Give The Gift Of Jewellery

When it comes to jewellery shops, a lot of us simply peer through the window, afraid the finer things in life are just out of reach. With more and more fine jewellery shops carrying costume jewellery and small gifts, anyone can find something special on a budget. Here are a few ideas, for yourself or as a gift. Remember you can check online to see what the new offerings and current sales are at your favourite shop.

For Her
A great way to shop for the lady in your life (or yourself!) on a budget is to start a charm bracelet. Not only does this allow you to pick things that are unique and sentimental to the wearer, but you can also add to it when and as your funds afford. Give your friend, niece or daughter something to look forward to each birthday or holiday. You can find charms that range from sweet, to funny, to timely (like the popular Olympic Games 2012 charms).
Cuffs and bangles are another popular and often inexpensive gift for the trendsetter you know.
For Him
While a watch may be the ultimate gift for a special occasion, you don’t have to spend a lot to make an impression. Check out sales and watches with leather straps as more affordable options. Another gift that can range from inexpensive to pricey in the men’s jewellery arena is cuff links. This is a great present for dad or the business tycoon in your life. For co-workers or bosses, a lot of jewellery shops carry fine business card holders or pens that are still reasonably-priced. Lapel pins are another perfect pick that won’t break the bank.
For Anyone
Things like cube photo frames, flasks, compacts (mirrors) and key rings are usually available in most jewellery shops. Leather goods, too, are a traditional find. Wallets, pen holders and even cell phone holders are just a few options that work for any type of gift recipient.
For Kids / Baby
A sterling silver bookmark is a great gift along with a favourite book, and small jewellery boxes are popular with the younger girls. ID bracelets and charm bracelets are also a terrific option.
For a family that’s just welcomed a newborn, a lovely sterling silver picture frame with a picture of baby (or the whole family) is a wonderful way to show you care.
For an extra special touch, most jewellery shops offer customization / monogram options [on most of these items] for a reasonable price.
Claire Simon, Professional Jeweler
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