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Holiday Jewelry Gifts for Him

If you’re looking for a personal, intimate gift for your man, jewelry is a great choice. Men’s fashion has expanded beyond traditional watches, signet rings, and cufflinks. Look for quality with precious metals and gems used in the designs. Lab-grown diamonds are a popular choice as you get real diamonds for an affordable price. See our tips on choosing the best items from a broad range of holiday jewelry gifts for him.

Personal Style and Preferences

When shopping for men’s jewelry, cater to his style and preferences. For instance, does he prefer gold, silver, or platinum? Is casual his dominant style, or is he a classic well-dressed gentleman who likes subtle but expensive accessories when he steps out? Does he have any male style icons in the celebrity and fashion world that he likes to emulate, or does he not care about style, just comfort? Is he comfortable with modern trends or treasures classic pieces instead?

After defining his style, it’s time to look at what type of jewelry to buy.

Trends in Holiday Jewelry Gifts for Him

As celebrities and fashion houses become more adventurous in men’s attire, more jewelry items traditionally the domain of women are being worn by men. These include bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.

Traditional jewelry gifts for men are still popular, including chains, cufflinks, money and tie clips, signet rings, and watches.

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Chains, Medallions, and Pendants

Necklaces constructed from chain-linked precious metals are available in different lengths and numerous chain styles.

Creative combinations of contrasting materials make attractive, unique designs. For instance, a roughly hewn leather necklace teamed with a contrasting precious metal pendant conveys both adornment and masculinity.

Popular pendant themes include:

  • ID tags or dog-tags
  • Sports themes
  • Religious icons and medallions, and
  • Industrial style patterns.

Cufflinks are Still Popular Jewelry Gifts for Men

Prized by many men, cufflinks are not just for business attire but for other formal occasions. They give a sophisticated but subtle look and look very smart when complemented by tie pins or lapel pins with the same design.

Diamond cufflinks are the equivalent of women’s diamond stud earrings  a fashion staple. Cufflinks are available in a fantastic range of designs, from casual fun to formal, made from expensive metals and precious gems.


Small stud earrings have become more commonplace in recent years but have been primarily worn only in one ear. However, there’s now a trend to wearing earrings in both ears. Simple metal studs crafted from precious metal are easy to find, as are diamond studs.

Money Clips

Money clips are an affordable accessory and make fine holiday jewelry gifts for him. An ornate money clip is functional and stylish if you’re on a strict budget. You can also team these with cardholders. Avoid cheap materials and choose gold, silver, or platinum precious metals. Personalize it with an engraving, and he’ll appreciate the stylish clip for years.


Classic signet rings have always been popular jewelry gifts for men. Their historical origins are intriguing, engraved with family crests, and used to mark and seal documents. Given the family association, signet rings were often passed down from father to son. While family crests are rare today, signet rings can be bought already engraved with icons and symbols that make them a meaningful gift.

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Dress rings for men are becoming more routine. Unlike the glitz and glamor of women’s dress rings and cocktail rings, popular men’s dress rings have an industrial feel. For instance, polished wood may be combined with metal finishes like tungsten or stainless steel.

Tie Accessories and Lapel Pins

Tie pins and clips are still in vogue for men who wear traditional business attire — suits and ties. Simple bar slides from high-quality gold, sterling silver, or platinum will smarten up any tie.

Lapel pins are making their way back into the men’s jewelry scene. In the past, they showed membership in community groups and other associations. Today, custom designs address just about any icon or subject you can imagine.

Wrist Watches and Bracelets

Bracelets teamed with watches have become a thing in men’s fashion. Opt for a classic simple watch band, and team with a masculine feel leather or wooden bead bracelet in complementary colors.

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Holiday Gift Guide

We have over 40 years of experience helping people pick out the best jewelry gifts. All of our jewelry is best in class, ethically sourced & sustainably made with lab-grown diamonds.

We included our most popular gift items on our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide to give you some inspiration. Whether you’re looking for a gift for your family, your significant other or just treating yourself, let us make it easy for you.

Can’t Find the Right Holiday Jewelry Gifts for Him?

If you’re unsure of your partner’s preferences and stuck on finding the perfect jewelry item for him, you can always go down the custom jewelry route. Why not make your gift a piece that you design together and have crafted by experts? At Carbon Diamonds, our Bespoke Design Service will take you from concept to fabrication. We know you’ll be thrilled with the results.

You can also contact us today for an exclusive private appointment at our showroom or schedule a virtual meeting.