Christmas Gift Guide: most inspirational gifts for friends

This Christmas, give your friend that little bit of inspiration to see them into the new year full of hope and ideas. The right piece of jewellery lets them know that you have the utmost faith in them, and believe that they can achieve anything they set their mind to in 2017.

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Mantras, from £20

Honour your bond with a claddagh- a traditional Irish symbol of love, loyalty and friendship. Reassure any long distance friends that no number of miles can come between you with a best friend set.

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Take What You Need necklaces, from £38

Encourage your friend’s creativity with an interchangeable bar necklace by Take What You Need. Engraveable, and with infinite customisation options, this beautiful collection has something to inspire everyone.

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Alex and Ani March Inspiration: Sinade Prosser

The Beauty of Friendship

The Beauty of Friendship

Anna has been my best friend forever! We met in Primary school, at the age of 5 and have been truly inseparable ever since. Throughout our Secondary School and 6th Form years we barely spent an evening apart, and if we had too, you could bet we’d spend the entire evening on the phone to each other, much to our parents annoyance.

After 6th form, we were split up for University studies; I stayed in Birmingham to study at the School of Jewellery, whilst Anna abandoned me for Nottingham to study Sociology. This was the longest time we’d spent away from each other and the longest time we have ever gone without speaking everyday, it was quite a change. Nevertheless, whenever she visited it was like we’d never been apart, there has never been any awkwardness. We didn’t dwell on things we’d missed out on and were just happy to make the most of our time together.

When we completed our degrees, Anna returned to Birmingham and after a few years and a few different jobs we’ve ended up working at the same company. Working with Anna has always been fun, we have very different responsibilities at fabulous, and although we spend a few days a week together, we always make the most of our down time together – particularly our nights out dancing!

This year, in our year of positive change we are completing the ‘fabulous 50k’ walk where we will walk between our Leamington and Solihull stores. We’ve now started our training meeting each other before and after work to prepare ourselves for this incredible challenge. Training last week, we realised how great it is to be training together, giving us much more dedicated time to chat and giggle as well as support and inspire each other.

The Claddagh Bangle £24

The Claddagh Bangle £24

So far we’ve always been there for each other, through life’s highs and lows, and we’ve been there to celebrate each others biggest achievements. We’ve had different experiences and different circles of friends but our bond of friendship has remained strong throughout.

In this year of positive change, and the fabulous 50km looming I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge together, if anyone will get me to finish a 10 hour walk it’ll be Anna!

Want to walk the fabulous 50k with us? Find out more about the challenge here

Tell us how you’re planning to change your life this year, and you could win a different bangle each month. One lucky winner will win £150 at the end of the year to create their own stack of Alex and Ani bangles, bursting with positive energy!

Just let us know how your FRIENDSHIP has changed or will change your life this year. One lucky winner will be picked out on March 31st to win the Claddagh Disc bangle. Let us know on Twitter or Facebook or send us an email to #positivechange

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