Jewellery is an incredibly thoughtful gift to give for the holidays, but it can be an incredibly tricky gift at that. Everyone has their own individual style and accessories to match, so you have to be cautious to not mess up their aesthetic, otherwise it'll just end up in the bottom of their jewellery box.
Feeling a bead of sweat on your brow all of a sudden? Don't worry, we're here to help you relieve that pressure and assist you in finding the perfect jewellery gift for your special someone. Let's go!
Tip 1: Stick with the basics
This is likely your best move if you're just starting to get to know someone but still want to make a meaningful gesture. Everyone needs the very basic, very classic pieces of jewellery, so this is your opportunity to give them just that. The best part about basics is that they can be mixed and matched with other accessories, so you can take notes on how she styles it for future gift giving. The basics consist of pearl earrings, simple pendants or delicate bangles.
Tip 2: Customise it
Want to add a really nice touch? Don't just get any piece of jewellery – customise it so you're gifting a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery. Engrave a special message or initials on the piece of jewellery you select. We do engravings here at Showcase Jewellers, so you can say whatever is in your heart. Lockets or watches are a traditional platform for engravings, but if you have a special piece of jewellery in mind, we can do that too!
Tip 3: Make old new again
Sometimes we have jewellery that we can't wear any more because it doesn't fit the right way or is broken. But because it has sentimental value, there's no way we can throw it away, so we just keep holding onto it, hoping one day it will be functional again. Look for that piece of jewellery and see if you can get it remodelled! We can definitely work something out and turn that piece into an extra special gift.
Tip 4: Ensure intentions are clear
You do have to be careful about the way you give jewellery, keep in mind – especially if that piece of jewellery is a ring. If you are proposing, then great! You have tons of ways to make this gift special, but if you're simply giving the ring as a nice present, you have to present it delicately. Make sure the gift receiver has some warning, even if it's just a not-so-smooth, "This isn't what you think it is," before it is opened. Use a big box, as the small, traditional ring box might be a little too exciting.
Of course, if you want to avoid an uncomfortable situation entirely, you can just get a different type of jewellery!
Tip 5: Shop on-trend
Shopping on-trend is never a bad idea – especially since personalised jewellery is so easy to shop for! This trend is all about simple, petite jewellery that can be easily layered with other pieces (like your basics). Personalised jewellery is a special trend because it's not one that will likely go away – even when statement pieces make their inevitable comeback, these simple pieces will still pair nicely.
If you need any more help with tips on how to give gift as a jewellery – or just assistance in picking out the perfect pieces – come on in to your nearest Showcase Jewellers and we'll help you with everything through to gift wrapping!
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