You may not be able to gift a goose that lays golden eggs, but there are plenty of products, handmade creations, and other trinkets that you can give that are just as thoughtful. Gold is a color that conveys wealth, luxury and success. It’s often used to signify a celebratory moment, and for some, it’s their favorite color. Below you will find a few gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing when shopping for loved ones and friends:
Gilded Branches Jewelry Tree
Handmade by Michale Dancer, this attractive gift is comprised of wood, 24k gold paint, and a hand-rubbed alabaster base, originating from materials collected from the high desert of Southern California. The branches used to make this jewelry tree are natural Manzanita (known as the little apple tree), and come from a real tree to create a dual-purpose – serving as a sculptural work of art and functioning as a display for favorite jewelry pieces. This one-of-a-kind piece is made with eco-friendly materials, and is only sold at Uncommon Goods.
Gold-Rimmed Serving Pieces
Fashioned out of 24K gold and glass, Uncommon Goods also sells gold-rimmed gifts – an ideal gesture for hosts and hostesses. Artist Annie Morhauser blends textured glass with a 24k gold banding to create the following handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces that are certain to catch the eye:
- Gold-Rimmed Cheese Platter
- Gold-Rimmed Serving Pedestal
- Gold-Rimmed Serving Bow
Gold Flatware Set
Gold flatware is eye-catching, flashy, shiny and oozes with value. Ideal for wedding- and anniversary gifts, a set also makes a lovely host or hostess gift, ‘thank you’ gesture, and can be used to commemorate a special occasion, such as a marriage engagement or retirement. Featured here is a snapshot of a 45-Piece Gold-Plated Baroque Flatware Service sold by Horchow, which comes with eight five-piece place settings and a five-piece hostess set.
Other online retailers to browse for buying gold flatware include Sur La Table, Macy’s, West Elm, and Anthropologie, which also sells a Doma Serving Set and Set of Gold Doma Coffee Spoons from Italy.
Gold Slide Sandals
With a flashy glow, New Balance makes a pair of synthetic-leather slides with rubber soles in Gold Metallic that pairs comfort with style. Ideal for running errands on a warm day to luxuriating poolside, one place to find these slide sandals is on DSW.com. The direct link is one our extended PickUrGift list for gold and gold-colored gift ideas.
Last year, we featured Delafee of Switzerland, a company that sells goods that use gold in the most creative and impressive ways. Some of the standouts to note include the following:
- Lollipops with Edible Gold – a memorable Valentine’s Day sweet treat
- Edible Gold Truffles – artisan-crafted Swiss chocolates for anniversaries that truly shine
- Gold Tea – for the tea lover in your life
And, although you can’t eat it, and your gift recipient may not even smoke it, the company also sells a 24k Gold Cigar – ideal for celebrating the birth of a child in style.
Gold Necklace and/or Gold Charms
Whether you purchase a gold locket, gold leaf statement necklace, or something with a gold charm, jewelry is an easy way to please someone who loves the color. To get an idea on how to take a creative approach, consider the Seashell Necklace sold by Chus Craft, which incorporates freshwater pearls with a real starfish contained inside of a raw brass locket that dangles from an antiqued bronze chain. Especially ideal for sea lovers and beach-goers, don’t you think?
When shopping for someone that enjoys the shine of gold home décor, pillows make a thoughtful gesture because of their versatility and function. You can find a gold pillow to fit any occasion, as seen in Festive Home Décor‘s birth announcement pillow; Home Glow‘s newlywed pillows, and Rouge & Co‘s metallic gold monogrammed pillows.
Five Golden Rings
The December holiday season brings carolers out of the woodwork to rejoice in the ’12 Days of Christmas,’ and if you’re shopping for someone who loves the color gold…stackable rings certainly allow you to fulfill the fifth day of Christmas in style. For example, Rimma Jewelry sells five handmade, hammered gold-filled ring bands, which they say will not tarnish nor bend…and can be worn every day without showing any signs of wear.
Which gift(s) listed here have caught your eye?