Watches have always been a great gift for the holidays, but recently, I have only seen the gift of a watch being given to the men. And I have to admit, that I have never purchased a watch for myself or asked for one as a gift during one of the gift-giving holidays, but I have given a watch to my boyfriend and my father because I felt that it was an appropriate gift.
But the blame of giving the gift of a watch to primarily men cannot be only blamed on the people giving the gifts. Watches have been accessory only targeted at the male population – every commercial or ad features men wearing designer watches with their tailored suits, while ads for women featured fragrances and bright, shiny diamonds. Now, I’m not knocking the diamonds – I will always welcome diamonds with open arms, but maybe it is time to also feature watch commercials and ads with women in them as well.
Fortunately, watch brands are now beginning to focus on creating beautifully designed watches for women and Aibi Watch is a brand doing just that.
Aibi Watch is a watch brand the focuses on creating pieces that integrate design and function to create a watch that showcases luxury and perfection. The brand features watches in a variety of designs for both men and women at affordable prices.
When I was first introduced to Aibi Watch, the main aspect that drew me to the brand was the classic but modern design that each watch maintains. The leather band and the roman numerals used integrate the classic look, while the gem markers and rose gold plating is what adds to the modernity of the watch.
I was fortunate to receive the Julia Engel Miami Rose Golden Brown Watch (value $120) from the Women’s Aibi Watch line. The deep brown of the watch’s band makes the watch a ready-to-wear accessory that could be worn in mostly any occasion. The rose gold plating and the gem notches is what draws me to the watch – these elements add a femininity to the design of the watch which is something that I always want in my accessories.
I also like that the watch includes a date indicator. Someone is always asking me for the date and I can never remember off the top of my head. So to be able to look down at my watch and know the time and the day date is very helpful for a fashionista who is always on the run.
When visiting the Aibi website, I also noticed that the brand offers couples watches! Now, you may be thinking, ‘how is this helpful?’. Well, I’m going to tell you.
As the year comes to an end and 2016 starts off, the wedding season will soon kick up again. And most wedding guests go to the registry to pick out dishes and house ware items to help the newlyweds prepare for their new house, but you might want to mix it up and give the couple a fashionable accessory. So why not get the newlyweds matching watches? Just a thought.
But other than couples watches as a gift, these watches make great gifts for both men and woman. So with the holiday season approaching and the new year bringing more gift-giving holidays and birthdays, maybe it is time to invest in a new watch to give to a deserving person in your life or yourself.