Today brings my monthly Pandora news round-up, featuring all the details on what’s coming up for November 2017 – and beyond! The promo pandemonium continues, with a whole host of holiday offers coming up both this month and next. For me, this is always one of the times of the year in which it’s most fun to be a Pandora collector, with all the festive campaign imagery, the ornament GWP, the holiday gift packaging… 🎄❤︎
I’ve also included some live shots of and thoughts on the Pandora Winter 2017 collection, and a round-up of some recent country exclusive beads. :)
Pandora Winter 2017 thoughts
I popped into store to see the new collection last Saturday and spent a very enjoyable half hour or so picking out my choices for the UK’s Christmas ornament offer! :D While I was there, I had a good mosey around the shop to look at all the new pieces, and thought I’d offer a few live shots and thoughts now.
The Bright Ornament looked particularly beautiful, although I thought it was a shame that it wasn’t showcased in a way that made it stand out more. It is meant to be a special bead for the holidays :)
The new Pandora Rose charms were pretty in person, offering a more elegant take on a festive theme. I think the Christmas Tree was my favourite of these, but I’m not tempted to get any just yet – neither of my Pandora Rose bracelets would suit either of these. I think you’d want to put them on a bangle, maybe, as there aren’t many Rose charms out there that would match them.
The most striking displays were definitely the blue beads, however. Their vibrant colour was instantly eyecatching! My favourites were undoubtedly the deep blue of the Wintry Delight and Orbit charms, but the Ice Drops murano was also delicate and pretty.
I also saw the new Shining Star stud earrings, which did not launch in North America, but have done in most other regions. They’re really pretty! :)
Pandora Winter 2017 country exclusives for the US and Canada
A few more country exclusive charms have popped up with the Pandora Winter 2017 release – these are new versions of the usual stock engravable charms, rather than proper fresh designs. These are becoming increasingly popular, as clearly the brand have realised that they are an affordable way to offer beads with a more specific appeal.
There are often too many of these nowadays to track down and feature them all, but I thought these were quite cute!
I don’t have stock images for these but, in Canada, the following charms have been posted by Pandora Southgate:
My favourite is the red mittens dangle, which is very cute!
In the US, there are a few new spiritual designs, plus one celebrating coffee!
The first two of the spirituality-themed charms are retailing for $85 USD – the high price tag is down to the pave detailing, I suppose.
The Blessed bead is a little cheaper at $75 USD – I guess because it doesn’t have any pave detailing on the face of the charm.
The Thankful, Grateful, Blessed charm retails for $60 USD.
And the Faith, Hope, Love charm is $55 USD.
You can see these charms in action in this great shot from Pandora Harborplace:
Finally, the Coffee Addict charm retails for $60 USD:
Pandora holiday promos for North America
In North America, there will be some great deals available for Black Friday For the US, there will be a ‘buy two, get one free’ on all full-priced Pandora products, running from 22–27 November. I’m also told that there will be a 20% discount offered on all Winter 2017 gift sets. Normally, the US and Canada offer the same promotions, but they’ve started doing separate things lately, so I am not sure yet whether the same will apply there.
For full details on the Winter 2017 gift sets, please follow the link here! I also found some great shots of the gift sets, courtesy of tiedyedeb – there are more shots at her ebay page, too. The boxes are so lovely!
Going forward, in December there should be both a GWP on the Pandora Christmas Ornament 2017 (pictured below) and the Heart of Winter limited edition bangle – but I’m still checking the dates on those. Starting from 7 December, there will also be an exclusive reindeer ornament, only available in Jared stores! :)
Jared are also offering a $500 gift set, bundling a bunch of the new Winter 2017 holiday charms. This is available now, and includes the Jared exclusive charm for this year – the Sparkling Festive Stocking:
Pandora holiday promos for the UK
The Christmas ornament GWP is running now, and will be on offer for the next couple of weeks – spend £99 or more in a single transaction and get the bell ornament for free! I got my ornament on Saturday – it is beautiful! The little clapper inside actually does produce a little sound when you ring it. It’s really very nicely done:
Then, from 23 November, the Heart of Winter LE bangle will be available with spends of £99 or more.
Pandora holiday promos for Australia & New Zealand
These are very similar to those in the UK. From 16–26 November, the Christmas bell ornament will be available with spends of $150 AUD ($180 NZD). After that, the Heart of Winter bangle will be available with the same spend from 7 December.
I also have a little sneak peek at the Pandora Valentine’s 2018 gift with purchase for AU/NZ! This jewellery box GWP will be running from 1-14 February next year. I can’t tell from the image exactly what kind of jewellery box it is though, whether it’s ceramic or leatherette.
Other Pandora 2017 promotions
In Malaysia, this leatherette heart gift box will be on offer with spends of RM588 until 19 November. This caught my eye as it looks like a white version of a pink Valentine’s gift box that was on offer last year!
The green leatherette jewellery box that featured in the North American gift sets will also be available as a GWP in some European countries as well, I’m told, but I don’t have specific details on that. :)
*UPDATED* It’s now on offer in Germany until 23 November (hat tip to Astrid for this info!). The jewellery box will be on offer in store and not online, and only for Pandora Club members. Spend 49€ and receive the travel box for free!
I’ve already tackled a good chunk of my Pandora holiday spending this season – I got the Bright Ornament charm from the US, so that I could get the cute Rockettes ornament with it! Both have arrived with my helper in the US – very exciting! :D She also very helpfully took a picture of it with the Dancing Lion for me – as you can see, the reds are not a total match, but they nevertheless look great together!
Meanwhile, I got two Autumn 2017 Shimmering Stripe muranos and the new Wintry Delight charm from the latest collection to get the Christmas ornament for free! Now I need to bunker down and not spend anything more until the Jared promo, or maybe Black Friday weekend, but I’m very excited by my purchases so far :)
What are you looking forward to this month? Are you planning on doing any of the (many) promos on offer?