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Shopping for holiday presents is hard. When you’re searching for someone you’re really close to, there’s a lot of pressure to buy something personal. And when you’re shopping for someone you know nothing about, it’s hard to determine what they’d like. But when all else fails, we’ve got your go-to covered: affordable jewelry gifts.
Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings (not the engagement kind) are pretty much no-fail gift choices, no matter who you’re shopping for. Your BFF? Get them a bracelet with an inspiring message. Your mom? Get her a locket with a cute pic of you two inside. Your S.O.? Get ’em a necklace with your initial on it. Your cousin’s new girlfriend who’s crashing this year’s holiday party, putting a lot of stress on you to buy her something appropriately-priced but still cute? Something sparkly will do.
But of course, as with everything else, finding cute jewelry on a budget can seem impossible. Especially if you don’t want the gift receiver to know it was purchased on a budget. So how on earth are you supposed to find high-quality baubles at a cousin’s-new-girlfriend price?
Shop our budget-friendly jewelry gift guide, of course. Ahead, you’ll find our fave giftable jewelry pieces at every price point—we promise, your giftee will love them.
$25 and Under
BP. Set of Five Imitation Stone Rings
These rings is gorge for stacking, and for some reason, rainbow jewelry is everywhere right now. We’re not complaining; the trend is totally eye-catching.
Panacea Circle Tassel Earrings
If you don’t own a pair of tassel earrings yet, you’re long overdue—and this set is perfect for a nighttime holiday party. The itty-bitty gold accent adds a little shine, and the material is way nicer than you’d expect for a $25 jewelry buy.
Mia Colona x Urban Outfitters Coin Pendant Necklace
We can’t believe this necklace only costs $24—it’s so beautiful and gives us major vintage vibes. Flaunt it layered with other necklaces or by itself with some matching earrings.
Free People Teeny Tiny Mega Stud Earring Set
These babies are the perfect sparkly accents to any high neckline (hello, turtleneck season). Wear a bunch at a time for full effect, or pair one set with some hoops for an edgy, layered look.
She Believed She Could Bracelet
This bangle is perfect for anyone who needs a message of inspiration during the holiday season. MantraBand makes tons of different phrases in several different metals, so you’re sure to find something that works for your giftee.
$26 to $50
Baublebar Delisa Pearl Hoop Earrings
Your BFF will love these colorful hoops. They’re perfect for special-occasion outfits that need a little flair. Plus, they’re super versatile, and can be worn all year round.
Baublebar Angela Initial Pendant Necklace
This chunky initial pendant is perfect for your S.O.—give them one with your own initial on it, and get one for yourself with theirs. It’s an inexpensive yet sentimental piece they’ll never take off.
Baublebar Alidia Ring
This rainbow baguette style is so popular right now. Whether you’re buying it to spread a message of inclusivity, or you’re simply a maximalist, this ring is a shamazing gift for any loved one (or yourself).
Baublebar Gloria Drop Earrings
We’d better see these hanging from some ears on New Year’s Eve.
Kate Spade Set in Stone Hinged Bangle
This simple bangle is super versatile, and can be worn with practically anything. It’s perfect for stacking with other silver or gold pieces, and will always add a little bit of shine to your wrist.
$51 to $75
BaubleBar Freshwater Pearl & Imitation Pearl Layered Y Necklace
Looking for a gift for your ultra-girly friend? We’ve got you covered. This layered gold and pearl necklace is gorgeous.
Initial Card Necklace
This intricate initial pendant is a work of art—plus, it looks way more expensive than it actually is. Vintage vibes or bust.
Mejuri Layered Spheres Bracelet
The minimalist build of this layered bracelet is super trendy, and it’ll really stand out on your wrist, whether or not you stack it. Plus, we guarantee everyone will be asking where it’s from.
Gold Pavé Shell Earrings
We love a good pavé. The contrast between crystal and gold makes these hoops pop—but they still feel super effortless.
Baublebar X Montserrat Sunflower Safety Pin Earrings
Before you call these bad boys “too edgy,” think of the possibilities—paired with a sleek cocktail dress, they’re totally elegant. In other words, they’re giftable for anyone.
$76 to $100
Baublebar Lina Bracelet Set
We know we keep telling you to stack your bracelets, but we’ve got a good reason: It’s damn cute. And these ones are sure to make a big statement.
Sorrelli Skylar Stud Earrings
These studs are so delicate and feminine, we just had to include them. They play nice with anything and everything.
Mejuri Locket Necklace
If you’re shopping for someone super important to you, this necklace is a great gift. Lockets are so sentimental—include a pic of you and the giftee for major holiday bonus points.
Tory Burch Enameled Raised-Logo Stud Earring
The Tory logo is absolutely classic, and the detail on these tiny earrings is unbelievable.
$100 to $200
J.Crew Cluster Drop Stone Necklace
Because everyone loves a good sparkle.
Argento Vivo Personalized English Font Necklace
This necklace is so in right now. Put a name, nickname or inside joke on your giftee’s neck to make it totally their own.
Lafonn ‘Aria’ Rectangle Cushion Cut Ring
Disclaimer: not an engagement ring. But it’s a pretty good precursor.
Gas Bijoux Cadaques Earrings
These hoops are beyond unique—we’ve never seen anything like them. Perfect for your friend who hates dressing with the mainstream.
Asha Horn Bangle WT
This cuff is straight-up captivating. Like, we literally can’t take our eyes off it. How many is too many?