Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just For Lovers, know how ?
The chocolates, the roses, stuffed teddy bears and promises of undying love… aren’t these what Valentine’s Day is about? For some, it’s an excuse to splurge on gifts that will probably be eaten or wilt away in a few days. While for others, it serves of a Single’s Awareness Day – an unpleasant reminder of a lackluster love life.
The good news is that Valentine’s Day is becoming a lot more accommodating, and has grown to incorporate all kinds of love – the bond between a parent and child, sibling frenemies, the connection shared between girlfriends and even bromances! If you’re flying solo, it’s easy to be down when you’re bombarded with images of love and romance, but cheer up! Celebrate the people you truly love by gifting them something eternal…
Girls, your brother needs to amp up his look with a cool bracelet, ring or cuff links right? And frankly, they’re less likely to expect a jewelry gift on Valentine’s Day, so it makes for a nifty surprise. Think out of the box and gift your brother a tie accessory or a lapel pin. You can choose from five kinds – lapel pins, tie bars, tie clips, tie tacks or tie straps.
Depending on your brother’s age and social lifestyle, choose one he’s sure to love. Teens or party animals would love one with their favorite football team’s logo whereas if your brother is a corporate honcho, opt for something sleeker and more polished.
Love is in the air!
There’s no better day to rekindle the spark in a marriage than on Valentine’s Day. Most men already have a watch with a metallic band – so consider patterned straps such as geometric or camouflage straps instead. Redefine expectations with a square face, offering elements like laminated markers and date windows.
For your wife, you can definitely win her adoration when you present her with a magnificent cocktail ring. A woman who loves chunky jewelry will swoon over a piece like this. Natural turquoise and lapis flecked with diamonds set in platinum and gold makes this enchanting piece a unique one indeed.
Ur the best in the world, Grandpaa!
Knowing your grand dad’s birthstone is all you need for a simple, practical gift. It will soon become his signature gem because it shows how much you care. Titanium is quickly becoming the best staple for jewelry because it is durable, affordable and looks great thanks to it’s gunmetal grey colour.
Eternal love for your parents!
A classic brooch might be the perfect gift for your mother. Pick out a vintage looking piece that features some romantic flowers in light coloured stone and a filigree or crystal frame. Cameo brooches are timeless in their appeal and will be a treasured piece that will be passed down to further generations.
Cuff Links in metals such as rose gold, titanium or silver that have been engraved with your dad’s initials or simply “Dad” will make him feel like your hero again. You can also get creative and add quirky messages on them such as “Best Dad Ever.” Use your name and your siblings name in a message on either cuff link – such as “Max’s Dad” on one and “Lucy’s Dad” on the other. Yes, valentine’s Day is a great occasion to let him know how much he is loved and appreciated.
The most selfless bond, parent and child!
While jewelry looks great on everyone, there’s something extra special about gold or silver against the skin of a child. A custom made, fashionable and meaningful piece will remain special to your child as he/she grows up. There are several options you could look at for your little one, depending on his/her age. A traditional personalized bracelet in gold is simple, however a charm bracelet looks cute and can have a charm with your child’s name on it. A locket is another traditional piece with several options available. You can choose to engrave the name on it and insert a picture inside, if it opens.
Pearl jewelry is a popular way for your child to accessorize without drawing too much attention. It is elegant, classy and a timeless keepsake.
Love is eternal, it speaks no language. Appreciate your friends, your family and most of all, yourself this Valentine’s Day