The festive period is fast approaching and let’s face it: No matter how we promise ourselves that we’ll get our Christmas shopping done well in advance, it almost never happens. Thankfully, for situations like these, there’s always Fossil and its wide range of products that speak to different personalities. From pretty, dainty watches that any party-goer will love, to satchels that marry form and function for a chic everyday essential, Fossil is the brand to trust for gifts – especially if they’re for loved ones you treasure.
Here are some suggestions:
It's petite, stylish and oh-so-pretty. The 28mm Mini Carlie watch offers the essence of telling time with a glittering acetate dial that recalls a starry night sky, while its rose gold-tone stainless steel bracelet completes the elegant picture.
Mini Carlie watch, $229. Available in Fossil stores; find a store here.
For something more robust but no less feminine, the 36mm Jocelyn watch (left) has a glittering mother-of-pearl dial and rose gold-tone stainless steel bracelet for a graceful dress watch.
Jocelyn watch, $309. Buy it here.
Just the right amount of hardware makes this bag a versatile piece - for work or a day about town. Your sister will greatly appreciate that she can carry it on the shoulder (the adjustable straps are detachable) or by its stylish Old English brass handles. There are even two gusseted slide pockets found inside for greater utility.
Ryder Mini satchel, $389. Buy it here.
What better than a bag that lets your sister wear it anyway she likes? Thanks to adjustable and detachable straps, this goes from a backpack to a shoulder bag or a top handle tote - with plenty of room to spare.
Camilla Small backpack in brown, $329. Buy it here.
The versatile and stylish range of convertable backpacks is also available in a slimmer, silhouette if she so prefers.
Camilla backpack in tan, $389. Buy it here.
Show the hubs how much you appreciate him with a work bag that he can carry every day with pride. Equipped with two zipped compartments, a padded pocket for a 15" laptop, slide pockets and an adjustable strap, this bag offers optimal functionality with easy style. Emboss this with his initials (up to 3 letters) to drive the point home.
Haskell workbag, $599. Available in Fossil stores; find a store here.
This crossbody bag is petite enough for a night out on the town, but roomy enough for all a girl's essentials. Your best friend will love the chain detail strap and luscious easy-to-match colour block scheme (fig at the front and back; orchid at the sides). This can also be embossed with up to three letters for a personal touch.
Campbell crossbody bag, $269. Available in Fossil stores; find a store here.
It's the end of the year so go ahead and spoil yourself too. This smartwatch will do very nicely. Equipped with the latest technology that lets you keep every aspect of your life organised - from fitness and heart rate trackers, to email, text and social media notifications - it's a life enhancer delivered with an ultra-sleek look. (Click here for more information on the watch.)
Venture HR smartwatch, $489. Available in Fossil stores; find a store here.
Other watches that you'll want to consider are the 26mm Mini Tailor watch (left) with a distinctive sunray dial and steel mesh bracelet for a statement-making everyday watch; and the Jacqueline Hybrid smartwatch (middle) that connects to your phone through Bluetooth® technology: Keep track on everything from calories burned, to using it as a remote for your phone's camera.
Mini Tailor watch, $229; Jacqueline Hybrid smartwatch, $329; Venture HR Smartwatch, $489. Available in Fossil stores; find a store here.