When I had my baby, I really wanted a non-tacky or chintzy piece of jewellery or “charm” symbolising my new motherhood. Unfortunately, I never found anything suitable, but three-and-a-half years later, I’ve found a site that stocks and delivers gorgeous pieces for moms, kids and babies.Merci Maman is a UK-based store that has personalised disk chains and necklaces for him, her, moms, dads, babies, kids, teens, grandparents and “lovers”. I adore most of the range for moms, and pieces here and there for the rest. I think they’d make special gifts for Christenings, birthdays, barmitzvahs, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Valentine’s etc.
The prices aren’t cheap once you convert and factor in shipping – the average is around R450 a piece. Bear in mind that the items are gold and silver plated only. You can mix and match charms, and choose specific engravings.