Jewellery as stocking fillers
Sometimes the best gifts are small enough to fit into a stocking. For lots of gift-givers and receivers alike, stocking fillers are considered fun little extras, while the main attractions get preferred placement under the tree.
But that does not mean you can't mix it up and put a special treat where it is least expected. A small package does not equal a small price tag and just because it is going to end up in a stocking, there is no reason to shrink your vision or your budget. If anything, the contrast between expectation and reality will give your gift an added boost.
Consider something classic that speaks for itself, such as diamond stud earrings, tennis bracelet, or a fancy cocktail ring. Or if you are looking for those smaller and less expensive stocking fillers; jewellery can still be an option. New charms to add to a bracelet or necklace already owned make excellent stocking fillers and fashion jewellery is always appreciated.SEE ALL OUR JEWELLERY
Christmas gift wrapping
Pieces of jewellery can fit into small boxes, which are sure to be overshadowed by that flat-screen TV, gaming console or other sizable gifts piled around the tree. A perfect argument for why you should slip jewellery inside a stocking instead. However you don't want it to be mistaken for any mere trinket.
Go the extra mile in choosing festive wrapping – something shimmering and glamorous in its own right – add ribbons, glittery bows or other adornments that say 'this is not your average stocking filler'. At Ernest Jones, we offer a wonderful gift wrapping service that will have your gifts looking fabulous and truly inviting.
Beware of misplacements
If stocking fillers are typically low-cost or novelty gifts in your household make sure the jewellery recipient doesn't overlook your treat, not even realising it's there, which is another reason the wrapping needs to catch attention. Sometimes stocking gifts may get left in a pile and stepped on while the 'real' gifts take centre stage. Remember to keep tabs on that special box so it doesn't get lost in the excitement or bundled into a rubbish bag with the discarded wrappings.
'Tis the proposal season
The holiday season is always a popular time to pop the question. Maybe she knows it is coming; maybe it is going to be a surprise. Either way, finding 'the' ring inside a Christmas stocking shows you did some thinking outside-the-box.
There is a good chance you'll have family gathered around to open all of their presents at the same time, which might make it the perfect moment to share your joy. Discover our proposals ' guide and see other ideas on how to propose at Christmas.