This week I surprised Gracie with the perfect holiday gift. She loves jewelry and will soon be 16 so I got her a promise ring from Shane Co. I was originally going to wait until Christmas to give it to her but wanted to surprise her early so that I could talk with her more personally about the meaning behind me giving her this gift. I’ve been dying to give her a ring like this ever since she reached her teenage years but knew that it would have stronger meaning, as she got closer to dating age.
She is not quite dating yet but I wanted to give her a ring to symbolize how much I love and respect her as my daughter. This ring is to symbolize my commitment as her dad to continue to show her how she should expect to be treated by those she dates and eventually the man she chooses to marry. My hope is that one-day she will replace this ring with an engagement ring from someone who shows that same love and respect for her.
I was so nervous to give Gracie her ring, not because I didn’t think she would like it, but I wanted to say the perfect thing! I was worried that I would mess up my words about the meaning of the ring. I still managed to slightly fumble through the explanation of the ring, but her smile helped me realize she knew what I was trying to say (or maybe she was just laughing at my nervousness).
I would like to say that I picked the ring out without any help from Nikki, but to be safe we sat down together because I definitely wanted a Mom’s perspective. There was a lot of great jewelry to choose from in Shane Companies Big Little Gifts and we ended up going with the Round Diamond Vintage ring. It fit Gracie’s style perfectly. All of Shane Cos rings ring’s come with a free lifetime warranty and free 2-day shipping. Click here to see more of their Big Little Gifts that are perfect for holiday gift giving.
She now wears it every day and it makes me happy to know that she has that beautiful little reminder with her all of the time. Out of all the holiday gifts I will be giving this Christmas, this one will be my most memorable.