Holiday Gift Ideas: Powder & Jade Boulder, Colo. Etsy Shop

Disclaimer: I was generously given one custom necklace in exchange for a review. However, the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. 

I love Etsy. I love shopping local. So, I get super excited when I can shop local on Etsy and support passionate and talented small business owners in my own backyard!

Just a few weeks after Caden was born I received a sweet email from Katie of the Powder & Jade jewelry shop on Etsy (based just up the road in Boulder, Colo.). Powder & Jade was created in 2013 by a husband and wife team who first started making jewelry in college as a hobby. Katie generously offered to send me a piece of my choice in order to let my readers know more about their unique and very affordable items just in time for holiday shopping.

To be completely honest, I normally politely decline offers to review items on my blog because I simply do not have a lot of free time but even more so, I have to really like something to review it as Lex & learn has never, and will never be, a revolving door of endorsements.

But Katie’s note came at the perfect time. I had been struggling with wanting to buy myself something affordable yet cute to mark Caden’s arrival. Rylan and I share July birthdays which means I have numerous ruby jewelry pieces that remind me of him. With Caden’s birthday being in October, I had yet to find anything opal that I love and had not pulled the trigger on a few Scorpio pieces I had been eyeing.

I immediately was drawn to the dainty and understated tiny gold initial necklace that would allow me to wear ‘R’ and ‘C’ in honor of my boys.

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My necklace arrived in no time and I have barely taken off since ripping open the package. I rotate between a small handful of necklaces each week that have a tremendous amount of sentimental value and this style looks especially great for casual looks.

Further, I think this necklace, and most everything in the Powder & Jade shop, makes a thoughtful and special gift. As a new mom in particular, people are endlessly generous with gifts for the new baby. But it’s also really fun to be surprised with a small trinket, like this necklace, when it’s hard to justify buying anything for yourself amidst the piling bills associated with diapers, wipes, childcare…and so on. Mother’s Day, bridesmaids, a simple thank you…there are so many cute options in their shop.

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I want to extend a huge thank you to Katie and her small team for thinking of me and inviting me to review the shop. I absolutely love my necklace and look forward to supporting their business for future gift-giving and #treatyourself needs in the future!

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