So, Christmas is coming.
There, I said it. You have to start coming to terms with it eventually. I’m trying to be very organised this year, given the uncertainty of my upcoming redundancy, I need to make sure I am properly prepared. That being said, I bought my first Christmas present a couple of weeks ago and to be honest, I think it’s going to be pretty hard to top these personalised cufflinks.
I absolutely love personalised presents. So when thinking about what to get for certain members of our family, I knew that for Wes’ Dad, I wanted something personalised from Short Rib. He lives in the north of Scotland, so we don’t see him very often at all. I thought it would be nice to get him something from our boy whilst he’s still super small.
Enter the amazing Bella & Bow.
A three woman band of Fiona, Greta and Jenni and they make the most AMAZING stuff which is personalised with handprints, footprints or just text of your choice. So when I stumbled across their cufflinks, I was super sold.
The ordering process was very easy, even though I managed to cock that up right from the bat. I entered the wrong date of birth for Short Rib, but the girls were very quick to get it all changed for me. I even double checked a couple of times, not because I didn’t trust them, but because I was kind of mortified that I’d gotten the birth date of my own son wrong.
Bella & Bow provided a print kit free of charge with the order. It was so easy to use, but as Short Rib is a very uncooperative wriggler, I had to wait until he was asleep to do it. A sick day last week was the day he was finally zonked out enough to do it! It wasn’t messy at all and don’t worry about any smudging – the lovely ladies will sort that out for you. They even give you an extra sheet in case you really mess it up.
I took decent photographs of the prints and e-mailed them to the ladies. Less than a week later, these amazing cufflinks landed in the shiniest jiffy bag I’ve ever seen!
The detail on these things is absolutely astounding, even with my subpar handprint skills. The date of birth is correct, despite my fretting and they come housed in this beautiful engraved case.
As far as Christmas presents go, I’m not sure how you can top these. There are all sorts of variations available, such as keyrings, bracelets and even charms for your Pandora bracelet. For some of the items you can have up to SIX prints on them. There’s certainly enough on their wonderful website to get you stocked up for the holiday season.
All in all the ladies at Bella and Bow have blown me away on all counts, from customer service, turnaround of the cufflinks and the finished product. I couldn’t have asked for a better gift for a family member that we don’t get to see as often as we’d like (so like to spoil at any opportunity we get).
So, if you’re looking for something extra special maybe from your kids to their nearest and dearest, look no further. You simply will not get better than this.
As an added bonus, if you enter the discount code MDBB20 at checkout with Bella & Bow, you get a whopping 20% off any of the products that are not already on offer. This discount code is valid until 31st October 2016, so go, go go!