Earring Gift Ideas

The next time you need a thoughtful gift for a special female in your life, consider a pair or earrings. There are so many different types and styles available that you'll have no problem finding the perfect pair for her.

Before shopping for the earrings, find out whether the woman or girl has pierced ears or not. If she doesn't, you can find an attractive pair of clip-on earrings in almost any design you'd like. When it comes to narrowing down your earring choices, use the female's interests and passions, and even favorite colors and gemstones, as inspiration.  

Earrings make the ideal gift for females of all ages and for almost any occasion, including birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, anniversaries, graduations, bridal showers and even "just because." You can even treat her to earrings to commemorate a milestone event, such as starting a new job, having a baby or buying a new home. 

Prior to purchasing the jewelry, consider if the recipient is allergic to a certain type of metal, such as nickel. When in doubt, stick to either gold, which is available in white, yellow, rose or platinum, or sterling silver. 

Following are some earring gift ideas to get you started:

1. Studs 

Simple yet classy, stud earrings are always in style, and are perfect for females of all ages. Stud-style earrings feature a single stone in a range of diameters, depending on your preference. You can never go wrong with an elegant pair of diamond or freshwater pearl stud earrings, which she can wear for both dressy and casual occasions. 

Studs are also available in any type of gemstones, including rubies, emeralds and sapphires. If you're on a tighter gift-giving budget, go for a semi-precious stone, such as garnet, amethyst, citrine or any color quartz, instead. 

2. Hoops

Hoops are another timeless earring style, and they are available in a variety of sizes, from small and delicate to shoulder-dusters. Choose from either silver or gold hoops, or go for a pair studded with gemstones for a vibrant look.

You can personalize the pair of earrings with small, dangling charms in whimsical designs, such as hearts, stars, cats, dogs and birds, depending on the recipient's interests. 

3. Drop Style 

For a more eclectic style, choose a drop-style pair of earrings, which typically feature a dangling chain with a gemstone at the bottom. Personalize the gift with the female's birthstone, such as emerald for May, opal for October and sapphire for December birthdays.