Merci Maman was founded in 2007 by Beatrice De Montille. She is a French mother of 4 who wanted to start an online personalised gift boutique here in the UK. She wanted to make her online shop a place where people could easily order personalised gifts for their loved ones. All of the products she sells are hand-engraved or embroidered in their London studio. All of the jewellery and gifts that you find in the Merci Maman store would be perfect as Christmas Gifts, Birthday Gifts or for special occasions such as Mother’s or Father’s day.
Clémence at Merci Maman had seen from my blog that I love Polka Dots and she thought I would appreciate this beautiful spotty personalised charm bracelet from their site and she was not wrong, I adore it! Or should I say, Je l’adore! :o) The bracelet is just so me.
The personalised bracelet came beautifully presented in a bright orange box with Merci Maman branding. The packaging made the gift so much more special than if it had just been in a plastic bag or plain box. It was so nice to know that Clémence actually hand-picked the gift for me. Thank you so much Clemence and Merci Maman!
My personalised charm is threaded onto some fun grey polka dot print bias binding and you then tie this around your wrist. I have never seen a bias binding bracelet before and I love it as it is not too serious. It’s fun and modern. It’s my kind of jewellery. Fuchsia bias is also available but I went for grey as I though it looked sophisticated and grown-up. Not that I’m either of these things! :o)
I chose to have my name etched into a star shaped silver plated charm but there are lots of other options available. Each charm varies in size but all of the charm measurements can be found here.
The charms you can choose from are as follows:-
- Sterling Silver Plate
- Sterling Silver Heart
- Sterling Silver Disc
- Sterling Silver Girl
- Sterling Silver Boy
- Sterling Silver Cross
- Sterling Silver Clover
- Sterling Silver Star
- Gold Plated Heart
- Gold Plated Disc
- Gold Plated Girl
- Gold Plated Boy
- Gold Plated Cross
- Gold Plated Clover
- Gold Plated Star
I couldn’t make my mind up between the heart or the star but in the end I made my decision and I went for the star charm. My name is only short (‘Kim’) so it fitted really well on the star charm. My name was hand engraved on both sides of the charm and it was done in a very fluid handwriting script, exactly the same as the Merci Maman logo. I like the handwritten nature of the engraving. It adds to the charm of the charm bracelet! :o) You can have up to 30 letters engraved on each side of the charm. So you can have something different engraved on the front and the back, maybe a name or names on the front and a special date on the back.
Merci Maman sell a wide range of personalised gifts for men and ladies. There is something for everyone. If you are looking for personalised charm bracelets and gifts then Merci Maman would be a fantastic site to visit. They also sell personalised bibs, personalised health book covers (which would make a fantastic new baby gift) and much more besides. Merci Maman don’t just sell personalised jewellery. They sell all sorts of unique items that make thoughtful gifts for friends and family.
Merci Maman can be found on twitter and facebook and they would love it if you could pop over and say ‘Hi’ to them. You can also subscribe to their newsletter (box at the bottom right hand corner on their home page) to find out about their latest offers and news.
I absolutely love my polka dot bracelet and if you are jealous then don’t be!
You too can be in with a chance of owning one as Merci Maman have kindly offered one polka dot bias bracelet or a Liberty print bias bracelet (as seen above) as a giveaway prize to a lucky ‘My Mummy Reviews’ visitor. The bracelet will have a personalised charm of your choice threaded onto it. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post saying ‘What you love most about the Summertime’. I’ll start you off…I love going to the beach! The competition is open until midnight 17th September 2012 and to enter you have to be a UK resident. There is only one entry allowed per person. The winner will be selected at random. I will number each entry and then use the random number generator to pick the winner. Please make sure to supply your email address when you leave the comment on the blog because if not we can’t contact you to let you know you have won :o( Once the winner has been chosen I will pass on the winner’s email address to Merci Maman so they can contact the winner to find out the choice of bracelet and charm, personalisation required and delivery address. Please note that I accept no responsibility for delivery of the prize – this is down to Merci Maman for whom I am running the giveaway.
* I have not been paid to host this competition but I did receive a rather gorgeous bracelet to review for this review post.
The winner has been chosen at random using a random number generator and the winner is the person who wrote comment no 95 – Sarah Redfern. I will be passing on your details to Merci Maman Sarah so that you can tell them which of the bracelets you’d like. Well done on winning! :o)