Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jewelry: a gem of a Christmas gift

Tis the season to be twinkly and for the party season you can never have too many accessories. The perfect Christmas gift, jewelry is both practical and beautiful. It’s light and small, so easy to package and mail almost anywhere in the world. It ranges in price from super-affordable to turbo-luxe, or even free if have a go at making it yourself. There are so many fun ways to bring a little sparkle into a loved one’s life this festive season, so here are a few ideas to get you started… 

Online boutiques: for the trend-setters 
For the friend who flicks through trends faster than she can riffle through Vogue with her perfectly filed nails, cheap, pretty, boutique trinkets are best. Whether the fashion is urban safari or gothic glamour, you’ll be able to keep pace with her chameleonic style by seeking out low-cost costume jewelry from online boutiques. Even the supermarkets have started doing a good standard range of everything from kid’s bracelets to sterling silver earrings, so you can please everyone in the family as well! 

Do it yourself: for creative sorts 
Getting into the Christmas spirit is all about how much you’re willing to participate. Highstreet craft stores have picked up on this and have begun stocking lines of beads, wire and tools, but really, you can find everything you need to get started online: between online component stockists and hours of YouTube tutelage, you’ll be an artisan jeweller in no time. 

Etsy: for one of a kind friends 
If you’re shopping for someone a little quirky, the last thing you’ll want them to discover is somebody else wearing their jewelry. This is where Etsy comes in. With its lovingly handmade and curated vintage pieces, you’ll find that unusual hairpin, brooch or anklet as unique as the person you’re giving it to. 

Jewelry really does make a fantastic gift, especially when you find so many styles from around the world online these days. Whether your loved ones are into Native American fashion,Hollywood glitz or the latest trends from London, they’ll be a piece of jewelry waiting out there for them!

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