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May Gift Ideas


emerald ring

The May birthstone is the emerald and if you are looking for unique May gift ideas you have plenty of choice as there are many items to choose from. Found in a bright green color, emeralds are the precious form of beryl.

Zodiac birthstone

The star signs Taurus April 21st to May 21st and Gemini May 22nd to June 21st cover this month. Taurus is represented by the birthstone sapphire and Gemini by the agate. These gemstones will also provide you with many gift ideas.

Celtic birthstone

In the Celtic birthstone chart the month of May is represented by Nathair which commences on the 15th April and ends on the 12th May and Beach which starts on the 13th May and ends on the 9th June. The Celtic astrological calendar also has trees and gemstone to represent them. The trees that represent the signs Nathair and Beach are the willow and hawthorn respectively. The gemstones are the moonstone for Nathair and topaz for Beach.


You may consider buying Lilly-of-the-valley products for the person who has a birthday that falls in May as this is the flower which represents it.


White is the color for this month so you have plenty of choice for gifts.

May Gift Ideas

Emerald - Jewelry is available for both men and women with emeralds as the center piece. Consider cuff links for the man and pendants for the woman. Emeralds are often surrounded by diamonds, but this does not necessarily mean that the gift will be expensive. An emerald colored vase with a bouquet of brightly colored flowers to go in it. This will make the gift much more special.

sapphire ring

Sapphire - You will find plenty of jewelry with sapphires as the center piece including earrings, pendants, cuff links and tie pins. Look out for CDs and DVDs with sapphire in the title.

Banded Agate

Agate - Agate coasters are readily available and you could team this gift with a bottle of wine. Also available in agate are bookends, lamps, cameo brooches, candle holders, and wind chimes. For the chess player you could look for pieces made out of agate. Some chess boards are also made from semi precious stones, making it an unusual gift.

Moonstone - Moonstones make pretty jewelry pieces and therefore make ideal May gift ideas. You could also buy the classic book 'The Moonstone' by Wilkie Collins.

Topaz - Jewelry for the ladies such as rings, earrings or pendants. For the men you could consider purchasing a book, CD, or DVD with topaz in the title. A bouquet of pale blue flowers would also make an ideal gift for a woman. Place in a pretty vase so that the person receiving them does not have to hunt for one.

Willow - A small willow tree for the garden if the person receiving the gift has a place to plant it. A cricket bat is made of willow and is ideal for the sports person. Signed if you are able to get one. This could be for a special birthday.

Hawthorn - Also known as 'The Marriage Tree' by the Celts. You are able to use the berries to make wine or jelly. You may find these in shops that specialize in unusual gifts or on the Internet.

Lilly-of-the-valley - You could purchase Lilly-of-the-valley plants for the garden. The flowers give off a wonderful perfume when out. For the older person there are many different toiletry products available with the perfume Lilly-of-the-valley.

White - Lots of wonderful May gift ideas available in white. These could include such items as a bouquet of flowers or white shirts for men. Many music items that either have the artist name 'White' or white in their title. You will also find a large quantity of books with white in the title. These could include classics such as 'White Fang' by Jack London sequel to 'Call of the Wild' or 'The Woman in White' by Wilkie Collins.

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Wrapping ideas

Find wrapping paper covered in Lilly-of-the-valley to give your gift that extra special meaning. You may have to explain that the flowers are for the month of May. Take a look at our gift wrapping page by clicking on the link for more ideas on how to wrap your gift.

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