There’s a reason why you’ll find a watch atop of many Christmas lists. The dream combination of practical, wearable and special, it’s one of the best gifts you can give. But where should you start? Follow our failsafe guide and win some serious Brownie points.

his and her watches

Main man

A watch is a man’s most powerful accessory. Scarves come on and off, ties changes but a watch remains. But when buying for him, it’s easy to get a bit bewildered with technical aspects and mechanisms. Instead, focus on the look and feel. A classic, heritage-inspired piece will say he means business, while a smart watch is ideal for those wanting to synch up their tech.

“For work, think a heavyweight watch”

If he’s already got a watch he loves, gift him a second one for a different purpose. If he’s active, a watch that counts steps can be useful; if he travels, a comfy strap; or if he goes to events, a dress watch. Arm him with an on-point timepiece and he’ll be ready for any situation.

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Leading lady

A watch for a woman is about style and substance. Whether it’s a watch that blends seamlessly with her jewellery or a timepiece that’s a statement in itself, women can have fun and don a watch that’ll mix up their accessories game. When gifting for her, think about her needs. Does she need a smart watch that’ll make her life easier, a run-around watch she can wear from the shower to the school run or a glamorous watch that’ll be her serious work accessory?

“Unsure of her style? Look to her jewellery for cues”

A strap or bracelet are equally as elegant. An understated watch face is perfect for those who like a minimalist aesthetic, while a hint of sparkle will exude a luxurious feel. Take your time to get it right; she’ll appreciate it.

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