Jewelry is a favorite gift no matter when it is given, but it is especially treasured as a Christmas or Holiday gift. Jewelry boxes and jewelry chests likewise make perfect gifts that will be long remembered even after the holidays have past. As with jewelry itself, jewelry containers come in a variety of styles, shapes and finishes, and if you make a careful selection you can find the present that is just right for your special someone.
When you buy jewelry you normally search for quality, and the same thing applies to jewelry boxes. You should look for a well made sturdy box. It can be a wood or a leather box with a fabric lining. The fabric lining is important because it prevents the jewelry from tarnishing. Other features to look for include mitered corners, piano hinges, solid hardware and divided jewelry storage.
These general features apply to all jewelry boxes and chests, but there are different boxes available for men, women and children. Women’s jewelry chests come in a huge variety of styles and finishes and range from dresser top boxes and chests to standing armoires, as well as leather travel cases and organizers.
The exact style of women’s jewelry chest that you select will of course depend on the personality of your gift recipient. You can choose from traditional handcrafted jewelry chests or opt for a contemporary style.
Another factor which may help you to choose your gift is the type of jewelry that your loved one has. For instance, if she needs to store necklaces then armoires with side necklace doors are perfect for this. You can choose from armoires with swing out necklace sides, or a chest with a drop down necklace storage area. The sizes range from mini dresser top designs to floor standing jewelry box models, and they come in a variety of finishes including cherry, walnut and mahogany.
Similarly there are jewelry boxes that are best suited for storing earrings in divided compartments or chunky bracelets in boxes with open drawers and lift-out trays. If your woman’s collection is mostly rings than look for a jewelry box that has an ample amount of padded ring rolls. You can choose from wood ring boxes, leather ring cases, glass ring holders or specialty storage boxes.
If you are buying a gift for a man then you will want one that will hold wedding rings, watches and every day accessories. A leather valet tray or a wood valet box is ideal for this. Designed with men in mind, these jewelry boxes, valet trays and watch boxes hold and organize watches, keys, coins, cufflinks, glasses and personal electronics too.
There are also jewelry containers that are suitable for children. These boxes are either for first jewelry collections or designed as musical keepsake gifts. Musical boxes are available in a variety of themes according to the child’s interests; you will find ballerina, horse, fairy, under the sea, butterfly and even baseball themed boxes with designs and music that capture these different moods. These first jewelry sets are usually small to mid-sized but they are built to last.
So, start looking for the jewelry containers that will make this Christmas a most memorable occasion.