Earlier this week I started to look at gift ideas for Valentine’s day with a look at gifts that would work for the special man in your life. Today I am turning my attention to a gift that usually works well for both men and women, that is, the gift of jewellery. Jewellery is very much a gift that appeals to varied tastes, and whether you opt for beautiful costume pieces, or the real deal, you can be sure that the effort that has gone into choosing a piece of jewellery would be very much appreciated.
Here I have put together a few jewellery gift ideas that I think should cover all bases and tastes.
Giving a gift of time works well for both men and women. Brands like Rolex, Breitling and Cartier would be enough to put a smile on any face, but, of course, these do come with a high price tag. However, you could opt for a second hand design at a much more affordable price. Pre-Owned watches are now available with a guarantee of authenticity from companies like Xupes. Xupes also deal in pre-owned designer handbags which could be another gift idea, one which would definitely work for me.
Costume Jewellery from Butler and Wilson
When it comes to costume jewellery, Butler and Wilson is my destination of choice. I’ve always loved the beautiful store on South Molton Street, which is how I imagine the jeweled cave from Aladdin would look, just so sparkling and pretty. If you can’t get to the London store, you can find Butler and Wilson pieces at super affordable prices at QVC.
A designer piece
Buying a designer piece of jewellery can often be cheaper than opting for the designer bag or shoes. Selfridges have great pieces by Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen that come in at less than £150. These gifts come beautifully boxed and would be sure to be opened with appreciative gasps on February 14th.