Watches can be understated and most of all – under appreciated. Especially when their true function has been taken over by the other technologies like your phone. But, watches are the classic accessory – and are only getting better as fashion continues to evolve. And with the Holidays coming up, we’ve put together a comprehensive gift-guide of some of our favorite watches for every friend in your life.
Your Green Bubble Friend
So what do you get the friend who isn’t ready for the Apple Watch because they still want something that is a little different (AKA probably has an Android), and may be a huge Fossil fan? Fossil has been a stand-by for super cool watches for as long as we can remember, and they’ve stepped into the smartwatch business with their newest pieces. While some of their line boasts touch screen abilities, they also have a model that functions like you’re everyday watch, but has some components of a FitBit. Both are incredibly stylish, highly functional and won’t compromise your gift-recipients ‘no-apple’ policy. Want to wrap up your Christmas shopping early? Fossil is offering 25% your order with the promo GIFT25. (Expires 11/27) (Prices vary, Fossil Q Watches)
Your friend with commitment
Timex is a timeless brand (seriously, we know how cheesy that is – but they are). And Timex has been stepping it up these past few years with partnerships like those of J.Crew. The Timex Weekender has been introduced to invoke Timex-passion from those who want to keep their wrists stylish (yet incredibly functional). One of the best parts about owning a Timex is that you’re not obliged to keep the same strap – they encourage changing things up. The leather strap on the Weekender is fantastic and compliments the emerald face, but if you’re feeling like switching it up and maybe going for something a little more casual, you can easily opt for one of their canvas straps. ($79.95, Timex)
Environmentally Conscious Friend
JORD has quickly become one of our favorite watch brands for their unique commitment to their wood bands. They have incredibly unique designs that can fit any wardrobe and make a statement whenever worn. If you have a friend that is eclectic, loves something different and appreciates JORD’s commitment to sustainability and efficiency – this is the watch for them. (Prices vary, JORD)
The Apple Loyalist
The Apple Watch. Iconic. Functional. Pretty. Some would say just the right addition to any Apple lovers collection. It syncs to all of your devices, keeps you up-to-date when you don’t have your iPad or iPhone on you. The Apple Watch also comes in an incredible range of colors, designs and is as sophisticated as it is smart. While it’s a little bit more of an investment than the watches on our list – this pretty white box will bring joy under anyone’s tree this year. While this watch isn’t for everyone, it’s hard not to see the reasons to have one in your life. With the newest release, you're sure to be up-to-date on all of your apps, have the ability to stay synced, continue the use of apple pay (for those days you forget your wallet or are out on a run). The Apple Watch is what Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century was getting us ready for -- and its here. (Prices vary, Apple)
We know – you’re probably more torn after this list, but trust us when we say you can’t go wrong with any of these watches. They’re magnificently stylish compared to their predecessors, and even the most devout of “I’d rather look at my phone for the time” enthusiasts will gladly wear one of these watches. And if you have that friend who’s a bit of everything – there’s no reason he can’t have two (or a wristful) of watches. But even the best of watches can’t cure punctuality – but we can guarantee a few compliments and the perfect accessory.
Still stumped? Patricio is here to answer all of your watch inquiries – Email Patricio@mint-society.com with your gifting questions!