I normally love finding special and unique gifts for each person on my list. However, the sheer quantity this year is stretching both my creativity (of which I have little) and my budget. I am pretty good at stretching my money through coupon shopping, which means that Santa will be bringing everyone a variety of toothbrushes, lotions, & body wash this year. Unconventional, perhaps, but those low-cost (or free) stocking fillers are always needed, and will leave room in my budget to find something truly special for each person.
A few weeks ago I was poking around on Etsy.com and came across a little shop called Wired Whimsey, which was full of gorgeous and totally affordable handmade jewelry.
Each piece is completely one-of-a-kind, and the hardest part is choosing which one to get. I loved everything and i couldn't choose, so asked Christy Klein, the enormously talented designer of Wired Whimsey, which piece she recommended.
She told me about her new Pennies from Heaven collection, which she hasn't "officially" released yet, and I was hooked. Each necklace is made from a genuine penny that has cut in the center with a symbol, and then accented with a Swarovski crystal. The symbols include a dove (for peace), clover (for luck), feet, (for perseverance), butterfly (for kindness), heart (for love), cross (for Christ), star (for hope), & angel (for faith), (and the necklace is a steal at only $15.50.) I knew there was one special gal on my list who could use a little sparkle and a lot of luck, so I chose the clover.
It arrived a few days later in a box so adorably packaged, I was almost afraid to open it. But I couldn't help myself, I had to take a peek. The necklace is absolutely stunning and so perfect, I am almost beside myself. One perfect stocking stuffer down. If only I could get this lucky all the time.
But I hope you are feeling lucky too, because there is more good news. To help celebrate 30 days of Holiday Cheer here at Living Well, Spending Less, Christy is giving away one Pennies from Heaven necklace to one very lucky reader. This collection is not even available for sale yet, (it is set to release on Black Friday) so you are seeing it here first. The winner may choose from any of the symbols listed above.
Here is how to enter:
-Visit Wired Whimsey's Etsy Shop and tell me which incredible piece of jewelry you like best, and who you would buy it for. (1 entry)
Optional Bonus Entries:
-Become a follower of Living Well, Spending Less via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, or RSS feed. Leave a separate comment below to tell me how you are following. (1 entry)
-Visit Wired Whimsey's blog and beecome a follower via Google Friend Connect or RSS feed. Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)
-"Like" Living Well, Spending Less on Facebook. Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)
-Follow me on Twitter. Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)
-Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter or post it on your Facebook wall. Leave 3 separate comments below. (3 entries)
-Post a link on your blog to this giveaway. Leave 3 separate comments below. (3 entries)
Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Friday, December 3rd, and I will draw a winner at random using Random.Org on Saturday, December 4th.