My mom will be celebrating her 80th birthday next month. Even though she insists she doesn’t want or need anything, I would love to give her a memorable gift for this special occasion. As time goes by, I find it more and more difficult to buy suitable gifts for her. She truly does seem to have everything she wants and needs. After thinking about my options, I have eventually decided to create an Italian charm bracelet for my mother to mark this milestone birthday.
An Italian charm bracelet would be a great gift for my mother. It is a unique piece of jewelry that makes a simple fashion statement when worn with either casual or dressy ensembles. The bracelet, itself, comes in either a matte or polished silver finish, matching her other jewelry choices. It can easily be adjusted to fit my mother’s small wrist simply by removing links until the desired size is achieved. My mother’s arthritic fingers have a hard time fastening a clasp, but the Italian charm bracelet simply stretches over her hand, eliminating this frustrating task.
Every Italian charm bracelet has a unique style because of the variety of Italian charms available. The huge selection of Italian charms meets all interests. They range from flowers to sports teams; Hello Kitty charms to Garfield; NASCAR to musical instruments; symbols to zodiac and many, many more choices. Italian charms can easily be added to the bracelet at any given time, changing its appearance and making it more individual.
The bracelet, itself, comes in either a polished or matte finish, so it can compliment her other jewelry. Links in the bracelet can be removed to fit her tiny wrist. It goes with all types of clothing…dressy or casual. My mother mostly dresses casually now, but Italian charm bracelets are fancy enough to be worn for those occasions when she chooses to dress up.
The Italian charm bracelet I would like to create for my mother’s 80th birthday is dedicated to celebrating different decades in her lifetime. I want it to be ageless and have special meaning specifically for her. I want it to represent her personality, her sense of humor, her independence, and her unconditional love. How wonderful that a single piece of jewelry can accommodate that.
I have decided to start my mother’s Italian charm bracelet with a Virgo zodiac sign Italian charm to represent her birth month, of course. Next to this would be a Disney Minnie Mouse charm for her whimsical childhood. Her teenage years would be best represented with a grand piano, because of her love of music.
Marriage and family occupied her next several decades: her twenties, best represented by a bride and groom dancing couple charm; mother and child charm for her thirties; a grandmother charm for her fifties. The beautiful charm of a bright yellow flower (her favorite color) with the vividly colored butterfly to represent her part-time job at the local flower shop in her forties is another good choice.
Her sixties were a fun year for her, as she and Dad traveled to Hawaii in celebration of Dad’s retirement. While there, they went on a whale-watching excursion, so the Italian charm of a hale’s tail is a perfect reminder of that trip. She moved to a condominium in Florida at age 70, so the palm tree Italian charm would be an appropriate choice for that decade. And for 80: a Maltese dog Italian charm in honor of her constant, yet demanding, companion.
Giving my mother an Italian charm bracelet for her 80th birthday is a special gift she will ppreciate and enjoy. Even though she doesn’t actually need it, I know she will want it!