If you have women on your holiday shopping list, you can’t go wrong with buying them a piece of contemporary jewelry. Fashionable women know that adding modern jewelry is one of the easiest ways to perk up an outfit. Right now, bold gold jewelry with a nod to the 80’s is everywhere. Chain necklaces and bracelets, including ones with initial pendants, toggle closures, chunky designs, and paperclip styles, are on-trend. Layering jewelry and hoop earrings of all sizes continue to be popular. There is something for everyone on your list (maybe even yourself) in my top pics for earrings, bracelets and necklaces starting at only $18.



This beautiful necklace from Baublebar has a large freshwater pearl initial on an on-trend paperclip necklace.

Blair Hera Genuine Pearl Initial Pendant Necklace $48


Get glam attitude with this chunky polished chain choker designed in collaboration with fashion vlogger Jenn Im.

x Jenn Im Cusp Choker $44

This chunky curb-chain collar necklace from Kendra Scott boasts a pavé toggle that can be worn to the front for a glam touch or to the back for an industrial look.

Whitley Chain Necklace $128

An initial pendant necklace is always a thoughtful gift and this one has been popular with influencers this season.

Initial Pendant Necklace $50

You can’t go wrong with Madewell’s herringbone necklace which suits just about every woman’s style.

Herringbone Chain Necklace $32

A duo of pendants inspired by vintage coin necklaces is pre-layered for instant cool. From Madewell. Would make a great gift for a teen or twenty-something aged daughter.

Coin Layered Necklace $48


Intricately textured with leafy indentations, these lovely drop earrings from Kendra Scott feature a subtly curved silhouette that finishes your look with understated femininity. With over 900 positive reviews. Also in gold and rose gold.

Kendra Scott Sophia Drop Earrings $50

These are my most worn gold hoops as they work with almost any outfit and are perfectly sized. From Missoma of London, these grooved hoops are plated in shiny 18-karat gold (far less likely to tarnish) and make an always-chic accessory.

Missoma Ancien Hoop Earrings $115

Upgrade any look with these mini sterling silver hoop earrings. Also in gold and on sale right now at Nordstrom.

Argento Vivo Puff Small Curved Hoop Earrings $34.80

Twisted strands of plated sterling silver give this hoops tons of shine. 

Argento Vivo Small Textured Hoops $68.40

These just-right hoop earrings from Madewell can be worn with, well, everything. Also in gold. A perfect gift at a budget-friendly price from a well-loved brand.

Madewell Medium Hoop Earrings $18


This perfect-for-stacking bracelet comes with a tag inscribed with a code that can be used to register your bracelet on the Little Words Project app or website, inducting you into the Nice Girl Gang, a community of women dedicated to building each other up. In my cart now.

Love Beaded Stretch Bracelet $30

Who wouldn’t love a gift from Gucci? Three recognizable interlocking G’s are connected by a bold link chain on this sterling silver bracelet with a worn finish.

Gucci Interlocking G Silver Chain Bracelet $290

Chunky, interlocking links make this gleaming bracelet a stunning contemporary-chic accessory.

Curb Chain Bracelet $52

Sleek and simple, this 18K gold plated chain link bracelet with a toggle closure and high-shine plating adds a modest touch to daily wear. Also in silver.

Gorjana Frankie Chain Link Bracelet $60

A modern take on a vintage treasure, this delicate bracelet combines lustrous freshwater pearls with a goldtone-plated cable chain.

Madewell Freshwater Pearl Chain Bracelet $26

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