Monday, October 28, 2013

Tips for Finding the Perfect Christmas Gift

With only 50-some odd days left, have you found the perfect gifts for family, friends, loved ones, and acquaintances? It’s that time of year when we are all dealing with a last-minute struggle to purchase gifts for family and friends, only to realize that you have no idea what to buy. What does this result in? Usually less than stellar gift ideas that end up either in the back of the recipient’s closet collecting dust or is eventually re-gifted to someone else. How many times have you had to plaster a fake smile on your face and thank your Aunt Millie for yet another porcelain cat? You don’t want to end up like your dear old Aunt Millie, do you? Well, check out our ideas for choosing the best possible Christmas gift!

Pay Attention
Look at the items your family and friends are currently buying for themselves. Listen to their conversations about what they like and what they are looking for. These tactics will help you gain insight into what people want.

Never Wait until the Last Minute
If you wait until Christmas Eve to do all your shopping, don’t be surprised to find mostly empty shelves and little stock left. This brings us to our next point…

It is Never Too Early to Start Shopping
If you are walking around the mall in July and see the perfect gift to give someone, don’t hesitate to buy it right there and then! You’d be surprised how much Christmas shopping you can do when you aren't even thinking about it.

Use the Internet Whenever Possible
If you hate crowds, waiting in line, and want to get your shopping done as quickly as possible, shop online! Not only are you able to find everything you could ever want to buy, but you can also do price comparison at the same time to get the best deal. Just don’t forget to read about shipping policies to guarantee your order arrives before Santa does.

Gift Cards are NOT Taboo
Some people are just really, really hard to shop for. But if you know they like a certain store or genre of items, don’t hesitate to buy them a gift certificate. Contrary to popular belief, it won’t make you look lazy.

Don’t Go By Price Alone
Remember this – higher price doesn't always mean better quality of gift. You can buy something super expensive, but if the recipient doesn't like it, what was the use of spending all that money. Rather than go by price, go by what the person will cherish. Sometimes it is the cheapest thing on the shelf that a person is happiest to receive!


Yes, buying Christmas gifts can be daunting, but don’t worry because we are here to help you! We offer a huge selection of gifts perfect for Christmas! Be sure to check out our new arrivals and our monogram jewelry collection! When do you start shopping for Christmas? Do you have your own plan of action when it comes to buying gifts? Tell us more by leaving a comment below or tag us at @mynamenecklace! We would love to hear from you! Happy Christmas shopping!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

MNN Tip #3

How many letters can I fit on a standard name necklace? Can I get more than one capital letter on my name necklace?

Normally we recommend our regular name necklaces have no more than eight letters. Anything more than this tends to make our regular strength nameplate flimsy and very fragile. But not everyone has a short name! For those of you out there with names that are more than eight letters, we offer double strength name necklaces! These, as the name states, are double thickness to ensure the necklace is durable. Even if you have a shorter name, you can still opt for double thickness, especially if you plan to wear your name necklace daily.

We also know that some names have two capital letters. We do offer two capital name necklaces in sterling silver, gold plated, and solid gold!


Whatever your name necklace needs are, we can help you out!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Recipes We’re Craving

Fall Into FlavorSummer is pretty much officially over once the leaves start changing color and the temperature starts to drop a bit. We put away our barbecues and our summer recipe cookbooks in favor of fuller, comfort foods that will warm the bones and keep our tummies happy. At MyNameNecklace, we love fall recipes and decided to celebrate the season, to share some of our favorites with you!

1) We are simply in love with all these ways you can spike your hot chocolate! Talk about turning a kiddie drink into a fun adult beverage.

2) How can you not want the smell of Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits filling your home? And the best part, only 122 calories per biscuit!

3) A good, hearty Minestrone Soup is just the ticket to warm you up on a cool night! (And this guy includes fun instructional videos with all his recipes!)

4) Speaking of soup, it is an integral part of fall menus, but if we would put our favorites on here, well, there wouldn't be room for anything else! So here is a great list of 20 Fall Soup Recipes. Mmmm, soup.

5) As this one food blogger says, these Apple and Cheddar Scones are “pretty much October on a parchment baking sheet.”

6) Fall is a time for pumpkin, so there may be a few pumpkin-related recipes on here. But we just cannot get enough! And especially with a name like Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you know they have to be good!

7) Nothing screams “big heaping bowl of comfort food” like a nice bowl of Hearty Chili!

8) Such a great twist on individual chicken pot pies – Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes!

9) While we are on the subject of hearty main dishes, who wants to make us some Beef Stew!

10) And of course the quintessential Apple Pie! (He is a fun salted caramel version we are drooling over!)


Which of these recipes do you like? What are your go-to fall recipes? Please share them with us in the comments below or tag us at @mynamenecklace! And while you are at it, check out our Fall Collection of personalized jewelry must-haves and get a jump on Christmas shopping…it is never too early! 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hilary Duff loves her Name Necklace!

Hilary Duff Name Necklace
Hilary Duff wears a name Necklace
Hilary Duff has been seen out and about sporting her name necklace with her son "Luca"s name on it. The young mom has been loving her role as a young mom to her son Luca, 19 months old. She has been seen sporting her Luca name necklace on different occasions in recent weeks.

The former Disney star has been hailed for keeping her "good girl" image long after her she ended her stint as a Disney star. She has comfortably fit into her part as wife to hockey player Mike Comrie and mother to son, Luca. After she gave birth Hilary became part of the campaign for Johnson Baby Cares in which she promoted care packages sent out to families in times of natural disasters. She has also been recently involved in the "Stomp Out Bullying" campaign. Hilary has also written several novels, the latest of which, "True" was released last April. 

She has tweeted and posted pictures on Instagram confirming that she is currently working on her next studio album. No word yet on when her album will be released. 

Want to get a name necklace like Hilary Duff? Check out MyNameNecklace.com for the latest styles in personalize jewelry!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Birthstone of the Month – October

Oh, hello there October, you kind of crept up on all of us. We were too busy watching leaves change color, drinking pumpkin spice lattes, and taking our fall and winter clothes out of storage while packing up the last remnants of summer.

Map of Opals in Australia
Map of Opals in Australia
If you are lucky enough to be born in this fantastic month, your birthstone is the beautiful opal. Opals are primarily found in Australia. Other locations where this gem can be found include northern Brazil, Mexico, and certain locals in the U.S. The word opal” is said to come from the Sanskrit word meaning “valuable stone.” Ancient Greeks and Romans prized this gem as it combined all the best possible characteristics from all the gems around the world. In the 1800's, opals were added to the fashion scene, and during the Art Deco period, this gem was used a lot in contemporary art.

For hundreds of years opals have been associated with the act of healing. Some people believe that wearing opals can also bring forth one’s true love. Opals represent loyalty and happiness, and can enhance dreams and imagination. Ancient Greeks believed opals could enhance a person’s powers of prophesy, while Ancient Romans believed opals symbolized purity and hope.
Opals 
If your birthday is in October you are in luck because you get to share this special day with a lot of really amazing celebrities! Celebs with October birthdays include Gwen Stefani, Alicia Silverstone, Matt Bomer, Hugh Jackman, Kim kardashian, and Ryan Reynolds!


Of course who can forget that this month houses one of the most fun and scary days of the year – Halloween! Get dressed as your favorite ghost or ghoul and have a good time celebrating All Hallows Eve! But hey, that’s not all you can celebrate in October!  The first Friday of the month is World Smile Day. Did you smile at everyone? A smile can really brighten up anyone’s day! October 11 is It’s My Party Day where you do not need an excuse to boogie down and have a good time. Other fun (an interesting) days this month include Moldy Cheese Day , Take your Teddy Bear to Work Day, World Pasta Day, and Wear Something Gaudy Day!

Show off your birthstone, no matter the time of year, with any one of our Swarovski name necklaces! We have a huge selection of necklaces featuring your birthstone, including love necklaces and family necklaces! It doesn't have to be your birth month to get a special gift!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Congrats to Lauren Conrad on her Engagement!

Lauren Conrad Engagement ring and Love Ring
Lauren Conrad shows off her Engagement ring alongside her Love Ring
Congratulations to Lauren Conrad on her Engagement! Lauren announced on her blog yesterday that she was engaged to her boyfriend of over a year and half, William Tell, former rocker of Something Corporate.
The pair started dating Valentine's day in 2012 and have never looked back. Lauren recently added a picture on her Instagram page of her and her love, adding: "Just looked at the calendar and realized it was a year and half ago today that I met this guy... And I sure am glad I did ❤" Such a cute couple!

Lauren Conrad and her fiancee William Tell
Lauren Conrad and her fiancee William Tell
Lauren shared that she was quite excited to involve her readers in the planning process of her wedding. We are sure this stylish star has plenty of wedding ideas already! 

Lauren recently released her final installation of her "Fame Game" Series of book titled "Infamous" she is also working on her upscale fashion line "Paper Crown" meant to target a higher end audience than her previous collections collaborations with Kohl's. Lauren is quite business savvy!


Lauren has inspired many jewelry and fashion styles including the Two Finger Name Ring which she wore on her hit show "The Hills"

Want to get a Love ring like Lauren Conrad's? Get it at MyNameNecklace.com!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Chloe Moretz Wears an Initial Necklace on the Cover of W Magazine

Chloe Moretz Initial Necklace
Chloe Moretz wears an Initial Necklace
The young starlet Chloe Moretz is on the cover of this month's W magazine sporting an initial necklace. The super stylish teen is the star of the upcoming remake of the classic horror film "Carrie" and plays alongside Julianne Moore. "Carrie" tells of a shy outcast girl who is pushed to the brink after her senior prom and releases telekinetic horror on her hometown. The movie is set to be released today.

Chloe has been doing a lot press for her upcoming movie. She has stated that she has not seen the original horror flick saying that she did not want to end up copying any performances and make her own version of Carrie. We're excited to see her version of the classic role!

Chloe is known for her style, and is rapidly starting to become known as a style icon even at the tender age of 16. She has been seen a numerous events wearing the most up and coming in trendy clothing. Proving that age makes no difference in understanding style. She was recently on Jimmy Fallon, in a on trend patterned jacket and leather skirt to talk about her new film.

Want to be stylish like Chloe Moretz with a personal touch? Get a initial necklace at MyNameNecklace.com!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wear matching Nameplate Necklaces

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wear matching nameplate necklaces
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wear matching nameplate necklaces with their Daughter's Name
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West love their new born daughter, North, and love showing it off! They were both recently seen sporting matching nameplate necklace with the nickname of their daughter "Nori".

Kim and and Kanye, also nicknamed "Kimye" left their daughter for the first time when they went to Paris Fashion Week. North was clearly missed by her parents as they both wore a necklace of her name.

Gold Plated Bar Necklace
Gold Plated Bar Necklace
When Kim came home she posted a picture on her Instagram page of her daughter bundled up with the caption "I missed waking up with my little angel". 

Kim made headlines when shortly after giving birth to hr baby she she dyed her infamous dark lock to blonde. She sure knows how to pull it off! She was seen strutting around in Paris showing off her amazing post-birth body, wearing designer clothing, a change from her more casual approach post-birth. Kim was at a screening of "Mademoiselle C." with Kim showing off her body with a racy Givenchy number, custom made for her by her friend Riccardo Tisci. 

Kim was also spotted in New York with baby North supporting Kanye for his appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live. Seems like Kim knows how to take care of her baby and look good doing. 

Her family has made headlines this week after her mom's statement that her and her longtime husband of 22 years, Bruce Jenner, have decided to split up. Kim has not spoken about it, but we're sure the close clan will support each other! 

Want to get a nameplate necklace with your child's name like Kim Kardashian? Get one at MyNameNecklace.com!

Why we Love Gold Jewelry!

Gold has always been a valuable commodity. This very shiny metal is intoxicating, with everyone wanting a little bit to call their own. Over at MyNameNecklace, we love gold. Some of us wish that if we could be like King Midas with the golden touch, it would be awesome! And while right now, we cannot turn everything into gold, we can wear gold accessories! Here are some of the reasons we are totally crushing on gold jewelry right now!

Miranda Kerr Wearing a Gold Name NecklaceIf you want to talk precious metals, gold is the most precious of the all. It is high valued by people all over the world and has been held as significantly important since the prehistoric era.

Gold jewelry, including gold monogram necklaces are totally in fashion right now. It’s all about the bling!

Some of our favorite celebs love wearing gold jewelry, including Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, and Beyoncé. They definitely know style and fashion and are some of our biggest trendsetters!
Beyoncé wearing gold name earrings 
Did you know that wearing gold attracts prosperity and increases love, spirituality and warmth?!

The fiftieth wedding anniversary is gold. This is why the later years in a relationship are known as the “Golden Years.” Looking for the perfect gift on this special anniversary? Why not a beautiful solid gold monogram necklace?

Gold is the primary metal for wedding bands because it is able to weather the passage of time, a definite symbol of the vows brides and grooms take on their wedding day.

In spiritual healing circles, gold is said to ease anger, tension, and feelings of inferiority. This luscious metal is also said to encourage wearers to realize their potential and bring about feeling of comfort. Definitely one of many reasons to go out and get a gold name necklace!


Looking for some gold personalized jewelry? Check out our selection of gold plated and solid gold items!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Miley Cyrus goes wild with a Monogram Necklace!

Miley Cyrus Monogram Necklace
Miley Cyrus wears a monogram necklace
Miley Cyrus hosted an eagerly anticipated episode of SNL, last night. Her most talked about sketch was a spoof of the Government Shutdown with a remake of her huge hit of the year "We Can't Stop". In this sketch Miley wears a monogram necklace with the letter "M".

Miley has been highly talked about it in past months with her various going ons. Most recently Miley has been involved in a feud with singer Sinead O'Connor wrote an open letter to asking the young singer to not "let the music business make a prostitute of you". Miley did not respond kindly to O'Connor's multiple letters to her. A number of famous celebrities, responded with support for Miley Cyrus and encouraged her to keep being herself. 

Miley has become more and more known for her unique, yet some sayscandalous  sense of style. Her latest video "Wrecking Ball" has been called out for being extremely provocative. She has also been in the news recently for an extremely promiscuous photo shoot with famed photographer Terry Richardson, known for his overtly sexy photographs. Miley was also in the news when she sang and danced at the VMA's with a lot of twerking and very little clothing. Miley says that all this is completely planned, and it seems she is garnering buzz for her brand new album "Bangerz" that was released this week. 

Love her or hate her, Miley Cyrus is  definitely a hot topic these days. What do you think of her recent behavior?

If you are fan of her style you can get a monogram necklace like Miley Cyrus at MyNameNecklace.com!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MNN Tip of the Week #2

How do I select the right chain length?

Selecting the right chain length for a necklace is very important as a necklace frames your face, showcases your unique style, and can easily take any outfit up a notch or two. Chain lengths available on our website start at 14 inches and work its way up to 16, 18, 20, and 22 inches.

When choosing the right chain length for you, it is important to note where the chain length will fall on your body. For instance, 14 inch necklaces remain very close to the neck while 16 inches is a bit loose around the neck. If you want your necklace to sit right at your collar bone, 18 inches is perfect. Check out the picture below.

Chain Length Guide
Always think about what is going to be displayed on the chain prior to choosing a chain length. Big and/or bulky pendants, for example, look better with a longer chain length. It is really up to you to choose. One smart buyer said that in order to figure out her ideal chain length, she cut pieces of yarn the length of all the available chain sizes and tried each one on to see what looked best.

Also note, some necklaces elongate the chain length, such as out name necklaces. If you are buying a name necklace with a 16 inch chain, the total length
will be around 17-18 inches. This is something to definitely keep in mind when choosing.


If you have any jewelry-related questions, leave them in the comments section below!
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