Monday, September 20, 2010

Children's Jewelry Boxes and Music Boxes

With the holidays approaching, gift giving is on everyone's mind and perhaps you are wondering what to get that special little girl or boy on your gift list. We've written a short article to give you an idea what to look for when shopping for children's jewelry boxes and music boxes.

Children's Jewelry Boxes and Music Boxes: Keepsake Gifts for Little Boys and Girls.
If you are searching for a keepsake gift for a young boy or girl you should consider a children’s jewelry or music box. Children’s jewelry boxes and music boxes come in a variety of sizes, finishes and themes. The variety that is available makes finding the perfect one for a girl or boy on your list a bit of a challenge, so let’s take a look at what is available.
Girls’ jewelry boxes are usually made of wood, either with pink lining or with a cherry or mahogany finish. Young girls love jewelry and appreciate having a special place to keep it. When choosing a jewelry box you should consider the age of the girl and then select the proper style. For example, musical jewelry boxes with dancing ballerinas for fairy figurines are popular with little girls. Favorite music box songs include Swan Lake Ballet, Waltz of the Flowers and Nutcracker Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

If the girl on your list is a bit older then consider getting a wood jewelry box with a cherry or mahogany finish. The foremost manufacturer of girls’ ballerina jewelry boxes is Mele, and they have been making them since 1912. The Mele collection of ballerina jewelry boxes includes styles crafted in wood and hand painted. There are also others that are made of wood with a laminated laser paper overlay that is easy to maintain, while providing hours of play.

Girls who love necklaces will appreciate a box with a necklace carousel or necklace hooks. Mele, for example, offers a Ballerina Jewelry Music Box which is basically a girl’s wood musical jewelry armoire. The box features a necklace carousel as well as a ballerina who dances to Waltz of the Flowers. This is a very popular style and sells out quickly so if you are making a holiday purchase then it is wise to shop early for it.
If the young lady on your list loves earrings then look for a jewelry box with lots of little compartments. For girls with lots of jewelry and dress up accessories then consider getting a floor standing jewelry armoire. A Queen Anne Whitewash wood jewelry armoire is a good example of a large floor standing girl’s jewelry box.
Reed and Barton is one of the foremost manufacturers of jewelry boxes and they offer a line of first jewelry boxes for girls who need something that is a bit more “grown up” . Reed and Barton children's jewelry boxes are crafted with the same care and precision as their jewelry boxes for women.
Another well known manufacturer is Enchantmints and they offer a wide range of beautifully decorated musical boxes and toys. These music boxes, treasure boxes and toys can capture a child’s imagination while encouraging hours of play, essential for developing creative thinking, emotional intelligence, and social skills. Enchantmints boxes are crafted of wood with a laminated laser paper overlay featuring beautiful illustrations and you can choose one that reflects the child’s interests such as ballerina, horse, fairy, princess, baseball, sea creatures or safari.
Wind up music boxes require a child to be old enough to understand not to over-wind the box. Some musical boxes contain small parts and are not suitable for children under three.
A children's jewelry box is a gift that will provide delightful entertainment when it is received and will be treasured for years to come.

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