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How to Shop For Holiday Gifts

The holiday season can be a great time of visiting family and friends. Leading up to the day we get to spend time with loved ones though can often be incredibly stressful! One of the tasks many find to be the most stressful during the holiday season is shopping for holiday gifts, especially when it comes to finding the perfect gift for a mother, grandmother, wife, or any other significant woman in your life. That’s why we’ve created this short, nearly fool-proof list of how to find the perfect gift for the important ladies in your life.

1) Start online

One thing we’re thankful for this year is how easy online shopping has become over the years. For most of us, shopping online is now second nature and can be done in a jiffy. Online shopping not only makes the actual purchasing of the product both faster and easier (no holiday shopping lines!) but it also makes your research and browsing process far less stressful. Nearly any major retailer you typically visit in store will have all their products, and sometimes more, available online. Take the stress out of shopping with the crowds by finding your gifts from the comfort of your own home.

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2) Jewelry lasts forever

What is it about women and their love for jewelry? Maybe it’s the sparkle and beauty or possibly that it’s a way to preserve a memory you can remember every day. Whatever the case, nearly all women love to receive jewelry from loved ones. On the receiving end, it’s a great gift that can last forever, as long as a quality item is received. On the giving end, jewelry can be a truly meaningful gift to give. The bonus about giving jewelry is that it is also fairly easy to shop for. We mentioned earlier that shopping online is a great way to reduce stress when it comes to holiday shopping, and jewelry is a great gift to find online. Another great thing about giving jewelry as a gift is that you have many options to choose items that don’t require a particular fit. Earrings, necklaces, and brooches for example are a one-size-fits-all option you can choose.

One important thing to consider when choosing jewelry however is the stone or gem in the piece. Many women prefer a particular stone to others. If you’re not sure what type of stone your family or friend likes, it’s best to go with something that is most commonly liked and well received, like alexandrite jewelry.

3) Make sure it comes from the heart

Whatever you choose to give, as long as you’ve put thought into your gift and given thought to what that individual may enjoy. If you’ve put thought into your gift it will be apparent to whoever receives it. The whole point of giving a gift to someone you love is to show that you love them and spent the time to put thought into finding something they will enjoy!

Written by Chris Fondell of Alaska Jewelry, a goldsmith gallery store located in Sitka, Alaska, devoted to selling Alaska’s finest jewelry.