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!

 

NEW Alex & Ani: Love is in The Air

It’s here- the Alex & Ani Valentine’s collection has landed at fabulous! The Love is in The Air collection is inspired by all the meaningful connections- big or small- that we make throughout our lives. With sweet designs in rose and mint tones, adorned with Swarovski crystals, the collection is a vibrant celebration of the universal power of love.

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Alive With Love Set of 5, £110

For the first time ever at fabulous, Alex and Ani have released a set of 5 bangles for a special price of £110. The set includes an eclectic mix of metal and glass beaded bangles, Swarovski details and a Path of Symbols charm bangle in the trademark rafaelian gold and silver finishes.

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Because I Love You Set of 3, £84

Those of you who prefer a shiny finish will be pleased to hear that the collection also features a shiny colour infusion set of 3 at the special price of £84.

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Love Cuffs, £37

An exciting new addition to the collection are the Love Cuffs, embossed with an intricate pattern and accented with Swarovski crystals.

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Love Wrap Ring, £24

As well as reintroducing the popular arrow and heart wraps from last year’s collection, Alex & Ani have designed a beautiful love wrap ring that adjusts to fit the wearer.

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Christmas Gift Guide: sparkling gifts for her

Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle at Christmas? Dazzle her with these striking pieces, set in crystal.

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Tresor Paris necklaces, from £20

The latest collection from Tresor Paris features cubic zirconia pave on modern and minimalist sterling silver jewellery. We love this combination of classic sparkle and contemporary design.

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Thomas Sabo Love Coins, from £25.95

With different colour, shape, design and engraving options, Love Coins by Thomas Sabo are the perfect personal gift. We love the cubic zirconia-studded designs for that extra bit of Christmas sparkle.

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Engelsrufer necklaces from £118

Engelsrufer designs ornate filigree lockets which each encase a chiming soundball with its own special meaning. Add an angel wing pendant for a truly heavenly gift this festive season.

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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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Gifts For Her: Cheat Sheet

At fabulous, we (naturally) believe that jewellery is the ultimate gift for her this Christmas. Whether it’s an elegant necklace, or a striking stack of bangles, giving jewellery  is the perfect romantic expression. Show your loved one just what they mean to you with a personal and precious gift that can be worn as a reminder of love at all times.

But finding a piece of jewellery that is just right can be tricky, so we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help you choose that perfect present…

Cheat #1: Sentiment, or sparkle, or both? 

What do you want your gift to say to her? Do you want to tell her just how you feel with a personal token of love, or spoil her rotten with something sparkling and beautiful?

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Thomas Sabo Love Bridge from £125, Cherish Lockets from £157, Life’s Journey Bangles from £175

If you’re looking for a sentimental keepsake, an engravable collection such as Love Bridge by Thomas Sabo, which can be inscribed with something unique and meaningful, is the ideal gift. Also consider a gift designed to reflect her personality and experiences, such as a bangle by Life’s Journey, or a Cherish locket by Dower & Hall.

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Tresor Paris necklaces from £20

If you want to dazzle her with a precious piece of luxe, consider elegant and timeless styles that always shine at Christmas, such as these contemporary designs by Tresor Paris.

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Engelsrufer sets from £118, Thomas Sabo Love Coins from £25.95

And there’s no need to compromise when you can have both- choose a gift that’s imbued with meaning and accented with crystal, such as an Engelsrufer locket, or a selection of Love Coins by Thomas Sabo.

Cheat #2: Gold, Rose Gold or Silver? 

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Nikki Lissoni sets from £86

Probably the most important thing to bear in mind when gifting jewellery is which precious metal she prefers: does she wear gold, rose gold or silver?

If you aren’t sure, think about the jewellery she owns. Also consider her wardrobe: if she prefers cool shades, such as navy and grey, silver is the perfect complementary metal. If she loves warm rusty shades, such as browns, reds and olives, gold is the ideal accent. Rose gold pairs beautifully with chic neutral and pastel shades.

Cheat #3: What’s her style? 

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Take What You Need 2 bar sets from £81

To choose a gift that screams her, it’s important to make sure it perfectly suits her style. If you’re having trouble pinning down her look, consider her style icons: does she love the all-out glamour of Hollywood starlets? Or does she prefer the classic elegance of Kate Middleton?

When choosing a design or style, also think about whether she loves:

  • Colour: if she loves all things bold and and bright, look for designs that incorporate vibrant gems and natural stones.
  • Sparkle: if she loves to sparkle, look for crystals and pave.
  • Words: does she like to wear designs with words? What words would mean the most to her? What would she like engraved?

To help you out, we’ve created some ready-made sets to suit every style, such as those above by Take What You Need.

 

Check out our gift guide for her for more inspiration, and look out for our #fabhints appearing over social in the next weeks!

Solihull: Autumn Trends on the High Street

The Fabulous Solihull team have been on a spree around Solihull’s stunning town centre! The girls visited some of their favourite stores to find out what’s trending this autumn.

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Mint Velvet Knits from £45, Life’s Journey from £35

Firstly the girls took a trip down the high street to brand new designer clothes store Mint Velvet. The staff here pointed out some lovely staple items for your autumn wardrobe, including long tunic style jumpers. Mint Velvet have a lot of lovely classic clothes, perfect to wear day or night with our new in-house brand Life’s Journey.

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Office chelsea boots from £34.95, Alex and Ani bangles from £24

As it’s getting colder the girls then walked over to Office to check out the new seasonal boots. The staff at office were very helpful and showed us their best-sellers so far this autumn. The Chelsea boots are definitely a favourite and would look perfect with an autumnal stack of Alex and Ani for a day trip out!

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Benefit Lip Kit £24.50, Fervor Bangles from £45

After Office, the girls wanted to check out the latest make up trends and headed to Boots in Mell Square. We spoke to the staff at the Benefit Counter who showed us one product in particular- The Big Sexy Lip Kit; this is new in and includes four different matte lipsticks, all perfect for autumn. The shade ‘Flame Game’, a lovely orange/coral colour, is bang on trend this season and would look great paired up with our new Fervor Montreal Bangles with their bright vibrant colours!

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Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent from £66, Nomination charms from £11

Next the team went to the Fragrance shop to sample some of the newest perfumes for this season. The staff at said they found the bestselling fragrance this season to be the Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris perfume. This bold and floral scent is perfect for this time of year, it also comes in an iconic multi-faceted bottle which is a must have for your dressing table! Add some Glamour into your life with this fragrance and why not team it up with the new glamorous Nomination Collection, Glitter Nights.

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Beech House cocktails from £6, Nikki Lissoni sets from £100

 

After a few hours of shopping the fabulous girls decided they deserved a rest so headed to the Beech House to check out their menu. With its buzzing atmosphere and welcoming bar and restaurant, the newly opened Beech House is a great place to meet up with friends and family at the heart of Solihull. Not only is the American-style menu mouth-watering, the cocktails look very tempting! Enjoy a Girls night out at the Beech House and add a little Sparkle to the night with one of our Nikki Lissoni Sets.

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