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justpoppy Mon 11-Dec-17 22:43:07

It’s my boyfriends daughters 18th a few days after Christmas. She’s a lovely young lady and we get on really well so i’d like to buy her something from me that is beautiful and stylish (in her opinion - not necessity mine!) that’s a memorable keepsake. I’m thinking a piece of jewellery but don’t really know where to look. The obvious Pandora really isn’t her style and sadly Tiffany (which would have been my choice at 18) is out of my price range. Any ideas? Budget up to £50.

justpoppy Tue 12-Dec-17 08:23:21

Anyone got any ideas?

MarklahMarklah Tue 12-Dec-17 08:30:33

Watching as I have a similar quandary about a suitable gift for a relative.

help1978 Tue 12-Dec-17 08:40:50

Does she wear make up? What about a personalised compact/make up bag?

stayfit Tue 12-Dec-17 09:41:23

John Lewis had some silver jewellery. I can't remember the brand but for around £60 I go a nice necklace. It was good quality sterling silver. Check their website

justpoppy Tue 12-Dec-17 09:57:51

She loves make up but I bought her a make up bag last year. Personalised compact is a good idea though. I’ll have a look.

Thanks - hadn’t looked at John Lewis... night try selfridges too. Just wondered if there was a brand that all the cool kids are wearing that I had no idea about confused

Grimmfebruary Tue 12-Dec-17 09:58:54

Kate Spade does lovely bangles and earrings.

PNGirl Tue 12-Dec-17 10:04:51

Maybe look at Olivia Burton? Their watches are popular.

www.oliviaburton.com/jewellery-c122

Debby08 Tue 12-Dec-17 10:20:39

Buy her a dress watch. Something that looks classy yet can go with casual dresses.

stayfit Tue 12-Dec-17 10:32:27

https://www.johnlewis.com/hot-diamonds-trio-ring-pendant/p1494073

Something like this is what I bought

justpoppy Tue 12-Dec-17 11:11:35

That’s lovely @stayfit. How long is the chain. She prefers longer pendants.

She doesn’t wear a watch unfortunately

help1978 Tue 12-Dec-17 11:22:49

Jewellery is such a personal taste......I got so many things for my 18th that I never wore and graciously accepted so unless you’re 100% sure don’t get it! X

Sparkletastic Tue 12-Dec-17 11:26:40

Jewellery is so tricky to buy for others - particularly across generations. If anything I'd maybe go for a silver cuff or bangle. Michael Kors and Kate Spade do good ones.

justpoppy Tue 12-Dec-17 12:30:14

She has some piercings in various bit of her ears so maybe I’d be better to buy her some different jewellery for those. I’d rather buy her something I know she’ll like and i’ve trawled through all the websites mentioned and can’t see anything.

Sparkletastic Tue 12-Dec-17 12:52:29

Ah right - you referring to wanting to buy Tiffany made me think she was into trad stuff. My DD has lots of ear piercings too. Going for individual earrings is a much better plan.

Emily7708 Tue 12-Dec-17 12:53:28

A Radley purse? They have some nice ones in the sale

www.radley.co.uk/lifes-a-party-medium-zip-top-purse-ss18-7afc19/

stayfit Tue 12-Dec-17 13:28:55

Agree jewellery is personal taste. But Micheal kors etc for the price they are not even silver right? Just stylist but not sure of quality. I like some stuff here: https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/gifts/shop-by-occasion/birthdays/18th-birthday-gifts

justpoppy Tue 12-Dec-17 18:43:56

That’s my feeling re Michael kors too Stay. I’ve seen some lovely long chains on the Hush website but don’t really want to pay £35+ for something that’s not silver.

Gingefringe Tue 12-Dec-17 19:34:40

My daughter had an expensive set of make-up brushes from my SIL on her 18th and she was over the moon. They're still going strong and I expect will last for years - I think they were from Liz Earle but I think some MAC or Bobbi Brown brushes would probably go down well.

ihavetogoshoppingnow Tue 12-Dec-17 20:31:21

Links of London Or fossil have some nice stuff

JaceLancs Tue 12-Dec-17 20:49:16

Links of London or hot diamonds

flashheartscanoe Tue 12-Dec-17 21:50:41

I took my daughter to a particular shop to choose a piece of jewelry for her 18th. We had lunch afterwards, it was a lovely day. Maybe get her to choose? Or order a few things to choose from and send the rest back.

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