Today’s post brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring details on upcoming releases for the month! This month’s round-up is heavily focused on Pandora’s festive promotions and gift sets, which is really getting me in the mood for the holidays! ;) The Disney and Winter 2014 collections have now been released, and the next big thing in the Pandora world has to be the release of the 2014 Black Friday charm later this month.
In terms of blog news, I have a number of fun posts coming up, including reviews of the Pandora Essence bracelet and some of the new winter charms. I’m also going to be finishing off my Autumn 2014 reviews with a quick look at the Dove of Peace and Mystic Floral charms. :)
Pandora Disney Parks Collection Released
Today sees the release of the Pandora Disney Parks exclusive collection, which will be sold exclusively at Disney Park locations across North America. The collection features a special Pandora Disney charm bracelet (pictured below), and a number of other Mickey-and-Minnie-themed pieces!
It’s worth noting too that the online Disney Store has now updated with a selection of the charms, including the Pandora Disney charm bracelet, which is great for anyone who can’t easily make it to one of the parks. The exciting news for readers outside North America is that some of the concept store collection is available there, too, including the Cinderella Sparkling Slipper and the Mickey’s Sparkling Snowflake charm – and they offer international shipping.
The caveat, however, is that their international shipping charges are frankly astronomical. I just experimentally added two of the charms to my basket to see how much shipping would come to – it turns out, $77 USD! It was almost double the price of the charms again. So you might be better off asking someone in the US to help you!
Pandora Winter 2014 Gift Sets for North America
As ever, Pandora in North America have gone all-out for the holiday season with some pretty gift sets. These are available from now until the 31st of December, and each will come with a white leatherette Pandora gift box.
There are currently two gift sets available: the Stargazer bracelet gift set and the Starlight jewellery gift set. For all the details on the gift sets, please see my post here!
Pandora Black Friday 2014 charm
The highlight of the month for Pandora collectors has to be the release of the limited edition Black Friday charm on the 28th of November. This year’s charm features a Christmas ornament pendant design, which has so far received somewhat mixed reviews from Pandora collectors. You can view a dedicated preview of this charm here. Personally I am excited for this charm, and I’m very curious to see it in person!
Pandora Christmas 2014 Gift Bag
Pandora usually offers special gift packaging to celebrate the holiday season, and stores are starting to offer this year’s! This year’s special Christmas gift packaging features a beautiful navy blue design, with a little star tag.
Pandora Christmas Ornament GWP
The highlight of the holiday promotions has to be the annual Pandora Christmas ornament gift with purchase! Every year over the holiday season, Pandora offers a free Christmas ornament if you spend a certain amount in store – this year’s ornament features a cute porcelain sleigh design, and we have a beautiful live image of it, thanks to Magda Toruj. It will be available in a variety of regions, although the qualifying spends will vary.
- In the UK, this promotion has already started in some stores and will be available until the 1st of January 2015 or while stocks last. The spend is officially £175, the same as last year, but some people have reported that their store is offering it for £125 instead (a tad more reasonable!).
- In Australia, this GWP will run from the 27th of November until the 9th of December – the required spend will be $150 AUD ($180 NZD).
- However, in North America, it will not be offered until the 1st of December.
This month I’m most excited for this year’s Black Friday charm, not just because it’s pretty, but also because I love the excitement of the tradition each year. I associate it a lot with Christmas in general now. ^^
The Christmas ornament tradition is also great fun, and this year’s sleigh looks adorable in person – I love the way you can pop your charms into the fabric sack to give as a gift! Unfortunately the UK spends for the Christmas ornament once again unbelievably expensive, and I’m a bit disappointed, as I’d like to be able to participate! On the other hand, the navy blue Christmas gift packaging is sweet and that will at least be more obtainable! ^^
What are you looking forward to this month? Are you going to be getting any of the Disney Parks charms?