All that she wants
Esquire’s three-step solution to avoid gifting panic
THE IDEA THAT DIAMONDS are a girl’s best friend seems a little dated. What isn’t dated, however, is chivalry and the idea of buying your partner something nice regardless of whether it is a special occasion, or just because you haven’t done so in a while. Trust us, it really helps.
In a time-poor world, knowing where to go for that ‘something nice’ can make a lot of difference. From our experience it’s almost impossible to go wrong with Pandora. The famed jewellery brand has built a global reputation on the back of its use of highquality materials, craftsmanship and elegant contemporary design.
While the name on the box alone is enough to let her know that you’ve bought her something special, the key to any gift is matching it to someone’s personal style. To make sure we set you off on the right foot, we spoke to three friends of Esquire to help you out.
1. The research
Random purchases aren’t going to get you anywhere. If you really want to win the gifting game, then you need to think about what works for her. “Before you buy any type of jewellery as a gift for your lady, spend some time looking at what types of pieces she wears on a regular basis,” says Daniel Higgins, Esquire’s fashion editor. “Take note if she wears rings, necklaces or earrings, and what type they are. This will help you narrow down what she likes.”
2. The purchase
Once you have an idea of what kinds of pieces she wears focus on picking the right product. “Do bling elegantly,” says Esquire’s digital editor, Sarakshi Rai. “Just because it’s jewellery that doesn’t mean it needs to be all sparkles and wow. Understand her taste and occasions she is likely to wear certain pieces, and find something that will fit that.” Well, that is unless she is into the bling in which case go big or go home!
3. The presentation
According to Esquire’s staff writer Daniella Europe: “Sometimes it’s not just the actual piece of jewellery that matters. It is the whole experience. People want a nice gift, but they also want a nice story to accompany it. The way you present it, the unwrapping, and any additional small touches you can do will help say that it is something special. Anyone can buy a present, show that you are buying ‘her present’.”
Shards of sparkle ring AED345
Glacial beauty sliding bracelet AED445
Pieces from the Pandora Reflexions collection
Contemporary Pearl earrings in Pandora Rose AED495 Glacial beauty ring AED445