It’s November, and although Christmas is less than 55 days away, it doesn’t hurt to stock up on items. After all, many people like to shop well in advance in order to avoid the rush and crowds. It also makes it easier to think things through and find that special and perfect gift for everyone on your customers’ lists.
Here at House of Jewellery, we’ll help you find some unique, cool, and unexpected gifts for your store and save some time sifting through endless jewellery catalogues and knick knack wholesaler stores.
Just about everyone owns a charm bracelet these days, and if they don’t, chances are they’ve got their eye on one or two. Charms come in all sorts of themes and styles, there’s something for just about everyone: mermaids and anchors are very popular right now, as well as unicorns, and you can’t go wrong with a hobby. Sterling silver charms make up the majority of those on sale, but it doesn’t mean you have to only carry sterling silver.
Books are a bit tricky because they come in such a wide variety of options. Genres, plot, character development, and an author’s ability to tell a story are all factors that can make or break the gift. However, humorous books, novelty books, and biographies usually do the trick.
3. DIY Salsa
Everybody likes salsa, so why not spice up by giving the gift that’ll keep giving? The Salsa Grow Kit comes with a variety of seeds including tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro for the DIY master or the hard-to-shop-for person. It’s a great product to have handy for vegetarians, or generally anyone who likes a little extra spice in their life.
4. Novelty Clocks
People are investing into all kinds of cool, unique, and unusual clocks these days. A simple search on Google can pull up results on all kinds of interesting options. Or, if you’re more creative and want to give a personal touch, why not make one? There are DIY tutorials all over the internet including photo frame clocks, LEGO men, and colourful options for artists. These days people love artisan and handmade objects.
Who doesn’t like earrings? Just like charms, it’s a great way to play it safe, but there are so many options it can be hard to choose from. Butterflies, love knots, jackets, and bars are all safe bets. Dior earrings are very popular right now, and with these inspired ones being so pretty, it’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
6. Personalized Jewellery
Personalized jewellery is always a thoughtful and classic gift. Charms and necklaces with a single letter are a simple and elegant gift idea. Right now this number pendant necklace style is very popular. Engraving is another great way to show you care with an extra bit of creativity. People are going crazy over the bar necklace style, so mention to customers to put someone’s name on it. Dog tags are always nice for something larger like an image or a quote. Another classic and subtle option is to buy something with someone’s birthstone on it. You can find ruby stone pendant sets, rose colour amethyst earrings, and just about any birthstone in some form of jewellery – it doesn’t have to be specifically marketed as specially for birth months.
7. Smartphone Vase Holder
One of those that’s-such-a-good-idea-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that gift ideas is a vase that doubles as a phone stand. It’s a great way to hide any eye sores of mangled charging cords that you don’t want people to see. Although it’s labelled as something to sit on someone’s bedside, it’s charming enough to go in any room; a kitchen, a study, or living room. Wherever the person puts it, it’ll be a cute addition to any home.
8. Instant Photo Printer
Remember back in the day of Polaroids? You should, because they’re making a huge comeback. People are investing in film again, so why not get a printer that can produce images straight from a phone? It’s a great way to actually remember to give someone the pictures from the special moments in life like that huge family vacation or a birthday. Lifeprint offers that, as well as the option to print videos – yes, videos.
9. Coldbrew Coffee Maker
Let’s face it, coffee’s expensive. It doesn’t matter what company you frequent or how plain the latte art is, buying from your favourite café more than twice a week can get pricey. For those who need that extra caffeine boost, why not invest in a coffee maker – specifically a cold brew one. Not only does it give the gift of caffeine, but also the gift of pocket change and a less waste.
Cufflinks are a great way to make a statement, whether it be a pair of novelty hockey sticks or classy love knots. They add a sense of personality, and when pulled of correctly, prevent sleeves from looking like wizard’s sleeves – and no one wants to be that person.
Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar – and the same can be said about rings. They don’t have to be a symbol of love or romance, and can be given as a gift. Considering the immense creativity that’s been put into rings recently, trendy rings are a great way for someone to show off their personality and style. Stock up cat rings for cat lovers, or laurels for the history buffs, and squares for the person who thinks outside the box. The hottest trends in rings right now? The Tiffany mesh ring style is very popular and a safe bet.
12. Rose Gold
Within the past few years, the rose colour gold has taken over the jewellery world. Everywhere you look, there’s rose gold: necklaces, rings, earrings – it’s hard to escape from. Considering how good it looks with anything and can be styled to go with just about any look, definitely consider it as an alternative to silver or gold.
Everyone appreciates a nice necklace. Whether it’s a choker, gold plated, or something on the simple side, necklaces are always a safe way to put a smile on someone’s face. Be sure to stock up, though, because due to necklaces being such a common gift, they sell out pretty quickly.
14. Gift Cards
Gift cards, gift certificates – whatever you want to call them, some kind of store credit is a popular gift. It isn’t as impersonal as cash, yet it gives someone the option to choose what they want to buy as well. Some stores choose to go with a simple design, or if you’re creative, try to think of something memorable.
15. Holiday Themed Gift
If all else fails, go for the holiday themed items. Nothing says Happy Holidays like candy cane studs or reindeer necklaces. Snowflakes will last a bit longer since they’re acceptable as long as it’s winter. If you carry novelty merchandise, ugly sweaters are always a great gag gift.