Keepsakes make me cringe (sorry, keepsake fans) as do sappy baby mama gifts. This is not because I’m some sort of cynical, unfeeling hipster, but rather because I’ve found most baby mementos to be anywhere from meaningless to downright goofy.

That is, until I discovered Little Jules. This parent-run design shop created a series of beautiful and understated custom sterling silver charms inspired by their son Julian, born eleven weeks early at three pounds and change. And like the little guy whose hand and footprints are featured on them, these little bits of lovely are stylishly small. Which is a very good thing.

Personalize the charms with your own little jewel’s information. I put my son’s name and birth date on the back, but you can go crazy with the date, time, place, birth sign, college graduation date–you name it. Plus the sterling selection is extremely affordable (gold’s a bit steeper).Even my least nostalgic friends were swooning over my necklace and wanted to know where they could get one for the next baby shower they were forced to attend. Apparently I’m not the only one who’s looking for a keepsake worth keeping. –Laura

Save 10% when you use code GIFTGUIDE and make sure you order in time for Mother’s Day – turnaround time is about a week plus shipping.


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