Hamilton’s Complete Gifting Guide: Birthday, Baby, Wedding & More

Gifts for Every Occasion: Hamilton’s Complete Gift Giving Guide

Events are always happening in your life: birthdays come and go, babies are born, professionals get the recognition they deserve, etc... But gift giving can be difficult. Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s appropriate for each occasion. The experts at Hamilton Jewelers are here to help. From weddings to graduations, this guide will help you know how to choose the right gift for any event. 

The Anniversary

Your anniversary is the one day each year that you get to celebrate the special bond you have with your significant other. The best anniversary gift-givers are those who use this opportunity to purchase a gift as meaningful and lasting as your love and commitment. Hamilton’s online fine jewelry catalog is filled with excellent choices. To help you narrow it down, we’ve curated pieces that are both impressive and meaningful.  

Mikimoto 18k Yellow Gold and Pearl Necklace

One of the most classic gifts you can give to your wife is a strand of pearls. These timeless gems are a staple piece any woman should have in her jewelry box. Choose a trusted fine pearl jewelry brand, like Mikimoto, and this anniversary gift is an instant heirloom she can pass down to her own daughter or granddaughter one day. 

Roberto Coin Symphony Princess Flower Diamond Bangle

If there’s one fine jewelry designer you can trust to send the right message on your anniversary, its Roberto Coin. His signature is a hidden ruby. Legend has it that this gem enhances love and passion. With this on her wrist, you give her a secret message of your affection she can wear for years to come.   

Give a gift that’s timeless but understated with a David Yurman twisted gold bangle. Like your affection for one another, when people see this bracelet on your wife’s wrist they’ll wonder how something that seems so simple exudes preciousness and value.

Jade Trau 18k Gold Crescent Diamond Earrings

There’s more than one type of diamond “ring.” If you really want to show your wife how you feel after your many years of marriage, gift her a pair of diamond hoop earrings. The one on her finger is your promise, the ones she wears on her ears are that promise’s endurance. 

High-End Anniversary Gifts For Him:

14k Yellow Gold Knot Cufflinks

Cufflinks are always excellent gifts. Whether he wears them to the office on a daily basis, or only brings them out for special occasions, your husband will always be glad to have a pair. Choose fine gold cufflinks with a knot motif to represent that you “tied the knot” and continue to value your commitment to him.

Cobalt Chrome and Meteorite 7.5mm Wedding Band

Many men choose a simple gold band for the sake of convenience and simplicity for the wedding. Give your husband a wedding band upgrade with a simple band of special material. For your match made in heaven, give him a piece of the stars to proudly wear always: meteorite.

Tag Heuer Autavia Isograph WBE5111.FC8267

If there’s one thing you can’t go wrong with as an anniversary gift for your husband, it’s a quality timepiece, like a Tag HEUR. Its classic design allows him to wear it everyday, while the message is clear: “I cherish our time together."

14k Gold and White Sapphire St. Christopher Pendant

Does your husband travel often for work? If so, gift him your love and protection while he’s away with a fine gold St. Christopher pendant. As the patron saint of travelers, trust St. Christopher to protect him on his many flights and long commutes. It’s an anniversary gift with special intention that he’s sure to appreciate.

The Birthday

Sometimes buying a birthday gift can be difficult. We’ve made it easy. Whether you’re looking for a gift for her 30th or his 50th, high-end jewelry and designer items are always appreciated. The experts at Hamilton have pulled our favorite birthday gift ideas—there’s something for everyone’s personality here!

Fine Jewelry & Timepiece Birthday Gifts For Her:

Mizuki 14k Yellow Gold and Baroque Pearl Earrings

For a modern woman with taste, Mizuki pearl earrings are the way to go. Their oval hoop design with a pearl can be worn with a cocktail dress or even a pair of jeans at a restaurant. This is casual elegance at its finest.

The Hamilton Select Diamond Stud Earrings 1ct

If the woman you’re buying for is difficult to shop for, you can never go wrong with a pair of diamond stud earrings. Not only will she be thoroughly impressed, but she can wear these at all times. Best of all, you don’t have to break the bank for a nice pair.

Gucci G-Frame YA147410

For the supermom, a Gucci watch can’t be beat. The slim rectangular design is modest but sleek, and its face gives a pop of fun color. This is a design she can wear every day—to the office, soccer field, and back home again— and feel fabulous all the while.

Nouvel Heritage Mystic Star 18k Yellow Gold Necklace

Does the birthday girl have a rock n’ roll edge? If so, choose a piece of fine jewelry that plays to her personality. Pieces like this star necklace are modern and fun—exactly what she’ll love!

Luxury Birthday Gifts For Him:

David Yurman Chevron Bracelet

More and more, men are wearing bracelets. David Yurman is a master at crafting styles that are both masculine and elegant. A simple, but high-end, chevron bracelet can be worn every day, and yet will never be confused for anything less than its true quality. He’s sure to get tons of compliments with this!

L'Objet Crocodile Box with Playing Cards

If you have a man who’s difficult to buy for, choose a high-quality item he’ll enjoy using. These designer playing cards by L’Object will transform any poker or game night at the kitchen table into his own private casino.

Hamilton Italian Leather Case For Eight Watches

If you’re looking for a gift for a man who collects or has several watches, then go with a high-end Italian leather watchcase. This is a gift that’s classy, thoughtful, and functional. With soft-to-the-touch Italian leather, each time he puts on a timepiece, it’s a luxurious experience.

Hamilton Sterling Silver Money Clip

Have a man who’s sentimental? Skip the picture frame. Give him a useful & personalized gift! This sterling silver money clip can be used as-is or engraved with a special message from you to him. He’ll have a constant reminder of you each time he pulls it out!

The Wedding/Home Warming

Whether a couple is getting married or moving into a new home, there’s one rule you should follow when it comes to gift giving: high-quality but useful. Women have a way of stealing the show with these events, but in today’s world the men are just as involved and appreciate gifts tailored to them as well. These are gifts that will impress and be used by everyone in the household.

Designer Bridal Shower/Home Warming Gifts For Her:

Simon Pearce Woodstock Quartino Pitcher

Simon Pearce is always a safe bet for a wedding gift. The bride can rely on a beautifully crafted pitcher for all her entertaining needs. Use this to serve up lemonade in the summer or even as a wine carafe for casual dinners at home.

Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf Dinner Plate

Dinner plates are always a necessity in any household. Take it a step further with a luxury-crafted Mottahedeh plate set. The signature tobacco leaf motif is timeless and will grace any table.

Baccarat Butterfly Lucky Diamond Gold

Around the world, butterflies are symbols of hope and life—what could be more perfect for a woman starting a new life with the person she loves most? Baccarat’s golden butterfly is an elegantly crafted piece that will add sparkle to any mantle or shelf.

Wolf Design Caroline Jewelry Box

A bride’s engagement ring is just the first of many jewelry pieces she’ll collect in her life. Gift her a quality Wolf jewelry box that she can always have to store and protect her fine jewelry. This is a gift that’s functional and thoughtful.

Luxury Wedding/ Home Warming Gifts For Him:

Baccarat Louxor Bar Set

If there’s one gift every man should receive for his wedding, it’s a high-quality spirits decanter and tumbler set. If there’s one crystal designer you can trust, its Baccarat. He’ll use these each time the couple entertains, when he celebrates a new milestone, or even just to have a nice drink with the guys.

L'Objet Chess Set

Perfect for a newly wed business professional, a luxury chess set graces any home. Let him challenge friends and coworkers when they visit, or keep it purely for the aesthetic. No matter how he uses it, it’s a piece made to impress—and that’s the whole point!

Halycon Days Twin Tiger Rectangular Tray

Leave the floral motifs for the bride. In the groom’s man-cave or office, a Halcyon Days tray with masculine tigers is the way to go. He can use this for holding old-fashion tumblers or as decorative feature. Either way, it sends a clear message: you’ve entered his domain where he commands the space.

Simon Pearce Woodbury Ice Bucket

An ice bucket is a household essential. Take it a step further with a high-quality crafted one by the experts at Simon Pearce. (Take it even further and give the groom a bottle of champagne to pair with it!) This will keep his vintages the perfect temperature when he celebrates a new milestone or achievement with his spouse.

The Baby Shower

Especially if you have a close relationship with the mother-to-be, your baby gift should be more than a onesie and extra diapers. You’ll want to give something that will either be useful to the mother or that the child can one day pass down to his or her baby one day.

Luxury Baby Shower Gifts For A Little Girl

Children's Pink Enamel Flower Bracelet

For baby girls, a fine gold enamel bracelet is always a lovely gift. Bracelets with a plate are ideal for personalization: engrave the baby’s name, date of birth, or even a message from you to the child as a godparent.

Peter Rabbit Girl's 3 Piece Set

Peter Rabbit is childhood favorite across generations. Give a baby girl these beloved characters for her first dinnerware set. Mothers will adore using these each day at mealtime.

Children's 14k Yellow Gold Butterfly Stud Earrings

Often a mother will pierce her daughter’s ears within the first few months after birth. Give a pair a gold butterfly earrings for a feminine and innocent touch.

Sterling Silver Hamilton Feeding Spoon

There’s no baby gift as classic as a silver spoon. This isn’t just a functional gift—it’s an heirloom that the mother can give to her daughter when she has her first child one day.

Luxury Baby Shower Gifts For A Little Boy:

Sterling Silver Dumb Bell Rattle

Get your little man a gift both functional and novel. A sterling silver rattle is a classic gift that will keep the baby boy occupied and possibly his own son years down the road. Family and friends will get a kick as he lifts this baby “dumb bell.”

Herend First Curl Blue Box

Herend is known for its elegant design & collectability. Beauty meets function with Herend’s baby’s first curl box, complete with an adorable bear and signature blue fishnet design. This is a precious gift the mother-to-be can use to keep her most precious souvenir safe all her life.

14k Gold Star of David Pendant

A gift you can’t go wrong with is fine religious jewelry. A gold Star of David or a silver cross shows that you wish the child protection and good fortune.

Michael Aram Blue Enamel Elephant Frame

Give the gift of memories to be made with a blue Michael Aram picture frame. A family of elephants adorns the top to complete the look. With this gift, a mother can have a favorite picture of she and her son preserved and displayed for always.

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The Graduate

Princeton University is one of the top universities in the world. A graduate from this prestigious institution is among the elite of educated society, and their academic efforts deserve to be recognized. Be sure to commemorate this occasion with a gift worthy of your graduate’s degree. Princeton based, Hamilton Jewelers carries an array of fine gifts specifically for Princeton alumni, such as those by designer Halcyon Days.

High-End Princeton Graduation Gifts For Her

Axia Aletheia With White Dial and Mesh Strap

Watches are traditional gifts for university graduations. As she begins a new phase of her adult life, your graduate will love a watch that carries her prestigious education wherever she goes. Elegant, yet casual, she can wear this with grace both in the office and out to dinner with friends.

Princeton Tiger Bottle Stopper

When celebrating her graduation, you’ll probably purchase a bottle of fine wine to mark the occasion. Give your graduate a bottle stopper to preserve her vintages in the future. Each time she reaches for the bottle while entertaining, she’ll have a constant reminder of her academic achievements.

Herend Sumatran Tiger Limited Edition

Herend is known for it’s craftsmanship and collectability. Give your Princeton graduate a treasure she can display with pride. When colleagues see this revered Herend design on her desk, they’ll know she is a woman of education and taste.

Halcyon Days Tiger Bangle Black

Princeton graduates can wear their tiger pride at all occasions and events with this understated Halcyon Days bangle. It makes the perfect accessory to her professional attire or for a happy house get together with her sorority sisters.

Luxury Princeton Graduation Gifts For Him:

Axia Sofia 40mm With White Matte Dial

Watches are classic graduation gifts. Give your graduate a watch with understated Princeton colors and “Princeton” written on the face. Each time he checks his wrist for the time, he’ll smile remembering his years at one of the most prestigious universities in the world!

Halcyon Days Tiger Prestige Box

Commemorate your child’s graduation from Princeton University with a Halcyon Days box, expertly crafted and adorned with stalking tiger on the lid. The idea here is to give a gift that has both function and pride. He’ll use this box his entire life to hold important.

18k Yellow Gold Tiger Cufflinks

Fine cufflinks are always safe gifts for a man. With a degree from an Ivy League school as illustrious as Princeton, he deserves a pair that he can flash at any event. Gold tigers with ruby eyes are not only impressive pieces, but tell the world of his academic achievements.

Hamilton Princeton University Enamel Moneyclip

Money clips are among the most useful gifts you can give a graduate. He’ll love having this in his wallet as he takes clients out to dinners. It’s the silent announcement of his background and credentials that’s sure to impress his guests.

The Promotion

If someone in your life gets a major promotion, etiquette calls for a gift to honor the achievement. The trick her is to choose something the person can use in his or her office on a daily basis. From fine jewelry and luxury timepieces to high-end designers of home objects, these are the options you should take your cue from as you look for that perfect promotion gift.

High-End Promotion Gifts For Her:

Chanel Premiere rock stell and Black Leather Watch H0451

She got this promotion because she pays attention to the details. Chanel is a master of refined elegance, which is exactly what she’ll want to exude in her new position. With this watch on her wrist, everyone will know that she can get the job done and in style.

Montblanc Meisterstück Solitaire Calligraphy Gold Leaf Flex Nib Fountain Pen

A pen is the ultimate weapon in business. Its what literally seals deals and makes things happen. If she’s going to be signing contracts, make sure her name is proudly written. For her new position, give her a pen she can rely on. Montblanc’s fountain pens have no parallel.

L'Objet Deco Gold 5x7 Frame

With a new promotion often comes a new office. Give her a designer picture frame that appeals to sleek corporate excellence and also gives her workspace a personal touch. Guests will admire its craftsmanship, while she gets to look at her loved each time she sits down at her desk.

Pearls are always classic. Give your professional woman a matching set by designer Mikimoto to wear into the courthouse or boardroom. These are sure to impress her new colleagues and send the right message: this is a woman with taste and knows how to get things done.

Luxury Promotion Gifts For Him:

Howard Miller Prestige Glass Clock

If he’s a man who collects watches, it’s because he appreciates the craftsmanship of a quality timepiece. Give him something slightly different, and yet right up his ally: a desk clock. Exquisitely made by the glass experts at Howard Miller, this piece shows all the inner-mechanisms. Guests will admire its unique design, and he’ll cherish it for years to come.

TUDOR New Black Bay Bronze #M79250BA-0002

There are few promotion gifts that can match a luxury timepiece. TUDOR’s Black Bay collection is designed to be impressive yet casual, masculine, yet elegant. With its contrasting colors, this is a watch that all business associates will admire.

Montblanc Heritage Rouge et Noir Spider Metamorphosis Special Edition Fountain Pen

Even in this age of technology the pen is still king in business. Its what literally seals deals and makes things happen. Montblanc is the ultimate maker of fine writing tools, and this pen with a masculine spider design on the cap is just what he needs. With this pen, every signature is signed with confidence.

Baccarat Chateau Tumblers Set of 2

Today you help him celebrate a promotion. Tomorrow he celebrates the closing of a deal or a hard-won trial with his associate. When you gift him a set of Baccarat crystal tumblers that he can keep in his office, he can toast to each small success he makes in his new position.

Hamilton Jewelers has been helping people find the perfect gift for over 100 years. If you’re still unsure of what to get for your special someone just contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you! Not located near out store? When you order online, we’ll ship these incredible gifts wherever you need them, so don’t forgo an opportunity to show a loved one your appreciation.