Christmas is just around the corner, and with that said, you are probably starting to think about gifts for your loved ones. But finding the perfect gift isn’t always easy…
You want to give a gift that is appreciated, makes an impression, and ideally, lasts a lifetime.
A watch is a gift that ticks all of these boxes and has proven to be an appreciated and memorable gift for years to come.
If you have decided to gift a watch as a Christmas gift, you have already completed the first step, which is to actually decide on a gift. The second part can be equally as challenging, which is to then decide on the actual watch to give. This first requires that you know the person to understand what they like, but then also take into consideration a number of different factors in order to gift a watch that the receiver will love.
In this article, we will go through the most important things to consider when gifting a watch for Christmas.
The first thing you need to decide when buying a gift is your budget. Because of the vast selection of watches in all kinds of price ranges, setting a budget for your gift will allow you to circle in what you have to choose from.
Watches vary a lot in price, but the good news is that there is plenty of choose from in all price ranges. That said, you can be sure to find the perfect watch regardless of your budget.
Style and design
The next thing you want to take into consideration is the style and design of the watch. Knowing the receiver well will allow you to know what they like and what they don’t like, which will be helpful in deciding on a watch that will suit their style.
Some questions you can ask yourself is:
- Do they mostly dress formal or casual?
- Are they sporty or classy?
- Do they prefer gold or steel?
On one side of the spectrum, you have sports watches such as divers, and on the other side of the spectrum, you have elegant dress watches. Try to think about what style they have. Would they prefer a classy and discreet dress watch, or would they prefer something more sporty such as a diver’s watch?
Their lifestyle also goes into this category, as a sports watch is generally more suitable for those with an active lifestyle, whilst those who tend to mostly wear formal clothes may prefer a dress watch.
You also want to think about the size of the watch. Watches can vary greatly in size, and the diameter is generally the most common way of measuring them. The diameter can usually range from as small as 28mm, which is only for women, up to more than 50mm.
If they have large wrists, it is probably wise to opt for a watch that is a bit bigger. But at the same time, it is also about preference. Some people enjoy wearing smaller watches even if they have large wrists. And on the contrary, some people enjoy wearing larger watches although they have small wrists.
Try to understand which size on the watch is right for them.
Brand and movement
This has partly to do with your budget, but there is more to it than that. Whether or not they are watch enthusiasts is also something to consider, as this should affect the brand and the type of watch you opt for.
Furthermore, while some people aspire to own a Rolex watch, it will not fit into a budget of 1000 Euros.
Watch enthusiasts tend to have a preference for Swiss watches as these are known to have high quality and are made from fine Swiss watchmaking. With that said, you may want to look for a Swiss watch brand.
If, on the other hand, the person does not know anything about watches, you may want to consider buying a watch from a brand that they do know. Many fashion brands make watches, both affordable and more premium made with fine Swiss watchmaking techniques, depending on the brand. The first-mentioned is usually known as fashion watches. These include brands like Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, etc.
At the same time, we also have fashion brands that focus on making premium watches such as Ralph Lauren, Cartier, Hermès, etc. These combine high-quality fine timepieces, with well-known and reputable brands.
Watch enthusiasts also tend to favour mechanical watches above quartz (batter-powered). At the same time, those who solely wear watches for telling the time, or simply as a fashion accessory, may prefer a quartz watch for their accuracy and ease-of-use.
Also, have in mind that when it comes to mechanical watches, there are both premium and affordable options. The same goes for Swiss vs non-swish brands. There are plenty of non-swish brands that make high-quality timepieces, such as Seiko, Nomos, and many more.
All of these things require a bit more in-depth knowledge about the receiver, but if you do know the answers to them, it will be so much easier for you to find the perfect watch.
The Gift of a Lifetime
Finding the perfect Christmas gift is not easy. How do you find a gift that is appreciated, leaves an impression, and is remembered for a long time to come? A watch is a type of gift that is able to tick all those boxes and many more. A wristwatch can last for years and even generations, and work as a daily reminder of the person who gifted it.
If you want to make the gift even more special, you can also engrave it wi