Singles' Day, 11/11

The Singles’ Day, so-called Double 11 and originally called Bachelor’s Day, is a Chinese unofficial holiday and shopping season that celebrates mostly people who are not in relationships.

The date, 11 November (11/11), was chosen because the numeral 1 resembles a bare stick, which is Chinese Internet slang for an unmarried man who does not add 'branches' to the family tree. The four '1's also abstractly refer to the demographic group of single people. Paradoxically, the holiday has become a popular date on which to celebrate relationships: more than 4,000 couples got married in Beijing on this date in 2011, far greater than the daily average of 700 marriages.

Singles' Day serves as an occasion for single people to meet and for parties to be organized. The holiday was initially only celebrated by young men, hence the initial name Bachelors' Day. However, it is now widely celebrated by both sexes. Blind date parties are popular on this day, in an attempt to alter the single status of the participants. Some universities organize special programs to gather singles together for the celebration.

The sales happened in Singles’ Day is about four times in size comparing to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The day is celebrated by both the singles and by the ones who are getting married on that day. Thus, it is a very good day for buying some gifts for you or for your loved ones.

Some gift ideas that would best fit for the Singles’ Day would be:

Asymmetric Heart Necklace; represents an incomplete heart which represents being incomplete without partner.

Butterfly Necklace/Bracelet; represents the freedom of being a single as butterflies have no flying pattern in the air.

Fairy Tale Necklace; represents fairy tales that have no couples but only helps people in need.

Girl Flying Balloons Necklace; represents a free girl that could just graduated from school.

Mom & Daughter Necklace; can be a great gift for single moms or single daughters.

North Star Celestial Earrings; represents pole star standing alone in the sky but powerful and guide for everyone.

Phoenix Necklace; represents reborn from the hardships and down-times of the life.

Single Stone Necklace/Bracelet/Earrings; stands alone but shiny and beautiful.

Snake Model Necklace/Bracelet/Ring/Earrings; represents the wisdom, sexiness and sensuality.

Snowflake Model Necklace/Bracelet ; represents the winter and falling snowflakes alone in the air.