O MATTER how much thought and preparation you put into making sure you get the perfect present for the special someone in your life, there are very few options that last for an extended period of time.
That bottle of perfume or aftershave will more than likely be gone by the time Easter rolls around, while similar applies to beauty products.
But one gift that is sure to be treasured long after the festive decorations have been packed away is jewellery.
It’s a category of present that highlights the emotional connection between giver and recipient, while also serving a practical purpose.
And jewellery gifts aren’t just limited to women’s rings, necklaces or earrings - there’s plenty of options for whoever you’re looking to buy for.
Of course, your best bet is to head down to a local bricks-and-mortar jewellery store. That is where you will find the widest selection of items, while also benefiting from the experience and assistance of an industry professional who will be able to demonstrate the latest popular styles and how they best complement certain features or personalities.
Charm bracelets are an ideal option for many - where a stunninglydesigned bracelet can be adorned with a range of charms that reflect the wearer’s interests and have proved to be increasingly popular in recent years.
Jewellery does not have to be worn, however, you could also consider a sterling silver or gold photo frame. It’s a gift that can be further enhanced by inserting a photograph that means something to the recipient - maybe of yourself and your siblings if it is a gift for a parent.
Watches are another good potential present for both males and females. Whether it’s a refined precious metal timepiece, or a more rugged watch for keeping time during those extensive January gym sessions, there’s always a lot on offer.
Pocket watches have soared in popularity over the last decade or so and represent an ideal keepsake for the man in your life. Personalise it further with an engraving or a favourite sports team’s logo on the face.