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Modern and Traditional Anniversary Gifts by Year

Summer is an incredibly popular time to get married, so whether you’re shopping for your bride-to-be, your bridesmaids, or for the perfect anniversary gift for your lovely wife, it’s always wise to shop with a plan.

Happy Anniversary

Did you know that each year in a marriage is typically represented by a type of anniversary gift? Check out the list below for the modern and traditional anniversary gifts by year.

Year Traditional Modern
1st Paper Clocks
2nd Cotton China
3rd Leather Crystal/Glass
4th Fruit/Flowers Appliances
5th Wood Silverware
6th Candy/Iron Wood
7th Wool/Copper Desk Sets
8th Pottery/Bronze Linens/Lace
9th Willow/Pottery Leather
10th Tin/Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry
12th Silk/Linen Pearls
13th Lace Textile Furs
14th Animals* Gold Jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
20th China Platinum
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
60th Diamond Diamond

* Historically, the traditional 14th anniversary gift was ivory, but endangered elephant populations make this an unethical choice.

Now that you know the traditional and modern anniversary gift theme for each year, check out this list from Hallmark on creative anniversary gift ideas that are sure to make your loved one feel wonderful!


7 Awesome Products From Amazon To Put On Your Wishlist

We love Amazon… so much so that you can even purchase our products through them!

Did you know that Amazon has a section that shows you what people put on their registries and wish lists most often? When  you’re done loading your cart with the finest pearls the world has to offer, check out these 7 awesome products we stumbled upon that should go on your own wish list!

1. Cold brew coffee concentrate that can be enjoyed hot or cold.

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2. A towel that transforms children and babies into mermaids.

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3. A timeless leather wristband for an Apple Watch. 

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4. A water-resistant, wireless outdoor speaker

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5. A breakfast-making station with a griddle, a coffee maker, and a toaster. 

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6. The story that started it all… Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two. 

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7. A game that will make you belly-laugh until it hurts.

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Have you stumbled upon any “must-haves” on Amazon this month? Share them in the comments below!


*this post contains affiliate links, but all product opinions are our own*


10 Game-Changing Beauty Products You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

We are all about simplifying a morning beauty routine, and these 10 products will help you do just that!

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1. NYX Be Gone Lip Color RemoverIt’s a clear gel that you rub on your lips to remove any stubborn lip color. Just wipe it off with a tissue!

2. Lipstick Queen Frog Prince LipstickIt’s a green lipstick that reacts to your body’s pH level to give you the perfect semi-sheer rose shade for your skin tone.

3. Garnier Micellar Cleansing WaterIt gently removes makeup, cleanses skin, and refreshes. It’s incredibly gentle, so even the most sensitive skin types can use it!

4. Shiseido Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye MaskIn just 15 minutes, these eye masks brighten the eye area and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

5. Maybelline Eye Studio Brow Drama Pomade CrayonThis brown crayon is a combination between a pomade and a brow pencil, helping you fill in your brows and keeping stray hairs in place.

6. Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick TransformerThis gel transforms any cream lipstick into a gorgeous matte finish — doubling your lip color selection!

7. Exfoliating GlovesThese exfoliating gloves are the perfect tool to smooth your skin and exfoliate while using your favorite cleanser.

8. Amika Mini Ionic Hair DryerThis perfectly petite hair dryer weighs less than a pound but packs the same power as a regularly sized hair dryer!

9. NYX Color Correcting Concealer PaletteThis concealer palette has every color you need to color imperfections. Think green to cover redness, salmon for dark circles, etc.

10. E.l.f. Lip Lock PencilThis clear lip liner is used to stop bleeding and feathering lipstick — simply apply it around your mouth as a barrier!


Which of these beauty products will you try first? Share in the comments below!



13 No-Heat Hair Styles To Get You Through A Hot Summer

When it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to do is use a blow dryer! Check out these 13 no-heat hair styles that will have your locks looking lovely!

1. Heatless Halo Curls

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2. Faux Fishtail Braid 

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3. Half Up Twist Up

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5. Half-Crown French Braid

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6. French Twist (works for short hair too!)

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7. Half Up Braid

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8. Double Bun

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9. Braided Maiden

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10. Stay-Put Braided Headband

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11. Looped Twisted Ponytail

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12. Braided Bun

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13. Pinned Back Waves

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5 Reasons We Love Pearls More than Diamonds

At HinsonGayle, we take great pride in our pearls and their phenomenal quality, so it should come as no surprise that we believe pearls are an excellent investment! Here are our top 5 reasons to choose pearls over diamonds:

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1. Cost. 

A high-quality pearl is often cheaper than a high-quality diamond of the same shape and size. This allows buyers to get more gem for their dollar, making everyone happy!

2. Uniqueness.

No two pearls are exactly alike, making them incredibly unique. Diamonds, however, can be identically faceted, taking away from the uniqueness of your jewelry.

3. Colors. 

Pearls come in many more shades and colors than diamonds. And with their lower cost, you can truly afford a set of pearls for each of your favorite outfits!

4. Process.

Pearls come out of oysters, ready to use in jewelry as they’ve been polished by the sea! Diamonds must be dug out of rocks, cut, cleaned, and polished before they are ready to use.

5. Timelessness. 

Pearls are timeless gems that families love to pass down from generation to generation. Think of all the daughters who have worn family pearls on their wedding days, all the babies who have worn a pearl bracelet for their baptism, and all the other pearl heirlooms passed down for family to enjoy!


5 Ways to Wear Pearls

As Jackie O. once said, “Pearls are always appropriate.” We couldn’t agree more! Pearls are the perfect fashion accessory to any outfit, and the fashion industry as a long love affair with pearls.

There are literally hundreds of ways to wear pearls, from simple necklaces to modern and unusual takes on this classic jewelry. We’ve put together a list of some of our absolute favorite ways to wear pearls – take a look and let us know what you think!

1. For a trendy look, create layers of pearls by wearing multiple strands of pearls layered with other necklaces.

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2. Find the perfect pearl statement necklace to spice up your outfits!

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3. Wear your pearl rope as a bracelet for a twist on the classic necklace!



4. Every woman should own a nice pair (or ten) of pearl earrings. These dress up any outfit and instantly make you feel glamorous!

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5. Layer your favorite pearl bracelet with other bangles for a modernized twist on the classic pearl.




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The Best Bridesmaids Gifts under $100

Your bridesmaids are the amazing individuals who you’re counting on to not only stand by your side on your wedding day, but also to stand by your side throughout your marriage. You need them there through the good and the bad, the joy and the stress, and every place in between. Show them how much they mean to you with one of these awesome bridesmaids gifts for under $100!

1. Personalized Pouch + TassleHear a squeal of delight as she opens her personalized pouch that is not only adorable, but is also functional!

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2. Pearl Stud EarringsGive her a pair of stunning pearl earrings that are as timeless as your friendship!

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3. Floral RobeKimono style robe’s are all the rage right now, so give your best gal pals this gorgeous one from Plum Pretty Sugar!

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4. Getaway Duffle BagThis bag is fun and gorgeous, making it the perfect pack for a weekend getaway for your best friend!

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5. Back Me Up! Mobile ChargerBecause sometimes your phone can use a little extra juice while you talk to your BFF.

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6. Monogrammed Jewelry DishGive her a personalized place to rest her favorite jewels!

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7. S’Well Water BottleLet her know that you think she’s swell (see what we did there?) and give her this awesome water bottle that keeps drinks icy cold for 24 hours or hot hot hot for 12!

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8. Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s CameraWith this fun new instant camera, she will know just how loved she is and be able to snap some killer wedding pictures.

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9. Personalized StationaryWe love this stunning and customizable stationary from Rifle Paper Co.

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10. A Print of Their Home TownEvelyn Henson has done it again with this adorable print series of some of the best towns around. Give your bridesmaids the gift of a print of their hometown, favorite city, wedding venue, etc.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016

Father’s Day in June 19! Check out our gift guide below for some inspiration on ways to spoil dad this Father’s Day!



Harwick Backpack // Dad can tote his gear in style with this amazing bag

Yeti Rambler Bottle // Keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for 24+ hours

Good Dad Coffee Mug // Sometimes dad just needs a reminder that he’s the best

Shave Kit // Give dad the best shave with this shave kit from Harry’s

Personalized Grill Kit // Make dad feel like king of the grill with this set

Rayban Original Wayfarer // These classic sunglasses will never go out of style

Bose SoundLink // Bluetooth speaker – think small size and big noise

Man Crate // Choose a crate that suits dad’s interests and watch his eyes light up

Trunk Club // Up dad’s fashion game with a personalized shopper

Leather Bifold Wallet // This wallet is timeless, just like dad

Powercase iPhone Case // Let dad charge up his phone in style

FitBit Blaze // The latest and greatest from the FitBit brand that truly does it all

What are your big plans to celebrate dad this Father’s Day?

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7 Unique Wedding Gifts to Give

Finding the perfect wedding gift is challenging! While many couples choose to register for gifts, sometimes you just want to add a little something special to their lives that goes above and beyond a gravy boat or place setting of china. Here’s a list of 8 unique wedding gift ideas that couples are sure to love: Continue Reading