If you’re spending Valentines Day with your girlfriend, you’re probably worried about what to get her as a gift. There are numerous options – flowers, perfumes, books and any number of things. However, the one gift that women generally appreciate the most on Valentines Day is jewelery. Not only do women like to wear jewelery to complete an outfit, they like jewelery because every time they wear it, they’re reminded of you. In addition, a gift of jewelery is something they can easily show off to their friends.
If you’d like to buy your girlfriend jewelery for Valentines Day, the first thing you need to consider is your budget. You can buy elegant, costume jewelery for a few dollars, while gold and diamond jewelery usually costs a few thousand dollars.
Also consider your girlfriend’s tastes. What kind of jewelery does she normally wear? Does she prefer earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings? Is her jewelery big and chunky, or is it thin and delicate? What kind of colors does she prefer? If you see her wearing pink or blue quite often, it’s a safe bet to buy her jewelery in those colors. In addition, if she usually wears silver jewelery, she won’t wear gold jewelery often even if you buy it for her.
Once you’ve identified your girlfriend’s tastes and your budget, you need to think about what kind of jewelery you’ll buy her. Most men like to avoid buying rings on Valentines Day, simply because a ring can be misinterpreted as being an engagement ring. Chains, lockets and earrings are generally much safer and easier to gift on Valentines Day.
If you’re on a tight budget, lockets make great gifts. Because you don’t have to pay for the expensive chain, you can easily purchase a silver locket for a few dollars. You can also purchase small silver and diamond lockets or low-carat gold and diamond lockets for a few hundred dollars. Another option is to purchase semi-precious stone lockets. These are impressive, but not as expensive as diamonds. You can even purchase an expensive locket and a cheaper chain – just make sure your girlfriend knows that they’re both different materials, since cheap metal chains show signs of wear very quickly.
Whatever piece of jewelery you purchase for your girlfriend, make sure that it’s well-presented. Ask the jewelery shop to place it in a nice jewelery box – if they refuse to, go and buy a separate jewelery box to keep the item in. Presentation is very important for gifts of jewelery.
Take your time in selecting the piece of jewelery that you buy for your girlfriend. If you need to, take one of your female friends along to help choose the right item. Make sure it’s placed in a nice box, and wrapped nicely – then watch your girlfriend smile as she unwraps it!