fabulous5 – Valentine’s Day

Take a look at our fabulous 5! We bring you a fab5 edit for every special occasion. If you’re looking for the  ‘most wanted’ Valentine’s Day present then look no further. Whether you’re after something romantic, personal, fashionable or all of the above – we’ve got it wrapped up (literally, did we mention that we do FREE gift wrap). To help you get that something extra special, this weekend we’re offering our customers 15% off, just enter code MEN2013 at the checkout! (starts now and ends Sunday 11.59PM offer excludes Pandora and Thomas Sabo)

Lulu Guinness for fabulous

Lulu Guinness for fabulous

Lulu Guinness watches,  £150

These Lulu Guinness watches are a fabulous favourite, so they had to be in our fab5! Lulu’s signature lips are emblazoned across these watches making them the perfect Valentine’s Day present. Choose from a variety of designs,  from pastel candy stripes, to this seasons monochrome and on to bright and kitsch designs. We were delighted to be one of the first stockists of these fabulous watches and have one of the biggest selections online – so have a browse.

Valentine: For someone who loves quirky British design and loves fashion. She’s playful, chic and stylish.

fabulous Valentine tip: Perhaps the tag could read, ‘it’s about time we met’

Blossom Necklaces from fabulous

Blossom Necklaces from fabulous

Blossom, Key to my Heart Necklace in Gold, £104 and Heart of Flowers Necklace in Sterling Silver, £112

Everyone at fabulous loves the Blossom collection, even those who don’t usually like delicate, romantic jewellery – but Blossom have created a collection that is easy to fall in love with! The delicate, modern and romantic designs make the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and you can choose from traditional romantic symbols, like hearts and keys to stand alone pieces like the intricate bird houses.

Valentine:  For someone who loves romance and sentiment. She’ll still have the cinema tickets from your first date!

fabulous Valentine tip: There’s nothing more romantic than a gentleman fastening your necklace for you – so give her the necklace just before you go out, when she’s all dressed up!

Nomination Bracelet from fabulous

Nomination Bracelet from fabulous

Nomination Starter Bracelet and Links, prices start from £16

Composeable jewellery is an ideal gift for Valentine’s Day and we love the thousands of charms you can choose from Nomination. You buy a bracelet (made up of 19 links) with a starter link (prices start from just £25 for a full bracelet) and then add to the bracelet for every occasion. You can choose from hearts, flowers and initials, to dates, travel destinations and hobbies. You could also pick one of our ready-made starter bracelets like above, with cupid, two hearts and an initial of your choice.

Valentine: She’ll love fashion and probably already have quite a bit of arm candy (this means several bracelets she wears daily), she’ll also be sentimental and remember special occasions.

fabulous Valentine tip: A week or month later surprise her with another link for her Nomination bracelet, just because you love her and it doesn’t take Valentine’s Day to tell her that!

Thomas Sabo Bracelet from fabulous

Thomas Sabo Bracelet from fabulous

Thomas Sabo Belcher Bracelet with free Love Charm, £34.95

Thomas Sabo mixes the traditional idea of a charm bracelet with modern design and accessories. The Belcher Bracelet is a classic look, but the clasped charms vary from traditional to whacky! This allows the wearer to create a truly bespoke piece of jewellery, enabling them to build a traditional charm bracelet or a bright homage to their favourite Disney film

The great thing about composeable jewellery is you can add to it on every special occasion, building a fabulous history of your relationship – each and every charm will be special to her.

Valentine: She’ll like one-of-a-kind pieces, be creative and sentimental.

fabulous Valentine tip: Thomas Sabo do a great jewellery box, why not get her one to house her collection.

Ice Love watch at fabulous

Ice Love watch at fabulous

Ice Love Watch, available in Pink, White and Purple, prices start from £85

These fabulous watches have proved very popular across all of our stores.  The current sponsors of the hit ITV show Take Me Out, Ice has risen sharply to fame and has become the watch brand to wear.  These quality watches at an affordable price are perfect for the season of love, available in Bright Pink and Purple as well as cool Ice White with crystals – these are the perfect watches to be seen in!

Valentine: She’ll love bright colours and a bit of bling and not be afraid to stand out in the crowd

fabulous Valentine Tip: Why not buy your special someone a bouquet of flowers to match the colour of the watch – that should earn you some serious brownie points!

Valentine’s Day: How to choose jewellery for your loved one

Jo Stroud, owner of fabulous

Jo Stroud, owner of fabulous

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon (14th February, gents) so we thought we’d speak to someone in the know about choosing jewellery – our very own Jo Stroud, owner of fabulous. Picking a Valentine’s present for that special someone in your life doesn’t need to be stressful, it should be an enjoyable experience, so we spoke to Jo to get some top tips when it comes to buying something extra special for your better half.

Where do I start?
Does your wife or girlfriend wear jewellery every day, or only for special occasions? Decide whether you want to get her something really special, or something she can wear every day to remind her of you.

Take the hint…
Listen out for hints, or go shopping together, pop into fabulous and see which designers she hovers around! Also, does she already have a charm bracelet – maybe Pandora, Nomination, Thomas Sabo or Trollbeads – or a favourite piece of jewellery? If she does, then let us know, we’ll be able to suggest additions to these pieces.

Steal…well, borrow
If there’s something she loves and keeps for very special occasions, bring it in. Any of our in-store team will be able to suggest other designers that share a similar look. Or if she has a favourite outfit, take a sneaky pic of it on your phone and bring that in – we can match something to it.

Rings can seem like the hardest item to get right, but it’s easy to get the right size. Simply slip one of her rings on your finger and note where it reaches. If you think you’ll forget, mark it with a pen! This will make it easy to pick the right ring size when you come into store.

Pay attention to the colours she wears – is her existing jewellery typically Silver or Gold? Or maybe Rose Gold, which is very fashionable right now? Are there any colours of clothes she wears more often? Or maybe a favourite handbag? Her hair colour, skin tone and outfits will all help us choose great jewellery to suit her, so show us a picture of her.

Be romantic…
Come armed with special dates, her favourite flower, the best holiday you’ve ever had, special people in her life. This will help us select initials, colours or items that will remind her of this special time. Think of how long you’ve been together too, or where you met, all perfect things to add that special sentiment to your present.

So come on guys, it’s really not that hard! We’re all here to help, in-store and on-line. Or if you want some friendly advice over the phone, give our web team a call on 0845 4509334 and we can point out some things on our website that she might like.

Looking for some inspiration? Head to our Valentine’s Day page for some ideas!

Make Valentine’s Day fabulous!