think you have enough time to commit to such things you might want to consider declining the invitation to serve. However, if the bride means a lot to you -- you can probably find the time.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Being a bridesmaid is both an honor and a lot of fun. Just make sure you are comfortable with the financial and time commitments involved before you say yes. If you think about things things before being asked then you won't have that awkward silence that can make you both uncomfortable and potentially strain your friendship.

  • Graduation Gifts for Him

    Engraved Round Silver Key Chain
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $14.00

     

     

    We just did a post about graduation gifts for her -- now we are featuring gifts for the fellas!!! We have some wonderful gifts for the guys who are graduating. Whether they are headed for campus or out into the job field, we have something every man can enjoy and treasure for years to come. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive coupon codes and hear about our latest sales. Now here are some of our most popular graduation gifts for the guys.

     

     

    Engraved Sterling Silver Money Clip
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $159.00

     

    Our classic Engraved Sterling Silver Money Clip makes a great gift for any grad. This classy money clip makes a fantastic graduation gift because it's really a way to show someone just how proud you are of all their hard work and dedication. It is a special memento commemorating a job well done!  The solid sterling silver craftsmanship means that it is sure to last for many years. Engraved with a single initial or three letter monogram in times block font (as shown).
    Personalized Engraved Pocket Watch
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $34.99
    Graduation gifts that can stand the test of time are always a popular choice. This handsome personalized Engraved Pocket Watch is classic and elegant. It will be a cherished keepsake that is made even more special because it is given as a reminder of a very momentous event. Available with a white or black background on the watch face. Crafted of a clean silver-plated setting, this pocket watch features a handsome 12 inch chain, Quartz face watch and engraving on the front.

     

    Personalized Leather Portfolio Notebook
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $24.00

     

    This is the final graduation gift that we are featuring on the blog today. This is a very elegant and sophisticated Personalized Leather Portfolio. Available in two sizes: Large holds a 8.5 inch by 11 inch pad of paper; Small holds a 5 inch by 8 inch pad of paper. Inside there is a pocket for storing loose sheets of paper and a pen loop. Great for meetings, teachers, college courses, and more. The front of this Personalized Leather Portfolio Notebook is debossed with a monogram, initials or name. In a "Monogram" font, the Last Name initial appears in the middle, slightly larger than the other two initials. For the "Initials" fonts, the initials will appear in this order: First, Middle, Last. Debossing appears at the bottom-right of the portfolio on the front. Crafted of castallian PVC.

     

    For more graduation gifts for men visit our website to view our entire selection of men's gifts.

  • Mother's Day~ Updated Shipping Information

     

     

    This pendant must be ordered by Wednesday, May 2nd
    for guaranteed delivery by Mother's Day! 

     

    At Charming Chick, our biggest priority is the satisfaction of our customers.  We are so thankful for the business of all our customers and work hard to ensure all orders are processed in a timely manner. This is why we are taking a moment to update you on some of our newest - and very popular - items and their shipping deadlines.

     

     

    This pendant must be ordered by Wednesday, May 2nd
    for guaranteed delivery by Mother's Day! 

     

    Due to increased demand, the last day to order the engraved Mother's Pendants with guaranteed delivery for Mother's Day is going to be this Wednesday, May 2nd.

    That includes the first 4 items our Mother's Day page:
    http://www.charmingchick.com/mothers-day-gifts

     

     

     

     

    This pendant must be ordered by Wednesday, May 2nd
    for guaranteed delivery by Mother's Day! 

     

    It will also include any of our filigree items that are made the same way, like:
    http://www.charmingchick.com/mothers-day-gifts/sterling-silver-filigree-monogram-necklace.html

     

    The process to make these finely crafted items is multi-step and really requires several extra days.  We will of course make every effort to get all orders for these items shipped out just as fast as possible but we cannot guarantee any orders for these pieces after Wednesday May 2nd -- so if you want one of these special and unique personalized jewelry items order TODAY!!!!!!

     

    For more detailed shipping information, please visit our Shipping Information page.

  • Mother's Day ~ Unique Gifts Mom will Adore!

    Sterling Silver Personalized Mother's Pendant
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $99.00

     

    Get ready, get set, Mother's Day is coming and Charming Chick has some great gifts for Mom. This year Mother's Day is May 13th, 2012.  Be sure to follow us on PinterestTwitter and Facebook to see our newest items, receive exclusive coupon codes and hear about our latest sales. While you are at it to sign-up for our newsletter which also packed with lots of great deals and coupons.

     

    At Charming Chick we have so many wonderful gift items for any occasions and we have an exceptional selection of gift items for Mother's Day. Today we will be highlighting a few of these unique gift items that any mom would be happy to receive. If you need more inspiration visit the Mother's Day section on our website.

     

    Colorful Personalized Monogram Pashmina Scarf
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $34.00 

     

    This elegant pashmina scarf looks absolutely stunning and makes a wonderful Mother's Day gift. It is available in 5 beautiful colors and it is perfect to use on a chilly day or evening. It can easily fit into a handbag  which makes it less bulky to carry when Mom is out and about. It measures 28x72 and can be worn in a variety of ways; visit How to Wear a Pashmina for step-by-step instructions and style guide.

     

     

     

    Personalized Damask iPhone Case
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $21.99

     

    Moms like to make everything pretty, so naturally they would LOVE their iPhone to have a gorgeous personalized case as well. This makes a great Mother's Day gift for the tech savvy mom.  Nothing delights quite like damask, which is why our Personalized Damask iPhone Case makes the ideal iPhone accessory. Custom printed with an attractive  scroll pattern and personalized with your mom's name free of charge. With an aluminum and plastic exterior, they are the functional way to add a touch of custom pizzazz to the thing your mom carries every day! Compatible with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Cases are available in Black or White. The damask pattern is available in black, pink, lime green or aqua. Can be personalized with up to 12 characters.

     

     

    Chocolate Brown Monogram Umbrella
    Every Day Low Price ~ ONLY $32.00 

     

    The last item we are featuring on the blog today is our Chocolate Brown Monogrammed Umbrella. It is stylish and makes a perfect Mother's Day gift. Your mom will be able to stay fashionable and dry! Automatic open and close feature makes opening this umbrella a breeze. Embroidered with a three letter monogram or name.

     

     

  • Valentine's Day Gifts for Men

     

     

     

    Personalized Grill Tool Gift Set
    Everyday Low Price $35

     

    On Valentine's Day men don't necessarily look forward to receiving a bouquet of flowers or a beautiful piece of blingy jewelry. Some do, but for those who don't we have some fantastic gift ideas for you! At Charming Chick we have  a great selection of Men's Gifts for you to choose from. Today, we are going to feature some our most wished for men's items just perfect for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day!

     

    Also, as a side note, you'll want to visit our Shipping Information page to ensure your Valentine's Day gifts arrive on time. We do our best to ship our items as quickly as possible.  Now let's have a look at some fantastic gifts for men.

     

     

     

    Black Leather Engraved Money Clip Wallet
    Everyday Low Price $35.99 

     

    Nothing says "I Love You" on Valentine's Day like a personalized gift. This handsome Black Leather Engraved Money Clip Wallet is crafted of genuine leather and is the ideal gift for the man in your life. It features a clear view ID window, multiple card slots on the inside and outside and leather covered magnetic clasp.With its slim form and timeless design, this money clip will never go out of style. The personalization may be two styles: either a silver stamp on the clip or engraved on a silver plate that is attached to the wallet.  Please allow one week for personalization.

     

    Set of 3 Personalized Men's White Hankies
    Everyday Low Price $26.99 

     

    Every gentleman should own at least one set of personalized hankies. This traditional men's gift set makes a wonderful Valentine's Day gift. Crafted of 100% cotton and easily washable, these classically designed handkerchiefs feature a handsome, vertical and horizontal line trim, which create a cross hatch look in all four corners and free personalization. Each hankie measures 16 by 16 inches and may be embroidered with up to three block initials in white, tan, grey, navy or black thread.

     

     

    Engraved Sterling Silver Money Clip
    Everyday Low Price $159.00

     

    Our Sterling Silver Money Clip is a finely crafted gift for the one you love. Any man would be delighted to receive such a handsome, masculine and special gift for Valentine's Day.  This sterling silver money clip can be personalized with the Times Block font in the sample above.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Valentine's Day Heart Gifts ~ Lovely, Charming and Unique

    Pink CZ Heart Pendant 

     

     

     

     

     

    Valentine's Day shopping is simple at Charming Chick. We have all of our most popular Valentine's Day Gifts is one easy location. All of the items featured on the blog today are for women but if you are looking for gifts for the man in your life,we do have a fantastic selection of men's gifts available as well. Be sure to shop early so you receive your Valentine's gifts in plenty of time. Also, if you are interested in saving money, follow us on Twitter @Charming_Chick to find out about our best sales and find out about Twitter-only coupon codes (psssst: we have one of those going on right now for free saver shipping, so hop over to our twitter page and check it out).

     

     

     

     

     

    This gorgeous Floating Sterling Silver Heart Pendant is a perfect Valentine's Day gift for any lady on your list. Your girlfriend, fiancee, wife, daughter, or mother would be delighted to receive this versatile heart pendant. This pendant is one of our most popular heart necklaces and  the floating heart is also a hot trend right now in jewelry fashion. It's different than a traditional pendant that uses a bail; instead the chain is threaded right through the middle of the pendant -- the heart floats effortlessly along the chain.

     

     

     

    Another great Valentine's Day gift is this  Sterling Silver Monogram Heart Necklace. It is finely crafted and personalized just for your sweet Valentine. It's absolutely stunning and will quickly become a well worn favorite piece of jewelry. Each time your lovely lady puts this necklace on she will be reminded of your generosity and love.

     

     

     

    This sterling silver Be Mine Valentine Charm is a fantastic Valentine's Day gift for any one on your list. It makes the perfect gift for an establish loving relationship, a new relationship or even a sweet way to let the girl of your dreams know that you'd love it if she would be yours. This heart charm is crafted of genuine .925 sterling silver.

     

     

     

     

     

    The last Valentine's Day gift item that we are featuring today is this vibrant enameled heart charm. This Stacked Hearts Valentine's Day Charm is plain silver colored on one side and has red, pink and white enamel on the front. The design has three hearts stacked, with wavy edges. Measures about 0.75 of an inch tall including bail. It also features a link so that you can easily attach it to any necklace, bracelet, anklet, earrings, etc.

     

  • Valentine's Day Gifts ~ Shop NOW and Save!

     

    Reg. Price $139.99 ~ On Sale NOW for only $99
     Hurry, this offer ends on 01/31/2012!

     

    If you are ready to get a jump start on your Valentine's Day shopping at Charming Chick can save you money! We have several items that make perfect Valentine's Day gifts BUT the sale prices on all of the items featured on the blog today end this Tuesday January 31st. Also be sure to follow us on twitter @Charming_Chick to get twitter-only coupon codes. We have one going through February 5th, 2012 for F*R*E*E Saver Shipping, so hop on over there, follow us and get the code.

     

    While looking for Valentine's Day gifts you'll really want to consider this fab deal! Our Sterling Silver Monogram necklace - pictured above - is one of our most popular items. The price has been drastically reduced and the offer ends January 31st. It is crafted of genuine sterling silver and can be personalized just for your Valentine! Available in 3 necklace lengths and two monogram sizes. Small monogram measures 0.75 inches tall and a little over 1 inch wide (width does vary a bit depending on the letters). The large monogram measures 1.75 inches tall and 1.75 inches wide (width does vary a bit depending on the letters).

     

     

    Regular Price 18.99 ~ On Sale NOW for only $16.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 01/31/2012

     

    These handsome cuff links would make an ideal Valentine's Day gifts for any special man in your life. They are classic, elegant and very stylish. The monogram on the front is a nice personalized touch which every gentleman can appreciate. Each cuff link measures 3/4 of an inch in diameter. May be engraved with three block initials at no additional cost.  Please allow one week for personalization.

     

     

     

    Regular Price $23.99 ~ On Sale NOW for only $16.99
    Hurry, this offer ends on 01/31/2012

    The last item we are featuring on the blog today is this adorable Swarovski Crystal Personalized Girl's bracelet. If you have a little girl on your Valentine's Day list, she will be delighted to receive this darling bracelet. Each Swarovski crystal is faceted to catch the light just right and the silver-plated flower charm can be engraved with her initial. This is an item she will absolutely love to wear. The bracelet measures 5.75 inches in length.

     

    Be sure to visit our website to view more of our most popular Valentine's Day gifts!

  • Last Minute Ideas ~ Christmas Gifts for Women

     

     

     

    If you are still looking for exceptional Christmas gifts for the lady in your life, then this blog post is for you! We will be featuring some absolutely stunning earrings and rings that we have available here at Charming Chick. We have so many wonderful jewelry pieces that would make fantastic Christmas gifts, so you should also take some time and peruse our entire jewelry collection. If you do, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

     

    The classic elegance of our Oval Sterling Silver Sapphire Earrings  (pictured above) will have the lady in your life singing your praises and these gorgeous earrings would be a fantastic compliment to any outfit. The deep blue stone fits in as perfectly with a pair of jeans, as it does with an evening gown.  Each earring measures about one inch long.  They are crafted of genuine .925 sterling silver and feature faceted oval sapphire stones.

     

     

     

    If you want to give someone a taste of Paris, these beautiful CZ Sterling Silver Fleur De Lis Hoop Earrings should do the trick. They are versatile enough to dress up any outfit and are crafted of genuine sterling silver with a rhodium plating for maximum shine. Each hoop features genuine clear CZ stones that sparkle and dance when the light hits them.

     

     

     

    Our Sterling Silver CZ Love Knot Ring makes the ideal Christmas gift for the one you love.  This gorgeous ring is crafted of genuine sterling silver and featuring brilliant clear CZ stones. The love knot design will let her know you'll love her for a lifetime. This finely crafted ring is made of genuine sterling silver and is rhodium plated to give the metal extra shine.  The CZ center stone measures 5mm.

     

    If you still haven't see any Christmas gifts that have inspired you, this elegant Sapphire Ring should help. This dazzling ring  is crafted of genuine .925 sterling silver features a round faceted sapphire stone surrounded by small clear CZ stones. Sapphire is the birthstone for September but anyone should wear and enjoy this versatile and precious gemstone.

     

    The last piece we are featuring today is our Swarovski Crystal Stackable Silver Rings. These rings are similar to popular designer rings but at an affordable price. They are all sterling silver plated and feature genuine Swarovski Crystal stones. The set includes three rings which can be stacked or worn separately.

     

    We want you to receive your Christmas gifts on time, which is why we have a Christmas Delivery Guarantee. Check it out and if you meet the shipping deadlines you have listed and we will guarantee that you will have your order in time for the holiday.

  • Last Minute Ideas ~ Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

     

     

    Christmas gifts for Grandparents...

    We are down to single digits! Christmas will be here in only 8 days -- or less depending on when you are reading this! Continuing with our Last Minute Gift series we are going to be looking at Christmas gifts for Grandparents. They are those wonderful people in our lives who love us unconditionally and spoil us rotten. Grandparents are the BEST but if your grandparents are like mine --they have pretty much everything and don't want things that will just add clutter -- am I right? Well, we think we have some fantastic ideas for Christmas gifts for your grandparents.

     

    The Sterling Silver Grandma Euro Bead is a wonderful (and small) gift that is compatible with any of the very popular sterling silver euro bead bracelets such as Pandora, Brighton and Camilia. This is a special gift for an amazing grandma! She will wear it proudly and cherish it for years to come! It is crafted in genuine sterling silver and the embellishment is plated with 14k gold.

     

     

    Grandfathers love handkerchiefs and these Personalized Men's White Hankies are great Christmas gifts. They are crafted of 100% cotton and easily washable. These classically designed handkerchiefs feature a handsome, vertical and horizontal line trim, which create a cross hatch look in all four corners and free personalization.

     

     

    This exquisite Sterling Silver Engraved Round Charm Toggle Bracelet is a finely crafted piece of jewelry. What a better way to thank the special grandmother in your life than the gift of fine jewelry. This solid sterling silver bracelet is available in 7 and 8 inch lengths and the monogram can be done in several engraving styles.

     

     

    Does you granddad grill like none other? Can he put a pork loin on a charcoal grill never touch it and it comes out perfectly cooked two hours later? Yes? No? Well either way we are sure any grill loving grandfather will love this Personalized Grill Tool Gift set. This set is equipped with a grilling spatula, two-pronged fork and easy grip tongs neatly packaged inside a custom 600D polyester storing case, this outdoor cookware makes a superb gift for every grill master on your list. Includes three wood and stainless steel tools. All utensils measure 13.5 inches long. May be embroidered on the polyester carrier pouch with up to three block initials in white, light grey, tan, black, red or blue thread.

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas ~ Pamper the Ones you Love!

     

     

    If you are looking some fantastic last minute gift ideas -- we are here to help. Over the next week on the Charming Chick blog we will be highlighting some of our most wished for items. Today we will be looking at all of the wonderful ways you can pamper the ones you love. We have some luxurious items that anyone would be delighted to receive.

     

    The Monogram Terry Cloth Bath Wrap Robe that we have picture above is super stylish and very comfortable and sure to pamper anyone who receives it. This would make the ideal gift for any fashion conscious woman but it makes an exceptional gift for a college girl living in dorms or in a sorority house. This wrap features shoulder straps to keep the bath robe in place and inside ties to form a secure fit. Available in a plush white velour terry cloth with printed black polka dots.

     

     

     

    Here are two more wrap robes that will pamper those on your gift list -- one for him and one for her. These make a great gift! The receiver will be indulged with  a luxurious spa experience. It secures easily with a velcro closure.  These are perfect for daily use or to wrap around a bathingsuit after a dip in the pool (hopefully indoor or in an exotic location this time of year).

     

     

     

    Our personalized soaps are a creative and pampering gift. They can be added to a gift basket or they make wonderful stocking stuffers as well. They are also the perfect addition when given with one of our wrap robes. These soaps not only smell heavenly they also soften and sooth skin and bring out a youthful radiance.

     

     

    This is a Personalized Engraved Soap Set comes with two smaller guest soaps so visitors can enjoy all the luxury and pampering that the large bar provides in a fresh linen scent.

     

     

     

    The last item that we are featuring today is a spectacular gift for a new mommy. Mommy's Time Out Soap Gift Set will indulge and pamper and rejuvenate. Sometimes it's hard for moms to take a time out without feeling guilty but this set let's mom it's okay and she needs to remember to take care of herself too.

     

     

     

     

     

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