Today brings a little more Pandora holiday excitement, with a further update on some of the festive promos and extras they’ll be putting out this winter! Included are some updates on the Black Friday 2017 charm, winter gift sets and some other limited edition pieces. We also have a sneak peek at this year’s limited edition gift bag and matching gift packaging. :D
The Pandora Winter 2017 collection will make its debut on 2 November, bringing with it a whole host of festive offers and extras – you can see full previews and live shots in the Winter 2017 tag. Otherwise, read on for a detailed look at the festive gift packaging, gift sets and more!! :)
Pandora Winter 2017 gift bag and packaging
For those who are new to Pandora, every year they put out limited edition gift packaging in celebration of the festive season. Stores usually start offering this around the launch of the Winter collection, but some wait until nearer to Christmas.
This year’s holiday gift bag is decked out half in dark green and half in cream, featuring gold lettering. It matches the Mother’s Day gift packaging, but in more festive colours! This image is courtesy of Sandra Frida, so please don’t reproduce it without crediting her. :)
There will be matching gift wrap and ribbons available, too, as we can see in this photo by Pandora Southgate:
Pandora Black Friday 2017 charm update
I previously posted a preview of the Bright Ornament charm, a limited edition bead coming up for the holiday season. This was definitely originally intended to be the Black Friday charm – I can’t show you the original catalogue page I saw, but it clearly labelled this charm as the BF limited edition bead, and it was originally going to retail for $75 USD or $85 CAD.
However, in the US, it has been rebranded as the Rockettes’ charm in honour of Pandora’s collaboration with the Radio City Rockettes for the holiday season. They’ve bumped the price up to $85 USD instead, and have included an absolutely beautiful ornament presentation box, decked out in a matching colour scheme.
This is absolutely stunning, and I’d gladly pay the $10 extra to get this beautiful packaging!
This will be released in the US on 2 November, and will be sold in US concept stores and a special pop-up store in New York. A few live shots have crept out online, both from the Rockettes’ official page and on eBay. It does look lovely:
The charm will be sold as normal in the rest of the world, without the special ornament box, unfortunately. :( I don’t know whether Pandora are planning anything else to replace this bead as the Black Friday charm, or whether they’re just forgoing it this year.
Pandora LE engraved stocking charm for the US
Pandora in the US are also offering an extra limited edition charm – an engraved and dated version of the Festive Stocking charm, with 2017 engraved at the top of the stocking. Retailing for $65 USD, it will also come in a limited edition green gift box.
The regular Festive Stocking charm, without the engraving, will also be sold in the US, but at the cheaper price of $45 USD. So, if you’d like the special box and engraving, it’ll be $20 more.
I did get asked whether this was the new Black Friday charm for 2017, as the old one has been rebranded, but I don’t think so – it’s available for sale on the Pandora US estore and other retailers right now, so it seems just to be a bonus limited edition charm.
Pandora Disney limited edition charm and clutch GWP for North America
The Pandora Disney Mickey & Minnie Love Icons is being sold as a holiday limited edition bead worldwide, but in the US it’ll have an extra special twist. Retailing for $125 USD, it will come with a green limited edition gift box, and a free Pandora Disney clutch bag!
The Pandora Disney clutch will be available in either grey or black. We got the grey one here in the UK as a GWP earlier this month, but the black one looks even nicer!
Pandora Winter 2017 gift sets for North America
There will be a nice selection of gift sets for North America this season, each offered in a rather lovely gift box!
The Snowy Wonderland gift set retails for $179.00, and will come with a holly-green leatherette travel box, with a little holly leaf tag attached to it.
The Dazzling Snowflake gift set is a little pricier at $199, and is my favourite of these sets – the blue Dazzling Snowflake is such a gorgeous charm, and looks wonderful even on its own. The green leatherette box is just the icing on the cake!
We have some wonderfully clear live photos of the box thanks to Jessica-Alice Fox Gibson:
The Classic Elegance gift set retails for $149 USD, and offers a necklace and pair of earrings, packaged in a green version of the classic Pandora packaging.
Finally, the Let it Snow gift set will retail for $149 USD, and includes the Crystalised Snowflake earrings, the Forever PANDORA studs and the Eternal Elegance drops, packaged in the ‘Shine Bright’ ceramic gift box. This one is rather lovely, I think!
Additionally, I previously mentioned that there were some special gift sets that some US stores had been selling this month – these had been some confusion over these, as some stores had them, and some didn’t. These seem to have had a more official launch now, appearing on the eStore online, and look like they will also continue to be on offer over the holiday period. I’ve reposted the information below:
Our first gift set is the Love You Forever bangle set, retailing for $299 (RRP $415). You get to choose the two letter charms, and the bangle is inscribed with ‘love you forever’.
Meanwhile, the Pandora Rose Jewellery set retails for $379 USD (RRP $475), offering 20% savings.
Both sets come with the green leatherette travel jewellery box.
The following three sets come in the Shine Bright keepsake box. The Sparkle and Shine earring set retails for $124 USD (RRP $180 USD).
The Pandora Rose Earring set is priced at $179 (RRP $230).
Finally, the Sparkling Elegance set is selling for $99 USD (RRP $130 USD).
Other Pandora holiday 2017 promos
In the UK, the Christmas ornament for this year will be available as a gift with purchase from 2 November while stocks last.
Subsequently, the limited edition Heart of Winter bangle will be available as a gift with purchase from 23 November.
I was told that the spends for the two offers would be £125, but I’m also hearing rumours that this might have been reduced to £99, which would be great if true!
In Australia & New Zealand, I’m told that there will also be GWPs on the Christmas ornament and the limited edition Heart of Winter bangle, but I’m yet to confirm dates and spends just yet.
North America should also be getting the Christmas ornament, but this is usually not until later in the season – probably December time. There may also be a separate ornament that is exclusive to Jared’s Galleria, a chain of jewellery stores in the US – I haven’t had confirmation on whether that is happening again this year. yet :)
I also get rather over-excited to see what the limited edition packaging for each season is going to look like, as the gift bags are rather collectable in themselves! I think I’ve got them all ever since I started collecting. :D I like the deep green colour scheme of this year’s bag, but would have preferred it to be one colour, rather than split in two as I think this detracts from the overall effect a little bit.
I absolutely adore the US Rockettes ornament as well – it’s gorgeous, and just the kind of thing to make a purchase feel special. I’ll definitely be on the hunt for one of those! So, all in all, there are a lot of fun little extras to look forward to this holiday season: the Christmas bell porcelain ornament, the US Bright Ornament gift box, the gift bag, and maybe an exclusive Jared ornament, too – although I’ve not heard about that one yet!
Do you like this year’s gift packaging? What are you planning on getting?