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Beautiful & Bespoke – NEW ‘Create Your Own’ necklaces, gift sets and wedding earrings are here!

Finding the perfect gift can be a tricky business but with our gorgeous new collection of customisable necklaces, gift sets and earrings, you can design a bespoke gift for your loved one that is as unique and special as they are.

The ‘Create Your Own’ Gift Earrings are a firm favourite at TLKC so we are very excited to announce that our ‘Create Your Own’ range has grown to include Gift Necklaces, Occasions Necklaces, Wedding Gift Sets and Wedding Earrings.

Each item in the ‘Create Your Own’ range is customisable so you can choose from a stunning selection of jewellery, all sterling silver of course, and leave a personal message for your loved one on which their jewellery will be beautifully presented. 

Creating your own jewellery is so simple and makes the perfect personal touch to your gift, here’s how…

Step 1. Choose which type of product you would like to create: necklaces, stud earrings or perhaps the perfect gift for your wedding party – occasion necklaces, wedding gift sets or wedding earrings.

Step 2. Pick your jewellery, this is the fun part! There is so much to choose from in our range of sterling silver necklaces; from our Tree Of Life pendant to a little sparkle with our CZ Halo Necklace. 

There is plenty more to choose from in our collection of sweet stud earrings so you can get creative pairing one of our earring designs with your own quote or message.

Our beautiful wedding range has something to suit every style of special day, pick from elegant pearls through to simple and stylish silver hearts – your wedding party are bound to fall head over heels!

Step 3. It’s time to get personal! Whether a birthday wish, a declaration of love or a family in-joke, the message on your jewellery presentation card is entirely up to you.

You could take inspiration from some of our favourite TLKC card designs but with your own twist or freestyle and leave a short message to accompany your gift jewellery.

If you have selected our Occasions Necklaces, Wedding Gift Set or Wedding Earrings we will print your message on our beautiful wedding theme presentation card, perfect as a thank you gift with a personalised name or message.

Step 4. Sit back and relax! Your personalised gift jewellery will be created with care by our in-house design team, presented in one of our fab gift boxes ready to share with your loved one.

We absolutely love seeing your creations and the look on your loved one’s face when they unwrap their gift! Don’t forget to share any magic moments with us on Instagram and Facebook with #thelittlekeepsakeco #TLKC

TLKC Team x

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Dazzle her this Valentine’s Day – sparkling gifts for someone special

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be starting to panic about what to buy for someone special. Finding a gift that’s personal, elegant, affordable, and will arrive on time for the big day can seem like an impossible challenge at this time of year, but don’t worry… TLKC has you covered. Here are some of our top Valentine’s picks.

Pave Heart Necklace and Earring Set

Beautiful jewellery always brings a smile to the recipient’s face, and this gorgeous rose gold necklace and earring set is no exception. Delicately paved with dainty cubic zirconia crystals, the hearts add just the right amount of sparkle for a special occasion. The necklace comes on a 16-inch rose gold curb style chain, and both the necklace and earrings can be purchased individually if you prefer. Beautifully boxed with a ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ message, the set arrives ready to gift for the perfect end to a romantic evening.

Cutout Heart Earrings

 Have you been admiring someone from afar? What better way to take a chance than by sending a romantic Valentine’s gift on the most hopeful day of the year! These gorgeous sterling silver heart earrings come boxed with the message “Will you be my Valentine?” and are available with an optional hessian gift bag for an extra special presentational touch. You can also customise the style and write your own message with our create your own earrings option, ensuring that your Valentine has a completely unique one-of-a-kind gift that they’ll treasure forever.

 

Kiss Earrings

 Every girl deserves to sparkle on Valentine’s Day, and these beautiful sterling silver earrings add a dazzling finish to any outfit. Set with delicate cubic zirconia crystals, they come boxed ready to gift with the message ‘Love, Kisses, and Valentine’s Wishes.’ Make her feel extra special this Valentine’s Day and add your own custom message to the box for a gift she’ll never forget.

 

Pave Heart Slider Bracelet

 Adjustable with a slider fastening, this stunning rose gold slider bracelet is perfect for wrists of most sizes. Adorned with a dainty rose gold heart paved with sparkling cubic zirconia crystals, it’s sure to bring a smile to your recipient’s face. For a complete jewellery set, we also have matching earrings and necklaces available – perfect for solving birthday and Christmas present conundrums as well!

The Little Keepsake Company sale is now on! Get 25% off all our items when you use the code TLKC25 at checkout and find your perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the perfect price. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you never miss out on any of our special offers and discounts.

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10 romantic Valentine’s Day ideas

Showing your partner how much you care is an important part of every relationship and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to spoil someone special. If you’re stumped for creative ideas this year, here are a few of our top suggestions.

  1. Say it with flowers

A dozen red roses isn’t a very original idea, but how about personalising the bunch by tying a handwritten note to each stem? Write 12 reasons why your partner makes you smile or describe the next 12 dates you will be taking them on.

  1. Plan a weekend getaway

If your partner is usually the one who does all the planning in the relationship, organising a weekend getaway somewhere special is a wonderful surprise. Arrange everything from childcare/pet sitting to meal bookings and transportation so your loved one has a completely stress-free Valentine’s experience.

  1. Take a trip down memory lane

Is there a café, restaurant, or venue that has special significance to you both? Maybe the place where you had your first date? Take your partner back there and reminisce about some of your favourite memories over the past year. You could make the experience even more special by having the waiter bring an extra gift with dessert.

  1. Enjoy some relaxation time

Book a couple’s massage at your local spa and enjoy a relaxing afternoon together.

  1. Go on a scavenger hunt

Take your partner on a fun scavenger hunt around town – you can make up the clues, add in some creative challenges, and finish it with a romantic prize or dinner at your favourite restaurant.

  1. Bring the outdoors inside

Turn your living room into a candlelit patio and enjoy a picnic snuggled up on a blanket while you watch a romantic movie.

  1. Get active

Tired of traditional date nights? Take your partner for a spin around your local ice rink or roller rink – it’s a great excuse for holding hands all night. If you prefer to keep your feet closer to the ground, look up local dance classes and spend quality time together learning some new moves.

  1. Watch a sunrise or sunset

There’s something deeply romantic about watching the sun rise (or set) over the sea – set the alarm a little earlier, take a picnic breakfast to the coast, and snuggle together under a blanket while you enjoy nature’s show.

  1. Hide love notes

Finding an unexpected note of appreciation can make someone’s day! Write a few poems or messages to your loved one and hide them in everyday places (under the milk in the fridge, on the steering wheel of their car, inside their laptop case) where they will be found during the day. You could add a little something extra from TLKC to bring an even bigger smile to your partner’s face.

  1. Create a unique gift

Show your partner how much they mean to you with a completely unique, one-of-a-kind jewellery gift. You can inscribe a romantic personalised gift message inside the box that your loved one will treasure forever.

For even more Valentine’s Day ideas, visit TLKC website and get 25% off all our items when you use the code TLKC25 at checkout. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you never miss out on any of our special offers and discounts.

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Top tips for getting baby prints

A keepsake engraved with a real hand or footprint is a wonderful gift for new parents. There’s no minimum age for taking baby prints, although sometimes it can be tricky to get a clear print from very young infants. Here are our top tips for getting the best results.

 Use a mess free kit

Newborns are not known for keeping perfectly still, and using ink on a squirming, wriggly hand or foot is often a recipe for disaster! Fortunately, there’s an easier way – the Magic Inkless Print Kit is suitable for all ages and is completely mess free. Clean and easy to use, you simply wipe a hand or foot on the inkless wipe, press onto the special paper, and watch the print appear. Magic!

Wait until they’re asleep

If you’re taking a print from a particularly wriggly baby, waiting until he or she is asleep may be the best way of getting a clear print. Have the supplies assembled next to the cot and ready to use when a good opportunity arises. A small amount of tape will help to hold the paper in place on a firm surface, such as a placemat or clipboard.

Get in position

Make sure you have something hard to lean on, such as a table or hard-backed book. Taking a print may be easier if you have a partner to hold the baby while you take the print, or vice-versa. If your baby is awake and clenching his or her fist you can try gently tickling the hand to encourage them to open it. If you are taking prints from an older child, talk them through the process and have them practice putting their hand on the paper before you use the inkless wipe.

Press gently onto paper

Once you have applied the wipe evenly over the baby’s hand or foot, press it gently onto the paper to ensure the creases in the skin show up clearly. If you are taking a footprint, place the heel of the baby’s foot on the paper first and then roll the rest of the foot down, with the toes touching the paper last.

Print kits are a great gift for new parents, but you can also have hand or foot prints made into a special keepsake that they will treasure forever. View our range of engraved charms, bracelets, necklaces, keyrings, and other gifts on our website.

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Last-minute Christmas gifts? No problem!

We know how it is – you try to get organised for Christmas but the list of people to buy for keeps growing, and the amount of time you have to do your shopping in keeps shrinking. If you have last-minute gifts you need to purchase, don’t panic! The Little Keepsake Company team members are all putting their elf hats on and will be wrapping thoughtful festive gifts that friends and family members will love right up until Christmas Eve. You don’t even have to leave us a mince pie!

When do I need to order by?

For guaranteed Christmas delivery, you’ll need to order your keepsake by Dec 15th and choose our Christmas Express Delivery Service.

How will my item be delivered?

We use Royal Mail as our delivery provider, as it has the best accuracy rate for delivery (other than Santa and his reindeer, who are sadly booked up for Christmas this year). Most of our services are signed for which means they require  signature.

Help! My item hasn’t arrived! Who do I contact?  

For any queries or concerns you can contact our helpful customer care team on 01326 290046.

What should I get cousin Brenda for Christmas this year?

Unfortunately that one we can’t help you with, but here are some of our festive favourites that might give you a bit of inspiration…

Sterling Silver ‘Merry Christmas’ Star Earrings (red)

 

The Little Keepsake Company is eager to make your Christmas shopping experience as pain-free as possible. For more information about our delivery and postage options, please see our website.

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Create your own Christmas gifts!

Have you ever spotted a piece of jewellery that would be almost perfect for a friend’s Christmas present except for one little detail? With The Little Keepsake Company’s personalised gift options you can decide exactly how you want your gift to look. Give someone special a one-of-a-kind gift this year and show them how much you care.

Create your own earrings

Designing your own jewellery gift is as easy as 1, 2, 3… here’s how to create the perfect gift in three easy steps:

Step one – select your earring style

All of our earrings are sterling silver and come beautifully presented in a TLKC gift box. Choose from 18 different styles, including delicate silver stars, sparkling Austrian crystal studs, and beautiful rose gold vermeil knots.

Step two – choose a text colour

Your gift will come personalised with a message inside the box that you can have printed in one of 7 different colours. Pick your loved one’s favourite hue to make the gift extra special!

Step three – write a message

Here’s the hardest part – deciding what to write on the inside of the box! We can print any message you like to make the gift completely unique to you and your loved one. Whether it’s a Christmas, birthday, anniversary, or ‘just because’ gift, your recipient will know that you took the time to personalise it to make their present extra special.

Once you’re happy with the options you’ve chosen, simply add the earrings to your basket and leave the rest to us. We aim to get your item to you as quickly as possible – we currently have a handling time of 5-7 working days and offer several postage options for the fastest possible delivery. So if you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute this year – don’t worry, we have you covered!

Whatever the occasion, The Little Keepsake Company has the perfect gift to suit. Browse our collection of sterling silver jewellery, personalised gifts, and one-of-a-kind keepsakes and show someone special that you care.

 

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A very merry Christmas sale

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone special? We have a great range of festive jewellery that is sure to make any stocking sparkle. Better yet, it’s currently on sale! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with these seasonal specials.

Merry Christmas necklace

Give someone special their very own lucky star to make a holiday wish on with this beautiful sterling silver necklace. Beautifully boxed, with an optional hessian gift bag for extra special presentation points, this delicate necklace comes on a 16-inch chain and is sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face on Christmas morning.

Candy Cane earrings

What fun is Christmas without a colourful splash of seasonal attire? These sterling silver enamel candy cane earrings will brighten up any outfit on Christmas Day. Buy them for a loved one or pick up a pair for yourself and get into the holiday spirit!

Personalised junior necklace

Available with two different chain lengths, this dainty engraved heart necklace is perfect for both younger and older children. Add a name or initial for a sophisticated gift that is guaranteed to brighten up Christmas morning for a much-loved niece, daughter, younger sister, or granddaughter.

Star gift set

Who do you know that deserves to have a merry little Christmas? Make their festive wish come true with this lovely sterling silver star gift set. Made up of a dainty pair of silver star stud earrings and matching star necklace hung on a 16-inch box chain, the set is suitable for both children and adults alike. It is available with several quote options and comes boxed alongside your chosen festive message.

Holly jolly earrings

Wish someone special a holly jolly Christmas with these dainty silver sterling heart earrings. Perfectly presented in a TLKC branded box, you can also add an optional hessian gift bag so they’re ready to pop under the tree or into a stocking. If you’d prefer a different earring shape or fancy getting creative with your Christmas message you can also personalise your gift to make it truly unique.

 

Make sure you never miss any of The Little Keepsake Company’s seasonal sales and fantastic new products by following us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also view our website to see a full range of handcrafted jewellery, personalised gifts, and unique silver sterling items that are perfect for all occasions.

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5 ways to show your best friend how much you care

Acquaintances come and go but good friends – the people who truly love and understand you, make time for you when you’re sad, and celebrate every milestone along life’s journey with you no matter how small – are hard to find. Showing a close friend how thankful you are for their presence in your life is a great way to nurture and strengthen your relationship. Not sure how? Here are 5 ways to show your friend how much you care.

  1. Send a handwritten card

In a technological age, the art of letter-writing is often neglected in favour of a quick email or Facebook message. But writing out a thoughtful note on a personally selected card is a great way to let a friend know that you took time out of your busy day to appreciate them. Detailing specific reasons why they’re special to you (with funny anecdotes or memories) is even better.

  1. Celebrate their accomplishments

From major life events such as graduating from university, getting a new job, or giving birth to minor everyday accomplishments that are rarely celebrated, show your friend how proud you are of their achievements with a text message, card, or meaningful gift.

  1. Make something special

If you’re a whizz on the sewing machine or an avid knitter, great! But you don’t have to be crafty to make something thoughtful. Bake your friend’s favourite cupcakes, put a photo of the two of you in a frame that matches their home décor, or pass on a recommended book with a handwritten inscription.

  1. Go on an adventure

A surprise trip or day out is a great bonding experience and a chance to make new memories. If your friend has been talking about something they want to do or try, why not treat them to a ‘just because’ day? Memorable experiences don’t have to be expensive – a picnic in the park with homemade goodies and some fun outdoor games is just as meaningful as a spa day when it’s been planned as a surprise gesture.

  1. Give them a thoughtful gift

Whether your friend could use some support herself or whether she’s recently helped you through a tough period in your life, sending a gift to let her know you’re thinking of her is a great way to strengthen your relationship. A dainty piece of jewellery that she can wear every day to remind her that you’re thinking about her is an affordable, thoughtful way of showing that you care.

 

Whatever the occasion, The Little Keepsake Company has the perfect gift to suit. Browse our collection of handcrafted jewellery, personalised gifts, and unique silver sterling items and show someone special that you care.

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Gifts to remember loved ones by

Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time and sometimes it’s tough finding the right words to console a grieving friend or relative. If you prefer to send your condolences with a thoughtful gift, here are some ideas that might help.

‘Forever in my heart’ necklace

Wearing a piece of jewellery with the name of a lost loved one is a lovely way to remember them. You can personalise this gorgeous sterling silver 18-inch heart and angel wing necklace with a name or message of up to 25 characters on each side. Beautifully presented in a gift box alongside the quote ‘Forever in My Heart,’ it’s an ideal present for anyone who recently lost someone they cared about.

‘Your wings were ready’ keyring

A keyring is a practical and thoughtful way to commemorate the life of a loved one who has passed on. Available in two designs that are both inscribed with the wording ‘Your wings were ready but my heart was not,’ our stainless steel keyring measures 3cm and can be personalised with a message of up to 85 characters on the reverse side.

‘When robins appear’ necklace

Robins are a comforting reminder that even though we may have lost a loved one, he or she is never too far away. Our beautiful silver sterling robin necklace has a rose gold plated red breast and is available on its own or with a silver or rose gold vermeil disc that can be engraved with an initial of your choice. Presented in a gift box with the message ‘When robins appear, loved ones are near,’ this sweet gift is sure to bring comfort to a grieving friend or relative.

Angel wing slider bracelet

What better way to symbolise the passing of a loved one than an angel’s wing? This lovely sterling silver bracelet can be adjusted to fit all wrist sizes from extra small to larger than average. We also have a version available with a robin charm should you prefer. Our angel wing slider bracelet is currently on sale at a 25% discount while stocks last.

‘When feathers appear’ anklet

This dainty sterling silver anklet is a beautiful reminder that loved ones may be gone but they are never forgotten. Presented in a gift box with the quote ‘When feathers appear angels are near,’ the mini feather is also available in gold plating and has an optional extender to add an extra 5cm to the length of the 27cm chain. Our feather memorial range is currently on sale, so it’s a great time to buy.

You can view our full selection of memorial gifts on our website, along with a wide variety of other unique personalised gifts to suit all occasions.

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5 creative gender reveal ideas

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your third, finding out if you’re having a boy or a girl is an exciting time! Many expectant parents like to throw gender reveal parties so their friends and families can help celebrate this important milestone. If you’re thinking of doing the same, here are some ideas to help get you started.

  1. Put up a piñata

There’s nothing more dramatic than smashing a giant papier-mâché character that explodes with either pink or blue confetti. If you don’t want to know the gender of your baby in advance, ask your doctor to write it down and then take the piece of paper to the party store to have the shop assistant fill your piñata accordingly. You can serve nachos with salsa and guacamole to turn your celebration into a full-blown fiesta!

  1. Set off a smoke cannon

Confetti is great, but it can be messy – if you’re looking for something equally fun that’s easier to clean up, put on a white T-shirt and pick up a smoke cannon! A blast of pink or blue smoke offers numerous creative social media opportunities and many companies provide a secret option where your doctor (or a friend) can email the gender after you place your order.

  1. Let them eat cake

No party is complete without a cake – why not turn it into the focal point for your big news? Ask your local bakery to create a blue or pink cake covered in vanilla or chocolate icing. When it’s time for the big reveal, simply cut it open and hand out the slices.

  1. Unwrap an outfit

If you don’t want to know whether you’re having a boy or a girl before your party, have your doctor write down the gender, take the piece of paper to a department store, and pick out two baby outfits (one for each sex). Give the outfits and the piece of paper to the cashier and ask them to wrap the appropriate outfit (don’t peek!) You can unwrap the package at your party in front of your guests.

  1. Unveil a watercolour scan

Turn your scan into a unique watercolour print that you can display in your baby’s nursery and unwrap it at your party for a truly original gender reveal. If you know the gender already you can select the colour when you order your print or have a friend (or nurse) email The Little Keepsake Company in advance. You can even personalise the print with your baby’s name for a double reveal party!

For more unique gift ideas to suit every occasion, visit The Little Keepsake Company website.