Affordable Jewelry To Use As Stocking Stuffers

A common tradition during this time of the year is to hang a Christmas stocking that will be filled with small yet special gifts. One idea that fits perfectly and is sure to please recipients is jewelry.

Nearly 50% of women alone enjoy getting bling and baubles for the holidays (via fortunly.com), and this year, in particular, sales in this realm are predicted to rise 59% versus last year, as reported by Instore Magazine. After being cooped up and after receiving stimulus checks, it makes sense that a good amount of consumers are turning to jewelry when buying Christmas presents.

Down below, there are some specific suggestions to keep in mind — pieces that are pretty, that are meaningful, and that won't break the bank. There is still a little bit of time before the big day, so consider the necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring that are all listed out here!

These earrings can be mixed and matched, creating endless looks

For the person who has one or 10 holes in each ear, there is The Teeny Tiny Mega Stud Earring Set, which was recommended by PopSugar this year, as well. Priced at just $20 at Free People, it includes 40 different earrings ranging from studs and shapes like moons and hearts to those with colored stones and in various metal finishes. There are also a few color options from which to choose, allowing for even more mixing and matching.

This minimalist ring can be worn stacked or as a solo piece

This minimal ring from Amanda Deer is sure to be a go-to and crowd-pleasing option. The 14K gold-filled band comes to a point, with a cubic zirconia stone in the middle. The delicate design can be worn with other stacks of rings or on its own. The made-in-Austin gift idea was even included in a recent roundup from BuzzFeed of things to buy this year! Plus, this dazzler is only $28.

This bracelet features a secret message

Next up is a bracelet made with waxed cord and sterling silver beads ... beads that spell out messages in Morse code! There are over 30 messages from which to choose, with some focusing on specific relationships (like "sister" and "friendship") and others centering around inspirational words (such as "strength," "breathe," and "dream"). This piece is adjustable, comes in a gift box, was suggested up by Bustle, too, and can be snagged for $15 on Amazon.

This necklace adds a personal touch

Personalized gifts are always a hit, such as this Sideways Initial Necklace, with its varying choices of lengths. As pointed out by Parade, the letter could be the first one in the recipient's name, their kid's name, or their last name. Whatever is chosen will look beautiful in either sterling silver, 18K gold, or rose gold and can be purchased for $23 on Etsy, which is full of one-of-a-kind gifts that are handmade by small businesses.