One lifelong type of gift that parents, grandparents, family members or friends can start for their daughters or granddaughters is a charm bracelet. Charms can then be added on for special events in the girl's life, which she will have with her forever. These types of charms are more than just a decoration worn on the arm; they are a true memento of the many wonderful and milestone events in a young woman's life.
Starting a girl out with her own collection of charms and a charm bracelet means a bit of thinking ahead. If you select a bracelet that is suitable for a young girl, at least with regards to size, it will have to be replaced as she grows and matures. The other aspect is to consider an Italian style charm bracelet that can easily changed by simply purchasing a larger base and allowing the girl to choose the charms she wants on the bracelet.
To deal with this issue it may be possible to choose an adult sized charm bracelet and to collect charms for the bracelet. When the young girl turns a specific age or reaches a particular milestone in her life she can then receive the bracelet to wear. Of course there are those girls that may enjoy a child sized charm bracelet with gift charms and those she picks out herself while she is small. This would allow the bracelet to be worn and enjoyed, and then kept for her own child to wear when it is outgrown.
When charms are soldered onto a silver or gold bracelet sometimes families forget that they charms can be removed, they do not needarily need to stay attached. A jeweler can cut the shank or loop that holds the charms to the original bracelet and then re-attach the charm to a new, larger sized bracelet. This can be a good option to add to the collection of charms from other bracelets or to merge several bracelets into one.
Anything that a young girl enjoys doing or shows a passion or interest in is good category of charms to consider for the bracelet. Most young women have very diverse areas of interest that means there is a great number of possible combinations of charms .
Giving the gift of charms or a specific charm to mark those important and special dates and events in a girl's life can be part of the celebration. The whole family can get involved in adding to the bracelet by selecting charms that tell the girl how special and unique she is.
It is rare to find a gift that continues to improve with age, but a charm bracelet and personalized, significant charms is certainly one such gift. As each stone is reached and the young girl develops new talent and abilities, additional charms can be added to commemorate her achievements all through her life.