Holiday shopping season is quickly approaching, and you might be ready to make your list and check it twice. Along with sweet stocking stuffers and cozy scarves, there’s one timeless gift that’s always welcome under the tree—a piece of sparkling jewelry! The sight of a jewelry box with a bow on top is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face, but buying necklaces, rings, or earrings can be a difficult endeavor for even the savviest shoppers. Jewelry taste is super personal, and it’s key to match your gift to the recipient’s style. As we get closer to Christmas, we’ve made this shopping challenge a little bit simpler with a jewelry-focused gift guide that’s organized by personality, so you can stop worrying about returned presents and focus on more important things (like decking the halls and eating a few cookies!). Read on to find the perfect presents for everyone, from classically chic ladies to boho free spirits.
The Classic Beauty: We’ll kick off our guide with a style personality that’s sweet and straightforward: the Classic Beauty. This lady on your list is the epitome of timeless style. Her fashion icon is Audrey Hepburn, she has a perfectly tailored little black dress for every occasion, and you’ve never seen her with a hair out of place. For this traditional type, we recommend understated pieces that are as timeless as she is. She’ll adore an elegant pearl necklace to complement a boat neck dress, a pair of simple and sparkly stud earrings, or neutral tortoiseshell hoops that will look perfect with a sleek updo.
The Modern Maven: If the Classic Beauty personality doesn’t ring a bell, you might be shopping for someone at the other end of the fashion spectrum: the Modern Maven. This on-trend type always snags the season’s latest pieces, has Man Repeller at the top of her bookmarks, and would never even think of letting her subscription to Vogue expire. If this sounds like someone you’re shopping for, hone in on unique pieces that will make a strong statement. Pick out a bold bib necklace in an unusual material, a set of stacking rings, or an ear crawler to start conversations at her next cocktail hour.
The Free Spirit: You might recognize this boho babe as a fixture at every music festival in town. The Free Spirit is a bit of a hippie at heart, a girl who loves classic rock, road trips, and all-natural beauty. For this laid-back lady, we recommend jewelry that reflects her cheerful personality and go-with-the-flow attitude. Consider gifting her a collection of necklaces with chunky charms (bonus points if they’re different lengths, so she can layer them for extra drama). She’s also sure to love bright gemstones with good vibes, like turquoise (a spiritual symbol of protection and peace) or rose quartz (the stone of love and compassion).
The Old Soul: Though you might mistake her for the Classic Beauty at first glance, the Old Soul views fashion with a distinctively vintage twist. Her closet is filled with thrift store finds, she loves a bold red lip, and she finds style inspiration in classic movies and television. For this vintage-loving lady, search for modern takes on designs from the past. She’ll be thrilled with a cameo-inspired ring or a dainty locket necklace. The Old Soul also loves playful pieces that complement her vintage finds, so don’t be afraid to pick out something colorful that suits her quirky sense of style.
The Glam Gal: Last but not least is the girl who considers “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” to be her personal anthem. The consummate maximalist, our Glam Gal loves a full face of makeup, idolizes Marilyn Monroe, and lives for nights out on the town. For this fashion personality, the best gifts are all about the bling, and there’s nothing better than jewelry to leave her starry-eyed. Don’t shy away from bold and beautiful pieces like a rhinestone-studded statement necklace, a glittering bangle bracelet, or a cocktail ring with serious star power. (Or maybe all three!) Remember to top off her gift with some sparkling ribbon and wrap to make the holidays especially merry and bright!
Which jewelry items are on your list this holiday season? Leave us a comment and share the styles you’d like to see under the tree!