If You're Looking for a Surefire Last-Minute Gift, Tap Into This Jewelry Trend

It turns out I was looking for the perfect gift in the wrong places. I love treating my friends to something special during the holiday season, and I often find myself endlessly scrolling to find the gift that is guaranteed to put a smile on their faces. I've certainly found success in my traditional methods of shopping, but it feels like this year, the holidays are approaching faster than ever, and we've nearly run out of time. I'm a lover of non-fiction, and I ended up inspired by a really great quote in a recent read that helped me discover my new favorite last-minute gift.

I always do my best reading when I'm on a flight, and most recently I picked up a classic. How to Win Friends and Influence People is filled with killer lines, and one that stood out to me this time around was author Dale Carnegie's musings about how "a person's name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language." This made me reflect on how honored I've felt in the past when someone important remembered my name or how offended I can get at a slight misspelling. With everything around me reminiscent of the holidays, my mind quickly shifted to a few of the people I haven't found the right gift for yet.

Personalized jewelry is just that—personal. It's the gift that keeps on giving, as the recipient will wear it often and look down with a smile knowing that it's a special piece picked just for them. While getting specific with their initial (or yours) can be cute, a birthstone or astrological sign can be a subtler note to their individuality. I've already picked out a few items in my shopping guide that I know my loved ones will fawn over. Take a little scroll, and see what you find for yours.



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I wear my favorite necklaces every day, and the lucky person who receives a personalized one from you will probably never take it off.

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I remember when Carrie Bradshaw traded in her iconic nameplate necklace for earrings that are strikingly similar to these, and I've wanted them ever since.

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Rings make for such a great gift because the wearer can easily see them throughout their day.

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Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. Your loved one will hang on to this personalized bracelet instead.

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Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.