Jewelry Boxes Make Great Personal Gifts

Anyone who owns some gold or silver chains, bracelets and earrings must have some place to store the precious items. Jewelry boxes make a great personal gift for a holiday, birthday, anniversary or for no special reason. They come in many sizes and shapes, so you can find the one that is most suitable for the individual or one that suits the personality. However, such storage units are not limited to women.

Valet boxes are often used by men, to store their favorite chains, rings, watches and cuff links. They can be found in leather, wood or any combination of materials. Some are simply an open storage area with a lid. Others offer separate compartments and padding, to protect fine pieces. Special products with inlaid designs may support a particular hobby or sport of interest.

Women's jewelry boxes come in many variations. There are storage units that sit on a dresser or chest, covered in luxurious satin or velvet material. Some models are designed more like a small chest and sit on the floor, with long legs and several thin drawers to separate the items. Products come in wood and many different fabrics. Some more unique items are made with small shells or very sleek looking glass or crystal beads, for a more elegant storage option.

For grown women and girls, musical jewelry boxes make a very intimate and treasured gift. There are many choices and you may even find a favorite classical tune. Today items can be found with angels or carousels on the top. Choices are no longer limited to the dancing ballerina. Some selections come with the option of playing traditional or holiday tunes, or play a series, rather than a single song.

Wooden jewelry boxes are made of many different materials. You can find simple painted units made of soft pine, which can be personalized with initials. Other choices include dark cherry and even cedar. They may come with a sleek finish or may be trimmed with leather accents.

Leather jewelry boxes are suitable for both men and women. The features are often what determines the suitability of such units. Women many prefer soft tans and lighter tones, or even bright colors. Men may like classic dark brown or black. Products can be found in department stores and in places that sell fine goods made of animal hide. Some variations include alligator hide or a black unit embossed with diamond patterns, for a more elegant look.