Probably one of the most nerve-racking parts of the holiday season is figuring out what gifts to buy people. Most of the time it comes down to finding that fine line between not buying something too extravagant and not buying something too simple.
The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone no matter what the year, and every more so this year with so much going on in 2020. We don’t want you spending unnecessary time worrying about finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. That’s where we come in. We’re put together a 2020 holiday gift guide list with everyone on your list in mind, including those hard-to-shop for people and even men’s gifts. Are you looking to propose to your significant other this holiday season? Because we’ve also included some of our favorite engagement rings in our gift guide.
Our guide also includes a section for gifts that are under $1,000.
There’s nothing wrong with a little self gifting during the holiday season, so we included some pieces on our list with that in mind, including some gemstone jewelry, stackable rings, religious pieces and more.
So whether you’re looking for something to gift a new mom, co-worker, mother-in-law, a relative who just started college, or your child’s teacher, here is a guide to the best jewelry gifts for each single person on your list. We found sentimental, thoughtful and affordable jewelry gifts for everyone.
We also took pointers from jewelry experts, paid close attention to fashion trends, and saw what high fashion magazines are suggesting as great jewelry pieces to invest in, which included diamond stud earrings. Additionally, we incorporated jewelry trends, such as personalized jewelry and celestial or zodiac jewelry.
“We could all use a little magic now. That’s why a piece of celestial jewelry, which continues as a theme orbiting around independent designers’ collections is one of the top picks for fine jewelry this holiday season,” said Forbes. “Motifs of stars and crescent moons are associated with luck, love and protection, while the constellations and cosmos create a feeling of enchantment, mystery and allure.”
Personalized jewelry is already a favorite among names like Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and “Games of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner.
Turner has a personalized necklace with her daughter Willa’s birthdate and Prince Harry’s wife regularly wears two pieces with astrological sign pendants for her son Archie and husband.
The fashion experts at Stylecaster said it perfectly: “Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings (not the engagement kind) are pretty much no-fail gift choices no matter who you’re shopping for. Your BFF? Get them a bracelet with an inspiring message. Your mom? Get her a locket with a cute pic of you two inside. Your S.O.? Get ’em a necklace with your initial on it. Your cousin’s new girlfriend who’s crashing this year’s holiday party, putting a lot of stress on you to buy her something appropriately-priced but still cute? Something sparkly will do.”
Below are some of our favorite pieces from our holiday gift guide. Happy shopping!