Four Tips for Gifting Personalised Jewellery to Grandma
Even our loving grandmas can be disappointed by a bad gift. But you know they will be overwhelmed with love when you give them a thoughtful one! Here are a few tips to help make sure you give grandma an unforgettable piece of jewellery.
- Style - What kind of jewelry does she typically wear? Is she more classic or trendy? Does she prefer simple or ornate pieces? Once you have a good understanding of her style, you can narrow down your options. A great way to do some investigate work is to look back through pictures of grandma, especially from family events. She is likely to wear her favorite jewellery at important family events and holidays.
- Quality - As you likely already know, grandma has much more experience than you and she isn't fooled easily. For most grandma's this is even more true with jewellery. She'll know the difference between solid gold and plated gold, quality craftmanship and factory-made, and low vs high quality gems. We suggest that if you're going to gift grandma jewellery you make sure it's high quality.
- Price - If your grandma survived the great depression like mine did, she may be a little more price sensitive than other grandparents. If that's the case, just be sure not to go over the top (even if it doesn't feel like a lot of money for you). Consider starting with a personalised bracelet or earrings. Or, consider having the gift come from multiple family members to the cost is distributed.
- Personalisation - Your favorite part of gifting personalised jewellery to grandma will probably be when you explain to her the hidden message behind her beautiful piece of jewellery. Only you know the right message to encode for grandma, but from our experience initials, important dates, and lucky numbers have had the biggest emotional response.
If you have questions about how to choose the right piece of jewellery for grandma or how to personalise it, let us know and we'll do what we can to help.