Choosing the perfect gift for a birthday or another special occasion is never an easy task. You don’t want to do something boring that everyone else had already done, but you also don’t want to spend a lot of your time and money on a gift that your partner might not like. Luckily, there’s one thing that is sure to work every time – a watch. Everyone loves a good watch, and even if you already have a go-to watch, you can always add another to your collection. But to pick the perfect watch is an art and here are some tips to make sure you get it right every time.
Match their style
You’re giving them a watch because you want something that is as practical as it is beautiful. But it’s not going to be very practical if it doesn’t match the style of clothing they usually wear. So, if it’s for someone you don’t know all that well, perhaps a new relationship, take a snoop around their social media posts or ask around and find out what their usual style is – whether it’s something more business and elegant, or completely casual – or anything in between. If you know the person well, then the job is already so much easier.
Set your budget
We all know that watches are widely considered a point of wealth, and their prices go into the seven figures easily. However, you do not need to spend much money to get a great watch. There are, of course, advantages to expensive watches, like their lifetime, quality of workmanship, and the fact that their value goes up with time. But if you don’t want to break the bank, the most important thing to focus on is the looks – does this look good and will the person I’m giving it to like it?
Bring something new to the table
Most people already have a watch. So, what can you give that will really stand out and make it something they haven’t seen before? Perhaps it’s a new trend that is playing up like watches made completely out of wood, or reused ones where they were frankensteined together from a bunch of other watches. Or you can choose something stylish like skeleton watches that keep the classy look but are a lot more interesting if you take a closer look. You can also make it really fun with a party watch that glows in the dark or is covered in glitter!
Make it personal
Any watch can be replaced, but not if you put your own touch to it. You can take it to an engraver to put a special message on the back – with the date of the occasion to accompany it. Or you can replace the straps with something with more sentimental value, like ones made from a loved one’s belt or bracelet. This is also a great way to upcycle an old watch that has sentimental value but is just not something that fits with a modern person’s style of clothing.
What do they use it for?
Sometimes, a watch is just a watch – it tells you what the time is. But today, when we all have smartphones in our hands more than in our pockets, we’ve stopped using watches for their original purpose. Instead, they do so much more, depending on what you’re into: a smart-watch is for those who love to be tech-first and have the world at their fingertips. A sporty watch with stopwatches is for someone who, well, loves sports, either as a job or a hobby. A classic watch gives a special sense of style and timelessness. And something very elegant and flashy will make sure you’re the star of the show every time you walk into a room.
Next time you start banging your head over what to buy your partner for the anniversary, don’t forget the simple, classic watch. It’s a promise – you cannot go wrong.