How to put a smile on everyone’s face this Christmas – whatever your budget

Sponsored by Michael Hill
·4-min read

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year. But good things can come out of challenging times; people stick together, support each other and do kind things for one another. So, this Christmas, it’s time to show the people you love just how important they are to you. And, there’s no better way to add some sparkle to someone’s life than with a piece of jewellery. It’s a lasting reminder of just how special someone really is.

Like anything, a bit of shimmer and shine is even better when there is some real thought behind it. Which is why Michael Hill is helping you put a little extra effort into your gifts this year, with no extra cost. Here’s a look at some of the ways this jeweller is helping you add some extra glitz to your Christmas gifts …

Personal Appointments

Great for: The special person in your life

Nothing says ‘love’ like going the extra mile. And this year, Michael Hill has virtual and in-store appointments specially designed to help give you ideas and tips on choosing the perfect present. Expert consultants will help you work out what will suit your loved one and give advice on how to style it. Appointments range from between 10 and 30 minutes and are either via private video chat or in a confidential face-to-face consultation. It’s the perfect way to choose that special someone, an extra special gift.

Gifts with meaning

Great for: Anyone who needs a bit of TLC

Michael Hill’s Knots by Christine Hill Collection includes bangles, pendants, earrings and rings that are particularly meaningful after a tough year. Designer Christine Hill says; “A good knot is not an accident. When you tie a knot, you set your intention, declare your purpose; to keep something close, to ensure a safe journey, to be able to set something free at a moment's notice.” She suggests wearing items from the collection “as a living reminder to hold on to your hopes, dreams and all the love around you.” Starting at $89, it’s the perfect present for anyone who’s had a tough time this year.

Virtual Try-Ons

Great for: Anyone who hasn’t bought new jewellery in a while

It can be tricky to buy jewellery for other people, but now there’s a solution thanks to augmented reality. Michael Hill’s Virtual Try-On service allows you to try on over 950 products – including diamond rings, gemstone rings and plain bands. All you have to do is find an item you like online, take a photo of the hand of the person you’re buying the jewellery for, (or if it’s a secret, you can click the ‘use model hand’ option), click on ‘view on your hand’, and see what the ring will look like when it’s being worn. It shows you’ve gone to a lot of effort to make the right choice!

Luxe gifts at great prices

Great for: Anyone who deserves a special treat

Put a smile on teachers’ faces or add an extra sparkle to someone’s stocking this year by giving them something unexpected. Gorgeous sterling silver hoop earrings for just $19, or patterned hoops earrings in 10ct gold for just $69 are the perfect way to say thank you. For more impressive gifts under $100, created peach sapphire and sterling silver earrings are a winner for anyone who likes a touch of glam in their life for just $79. And for something really special for that dear friend or family member, and still under $500, a diamond and 10 carat gold necklace in the shape of a butterfly, crown or bow, for $399 is guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face. Christmas day sorted.

The gift of understanding

Great for: Kids, Nieces, Nephews, Grandchildren

Sometimes children need a bit of sparkle to help them navigate tricky times. Ellie-Mae’s Sparkle by Sir Michael Hill and award-winning author Emma Mactaggart, helps children to understand the details around the global pandemic, and acts as a reminder that with optimism, perseverance and our loved ones, we can overcome the difficult times. It’s the perfect book to cuddle up to, and a percentage of proceeds from the sale of every book goes to support Save the Children.

Personalised presents

Great for: Siblings and friends

Personalised presents are considerate and show you care. Birthstone jewellery is vibrant, unique and looks great in standalone pieces or as part of a wider set. Choose 10ct gold earrings in created sapphire or natural citrine, for $99, and gorgeous gemstone rings for $279.

For the wow factor, consider glamorous ballerina rings such as this green amethyst ring featuring 0.10 carat TW of diamonds, set in 10ct yellow gold, this aquamarine ring, featuring 0.10 carat TW of diamonds, set in 10ct white gold, or keep it classic with this morganite ring, featuring 0.10 carat TW of diamonds, set in 10ct rose gold.

Personalised initial pendants in 10ct gold and sterling silver are perfect gifts for friends and partners and start at $379. Show someone a gift is meant just for them, and you’ll bring more than a bit of sparkle to their life.

Visit Michael Hill for the full range.