Saturday, June 12, 2010
Oh, Baby, were you born with a silver spoon in your mouth?
The sterling silver baby spoon is a classic gift for boy or girl newborns. I love the Fairfax pattern for its clean lines and simplicity. However, you may choose Repousse' for a little girl who will grow up to like fussier or busier patterns. Fairfax is nice because it is good for both genders, and it can easily be monogrammed. I just love these sweet spoons for a really special baby gift.
One day baby will grow up and turn 10. A sterling charm bracelet with a monogrammed charm is the perfect gift for this age. Of course our little minnies had charm bracelets at birth, but now they need a larger size. It's that time!
If it's a boy who is 10, a sterling Jefferson cup is always a fabulous gift. Mint julep cups are also acceptable, and yes, you can even buy silver plate (the horror!), and Grandmother won't roll over in her grave. She knows how expensive sterling goblets are!
Suddenly, your child will be 16 and ready to drive a car. A sterling keychain is apropos, but you may want to buy a boy another Jefferson cup or mint julep cup. Some children would love a sterling picture frame, especially one from England.
Once your little dahlin' graduates from a fabulous university, it's back to a silver spoon in their mouth. Buy sterling flatware or bust. You'll be so glad you did!