Consider a piece of jewelry or a sterling silver accessory. Not only is your man unlikely to buy these items for himself, he’s sure to appreciate them if they come from you. Even if you don’t think he’s the jewelry type, you probably agree with us: a little blinging-up never hurt any guy. Here are five terrific pieces of men’s jewelry for Valentine’s Day, all available online or at a store near you.
Gold Roman Numerals Pinky Ring
Have you noticed how many men are wearing pinky rings on the red carpet? Especially popular these days in the Hip Hop community, pinky rings have also been worn by singers from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley to Bruno Mars.
We love this fabulous golden ring (inset) because it’s one of a kind. Reminiscent of the pricey Tiffany & Co. Atlas™ Roman numerals collection, it has a more rugged and hand-carved look. Made in France. $619 at 1stDibs.com.
Esquire Men’s Collection Sterling Silver Bracelet
Men’s fashion authority Esquire magazine has collaborated with Macy’s on a jewelry collection featuring clean lines and minimalist designs. This pattered cuff in sterling silver is a bracelet he can wear anytime, anywhere. $190 at Macy’s stores or Macys.com.
Kiel James Patrick Bangle at Brooks Brothers
Is he the preppy type? If so, he might appreciate a gift from Brooks Brothers. The 200-year-old haberdasher has teamed up with Rhode Island-based Kiel James Patrick, maker of the original Anchor Bracelet for men. The resulting collab is a group of brightly colored “Oar” bangles, the perfect accessories for his summer Bermuda shorts and oxford shirts. $68 each at Brooks Brothers stores or BrooksBrothers.com.
James Avery “Rustic Curves” Money Clip
Texas-based James Avery Artisan Jewelry has a huge millennial fan base. It specializes in men’s and women’s handcrafted pieces, and many are unisex. We love this simple hammered money clip with the wonderful name, “Rustic Curves.” Buy it now and have it monogrammed later. Once he gets used to a money clip he’ll wonder how he did without one! $50 at JamesAvery.com; see website for store locations.
Tiffany & Co. 1837™ Valet Key Ring
Speaking of accessories we can’t do without, this snap-apart key ring allows him to give his car key to the valet while holding on to the rest of the keys for security. Best of all, you get to present your guy with a Little Blue Box from Tiffany’s. Made of stainless steel with sterling silver accents, the valet key ring can be engraved after V-Day. Available for $220 wherever Tiffany & Co. jewelry is sold, or Tiffany.com.