Jul 20, 2011 9:31 AM
Sweetest boyfriend of the year writes: "My girlfriend reads your blog religiously and in August, she is turning 23. We have been dating for a year now and have been best friends for a while! I am in a desperate search for a birthday gift and could use a little help. My girlfriend has her own style, and can find something to wear in any store she walks into. She absolutely loves Forever 21, but also has a lot of nice bags, shoes, jewelry, etc from high end designers. She grew up in a wealthy family, but really appreciates thoughtful gifts. I got her a bracelet last year. I am looking to spend around $150 - $250 and am open to any suggestions. She has almost everything she needs so I really need to start looking outside the box. I really would appreciate it if you guys could help me out. Thanks so much!!"
Dearest Boyfriend of the Year, Carlota here and I must say your girlfriend is a super lucky gal! We're excited you reached out to us for a little assistance. We'd love to help you make her special day an extraordinary one. Since her birthday is in August, her birthstone is peridot (the pretty green gemstone) and we found quite a few jewelry pieces that are stunning and thoughtful. And the flowers are a must (if of course she likes flowers). Without much further ado, here are our top picks for your stylish lucky lady! xoxo
1 - Jay Strongwater Toggle Necklace $60
2 - Jay Strongwater August Locket Charm $125
3 - 3.8 Carat Peridot Stud Earrings $54 on sale
4 - Philosophy Birthday Girl Set $18
5 - A.D. Sutton & Sons 12 Month Picture Frame $36
6 - Peridot and Diamond Pendant $125 on sale
7 - Peridot White Gold Earrings $200 on sale
8 - Deborah Lippmann "Get This Party Started" Nail Polish Set $42
9 - 1-800-Flowers.com Pastel Birthday Cake $40 on sale
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