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Mother’s Day Gift idea


I want to give something to my mom on Mother’s Day. But the gift idea on my mind is not something that she needs, but I know she will be happy to have one. I’m talking about engravable charms from My mother is not a jewelry person like me. I grew up seeing her using the same old pair of earrings and a very old personal ring.

If ever this will be the first time that I will be giving her a charm with her name etched on it or a piece with our name on it (hers, mine and my sister’s). You may find this corny, but I want my mother to feel that we are close to her and we care for her always even if we don’t show it often. As you know, she is taking care of my young nieces and nephews while my sister is working abroad. When I visit her in their rented house, I always find her looking sadly out a window. I’m sure she misses my sister. I wish I could do something to make her happy.

Do you think a personalized silver bracelet with charm will make my mother smile?

I hope you can make the occasion truly memorable to your mom or your wife with or without a material gift. Make them feel that you love and care for them while they are still around.

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You can be fashionable even if you’re a parent

A lot of times, new parents are worried that they will have to give up so many things because of their new little ones. Many women feel that they need to put away all the jewelry and makeup and pull out the sweats until their child is much older. Not only that, but they feel that shopping trips, days out with their friends, and even dates with their husbands are all going to go by the wayside. Luckily, you will quickly find that, though you may want to keep it in your jewelry box for the most part, you definitely don’t have to give up that beautiful infinity necklace (from your husband gave you last year.

Sure, some things will need to change once you have kids. You won’t be able to go out at the spur of the moment. Things like vacations will need to be more carefully planned, and even going out to dinner and a movie might take a little bit of advance notice. This does not mean that these thing need to, or should, completely disappear from your life. Just because you have a child does not mean that you are no longer a person yourself. You may not be able to wear pearls every day (or the baby might just think they are a teething ring), but pulling them out for a night on the town with the girls is completely justifiable.

No matter what is in your life that’s important to you, make sure that you don’t give these things up just because you have a child. Cutting back may end up happening, but there is no need to give up who you are just to be your child’s parent.

Souvenir from friends

When I was still working I used to receive souvenirs from friends who went on official assignments here and abroad. I may have forgotten the name of persons who gave these items to me, but what is important is that I keep and value these mementos after all these years. I also have Tubao and Malong and native sling bag, but they were hidden somewhere inside our cabinet. I also found a magnetic bracelet here but wasn’t able to take a picture.


The sun-shaped pendant (far right) is believed to improve fertility.

The necklaces and bracelet were given by friends who visited Davao or Cotabato areas.


Keychains from Bangkok


Hand-carved jewelry box