Gifting – classic, confident, beautiful gifts for yourself or others

October 27th, 2022 by

Hey Miss, you know what’s always on trend during the holiday season? Some sparkle. That’s why we’re REALLY excited to hear from the experts at Champaign Jewelers. Whether you’re looking for some bling for yourself, or you have a very lucky friend or family member on your list, we have some top-tier tips to help you nail it this holiday season. We sat down with Kari Smith, founder and owner of Champaign Jewelers to get all the pre-holiday rush shopping advice. Oh, and if you use the code MISSMARKET when you shop in store or online, you can get an extra 5% off on some already insane deals! So go on, Miss… is the time to splurge!

Miss Market- “We’re hearing so much buzz about shopping early this year. What’s your advice for finding great pieces for yourself or others and when?”

Kari Smith- “Shop early and shop often!  I am so guilty of last minute shopping, I’ve resolved to change my tune this year. When you find that item that is just a perfect gift for your friend or family member, definitely get it right away.  It may not be available later and if you think it is perfect, it is!  Don’t overthink it too much. 

This holiday season is going to be especially fun at Champaign Jewelers!  We are preparing to move to a brand new, larger location and we are auditioning brand new designers and jewelry lines for the new store.  These new lines are all 25% off their regular prices during the construction sale!  For ladies AND for the guys!  Every two weeks we will debut a new line!”


Miss Market- “What are some ideas for the mom or grandma on your gift list?” 

Kari Smith- “If you have time, a personalized gift is always a great choice!  A customized piece with family birthstones is something that always tells a story.  Think of her style, but don’t be afraid to try something a little different!  There are so many cool jewelry designs that she may not even know about.  One of our jewelry lines features custom cut semi-precious gemstones.  These statement pieces will add a beautiful pop of color to any outfit.  And, if dad or grandpa needs a gift idea, there are matching sets:  You can get the necklace and he can get the earrings.”


Miss Market- “What about that friend you want to buy something special and unique that doesn’t break the bank?”

Kari Smith- “Check out the Fun Corner at Champaign Jewelers.  We’ve got so many great ideas for gifts, most are under $100. Unique earrings and necklaces (they ALWAYS fit!) and this year during our construction sale we are debuting several new lines! Save 25% on the new designers!”

Miss Market- “Sometimes, we just want to give ourselves something gorgeous. What can we give ourselves to help our inner confidence and beauty shine?”

Kari Smith- “Sparkles!  The holidays are a great time to treat yourself to new bling.  Whether it is a bracelet or a new pair of earrings, you can really jazz up your holiday season with just a little sparkle.   Diamond earrings are a classic look that works for every occasion AND for our natural diamond earrings, we offer a trade up program that you can make them grow each year!!”


Miss Market- “If you’re coming into Champaign Jewelers or connecting online to buy a gift – what information is helpful to have ready so the CJ experts can best assist you?” 

Kari Smith- “Shop online anytime at   Or check out the Champaign Jewelers VIP app (be sure to accept notifications so that you know when those new lines are arriving!)  If you happen to know metal preference: Gold, White, or Pink that is helpful.  Ring size is good to know but not absolutely necessary.  If she has a wish list, that is awesome!” 

Ok, Miss. So, what are you going to “add to cart” first? Click the photos above for some of the items on our wishlist!