Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gift Tip #39: Brooches

Brooches aren't just for your grandmother anymore! They are for your stylish friend, elegant aunt and or sassy tween to add pizazz to your outfit. Traditionally, brooches were worn on a blouse but why not try it on your coat, hat or suit jacket? It adds interest to your clothes and shows a bit of your personality. Here are a few options:

Lydia Brooch, $150, Swarovski Stores or

Kyann Pin, $21, Chico's Store or

Love of my Life Beautiful rhinestone art deco brooch, Seller 2007 Musarra, $62.99

Fun Facts:

  • The earliest known brooches are from the Bronze Age.
  • Brooches were first worn in one's hair.

When purchasing a brooch, think about how the giftee will wear it (i.e. on their cardigan, in their hair, hooked onto a belt loop, etc). Also, think about a favorite item the giftee enjoys, for example does she have a favorite flower, a love of a certain type of animal or simply appreciates a little bling? This will help you to pick out the perfect brooch.


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