Jewellery always makes a good gift – whether you’re buying for your partner, friend, or even your children! With a wide range of children’s jewellery available, there is something to suit kids of all sorts. In this article, we explore some ideas of jewellery gifts for kids so that you’re all set for your little one’s birthday.
One of the most popular jewellery gifts for kids is a jewellery making kit. Available in a range of different styles, a jewellery making kit contains everything they need to make their own jewellery. Not only will they be left with a beautiful piece of jewellery to wear, but they can also enjoy creating it with their own hands. With so many different types of kit available, there is something for children of all ages and abilities.
A locket is the perfect jewellery gift for kids. A locket is best described as a small ornamental case that is worn around your neck to hold things of sentimental value. The sentimental objects inside are most commonly a photograph or a lock of hair. Typically, lockets are made from gold or silver. However, some use cheaper metals, or even plastics, that make them ideal for small children. To make the gift a little more personal, you could fill the locket with a picture of their family pet, siblings, or even yourself. Alternatively, you could leave it blank so they can decide for themselves.
Another great jewellery gift is a charm bracelet. A charm bracelet is worn around the wrist and carries personal jewelled ornaments or ‘charms’, such as decorative beads or trinkets. Often, the charms carry a personal or sentimental value. If your little one already has a charm bracelet, why not gift them a selection of brand-new charms to add? If they don’t, the bracelet itself is a great gift that can be added to over time. When full, the piece of jewellery will not only be beautiful but will also carry personal or sentimental value.
Friendship Bracelets are another great gift for kids. A friendship bracelet is a decorative piece of jewellery given by one person to another as a symbol of friendship. Often, the bracelets are brightly coloured and made from wool, cotton, or yarn. Friendship bracelets are often sold in packs of two. In this case, your child can keep one and gift one to a special friend. Another option is a friendship bracelet making kit. With this, your child will be able to hand make the bracelets using embroidery floss or thread. Various styles and patterns can be created, but most are based on a simple half-hitch knot.
If you’re a jewellery lover yourself, why not purchase matching necklaces for you and your child. Not only will this gift make your kid feel grown up, but it will also make them feel connected to you whenever they are wearing it.
A watch is another great option for kids. If your child is old enough to tell the time, a watch is both a practical and aesthetic gift. Available in a wide range of styles and colours, there are watches for children of all ages and tastes. Many shops even sell watches based on children’s TV shows. If your child has a favourite show, a themed watch will not disappoint!
If you’re looking for something special, you can’t go wrong with an engraved bangle. Depending on the occasion, you could get it engraved with their date of birth, age, or even their name. Alternatively, you could get a personal message inscribed on either the inside or outside. The great thing about bangles is that they can be adapted to fit different wrist sizes. This is helpful if you’re unsure of their wrist size and also means that the jewellery can be worn for years to come.
The next pick on the list is an infinity bracelet. The meaning behind this piece of jewellery is beautiful – it symbolises empowerment, eternity, and everlasting love. Regardless of your child’s age, an infinity bracelet will remind them that your love is unconditional. If your child prefers to wear necklaces or earrings, infinity jewellery can be picked up in a range of different styles.
If your child is dealing with the loss of a loved one, a piece of memorial jewellery can help with the grieving process. Memorial jewellery is available in many different styles, with pieces containing photographs, special messages, or even ashes of your loved one. This may help your child to feel close to your loved one, and the jewellery can be treasured for years to come. Regardless of your child’s age, a suitable piece of jewellery can be found easily online.
The final pick on the list is birthstone jewellery. Birthstones are gems associated with the month that a person was born. Below, we explore the birthstone for each month of the year.
Birthstone jewellery is a personal gift that can be gifted to children of any age. As birthstone jewellery is often quite plain, your child can continue to wear the piece well into adulthood.
If you’re looking for a unique and personal gift, choose one of the above ideas of jewellery gifts for kids. If your child is fairly young, opting for durable or plastic jewellery may be the best option. If they’re old enough to appreciate fine jewellery, however, a gold or silver piece will make them feel extra special.