May is a wonderful month – it’s the gateway to summer. The weather starts to warm up and we all start feeling a lot brighter and happier. This is because we know that all of the fun that comes as we say goodbye to spring will soon be upon us. I wonder if that is part of the reason that emerald belongs to May. Did you know that the emerald was traditionally known as the gemstone of fertility, love and rebirth? Whatever it was in the past, if you ask me, anything emerald would be very welcome as a May birthday gift.
Emerald is the traditional gift and birthstone for those born in May but that doesn’t just mean a sparkly bit of beryl for all people born in this fifth month of the year. There are so many beautiful ways to celebrate your friends and family with their special shade of green.
How about a beautiful handcrafted, woven poncho? It’s classic and contemporary all at once! This beautiful piece is woven from super soft cotton and bamboo chenille. It would be easy to wear with a casual outfit or out to dinner with a dress. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love to have this beautiful piece in their wardrobe.
Maybe your recipient is a collector. I have a very special person in my life who loves penguins. How perfect would these be to add to her collection? I love when I can find a gift that marries several different desires – it only becomes all the more perfect. These little birds are made from blown glass and have silver leaf detailing that makes them extra special.
It wouldn’t be a celebration without that sparkly bit of beryl, so of course, I include emerald jewelry as a gift idea. My mother was born in October yet she adored emeralds. She had a mad passion for those green stones. She would have loved this oval necklace. It’s simple and classic yet you can’t miss that beautiful spring green color from the gemstone. This would be perfect for any May baby in your life, or anyone who loves emeralds!
I have given you some ideas for May birthday gifts but trust me, there are so many more to be found at NOVICA thanks to the many artisans from around the world. You can find any manner of gifts – even a green hammock for the May man in your life! Wouldn’t that be a fun way to celebrate your husband’s or boyfriend’s birthday?