Gift Ideas for Milestone Birthdays

Birthdays, particularly milestone ones, can often be hard to buy for. If you are struggling for gift ideas, jewellery makes a memorable and special gift. People like to be given something they will always remember and jewellery serves this purpose – the receiver will remember who gave it to them, when and why. It’s about creating memories around these special milestones, and giving something which will always be treasured.

  • What colours do they like?
  • What metals do they wear?
  • Do they like stud or dangly earrings?
  • Do they prefer big or fine jewellery pieces?
  • What is their occupation?
  • Do they wear jewellery all the time or just for special occasions?

Here are some gift ideas to provide inspiration for milestone birthdays;

Christening: Often a baby bangle is given at these occasions. Consider ahead of time if you would like it engraved.

10th Birthday (or early teens): Signet rings are traditional and popular presents for this age group.

15th, 16th and 18th Birthdays: Rather than gifting a phone which will no doubt be replaced, why not choose a jewellery piece they will remember for years to come? Charm bracelets, simple stud earrings or an engraved pendant are all great options.

21st Birthday: Give a gift to jumpstart their jewellery collection. Silver bangles are a great choice as they are classic, yet contemporary. Silver is the metal of choice for many females of this age and you can’t go wrong with a quality silver bangle. Karen Walker has beautiful bangles, of which we have a number in-store. Other options include;

  • Charm bracelet
  • Birthstone jewellery piece
  • Diamond earrings
  • Pearl strand
  • Gold bangles (if the receiver is a gold-wearer).

30th, 40th, 50th and beyond: At this stage, we tend to know what our style is and are more definite about the jewellery we wear. Our ‘Wish List’ service comes in handy when buying for these birthdays! It is an important way to ensure you get what you want. Coloured gemstone jewellery is a popular option for a 40th or 50th birthday gift.
Perhaps you have a family tradition around gifts for milestone birthdays? We recently had a lady in-store looking for a silver bangle to gift her daughter. Her own mother had started the tradition by giving her and her sisters silver bangles for their 21sts and she wanted to carry on the tradition through the next generation, which added an extra element of special to this gift.

Remember, every birthday is a reason to celebrate. If a loved one has a birthday coming up and you need some gift inspiration, our team would love to help you out in-store.