3 Reasons Why Watches Make Great Gifts


Showing your appreciation for somebody through a gift is a lovely thing to do, but it’s also challenging.

Pinpointing exactly what they want isn’t easy, especially when they seem to have everything they need already. The latest video games have all been played, the latest gadgetry enjoys regular usage, and their shelves are filled with books read or unread. However, a brand-new watch can be an incredible gift idea. But why?

Well, below you’ll find a few reasons explaining why this is all so.

Universal Appeal



It can be tough buying presents for a loved one.

When you ask them what they would like for a special occasion, they might monotonously mumble; “nothing”. You’re in a pickle with somebody who seemingly can’t be satisfied. Fortunately, because a watch has universal appeal, frowns are guaranteed to be turned upside down (exceptions perhaps being stroppy teenagers). Ultimately, anything that has stood the test of time after all these years makes for a great gift.

Watches have been instrumental in shaping mankind, as timepieces were once almost solely responsible for people getting to where they needed to go in good fashion. Traditionally they are given during milestones in a person’s life, such as reaching adulthood or retiring from the workplace. In addition to commemorating special occasions, they can be affordable and charming, with regular listings online for watches under £200 out there. Alternatively, they can be expensive and flashy, so they have points for style and accessibility too. Everybody has a perfect watch out there, somewhere.

Easily Maintained

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When it comes to repairs or customisation, some gifts only serve to become horrendous headaches.

Often, if a piece of expensive gadgetry becomes faulty or needs an upgrade, it is sent away for weeks at a time. The waiting periods can be excruciating, the worries can be incredibly stressful, and in the end, the process tends to be a big headache on the whole situation. Fortunately, watch owners aren’t subject to these kinds of laborious drawbacks.

For example, if replacement watch straps are needed, then all you need to do is make an order with a site such as Watch Strap Style. Each of their products imbues the watch with a different character, and it’s all done quickly with next day delivery. You can do this yourself prior to any wrapping, as you can infuse your gift with some personal, unique touches. Perfect!

Improving Time Management 

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Watches have practical uses, which makes your gift efficient on that level also.

For example, if you have a small child, a cheap basic watch will be able to teach them to tell the time properly. In this regard, it can be an educational tool. However, when they are adults that first watch will then pass to you as a treasured keepsake from their childhood. You’ll probably start to well up just looking at it!

Additionally, if you know somebody who is always late, lending them a watch might just help them overcome that tendency. A 2018 article from The Guardian asked readers to list all the potential reasons for being late, and it didn’t take long for “because they lose time trying to get it together” to enter the mix at number 2. Considering that “we are all late eventually” was the last response, buying someone a watch can help combat that sense of futility! Just make sure you give it to someone who can laugh about it, rather than somebody who will interpret your gift as a passive-aggressive dig!

So here are three reasons why watches make great gifts. Have you ever given a watch as a gift?

*Collaborative post

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