It's been a tough year for all of us, with the pandemic bringing both local and national lockdowns restricting us from seeing our family and friends, and even stopping us from doing our favourite things. But, with Christmas on the horizon, it's not too late to turn somebody's year around.
Here at Ramsdens, our team believes the best gifts are the most sentimental ones, especially with the Good Housekeeping 2020 Christmas survey revealing that over a third of respondents said Christmas is more important to them this year.
So, to help you treat your nearest and dearest, we've put together our 2020 Christmas gift guide, where you'll find our top picks for watches, jewellery, and accessories for both the men and women in your life.
Men can be particularly tricky to buy for, especially when they already have everything they need. However, by choosing something sentimental that matches their style, you're sure to cheer them up after a rough year. There are so many great pieces online, so we have chosen our top four to help inspire you this festive season.
19-carat Yellow Gold 7" Curb Bracelet
If your husband, dad, or friend loves adding a bit of detail to his looks, we can't think of a better gift than this 9ct yellow curb 7.5" bracelet. It's more understated than a necklace, but will still add a luxury finish to any outfit. And, with yellow gold nodding to a more classic style, it'll be perfect for men with a more classic sense of style.
This bracelet has been carefully crafted from 9-carat yellow gold in a stunning curb design, and closes with a subtle lobster clasp. If you're wanting to treat them to something else, we recommend pairing this with a matching necklace, too.
Tungsten Carbide with Black I.P Plating 7mm Ring
For the gent with a more minimalist style, this 7mm tungsten carbide ring with black I.P plating is sure to be a real treat. The monochromatic and simple style of this ring makes it an incredibly versatile piece that can be worn with any outfit. The black I.P plating layered over the polished black tungsten carbide creates a beautiful yet subtle contrast and gives the ring a sleek, dark look that's professional enough to be worn for work or going out on an evening.
And, better yet, this comes in at a steal price of £45 and looks far more expensive. So, the man in your life is sure to appreciate it. If you're struggling to decide on the perfect ring, our guide to choosing men's rings is sure to help you, or you can browse the full collection of men's rings for more choice.
Mother of Pearl Stainless Steel Cufflinks
The perfect gift for the businessman in your life: cufflinks! They can be worn every day to work and for formal events. They'll also gain some extra brownie points at important client meetings.
These Mother of Pearl stainless steel cufflinks are made from polished stainless steel and finished with rectangular mother of pearl gemstones for an extra sophisticated and luxurious look. The durable stainless steel will withstand years of wear and can be cleaned easily with a soft polishing cloth, so are sure to look great all year round.
If the man you're shopping for has a more eclectic style, why not have a look at our full collection of cufflinks? There are so many stunning designs and metals to shop, so you're sure to find a pair that will make any gent feel super smart.
Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner Watch
If you're looking to treat the man in your life, why not look into designer watches this Christmas? We stock many iconic watch brands, including everybody's favourite Rolexes.
Among our favourite Rolexes is this pre-owned Rolex Submariner that's dated back to around 1985. The Submariner collection was originally created to appeal to professional divers, offering them the option to monitor their diving time and decompression stops accurately. However, nowadays they're much more commonly worn as a functional yet fashionable watch for professionals who believe time is of the essence.
This Rolex has a sleek stainless steel strap and features a black luminous dot dial, service hands and bezel, all of which add to the sophistication and luxury of this watch. And, as this is a pre-owned piece dating back so far, you're unlikely to see another one the exact same around, so you can proudly gift this as a unique piece.
Diamonds are certainly a girl's best friend, so we have pulled out some of our favourite diamond jewellery that will add some extra sparkle to the festive season. As well as these glittering pieces, we've also selected some simpler styles for ladies with a luxurious yet understated style.
9ct Yellow Gold Double Heart Pendant and 16" Chain
Show the lady in your life how much you love them with this beautifully dainty 9-carat yellow gold double heart pendant and 16" chain. It is crafted from beautiful 9-carat yellow gold and features two polished yellow gold hearts that delicately hang from the trace chain. Simple in style, it is the perfect piece for the woman who likes to keep her look minimal.
The small pendant size means that your loved one can wear this during the day and also on an evening to add a touch of luxury and detail to any of their outfits. If you're looking to treat them a little more, why not add a matching bracelet to your gift? Something like this 9-carat yellow gold charm bracelet will be perfect, and the heart detail will look beautiful paired with the pendant they're wearing.
9ct White Gold 3.50ct Diamond Tennis Bracelet 7"
In our opinion, a tennis bracelet is one of the most classic and timeless pieces any woman can have, so why not give the gift of diamonds with this dainty 9-carat white gold 7" diamond tennis bracelet?
This bracelet is elegantly crafted from cool-toned white gold and features a delicate string of round diamonds that will add some extra sparkle to Christmas this year. It has a concealed clasp, which ensures the fastening doesn't take away from its beauty while securing the piece onto their wrist — perfect for party season where there'll no doubt be lots of dancing!
If you love the design of this tennis bracelet but are looking for something a little different for the lady in your life, you'll be pleased to hear we carry this style with a few different options. This includes 1.50ct, 5.00ct, and 6.00ct variations, which are sure to add a bit of glitz and glamour to Christmas this year, even if it'll be a lower key affair than usual.
Platinum Diamond Solitaire Ring
If you're really struggling to pick a piece of jewellery the lady in your life will love, we can't think of anything better than a stunning diamond ring. What we especially love about this platinum solitaire diamond ring is the gorgeous diamond-encrusted shoulders and the dazzling halo of diamonds surrounding the centre stone. This combination will ensure your loved one feels super elegant and sophisticated when wearing your gift. And, as the design strikes the perfect balance between the ring being simple and statement, it is a great versatile piece that can be worn every day.
This piece comes with a grading certificate stating its qualities, including its principal diamond weight of around 0.71 carats and estimated diamond content of 1.27 carats, so you can be sure of your purchase.
If you're looking for something a little different, we have plenty more women's rings for you to browse, including birthstone rings, as well as other styles such as buckle, cluster, and eternity rings. Planning to pop the question this December 25th? We even carry a stunning range of engagement rings that will dazzle your bride-to-be. You can check out our engagement ring buying guide for inspiration, too!
Pre-Owned Rolex Lady Datejust Watch
Treat the one you love to a luxury watch that will quickly become their favourite piece to wear every day. With so many watch brands and models out there, it can be hard to decide which is the best investment for the lady in your life, but we couldn't recommend this pre-owned Rolex Lady Datejust enough. The dainty size is perfect for the feminine woman, and the contrast of polished stainless steel and stunning rose gold around the case and watch make it a particularly unique piece that she's sure to love and cherish.
The Lady Datejust models were originally made by Rolex in 1957 for women wanting to elevate their style with a classic watch and, to this day, they're still some of the most prestigious and sought-after ladies' watches on the market. This particular watch is pre-owned and comes with papers that show it dating back to around 2002, so your loved one can enjoy this vintage piece.
If you're looking for a different style of watch to treat your lady to, why not check out our full collection of women's watches? We have timepieces from Cartier, Tissot, and Omega, so you're sure to find one that suits your loved one's tastes.
Hopefully we've given you plenty of Christmas gift inspiration for your loved ones this festive season. But, if you've still not found the perfect present, be sure to check out our full collections of men's and women's jewellery. Or check out our jewellery buying guide for more helpful tips and advice.
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