Shine Bright: Your Jewelry Gift Guide For the Holiday Season

From exquisitely crafted jewelry to must-have holiday accessories, explore our sparkling selections for your loved ones.
Gauraa at SmartGift
December 1st 2021Dec 1, 2021

Eye-catching lights, frosted gingerbread houses, standout holiday entrances — nothing brings magic to the holiday season quite like dazzling decorative statements. And nothing serves as a wearable extension of festive decor quite like a stunning piece of jewelry.

Perhaps your partner has been dropping hints about expanding her jewelry connection. Or your friend is looking for a statement piece to add some jazz to her holiday party outfit. Maybe you’re having a tough time picking a gift for the mother who already has everything. Whichever gifting predicament you find yourself in, our jewelry gift guide is here to help you sort through all the shiny and sparkling options.

From statement earrings to stackable necklaces, bold-face watches to cuffs, there are countless jewelry gift ideas for the women and men in your life. Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts for the wife, holiday gifts for boyfriends, business holiday gifts, or holiday gift exchange ideas, we have you covered with the season’s top holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

Jewelry Gifts for Her

Who said stunning jewelry needs to break the bank? Featuring an iconic combination of stunning charms and stones, the Gemma necklace from Kendra Scott will win the heart of any vintage lover. She can wear the choker alone or layered, though Kendra recommends adding even more eclecticism “by layering on multiple strands.”

If she loves wearing stackable pieces, the Davis Triple Strand Necklace will make the perfect holiday gift for her. A trio of pieces in 18k yellow gold vermeil is sure to complement (or dress up!) a minimalist style.

This pair of Silver Hydrangea earrings from Brilliant Earth is a sure-shot conversation starter. With a glittering cluster of sapphire, aquamarine, blue topaz and a shining diamond — this pair is just playful enough to dress up an everyday look, or pair with her favorite holiday outfit.

Chic, and effortless, these Simone I. Smith Signature large hoops are fit for everyday use and bound to elevate just about any outfit. Plus, if you’re looking for jewelry gifts that give back — a percentage of the sale goes to support the NAACP to eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.

For timeless holiday gift ideas, send her a signature pearl chain bracelet from Movado. Dainty and romantic, it’s the perfect marriage of modern design and personality.

Trying to make a splash this Christmas? Get her the Movado BOLD watch, featuring blush ceramic centerlinks, a silver-toned dial, and crystal-paved dots.

Holiday Gifts for Him

In search of holiday gifts for men? Don’t rule out jewelry on your holiday gift list just yet. Men love receiving meaningful jewelry as much as the women in their lives — it’s just about finding a piece that matches his style. These holiday gift ideas for men feature timeless timepieces, cool necklaces, as well as cuffs.

The Beck round box chain from Kendra Scott is an instant classic that goes with just about everything. The only downside? He’s never going to want to take it off.

This dog tag necklace is not only ruggedly stylish, but it also comes with a double-sided, fully engravable pendant so you can inscribe something sentimental and love-letter worthy for your significant other.

A braided cord bracelet adds texture to every get-up, which is why it’s among the finest jewelry gifts for men. Complete with a metallic bar pendant and customizable fit to boot, he’ll love unwrapping this on Christmas Day.

If he’s not afraid to dress up, opt for the Esperanza bracelet or large cuff from Movado. Truly timeless pieces, watch as they quickly become his go-to wardrobe essentials.

Wristwatches make for unique holiday gifts, and here’s why: they’re both practical and fun. This year, give him heirloom pieces from Movado that become mainstays in his personal collection.

Holiday Gifts for Family

If you think about it, you’ve been buying holiday gifts for parents longer than you have for almost anybody else. Perhaps you’ve stumbled upon a roadblock for holiday gifts for dad. Maybe you’ve been buying different iterations of the same holiday gifts for mom for as long as you can remember. This year, why not try something new and elegant with jewelry gift boxes or holiday gift sets?

Give mom a beautiful Akoya cultured pearl pendant from Brilliant Earth. Dangling from a delicate cable chain, this elegant pearl shines with grace and beauty. For extra points, you can pair it with a matching set of Akoya cultured pearl stud earrings.

This shining pair of North Star sapphire earrings in silver will make excellent jewelry gifts for new moms. Express your gratitude for motherhood by showing her she shines as bright as the North Star.

French Wire earrings from Brighton will make wonderful jewelry gifts for mom. With clusters of lavender and blue crystals, these gorgeous gems will twinkle like the night sky. As a bonus, they come presentation-ready in holiday gift sets so you won’t have to waste time looking up how to present jewelry as a gift!

Send dad (or your father-in-law!) a handsome pyrite bracelet from Kendra Scott. With one-of-a-kind stones and an adjustable enclosure, this stunning piece is designed for everyday use. As a plus, 20% of proceeds from the Cade suite are paid forward to benefit youth causes.

For a more traditional and masucline take on the bracelet, try the Evans corded bracelet. With taupe leather and metallic accents, it’ll elevate the metallic accents in his businessware.

Best Jewelry Gifts for Kids

Who said you can’t give kids jewelry as a gift? Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts for teenage girls, daughter jewelry gifts for graduation, or hoping to corral together charms for jewelry gift bags — we’ve curated a selection of stunning pieces for you to choose from.

It’s no secret that Pandora jewelry gifts make some of the best jewelry Christmas gifts. Give her a Murano Glass Sea Turtle Dangle charm in bleached aqua blue crystals, a Hugging Polar Bear charm with black enamel details, or a glittering paw print in hand-finished sterling silver.

Long considered to be a symbol of luck, this delicate 14k rose gold-plated Pink Ladybird pendant comes with detailed black crystal spots, and a body set with glittering cubic zirconia. Any daughter would consider herself lucky unwrapping this beauty.

Add festive joy to your gifts with Brighton’s merry-making, hand-enameled miniature charms — all strung together on a gorgeous bracelet.

The holiday fun doesn’t end there — you can pair the bracelet with a set of reindeer glitz mini earrings. This ruby red crystal-embellished pair is guaranteed to help her celebrate with cheer all season long.

Best Holiday Gifts for Coworkers and Gift Exchanges

Let’s not forget holiday gift ideas for employees and coworkers! These (under $50) pieces will fare exceptionally well in White Elephant gift exchanges, virtual or in-person Secret Santa, or just as a personal thank-you for a year of hard work.

Bracelets help weave together a look, and this versatile design from Pandora performs its job exceptionally well. Bound to rock any business casual outfit, it’ll bring a smile to your coworker’s face.

Kendra Scott’s Grayson gold stretch bracelet offers a diantier approach: with lilac abalone, and a gently braided cord, they can stack them with other accessories or wear it on its own for added elegance.

Looking for a bolder style? Try Brighton’s Heritage Heart bracelet. Comfortable to wear, and oh-so-cottage core, it’ll make their day.

Upgrade your gifting game with a gesture that’s a little more personal. Send them gold filigree huggie earrings from Kendra Scott, petite twinkle studs from Brighton, or contempo heart earrings from Brighton.

As a bonus this holiday season, Brighton, Movado, and Pandora offer a variety of holiday gift wraps for digital gifts, and orders made through Brilliant Earth include a gift with purchase for a limited time.

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