Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day 2017

February has arrived, and there are only 7 days to go until Valentine’s Day! If you’re still stuck for gift ideas, don’t worry. Our fabulous gift guide comprises the most thoughtful Valentine’s gifts for every personality, and will be sure to score you top marks next week.

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Is she a hopeless romantic? Has she been counting the days until Valentine’s, because she always has the perfect gift and date ideas? If she lives for classic romantic gestures, you can’t go wrong with hearts and flowers.

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Tell her exactly how you feel with a Mantra, or give her a precious keepsake with a pendant by My Token of Love. Mixing rose tones and Swarovski crystals, the new Alex and Ani collection is perfect for those who love fairy-tale romance- there’s even a Frog Prince bangle! With their timeless and elegant designs, Thomas Sabo are always a favourite for a classic romantic gift.

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Hearts and flowers not her thing? Maybe she prefers gifts with deep meaning and thought behind them. Buy her a simple symbolic piece that she can wear all day, from the office to the yoga studio.

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For a gift with deep thought behind it, respond to her psychic energy with a Daisy Chakra, or give her words to live by with a Mantra. Find a symbol that perfectly captures her with Alex and Ani’s Path of Symbols.

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Maybe she lives to look her best. Is one of her favourite things about  Valentine’s Day having an excuse to get dressed up? If her style is all-out glamorous, spoil her with something fabulous.

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With ornate filigree pendants and chiming pave sound balls, Engelsrufer lockets  are the perfect piece of sparkle with meaning. Nikki Lissoni lockets, in which each coin has its own meaning, also carry striking dazzling designs. Or, for something that’s as unique as she is, opt for precious gemstone piece by Soru– no two are the same.

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She might have told you not to do Valentine’s gifts this year- don’t fall for that trap! She maybe doesn’t want the fuss of old-fashioned romance, but a low-key and on trend piece of jewellery is perfect for her laid-back attitude.

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Steer clear of the big designer names this Valentine’s and look into up-and-coming designers with individually striking designs. A simple bangle by Life’s Journey, chosen to match her personality, is an ideal thoughtful gift. Find a Mantra that perfectly matches her free-spirited approach to life, or motivate her with a Giving Key.

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If you need some extra help, take our fabulous Valentine’s gift quiz!

 

Christmas Gift Guide: most loved for her

This time of year is for cherishing those closest to us. A beautiful and meaningful piece of jewellery is the perfect way to express how you feel about the woman in your life this Christmas. This gift guide highlights some of the romantic pieces on our customers’ wishlists this year.

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Thomas Sabo Necklaces, from £60

These sweet cubic zirconia necklaces by Thomas Sabo are the perfect piece of Christmas sparkle.

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Thomas Sabo Love Bridge, from £90

The designer’s engravable Love Bridge collection is the ultimate personal gift.

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ChloBo Bracelets, from £50

Whether she likes to wear one, or stack them high, a heart bracelet by ChloBo is sure to earn you some brownie points this Christmas.

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Daisy Heart Bark Necklace, £135

This striking bark-textured necklace comes complete with a hanging leaf- the perfect gift for any nature lover!

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Mantras from £20

Tell her exactly what she means to you with a Mantra that she can wear and repeat. Writing a loving message on the accompanying meaning card for a particularly thoughtful gift.

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Alex and Ani Arrow Providence, from £59

Symbolising direction, truth and desire, the arrow has long been a symbol of true love. Let cupid draw back his bow with this winning gift.

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Christmas Gift Guide: most wanted for them

Whether you’re buying for a daughter, a niece or a friend, the perfect jewellery gift for a teenager can become a treasured keepsake that carries them through some of life’s most important experiences. We think gifts with a powerful meaning are the perfect way to remind your loved one that they are ready to take on the world and can achieve anything they set their mind to.

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Mantra necklaces, from £20

Let your loved one know exactly how you feel with a Mantra that they can wear and repeat. Write a loving message on the accompanying meaning card for a particularly memorable gift.

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Alex and Ani bangles, £33

Bring a touch of sweetness to your loved one’s collection with these festive bangles by Alex and Ani.

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Alex and Ani Spoon Rings, £24

The US designer also has a beautiful collection of spoon rings, each inscribed with their specific meanings.

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Giving Keys, from £30

With a huge celebrity fan-base, the Giving Keys are a wonderful example of an inspiration gift with a striking design. Crafted from recycled keys, the profits from these motivational necklaces go towards rehabilitating the homeless.

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Nomination Charms, from £16

Commemorate a cherished memory or celebrate an important event with a Nomination link- we think these bright and beautiful designs are perfect for Christmas!

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Daisy London Chakra Earrings, from £39

In yogic cultures, it is traditionally believed that the seven chakras represent the seven energies of the body and that balancing your chakras will lead to health and happiness. Inspire your loved one with an intricate pair of chakra earrings by Daisy London.

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November Birthstone: Citrine

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Happy birthday, November babies! Those born in November are lucky enough to have two beautiful birthstones: citrine and topaz.

With a name derived from the French for lemon (citron), the citrine comes in a spectrum of golden-honey hues. With its bright colour and luminous clarity, this stone is traditionally associated with lightness, joy and positive energy.

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Daisy Chakra bracelets, from £59

In yogic traditions, the citrine is associated with cleansing negativity, and paving the way for motivation and success. It is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, which promotes personal power. We love these dainty filigree Chakra designs by Daisy London, which feature a sparkling citrine accent.

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Nomination citrine charms, £27

These beautiful cabochon citrine links are perfect for personalising any Nomination bracelet.

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Like the citrine, golden topaz is associated with success, opulence and the ability to meet your aspirations. Since ancient times, it has been featured in protection amulets and to heal injury.

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Alex and Ani birthstone bangles, £24

Personalise your Alex and Ani stack with a birthstone bangle.

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Solihull: Summer Trends!

The girls from fabulous Solihull have been on a spree around the town! The team visited some of their favourite shops to find out what’s trending in the town this summer…

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Bravissimo Swimwear from £32, Swatches from £32

Firstly the girls took a trip to Bravissimo in Solihull’s beautiful shopping centre, Touchwood, to take a look at this season’s most popular swimwear. The staff in Bravissimo all agreed that high-waisted bikinis are particularly on trend this summer! As well as vibrant colours such as bright orange and lime green, perfect for your summer holidays.

The Solihull girls think Swatch Watches are the perfect pool side accessory, with their bright summer colours to complement the popular vibrant bikinis this season!

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Nars Eyeshadow from £21, Alex and Ani Rings from £24

After Bravissimo the girls visited Space NK, located outside on our sunny high-street. We spoke to the staff from Nars who all said their new summer collection, Sea, Suspense and Splendor, has been very popular this season. The collection includes calming blue and dazzling gold eye-shadows, which are perfect for a summer night out with friends. Complete this look with the new Alex and Ani coastal rings.

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O-Bags from £25, ChloBo Stacks from £215

The girls also went to O-Bag, which is new to Touchwood this year, to check out this season’s trends. The staff in O-Bag said their brand new insert, ‘Tropical Flowers’ has flown off the shelves this summer. Try a White Classic Body with the Tropical Flowers insert for the perfect look! Complete your outfit with a ChloBo Stack.

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Happiness Mantra Necklaces from £45

Enjoy a Touch of Rio at Solihull’s very own beach. From the 9th July – 4th September Touchwood have built their very own beach for the public to enjoy. With activities including live music, sand art, free BBQs and a Bank Holiday Party on the 27th August there is so much to do!

Enjoy a day out here wearing our ‘Happiness’ Mantra necklace bar.

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Perfumes from £20, Daisy London Daisies from £32

Next the girls went to check out this season’s perfumes at the Fragrance Shop. The Staff recommended their favourite summer sent by Victor and Rolf, Flowerbomb. The scent is bursting with floral accords- perfect for summer! This concept reminds us of one of our favourite brands at fabulous – Daisy; we think Flowerbomb and Daisy jewellery are a match made in Heaven.

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Cocktails at Turtle Bay from £6.95, Take What You Need Necklaces from £42.50

Last but not least the girls took a visit to Turtle Bay, which is brand new to Solihull this summer. Enjoy Caribbean-themed cocktails and food in the outside seated area, perfect for a summer night out with family or friends. The Turtle bay staff said Raspberry Reggae has been the most popular cocktail this summer.

The girls at fabulous Solihull think our eclectic new brand, Take What You Need, would be the perfect accessory to sparkle during a summer night at Turtle Bay.

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Trend Alert: The Yogi

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For those of you in touch with your spiritual side, the reinvigorating summer sunshine serves as the perfect motivation to achieve a healthy mind, body and soul. A summer holiday for you  is a state of mind, a place of extreme relaxation, recuperation and positivity. Your wardrobe consists of the latest athleisure brands and your dream destination is a yoga retreat in the Ibizan hills, fashionable and free!

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Daisy London Chakras from £39

We love the new Chakra collection by Daisy, which features beautiful filigree motifs of all seven chakras on bracelets, rings and necklaces, in gold, rose gold and silver. In Yogic traditions, the chakras are the seven centres of spiritual power in each body; physical manifestations in the human body of each spiritual energy. It is thought that perfectly balancing all seven chakras is the key to a healthy and happy life. Read our fabulous guide to help you find your chakra.

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ChloBo Luna Soul from £35

The stunning Luna Soul collection by ChloBo, inspired by the moon, features healing labradorite, calming pink aventurine and grey agate, a harmonious stone said to balance yin and yang energy. The perfect collection to stack high at a meditative retreat!

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Take What You Need from £21.50

Take What You Need is a interchangeable bar jewellery collection from Dutch designer Mi Moneda. Change up your necklace or bracelet depending on your mood, and draw strength, passion or inspiration from a word bar. We also love the collection’s striking filigree word rings!

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The Giving Keys from £30

Working with charities such as the LA Downtown Women’s Center to rehabilitate the homeless, The Giving Keys recycle old keys into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewellery stamped with a motivational word. Proudly wear your STRENGTH, BELIEVE or FEARLESS key or padlock for inspiration or good karma.

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Bath: Summer Trends in the City!

The girls from fabulous Bath have been on a spree in the beautiful Southgate shopping centre! The team visited some of their favourite shops to find out what’s trending in the city this summer…

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Malia Bikini by Boux Avenue from £10, Ice Watches from £49.95

First up, the girls visited Boux Avenue to check out this season’s best-selling swimwear. The Boux Avenue team agreed unanimously that black, pink and lime-green were on-trend this summer. Boux Avenue’s Jessica had a high-waisted two-piece at the top of her wishlist for her holiday in the Maldives.

The Bath girls think Ice watches, with their vibrant colours and bold designs, are the perfect pool-side accessory to complement the trending bright swimsuits- especially since they’re waterproof!

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Berkeley Street, South Molton Street and Uptown by Nails Inc. £15, Nikki Lissoni Coins from £23

After Boux Avenue, the girls paid Debenhams a visit, and spoke to the girls at the Nails Inc. bar. The Nails Inc. girls agreed that the most popular nail shades are pretty pinks this summer: the best-sellers are South Molton Street, Berkeley Street and Uptown. Nail technician Emily told the girls that Berkeley Street was her favourite shade because it matches her personality perfectly- bright, cheerful and fun!

The Bath girls love these polishes and would mix and match the three shades. They think a rose gold Nikki Lissoni carrier would complement these colours perfectly, especially when paired with a rose gold or silver coin.

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Daisy Blush by Marc Jacobs from £42.99, Daisy London Daisies from £32

The girls also went to The Perfume Shop to sample some of the season’s most popular scents. They found that the top-selling fragrance this summer was Daisy Blush by Marc Jacobs: floral, sweet and perfect for summer. We think that Daisy Blush and jewellery by Daisy London are a match made in heaven!

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Ellie from The Perfume Shop recommended her favourite perfume- La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. Living up to its name, meaning life is beautiful, this scent is bold, and has notes of orange blossom and jasmine. Wear it with the Life is Beautiful Mantra for the perfect pairing.

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Benetints by Benefit £24.50, Druzy Rocks from £19

The girls also visited the Benefit counter in Boots to hear the latest beauty buzz. According to the Benefit team, their lip and cheek tints- Chachatint, Lollitint and Posietint- are flying off the shelves this summer. The tints are designed to add a subtle pop of colour for enhancing natural beauty. This concept reminds us of one our favourite collections at fabulous– Druzy Rocks, which features lustrous natural agate to celebrate natural beauty and colour!

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Alex and Ani Deep Sea from £24, Chocs-to-Chill by Hotel Chocolat £22.50

 

Last- but definitely not least- the girls indulged their sweet-tooth at Hotel Chocolat.  After a tempting tour of the store, the Hotel Chocolat team told the girls that the Chocs-to-Chill selection is the perfect light treat this summer, with a selection of fruity flavours and a delectable vibrant appearance.

We at fabulous believe in the more, the merrier- whether it comes to chocolate or jewellery! So treat yourself to a chocolate box and stack up on jewellery; we love the colourful and fun Deep Sea collection by Alex and Ani, which features something for everyone.

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