Christmas Gift Guide 2018 | Something truly special for your mom

AnnaBella Designs

These gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces would go down equally well with your sister or a close friend, but given my mom’s personal love for jewellery, I know she’d go absolutely mad for a bracelet or a pair of earrings from AnnaBella! 

One of the things I love most about my job is the fact that I’m often introduced to gorgeous products and beautiful brands that I wouldn’t have discovered otherwise – and the fact that I get to introduce them to you! 

Once such recent discovery is AnnaBella, a beautiful range of handmade, locally-produced creative and bridal jewellery. Founded in 2008 by fellow working mama, Lee-Anne Holding, AnnaBella boasts a range of beaded bracelets, suede and wood necklaces, silk cord necklaces, polymer clay earrings, stack rings, and more. Lee-Anne very kindly sent me a couple of pieces to wear, photograph, and showcase on the blog, and the parcel that arrived on my doorstep was so much more special than I expected. You could just tell that a lot of love and attention had gone into every single detail – from the packaging, the stunning labels, and the hand-written note – and that Lee-Anne is incredibly passionate about what she does.

I’ve never been a big jewellery wearer, but I’ve found myself drawn to certain pieces more and more over the past year or so – so much so that I’ve got quite a nice little collection on the go. I don’t have many bracelets just yet, so this stunning set of wrap and stack bracelets is a very welcome addition to my jewellery collection – and something I’ve been wearing daily ever since these beauties arrived on my doorstep.

I love that you can play around by wearing the suede wrap bracelet on it’s own, as well as wearing the stack bracelets on their own – or you can wear them all together for some serious arm candy! I have no doubt that these would make the perfect gift for someone special…

Lee-Anne also sent me these gorgeous handmade polymer clay earrings – aren’t they gorgeous? These would make great stocking fillers, and I can think of several women in my family who would go absolutely crazy for these! 

I’m really so in love with my AnnaBella pieces, and in absolute awe of Lee-Anne’s talent. I wish I could make such beautiful things! Something that makes me love the brand even more is the fact that all proceeds made by selling a piece of AnnaBella Designs jewellery goes towards raising awareness for children with special needs. Lee-Anne’s gorgeous little boy, Rhys, has Down Syndrome so it’s a cause very close to her heart. Just another reason to support this wonderful local lovely, if you ask me!

Lee-Anne also teaches ballet to kiddies with special needs, and has inspired me to reignite my love for ballet – she’s such a talented, hard-working mama and she’s inspired me in so many ways, without even knowing it. 

I’m so excited to let you all know that Lee-Anne has sent yet another beautifully wrapped gift – this time for one lucky reader. Yep, the beautiful parcel and notecard – above and below – could be yours! I’ve included this gorgeous gift in my local lovely Christmas hamper, together with a few other gorgeous locally-crafted items featured in this year’s Christmas Gift Guides. This giveaway will be going live on Instagram and on Facebook in the next couple of days, so make sure you’re following along to stay posted on when this giveaway goes live! 

Find out more about AnnaBella Designs on their website (click here) or by liking the AnnaBella Facebook page (here) or Instagram account (here). To place your order, call Lee-Anne Holding on 083 775 6353.