The ultimate Christmas jewellery gift guide for this season

Christmas jewellery

by Lucy Brown |
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Jewellery and special occasions are simply synonymous. Be it wedding anniversaries or birthdays, nothing says 'I love you' quite like a gold necklace, which is why jewellery is our go-to option for the biggest gift-giving occasion of them all - Christmas.

Let's be honest, who doesn't want to wake up to a pair of earrings sittings under the tree? Jewellery is the gift to beat all gifts, but before you start looking for what bling to buy your mum, sister or best friend, knowing what the recipient likes is always a plus.

Do they wear rings, or prefer necklaces? Dangly earrings or studs? Gold jewellery or silver? The questions are endless, so make sure you know your audience well before swiping that card - especially if it's a pricey purchase.

Knowing where to start is tricky, which is why we've put together a jewellery gift guide to help you navigate this year's Christmas present. We've included a wide range of styles to help you find the perfect match for the people you love most.

Jewellery gifts for mum

Choosing a gift for a woman that deserves the world is no easy feat, but jewellery is a great option that most mums will love. Brands such a Pandora, Swarovksi and Monica Vinader are always a safe bet when it comes to classy, timeless and elegant designs.

We love all things pearls and diamonds when it comes to mums, aiming for simplicity at the core of each design. Shop our top jewellery gifts for mums below.

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this page, we never allow this to influence product selections.


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Clogau Silver Bee Earrings

These silver bee earrings from Clogau make a great gift for mum this year. Crafted from sterling silver adorned with 9ct rose gold, these studs make the perfect everyday earrings.

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Joma 'Mum' bracelet

Mums always appreciate gifts with sentimental value, so this 'Mum' bracelet from Joma is the perfect way to add a personalised touch. The silver plated bracelet features a heart and a lovely Christmas message on the packaging. Perfect for those shopping on a budget, this bracelet proves jewellery shopping doesn't always have to break the bank.

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Abbot Lyon personalised necklace

This necklace from Abbott Lyon makes a lovely gift for a mum as it can be personalised in multiple ways. From the letter initial (which could be her own initial or for a sentimental touch you could add yours) to the birthstone heart, which can be yet again her own birthstone or for someone dear to her. Basically, you can't go wrong with this necklace.

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Misia Mae Rectangle hoops

A classic gold hoop is a wardrobe staple, so these rectangle hoops from Misia Mae are a modern twist on the classic. The Zoe gold-plated rectangle hoop earrings are minimalist and are 18k gold plated and stainless steel.

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Thomas Sabo Charming Silver Zirconia Arrow Shimmering Pink Ring

This Thomas Sabo Charming Silver Zirconia Arrow Shimmering Pink Ring is an elegant addition to any mums jewellery box. Simple and elegant, but with a little bit of sparkle this ring can be worn day to day or for a special occasion.

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Millenia necklace

A gorgeous, timeless piece of jewellery, this octagon-shaped pendant boasts a beautiful canary yellow stone in the centre, surrounded by smaller brilliant-cut stones. It's a lovely day-to-day essential that your mum will love and cherish for years to come.

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Tennis Deluxe hoop earrings

Mums love earrings - that's just a known fact. This gorge pair features a row of sparkling white stones, with a rose-gold plated base. Perfect for drinks with the gal pals, or a romantic evening out.

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Vittore wide ring

If your jaw dropped a little when you set eyes on this ring, you're not alone. It's striking, elegant and perfect for special occasions.

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Freshwater Cultured Baroque Pearl Hoop Earrings

Just like your mum, the freshwater culture pearls on this pair of earrings are totally unique. They have a natural iridescent shimmer to help her glow even more than before, and we love the heart detail at the base of a pearl for a more contemporary twist.

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Pandora Moments Heart Clasp Snake Chain Bracelet

The Pandora heart bracelet is a classic that we'll never get tired of. The snake chain bracelet exudes elegance, and is adorned with a beautiful heart-shaped clasp - we can't think of a better gift for the woman you love most.

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Nura Shell and Pearl Necklace Set

Inspired by the sea, this beautiful piece combines gold-plated vermeil along with a delicate baroque pearl pendant. It's quite a chunky option, so perfect for mums that love a statement piece.

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Siren Wire Earrings

These beautiful green onyx earrings scream sophisticated and can be worn day to day or on special occasions. They're also available in silver and rose gold finish, and if green isn't your cup of tea, a natural aquamarine stone is also available.

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Pandora Logo Pavé Circle Collier Necklace

A circle symbolises the infinite love you have for the leading lady in your life, and the stone-studded circle is simple, yet oh-so-chic. The other side is detailed with the Pandora logo and cut-out hearts, so she can switch it up as and when she pleases.

Jewellery gifts for sisters and best friends

Whether you're shopping for your day one best friend or your sister, you'll want to opt for some cool, contemporary pieces of jewellery. Don't be afraid to shop chunky, more playful pieces that will stand out, as well as some personalised options for some extra sentimental value.

We love brands such as Missoma, Edge of Ember and Swarovski for chic pieces that won't totally break the bank...


SHOP: The best Christmas jewellery for sisters and best friends

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Abbott Lyon heart necklace

Most initial necklaces tend to come on a thin chain, so if you're looking to switch it up, or know someone who is a fan of chunky jewellery, this heart curb necklace from Abbott Lyon makes a great gift.

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Joma 'Best friend' Bracelet

Whilst friendship bracelets are often associated with younger girls, this friendship bracelet from Joma shows that they can be classy and mature, and a perfect gift for a close friend this Christmas. The silver plated Bracelet comes with a heart and a sweet friendship message on the packaging. At £17.99 this is the perfect gift for those on a budget.

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Blueberry Milk X Necklace

This beautiful necklace features a reversible ‘X’ design and comes in black and shell coloured. The chain length is 45cm and the necklace has been designed using stainless steel and enamel. It’s a subtle piece but it’ll stand out on any simple outfit.

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Beaverbrooks infinity bracelet

Infinity symbols are synonymous with friendship so this Infinity bracelet from Beaverbrooks is a great way to show a friend that you care. The silver sterling bracelet features a clasp fastening making it easy to wear everyday.

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Ivy & Gold stacking gift set

This Stacking Gift Set can be personalised and features gold filled beads. The set of two bracelets - featuring one 4mm bead bracelet, one 3mm bracelet with the option to personalise, one charm of your choice, and carefully packaged with ribbon is the perfect everyday bracelet combination.

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Double Initial Necklace - Gold

You can never go wrong with an initial necklace. Get their initials, or yours and theirs together, for a sentimental and beautiful gift. Also available in silver.

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Pastel Rainbow Hoop Earrings

Pretty doesn't even cover it. These handmade, artisanal earrings feature a row of pastel-coloured crystals, making for a unique and glam piece of jewellery.

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Bolt Diamond Stud Earrings - Yellow Gold

Want to go for something a little bit fun and different? Opt for these unique lightning bolt studs. Yep, they're a little on the pricey side, but when it comes to solid gold and real diamonds, we'll make an exception.

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Gemstone Huggies

We're obsessed with these gemstone huggies - they dress up your ears in an instant, and the black onyx stones are as badass as it gets.

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Lucy Williams Necklace

Astrology gal or not, the recipient will adore this super aesthetic crescent moon necklace. The bobble chain gives that extra finishing touch to this beautiful best-seller.

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Self-Love Beaded Bracelet Set

Bring a little colour to their lives with this cute beaded bracelet set. They can be worn together or separately, adding some pizzaz to their look.

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Double-Braid Ring

Chic, timeless and tasteful are all words that come to mind with this double-braided gold ring. And for only £30? This ring is the definition of looking bangin' on a budget.

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Birthstone Star Ridge Pendant Necklace

If she's obsessed with her birth chart (and who isn't these days?) this cute birthstone star pendant is sure to put a smile on her face come Christmas morning.

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Fossil Georgia Moonphase White Mother-of-Pearl Pendant Necklace

Bring a touch of lunar chic to your bestie's life with this stunning mother-of-pearl necklace from Fossil. The crescent moon represents hope and curiosity, so it's perfect to ring in the new year.

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Jewellery shopping top tips

Congrats! You've finally decided what to get them, but now it's time to get granular. Here are a few tips to make sure you nail the gift the first time around.

Think skin tone: While you may already know exactly what colour jewellery they wear most, if you do happen to be unsure, we suggest thinking about skin tone. White gold and silver usually match with cooler skin tones, while yellow and copper materials go better with neutral and warm skin tones.

Check style: Do they wear layered necklaces, or like to keep things simple? Chunky jewellery, or small and dainty? Colourful gemstones, or simple neutrals? Observe before you buy and it'll pay off - we promise.

Material: Sterling silver is a popular, durable option because it's cheaper and stronger than gold. If you're opting for gold jewellery, vermeil is a great value for money option which consists of a gold layer covering sterling silver.

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