You have already given her the most precious jewelry she owns, her engagement ring and her wedding band… so where do you go from there?
Here are three ideas that will help you with Valentine’s Day, her birthday, your anniversary, Christmas, Hanukkah, just because, or any other occasion you celebrate!
1. Celebrate your children.
Why bring the kids into this? Because they wouldn’t be here without both of you!
Birthstones are the most obvious option to represent your kids. If you’re in a hurry, focus on getting one child’s birthstone. If you have multiple children, start with the oldest (not your favorite!) and use the other’s birthstones as future gift ideas. For example: Have a daughter born in June? Get your wife a chain necklace with a single pearl.
Want to get one piece of jewelry with all of their birthstones? Since that can mean any combination and number of gemstones, make sure you have plenty of time to put something together. Give your jeweler at least two weeks notice. Look for “mother’s” rings, necklaces, or bracelets that can incorporate multiple stones for inspiration.
Want to forgo using multiple birthstones but still represent your children? Use a single gem to represent the number of children you have. You can use all diamonds, the birthstone of the month you were married, or the traditional stone for the anniversary you are celebrating to represent your children as a result of your relationship.
2. Remember that time when…
Choose something that will invoke a memory or a special time with both of you. Remember that time when you were camping, looking at the stars, and talking about your future together? A beautiful pair of star earrings will remind her of that special moment.
If you want to refer to an inside joke, it can be risky. What might be funny to you might not be so funny to her. Beware of jokes related to making sandwiches, cleaning, cooking, bodily functions or fluids, or anything related to her eating habits and/or weight.
A good rule of thumb: Is the story or joke something you guys have laughed about already? If she hasn’t laughed yet when you mention her always stealing your fries, that’s a no-go. Want to stay really safe? Make the joke on you. And double check any return policies.
3. If you’re not sure, diamonds are always a winner.
With their sparkle, diamonds go with everything. Diamond studs go with a t-shirt and jeans. A necklace with little diamonds or a single diamond is subtle enough to wear anywhere. In our 20 year history as a store, it’s incredibly rare for a woman to want to return diamonds.
Once you’ve picked out something special, don’t undo all of your hard work and fumbling the presentation. Learn how to make giving her gift a special moment!