Christmas is here and if you are a Watch lover, have a Watch obsessed person to buy for or are just looking for some gift giving inspiration I am here to help. This year I was overwhelmed with an epic amount of submissions and amazing watches to feature in my gift guide. It has been exhaustingly hard to pick only a few Ladies and Men's pieces for each category that are unique and special but I have found something for everyone, even your dodgy Uncle! This eclectic mix of new and established brands and some of my favourites from this year really showcase the amazing diversity of the Watch Industry and I hope you enjoy all the fun, fantasy and fantastic pieces I have for you. Remember this guide is really only a teaser, their are so many incredible watches you can pick for Christmas 2016 so make sure you click on through and visit the linked websites. Let the Gift Giving Begin!!!
Fabulous Finds Under $1000: It's Been A Good Year Santa
A Little Bit Splurgy Under $5000: This Year Rocked Santa
I so need this Over $5000: Santa I completely killed it this year!
I want to thank all the wonderful Watch Companies, Distributers, PR Agents and watch loving peeps that I have worked with this year. It has been a real privilage for me to be a part of all the exceptional work that you are doing in the watch industry, I am truly excited to see what 2017 will bring. For all my readers and supporters a huge Merry Christmas to you and your families, may the time you spend together over this season bring you all great joy. Merry Christmas Melinda C
It's Christmas and when that little whipper snapper asks for a watch where do you start? For the second year running I have put together a great selection of watches for the little people in your life. Kids watches should be fun, reliable and not to heavy for little hands. But most of all (and I speak from experience) they need to be affordable because lets face it, if they don't loose it and it lasts the whole school year there is going to be high fives all round! So here we go with a Merry Watchmas for the little peeps!
Tik Toc Track RRP $180 (plus monthly fee)
My top pick this year is the new Tic Toc track, safety kid watch. It features a Draw Fence feature, directions and lots of reporting capability. The App takes a little bit to get used to but overall it is a great Kid Tracker/Safety Device. It is also really light which is important for little people and can tracked via both your PC and smart devices. This watch is like buying a phone for your child in the sense that you will need to pay a monthly subscription fee for the tracking and mobile features. It starts at $7.99 a month for the basic package plus the $180 sign up fee. They do offer an international roaming feature, great if you are overseas with the option of just renting the watch while you are away. This watch really caters for the little people in your life who are not ready for a phone option. It's cute with lots of fun colour options. Visit http://www.tictoctrack.com.au/
SUPERDRY URBAN WATCH: RRP $79
The SuperDry Urban watch is the trendy choice for kids in that 8-14 category. Available in a huge variety of colours, 50m water resistant and $79 bucks it's a no brainer. It is a perfect mid size with a 38mm case so whilst might be a bit big for a little tucker is perfect for your tweens. http://www.westendcollection.com.au/
SMIGGLE MOOD/PREDICTO WATCH RRP $39.95
Not sure what mood you’re in? Press your Smiggle Mood Watch to just what you’re feeling. Or need an answer to an important question? Ask the Smiggle Predicto Watch for the answer. These magic light up watches tell the time while keeping tabs on your present and future! This watch is all fun and the kids will have a blast just playing with it. Visit http://www.smiggle.com.au/shop/en/smiggle
Lorus Kids RRP $69
If your kid is a constant swimmer or you spend all your summer on a boat then the Lorus Kids range is a great option. It's 100m water resistant which means it can withstand any watersports (apart from diving) that your munchkin can throw at it. It's easy to read and a nice size (32mm) for little hands. Visit http://www.lorus.com.au/
DISNEY ORIGINAL COLLECTION RRP $79
What kid (big or little) doesn't love Disney? The gorgeous Original Disney collection in Petite and Running is available in a rainbow of cute colours. With Mickey or Minnie pointing the way there is a possibility that your kid could actually get ready for school on time! Visit http://westendcollection.com.au/
Flik Flak (by SWATCH) RRP $ 65
From Finding Dory to the Good Dinosaur to colours, flowers, rainbows and cupcakes the Flik Flak range from Swatch has something for every child. Staring at $50 for your entry point, you are sure to find something for your little one to love. As always the Flik Flak range is great for that learning to tell time stage with easy to read numbers and dials. Visit http://shop.swatch.com/en_au/