Thursday, November 14, 2013

Choosing the Right Jewellery to Give as a Gift This Christmas

It's is nearly time to start Christmas shopping again (if you haven't already), and it is at this time of the year that our thoughts turn to what to give our nearest and dearest to make the day special and show them how much they mean to us. When it comes to the women in our lives, be they partners, sisters, mothers or daughters, jewellery is almost always a good option. Even women who don't wear much tend to have a few special pieces that they treasure, so it is nearly always appreciated if it is in keeping with the taste of the lady in question. Of course, picking something out isn't always so easy, and with the wide abundance of things filling jewellers' display cabinets to tempt the eager Christmas shopper, it can be really tough to choose. Here are some tips to help you get it just right:
What Item To Get
The most common jewellery pieces are of course earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and watches. There are also things like ankle bracelets and body jewellery, but we'll stick to the main categories here.
Earrings are of course, only any good if she has her ears pierced. If you don't know for sure that she does, choose something else. There would be nothing worse than being given a beautiful pair of earrings and not being able to wear them! Earrings can also cause allergies more than other types of jewellery, so it is best to stick to silver, gold or platinum if you aren't sure.
Necklaces tend to be a safe choice because anyone can wear them, but take care to notice if she already has one that she always, always wears (for example a cross or a locket). If she does, she probably won't really wear a new one, because most people don't like to wear two together and she probably has a personal reason for always wearing the one she has.
Bracelets are even safer because she has two wrists to choose from! They are also good as gifts because you can choose something that fits your budget but still looks special. You can go all out on a diamond tennis bracelet for your wife, or choose a chunky silver bangle for your teen daughter.
Rings are generally not the best choice of casual gift because it is hard to get the size right and avoid clashes with things like wedding and engagement rings (if you give your sister a cool silver ring but she is wearing a gold band as a wedding ring, they won't go together and she won't wear the silver one). Of course, an eternity ring is always a nice gift for a wife.
Make It Extra Special
Whether you are giving some inexpensive but well thought out fashion jewellery or a stunning pair of diamond earrings, the right presentation is going to make it a better gift. Look out for attractive jewellery cases you can put the gift in if there wasn't one you liked provided with it by the shop where you got it.

Shopping and fashion blogger Sally Thurston loves Christmas, because it gives her a chance to write about the best fashion gifts and help people with their Christmas present dilemmas! She believes jewellery is one of the best 'fall back' options for women, because it works for all ages and for everything from a friend to a wife or mother.