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Why A Watch Is Always A Great Gift Choice

Updated on April 21, 2013

Everybody Needs A Watch

If you're shopping for a gift, there are very definitely times when inspiration can be hard to find. However, choosing a watch as a gift is something which will, more often than not, be a successful strategy - and your gift will usually be received with gratitude.

The fact is that everybody needs a watch. It doesn't matter if you are shopping for someone who is male or female, young or old - they will need a watch and appreciate it should they receive one as a gift.

You may be thinking that everyone (or at least the person that you're shopping for) already has a watch, which is a fair point. However, most people will be very happy to have one or more "extra" watches. You may find that they wear one to work and another when they go out in the evening.

Some people may even have several different watches and they might change their watch every time they change their outfit.

All things considered, a well chosen watch is a gift that will always go down well.

Choosing The Right Watch

Given that a watch is, in principle, always a good gift choice, the only obstacle in your way is how to select just the right one. Hopefully you know the taste of the person you are buying for, to some extent at least, and that should help you to choose.

One of the best indicators available will be what that person tends to wear anyway. If they like big chunky watches, then something from the Fossil or Diesel range might be a good choice. If, on the other hand, they tend to prefer super slim watches, then the Skagen Watches range (see right) might be a more obvious pool to dip into.

Whilst choosing something in the same style that they already wear is a good, safe bet, you might find that they would also appreciate something that is a little different to their usual selection - but still suited to their personality. Personally, I think that the best gift is one that you like but which you wouldn't have bought for yourself.

It is a bit of a judgement call at the end of the day - and how successful a strategy like that might prove will probably depend upon how well you know the person you're shopping for.

Other Ways To Choose A Watch For A Gift

The current preference of your intended gift recipient is a good hint as to what you might choose for them - but it's not the only clue available to help you select the right watch.

You might consider what the person you're buying for does for a living and what hobbies they have, for example.

There are all sorts of new features available in watches these days. Someone who spends a lot of time traveling might find a GPS feature useful. Someone who is a keen athlete might like a stopwatch, a heart rate or a pedometer function.

And it doesn't even need to be super high-tech. A keen angler might appreciate a cheap and simple watch that is fully waterproof for example.

In some cases, a cheap and simple watch might be a welcome gift - especially for someone who does some manual labor. They might like that as it will let them keep their "good" watch(es) for more suitable occasions.

Danish Style - From Skagen Watches

Choose A Watch

So, choosing a watch as a gift is a pretty good strategy. Everybody needs a watch - and there are plenty of different styles to choose from.

There's also a wide range of prices to suit every budget. You can pick up cheap, but perfectly acceptable, watches for less than $ 10 - or you can spend thousands. It's your decision.

Take your time and try to choose one that will be appreciated by the person you're buying for. Your gift will be gratefully received and will be in use for years to come.


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