Gift and Special Occasion Watches

Tips on gift and special occasion watches for milestones; watches for job interviews, graduation gifts, and for your mother-in-law will win everyone over!

Watches for boyfriends or girlfriends

Watches for boyfriends or girlfriends

When considering a watch gift for a boyfriend or girlfriend, the right tip is to focus is entirely on them and their unique personality. For a couple of weeks or even a month before the special occasion, study their wardrobe closely and try to get a feel for their sense of style.

  • What kind of clothes do they enjoy wearing? Do they enjoy suiting up or are they more comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt?
  • What kind of accessories do they wear? Try matching this watch to necklaces, a messenger bag or hair clips that your significant other typically wears.
  • What color preferences do they have? Are they bold and bright with their fashion sense or classic and muted? Match the watch accordingly.

If they’re earthy environmentalist types, consider an analog watch with a faux leather watch band like a Fossil polyurethane band watch. Or if perhaps they’re high-rolling metropolitan types, maybe classy brand-name watches would be the fit for them. For those fitness buffs, definitely opt for a heart rate monitor watch so they can get their cardio workout going or gps watches for the outdoor running or cycling types. Basically, you want to choose watches for boyfriends or girlfriends that you know your significant other will enjoy and wear regularly, unlike watches for other occasions. Remember to keep the focus on them and what would make them happy, not what kind of style YOU think they should have!

 

Watches as graduation gifts

Watches as graduation gifts

To give the right watch as a graduation gift, take a tip from others by considering what kind of graduation your recipient will be experiencing and budget accordingly. Work with a smaller budget if your recipient is experiencing a high school graduation than if you’ll be shopping for a college graduation gift watch. For high school graduates, pick out a simple, modern watch that could be worn everyday but would also be suitable for job interviews and internships. As an alternate, you could also pick out a budget-friendly formal watch that the recipient could wear for interviews and special occasions, such as a design from Elgin watches.

For college graduation gift watches, consider a nice watch and order custom engraving with a personal note and the year of graduation behind the face of the watch. For women, you could even opt for a watch with charms attached that relate to their major or minor. Consider conservative brand names in classic watch styles that could resonate as a long-lasting gift for decades to come, with silver metal watch bands or leather bands in a selection of different straps. Be sure to add personal mementos such as handwritten cards, hugs for the sentimental and priceless congratulatory words of encouragement to make your gift even more meaningful.

 

Watches for job interviews

Watches for job interviews

Picking out the right watch for a job interview should be a short and sweet process since you should be preoccupied with properly preparing for the interview questions themselves. Wear something simple and plain such as a design from Pulsar watches but make sure it doesn’t look cheap, as a cheap-looking watch will make your whole job interview outfit look cheap. A good tip to follow for your job interview dress code is to look sharp with pants and a suit jacket if possible, depending on the company culture. When holding up your leather portfolio full of resumes and notes, your watch should finish off your outfit quite nicely. Opt for a plain black/black leather band or a metal band watch with a simple watch face. Keep clear from distracting gadgets or gizmos that dress to impress in other situations and stick to a plain analog watch or digital watch. Make sure it’s easy to read for those quick glances at your wrist in between interviewers coming in and out.

Start off your interview right by standing up and giving a firm handshake to your interviewer. This is where your job interview watch really makes you look good. Be sure to pick out a proper working pen when taking notes. If you want to be incredibly coordinated, you could even match the pen to the rest of your outfit but that’s up to you.

 

Watch gifts to give the recently promoted

Watch gifts to give the recently promoted

A great way to celebrate a coworker getting that hard-earned promotion is by giving a watch. This gesture of giving a watch to the recently promoted has a long history in American culture to the point of being close to a ceremonial gesture. Whether you’re bestowing the promotion as the big boss in the department or you’re getting your coworkers to pool some money together to make someone feel really appreciated, choosing a watch for this purpose is serious business. A simple tip for picking a gift for the recently promoted is to consider something a little bit flashy with lots of class and corporate style. Depending on the recipient’s personal preference, there are certain elements of a watch that you could focus on, such as an upscale watch band in pebbled leather or alligator skin or a large watch face with multiple time zones or other fancy features.

The prime watch to consider would be the classic gold Rolex watch for people way up the corporate ladder, but for those of us in the real world facing a real budget, consider business-friendly watches that could be worn for important board meetings or company events, but not necessarily every day. Aviator watches or chronograph watches both have large faces that show the department that the recipient is committed to getting work done.

 

Classy watches to give as wedding gifts

Classy watches to give as wedding gifts

When thinking about a watch to give as a wedding gift, be sure to be polite and try not to upstage the bride or groom’s gift. Pick something elegant with some gems or flashy features but don’t pick anything over the top with countless diamonds. Making the bride and groom’s gifts to each other look insufficient isn’t a very nice thing to do, since it’s about their special day.

For such a momentous occasion, shop around for watch styles that you feel would be lasting and timeless over the decades. Unless they have an open preference for digital, perhaps choosing a traditional analog watch would be better as a classy watch wedding gift. A tip to remember is to stick to higher quality metals that resist rusting or wear and tear. Add accessories such as watch winders or metal cleaning liquids to be considerate and round out your gift.

With this in mind, some classy watches to give as wedding gifts include timeless luxury brands such as Cartier, Tag Heuer and Omega to midrange watch brands such as Invicta, Swiss Legend and Stuhrling. Decide what budget works for you and try not to break the bank when giving this gift as it may just be lost in the multitudes of gifts they’ll be receiving!

 

Watches as wedding anniversary gifts

Watches as wedding anniversary gifts

Choosing watches as wedding anniversary gifts could be a delicate procedure depending on what year you give this gift. A good tip to bear in mind is to be aware of traditional “rules” dictating wedding anniversary gift ideas year by year if you want some ideas as to what kind of watch to pick or what kind of gift in general you’d like to choose for your spouse. Confusingly, there is also a modern system of wedding anniversary gift-giving in place if traditional anniversary gift ideas don’t work in your favor. Ask your spouse whether they subscribe or care for either system. If not, picking out a watch should be significantly easier.

Wedding anniversary gifts should probably rank higher than Christmas gifts in budget, but slightly lower than birthday gifts (which tend to have no budget in place). For most married couples, this is a yearly date that they will consider for many years, so don’t set the bar impossibly high from the start only to generate disappointment for years to come, otherwise you’ll never those glory days down. Establish some traditions, such as a dinner date that could serve as the setting to give your anniversary gift. For big numbers like a 10th anniversary or 15th anniversary, high-end wedding anniversary gift watches such as diamond watches or Versace watches would be fitting. Otherwise, pick out watches that would be nice to wear at the workplace or on lunches with friends and coworkers.

 

Top-selling watches for your mother-in-law

Top-selling watches for your mother-in-law

Keeping your mother-in-law happy and satisfied is an admirable but sometimes difficult goal. For the holidays or just any gift-worthy occasion, consider some top-selling watches for your mother-in-law. Any watch brands that exude class and pricey exclusiveness should easily do the trick, but consider their preferences first.

If your mother-in-law has a love for diamonds, take a look at any Movado watch in a range of minimalist modern or classic luxury styles, with many watches in two-tone metal watch bands. There’s also Raymond Weil, a suitable luxury watch brand for both men and women in case you’re interested in a watch set for your in-laws. If your mother-in-law has a small wrist, opt for top-selling watches for your mother-in-law with thin bands from Luccien Piccard. For those working with a smaller budget, a good tip to remember is that Bulova has similar designs to Movado at a fraction of the price.

Of course, when gifting a watch, be sure to create a lovely gift set to impress your mother-in-law. Add an embellished written card, perhaps a bouquet of flowers or chocolates, as well a memento close to their personality. Lovingly designed gift wrap or gift bags make quite a good impression as well.

 

Best watch to wear on a first date

Best watch to wear on a first date

Going out on a first date could be a game of nerves and juggling between numerous rejected outfits before that jittery lunch or dinner. For first dates, the best watch to consider is something simple and not too showy, such as a leather watch or simple metal watch band. Leave the gimmicks such as any avant-garde or forward-thinking watches at home. That way, your date can focus on you and not your watch. A tip to remember is to consider any personal preferences when telling time, such as needing numbers on your watch face or perhaps a light-up feature to make time-keeping a breeze. You could even opt for a simple digital watch or dual face watch if you enjoy clearly legible digits.

Opt for a simple watch free of countless diamonds or gems. For men, a chronograph watch with all the gizmos might lean slightly towards an overly-formal watch, depending on where the date will be. Another good tip to consider is that the best watch to wear on a first date will be classic and refined. Any novelty watches in fun colors like yellow or pink should probably be worn on another occasion, such as a concert. Look your best, but let your inner fashion maven come out slowly on subsequent dates.

Resilient watches for concerts or festivals

Resilient watches for concerts or festivals

Depending on the concert or festival, you could end up enduring some intense physical conditions to experience your favorite artist performing live on stage. Whether through mud and heavy rains or unbearable heat in the desert, it’s important that you keep a resilient watch for these concerts so that you can get to all your favorite performers on time.

For situations like these, there are two routes you could go. A hipster watch with a leather wraparound band looks chic and great, suitable for any festival outfits you choose, especially if it has cute antique-inspired charms or gold tones. You could also find watches with any trendy bullet or zipper looks that’ll do your outfit proud.

The other route you could go is acknowledging that sometimes, concerts and festivals need resilient watches that will be able to handle harsh weather, jerk concertgoers who feel the need to start moshing at a Paul McCartney performance and of course possible beer spillage. In cases like these, a good tip is to go for a durable rubber watch or sports watch that is designed to handle tough weather conditions. With rubber or plastic bands, you could wipe any spills without breaking a sweat and endure rains without panicking about your watch dying on you.

 

Popular watches for teenage boys

Popular watches for teenage boys

Shopping for a teenage boy can turn out to be surprisingly difficult, especially since they’re often just as fickle as teenage girls. The last thing you want to do is invest a chunk of money into a disappointing gift, so consider some trending watches for teenage boys that are actually proven to be liked by the teen male population. Opt for slick and modern watches that you wouldn’t expect to find on your husband or any man of your generation, since teenage boys are part of a younger and fashion-obsessed demographic. Any watch faces in unusual styles or shapes can easily impress the modern teenage male, so if it looks nifty, you’re looking in the right direction!

For a tip on where to start your research, brands that you can trust to design a sharp and impressive watch include Vestal watches, Nixon watches, Diesel watches, Toy Watch or Fossil watches. To get a feel for a couple of the brands:

  • Vestal watches are modern and many designs have a contemporary take on chronograph watches or digital watches. They provide options for viewing multiple time zones on one watch face, for those with an international traveler aesthetic.
  • Nixon watches have contemporary designs for both men and women. They’re notable for reinterpreting gold watches, and having watch bands in a vast color palette selection. They also have watch bands in black and white metal colors for a new spin on metal watches.