This post is sponsored by Pair Piercing.
It was 1986. I was school shopping for the first day of second grade when I spotted a pair of yellow hoop earrings I was sure my dad wouldn’t let me get, but he said yes and thus the perfect back-to-school outfit was complete–a Modonna-esque trifecta of miniskirt, bulky yellow sweater and hoop earrings. I felt like an Esprit ad, the ultimate 80’s mark of confidence. I don’t remember any of the other earrings I wore as a kid, but I remember the hoops because of the memory with my dad and the way they made me feel.
Fast forward thirty-three years later, and I’m watching Lainey tuck wayward wisps of hair behind her ear as she slips the perfect delicate pair of heart hoops in.
“Did I ever tell you about the yellow hoop earrings I never thought my dad would let me get?” I asked her. I know I’ve told her.
We made our own little rite-of-passage moment from earrings last month when, after weeks of anticipation, Lainey sat next to her best friend she had been reunited with in Chicago, and the two of them got their ears double pierced together. Instantly, they seemed older. We commemorated the event with photos, they texted their friends, and the moment was filed under things I know they will remember.
It’s this rite of passage that inspired the idea behind Pair Piercing, a subscription box for girls that not only includes a beautiful pair of hypoallergenic, skin-friendly earrings (designed by luxury Brooklyn jeweler Page Sargisson) but meaningful expert-designed conversation starters on collectible stickers to help encourage heart-to-heart conversations with your daughter.
You get to choose all the details from how long you want the subscription (3, 6 or 12 month and you don’t have to remember to cancel it–it ends when you say it ends) to what earring club you prefer (Sterling Silver, Gold Vermeil or 14k Gold).
Your first box will also include an acrylic earring stand for organizing and displaying earrings.
I love all the meaningful details packed into each Pair Piercing box and how each pair of earrings is thoughtfully designed, age appropriate (Lainey loved the little “#/@” mismatch pair in one of the boxes!) and made to last. These are the keepsake earrings.
It’s the perfect gift for any tweent girl and a great way to celebrate milestones. And…just in time for Valentine’s Day! Have a little girl with pierced ears you want to show some love to? Order by February 8th for Valentine’s delivery. Join Pair Earring of the Month Club, and use Code ETST for $15 off.
I know there are a lot of subscription box products on the rise, but it’s so much fun when you find one that’s perfectly fitting for your child. The Pair Piercing box fits Lainey to a T, and I love that it’s more than just earrings; it’s about connecting and finding meaning in these little rites of passage buried in childhood.
As time feels like it slips by a little faster these days, it’s nice to have reminders to cherish these moments.
The little hearts on her ears are working.