I'm sure my husband is not the only man to be found scouring the shops at 4pm on Christmas Eve searching for appropriate gift ideas for women.
With the countdown to Christmas now fully on, a little forward planning when it comes to shopping for your wife or girlfriend will ensure that you are not short of a great gift come the big day.
Whether you're the organised type who has his Christmas shopping done and dusted by the end of November or a wait-till-the-last minute guy, we have compiled some of our favourite Cartier jewellery that will solve the Christmas present conundrum.
The Cartier LOVE bracelet speaks for itself in the present stakes. Engraved with the iconic screw motif, this is a fiercely romantic piece in the most stylish of guises. Available in pink, white or yellow gold, with or without sparkling diamonds or coloured gemstones, this is a Christmas classic.
Another Cartier jewellery icon, the sleek and regal panther, has adorned the maison's jewels for a century and, to celebrate the big cat's 100th anniversary, Cartier has launched a new collection featuring the feline mascot this autumn. The opulent Panthère de Cartier ring in yellow gold with tsavorite garnets and onyx would be a fabulous Christmas gift for women who like their jewellery to make a bold statement.
Designed in the 1970s, Cartier's Juste un Clou is another collection that has stood the test of time. The diamond pavé Juste un Clou necklace taps into the current trends for rose gold and dainty jewellery. With a name that means "just a nail", Juste un Clou is one of Cartier's edgiest collections. Watch her face light up on Christmas Day as she unwraps this slim-line pink gold and diamond pavé Juste un Clou bracelet, one of the newest additions to the range.
This year Cartier launched the new Amulette de Cartier collection, and we love the sautoir necklace. Even if you are not familiar with the name sautoir, you will be familiar with the style. Its naval-grazing proportions make it less formal than a traditional necklace but, with the right frock, perfectly suited to dressy occasions also - a true multi-purpose jewel that she will get tons of wear out of.
If jewellery doesn't float her boat, this Cartier Ballon Bleu watch in stainless steel has a refined and understated design that she can wear everyday. With plenty of luxurious details such as a cabochon sapphire-set crown, it's a house classic.