Above: Facets ring
It is universally acknowledged that sometimes part of taking care of others requires first taking care of yourself. Think pre-flight instructions about pulling on the oxygen mask for yourself before helping others in an emergency. As the season of gifting draws near, and you start to google “Gifts ideas for her or him,” here’s a gentle reminder to fill your own cup before pouring your love generously for others, to consider some well-deserved “Gifts for me.”
Gifts under $500 Small Surprises x for those who appreciate life’s little pleasures.
A jewelry gift can be the perfect way to show self-love, but it doesn’t have to come with an eye-popping tag—like Sia sang in her hit song, you “don’t need [big] dollar bills to have fun.” Little treasures from minimalist Japanese label Terra and Parisian brand Courbet that uses recycled metals from urban mines will spark instant joy.
Gifts between $500-$1000 Generous Gestures x for the discerning connoisseur who delights in thoughtful sentiments.
Nothing like an excellent value-for-money purchase can lift spirits and give you that hit of endorphins. These luxury jewelry gifts from London-based brand Monarc, which uses 100 percent traceable and cartel-free metals, provide bling and brilliance without breaking the bank. Or how about a dazzling ring made by expert French artisans at Scéona, a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council? Just a self-love gift to say you deserve to look and feel your best.
Gifts between $1000 - $3000 Treasured Tokens x for those looking to be truly spoiled.
It’s been a trying year for everyone, and just getting to the end deserves a celebration. Spoil yourself with these top gifts by brands like Antwerp demi-fine jewelry brand Juuls & Karats and women-led brand Matilde—which uses recycled gold and lab-grown diamonds.
Gifts above $3000 Magnificent Moments x for those who appreciate life’s luxurious indulgences
Did you meditate or learn some new skills during these stressful times? You don’t need a big career power move to show yourself some appreciation. Sometimes setting and achieving a personal goal, however big or small, provides an even greater sense of accomplishment. For that, you deserve a piece of opulent jewelry by New York label Frank Darling who uses reclaimed metals from electronics, or perhaps a sparkling lab-grown diamond for yourself by Prmal just to commemorate how far you’ve come this year. The best part is that you’d be giving back while gifting yourself—Prmal partnered with 1% For The Planet to donate 1 percent of all sales to build and support businesses that are financially committed to sustainability. Talk about a feel-good purchase.