If you’re stuck for Christmas gift ideas for the lady in your life, here’s a tip: you can’t go wrong with jewellery. Or, as Marilyn Monroe put it: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
No need to panic though, because when it comes down to it most women really aren’t that fussy – anything small, sparkly and preferably expensive will be received with whoops of glee, earning you more brownie points than you can ever imagine.
Of course, if you’re a typical man you’ll be doing your Christmas shopping in a single day. Not only that but a survey published last year also revealed that three quarters of men buy all their Christmas gifts in less than 3 hours!
Luckily, jewellery is the one thing that’s really easy to buy, both online and on the high street. Choose your budget, your favourite precious metal and gemstone, and off you go. Simples.
To help get you in the mood, and because music is the food of love, we’ve put together our five most precious bling and bauble related songs for you.
Spandau Ballet – Gold
Gold! Always believe in your soul! A classic of a song which deserves to be heard again and again, especially now that Tony Hadley is making a bit of a comeback in the jungle. As for gold, the precious metal itself, you really can’t go wrong here. Your only dilemma will be to choose between 9ct and 18ct…
Rihanna – Diamond (Shine Bright Like a Diamond)
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky – the perfect sentiment for choosing a truly lasting gift for the love of your life.
Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Take the hint! If your relationship is at that crucial stage, maybe now is the right time to make the ultimate commitment? Christmas marriage proposals can be very romantic…
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
Ruby is considered to be the queen of all gemstones. Revered throughout many cultures, it is the stone of passion, protection and prosperity. Not a bad intention for a special Christmas present.
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
If fine jewellery is simply out of your price range, don’t despair. There are many stunning, cheaper pieces around that can look just as amazing as the real thing. Yes, she will notice the difference, so there’s no point pretending. But if she really loves you, she’ll know that it’s the thought that counts.
Article provided by Mike James, an independent content writer in the beauty industry – working alongside companies like Body Matters Gold, who were consulted over the information in this piece.