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I believe the reason for featuring this wonderful company as makers of Christmas gift win is obvious: JEWELRY.
No girl ever woke up, found an amazing piece of jewelry under her tree and thought: bummer, I was really hoping for new pliers instead. But when that piece of jewelry is designed and handmade by a hip Portland family, features stunning diamonds set perfectly in your choice of gold and is uniquely her… well I think I can rest my case.
It is not often I come across a website and love each and every product listed in the store. At Chinchar Maloney I do! Their engagement rings are out of this world beautiful and so unique. Their birthstone bracelet (two diamonds please) is on my Christmas list and don’t even get me started on the uber cuteness of the kitty cat earnings! You know what why don’t you head on over and see all this for yourself because I will just keep listing my top bazillion favorite things that ever came out of this studio.
Since this is a Christmas gift recommendation list I am doing this year, if I had to choose one item of theirs that I can guarantee you will strike gold with is the Original Birthstone Ring. You get to choose between white, yellow or rose gold and which two stones the ring will feature so you can personalize it and make it her own. The best bit is that it is slightly adjustable so you can be confident she will be able to wear it straight out of the box. Yep, thats how its done!!!
And in case you are wondering what I got my self for Christmas, this is my new silver beauty with a blue diamond. Because there is nothing wrong with a getting a perfect gift for yourself this Christmas either.
As promised I will roll up my sleaves and tell you about some of my favorite picks for Christmas presents this year. These are all tried and tested by me or my family and come from small businesses that deserve your attention.
It’s only fair I begin with Photography concentrate, a fantastic couple of professional photographers who create great tutorials to teach you everything there is about digital photography, editing and how to make it your career if you choose to. I came across their site years ago looking for a way to teach myself how to use Adobe Lightroom efficiently and have been a huge fan ever since. All my friends I told about it and have since learned how to rock their cameras in manual mode agreed that these short, concise tutorials are amazing.
Because they currently have a huge Black Friday event going on I will talk less so you can go and shop more. Just CLICK HERE to see the tutorials and grab a few at 40-60% less until 5th December! They make great gifts for anyone getting a new camera or someone who got one last year but still uses it in Auto mode. For those who splurged on Photoshop or Lightroom only to sit in front of their screen frustrated trying to figure out what to do with it. Or for yourself. Cause one can never know too much!
This year they have some great new tutorials:
And my personal favorites, which I still refer to often: