In the Christmas rush, it's easy to get swept up in fleeting trends and mass-produced purchases. However, opting for jewellery as a gift provides a lasting and meaningful alternative that goes beyond just the holiday season.
In this blog, we'll explain why jewellery is a meaningful Christmas gift option and give you five unique jewellery gift ideas for the special people in your life.
Why is Jewellery a Great Christmas Present?
At Aquila Jewellery, we specialise in sustainable, handmade gifts that bring a personal and sentimental touch to Christmas gifting, far beyond the usual; It’s what makes us different to other shops on the high street.
For us, jewellery is the perfect gift to give. And here are the reasons why:
1. A Portable Memory
When gifting jewellery as a Christmas gift, you're not just giving someone a piece of metal. You're giving them a tangible reminder of how important they are to you - especially if it is handmade.
Handmade jewellery is meticulously made taking great care and great craftsmanship. As a result, each piece is often one-of-a-kind, just like the person receiving it as a gift. And who doesn’t like to feel special?
By choosing jewellery for Christmas gifts, you can select items based on the uniqueness of your loved one. Do they wear rings and pendants already? Are they into gold or silver? Do they love statement pieces or are they into more minimal and everyday jewellery?
It can be a very rewarding experience to take the time and effort to choose jewellery for someone you love. And seeing their reaction when they open it is equally fulfilling.
2. Investing in Handmade Craftmanship
Gifting jewellery from a handmade brand is not only a great way to find one-of-a-kind pieces that stand out from the crowd, but it also allows you to support talented artisans.
By choosing handmade, you're prioritising craftsmanship, quality, and individuality over mass-produced items.
You can feel good knowing that your gift is not only special and meaningful but also helping to sustain the creative community and make a positive impact during the holiday season.
Because let’s be honest - does anyone really want toiletry sets entombed in plastic every year?
3. Uniqueness Unmatched by the High Street
Of course it depends where you buy your jewellery, but if you head over to an independent shop for your Christmas gifts, you can be assured that every piece of jewellery has been crafted with precision and care.
In the time it takes to make one piece, one hundred pieces have already flown out of a factory. It’s the human element vs that of a factory too. Art vs fashion.
Jewellery is known for its durability and longevity.
By selecting high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship, you're giving a gift that will stand the test of time.
Quality jewellery really retains its beauty and value especially if you invest in maintenance and upkeep. It's a meaningful way to show someone that you value their presence in your life for years to come.
4. Supporting Local Communities
Lastly, buying jewellery from independent shops supports local artisans and small businesses - like our artisans’ businesses across the world and…us!
We love the local Brighton community we are in that fosters small businesses!
Being part of this community is a reminder that when you buy local and independent you are also supporting a unique vision and a more personalised customer experience.
5. Marking a Special Occasion
Jewellery is a great gift to mark a special occasion with. Whether it’s a birthday, a wedding, a symbol of friendship or beyond, it carries a sentimental weight to it that other gifts don’t.
At Christmas time it’s an opportunity to show someone you care with a jewellery piece that symbolises your bond. It's a gift that goes beyond just material value.
OK, that’s the serious bit done!
Now here are some suggestions for your Christmas gifting list…
For Your Girlfriend
The Cubic Zirconia Hella Pendant
This pendant is not only seasonally sparkly and the perfect jewellery gift for her, but it comes with a beautiful story inspired by Hella, Iceland, where clear night skies present a network of stars - even the Northern Lights (if you are lucky!).
For The Forever Friendship(s)
Bonding in Solid 9ct Gold Ring
Break away from socks, plastic cheap items and other predictable Christmas gifts and consider the Solid 9ct Gold Ring.
Handcrafted to perfection, this ring is a testament to the skilled artisans who create them.
Beyond being a beautiful and hard-wearing accessory, it's a piece that is both valuable in solid gold and a lovely visual reminder of the bond you share.
Gold is timeless and this ring is an opportunity to give a meaningful gift to the ladies you love. Wear matching ones with your friends for life!
The Palawan Unisex Bracelet
We also have a Palawan Unisex bracelet made from recycled 925 sterling silver, age-old techniques and nothing but traditional handheld tools.
This is a lovely gift for any man in your life with its unique woven rope design and with a bit of care and attention, it has a long life ahead of it.
For Your Mum
Beauty in the Palawan Mixed Metal Adjustable Rope Bracelet
Pick out a gift for your Mum that's not just special but also eco-friendly like the Palawan Mixed Metal Adjustable Rope Bracelet.
Crafted from recycled metals, this piece not only showcases the brand's commitment to sustainability but also embodies the beauty of contrasting mixed metals and age-old techniques.
The adjustable design ensures a perfect fit, this piece of jewellery is a popular gift with our customers loving the symmetry, fine filigree and jawan work displayed.
The design has taken its inspiration from the incredibly diverse landscapes and ecosystems of Palawan island, Philippines.
Popular Pick for Everyone
Shaped and designed with intricate goldsmithing techniques to match the feather plumes of an Ostrich, each earring has been handmade to pay homage to these striking animals which run wild across the plains of the Maasai Mara national reserve in Kenya, Africa.
You can also find Aquila Jewellery on NotOnTheHighStreet.
Here half of the island is idyllic beaches, dense jungle and panoramic mountains with the other half only desert, a total contrast of terrains.
Give the Gift of Choice
Not sure what to buy?
We offer Gift Cards redeemable online and in our shop ranging from £10 to £100.
If you aren’t sure about which item your loved one would like, this is a great way to pass over the reins of choice and ensure they will be totally happy with the product.
Choose from our full range of rings, ear cuffs, toe rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets in 925 sterling silver, gold vermeil and mixed metal. If you need a bit of inspiration our BestSellers are a great place to start.
All in all…
We hope you’ve found some handmade inspiration in these Christmas jewellery gifts. Each has a special story to tell and a meaning that extends to Christmas and beyond. For presents that carry a special meaning - think handmade.