I love the idea of a keepsake of something that you can never get back, the beautiful hand/foot or finger print of a small baby to keep forever. My eye was instantly drawn to the lovely charms and pendants on the website, these were the ones that stood out for me.
|Sweetie Bracelet from £38|
The way it works is that Gifts in Mind send you a kit with everything you need and then within 14 days of returning the prints the jewellery is sent to you.
Anyway, I was lucky enough to be sent some kits and jewellery to test and review!
First of all I was sent the fingerprint charm kit as this is the most popular item on the website.
Everything I needed was inside an envelope - the two moulds to capture the fingerprint, a little bag to place the mould in, and a padded prepaid envelope to send everything back in - perfect!
It might look daunting but the whole thing was so easy, made easier by the very straightforward instructions. Basically you join the two different coloured putty together, make a ball, then place your child's finger firmly on the mould.
|These are the two different bits of moulding clay that you simply roll together in a ball.|
|Completed! I rolled the two moulds together.|
|Son 2's finger placed on the mould. You have to let the mould set for about 10 minutes before placing it in the envelope.|
|One padded envelope for the mould, the other for the hand and foot prints.|
|Foot at the ready with inkless substance on! Invisible to you or I.|
|Easily made foot print on paper included as part of the kit.|
|Son 1's hand, excuse changing mat in background! Inkless substance on hand ready to print!|
|One hand print! Note slight smudges of ink around the hand, did not affect the charm that arrived.|
All I had to do then was simply place everything in the prepaid envelope and send it off! Less than 14 days later here are the results!
|Finger print charm, beautifully presented.|
|I couldn't get a good picture for some reason in the box but this clearly shows the hand print on a necklace.|
|Hand and foor print on a necklace, the names of my children are to the left of the prints.|
|Slightly better picture showing the relative size and prints.|
|I placed the finger print charm on an existing charm bracelet of mine.|
I am over the moon with my necklace and charm. As you can see above I placed the charm on a bracelet of mine and have had so many questions and compliments about it! People keep asking me where I got it from and seem genuinely intrigued about it. The necklace I also love and have worn every day since it arrived. I keep seeing people glancing at it and have had lots of comments from strangers etc asking how I did it, where it is from etc. I have to say that the quality of the jewellery is excellent and in my opinion is excellent value for money. I have done some quick research on other similar companies on the internet and some of them are charging twice as much for the same product.
I would thoroughly recommend this jewellery either for yourself or as a present (for Christmas?) for Grandma/Auntie etc. I think the charms would work well with a Links of London bracelet or similar. Although Gifts in Mind do their own bracelet for £38 which I think is really good value for money.
Especially for BargainMummies Gifts in Mind have kindly given a 10% discount on all their products using code bmumsb10.
Love love love!