It's not always easy to come up with woman's gift ideas for those special occasions. Whether you're shopping for birthday gifts, Christmas gifts or just interesting and unique gifts, jewellery almost always comes to mind. While earrings, bracelets and necklaces are popular choices, why not opt for something a bit out of the ordinary: a beautiful corsage or brooch?
What is a Brooch?
The word "brooch" is just another word for a common jewellery item, the pin. Broaches are great women's gift ideas because you do not have to worry about whether or not it will fit her, like you do with a bracelet. And you may not know whether she has pierced ears, so earrings might not be right. But a beautiful brooch, pinned high on the shoulder of a jacket or blazer, is a great accessory that's sure to be appreciated. Brooches have a long and storied history as valued and treasured jewelery items. They have been found in numerous archaeological sites and royal burials that date back for thousands of years. In modern times, the brooch has proven itself to be a versatile item because besides being worn as a pin, it also can be strung onto a chain, cord or ribbon and worn as a necklace. Many women also wear brooches in their hair.
What is a Corsage?
A corsage is a flower or group of flowers that's worn on clothing. To receive a gift of a corsage means that you're considered as a special person, as all the women who receive corsages on Mothering Day can testify. You'll also see corsages at proms and weddings. To wear a corsage on your clothing, pin it on your left side, just under your shoulder, being careful to locate it so it does not rub on your face. What about a strapless dress? Just pin it at your waist or ask in advance for a wrist corsage that's fixed to an elastic band. Although corsages are generally made from fresh flowers, there are also jewellery-type corsages made from non-living materials like silk, organza or satin. The rose (real or faux) is the most popular choice for a corsage. The faux rose can be a large single flower or a grouping of small flowers and buds.
When considering a woman's gift ideas, a brooch or a corsage is sure to be appreciated by Virtually any UK woman who receives one.