Choosing a gift for the man in your life this Christmas

A piece of jewellery or a luxury watch could be the ideal gift for a special man this Christmas.

Men’s jewellery is in demand these days – and it’s not only watches and cufflinks to choose from. There’s a huge choice of rings, necklaces, bracelets and other jewellery designed especially for men. That means you have a variety of options whether you’re looking to treat your spouse, partner, friend, brother, son, father or grandfather.

Here, we reveal the latest trends and offer you some gift inspiration for Christmas 2021.

Rings: simple and subtle

‘Less is more’ is a classic rule which still rings true, especially when it comes to rings designed for men. A simple signet or a lightweight, minimal, sleek-looking band will suit every style and work with most outfits.

This white gold ring from Gucci (£735) makes a subtle statement or consider this smart, sterling silver signet by Tom Wood (£457) which comes with a custom-cut stone of engraved Black Onyx .

A luxury necklace

It’s a look some men may fear to try out, but necklaces can add a stylish and personal touch to any outfit.

Go for something minimal that can be worn over the top of a shirt or tucked in, just peeping above the top button of a collar.

Gold is the classic choice, but choose wisely. Oversized and garish chains don’t suit everyone. The thickness of the chain will determine just how much of a statement a necklace makes, so it might be best to opt for a thinner design, like this 18K yellow gold chain (£6,700) from Cartier.

Hang loose with a pendant to add focus or to include something sentimental. Depending on the style you’re going for, it could be a skull, sovereign or even a California-cool palm tree, like this one, available at Selfridges (£305).

Bracelets – today’s style

The trend used to be for thick leather or metal, but minimal, refined bracelets that can be layered or worn alone are the most popular style for men today.

A simple cuff worn with another bracelet of a different texture works well, such as Tiffany’s Square bracelet, £1,200, or for the braver and bolder, this 18K gold plated silver and enamel ID bracelet from Bottega Veneta (£1,330) is great arm candy.

Earrings and brooches

An earring can open up a whole new world of self-expression. Studs, such as this platinum and sapphire number from Glamira (£444) or hoops, barbell or dangly – basically, anything goes. It all depends on his style and preference.

Brooches too are having a moment in the men’s fashion world. They are a great way to elevate a black-tie outfit but can work anyhow, anywhere. For a real touch of luxury, this lapel pin from Dolce & Gabbana (£5,450) will bring some serious sparkle.

Luxury timepieces

A high quality watch is the backbone of any man’s jewellery collection and a fail-safe gift option, whatever his fashion sense.

Invest in a reliable brand, choose something that works for him and buy from a reputable retailer and you can’t go wrong. Whether it’s diving or dress, pilot’s or just plain minimalist, there’s something out there to suit any lifestyle.

At the higher end, A Lange & Sohne, start from £46,800 or else Alpina’s adventure-themed watches offer a different look (£1,530).

Get protection

Once you’ve bought that perfect present, the protection and peace of mind provided by our jewellery and watch insurance is the ideal accessory to accompany any Christmas present. In fact, it’s a must to ensure your carefully chosen gift is taken care of.

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