Our Expert Guide to Valentine's Day Jewellery
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so check out Hoskings Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the one you love. Click here to read more and find your perfect gift!
February 14th, Valentine's Day. It’s the same date every year and yet somehow it always seems to sneak up on us. We’ve heard terrifying tales of people panicking and grabbing carnations from petrol stations or running into Bunnings for a last-minute voucher. And let us tell you, those stories do not end well. Let’s face it, neither places are known for romance.
That’s where we come in! Hoskings is unashamedly and wholeheartedly romantic! We live for romance, so Valentine’s Day is our time to shine. And we want to make you look just as good! With heaps of great ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for her as well as some thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts for him, in-store and online. So don’t delay, now’s the perfect time to check out Hoskings Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the one you love.
How did Valentine's Day start?
We know some people are sceptical about Valentine’s Day (how dare they?). After all, people have been celebrating love on this day for hundreds of years, and maybe even longer.
It’s hard to tell when Valentine’s Day first began exactly. Some say it was an old pagan holiday called Lupercalia when health and fertility were worshipped. Then it was absorbed into the catholic faith in the 4th century to become a feast day of St. Valentine. Who is aptly known as the patron saint of lovers.
The tradition of sending a Valentine’s Day card to a loved one began as early as the 1600’s and centuries later Valentine’s Day is still considered the most romantic day of all. Many people think Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for a marriage proposal, or a romantic wedding and we strongly agree!
Best Valentine’s Day gift ideas
We all remember the thrill of getting a Valentine’s Day card from a secret admirer when we were younger, even if it was just from our Mum. But now that we’re (mostly) grown up, a card doesn’t quite cut it. That’s why it’s important to choose a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. So, let’s cut to the chase with some of these wicked Valentine’s Day gift ideas:
Valentine’s Day gift for her
We love this time of year when blokes come wandering into the stores, looking for a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for ‘her’. The first thing we establish is the relationship, and that usually helps decide the budget too. We’ll explore a few different scenarios here.
Valentine’s Day gift ideas for a new girlfriend
Your first Valentine’s Day with a new girlfriend is something you don’t want to get wrong, are we right? You need to choose something that says, “I really like you”, without going over the top. Our Catalogue Specials are a great place to start. The Hoskings team have gathered a great range of jewellery, gifts and watches that are all perfect Valentine’s Day gift ideas for a new girlfriend in our special Valentine’s Day catalogue. And the bonus is that many of the pieces are on sale.
Take this sterling silver paua shell heart necklace with matching paua shell stud earrings for example – just perfection! Or the simply beautiful double heart charm necklace on a belcher chain. Or get some bling on a budget with these zirconia heart drop stud earrings, or the stunning gold and peridot earrings.
Valentine’s Day gift for "the One"
If you’ve found ‘the one’ and want her to know it, then we need to up-the-ante. You can’t go wrong with these yellow gold and diamond heart earrings. Or go all out and choose a matching set of rose gold morganite and diamond earrings, pendant and ring. Too much? Then this brightly coloured stone and diamond ring is the perfect way to show how much you care. And if bling isn’t her style, this rose gold, silver filled bangle is an elegant choice for your Valentine.
Proposing on Valentine's Day
If you’re planning a proposal, then our blog posts “How to choose an engagement ring” and “Engagement ring styles” might come in handy. But given Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, we’re assuming you’ve done your homework and are ready to find the perfect engagement ring. You’ll find our full range of sparkling engagement rings right here.
Valentine’s Day promise rings
If you’re not ready to commit to an engagement ring just yet, or marriage isn’t for you, then we’ve got the perfect solution – the promise ring. We’ve written a blog about Promise Rings before, and you can browse our full range of rings here.
Valentine’s Day gift for your Wife
As diamond specialists, we think diamonds are the way to go when it comes to a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift. Our collection of diamond jewellery includes spectacular diamond rings, diamond pendants and diamond earrings. We don’t want to pick favourites, but we can’t deny that these triple heart earrings, or heart-shaped yellow gold studs are just ideal for Valentine’s Day.
If diamonds don’t float your boat, then maybe pearl jewellery is the solution? These Georgini ‘Red Carpet Tony’ earrings will truly make her feel like a movie star. Or for a little touch of bling, these Swarovski ‘Latisha’ pearl earrings are exquisite.
For a classic look, the double pearl and crystal necklet is divine, or for pure elegance, you can’t beat a pair of South Sea Pearl stud earrings.
Galentine’s Day gifts for your BFF
Maybe instead of celebrating romantic love, you want to tell your gal pals how special they are on Valentine’s Day? Great, we’ve got you covered! Our range of gemstone jewellery has got something for everyone. This sterling silver evil eye pendant will ward off bad juju for the rest of the year (fingers crossed), or give the gift of good fortune with this beautiful pair of citrine earrings. Or even better, give your bestie a photo of you both to treasure forever in this beautiful silver locket.
Celebrate your daughter with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas
The love stories we have with our daughters should also be celebrated right? After all, it’s our responsibility to show them how it feels to be valued and admired. We adore the symbolism of these Swarovski infinity necklet and silver infinity pendant, or splurge with this divine diamond and multi-coloured stone infinity bracelet.
Tell them you love them to the moon and back with this silver crescent moon and star pendant, or use this Von Treskow double knot ring or white gold knot stud earrings to reinforce your unbreakable bond.
Valentine’s Day gift for him
OK, we’re hoping that we’ve given you plenty of inspiration for some awesome Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her. Now it’s time to turn the tables and look at some equally fab ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts for him.
Do you give your boyfriend a valentine's day gift?
Short answer – yes! Even if they won’t admit it, most blokes are big old softies and want to feel loved and appreciated just as much as anyone else. So, getting your boyfriend a Valentine’s Day gift gets a definite ‘hell yeah’ from us. And we’re not talking another pair of socks or jocks either. Valentine’s Day is about romance, so we need to set the mood!
If you haven’t been dating for very long and don’t want to ‘overdo’ it, then this stainless steel and black agate bracelet is both affordable and thoughtful as it’s meant to bring the wearer good luck. If you think he might be ‘the one’ and want to give him a subtle hint, then why not put a ring on it? Or, if you really want to impress, this Lorus stainless steel chronograph watch will delight!
Valentine's day gifts for your husband
It’s only right that we celebrate the love of our life with a special Valentine’s Day gift. Hoskings has one of the finest collections of men’s watches in Australia. You can purchase in-store or online. See below for our shipping details.
If there are specific brands that he prefers, then you can browse by brands online. For example, there’s Armani Exchange, Police or the extraordinary Maserati.
If he’s sorted for watches, we’ve also got great cufflinks and Hugo Boss pens.
Spoil your son with these Valentine’s Day gift ideas
Our sons also need to be shown love and affection on Valentine’s Day. And we’ve got some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for them. You can browse our St Christopher pendants as a symbol of protection as they travel through life. We also have a great range of children’s watches, smart/hybrid watches for the techy guy and fitness watches and trackers for the gym guys.
Or choose this black leather and stainless steel bracelet with an anchor to represent your unwavering bond and ability to weather any storm.
Palentine’s Day gift ideas
Okay, so we may have made the term Palentine up just now, though we’re sure we’re not the first to think of it. Because if we can have a Galantine, then surely, we also need a Palentine for our pals that don’t identify as gals or guys. We’re all for people wearing Hoskings jewellery whenever and wherever suits them, and take pride in our varied collection, knowing we’ve got something for everyone.
Browse our gorgeous rings, earrings, necklaces and necklets and bracelets. And if your Palentine’s not into jewellery, then don’t worry, we bet you’ll find something they’ll love in our gift range.
Need your item delivered before Valentine’s Day?
To make Valentine’s Day gift buying as easy as possible, Hoskings offers free shipping on regular sized orders over $79. We aim to ship within 1 – 3 days of the order being placed. If there’s any issue, we’ll let you know asap. All going well, the item should arrive to you within 5 business days. If you’re running out of time and buying a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift, then remember we offer Click and Collect at all our Victorian stores.
Or if you’re looking for a particular Valentine’s Day gift and can’t find it online, then pop in store or give our helpful customer service team a call on the numbers below.
VIC/ NSW/ QLD & TAS: 1800 819 796
NT/WA or SA: 08) 8981 8895
Written by: Niamh Hislop
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