With Alyssa’s birthday fast approaching, I am always on the lookout for gifts to give her, right up until the last minute. My little one has such diverse tastes in what she loves to do and play with. However, like her mama she also loves anything pretty and sparkly, be it clothes or things around the home. I really wanted to find something beautiful for her room that she’ll be able to keep and treasure for a long time to come but that is diverse enough to go with lots of different interiors as you can guarantee her tastes will change as much as her room in years to come. I’m all about supporting growing businesses and love a good browse on Etsy, so when I came across Handmakes & Keepsakes, I was bowled over by the beauty of the items available and when they asked if I’d like to review one of their items, how could I say no…
It has to be said that Handmakes & Keepsakes was an absolute find on Etsy and I’m so pleased to be supporting a small business. The business is run by Vicky, a military wife currently based in bath, with a penchant for beautiful things! With so many items to choose from, be it a jewellery box, a key ring, beautiful bunny bunting for a nursery or amazingly pink quartz drinks coasters, there is something for everyone.
As I said, Alyssa is a girly girl like her mama and is becoming so much her own person it’s astounding, so what better way to celebrate her and her birthday than with a beautiful Personalised Floral Initial. These are available in many different formats; framed/unframed, obviously the letter of your choice and surprisingly also available in the colours of your choice… you want blue roses, then you order blue roses. Vicky even offers metallic colours, though these do have to be individually hand-painted so are slightly more expensive.
I opted for a gorgeous pink floral A in a frame and when it arrived I was blown away by the beauty and quality of the item. It arrived carefully wrapped in plenty of tissue paper and bubble wrap and peeling it back (you can watch the opening over on my IGTV) revealed the most beautiful gift.
In a wooden white frame (which does have a hanging hook on the back) sits a beautiful pink floral A made up of individual pink flowers. This sits on top of a white glitter background and around the bottom are clear crystal beads that fall and shift with any movement of the frame. Across the bottom, in a beautiful script, is her full name written in a pink glitter which just finishes it off perfectly!
I honestly can’t wait to give it to Alyssa for her birthday and to watch her keep it with her for years to come.
I’d definitely recommend having a browse through Handmakes and Keepsakes because there is something there for every one and every occasion and I’ll be going back very soon – beautiful, quality products, what more could you want?!
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