I love to give and receive unique gifts. When I get a gift that is “off the beaten path” so to speak, it makes me feel like the giver really put thought into getting me something special, something that stands out (I hope recipients of my gifts feel the same way!). Thanks to my friends at Maruca Designs (see our current review & giveaway here), I have a new favorite place to find one-of-a-kind gifts. Wandering Louise, a virtual boutique, is the latest creative endeavor of the artsy folks at Maruca Designs, and I must say, I am in LOVE! Its on-line pages are filled with unique items from jewelry, to home accessories, to clothing. And the designs are so varied that the collection seems to have been assembled over years of travel to different parts of the world.
My Experience with Wandering Louise
Just looking at the website is an artistic adventure! I love the neat blend of wearable art and clever, creative household goods. I also love the range of prices! You can find everything from feminine Crochet Bloom Earrings for $9.00 to a Bavarian Funk Coat for $175.00. There is a huge selection of items in the $40 or less price range, making Wandering Louise an excellent place for finding gifts!
My Review of the Ginkgo Luck Necklace from Wandering Louise
This is one beautiful, usable, unique necklace! I’ve worn it many times already, and have received several compliments. The details on the leaf are so life-like. The dark bronze color and black cord means it goes with just about anything. Wearing it with my normal jeans and t-shirt makes me feel put together and just a little “dressed up.” I love that it is not a necklace I see on every woman that walks by – it’s a stand out piece. And would you believe it is priced at only $21.00? It is very nice quality too, with a sturdy cord and strong clasp.
I feel very comfortable with the size, too. It makes a statement without being bulky or heavy. I have always been attracted to the unique shape of the ginkgo leaf. Asian cultures use the ginkgo leaf shape as a symbol of strength and longevity. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?! This would make a great Mother’s Day gift idea!
My Review of the Pewter Olive Leaf Spreader From Wandering Louise
My husband and I love to entertain. Our house is usually the gathering place for holidays, plus we have friends over often too. I enjoy having pretty platters and serving pieces to use. I’m thrilled to add the Pewter Olive Leaf Spreader to my collection of kitchen accessories! It has an artsy look, and a very sturdy feel to it. At our last get together where I set it on the platter with my baked brie cheese topped with preserves. Several of my friends looked closely at the spreader and commented on its neat appearance. It works well with dips, spreads, or soft cheeses. It would make a thoughtful gift for a family member or friend who likes to entertain. At just $20.00, I think it makes a neat hostess gift – forget the run-of-the-mill bottle of wine! Or, put this with a neat small platter or cheese board for a great wedding gift!
The bottom line is, next time you need a gift – for yourself or someone else, check out Wandering Louise. They have fantastic items at just about every price point, for just about every occasion. Their unique blend of items will make you a gift giving guru! 🙂
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You can purchase the Ginkgo Luck Necklace, the Olive Leaf Spreader and a slew of other great finds on the Wandering Louise website.
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