Mickella Anderson: Youthlink Writer
Forget chocolate and roses. Thanks to our friends at Royale Jewellers, we're showing you how to add a little spark this Valentine's Day - pun intended.
Check out these cool gift ideas for him/her to match any stage of your relationship. The best part is, they're all under $3,500!
Zero to two months - The honeymoon stage
The relationship is new and you probably want to do the most to impress bae, but not too much to overwhelm him/her.
To stay on the safe side, go for a nice necklace/chain with his/her initial as a pendant - just to raise the bar a bit. The idea is to be thoughtful without seeming too attached.
Three to six months - Dating
By now you're out of the woods and the relationship is really starting to pick up. At this point, you would have observed bae's taste/style to be able to pick out a favourable pair of earrings or her or his most likely choice of bracelet. Be careful, though, especially if bae is the picky type.
Seven months to a year - Committed
You've had some clarity and this is the relationship you're committed to, after all the ups and downs, and ins and outs. When it comes to gifts, this is when you really want to 'up' your game a bit. Get him/her a nice watch - it's a little pricey, but it's worth the investment. If you really want to show some thought, aim for matching your bae's personality to the type of watch, for example, the sporty type, gym freak, techie, bookworm, etc.
Over a year - In it for the long run
Hats off to you! At this point, it's all hands on deck and you're looking to really make a point this Valentine's Day. Since you guys already seem like the old married couple, the next best thing to the big 'E' word is a promise ring. It's thoughtful, less complicated, and it really makes a statement!
Check out these pieces and more at Royale Jewellers, Shop #8 Tropical Plaza, 12 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10. Telephone: 908-4301.