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FRUGALISTA GIFT IDEAS: PREPPING FOR 2013 GIFTS: AFTER CHRISTMAS SALES/BARGAINS

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Frugalista Gift Selection

 

For bargain hunters, after Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. After Christmas Shopping (ACS). If you have opportunities to give gifts in the next 3 months, now is the optimal time to pick up those birthday, anniversary, valentine, etc. gifts.

Maybe even for gift occasions even more months out. If you’re really a planner, time is now ripe to get next Christmas’ shopping done. Although financial experts might advise against buying so far ahead. Still, if you have definite gifting occasions in the first quarter of 2013, I think you’re costing yourself by missing these sales.

 

Jewelry’s a good starting point. Pretty things usually makes great gifts across the personalities.  There are some great sales going on at lots of retailers. Here are few suggestions to get your neurons firing.  

 

JUST TO ADORN THE STYLISH

Men's Chunky Necklace

Men’s Chunky Necklace

If he’s into it, this Men’s Chunky Curb Link Necklace might be perfect birthday or Valentine gift. Stainless steel in 20, 22, 24 & 30” lengths.

$70 $28 (22”) amazon.com

 

Crystal Dome Ring – Neiman Marcus

The Pave Crystal Dome Ring’s crystals light up her finger. The dome shape is fantastically unusual.

$75 $50 neimanmarcus.com/

 

Green Quartz & Diamond Ring -

Green Quartz & Diamond Ring –

Green Quartz and Diamond Ring by Victoria Townsend will garner appreciative looks for its sparkle and distinctive green stone. Sterling Silver.

$130 $59 $40 http://www1.macys.com

 

frugalista.blog_michael kors slice ring.NMarcusGive him the Michael Kors Silver-Color Slice Ring. Odds are no one will have one like it. The faux horn top adds a distinctive touch to his look.   $85  $59 neimanmarcus.com/  

 

Grey Titanium Bar Link Bracelet

The Men’s Grey Titanium Bar Link Bracelet works for the polished man with just a bit of edginess. And, it’s titanium.

$120 $58 amazon.com

 

Carolee Linear Chandelier Earrings – Macy’s

Some experts believe that chandelier earrings never go out of style. Gift her with the Carolee Linear Chandelier Earrings. She’ll wear them often, whether to dress up a leather jacket and jeans or accent a dress at afternoon tea.

$50 $25 www1.macys.com

 

Purple Stone Chandelier Earrings – Macy’s

 

She might be a social butterfly or involved in a lot of dressy fundraisers. If so, these Adriana Orsini Pave Crystal Oval Drop Earrings would be a great choice. Made of rhodium-plated brass, 2” long.

$85 $51 saksfifthavenue.com

Adraina Orsini Drop Earrings - Saks 5th Avenue

Adraina Orsini Drop Earrings – Saks 5th Avenue

The Adriana Orsini Marquis Drop Earrings might be more in step with her formal style. $105 $63 saksfifthavenue.com

 

 

 

FOR THE GENERATION Z/ROCKER/CREATIVE MINDSET

Stoned Rocker ring - Amazon

Stoned Rocker ring – Amazon

Just the name of the Stoned Rocker Ring sounds right for this group. The pyramid-stud border around the stone makes this an eye-catching piece that a Gen Z’er might love.

$55 $11 Beyond Ring selections on Amazon

 

Three Birds Ring _ Shop Planet Blue

The Three Birds Ring could qualify as a signet ring. Bird designs engraved on top and sides.

$79 $39.50 shopplanetblue.com/sale

 

Hawaiian Warrior Ring - Amazon

Hawaiian Warrior Ring – Amazon

The Low Luv Erin Wasson Hawaiian Warrior Mask Ring – a definite Gen Z choice. The Mohawk on this ring takes on many meanings. The antiqued metal just adds to the allure.

$95 $20.50 (size 8) $11.50 (size 6) amazon.com

 

Gents Skull Ring - Amazon

Gents Skull Ring – Amazon

Think he’d love the Gents Skull w/diamond Ring? If he’s a size 11, you’re in luck. In addition to the convo starter skull on the top, a Maltese cross adorns each side. Stainless Steel. Or maybe he (or she) would prefer the Gothic Skeleton Hand Ring.

$ (Size11) amazon.com

 

 

Military 3 row bracelet - Urban Outfitters

Military 3 row bracelet – Urban Outfitters

If you don’t know her size, try the one size fits all MILITARY THREE ROW BRACELET.

$79.00 $39.50 shopblueplanet.com

 

Tamarillo Bangle Set – Neiman Marcus

The silken Tamarillo Bangle Set will accent just about any outfit she wears. Six two-tone stackable bangles.

$50 $33 neimanmarcus.com/sale

 

Pyramid Bangle - Saks 5th Avenue

Pyramid Bangle – Saks 5th Avenue

Add some color with the Kenneth Jay Lane Pyramid Bangle Bracelet. Made of a gloss resin with 22k gold plated outlines. She’ll love the chunkiness of this one.

$65 $39 saksfifthavenue.com

 

Double Arrow earrings - Urban Outfitters

Double Arrow earrings – Urban Outfitters

Can you imagine her rocking these Urban Renewal Double Arrow Earrings? If she’s and Eco-minded chick, she’ll love that they’re from reclaimed materials.

$19 $34 urbanoutfitters.com

 

BCBGeneration Earrings - Macy's

BCBGeneration Earrings – Macy’s

These 3” BCBGeneration Earrings might elicit a smile. These will certainly complement her preferred attire, especially the triangles at the ends.  

$25 $12.50 www1.macys.com

 

 

WORKING IT AT THE OFFICE

Belle Noel Bracelet - Neiman Marcus

Belle Noel Bracelet – Neiman Marcus

The Belle Noel Golden Bracelet will look great with a suit or a dress. 14-karat gold-plated.                                                                $45 $30 neimanmarcus.com

 

Anne Klein Snake Leather Hoop Earrings – Macy’s

The Anne Klein Gold Tone Snake Leather Hoop Earrings add a touch of whimsy to any outfit. Actual snakeskin leather covers the gold tone hoops.

$28 $14 www1.macys.com

 

The Anne Klein Gold Tone Snake Leather Bracelet might be even more outfit impactful. This link flex bracelet slips on and off for when she’s contemplating the big deal.  If you’re so inclined, the bracelet and earrings make a fantastic combo gift.

$55 $27.50 www1.macys.com

 

Zina Lined Cuff Links - Amazon

Zina Lined Cuff Links – Amazon

The Zina Sterling Silver Stratus Lined Cuff Links help any cuffed shirt look polished. Polished sterling silver

$185 $33 amazon.com

 

Onyx Fleur-de-Lis Ring – Amazon

Signet rings are making a comeback. The Sterling Silver Onyx Fleur-de-Lis Ring works well as a signet ring. Or, it could become a treasured piece of a New Orleans Saints fan.  In 3 sizes.

$80 $35 (Size 10) $55 (Size 9, 11) amazon.com

 

Michael Kors Tortoise Chronograph Watch - Saks 5th Avenue

Michael Kors Tortoise Chronograph Watch – Saks 5th Avenue

This might be a group gift, but this Michael Kors Tortoise-Print Chronograph Watch is a beauty.  And will look great with a suit or casual attire. Goldtone stainless steel. Or, he might prefer the two-tone stainless steel Chronograph Watch. Both on sale for the same price.

$275 $192.50 saksfiftheavenue.com

For a less expensive, but also with distinctive look, consider the Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch. $175 $122.50

 

 

RELIGIOUS

Men's Crucifix Cross -

Men’s Crucifix Cross – Amazon

Could this Men’s Sterling Silver Crucifix Cross Pendant be the perfect birthday or Valentine’s Day gift for a Christian recipient? Sterling Silver, 24” long. Come in a blue sueded-cloth pouch.

$95 $43 amazon sale jewelry

 

Men’s Diamond Cross Ring

Perhaps he’d prefer his cross on a ring. The Men’s Black and White Diamond Cross Ring comes in sizes 9, 10 and 13.  Yellow gold plated silver. Also comes in suede cloth box.

$237  $75 (Size 9) amazon.com

 

Mizpah Medal - Amazon

Mizpah Medal – Amazon

This Mizpah Medal might be more appropriate for many upcoming occasions. Inspirational verse from Genesis inscribed across the two interlocking pieces of sterling and stainless steel. Each on its own chain, 20” and 24”. Perhaps you keep one half and gift the other? Also comes with a lovely pouch.
$65 $30 amazon sale jewelry

The Vatican Library Collection Blessed Flower of the Lily Key RingYour recipient will easily find their keys, whether in purse or pocket. Polished gold-tone with four Swarovski crystals.  They’ll likely treasure this keepsake key ring, inspired by items in the Vatican Library in Rome.

$28.00 $6 http://www.amazon.com/

 

Or, for those needing protection, the St. Christopher Medal. Sterling silver pendant and stainless steel 20” chain. Come with a free pouch

$50 $28 amazon sale jewelry

 

FOR THOSE LOVING THE UNUSUAL

Champagne beaded Cluster Ring - Macy's

Champagne beaded Cluster Ring – Macy’s

This c.A.K.e. Champagne Beaded Cluster Ring could be the perfect gift for the avant-garde woman. Champagne and gold-colored beads glitter out from an interesting cluster.

$25 $12.50 www1.macys.com/sale/jewelry

 

The Athena ring, made of antique-finished brass, is striking. Could also start a conversation about the Greek Gods.

$70 $42 saksfifthavenue.com/

Nicholai Statement Ring -  Neiman Marcus

Nicholai Statement Ring – Neiman Marcus

White pave crystals grace the face of the Nicholai Quilted Statement Ring. Distinctive touches include black enamel band between the face and the band’s silver plating, and a quilt-like segments of the crystals.

$95 $63 neimanmarcus.com

Victoria Townsend Diamond Pendant - Macy's

Victoria Townsend Diamond Pendant – Macy’s

The Victoria Townsend Black & White Diamond Accent Pendant gives a twist to the usual pendant. Sterling silver. 18” chain.

$80 $39 $30 www1.macys.com

 

For more jewelry ideas for those future occasions, here are the sale links for above retailers:

Amazon Jewelry Sale

Macy’s jewelry sale   Gives Bonus Offers (i.e. pendants) on many items and an extra 10% off over sales prices

neimanmarcus.com/sale/jewelry                                                                     Extra 40% off already reduced prices online only through Friday!

Saks Fifth Avenue – jewelry  – Free shipping

Saks Fifth Avenue – watches – Free shipping

 

Sites such as Coupon Mountain also have great codes for additional discounts, free shipping, etc. for Saks, Macy’s, Amazon,  Neiman Marcus, and Zale’s.

Happy Frugalista Shopping! May you find the perfect gift to produce a sparkling smile.

 

 

 

© DLewis2012

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