Little girls will often ask for jewellery at birthdays and Christmases, but knowing what to buy them can be a challenge, particularly when they’re still young and carefree. At such a young age, they might scratch or chip whatever you buy them, so you should ensure that whatever you buy them isn’t overly expensive or sentimental – you don’t want to waste a fortune. With that in mind, here’s a guide to what you should buy your daughter when she begs you for jewellery this year.
Vintage Bunched Bangles
Bunched bangles and bracelets were a real hit in 2013, and the trend is set to continue in 2014. What’s great about this is that a lot of vintage jewellery can be sourced inexpensively from places like second hand shops and good online vintage retailers, along with bidding sites like eBay. This means you won’t have to invest a great deal to satisfy your daughter, and if you go to a retail store, it gives you the opportunity for a fun bonding session.
If your daughter is asking for a number of different jewellery pieces, why not try to bring her round to a single piece of statement jewellery. This allows you to choose a single piece which both you and her enjoy, and which you think you can afford. After all, even if you’re on a tight budget, you’ll be able to get one item statement jewellery of a reasonable quality, and this is certainly better than the alternative – a collection of poor quality pieces. The key to statement jewellery is that it needs to stand out. This makes gold the ideal colour candidate as it sticks out, particularly against black clothes.
Charms are the ideal gifts for daughters looking to wear jewellery but who aren’t at the age to wear ultra-expensive items yet. Charm bracelets can be purchased online relatively inexpensively, and once you’ve bought that, you simply need to buy the charms. The great thing about this process is that charms are purchased individually, and can be added or removed at a moment’s notice, allowing the piece of jewellery to change as your daughter matures.
If you’ve been worrying about what you’re going to buy your daughter next time she asks for jewellery, don’t panic. All you need is a little bit of creativity and thriftiness.