All it takes to give personalized jewelry for the holidays is a little pre-planning, and you don’t need as much lead time as you think. Choose the customized collectibles below from Links of London, The New York Times Store, and Eve’s Addiction, and you can have a special piece of personalized or engraved jewelry — gift-wrapped and ready to go — long before your stockings are hung. Cheers!
Links of London Jewelry Collection
This popular jewelry brand, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, is known for its trendy friendship bracelets, a wide array of commemorative charms, and its cheeky, British sense of humor. The Links of London collection offers machine engraving with online purchases (hand engraving is available at brick-and-mortar locations worldwide). You’ll love Links of London’s sophisticated (and complimentary) giftwrapping, too.
- Children’s Baby Pink or Baby Blue Friendship ID Bracelet features a 22mm ID plaque for your own personal message. Also a perfect gift for women, this thinner, subtler addition to the Friendship Bracelet collection is $165 at linksoflondon.com
- Narrative Oval Ring is crafted in silver, with a subtle detailing of bubbles encapsulated in between two silver plaques creating a layered effect. Pair it with the matching oval or round disc pendant, also in the engravable collection. Ring, $195 at linksoflondon.com
Typewriter Key Jewelry from The New York Times Store
The New York Times says: “There’s nothing like the clickety-clack sound of a typewriter’s keys and that invigorating ring as the carriage returns to start a new line. You can bring back the ‘click-clack-ding’ era with this vintage typewriter key jewelry.”
The classic keys in these vintage typewriter pieces were salvaged from authentic typewriters from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s, long before models were replaced with plastic keys. The keys were found on old typewriter brands such as Royal, Underwood, and LC Smith & Corona.
“Women of a certain age” will love this retro-style jewelry, as will Millennials who put a premium on authentic, recycled products. Personalize a bracelet or necklace with a first or last initial, or select first and last initials for a pair of unisex cufflinks.
- Typewriter Key Toggle Bracelet, $110; Ball-chain Necklace, $70; Cufflinks, $160, all in sterling silver, gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.
- Note: Vintage typewriter keys are unique and have varying degrees of wear. Fonts and colors may differ from those depicted in these images. nytimesgiftstore.com
Personalized Family Tree Pendants
Create a sentimental gift that will be cherished for years to come with the Engravable Birthstone Crystal Family Tree Pendant Necklace from Eve’s Addiction. This piece makes a terrific mother’s or grandmother’s gift: it can be customized with three to 10 different stones and engraved names of the kids and/or grandkids. Available with a 16- or 18-inch sterling silver “Rolo” chain; also available in sterling silver. From $55.30 at evesaddiction.com
Note: Check each website for engraving and holiday delivery deadlines.