Jewellery makes an ideal birthday gift for a man, as it does for a woman. The days of a man just wearing his wedding band and a special-occasion watch are long gone and it is far more socially acceptable for a man to express themselves through a piece of jewellery.
Thanks to the world of influencers and designer brands partnering through social media, men expressing themselves with jewellery is now the norm for any stylish men’s daily outfit. With the likes of George Clooney, Harry Styles and Lenny Kravitz showing us how to style men’s jewellery and accessories, the list of men’s jewellery is finally growing.
There is only one rule to gifting jewellery and that is there are no rules. From the wanna be “Mr T’s” in your life who want to express themselves in the loudest way possible through to the subtle modern gent that appreciates a sentimental set of cufflinks, there is an endless variety for you to choose from.
If you are looking to find the perfect gift for your husband, brother, dad or son and you just don’t know where to start, our experts are here to help. We know that it can be a bit of a minefield when it comes to filtering through the endless list of styles. We have made a helpful list of unique jewellery gift ideas for the men in your life.
1) Lucky 1960 Sixpence Money Clip
1960, the year of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, John F Kennedy’s US Presidential candidacy announcement and Muhammad Ali wins a gold medal at the Summer Olympic games in Rome. It was an influential year in politics, music and culture around the world and what better way to celebrate a birthday from the swinging 60’s than with a Lucky 1960 Sixpence Money Clip.
Originally designed to clip paper bills to the owner’s clothing and protecting their cash from pickpockets, the money clip is now seen as a luxury and vintage accessory in men’s fashion. Each Heads and Tails Jewellery money clip is lovingly and skilfully combined with a lucky 1960 sixpence, making a thoughtful birthday gift for your dad, husband or brother that allows them to capture that significant ‘Moment in Time’, their birth year.
2) Watch Movement Tie Slide
For the gentlemen and designer suit lovers in your life, why not add that final splash of luxury to their favourite outfits with a designer watch movement tie slide? A watch movement tie slide is an awesome gift for those steampunk fans who have a splash of sophistication about them.
These unique tie clips feature vintage watch movements and display the highly detailed and intricate features of watch mechanisms. Whether you’re looking for a gift to celebrate your father’s milestone birthday or want to gift your boyfriend a statement piece of jewellery that he will cherish for years, this fine craftsmanship will impress anybody. Watch the man you love marvel at the sheer artistry of something so small yet impressive. Each tie slide will be stunning, unique and completely captivating!
Handmade from real watches and including ruby jewels and brass cogs, make his birthday one to remember with these stunning silver tie slides.
3) 1952 Farthing Coin Cufflinks
Is your husband celebrating his 70th birthday or do you have an uncle who is an avid coin collector? Then this beautiful set of cufflinks which have been handcrafted using 1952 Farthing Coins will make a wonderful birthday gift.
These uniquely vintage coin cufflinks are made using silver plated backs and are a great way to mark a special moment in time for the recipient. Cufflinks are not only the perfect jewellery gift for any man and modern gentleman, but the Farthing has a rich and interesting history behind it.
The farthing is a quarter of a penny coin in old British coins and those of the Empire and Commonwealth dominions. These coins became obsolete in India after they gained their independence and eventually entirely removed from British coinage in 1956. Whether it’s a brother, husband or life-long friend, these farthing coin cufflinks add a splash of sophistication to any outfit and can give the wearer the opportunity to carry a piece of British history along with them.
4) Peacock Lapel Pin
The peacock feather has been a symbol of compassion, integrity and status for hundreds of years and what better way to display this than on a peacock lapel pin? These lapel pins are made using silver plated pins and a beautiful faux peacock feather giving a high-quality finish.
There are many ways in which a gentleman can decorate his suit with a lapel pin. They’re an excellent piece of men’s jewellery that date back to as early as the 13th century. But how did these pins get to become a traditional men’s accessory? Well, the history of the lapel pin is long and mysterious. The creation of the original lapel pin is unknown, but we do know that a key design process often used for these pins is called “inlaying” is a process that was very popular in China in the 13th century. Over the centuries we have found intricate relics of small enamelware products that have a striking resemblance to lapel pins that date back to those periods and potentially even earlier.
A lapel pin, being small yet intricate, makes a beautiful birthday gift for the special men in your life. You will receive each lapel pin in a luxury presentation box, so your gift is instantly ready to be sent to your loved one!
5) 1972 U.S. Dime Coin Cufflinks
What happened in 1972? “The Godfather” starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino premiered in New York, and David Bowie released his infamous album “The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars”. If you are looking for a memorable and unique 50th birthday for him whether it be your husband, brother, uncle or father then look no further!
These vintage Dime coin cufflinks have been plucked right out of American history and lovingly crafted into the perfect 50th birthday gift. These uniquely vintage cufflinks are made from genuine US Dimes and features Franklin D. Roosevelt. The other side of the coin features a torch which stands for liberty, the olive branch stands for peace and the oak branch means strength and independence. Heads and Tails Jewellery, coin cufflinks are made using silver plated backs and U.S. Dime coins giving a high quality finish without losing any of the classic coin detail. Avid Coin collectors and American history buffs alike, are bound to fall head over heels for a pair of genuine coin cufflinks. Due to their classic simplicity, these cufflinks can be matched with a variety of suit styles and are a sophisticated fashion accessory for the gentlemen in your life.
Picking the right birthday gift for him
Buying the right gift online can be tricky, but there’s no need for things to get complicated. While jewellery hasn’t always been seen as the first thing you’d buy a man, there’s no reason as to why it’s not the perfect option. From Viking Lords to English Kings, jewellery has always been a stylish fashion statement.
Choosing a sincere and stylish piece of jewellery doesn’t need to be complicated. At Heads and Tails Jewellery, you can choose from myriads of designs that can be adored for years. If you want to learn more about our men’s jewellery or would like to see what else we are working on, contact the team today!
You can also find excellent Watch Cufflinks gift for him at George Fox Cufflinks.