Whether it’s for her birthday, Valentine’s Day or even Christmas, there can be a bit of pressure when it comes to choosing the right gift for that special lady in your life.
It is true that you could opt for the traditional box of chocolates or perfume, but these are somewhat generic gifts and can highlight a lack of interest in her personality on your end. Not a great start! Rather than sticking to the traditional items, why not think a bit harder (while also staying classic) and opt for gifting earrings instead?
Earrings make a great gift for many reasons. For one thing, they don’t have to be romantic, and can be given to your mother on her birthday, or even to your sister if she passes her exams. Earrings are also more likely to be treasured as pieces of jewelry, and will carry a heavy sentimental value, meaning that for some people, they can really be worth their weight in gold!
With this in mind, why else should you consider gifting earrings?
They Are Personal
Suppose you have a sister who has always loved emeralds. One way you can be sure that she will love the gift you get her for her birthday is to get her a pair of emerald earrings.
Earrings, much like necklaces and bracelets, are very personal and can tell a lot about someone’s character. You can purchase earrings that are shaped like pretty much anything, and they come in a range of lengths for convenience and style. You can even buy earrings that showcase religions, such as Sikh or Christian earrings, that don’t necessarily have to be affiliated with the traditional symbols.
Why not get a set of earrings that are linked to your loved one’s birthstone? That way, the earrings will be more linked to them and will once again up the sentimental aspect of the jewelry.
They Are Timeless
Whether it is a gift for your nan or your 6-year-old niece, there is no age limit on gifting a pair of earrings.
If you are shopping at the mall for a pair of earrings, many stores that sell jewelry offer a range that encompasses all ages. If your nan likes marcasite jewelry and your niece is a fan of horses, you will likely be able to find earrings that will satisfy both in the same store.
They Are Stylish
Most women want to look their best when they go out and about and one of the key things that many will list as completing an outfit is a set of earrings.
Like necklaces, earrings can range from small and discrete to large and statement-based, meaning that you can choose the right style based on what your sister or mother likes to wear. There is a huge collection of metals to choose from too, which can add a touch of color to any outfit that they are paired with by your relative.
They Are Affordable
A key feature of a well-thought-out gift is its cost, and while some people may want to go big with their gifted earrings, for the majority of people this gift is affordable and is readily available.
You can get earrings in a range of prices, but for gifting them, you will want to choose a mid-range price, as this will reduce the likelihood of counterfeit metals being used that can cause allergic reactions when worn. If you are opting for pure metals, you will undoubtedly pay more, but you can still give a great gift that looks stunning with sterling silver or gold leaf earrings.
They Come in Sets
Sometimes, you may be stuck on which type of earring to get for your sister or your mother and may be looking for a solution; can you buy both sets?
In many stores in the US, you will be able to buy a set of earrings, that can range from simple studs to hanging earrings. Online, you can even choose the earrings from a range to go into the set, thus making them a more personalized option. Buying earrings in a set means that your loved one will have more choice in which earrings they choose to wear, and they will likely be happy that you chose to buy them more than one set of earrings!
They Can Be Branded
Just like clothes, you get fashion-branded earrings, which can really make the perfect gift if your mum loves Gucci or Prada.
Be aware that when you are buying branded name earrings, you will need to keep an eye out for counterfeit goods, that are more likely to pop up in online stores than in legitimate jewelry stores at the mall. If you want to buy a pair of Gucci earrings for your mum, you will also need to be prepared to spend a bit more money than you would with an unbranded pair.
They Don’t Break
OK, so this is a bit of a lie and dangling or chandelier-style earrings can break. But when compared to necklaces and bracelets, a pair of earrings is less likely to break or snap if they are mid to high quality. Meaning that they will more than likely be a gift that your loved one holds onto for many years to come, making them a great investment and gift choice.
If the earrings do break, however, they are more affordable to have the links repaired, even if they have precious stones like diamonds or emeralds in them.
Earrings are a gift that few women would turn away, as they are simple, affordable, and can spruce up even the most basic outfit. The price range of the earring will vary, of course, so always be sure that you do not spend too much or too little on this piece of jewelry and always be on the lookout for counterfeit goods, especially when you are looking to purchase branded earrings liker Gucci or Prada. Gifting counterfeit earrings will never go down well, even if the recipient is your 92-year-old gran!