Welcome to the second of my seasonal gift guides. This week we're focusing on gifts for the jewellery lover in your life. If you’re not confident about picking out the perfect piece for them without some serious guidance then why not take a look at some my other jewellery themed suggestions below?
Everyone loves a good jewellery box, right? Can you have too many? I don’t think so! The key to success is choosing a design that allows you to see everything right in front of you, rather than having to rummage around for ages to find what you're looking for...so annoying!
So, with that in mind, here are some of my favourites....
I've mentioned these glass and brass boxes honeycomb boxes (above) by Nukku before, but I really do think they're fabulous. They look beautiful and are easily stacked on top of one another, maximising space on your dressing table.
There are lots of versions with different sized compartments so you can mix and match to find the perfect combination. There's even 10% off when you sign up to the newsletter.
Traidcraft also do a nice version here. They're pretty much the original Fairtraders so as a bonus you can also read the story behind the product and the artisans who made it.
If it's jewellery storage on the move that you're after then a jewellery roll is the ideal solution. I bought one years ago and take it with me everywhere and it’s still going strong. There are some fantastic versions available via Etsy and Not of the High Street. This lovely one by Mollum Vellum (above) is just gorgeous and can even be personalised with up to 5 letters of your choice.
For a high street alternative, why not take a look at this John Lewis version which has lots of little zippy bits to keep everything from getting tangled.
Cleaning cloths make great inexpensive stocking fillers if you've taken the plunge and bought some jewellery. They're not exactly a lavish gift, but are mega useful for keeping those precious treasures looking nice and shiny. These ones from Town Talk (below) always do a good job, in fact I always keep a stash of them in my workshops drawers!
Finally, if none of those float your boat and fancy opting for something a bit different, my final suggestion is a ticket to one of my Make A Ring workshops, taking place in Bristol next year.
In these two hour workshops, participants get the chance to design and create their own ring which they'll carve out of jewellers wax to then be cast in silver. There's absolutely no experience necessary as I'll guide them through the process from start to finish. Once the piece has been cast I finish and polish it to their specifications and return it to beautifully packaged in a recyclable ring box.
Even better, if you let me know that you’re buying it as a present then I can send a special gift certificate for you to give on the day. If that doesn't get you major Christmas brownie points then, frankly, I don't know what will!
Elin Horgan is a British jewellery designer & maker of beautifully simple handmade pieces crafted from sustainable materials in her Bristol studio. You can read more about her work and the ethos behind her understated jewellery brand HERE. If you’d like to enquire about a specific product or discuss a bespoke commission please e-mail email@example.com