Diamonds (even faux ones) are a girl’s best friend. But they aren’t a mom’s best friend when they’re scattered all over with clutter on the living room floor—or worse, when they’re stepped on with bare feet. There are only two solutions to your messy—and potentially painful—problem: Stop buying your child necklaces and earrings (and earn yourself the title of worst mom in the world) or give them somewhere to store all their baubles.
And by “somewhere,” we mean a jewelry box. Specifically one for kids. There are boxes with unicorns, boxes with princesses, boxes that play music, boxes that lock with a key… and that’s only the beginning. There are also tons of choices when it comes to the inside of your kids jewelry box, like ring rolls, earring holders, and necklace organizers. Basically, a quick search on Amazon shows that the options are seemingly endless.
So what’s the best jewelry box kids will actually love—and more importantly, actually take the time to use? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite picks, from a beautiful ballerina jewelry box to a personalized jewelry box to one they can build themselves.
Did we mention you have to also fill the box? Sorry mamas.
If you’re looking for a personalized jewelry box, look no further than this incredibly popular gem. You can have your child’s name engraved on the outside of the metal box, which features a beautifully sculpted heart pattern. And as pretty as it is on the outside, it’s even prettier on the inside: The jewelry box opens up to the tune of “Fur Elise” as a graceful ballerina twirls around atop the baby pink velvet interior. According to its 2,000+ reviews, it’s well worth the money. “While it is a bit expensive for a child’s jewelry box it is absolutely beautiful and well-made,” one mom writes. “It has a real ‘heirloom’ quality and we plan on taking good care of it so we can hand it down to the next generation.”
For the girls who believe there’s no such thing as too much jewelry (and let’s be honest, they’re right), this is the ultimate box. It has three large compartments with divided slots galore, a ring roll, a watch holder, and removable pillows. And since it comes in chic solid colors (with no childish princesses or unicorns), it’s a great jewelry box for teenage girl family members or friends who are looking for something a little more grown-up. Warning: Your kid will love that this jewelry box has a lock and key (very middle school diary vibes) but be prepared to spend hours searching for said key when they inevitably lose it. Le sigh.
The release of Frozen may have been the worst day of your life (you will never get “Let It Go” out of your head) but it was probably the best day for your little one. And while they can’t be Elsa IRL, they can have her jewelry box thanks to this Lego kit. Kids 6 and up will have a blast putting together the Disney-themed box, which has a mirror, lock, drawer, and even a turntable featuring a mini Elsa figurine. And if all of that isn’t enough, the 300-piece kit comes with 2 toy rings locked inside—perfect for your own princess-in-the making.
The only thing better than a unicorn jewelry box is a unicorn jewelry box that plays music—which is exactly what this is. The box, which is covered in magical designs and doodles, opens to a small unicorn figurine that twirls to the tune of, well, “The Unicorn.” And it’s as functional as it is fun, too, with a large fabric-lined compartment and two pull-out drawers for bracelets and necklaces plus a ring roll. There’s even a star-shaped mirror for your own little star to admire themselves. Bonus: If your child isn’t feeling the unicorn—or if they, gasp, want another jewelry box—the Jewelkeeper comes in a variety of different styles, including ones with mermaids, ballerinas, and even adorable woodland animals.
What’s glittery, magical, and less than $20? This precious musical jewelry box, which has received over 1,000 thumbs up from happy Amazon customers. The outside is covered in whimsical illustrations and jewels while inside, a tiny ballerina dances to the tune of “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker when you wind up the key. Each of the drawers is also lined with a pretty pink plush, which protects your child’s baubles from getting scratched (and protects you from having to go out and buy new ones constantly!). But perhaps the biggest highlight—at least for your little one—is that there’s a “secret” drawer underneath the main compartment where they can hide all of their true valuables.
If you’ve ever wondered where your AirPods or your favorite lipstick ran off to yet again, you know that kids love to have grown-up things. Satisfy that desire (while also not-so-selfishly protecting your own things) by gifting your little one this “real” jewelry box. Amazon reviewers say it’s so classic and timeless that they’ve bought it for everyone from six-year-olds to their spouse’s mom (!!). It has a chic faux leather exterior which opens up to nine different compartments—including a ring holder and watch cushion—that are lined with super soft velvet. Your child will also love that this box is lockable—perfect for taking on the go or, more importantly, keeping nosy siblings out of their treasures.
So your daughter wants a purse and a jewelry box? Kill two birds with one stone (or rather two gifts with one click) with this uniquely-shaped box, which looks like a tiny purse when it’s all closed up. But don’t be fooled by its miniature size—after all, good things come in small packages, right? It has tons of tiny compartments for organizing jewelry along with ring holders, two pull-out drawers, a mirror, and a latching clasp to keep it all together. Plus, reviewers rave that the jewelry box is compact and lightweight, making it ideal for young kids who love toting all of their trinkets and baubles around with them.
Princesses, unicorns, castles, oh my! This jewelry box, with its watercolor designs and soft pink lining, is a girly girl’s dream. Not only does it have four roomy drawers but it also has a rotating necklace hanger for all of her strands (i.e. you’ll never have to untangle a knotted mess of necklaces again). And when she opens up the lid, she’ll be awed by the tiny fairy that spins to the tune of The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker. Bonus: If you’re planning on giving this box as a gift, all Jewelkeeper boxes come gift-wrapped in pretty packaging so they’re ready to go as soon as they arrive at your door.
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