Christmas Gift Buying Tips

Posted on December 15th, 2021

It is safe to say that Christmas has crept up on all of us this year! It seems to have come round in a flash and many of us are still in search of that perfect gift for a loved one.

We understand finding the perfect gift can be a little stressful but fear not, our team are on hand to help you find something that they will love!

Jewellery always makes a beautiful and personal gift and there really is something to suit all budgets and tastes.

Read our top tips below for finding the perfect jewellery gift this Christmas.

Think about who you are buying for

When shopping for jewellery for a loved one you’ll want to think about what sort of jewellery they already like to wear. Do they like white, yellow or rose tones, gemstones, sparkle, bold jewellery, simplistic or subtle…

There is so much you can find out by simply paying close attention to the jewellery they already wear. Our team will help you by asking these sorts of questions to help narrow down your search.

We really enjoy the journey of a customer coming into store not really quite sure what they are looking for and chatting to them and together finding something that they’re confident they will love.

Sterling Silver Bracelet with boxed heart, Annie Haak, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth
Drakes Jewellers Plymouth, Nomination, Gift For Her, tree of life necklace

A Splash of Colour

If you are leaning towards a beautiful coloured piece, have a think about what colours they love or don’t like so much. What colours do they normally wear? You also may want to speak to our team about the wearability of gemstones. Some are not as hard wearing or tough for everyday wear so this is something you’ll want to consider.


The Personal Touch

Add an additional personal touch with the piece of jewellery you choose. You may want to consider purchasing something with their birthstone, buying something that can be engraved, creating your own bracelet with an array of charms to suit their personality with Nomination or choosing an Annie Haak bracelet with a motto they live by.  There is so much choice!

Be practical

Firstly, it is always a good idea to have a rough budget in mind so you feel comfortable with the amount you are spending.

You may also wish to consider when they would wear the jewellery. If it is something they will wish to wear everyday, you’ll want to think about a harder wearing metal over something that has be made for more of a dress piece.


Don’t be shy

We understand it can sometimes be a little daunting to find the perfect item for your loved one especially if you are looking for an engagement ring. Our team are on hand to help and advise you so don’t be afraid to chat to them even if you have no idea what you are looking for. We work with jewellery because we love it and are passionate about what we sell so we enjoy speaking to you about what you are potentially looking for.


Trust your own instincts

Sometimes it is a good idea to go shopping with family and friends to make a festive day out of it. However as much as you’ll want to take their opinions and thoughts on board, don’t feel pressured into purchasing something you’re not sure about.

o% finance options, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth

It doesn’t have to be jewellery

We may have an array of jewellery pieces to suit all tastes but fear not, we also have a selection of non-jewellery items that would also make a stunning gift. Swarovski offer a gorgeous selection of crystal decorations or you may wish to think about stocking fillers such as a sparkling Swarovski pen or one of our handy home cleaning items. The choices in store really are endless.

Diamond Dazzle Stik, Drakes Jewellers, CONNOISSEURS
Swarovski Star, Swarovski Crystal Star, Swarovski Annual Edition, 2021 Star, Christmas Decoration
Drakes Jewellers Plymouth, Swarovski Gifts, Gift For Her, Gift For Her, silver Swarovski pen

Treat them to the Experience

If you’re really stuck and a bit overwhelmed with the choice consider a Drakes Gift Card. Our Gift Cards can be loaded with any value and have no expiry so your loved ones can enjoy treating themselves to something they’ll really treasure. You could even make a day of it and treat them to lunch topped with a visit to Drakes to spend their voucher.


We hope you have the most wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

With love from Drakes x