6 unique gift ideas for December birthdays

First published: 29-11-2017

Lambretta ladies' Cielo Christmas Edition Watch

Watch: Lambretta ladies' Cielo Christmas Edition watch (£65)

By the time December rolls around, most of us are firmly in holiday mode, getting ready to start Christmas shopping or preparing for wintertime celebrations. Which is why it's important not to forget about those special people in your life who celebrate their birthdays during the most festive - and busy - time of year.

So we thought we'd help make it easy for you. Check out our favourite December birthday gift ideas, with perfect presents for Christmas-lovers and holiday-humbugs alike, so you can show your friends and family that their special day hasn't been lost amid the festive madness.

Go the traditional route with turquoise

Turquoise is the official birthstone of December, making anything that features this gorgeous shade of blue the perfect birthday gift. It's a bold and beautiful colour that makes a striking impression. And because it's so on trend this winter, there are plenty of turquoise-toned items to choose from.

  • Turquoise for the alternative birthday

Swatch Unisex Turquoise Rebel Watch

Give the December gemstone tradition a modern spin with the turquoise Rebel watch (£47.50). Yellow marks on the face contrast boldly against the all-over blue design, to give this watch a minimalist edge, showing off the contemporary-cool style we expect from Swatch.

With a comfortable rubber strap, it'll bring a splash of colour to an everyday ensemble, making it the perfect gift for someone who likes to make a bit of a statement.

  • Seaside dreams in December

Thomas Sabo Jewellery Ladies' Sterling Silver Glam & Soul Diamond Starfish Stud Earrings

Indulge in a bit of holiday dreaming with the ladies' Glam & Soul diamond starfish stud earrings (£129) by accessory masters Thomas Sabo. The silver starfish feature a turquoise stud and delicate diamonds, to create a pretty design that will add a touch of fun to formal and casual outfits alike.

Both classic and unique, it's a great December birthday gift for the woman who can't resist a bit of seaside charm.

Gifts for someone who loves the holidays

If your friend or family member is one of those people who lives for the holiday season, you can't go wrong with a festive birthday gift. From winter-themed charms to jewellery that features Christmassy colours, there are plenty of pieces that will help get them in the holiday spirit - and still look great in the New Year.

Links Of London Jewellery Ladies' Sterling Silver Robin Charm

This pretty Robin Charm (£60) from Links of London captures the cosy wintertime spirit, featuring sterling silver and a warm flash of rose gold on the bird's chest. It'll look perfect on a chain, to act as a statement necklace on Christmas day, and can be added to a charm bracelet to keep the spirit alive all year long.

  • Embrace the Christmas colour wheel

Shimla Jewellery PVD Gold plated Luxury Originals Red And White Bracelet Small

The holiday season is all about rich colours and lots of sparkle, so if you're shopping for someone who loves this time of year, add to the festive pallet with this PVD gold plated Luxury Originals red and white bracelet from Shimla. Bright and bold, with plenty of glitz, it's a statement-making piece that will be stylish long after the Christmas lights have come down.

December birthday gifts that have nothing to do with the holidays

A lifetime of December birthdays can make some people feel a bit weary of holiday-themed gifts, so why not find them something that has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas? Of course, there are plenty of ideas to choose from, but our favourites are the polar opposite of what you'd expect to receive in December.

  • Be a humbug… and proud of it

Thomas Sabo Jewellery Sterling Silver Rebel At Heart Skull Stud Earrings

There's nothing edgier than a pair of punk skulls and Thomas Sabo's sterling silver Rebel At Heart stud earrings (£59) are the perfect present for any alternative guy or girl celebrating a December birthday.

They'll bring a playful hint of humbug to holiday parties and will give their outfit an edgy touch all year long.

  • Look on the bright side with summery sunglasses

Ray-Ban Ladies' Gold Plated Round Double Bridge Sunglasses

Defy the dismal winter weather and give your special someone a pair of bright and cheerful sunglasses. The round double bridge sunglasses (£154) by Ray-Ban are everything December is not: rosy, summery and perfect for the beach!

A fun and unexpected gift, they're great for bright winter days and will certainly come in handy when the weather improves and the sun comes back again.

Regardless of what they're into, there are plenty of fun and thoughtful December birthday presents that are sure to bring a smile to your friend or family member's face. Browse our full collection of watches, jewellery and sunglasses for more inspiration.

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