The Ultimate Gold Jewellery Christmas Gift Guide
Jewellery for Christmas is the perfect way to bring a little extra sparkle to any stocking this season. From glistening diamond earrings for her to chunky gold chains for him, there’s a piece of jewellery perfect for every personality.
Let’s be honest, who doesn't want to wake up to the gift of gold underneath the tree on the 25th December? That’s why the team at Hatton Jewellers have come up with the top gold Christmas gifts for every personality!
Jewellery Gifts For Men
Men are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for and if you’re looking to make sure your man feels special this festive season, gold jewellery for him can be the perfect option. A bold ring is the ultimate statement gift for the man in your life. Not only will it be his favourite gift under the tree, it will allow him to stand out from the crowd every time he wears it.
Iced out hip hop pendants and chains are also a great choice for someone who is a little more extraverted or loves the rap music scene. Make his eyes sparkle as he opens a diamond encrusted pendant and shining gold chain.
Jewellery For Her
Buying jewellery as a surprise gift can be a daunting task. Whether it’s for your better half, mum or any other loved one, you should consider the following questions before opting for a piece of jewellery:
- What type of jewellery does she usually wear?
- Are her ears pierced?
- Does she wear jewellery daily, or only on special occasions?
- Does she like to keep up with the trends, or does she prefer traditional jewellery?
This will help you decide what the best jewellery option is. If she is a lover of the finer things in life, a pair of 9ct gold earrings adorned with gemstones or diamonds would be the perfect way to add a little bit of luxury to her Christmas Day. Alternatively, a gold necklace that can help accessorise any outfit is sure to be a favourite when she unwraps it on Christmas morning.
His And Hers Jewellery For Christmas
Jewellery for couples is becoming increasingly popular. With matching jewellery pieces or engraved items, the market for his and hers jewellery is growing constantly. If you know a special couple, his and hers chains could make for the perfect thoughtful gold gift this season.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a special piece for your other half, a his and hers set will be a great way to share a special moment this Christmas!
For The Hip Hop Lover
Hip hop jewellery gifts are growing as the popularity of the rap music industry increases. If the person you are gifting is a hip hop lover, pendants dripping in diamonds will deliver that wow-factor moment on Christmas morning. Predominantly worn by A-list celebrities and rap superstars, iced out jewellery is sure to make your loved ones feel special.
Bling or iced out jewellery first became popular in the 1970s as part of a very distinctive and flashy style of fashion. Over the years, the interest in hip hop jewellery has grown, and continues to impact high fashion today. After all, nothing stands out like a pendant that is completely covered in sparkling diamonds.
For The Mistletoe Lovers
With crackling fireplaces and cosy Christmas markets, it’s no surprise that Christmas is one of the most common days for loved up couples to get engaged. Romantic Christmas gifts can range from glistening engagement rings to a diamond eternity ring, or even a beautiful gold bracelet that you know your partner will adore.
Think about your partner’s personal style to ensure you give them the surprise they deserve. If you’re looking to plan a romantic proposal for your other half over the Christmas period, be sure to check out our engagement ring guide for more tips on picking out the perfect ring.
For The Statement Maker
Bold and beautiful, gemstone jewellery gifts are the perfect Christmas present for anyone who loves to make a statement. Did you know that there are over 200 different types of gemstone in the world? This means there truly is something to fit every personality, but some of the most popular gemstones include rubies, emeralds and sapphires. From gemstone rings to pendants and bracelets, these pieces of jewellery are certain to stand out from the crowd.
If you want to make a statement with your gemstone jewellery, why not choose a gemstone that holds a special meaning for your loved ones?
Rubies are traditionally the birthstone for those born in July. Its deep, rich red colour is particularly striking, so it's no wonder that a ruby is one of the most popular gemstones available. The naturally bold nature of the ruby makes it perfect for creatives.
The modern birthstone for the month of December, tanzanite was first introduced to the jewellery market in the 1960s and is much loved thanks to its beautiful purple-blue colour. This gemstone is often associated with mental and physical development.
Emeralds are known as one of the ‘precious four’ gemstones alongside rubies, sapphires and diamonds, but are one of the most valuable gemstones on the market. This gemstone represents personality traits such as loyalty, faithfulness and balance.
Often described to benefit from a ‘rainbow-like’ tone, opal can give off flashes of colour in a way that no other gemstone can. It has been associated with guarding against disease and inspiring positivity.
Quartz has a rich history behind it, traditionally used as a ‘healing stone’. There is a common belief that it had healing properties and is often used by fortune tellers for crystal balls. It is a durable gemstone that is found in colourless form, however impurities can cause changes to its colour, making the likes of rose quartz.
Sapphires have a near-identical chemical makeup to rubies, but are most commonly found in a rich blue colour. They are the perfect gemstone for someone who is outgoing and extroverted. Sapphires are also one of the hardest gemstones, ranking 9 on the Mohs scale, just behind diamonds and moissanite.
For The Traditionalist
If your significant other is a lover of traditional jewellery, check out what is already in their jewellery box to find some pieces of jewellery that they’re sure to love! If you want something that will stand out from the rest of her collection, look for traditional jewellery with a twist. For example, stick to the styles that they love, but add a splash of colour with a gemstone set gold necklace.
For The Trendsetter
Do you have an avid trendsetter in your family? Buying jewellery for people who like to stand out from the crowd can be extremely difficult. A great way to find something they would like is to check out the high street shops as well as the runways for inspiration before choosing the piece of jewellery you want to buy.
A chunky gold chain, hoop earrings or even an iced out pendant are perfect for those who spend their time watching the catwalk. With more hip hop jewellery reaching high fashion designers, iced out jewellery could be a great option for trendsetters too. Check out our iced out jewellery guide to find out more information.
For The Sentiment Lover
Sentimental jewellery will carry a story or memory with the item every time the wearer sees it. A personalised jewellery gift can be the ideal option if you’re wanting to make this Christmas extra special. In fact a sentimental jewellery gift will most likely become one of the most important pieces of jewellery they own.
This jewellery doesn’t always have to be overly expensive or 24 carat gold - often the sentimental value completely outweighs the monetary value. Unique sentimental jewellery gifts can include anything from family heirlooms to beautiful gemstone-encrusted jewellery, especially if this piece is adorned with their birthstone.
Affordable Gold Jewellery Gifts
Whether your budget is £50 or £500+ you can still buy your loved ones a piece of jewellery that is sure to make their day. Dazzle your mum, sister or significant other with a pair of gold stud earrings, finishing the gift off with a bow for that final touch to ensure they feel special while opening your present.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but lab-created or man-made diamonds can have the same sparkling effect with a lower price tag. To learn more about diamonds, check out our diamond guide.
10 Wrapping Tips Stand Out From The Present Pile This Christmas
If you’ve got a beautiful piece of gold jewellery, there’s no better way to make it stand out from the present pile than with the wrapping. The wrapping may not seem essential, but showcases the effort you have put into the gift and is a great way to make it feel even more special.
Here are our top 10 wrapping tips to make sure your present stays at the top of the pile this Christmas morning:
1. Make your sentimental jewellery feel more personal with a printed photo gift tag slipped under the ribbon - it will also make a lovely keepsake!
2. Add a bit of colour to your craft wrapping paper with some evergreen decorations - you can even find these in your back garden for added ease.
3. Include a sweet treat with a candy cane present topper or gingerbread gift tags.
4. Use sheet music as wrapping paper - perfect for the music lovers!
5. DIY your own wrapping paper using brown paper and a potato stamp shaped into a Christmas tree - this is also a great way to keep the children busy during the festive period.
6. Stay traditional with the bold Christmas colours - green, red and white wrapped presents are sure to pop underneath the tree.
7. Add a Christmas bauble to your wrapping - the person receiving the gift can add it to their Christmas tree next year
8. Gifting to a travel lover? Use a map to wrap their present, it’s thoughtful and unique.
9. Red ribbon is traditional and makes any present look a little more luxurious under the tree.
10. Tinsel isn’t just for the Christmas tree, it’s a great way to make sure your gift sparkles too.
For more of our articles or tips for what to buy when doing your Christmas shopping, check out the Hatton Jewellers blog.