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The Best Gift Ideas for the Jewelry + Watch Obsessed
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You know who we’re talking about, the names on your list who believe in making a statement with their everyday appearance, well, every day. These little accessories that are the something extra that will take a look from A to A+. If you’re on the lookout for a unique piece of jewelry or a special watch that they’ll still be talking about next December, we’ve got you covered. From handmade earrings and sleek watches to 3D printed rings and bracelets – these modern jewelry and watch picks make the perfect holiday gift for that special someone on your list.

E109 Drop Earrings with Clear Quartz by WAIWAI

E109 Drop Earrings with Clear Quartz by WAIWAI

E109 Drop Earrings with Clear Quartz by WAIWAI

Quartz is known to increase awareness and clarity while enhancing energy, perseverance and patience. These asymmetrical hanging earrings balance the delicacy of the clear quartz with leather studs and a long black stainless steel chain. A great choice for that someone who reaches for their magical stones during the full moon.

$49

Ribbon Bracelet by Ex Ovo

Ribbon Bracelet by Ex Ovo

Ribbon Bracelet by Ex Ovo

A unique, sculptural piece, the spiraling Ribbon Bracelet is sure to catch an eye or two. Made in New York City using acrylic, it appears to be formed to your wrist – wearable art! The acrylic also means this piece is easy to wipe down when it gets something on it, just reach for a microfiber cloth. Choose from a selection of colors to find the best fit.

$165

Multi Watch by AARK Collective

Multi Watch by AARK Collective

Multi Watch by AARK Collective

Playful with great use of color, the Multi Watch is bold yet wearable. A two-tone leather strap is paired with a sandblasted matte case that holds Japanese quartz and a scratch-resistant mineral glass lens. Match the giftee’s aesthetic by choosing between Morning, Noon and Midnight color palettes.

$134

Mesh Collar Necklace from Anthropologie

Mesh Collar Necklace from Anthropologie

Mesh Collar Necklace from Anthropologie

Dress up just about any ensemble by adding this beautiful Mesh Collar Necklace around their neck. A dazzling addition to the minimalist’s jewelry collection, the 14K antique gold-plated brass necklace features a lobster clasp and is 16-inches long with a 2-inch extender chain.

$60

Curved Bar Earrings by Flavia Bennett

Curved Bar Earrings by Flavia Bennett

Curved Bar Earrings by Flavia Bennett

You’re looking at some of the most versatile jewelry – these Curved Bar Earrings can be worn three different ways! A single curved bar, one curved and the curved jacket facing opposite directions or the curved bar and jacket facing the same direction. You can also mix and match between nine different finishes. Both the curved bar and jacket in the same finish (choose from all brushed, all oxidized, or all pavé texture) or the curved bar with a different finish than the jacket (brushed/oxidized, oxidized/brushed, brushed/pavé, pavé/brushed, oxidized/pavé, pavé/oxidized). (Note: when mixing finishes the first describes the curved bar with the post and the second describes the jacket)

$92

Till Black Watch by Projects Watches

Till Black Watch by Projects Watches

Till Black Watch by Projects Watches

If you’re looking for a new-fangled clever way to tell time, you’re going to want to check out the Till Watch. Mixing numbers and words, it speaks to you visually through both – allowing you to tell the time while reading it. A stainless steel face and silicon band bring it all together, a great gift for watch lovers and clever individuals alike.

$135

3/4 Contour Earrings by Lily Toya

3/4 Contour Earrings by Lily Toya

3/4 Contour Earrings by Lily Toya

A brushed matte finish with subtle shine makes this pair of geometric earrings ideal for everyday wear and date nights, too. Measuring in at just under an inch, their casual vibe and unique take on the classic hoop will take every outfit you own to the next level. Choose between 14K gold-plated brass or sterling silver.

$72

Full Deco Necklace by L.Greenwalt Jewelry

Full Deco Necklace by L.Greenwalt Jewelry

Full Deco Necklace by L.Greenwalt Jewelry

Made in Portland, the Full Deco Necklace is bold, yet effortless to wear with its three lightweight stacked geometric pendants that measure in at 2 1/2-inches tall by 1 3/8-inches wide. Choose from a variety of metals for both pendants and chain, as well as chain length, to customize this beauty to your loved one’s liking. The pendant is available in 14K gold fill, sterling silver, or sterling silver and gold fill. The chain comes in 16.5-inch and 28-inch lengths in gold fill, sterling silver or brass.

$91

Elementary Watch by Swatch

Elementary Watch by Swatch

Elementary Watch by Swatch

Go back to the basics with a black watch band, white face, blue hour hand, red minute hand and yellow seconds hand. A watch that says I’m-a-statement-but-we-don’t-need-to-talk-about-it. The silicone band is comfortable on wrists and the piece is water resistant down to 30 meters.

$80

Vida Ring by DDNKA Studio

Vida Ring by DDNKA Studio

Vida Ring by DDNKA Studio

DDNKA Studio is known for bringing together architecture, art, science and technology in their jewelry. The Vida Ring combines 3D printing with handmade manufacturing techniques to create a wearable sterling silver piece of art. Available in half sizes from 4.5 to 10.

$240

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Can’t make up your mind? A Design Milk Gift Card is always a good holiday gift idea! Whether you’re shopping for family, friends, coworkers or partners, they’ll love perusing our modern finds and picking out something they truly love.

$25-200

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Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.