Women have been literally wearing the time on their sleeves since the early 1800's, when the first wristwatches were known as ‘wristlets’. Since then, styles have changed, and today there is such a proliferation of weird and wonderful timepieces available that a watch might just tell the world what sort of person its wearer is, as well as the time.
There are glitzy, blinged-out dress watches, sleek, elegant stainless steel stalwarts and whirring, gleaming chronographs. There are even womens watches styled like neon arcade buttons for gamers, biodegradable watches for the environmentally conscious and, most recently, watches that can integrate with digital devices. Buying a woman a watch as a present can be quite personal, but it can be a touching and practical gift that will stay close to its recipient for a lifetime.
These days, the first port of call for most savvy shoppers is, of course, Google. It’s the swiftest way to help you find what you really want when you’re shopping for the perfect watch. The power of shopping for something like a watch online is that you can find something truly unique. If you’re buying for a quirky or artsy person there will be sites out there to suit you and there are also larger chains and even supermarkets offering these goods.
If you’re buying a watch as a Mother’s Day gift, an anniversary present, or to commemorate some other special occasion like a milestone birthday or a graduation, and you have very little money to spare, it might be worth considering buying a vintage watch. Remember to take it to a local watch repair shop and have it cleaned and the batteries changed before you give it to your loved one.
To add the personal touch, use an engraving service to etch a meaningful message, a line from their favorite poem or your loved one’s name into the back. Then, all that’s left is to find a beautiful box in which to stow your trinket.