The holidays can be stressful even in the most ordinary of years, and with Christmas fast approaching and so much else going on in 2020, we think there’s no reason for you to spend unnecessary time fretting about finding the right gift for people, especially those who appreciate antiques and collectibles.
While the antiques collector on your list is likely to treasure any trinket, here are some ideas to get you started. A big bonus is that, without having to leave your couch to fight crowds and worry about social distancing, you can find great gifts at all price points at one place − Ruby Lane – and help support the mom-and-pop shops to boot.
You can never go wrong with giving a gift of jewelry, whether it's antique, vintage, artisan or costume, and in the form of brooches and pins, necklaces, rings, earrings, a special turquoise piece for a loved one's December birthday, a Star of David and other religious-themed jewelry, and so much more. Don't forget about the man on your list, who would also appreciate some bling, whether a wrist watch, pocket watch or chain, snazzy cufflinks or any of the other thousands of pieces to choose from.
For the child or big kid at heart on your list, give the gift of childhood memories and nostalgia with a well-loved toy, doll or doll accessories. Or how about a game from a time long before today’s video games could even be imagined?
Whether a cookbook, whimsical cookie jar, pots and pans, cookie cutters, salt and pepper shakers, canisters, and everything in between, there are tons of options to find a special something for the foodie on your list.
The Great Outdoors
Good things come in small packages, like antique miniatures, which are always a thoughtful gift for the antiques lover in your life, especially if they don't have a lot of space to spare.
Ruby Lane has an abundance of retro and vintage gifts to put under the tree this year for the fashionistas in your life, including dresses, coats, stoles and wraps, purses and handbags, and hair accessories. For the dapper gentleman, there are neckties, hats, money clips and more.
For the Home and Home Office
Whether looking for a house-warming gift for someone who just moved or perhaps want to treat yourself this Christmas with a special item to compliment your decor, there is plenty of furniture, lighting and rugs, art and decorative art to choose from. With so many people working from home more than ever right now, a gift for the home office may also be appreciated, like perhaps a paper weight, a fountain pen, desk set, or letter opener.
Not only is music entertaining and relaxing, but it may also be able to help alleviate anxiety, depression and other mood disorders - in effect, soothing your soul and boosting an overall well-being. And who wouldn't like more of that this year? Whether a vintage album, music box, or even an instrument, a gift of music is sure to hit the right note.