It’s that time of year to pick out a few special gifts for your family and friends. Holiday shopping can seem stressful but remember that these gifts are meant to show your love and appreciation for the special people in your life. No matter the gift, large or small, it’s the thought that counts. When in doubt, opt for an experience. Surprise your wife and offer to fly her to visit her best friend for a weekend, give her a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant with the promise of flowers and you dressed up for the occasion, or let her know how thankful you are for all she does by giving her a spa day to relax and rejuvenate. Below I’ve highlighted a few gifts I hope to receive and a few gifts I’m planning to give. Happy shopping.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
A beautiful pair of diamond earrings are a wardrobe staple every woman should own. They’re like the little black dress of jewelry. If you’re looking for something special for the woman in your life, consider investing in a pair of diamond earrings. Diamonds symbolize lasting love and friendship. Diamond earrings can come in a variety of price points with factors such as size, color and clarity affecting the price. Because these stones will be worn on her ear lobes, a lesser clarity stone is just fine as the clarity of the stone is not as visible from a distance. If you are buying for a more petite woman, you’ll need to consider the size of the diamonds. If they are too big they will look out of proportion. You want to buy something dainty and yet size appropriate for her so that they’re comfortable to wear and can be worn often. If the woman in your life already has diamond earrings or you’d like to buy her something more unique, consider buying her a pair of sapphire earrings. Sapphires are the second hardest gemstone next to diamonds. Most commonly known for its shade of celestial blue, sapphires are actually available in a range of colors including yellow, pink, and green.
Blue Marlin Jewelry in Islamorada can work within anyone’s price point and specializes in offering quality jewelry with unique designs that you will not see in other stores.
Blue Marlin Jewelry is located at 81915 Overseas Highway in Islamorada and is open Monday through Saturday 9:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. and Sundays 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
Sweets for our Veterans
This holiday season Key Largo Chocolates has partnered with the American Red Cross to let the many hundreds of patients in our Veterans’ Hospitals know that we have not forgotten their sacrifices for our nation. For the specially reduced price of $8.50, you can donate one or more half-pound boxes of Bob’s Chocolate Chippers to be sent to our sick or wounded soldiers. These chocolate covered potato chips are absolutely delicious and are a great way to bring cheer and chocolates to our veterans this holiday season.
Stop by the Key Largo Chocolates location at 100470 Overseas Highway in Key Largo or call (305) 453-6613 to order the Chocolate Chippers for Veterans for $8.50. Or go online at KeyLargoChocolates.com and place the order here.
A Birds Eye View
Perhaps the perfect gift for that special person in your life is the gift of an experience they won’t forget. Enjoy our beautiful chain of islands from a birds eye view while on board a helicopter or plane tour of the Florida Keys. See dolphins, sharks, ship wrecks and iconic landmarks from a new perspective. In Key West, you can travel by seaplane to see the Dry Tortugas, the true end of the Florida Keys located 70 miles west of Key West. With Key West Seaplane Adventures, full and half day excursions range from $224 to $495. Go to KeyWestSeaplaneCharters.com or call 305.293.9300 for more information on these tours.