They say it's the thought that counts when it comes to giving gifts. There's a different kind of thoughtfulness that goes into getting someone a present that was chosen especially for them: It could be an item you knew they had always wanted, a sentimental piece with a personal message behind it, or a gift custom-picked to suit their style or personality.
One of the easiest ways to do this is with jewelry. A shiny piece of bling can make anyone feel special—more so when it has a personal or customized touch. Whether you get that special someone a necklace with their name engraved, a ring with their initials on it, or an accessory to match their zodiac sign or birthstone, they'll know you were really thinking of them when you bought it.
Here are 10 personal jewelry pieces you can give as gifts this Christmas:
Sarabica Letter EarringsADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
These tiny letter earrings from Sarabica will make you want to get extra piercings just to have all your initials (or maybe even your name) on your ears. But no pressure, just one letter from your name (or perhaps, the name of someone special) will look super cute and dainty sitting on your ears. You can also mix and match them with other dainty studs!
Sarabica Letter Earrings P180/one; P340/pair, Sarabica.
Istorya Ysidra Cuff
No need for a heartfelt card to match your gift when you give this bracelet from Istorya as a present. You can get a short but sweet message engraved on the bangle so it's a good idea to put some inspiring words, a funny quote, or an inside joke on it. Whatever you choose, the person who receives it will smile any time they see it.
Istorya Ysidra Cuff, P400) from Istorya
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This piece from local brand Pisces gives customized necklaces a cool twist. You can have a friend or family member's name carved out in Baybayin, making for a piece of jewelry with a distinctly local look. You won't be able to resist getting one for yourself, too!
Pisces Baybayin Necklace, P850/silver; P950/gold, Pisces.
RAM Jewelry Initial Bangles
This bracelet from RAM Jewelry can be worn on its own or with a dainty watch for a delicate jewelry ensemble that's perfect for work and formal occasions. You might also be tempted to put on a whole stack of bangles along with it. Either way, the single initial on the medallion will make the piece look it was made special for the person who receives it.
RAM Jewelry Initial Bangles, P2,100, RAM
Modern Myth Zodiac NecklaceADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
If you've got astrology-loving friends, why not put in the effort of not only figuring out their star sign, but picking out a gift to match it, too? These gold necklaces from Modern Myth feature each sign's symbol in a minimalist engraving on a tiny round pendant. Your ultra-obsessed buds might want one for their moon and rising signs, too!
Modern Myth Zodiac Necklace, P1,950 Modern Myth.
Pandora Alphabet Charm
If you have a friend who owns a Pandora charm bracelet, why not gift her with a charm? Or if you're feeling extra generous, buy them the bangle, too (sold separately). It'll instantly give the bracelet a personal touch. They also have a matching pendant for necklaces, in case you want to spoil a loved one with as much personal jewelry as possible.
Pandora Alphabet Charm, P1,950, Glorietta
Les Nereides Letter Necklace
These letter necklaces from Les Nereides are made more unique thanks to the floral details that adorn each pendant. They'll easily add a vibrant touch of color to even the plainest outfit. They're the perfect gift for someone who loves wearing delicate, ethereal outfits like linen pieces or boho ensembles.
Les Nereides Letter Necklace, price available upon request, SM Megamall
Pulseras by Kim Custom Bar Gold Filled NecklaceADVERTISMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW ↓
The gold bar pendant on this necklace from Pulseras by Kim will look flattering sitting on your collarbone as it will draw attention to your décolletage, giving more structure to your overall look and neckline. You can have a name or word engraved on it (with a maximum of eight letters) for a special someone.
Pulseras by Kim Custom Bar Gold Filled Necklace, P2,100, UP Maginhawa
Heart & Bolt Custom Initial Ring
These initial rings from Heart & Bolt have that barely there design that will keep them looking delicate, complementing your hands. You might want to have a good manicure on to keep the look extra elegant. It can be worn on its own or you could buy that special someone several pieces and so they can stack them up to form a whole word.
Heart & Bolt Custom Initial Ring, P11,000, Heart & Bolt.
Wanderlust + Co. Birthstone Earrings
Did you know that each birth month has a corresponding birthstone? Choose a set of birthstone earrings from Wanderlust + Co. to match your besties' birthdays. The constellation-like shape with a gold base and colored stones will look great adorning the ears.
Wanderlust + Co. Birthstone Earrings, P2,840, Wanderlust + Co,.