While you’re settling into the swing of fall — enjoying a pumpkin-spiced latte, decorating with straw bundles, and relishing the crunch of fall leaves underfoot — don’t get too comfortable! Winter and blustering snow will be here in Barrie, a part of Ontario’s ‘snow belt,’ before you know it.
While you’re planning for the cold, we hope you’re also looking forward to a relaxing holiday season that you and yours will cherish for many years to come.
Now, if you’ve been toiling over gift ideas in the Barrie area, and your finances are a little strapped, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’re breaking down gold and how it can elevate your gift-giving in two ways this holiday season.
Read on to learn about gifting gold in the season of giving, and how you can find a reliable gold buyer in Barrie if you want to cash in your gold assets to free up money for the holidays.
Leverage Your Gold Assets for Gift-Giving
Experts predict Canadians will spend an average of $570 on gifts at Christmas. This is a whopping expense for anyone on a budget — especially for families in Barrie, where the average salary is around $43,000 annually.
If your household is battling inflation and a lack of liquid cash, and you’re worried about how to cover the costs of gifts this season, you can always consider cashing in on your gold.
Whether it’s a gold Rolex, a broken bracelet you’re not too bothered about getting fixed, a gold medal, or you come across gold jewellery in an old, forgotten box, now might be a great time to see what it’s worth. Don’t just sit on a gold item (saving it for a rainy day)!
And if money isn’t a concern, cashing in on gold is a fantastic way to elevate your holidays this year — maybe by treating your special someone to a much-needed vacation, or to a designer purse or pair shoes they’ve been hinting at.
If you do want to sell any gold items, keep these tips in mind:
- Look for a specialized dealer of gold, silver, and other precious metals in Barrie.
- Shop around, and don’t sell to the very first place you visit.
- Check reviews for past and present buyers and sellers.
- Research spot prices and establish if now is the right time to sell. That said, if you’re selling a watch or a ring, there’s never really a bad time to sell if you need the cash at that time — like the holidays! The spot price of gold is only a valuable gauge if you have bullion or a large volume of gold to sell.
- See if they have holiday specials!
Trading In Your Gold and Gift Giving
The same rules apply to gifting gold, too. Specialized gold dealers are often more cost-effective options than high-street retailers. And if you’ve found a piece of old or broken jewellery, or maybe even a long-forgotten coin collection, you can often trade upwards on something new-to-you.
Keep specialized dealers in mind if you’d like to treat a loved one (or yourself!) to a new or gently worn vintage piece of jewellery — whether it’s a pendant necklace, an engagement ring, a designer watch, or otherwise. Seek out the services of seasoned professionals who truly understand the nuances of this precious metal and who can help to steer you in the right direction.
A piece of gold jewellery isn’t just a gift, but it’s also an investment, after all.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re looking to free up some extra cash this holiday season or you’d like to buy a gift that’s sure to be a standout memory for many years to come — gold is the answer.
Connect with a local gold specialist today and learn about your options.