Gift-giving season is just around the corner. Do you have some young girls in your life who might like a bracelet as a gift? Well, I've written this short article to give you a few recommendations for purchasing an appropriate bracelet for the young gals in your life.
If you will be purchasing a bracelet for a younger girl, there are a few things to take into consideration. First of all, young girls – like any young child – can be very hard on clothing and jewelry items. They are still learning how to take proper care of them! So do not buy anything too expensive. In general I would recommend that you purchase a plastic bracelet for a younger girl. They do not need to look cheap, but they should be the type of plastic bracelet that has an elastic band, rather than a clasp. And any bracelet that you buy for a youngger girl should have made of non-toxic materials (just in case!). I would also recommend that you buy an inexpensive, plastic, jewelry box so they will have a place to store their bracelet – it's never too early for them to begin to learn how to care for jewelry, and proper care includes proper storage.
If you will be purchasing a bracelet for an older girl – teenage girls for example – then you will, of course, have more options. I would recommend the purchase of a silver novelty bracelet – young girls like bracelets with a "chunky" design. Another perennial favorite is the traditional charm bracelet – teenage girls sometimes love wearing these, because they can personalize their bracelet with their own unique set of charms (and being different is what being a teenage girl is all about!).
For the older child especially, I would also recommend that you coordinate your bracelet purchase with the purchase of a pin, necklace, or earrings set – let them get a feel for what it is like to wear jewelry accessories that are coordinated. I would also strongly urge that you purchase a better-quality jewelry box for them as well – this jewelry box should not be a cheap plastic thing, but a wooden, felt-lined jewelry box that they can use for many years, as they grow into adulthood. Many young women look upon the acquisition of that jewelry box as a major milestone in their life – some of them take it right on into their lives as a married, adult woman.