6 unique ways to celebrate Mother’s Day

Posted by Adria Green on

Flowers and chocolates are a good ol’ fashioned favourite for almost every occasion (think Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries) – but what about something a bit outside of the square, something more unique… something your Mum will actually remember? We’ve put together a list of our favourites to help you celebrate with your Mum this Mother’s Day.

 

  1. Homemade cards

Another oldie but a goodie, homemade cards are super sentimental, a fun activity for Dad to do with the kids and will put a massive smile on Mum’s face.

 

  1. Start a new tradition – take a family photo

Every Mum loves a family photo, and how often do you pause to get everyone in the same spot at the same time? Why not make it a new tradition, every year rally the family and get them all in the photo (might need a refresher on how to work the self-timer on the camera) and each year your Mum will get an updated family photo to hang on the wall.

 

  1. A new family heirloom

Get your Mum something that will be treasured for generations to come – a stunning LoveLoop to commemorate the bond with her children makes the perfect gift. Personalised and adaptable for all of life’s new additions.

 

  1. Breakfast in bed

A traditional Sunday cook up or a simple bowl of muesli – your choice but don’t skimp on the trimmings to make it extra special! Orange juice and coffee is a must, with a handpicked flower in a jar of water on the side of the tray that will really makes mum’s day.

  

  1. Slave for a day

Mum runs around after you 364 days of the year (or 365 if it’s a leap year!) so why not give her a rest today… from everything! All those jobs that mum would normally do for you – cooking, washing, vacuuming – now is your time to shine!

  

  1. Scrapbook a page for your mum

Feeling crafty? Combine photos and memories of you and Mum into a beautiful scrapbook for her to treasure. You could add to it each year with new memories as another new family tradition.

 

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Trending Baby Names 2017

Posted by Trudie Scott-Walker on

Here at LoveLoops we engrave so many baby names that we think we have a pretty good idea of the names we'll see trending in New Zealand and Australia in 2017. These may not be the most common names this year, but the names that are becoming more popular. It's an interesting mix of classic names and newer twists. Here are our predictions:
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Top 5 Gift Ideas for Mums of Three

Posted by Trudie Scott-Walker on

Mums of three, you're going to Love this post as it's just for you! Learn all about the best options for you to create your very own LoveLoops Necklace!

1. Adore Necklace Set / From NZ$289

This best selling set is made up of one of our larger LoveLoops, our Oval Link, and a LoveLoops chain. Engrave all three names of your children around the Loop, birth dates can be added on the back! This example features our 18ct gold engraving which is available with any LoveLoop. Adore also available in solid yellow gold, rose gold and white gold.

2. Silver LoveHeart Trio Necklace / NZ$209

The brand new LoveLoops LoveHeart Trio Necklace in solid Sterling Silver, engraved simply and elegantly worn on our delicate round cable chain. Our LoveHearts are tiny and dainty, each at 7mm wide. One LoveHeart represents each of your children. Also available in solid yellow, rose or white gold, or a mixture of all three! 



 

3. Blossom Necklace Set / From NZ$619

Our best selling triple-Loop set features Large, Little, and Petite LoveLoops, a Square Link and a LoveLoops chain. This is a beautifully proportioned and very popular look. Also available in Silver with Gold Engraving, and solid yellow, rose or white gold.

 

 

4. Enchant Necklace Set / From NZ$649

Enchant features our three larger LoveLoops (Large, Medium & Little), our Square Link, and a standard or heavy LoveLoops chain. Engrave the name and birthdate of one of your children on each LoveLoop.  Also available in Silver with Gold Engraving, and solid yellow gold, rose gold or white gold.

 

If you're planning to add to your family Enchant is a great place to start. Change to a Large Link and add a Mini LoveLoop to create Sparkle. Then add a Petite LoveLoop and you have Dazzle. We add LoveLoops to your existing Links free of charge.


5. Treasure Necklace Set 
/ From NZ$489

A set of three LoveLoops in any combination of sizes worn on a LoveLoops chain. If you add to add to your family, simply purchase additional LoveLoops to add to your chain. Also available in Silver with Gold Engraving, and in solid yellow, rose or white gold, or a mixture of all three!



Still not sure what to get for her?
You can't go wrong with a LoveLoops Gift Voucher!

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Top 4 LoveLoops Gift Ideas for Mums of Two

Posted by Trudie Scott-Walker on

If you're a Mum of two little (or not-so-little) ones, and even if you're planning on more, then this is for you! We'll show you the best options for designing your perfect LoveLoops Necklace!

1. Belle or Delight Necklace Set / From NZ$469

Both Best Sellers, these sets are made up of our Large and Little LoveLoops with a Link and a chain. Delight features our Oval Link which holds one to two LoveLoops. Belle features our Square Link which holds up to three LoveLoops, making it a great option if you plan to add another Loop at some stage. Both sets also available in Silver with Gold Engraving, solid Yellow Gold, White Gold and Rose Gold.



2. Silver LoveHeart Duo Necklace / NZ$149

The brand new LoveLoops LoveHeart Duo Necklace in solid Sterling Silver, engraved simply and elegantly with a single letter, worn on our delicate round cable chain. Our LoveHearts are tiny and dainty. Also available in solid Yellow Gold, White Gold and Rose Gold.

 
3.  Cherish Necklace Set / From NZ$349

A simple set perfect for every day wear, made up of two LoveLoops and a LoveLoops chain. This set has lots of potential for adding more LoveLoops as you go. Use Loops of the same or different sizing. Also available in Silver with Gold Engraving, solid Yellow GoldWhite Gold and Rose Gold.




4. Darling Necklace Set / From NZ$229

Made up of a single LoveLoop with a chain of your choice, this necklace set is simple and elegant. Engrave the name and birthdate of one of your children on each face/side of the LoveLoop. At all times one of your precious ones is facing out to the world and the other faces into your heart.  Also available in Silver with Gold Engraving, solid Yellow GoldWhite Gold and Rose Gold.


Hope this was helpful! Please get in touch if you have any questions: loveit@loveloops.co,nz
Have a safe and happy Christmas with some awesome family time and plenty of food, presents and LOVE! Trudie x

Models: My gorgeous girls Esmé & Eden
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What my kids want for Christmas ... & what they're actually getting!

Posted by Trudie Scott-Walker on

Don't you love it when your imaginative little darlings think up the most impossible things to add to their Christmas lists? The other night I sat patiently helping my five year old daughter with her spelling as she composed her first ever personally written letter to Santa: "Dear Santa, I want a big big BIG mermaid (as big as the lounge) with surprises in it. All kinds of surprises inside of her. And magical surprises. And also a little mermaid, with magical surprises too." 

I think maybe I used to be that Mum that would have gone searching far and wide for a "big big BIG" magical-surprises mermaid for under the tree, but with three busy children, as well as a household and a business to run, those days are G O N E ! Santa will be writing a note explaining that mermaids that big are a health and safety hazard on his sleigh, and that he hopes she likes this other stuff her got her instead :)

Here's a list of some of the things on my Christmas List for the kids. Go-To brands that I love and some other fun ideas.

LEGO & DUPLO

You just can't go wrong with Lego! Hours of fun for the whole family that they come back to time after time. A worthwhile investment.

 

 

 

 

 

SEEDLING

Seedling make "Imaginative kits and toys that help bring kids' ideas to life". NZ designed and made there's lots to choose from and it's always easy to find something that you know your child will love, as well as being age appropriate. 

THOMAS or TONKA 

If you have a little boy like mine you know that anything from any of these brands will be an immediate hit.



 

 

 

 RADICOOL KIDS

It's always great to include some clothing with your kids gifts. They'll be just as excited as you are to receive anything from Radicool Kids! Another fantastic Kiwi brand if you haven't heard of them then check out their website.

 

 

 BEANIE BOOS

What is it about these little creatures? My girls love them and because they're collectable they're a cute and popular addition under the tree.
 
 
One of the advantages of a southern hemisphere Christmas. Water guns, paddling pools, slip-n-slides all make for awesome outdoor family fun and summer memories. 
WATER FUN 

 

Anything Creative or Crafty


My girls are five and seven so they love anything along these lines. The boy, however, is 20 months, so we'll be needing to keep these activities out of his reach!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOKS!

We're loving the 13 Story Treehouse (Andy Griffiths) series at our place at the moment. Great for reading out loud with your kids aged from about five or six. We've also been reading a bit of Roald Dahl, and I can't wait until the kids become interested in Harry Potter! There are now beautiful hard cover illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books available, perfect for introducing your kids to the wonder and magic of Wizards and Hogwarts!

     

 

Good luck with your Christmas shopping, I hope you've found some inspiration here! Let me know what your gifting go-tos are ...and, ah, if anyone does find a big big BIG mermaid full of magical surprises, drop me a line!
Trudie x

 

 

 

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