Talking the torque: Father’s Day jewellery gift ideas from Guilty Bangles
Father’s Day is coming up in the UK – it’s on Sunday 19 June this year – and, as ever, the shops are awash with whisky, socks and slippers.
Being the fashionistas that we are, though, we like to be a bit more creative in our gift choices – hence us turning to our old friends at online jewellery retailer Guilty Bangles.
You probably recall our interview with Guilty Bangles’ creator, Jo Hall, last year, but what you might not know is that Guilty Bangles has an exclusive range of men’s sterling silver bangles, chains and cufflinks, in addition to its gorgeous collection of bangles and other jewellery for women.
For ultimate executive chic, for example, we do like this chunky urban torque bangle (£189.99; pictured centre, above), handmade in the UK from quality, highly polished, 925 solid sterling silver. Granted, it’s just a tad dearer than a three-pack of socks, but if you’re looking for something extra special for Dad it could fit the bill nicely. Failing that, guys, you could always just treat yourself, and be sure to up the style ante in your office.
Alternatively, for something a bit more understated, this Darwin bracelet chain for men (£45.99) could be just the ticket. Sturdy yet sophisticated, we love the combination of an unusual, eye-catching box-link design and a price tag that won’t break the bank. If you really want to go for it, there’s even a matching chain necklace (£95.99; pictured left, above) that you could add to your (or your dad’s) collection.
It’s true, though, that not all guys are into jewellery in a big way – and that’s where you can’t go wrong with a pair of funky cufflinks. Guilty Bangles has quite a few attractive options to choose from, whether you fancy something simple like these silver ovals (£49.99) or something bolder with stripes (£65.99; pictured right, above).
We have to say, however, that our favs in the cufflink department are these bold Tokyo red and black cufflinks (£43.99), featuring jet black onyx stones and polished sterling silver stripes with a statement coral-red stripe down the middle. They’re classy, as ever, but perfect if (like us) you can’t help wearing something that makes you stand out.
In fact, because we love these Tokyo cufflinks so much, we’ve persuaded Guilty Bangles to let us give away a pair to one lucky Fashion & Style Directory reader! The competition will be going live very soon, so keep your eyes open for when we announce the details of what you need to to to enter!
What are your favourite Father’s Day jewellery gift ideas? Take a look at the Guilty Bangles website and let us know your thoughts!