Christmas is meant to be a season full of joy and giving but sometimes the pressure to find the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one can be overwhelming. Thankfully help is at hand with our series of Christmas gift guides for the watch and jewellery lover in your life, which promise to take the stress out of gift buying, with suggestions to suit virtually every taste and budget.
In our Hot Topics section, you will find a wealth of inspiration as we have done the legwork for you and selected the very best watches and jewellery for this Christmas.
Jewellery is always one of the top gift ideas for women, and we have plenty of designs that make tempting Christmas propositions.
From colourful jewels by Italian jeweller Pomellato to our favourite snowy white jewellery, there are plenty of gems just begging to be placed under the tree.
Our guide to the best diamond jewellery under £3,000 means that you can give her a sparkling buddy without breaking the bank. And with the popularity of rose gold jewellery at an all-time high in 2014, we promise she will love one of our favourite rose gold jewels under £3,000.
Opulent and glamorous, cocktail rings make a fabulous Christmas gift for women who like their jewels to make a statement, while these pearl earrings offer a new way to wear a modern classic.
The idea that you have to be a certain age to wear fine jewellery is thrown out the window with our selection of the best jewels to give hip young things this Christmas.
If she covets Cartier or has a crush on Fabergé, we have picked out our favourite gift ideas from each brand. Naturally, we have compiled our favourite top ten ladies’ watches all for under £5,000. And there are plenty of Christmas gift ideas for men too, including a guide to the 10 best mechanical watches under £5,000 and our pick of fun and festive cufflinks that are anything but boring.
So before you head out the door to battle with all the other festive shoppers, be sure to browse our Christmas gift guides first.
Chaumet Hortensia rose gold ring (£1,870).
Panthère ring with tsavorites and onyx
The H.Stern Star diamond ring in noble gold is inspired by an antique tiara and is set with 29 cognac diamonds (£2,800).
Fabergé Rococo multi-coloured yellow gold high jewellery pendant (£POA).
Game Bird enamel and yellow gold cufflinks
De Beers Daylight Enchanted Lotus ring in white ceramic, pink gold and diamonds (£3,225).
Pomellato Nudo rings in white gold and diamonds, set with an amethyst, blue topaz and lemon quartz (£3,980 each).
The new Chanel J12-365 watch in high-tech white ceramic is intended to be worn 365 days a year and features a smaller, more feminine 36.5mm case size (£3,750).
The Nomos Zurich Worldtimer Trueblue watch features 24 time zones on its dial. In spite of its technical complexity, the watch is faithful to the company’s minimalist Bauhaus aesthetic. Inside the 39.9mm stainless steel case is Nomos’ innovative swing system calibre, which can be admired through the caseback (£3,850).
Dusty Diamonds yellow diamond ear cuffs
Keystone chrysoprase cocktail ring