The Best Jewelry Gifts This Holiday Season
As a gift, jewelry can be a tricky buy. Personal preference plays a big role, so it’s tough to pick out pieces that someone you love will really love. But getting it right scores so many sentimental points, and we’re here to help.
From minimalist cuffs to sculptural designer pieces, we’ve rounded up the necklaces, bracelets, watches, and rings worthy of exploring the world with your favorite traveler.
This year, Travel + Leisure is offering its most comprehensive gift guide ever. The goal? Make sure you can find the best present for everyone (yes, even car enthusiasts) on your list. Below, our top picks for the jewel in your life.
Bing Bang Jewelry ring
Simple and stackable, this ring makes a great gift for your most fashion-forward friends. A single Swarovski Baguette Crystal sits atop a delicate band, which is available in yellow gold, rose gold, and sterling silver. It looks cute as a midi ring, too, so don’t worry if you’re not quite sure of sizing.
To buy: shopspring.com, $70
Coach Page watch
This traditional yet modern watch is inspired by the hardware on Coach handbags. It has a bracelet band, and is crafted with a luminous stainless steel. It’s also water-resistant up to 99 feet, so wearers need not have qualms when poolside.
To buy: coach.com, $275
Michael Kors Earrings
Michael Kors has created a modern take on the classic hoop earrings with this funky and architectural style. They are the perfect gift for a gal whose style is traditional with a twist.
To buy: macys.com, $75
Garland Collection Signet Ring
These diamond and precious stone signet rings are the perfect way to add intrigue to your everyday jewelry. Modeled after their signature pinky ring, this style can be worn alone or stacked with others to make a bolder statement.
To buy: garlandcollection.com, $1,900
Tiffany & Co Pearl Earrings
What makes this pair from Tiffany & Co stand out from all other pearl earrings is that they are inspired by vintage Tiffany designs and the Ziegfeld Theater in the 1920’s. Wearing them will evoke the opulence and elegance of the jazz age.
To buy: tiffany.com, $225
Maya Brenner Necklace
Some of the best gifts to give (and receive) are those that are personalized. This necklace by Maya Brenner can accommodate up to three characters of your choosing, making the necklace one of a kind and unique to each owner.
To buy: baublebar.com, $240
Rebecca De Ravenel Earrings
Ornaments don’t have to be just for trees. Decorate your loved one in these playful clip earrings. They come in a range of colors and are this season’s party-must!
To buy: modaoperandi.com, $295
Eddie Borgo Bracelet
Known for his sculptural jewelry inspired by modern art and architecture, Eddie Borgo is one of the most coveted jewelry designers today. This chunky chain bracelet gives a sophisticated flare to an urban style.
To buy: bergdorfgoodman.com, $206
John Hardy Bracelet
Each piece of John Hardy jewelry is specially crafted by artisans in Bali. Using techniques that have been passed down for generations, this double coil bracelet is made of sterling silver and is designed to look like bamboo.
To buy: johnhardy.com, $595
Alex and Ani Necklace
Can’t quite manage to give a dream beach vacation as a gift this year? Instead, opt for a this sand dollar necklace that will give a sense of the laid back, warm-weather satisfaction you both have been yearning for.
To buy: alexandani.com, $78
Alexis Bittar Bangles
These hand crafted Lucite bangles are a sleek and stackable addition to any jewelry collection. Plus the transitional color pallet will help take them from day to night.
To buy: alexisbittar.com, $195
You can’t go wrong gifting this beautiful Pandora halo ring. Hidden hearts on its side make this piece of jewelry even more meaningful.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $75
Stephanie Kantis Necklace
Not everyone loves an everyday necklace; one of the ladies on your list is sure to enjoy a statement piece like this one from Stephanie Kantis. Made from mother-of-pearl and pyrite, this mixed materials design is sure to be a conversation starter.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $145
Alana Stone Necklace
A reimagining of the lariat, this western inspired necklace pairs well with either a tank top and jeans for a casual day with friends, or a cocktail dress and heels for an exciting night out.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $44
Crafted in the UK using 24kt gold-plated bronze, this signet style ring looks like it could have belonged to another time. Let it be a staple in your loved one’s jewelry collection this holiday season.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $218
Charlotte Chesnais Ring
A nod to well-designed minimalism, Charlotte Chenais’ Three Lovers ring has three 18k gold-plated sterling-silver bands—one white, one pink, and one yellow—that are intertwined in an architectural way. This distinctive piece can be worn several ways, on one or two fingers.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $300
J.W. Anderson Earrings
Much like the Irish label’s ready-to-wear collections, its latest jewelry line does an avant-garde take on the classics. These yellow-gold plated hoop earrings are punctuated with spheres, and are surefire conversation starters at upcoming holiday parties.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $330
Aurelie Bidermann Necklace
Beach days don’t only have to be for the summer. With this vibrant neon orange shell necklace from Aurelie Bidermann, it’s easy to imagine the sand in between your toes and the ocean breeze hitting your face, all year long.
To buy: matchesfashion.com, $397
Saskia Diez Ear Cuff
Jennifer Fisher Chokers
These chokers by Jennifer Fisher may be simplistic in design, but are an easy way to make any outfit instantly look more polished. Wear them together, or individually, and they are still sure to stand out.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $375
Isabel Marant Brooch
Celestial-inspired pieces are all the rage this holiday season and this on-trend moon-shaped brooch hits all the right style notes.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $320
Anne Klein Clip Earrings
For those on your list without pierced ears, there are clip-on earrings to the rescue! This shape from Anne Klein gives an instant avant-garde vibe to an otherwise average outfit.
To buy: lordandtaylor.com, $18