It's no secret - it happens every year. The number of shopping days until Christmas is rapidly dwindling and the time has come to get serious.

We know it can be difficult to buy for those ladies in your life - whether it's a BFF, good friend, your sister, mum, girlfriend or wife. From our years of experience working with our lovely jewellery customers, we've got some ideas that will help make your Christmas gifting seamless this year.

Sparkly stocking stuffers

Have you had enough of millions of pairs of socks and PJs or gimmicky stocking stuffers that don't have much use after Christmas Day? Why not switch to something small, sparkly and long-lasting? Swarovski have a range of gorgeous pens and phone cases that will add that special something to your girl's Christmas stocking. A pair of earrings is also a fantastic idea.

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Shop stocking fillers here.

Diamond gifts

Diamond gifts don't have to break the bank. There are some beautiful pieces which include diamonds in the design, but are still within a reasonable budget for gifting at Christmas. Show her how much she means with diamond jewellery. There are pieces for all budgets: Under £200, £200-500, £500-1000, and over £1000.

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Browse our full range of gifts to 'say it with diamonds' or read more about diamond gift giving in our blog on the April birthstone.

Mum's the word

'Pearls are always appropriate' - we concur with Jackie Kennedy and think there is always a place for pearls in your jewellery box. Pearls are a safe bet for mums, because they can be worn in modern or classic ways, and won't be as trend-driven as other pieces, making them quality, long lasting gifts. Shop classic pearl and other gifts for mums here.

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Having said that, mothers and mothers-in-law can sometimes have particular tastes or requirements for jewellery. If in doubt, why not go for a gift voucher so she can choose something that suits her at her leisure.

The latest trends for friends

For sisters and friends, go for something on-trend or a new design. Something a little new or different is great to help friends develop their style. But don't just go for the one big latest trend - use your detective skills. Chances are, if she wears a lot of gold jewellery, she'll appreciate gold toned pieces like on-trend hoop earrings. At the same time, don't be afraid to give something that she may not normally wear you think would look great on her - that's what friends are for.

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The other big tip for long-time friends or sisters is to start them off on a charm bracelet or necklace - that way you have potential gifts to give for years to come! Check out our blog on the latest charm systems.

Shop gift ideas for her.

Happy Christmas Shopping!