Three Types of Jewelry Gifts for Men

This is a guest post by fashion and jewelry writer Ruhi Jiwani.

This article from The Art of Manliness expounds upon the power of jewelry, saying, “for better or worse, it sends signals about who we are, what commitments we have made, and our status in society.” When you’re a man, jewelry says even more about you because you’re making an obvious choice to wear it. Not every man in present-day society chooses to make jewelry a part of his wardrobe. So when you make that choice to wear jewelry, you’re saying something about who you are. Based on the three types of jewelry styles men usually adopt, you can decide what types of gifts to give them.

Minimalist

Some men won’t wear more than one piece of jewelry, usually a wristwatch or a wedding ring. In general, the impression this creates is of someone rather conservative. You see a man who’s dressed in a formal suit without any jewelry and you might think of someone rather strict and rigid. 

If you're giving a gift to someone with a minimalist jewelry style, keep in mind that this person isn't going to use jewelry to express who he is. He may actually be a very liberal, easy-going person but he doesn't wear jewelry because he doesn't know where to begin. The impression he ends up making is one of severity. Give him a gift of jewelry so that his wardrobe expresses his personality; he'll probably appreciate the thought.

Eclectic

There are people who don’t wear too much jewelry but when they fall in love with a piece, they’ll wear it constantly and make it a part of themselves. This can be an endearing trait. Don’t you have any friends who wear the same necklace day in and day out? It doesn’t matter whether they’re wearing shorts and a t-shirt or a blazer with jeans. That necklace is always there. You come to associate it with them.

If this is the way in which your male friend wears jewelry, you might want to give him something different and unique-looking. Encourage him to take a few chances because there are a lot of great pieces out there that he might like if he just gave them a chance.

These rings and other jewelry by Navajo artist Justin Morris are very popular with men.

These rings and other jewelry by Navajo artist Justin Morris are very popular with men.

Bling-y

We all know someone who wears a lot of necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets and watches. Sometimes, you can just indulge people like this and laugh off their tendency to wear a lot of jewelry. At other times, however, it might seem inappropriate. For example, you probably shouldn't wear a lot of jewelry if you’re going to a formal event.

So if you’re giving a gift to the kind of guy who likes to pile on the jewelry, get him something with a more sober look so he can wear it to work and formal events. He probably already has a lot of chunky jewelry that he wears when he hangs out with his buddies.

At Frisco Fun & Formal, we certainly have more women than men come into the shop looking for jewelry, but we do carry some great items for guys, including Western, Native American and some simple sterling silver pieces.

Gift Ideas for a Colorado Wedding

If you have the privilege of attending a beautiful mountain wedding in Colorado, you're in for some breathtaking views, and you'll certainly find plenty of recreational activities to keep you busy before and after the wedding. One thing you won't want to spend too much time doing is shopping for the perfect wedding gift.

Colorado Christmas ornaments make a great gift for a Colorado wedding

Colorado Christmas ornaments make a great gift for a Colorado wedding

In an effort to give you more time to enjoy the crisp mountain air, and less time staring at store shelves, here are a few of our favorite ideas for Colorado wedding gifts.

  • Columbine Flower Seeds - The Columbine is the state flower of Colorado. It is a beautiful, hearty flower that comes in many shades, is easy to grow and blooms annually. The newlyweds can plant the Columbines at their new home, and every year when they bloom the happy couple will remember their Colorado wedding. This affordable present also can be a thoughtful personal addition to a gift from their registry.

  • Colorado Microbrew - Colorado is known for its craft brewing. Whether you grace the couple with a beer from New Belgium Brewery in Northern Colorado or a local favorite from Dillon Dam Brewery or Breckenridge Brewery, you simply can't go wrong. Add a few Colorado-themed pint glasses and the bride and groom can enjoy your gift long after the beer has been consumed.

  • Ornaments - When the newlyweds enjoy their first Christmas as a married couple, they will love having a memento from their wedding day. You can choose a Colorado ornament to remind them of the day they shared their love publicly in the mountains. If this is a destination wedding a souvenir is a thoughtful gift, because the couple will probably be too busy to pick something out for themselves.

A Gift for Your Grad

It's funny how time flies! Not so long ago, you were watching your little one head off to school for the very first time. Now you're headed to their high school graduation.

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Many parents and other relatives like to give gifts to commemorate this major life event. Sometimes it can be a little challenging to select the perfect gift for your graduate. You want something that shows them how proud you are of their big accomplishment. At the same time, hopefully it's also something they will appreciate and enjoy.

Jewelry is a favorite graduation gift choice, especially for girls. If you know her taste, you can find the perfect piece  -- and she'll think of you whenever she wears it. You might also consider items that can help your graduate on through their next phase of life, such as something for their dorm room or apartment, or an item they can use for their new job.

A graduation gift doesn't have to be large or expensive, and you might just want to send the new grad on their way with a little cash in their pocket. At the same time, you can also include a little something to commemorate the event, acknowledge how far they have come, and show your confidence in where they are headed. Photo frames and pocket knives are a couple of our most popular gifts for new grads. We also carry greeting cards.

You could even put together a Colorado-themed gift basket to remind them of home, especially if they are moving out of state. We have a wide selection of keychains, magnets, stickers, patches, mugs and Colorado-made food items that would make a great care package. 

For more gift ideas for your graduate, stop by the shop and we'll do our best to help you find the perfect thing to acknowledge this special occasion.