Long after the last candy cane has been eaten, the balsam-scented candle has burned away, and the cozy blankets have worn out their cozy, there’s one gift that will remain for the long haul. The gift of jewelry has been given for thousands of years. Early societies wore pieces to ward off illness, create wealth, and bring luck. 

Whether you’re gifting a necklace to your bff, or proposing to your longtime partner, jewelry is sure to be a big hit. Here are a few of our favorites.


Where to Start

Once you’ve figured out your budget, it’s time to decide what type of jewelry you want to give. Necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are great gifts for everyone. Watches make great gifts for men. Rings can also make an excellent gift, but can be a little tricky because of sizing and the symbol some may associate with certain styles.

$15 or Less

Good jewelry does not have to cost a fortune and it shouldn’t turn skin green. I am a huge fan of sterling silver. It’s relatively affordable, while still being a precious metal. Check out these 25mm Twist Hoop Earrings in Sterling Silver, which are currently on sale at Macy’s for $8.75. They are also available in 18K gold-plate for the same price. 

Also, these 8-9mm Cultured Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver are on sale at Macy’s for $5! We love that they come in four colors and cost less than a fancy coffee.


Don’t pass over fashion jewelry. You can find some quality styles that won’t break the bank from some much-loved brands. This Kate Spade Full Circle Mini Pendant Necklace for $19 would make an excellent gift for almost anyone. 

Also, this Kendra Scott Heart Charm in Vintage Silver or Rose Gold made our list for $25.


Put me in Coach, I’m ready to go. With this Coach Signature Lock Key Earring Set for $38.40, your gift recipient will be ready to go anywhere in style. Mismatch these three pairs of studs for a trendy look. They are boxed and ready to give.

Why not show you give a hoot with these Kate Spade Hoot Owl Studs for $41.40.


For a meaningful gift, we like this Sterling Silver Silver Engraved Locket Necklace for $62.50 from Macy’s.It holds four pictures and hangs on a fine 18” chain.

For the gal who is always fashionably late, why not get this Coach Ruby Watch for $75. Now she can be in fashion and on time everywhere.



She won’t be singing the blues anymore with this London Blue Topaz Necklace for $100 at Blue Nile. It’s done in sterling silver and has been given 5 stars by most reviewers.

Staying with the color blue, this Tory Burch Kira Enamel Pave Slider Bracelet drops to $89. It’s crafted in 18K-gold plated brass, silk, enamel, and glass crystal. 


It’s time for the man on your list. Our pick is this Michael Kors Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch for $110 at Macy’s.

She won’t know what struck her when you give her these Lightning Bolt Earrings in 14K Gold from Blue Nile. They’re on sale right now for $150 and will be shipped overnight for free.


The key to a great gift is staying within budget. For $170, we think this Effy Sterling Silver Diamond Lock Charm Bracelet would make a fabulous gift.

You’ll be the hero this holiday with this Enchanted Disney Villains Garnet and Diamond Evil Queen Necklace in Sterling Silver and Rose Gold. It’s $210 for Black Friday at Macy’s. That’s a 70% savings!


Treat your guy to this John Hardy Asli Classic Leather Chain Bracelet. It’s on sale for $397.97 at Nordstrom Rack.

What’s the latest buzz? We hear it’s this Le Vian Diamond and Black Enamel Necklace in 14K Yellow Gold. This Black Friday special is available for $499.99 at Macy’s.


It’s always nice to give a matching set, and we like this 9-10mm Tahitian Pearl Pendant and Earring Set in 14K White Gold. Pick it up for $545 right now at Blue Nile.

Ward off evil and look good while doing it with this Meira T Diamond & Sapphire Evil Eye Heart Necklace in 14K Rose Gold for $833.49 at Saks Off 5th.

$1,000 & Up

Maybe this is the year you pop the question. She’ll say “Yes!” with this 3ct IGI Certified Lab Grown Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold. It’s on sale for $1,999 at Macy’s for Black Friday. If you’re looking for a gift that will last a lifetime or two, these 1ct Cushion Diamond Studs in 14K White Gold are sure to make this holiday extra special. Coming in at $2,425, you can definitely find cheaper studs, but Blue Nile offers excellent quality pieces that can be passed down.