Costume jewellery can really be an attractive gift idea. Especially if it’s something you will buy from a travel to some exotic place or country. They can be made from some indigenous material and you can’t seem to pass up the chance of wanting to buy more not for your own personal use but as your gifts to friend and family for the coming holiday season. You may also discover these costume jewellery in some flea markets or craft shows and the reason why you can’t resist them is their affordably low price.
Now, you want to make sure that you will be buying costume jewellery designs that most of your recipients will love to have. It’s not something that everyone has a penchant for, but introducing one wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Here are some shopping tips when buying costume jewellery for gift –giving purposes:
1. Buy costume jewellery designs that will fit all types of recipients. For this purpose, avoid the bold ones or those that have too much dazzling effects. Keep them simple and the colors easy to match with any piece of clothing as to color and design. This doesn’t mean however, that they stay neutral or plain looking or they will lack their charm as an adornment. Choose the multi-colored designs but make sure the colors are not loud or vulgar.
2. When choosing the type of costume jewellery to give, settle for necklaces because they don’t require sizes. Rings and bracelets would be hard to give as gifts because you’re never too sure of the recipient’s size. If the costume jewellery necklaces have pendants, keep their designs conventional. It’s easier to assign a gift to a recipient if the motif or theme has a more general appeal.
3. Make sure you’re buying the season’s latest design in costume jewellery. It would be a shame to give something that no longer has the quality of being unique. For all you know, your recipient may have already received a similar item and it so happens that you are the only one who is not up to date with the latest trend. Some stores will take advantage of passing off their old stocks as new ones if they perceive that their buyer is not so knowledgeable.
4. To add an extra touch when giving them as a special gift, present them as if they were made of precious materials. Felt-lined plastic boxes with beautiful card inserts are the latest in presenting gifts especially jewelry. Treat a costume jewellery gift as nothing different. There are also specially made gift boxes handcrafted uniquely from some recycled paper materials.
Putting extra effort to ensure your intended recipient will be delighted with your gift is a way of adding sincerity to your best wishes.